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 …

Exercising When Pregnant – The Ins and Outs

Fiona Couchman postnatal, prenatal

Daily exercise and movement in our lives is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. There is an enormous amount of research that can be accessed so easily on the internet to validate this fact, which makes exercise and movement in pregnancy vital and just as important. Every pregnancy is so very different in how the woman feels in …

Injury Treatment

What is K tape?

Fiona Couchman Joint Injury, Sports Injury

By now, everyone has probably seen or wondered what the colourful tape is on their favourite sports stars? Adorned on shoulders, knees, thighs and forearms, the colourful tape is not just for looks, it serves as a functional stabiliser for joints and aids in the recovery of muscle strains or tears. The stretchy nature of the tape allows the tissue …

pregnancy pain

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Fiona Couchman postnatal, prenatal

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to manage musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy (1). The structural biomechanics of a pregnant woman’s spine changes so much throughout the trimesters, to accommodate the growth and delivery of the baby, it makes sense to get yourself checked out by a chiropractor so you can move better and feel better. Clinically I find …

What is a Muscle Strain or Tear?

Cheyne Thompson General Health, Lifestyle Health, Sports Injury

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 …