If you're frequently suffering from lower back pain and often visit a chiropractor, you may be lacking in muscular strength in the stabilisation muscles that support the spine and upper body. Whilst normally associated with lower body training, the squat is a fantastic exercise for building core strength whilst promoting good posture. So you can actually make your back stronger whilst simultaneously training your legs just through abdominal contraction and an offset centre of gravity.
27 October 2016
A sprained ankle can at times take longer to heal than you would expect. However, you can make the healing process less painful and quicker if you massage your sprained ankle appropriately. The tips below can help you know when and how to massage your sprained ankle to quicken the healing process and lessen the discomfort. Get Your Ankle Checked Getting your injured ankle checked first before massaging it is vital because you can do more harm than good if you massage your ankle for the wrong reasons.
16 September 2016
In an age where children spend so much time looking at screens, you may be concerned about the mental impact of such activities. However, have you thought about the physical impact? An increasing number of children are suffering from physical injuries relating to excessive technology use. From repetitive strain injuries to neck pain (or tech neck), the adverse impact of computer equipment use is becoming increasingly apparent. Read on for ways to ensure your kids don't have to visit a children's chiropractor anytime soon.
14 September 2016
Military training within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) can be challenging and difficult. Being in peak physical condition not only allows you to operate more effectively in a variety of different environments, it also helps you to better deal with stress and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. However, due to the nature of military activities such as long distance runs with heavy rucksacks, many people can suffer from back pain and joint pain, partially because of muscle imbalances, poorly packed rucksacks and inadequate stretching.
30 August 2016
Toddlers are funny creatures. One minute they are trying to assert their independence by insisting on doing everything themselves, and the next minute their arms are stretched upwards demanding to be carried. The toddler years can be very tough on a mum's back due to the extra bending and lifting of a heavy weight (your toddler). There are a number of ways, however, that you can keep the pain levels from soaring out of control.
6 April 2016
GPs typically offer painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication to treat the symptoms associated with neck pain such as stiffness, but medication tends to just mask the symptoms and comes with a range of unpleasant side effects. There are a number of alternative treatments that can release trapped nerves in your neck, loosen muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation to the area. If you'd like to treat your neck pain without drugs, consider these three alternative treatments:
14 August 2015
Neck pain is a common complaint that can affect the range of movement in your head and your concentration levels, but GPs can usually only suggest you take painkillers and press on with your busy life. Painkillers simply mask the pain and don't treat the cause of your neck pain, so what's the alternative? Chiropractic treatment takes a natural approach to healing and has been shown to be effective at treating neck pain.
12 May 2015