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Understanding pain – what is your body trying to tell you?

Pain is mainly caused by injury or disease which protects us by telling us something is wrong. It comes in two forms: acute pain, which is severe and short-lived, and chronic pain, which is less intense but is experienced over a long period, sometimes permanently. There are three types of acute pain: somatic pain, which […]

Osteoporosis. What you can do to help prevent it.

When you’re a child, it’s not uncommon to receive a bone fracture from falling off the jungle gym or your bicycle. As you age however, it’s more common for it to be related to a bone-weakening disease known as osteoporosis. But does it have to be? Even though osteoporotic fractures in Australians over 60 are […]

Gardening Habits to Help Prevent Back Pain

When the warmer weather hits, the plants in your garden can take off like they’ve got somewhere better to be. When it comes time to get it under control and remove those pesky weeds, it might prove helpful to treat your body like it’s about to undertake an intense training session. Weeding might not seem […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ...

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 […]

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 […]