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Growing pains – is it a real thing?

by | November 23rd, 2021

Growing up is a natural part of life and is an especially exciting time for children as they grow up to explore and find their place in the world. However, growing should only be painful for the hearts of parents as they watch their little ones develop and become individuals. If your child is experiencing …

How often should you go to the Chiropractor for maintenance care?

by | November 9th, 2021

Generally when people think of going to the Chiropractor, they have either just sustained an injury, are in pain or have tried other modalities and are at their wits end. While Chiropractic care can be an important part of recovery from injury, it can also be beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing. Chiropractic care …

Can Chiropractic Care Help With Spondylolisthesis?

by | October 21st, 2021

What is Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis refers to the forward slippage of one spinal segment – a vertebrae – in relation to the spinal segment immediately below. Approximately 90% of spondylolisthesis cases involve the fifth lumbar vertebrae (also referred to as the L5) being displaced on top of the sacrum. Statistics demonstrate that spondylolisthesis is prevalent in …

How to strengthen your thoracic spine

by | October 6th, 2021

Why is it important to strengthen the thoracic spine? When the thoracic spine is well looked after, exercised and mobile, it is one of the strongest and most structurally important areas of the body. The thoracic spine attaches to the ribs, meaning the entire structure is reinforced on either side by bone. On top of …

Is Chiropractic care suitable for patients with hypermobility?

by | October 5th, 2021

Hypermobility requires a much different approach than what is needed for the problems most people see Chiropractors for. Quite often, people describe being hypermobile in some joints, and stiff in others. Other people are so hypermobile that they lack enough muscle tone to effectively support their joints which can lead to pain. I want to …

Can Chiropractic help with plantar fasciitis?

by | October 3rd, 2021

What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a thick, web-like tissue that is located at the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. It provides support to the arch of your foot and absorbs pressure/shock through your feet as you move every day. When this thick tissue becomes inflamed it …

Can Chiropractic care help with Osteoarthritis?

by | September 29th, 2021

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in Australia. It is a degenerative condition that affects our joints. It is the gradual wearing down of the tissues that make up a joint and can lead to (but isn’t limited to) stiffness, inflammation and consequently, pain.  What makes up a joint? Our joints are made …

Common Running Injuries & How Chiropractic May Help

by | September 1st, 2021

Running and its affect on the body Often, the first goal a lot of people have when they want to increase their fitness levels, get moving or embark on a new fitness journey is get running. Most people only think of the positive impact that running has on the body, but tend to forget about …

Top health tips for FIFO workers

by | August 24th, 2021

Before moving to central Queensland, I didn’t know much about what FIFO work involved and the health implications it could have for many people. After practicing in Yeppoon for the past 19 months and helping hundreds of FIFO workers, I have come across recurrent themes and so wanted to share these and give some tips. …

How can Chiropractic help golfers?

by | August 24th, 2021

Golf is a sport that puts a lot of stress through the torso and low back, often resulting in back pain – but having regular Chiropractic care may be able to help manage and treat back pain. Amateur golfers will swing a driver up to 90 km/hr and PGA pros will swing a driver 193+km/hr …

Can Chiropractic help with TMJ Pain?

by | August 22nd, 2021

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. It is a complex joint of ligaments, muscles, and nerves. There are two TMJ’s on each side of your jaw that moves like a sliding hinge, allowing your jaw to open/close as well as down and forward. 5-12% of the population …

Can Chiropractic care help with leg length inequality?

by | August 5th, 2021

One of the most common things that Chiropractors assess are leg length inequalities. The reason why this assessment is so important is because leg length inequalities actually impact the entire body. There are two forms of leg length inequalities: 1. Anatomical leg length inequality This less common form of leg length inequality is purely due …

How can Chiropractic help truck drivers?

by | July 21st, 2021

One of the most common problems truck drivers at our practice in Geelong come in with is low back pain and neck pain. There are many reasons for this, and I’d like to address a few of them which may help some truckies stay on the road comfortably. Firstly, what conditions commonly affect truck drivers …

How can Chiropractic help with degenerative disc disease?

by | July 20th, 2021

What is degenerative disc disease? Degenerative disc disease is the progressive wearing down of the cartilage discs between each of your vertebrae. Degenerative disc disease becomes more common and prevalent as we age. Some people are more prone to degenerative disc disease than others, and this can depend on your job, physical activity, posture and …

Why can you wake up sore and stiff in the morning?

by | July 16th, 2021

Feeling sore and stiff when you first wake up in the morning is a common issue that can be associated with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. According to the Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that 6.1 million Australians across all ages suffer from arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions. Although common, it’s important …

Posture correctors – what are they? Do they really work?

by | July 16th, 2021

What is poor posture? Poor posture is seen more often than ever in practice as our lives become more sedentary, with more hours spent leaning over computer screens and looking down at our phones. Chiropractors deal with bad posture and the effect it has on the body every day. Ongoing poor posture can lead to …

How can Chiropractic care help improve nervous system function?

by | July 16th, 2021

What is the nervous system? The human nervous system is a complex set of nerves located in the body. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves that come off the spinal column.  What does the nervous system do? The nervous system is responsible for sending messages from the brain …

