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Do Posture Poles Really Work?

by | October 21st, 2023

In our increasingly sedentary world, concerns about posture-related issues have skyrocketed. With the advent of various posture-correcting devices, the posture pole has emerged as a promising option. But do these seemingly simple tools really live up to the hype? In this blog post, we’ll talk about posture poles, exploring their benefits, potential drawbacks, and whether …

5 Tools You Can Use To Improve Your Posture

by | September 28th, 2023

Your posture is the secret to optimal health and longevity as it brings balance to every system in the body.  Poor posture can have a huge impact on the nervous system. This is something that we Chiropractors at Total Health Chiropractic talk about often. If your posture is less than great, there is an immense …

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 …

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 …

Can poor posture affect the way you breathe?

by | August 3rd, 2022

Normal respiration (breathing) is a very intricate function. Poor posture has a direct link to poor diaphragm mobility, poor chest expansion, and reduced alveolar ventilation, in turn lowering your respiratory capacity.  Our diaphragm is our major muscle for respiration, which separates our lungs and abdomen. When we don’t use our diaphragm, we then have to …

Common Posture Problems & What You Can Do About Them

by | March 16th, 2022

You might remember during your childhood or at school, your parents or teachers telling you to sit up straight or stand tall. Well, we all should have taken this advice a bit more seriously! The way we have been sitting, standing and sleeping throughout our entire lives is a big part of how many of …

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 …

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 …

Life stressors that contribute to poor spinal health

by | July 21st, 2021

In my previous blog post, I spoke about about how Chiropractic care may be able to help improve nervous system function, the importance of good spinal health and how subluxations can develop from day to day stressors. In today’s blog post, I thought I would dive a bit deeper into the concept of life stressors …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

Benefits of deep breathing exercises

by | May 1st, 2021

Deep breathing exercises are a type of exercise that involves contracting the diaphragm with slow, deep breaths in certain repetitions. It is also referred to as Diaphragmatic breathing. It helps to strengthen the diaphragm, lungs and other associated muscles so that you are able to reach full capacity of your breaths. Deep breathing exercises are …

Is it too late to fix your posture?

by | April 9th, 2021

Poor posture is one of the main things we aim to correct in practice. It is so important for optimal overall function of your body! Quite often, patients will tell me they know they have bad posture, but they don’t actually know how it’s affecting their body or why improving their posture is so important. …

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. …

5 tips to improve your driving posture

by | February 17th, 2021

In 2020, is was estimated that the average vehicle travelled 13,301km (approximately36.4km a day) in Australia. If one thing is for certain, it is that we spend a lot of our daily lives in our cars! As many people start returning to school, work and after-hour activities, we spend more time in our cars, travelling …

What is a posture pole and how to use it to improve your posture!

by | February 17th, 2021

To understand what a posture pole is and why we prescribe to it most of our patients, you have to understand what poor posture is and what it’s doing to your body long term.  What is poor posture and what does it do to the body? Bad posture is something I see every day in …

Five tips to improve your posture in 2023

by | December 9th, 2020

Posture is very important to get right. When I reached the third, fourth and fifth years of my Chiropractic study, I began to realise more and more how bad everyone’s posture was! Maybe it was due to people using their phones and computers all the time. Maybe people have struggled with posture since the dawn …

TEXT NECK – Posture Epidemic

by | October 22nd, 2019

Look around where you are now: How many people/co-workers are slouching over their phone? Technology is changing how we hold ourselves, distorting our bodies and ruining our health & posture. The dreaded Text Neck. Our modern technology driven lifestyles have made us dependant on computers, mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices. While they bring …