What is a Muscle Strain or Tear?

With the recent completion of the Gold Coast Commonwealth games, it seems a good time to talk about muscle injuries. Muscle strains and tears don’t only effect elite athletes, they more often effect regular people like you and I. This can be whether you’re physically active or not, even with good nutrition and/or exercise. They may occur from sports injuries …

Arthritis and Chiropractic Treatment

Arthritis can cause joints to be inflamed which can lead to stiffness, pain, misshapen joints and loss of joint function. It can affect most joints in the body including the spine, hands, hips, knees and ankles. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of arthritis and how Chiropractic treatment can help! Click here to book a consultationTypes of …

Kids Muscle and Mobility

Now that school is nearly started for the year, let’s chat about why good muscle control and development are important for your child to achieve they potential for the school year and life in general! Cheyne ThompsonClick here to book a consultationIn the ClassroomGood muscle strength and control helps your child achieve their best in the classroom and the playground. …

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The Dangers of Prolonged Rest For People With Lower Back Pain

If you’re like most people, all you want to do is sit or lie down after the onset of lower back pain. In some cases, it may be a good idea to rest for a day or two—but read on to learn more about the dangers of prolonged rest for people with lower back pain. In part, your excessive weight …

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Using Ice to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Once you have seen your chiropractor or health professional for an assessment of the cause of your spinal pain, you may be directed to use ice or cold packs to reduce the pain whilst your body goes about healing. Cold packs can be used to alleviate low back pain symptoms by: Cold packs can usually be purchased at your chiropractor’s …

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The Good Gardening Posture Guide

We know gardening is a healthy and wonderful hobby. We also know that gardening, as an outdoor activity, can yield dividends for more than just dinner time! It is a great way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle as long as you are appropriately equipped with the knowledge to maintain the upkeep of your body as well as …

Maintaining Youth and Good Balance

When you can do this without wobbling, you could try doing the same thing with your head turned to the left for 30 seconds (repeat for both legs), then the head turned to the right. The next stage is to close your eyes and stand on one leg (again repeat for both legs). Try having your head in a neutral …

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Woman and Back Pain

Women seem to suffer from chronic back pain more frequently than men. Spinal Health Week is an initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia and in May 2017 focusses on Chronic Back Pain. Chronic pain often involves the low back or Lumbar Spine. The Lumbar spine is frequently involved with low back pain issues. Women seem to have the following …

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Why Does Walking Help My Lower Back Pain?

Many chiropractors recommend their patients walk to help prevent and rehabilitate lower back pain, and to maintain good health. So why is walking good for you?Walking for 30-40 minutes most days of the week can help you to maintain your day-to-day functional capabilitiesFunctionWalking is one of the things that makes Humans different to other animals. We are meant to do …