What can I do between my treatments?

Shaun Evans General Health, Lifestyle Health

As Chiropractor’s, we are often asked Ultimately, movement of our spine and limbs is key. Decrease our time spent sitting (often in front of screens such as TV, our phones or computers) and increase our time spent moving! Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2019 shows that up to 90% of us will suffer with some form of …

Healthy Children and School Bag Weight

Cheyne Child Care, Lifestyle Health

A concerned Mum recently asked me, “how heavy should children’s school bags should be?” Caring Mother It’s a great question! You may also be wondering how school bags impact on your child’s health. When your child’s bag is too heavy, it can cause back pain, changes to the natural curves of the spine, rounded shoulders, muscle strain and/or fatigue. Ideally, …

World Spine Day – Get Spine Active!

Cheyne 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 …

Looking After your Spine in Winter

Cheyne 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 …

5 Tips to Help Winter Back Pain

Cheyne 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 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 …