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A Chiropractor’s Top Tips For Hikers

by | July 24th, 2023

Hiking is a popular outdoor activity that involves walking on trails or paths in natural environments such as forests, mountains, or national parks. It offers a range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Hiking is a great way to stay active and improve cardiovascular health, as it involves walking uphill, downhill, and on varied terrain. …

How Your Devices Are Causing You Pain!

by | May 3rd, 2023

As a Chiropractor, I see a lot of patients who experience pain and discomfort in their neck, shoulders, and back. And more often than not, these issues are related to the use of technology devices, such as computers, phones, and TVs. Here’s why your devices might be causing you pain, and what you can do …

Can Chiropractic help with wrist pain?

by | March 9th, 2023

Our wrists and hands are some of the most used joints in the human body. We use them in everything we do. Therefore, wrist pain can have severe effects on even the simplest of tasks. Wrist pain can occur for multiple different reasons including short-term issues such as fractures, impact injuries, pinched nerve and sprains, …

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 …

What are the differences between massage therapy and Chiropractic?

by | February 8th, 2023

The most common question people ask me is: Should I see a Chiropractor or a massage therapist for the pain in my neck, shoulders back and body? Well, this answer can only be answered with another question: Why do our muscles get so tight, to begin with?  Let’s be honest, we all do things that …

4 tips to improve your posture in 2023

by | January 13th, 2023

Unfortunately, poor posture is quite common among Australians and can affect humans of any age. “The complications of poor posture include back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders and a potbelly. Suggestions to improve your posture include regular exercise and stretching, ergonomic furniture and paying attention to the way your body feels” Source: Better …

4 ways poor posture can impact your life!

by | November 23rd, 2022

Posture is a crucial part of our everyday living and impacts how we move, feel and function on an everyday basis. Poor posture can create a large amount of stress on your body, including your joints, muscles and nerves. Poor posture can result in a number of different pains and problems, the most common including:  Lower …

Common tradie injuries and what you can do about them!

by | November 16th, 2022

In Australia tradespeople and labourers are ranked among one of the highest workforces for incidences of workplace/work-related injuries, making up 22.6% (almost a quarter) of professional injuries and 60% of serious injury claims.  Most trades are labour-intensive and can be quite hard on the body, often leading to tradespeople having a few aches and pains …

The Science Behind Pain

by | August 29th, 2022

What is pain? The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as, ‘An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.’ The concept of pain has evolved by identifying that biological, physiological and social factors affect each individual differently. Pain is very subjective, depending on the individual’s prior …

Can Chiropractic Help with IT Band Syndrome?

by | March 23rd, 2022

What is IT Band Syndrome? IT Band Syndrome is a non-traumatic overuse injury that often occurs in patients between 15-50 years old who are active and in particular, do a lot of running or biking. The IT band becomes tight and rubs against the lateral epicondyle of the femur as the knee flexes and extends. …

Can Chiropractic Help With Hip Pain?

by | March 6th, 2022

Hip pain is a widely known type of pain that can be experienced across all age groups across the world and here in Australia. Hip pain may be felt in your lower back, into one or both of your buttocks, on the side of your hip and even into your groin. Hip pain may cause …

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 …

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 help with arthritis?

by | September 29th, 2021

A common question Chiropractors get asked is “can Chiropractic help with my arthritis?”. This can be a difficult question to answer because there are multiple different types of arthritis and they are often managed quite differently.  What is arthritis? Arthritis is most easily described as an inflammation, irritation or degeneration of the joints. There are …

What causes a pinched nerve and can Chiropractic help?

by | September 29th, 2021

A pinched nerve usually refers to a spinal nerve, which is a large nerve exiting the spine through holes between the vertebrae. These nerves are the ones that can cause intense pain from a disc bulge. However, nerves can be pinched at different locations and by different structures in the body. For example, the sciatic …

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 …

Why does pain go away and come back?

by | February 4th, 2021

Have you been experiencing ongoing back pain that has been going away then coming back again? Well this is a common occurrence because your body is compensating and adapting to physical and repetitive stresses.  Patterns of compensation can develop for many reasons. This can be due to previous injuries, daily activities or repetitive stressors, such as …

Household activities that may be causing you pain (and what you can do to avoid it!)

by | February 4th, 2021

Ever wondered why some activities around the home can easily lead to nagging pain that hangs around for far too long? As a Chiropractor, I often see people coming in with aches and pains after doing simple activities like vacuuming, lifting, cleaning, watching TV or sleeping. When performed incorrectly, these activities may actually be setting …

What are the short and long term implications of pain?

by | January 12th, 2021

Are you in pain? Well, I know I am, but that’s because I went to the gym yesterday! This is a simple example of how some pain is normal and expected, while some pain can be because of an underlying problem. Back pain, for example, is not normal or expected. So, how can we tell …