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  • How to improve your posture

    Sit up straight! This common request may have been how you first heard about posture, the way you hold your body. Posture isn’t just about how you look. How you position yourself can help or hurt your health over your lifetime. Posture is not only about how well you  sit, but how well you move […]

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  • How to lift to avoid injury

    Approximately 3.7 million Australians have back issues, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014-15 National Health Survey. Furthermore, it is estimated that between 70% and 90% of the population will have lower back pain at some point during their lifetime. One of the ways to protect your back and prevent injury is to use […]

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  • Golf and Chiropractic

    Golf and chiropractic are a natural fit. For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. But now golfers everywhere are beginning to realize the benefits of having regular chiropractic treatment to treat their golf back pain. Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up […]

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  • Do you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an extremely painful condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. Over time this can lead to destruction of joint surfaces and cartilage, meaning hands and feet become disfigured, difficult to use and ever more painful. There is no cure, and treatment is focussed around controlling symptoms and trying to […]

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  • Technology and Children 

    Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. As a result of this increased usage, Chiropractors are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy computing behaviours, which ...

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  • The headache that’s actually a pain in the neck

    Most people think of a headache and see it as a sore head and nothing more. While it can feel like the pain originates in your head, it might actually stem from somewhere else. Headache pain is “extremely common” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). In fact, as many as one in every 20 […]

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  • What could be causing my shoulder pain?

    About one in ten people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Your shoulder is actually made up of several joints, tendons and muscles. It is only through the combination of these that the shoulder can allow the arm such a wide range of motion. However the  price of mobility is instability […]

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  • Paracetamol ineffective in reducing lower back pain

    For a number of  years,  a  general practitioner’s most common approach to treating spinal pain was with acetaminophen – better known as paracetamol. However, a recent review states there is ‘high quality’ evidence it is not all that effective. In 2014 and 2015, 16 percent of the Australian population had back problems. A trip to the […]

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  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The 2 sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If 1 side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the area. Pain is often made worse with walking […]

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  • Acute Low Back Pain

    Acute Low Back Pain  The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with […]

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