Category Archives : Health Tips

Stand Up

A 2012 Australian study found the more time you spend sitting during the day, the higher your mortality risk soars. And that’s just one of a handful of recent reports linking lots of chair time to serious health risks. The antidote? Stand up. Cutting your sitting time to three hours a day could add years […]

Spine Stretch

  Sit on the floor with your feet wider than your hips, nod your head forward and begin to bend forward by hinging at the hips. Breathe normally. As you go down, draw your chin into your neck. Your hands should not reach past your toes, you’re not aiming to lie on the floor and […]

World Spine Day – Walking and Posture

The World Spine Day is October 16th and the theme for 2016 is Straighten Up and Move. Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect […]

Correct Lifting

Lifting injuries are a common cause of back pain. You can protect yourself against damage with good lifting habits, both at home and in the workplace. When you lift, your spine is put under stress. Twisting or jerking while lifting and carrying can injure the small joints of the spine. The discs which separate the […]

Good Posture 101

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture helps minimise the amount of strain imposed on our muscles, joints, and ligaments while performing our daily activities. So why is proper posture essential to good health and fitness? We bet you already know […]

Why Chiropractic is Beneficial for Pregnant Mums

Pregnancy should be an enjoyable life experience, however, during pregnancy a woman’s body goes through enormous changes. Due to ligament laxity and the shifting of the centre of gravity, mothers to be can develop poor posture and more than 50% of pregnant women experience ‘low back pain’. There are many difficulties that you may experience […]

Curbing Your Expectations – The Chiropractic Way

To make an actual lasting structural and mechanical change takes time. Your entire spine must adapt and compensate for the movement created by a spinal adjustment. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort. This is due to the movement created in the spinal joints by the adjustment where there has been relatively little […]

What Goes Before and After Chiropractic Adjustment

To receive and hold a good adjustment, your spine must be at rest before and during the adjustment. Before every adjustment, we advise that you lie on the adjusting table face down with your arms hanging to the floor to rest your spinal muscles and fan out the vertebrae so they may be adjusted easily. […]

Do’s and Don’ts about Spinal Care

Follow these guidlines during the duration of your chiropractic treatment: Refrain from touching, probing, or rubbing the areas that your chiropractor treats. Refrain from sudden twists or rotating a body part beyond normal limit, especially your neck. Refrain from bending your back or spine in any direction. Refrain from stretching, reaching or any other form […]

Ergonomics and Spinal Care

Your work station must be arranged in a fashion that suits you best and would not cause stress to your body. Extended hours of repetitive work habits and poor posture in an environment that is stressful can cause an ‘overuse injury’. Employing the following steps can aid in minimizing injuries. Be positioned in your workstation […]