Category Archives : Health Tips

Getting Motivated To Achieve Your Health Goals

The new year has arrived and with that comes a time to renew, reset and re-energise so that you can start working on achieving everything you are wanting to realize this year.  Goals and desires vary greatly from person to person but no matter how big or small those goals are, in order to achieve […]

Ice & Heat Applications

Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory. Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of your problem.  (See below for application) Whenever you experience swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually […]

Workstation Setup

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help tominimise such injuries. Important points to note : Site in front of your workstation such […]

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall, is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are […]

Headaches

This month we focus on what has become a growing problem for our patients – headaches (HA). 90% of all HA are primary HA, usually appearing between the ages of 20 – 40 years old. The most common types of primary HA are migraines and tension-type HA (as printed in the textbook “Evaluation & Management […]

Sciatica

Chiropractors regularly treat sciatica and can have terrific results. Sciatica is the Latin word for “Pain down the back of the leg” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. See Back Pain. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back […]

Posture

What is good posture? Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on our muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily activities. If you want an example of good posture, just look at […]

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. They fracture more easily than normal bone. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 in Australia will have a fracture due to osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? […]

Neck Pain

If you are one of the many Australians that suffers with neck pain, you will be pleased to know that Chiropractic and/or Massage Therapy can help. One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some time in our life. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck […]