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Why you should NOT forget to stretch

by | March 7th, 2023

Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of the muscle to allow it to reach its greatest comfortable length. This allows joints to move freely and function at their best. This can reduce pain and tension, as well as relax the body. Moving through various types of stretching can prolong the ability to walk and move for …

Our six top ways to improve range of motion

by | August 3rd, 2022

Range of motion is described by how your body moves. It incorporates both joint and muscle movement and is different for each individual. Range of motion can be subdivided into active and passive range of motion.  Active range of motion is when the individual takes their body through a movement with no outside force, such …

A Chiropractor’s favourite ideas to add movement into your day

by | March 23rd, 2021

Physical activity vs exercise Physical activity refers to ANY movement of the joints and muscles of the body. How does this differ from exercise? Exercise refers to planned, repetitive movement that is for the purpose of maintaining and/or improving fitness.  What are the benefits of movement? We all know movement and physical activity is said …

5 tips to maintain lifelong mobility

by | March 14th, 2021

What is mobility? Mobility is defined as the body’s ability to actively and freely move through a joint’s full range of motion. For each joint in the body and direction of movement, there have been desired ranges established which are usually presented as a degree. Healthcare professionals base an individual’s mobility off of these ranges …

Top Tips To Sit Less And Move More!

by | February 19th, 2021

Just how sedentary is your lifestyle? Throughout recent years of research, the average Australian has been found to be sitting for 10 hours a day. Now, this may not seem like a HUGE amount of time for some people, but let me run some quick numbers by you. There are 24 hours in a day. …

Benefits of walking for spinal health

by | February 18th, 2021

What are the benefits of walking? Walking is a great simple, low impact exercise that you can do daily to help improve your health and overall well-being. There are many benefits for walking daily, including:  Lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes Keeps the joints flexible  May reduce lower back pain May help lose …

Exercises you should NOT do if you have back pain!

by | November 26th, 2020

As Chiropractors, we often get asked – “what exercises should I avoid with back pain?”. This is a great (and important) question to ask as many people who experience back pain go straight to strengthening their back in an attempt to fix it. Going straight to strengthening the back can be a problem for a …

Exercise – What is your WHY

by | October 19th, 2019

The number one consideration with exercise – WHY. This is the idea behind this article to give you a better understanding of what is your why. What is exercise? Exercise is activity that you exert physical effort. It is undertaken for a variety of reasons, to either look, feel or function better. Exercises are commonly …