World Spine Day – Get Spine Active!

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health

World Spine Day (a Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health initiative) is held on 16th October every year. Every year people join in to empower and raise awareness of spinal disorders and caring for your spine. Worldwide, back problems are rated as the number one health issue. 50% of Australians are not active enough, which puts your spinal health at risk. The …

Brexting, Bracebooking, or Brinstagramming?

Cheyne Thompson postnatal

I’m showing my age now, but when my children were babies, none of these existed! I know life is busy now, and we all like to keep in touch with friends, family and the world in general, when we can squeeze these opportunities into our busy lives. What impact are Brexting, Bracebooking and Brinstagramming having on you and your baby? …

Looking After your Spine in Winter

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health

As we approach the end of winter, here are some tips to keep your spine mobile. We often can become more sedentary in the cooler months. This can affect your spine and posture.  We often take these cooler months as an opportunity to curl up on the couch and binge on Netflix, read or nap. When you sit with poor …

Questions About Chiropractic

Cheyne Thompson General Health

Chiropractic is a hands-on, drug-free way to help with spinal health. Chiropractors use a range of non-surgical treatments, including low-force, manual therapy and specific spinal adjustments. They assess every individual to choose a tailor-made care plan to suit each patient. Read more about how Chiropractic works below. Chiropractors skilfully apply a specific force in a precise direction to a joint …

5 Tips to Help Winter Back Pain

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health

Are you enjoying the cooler weather after our long summer this year? What a change! It has been quite chilly for us Queenslanders! The colder weather can cause some people to have back pain, though. Why is this? It can be caused by tightening of the ligaments, muscles and tendons that irritate the nerve roots leaving from the spine. If …

Ergonomics and How It Helps My Back

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health, Workplace Pain

Lots of office workers would have heard of Ergonomics, but what does it mean? It promotes muscle/joint health and helps prevents injuries, considering an individual’s current limitations (eg height, back pain and function, previous injuries etc). Ergonomics makes sure that the design of spaces and products suit the person using them and is suitable for that person’s requirements. It is …

Spine Problems

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Joint Injury

Most of us take our spines for granted unless they aren’t working well and cause us pain, stiffness or lack of mobility. We use them all the time, from getting out of bed, lifting things, bending, sitting standing, working and for fun after work. The biggest cause of disability in the world is back pain. People of all ages have …