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 …

Arthritis and Chiropractic Treatment

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

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! If you think you may have Osteoarthritic …

Kids Muscle and Mobility

Cheyne Thompson Child Care, Lifestyle Health

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! The skills we learn as babies and children set us up to learn even more complex tasks as adults. As the saying goes, “you need …