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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 …