Can Chiropractic Care Help Teachers?

by | July 10th, 2021

Teaching can be a tough, but rewarding profession. The job itself requires a lot of physical strength due to the prolonged periods of sitting and standing, crouching and bending down to tables made for smaller children, carrying stacks of paper and heavy books, as well as the now added stress of teaching over an online …

The importance of lifting correctly

by | June 8th, 2021

Manual handling makes up 28% of injuries to Victorian workers. Manual handling includes – but is not limited to – lifting, pushing and pulling. Poor lifting technique can lead to a range of injuries, including – Muscle sprains and tears Ligament strains and ruptures Disc injuries Hernias The above injuries occur because poor lifting places added …

How can Chiropractic care help tradies?

by | June 6th, 2021

Having a sore back is NOT part of the job There’s no doubt that being a tradie is tough work. It is a very physically demanding job, thus being able to feel, function and move at your optimum is very important. Optimum feeling, functioning and moving is often not the case for many tradies – …

What are some gentle techniques Chiropractors use?

by | May 1st, 2021

Chiropractors are allied health professionals who are trained to use various care techniques (called adjustments) to assist people with their health and wellness. An adjustment is a specific force applied to an area of the body to improve movement in a joint that is not moving or functioning as well as it should naturally. Sometimes …

Why you should not purposely ‘crack’ or ‘adjust’ yourself

by | April 29th, 2021

Are you someone who ‘cracks’ or ‘pops’ their back, neck or other part of your body on purpose? Today, I will talk about what adjustments are, why you may feel the need to ‘crack’ or ‘adjust’ yourself, why you should not do this, as well as what you can do instead! What is a Chiropractor? …

Common Misconceptions About Chiropractic

by | April 26th, 2021

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding Chiropractic care. If you have ever wondered if Chiropractic care is safe and scientifically backed, then today’s blog post on different misconceptions about Chiropractic is for you! 1. Chiropractors are not legitimate/real doctors Becoming a Chiropractor takes five years of intense university study. In Queensland, you must complete …

What are the best things to do after a Chiropractic appointment?

by | April 17th, 2021

Chiropractors are trained allied health professionals who use various techniques – referred to as adjustments – to care for patients’ symptoms and overall health. People receive Chiropractic care to prioritise their health, wellbeing and ensure they can function optimally and live life to their fullest potential free from pain and suffering. What is the purpose …

Why may a Chiropractor send you for an x-ray?

by | April 2nd, 2021

Video transcript  Dr. Mymy (Chiropractor) and Dr. Beau (Chiropractor) from Total Health Chiropractic Bell Park answer a couple of questions that are commonly asked in practice – why may a Chiropractor send you for an x-ray? What are they looking for? Beau: We don’t send everyone for x-rays – it depends whether we think it …

What should you look for in a Chiropractor?

by | March 31st, 2021

What is a Chiropractor? A Chiropractor is a health practitioner that focuses on caring for the nervous system (which is made up of the brain, spine and the nerves that exit the spine), as well as conditions of the musculoskeletal system (made up of muscles and joints). They are primary healthcare practitioners which means they …

Common sporting injuries and how Chiropractic may help

by | March 3rd, 2021

Regular Chiropractic care may help people who have been injured during physical activity – whether it’s a chronic issue, an overuse type of injury or an acute injury. This is because Chiropractic adjustments may help reduce inflammation, get movement back into the spine and affected joints, as well as assist with rehabilitation to greatly reduce …

Commonly asked questions about Chiropractic and pregnancy!

by | March 3rd, 2021

Dr. Jess (Chiropractor) from Total Health Chiropractic Yeppoon answers some commonly asked questions about pregnancy and Chiropractic! Watch the video above, or read through the video transcription below! What does a Chiropractor do for a pregnant woman during pregnancy? This does vary a lot depending on the person, but some of the reasons that people …

Can a Chiropractor help with scoliosis?

by | February 20th, 2021

Scoliosis has long been a misunderstood or feared problem. Many people picture a mangled or twisted spine that leaves the person disfigured or stooped over like the hunchback of Notre Dame. First let’s talk about what scoliosis is and the different types, then how it may be helped. What is scoliosis? There are two concepts …

Can A Chiropractor Help With Whiplash Injuries?

by | February 18th, 2021

How do whiplash injuries occur? Whiplash injuries are most commonly sustained during car accidents, often occurring when your car is struck from behind. When a car strikes yours from behind, your head immediately pushes back into the headrest. Your body is rocked forward as you either slam on the break or collide with the car …

Should I see a Chiro, Physio or Osteo?

by | November 19th, 2020

‘Should I see a Chiro, Physio or Osteo?’ is a question that is asked a lot! In this blog post, we will cover what each of these professions are, what conditions they see, what qualifications are completed and which allied health professional you should see.  Chiropractor Chiropractors are allied health professionals who see patients that …

What Are The Signs That I Should See A Chiropractor?

by | October 26th, 2020

There are many different signs that indicate it may be suitable to come in and see a Chiropractor. This post will identify some of the most common signs and how Chiropractic care may help. What are some of the common signs? There are many different symptoms that people can experience before seeing a Chiropractor.  Here …