Dry Needling vs Acupuncture – What’s the Difference?

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Acupuncture and dry needling are techniques used by allied health professionals. They involve inserting a very fine needle into various points in the body. While the technique of using a needle into the body is similar in each technique they actually have very different philosophies and outcomes. So, here we go – dry needling vs acupuncture: Acupuncture Acupuncture has been … Read More

OFFICE JOB? PROPER POSTURE TAKES PRACTICE!

If you are one of the 50%[1] of Australians that sit at an office desk from 9am – 5pm (or some variation of that) then you are probably guilty of sitting in that same position for most of the day, often unaware of the potential effects of poor posture on your spine. Between sitting at home on the couch, on the … Read More

Weak Pelvic Floor – Should You Be Doing Kegel Exercises?

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The Kegel exercise is an important part of the the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor has an important role in working with the other intrinsic core muscles in creating intra-abdominal pressure. What Is an Overactive/Underactive Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor can be either overactive or underactive. Weakness in the pelvic floor is associated with lower back pain, incontinence or constipation. … Read More

What You Need to Know About the Intrinsic Core

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What Is the Intrinsic Core? Did you know that your core is actually made up of 5 muscles? The core is a hot topic and an area that a lot of people spend a lot of time and energy training but often the true intrinsic core muscles are left out or ignored in favour of the more superficial muscles that … Read More

How To Avoid Back Pain At The Beach This Australia Day

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Australia day is just around the corner and heading to the beach for the day or long weekend is a popular choice for Queenslanders. Ending up with back pain while at the beach or after a day at the beach is never fun – so here are a few tips to help you avoid back pain and prevent any unwanted … Read More

Chiro Can Help With Australia’s Back Problems

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More than 3.7 million Australians have back pain or similar problems according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) two-yearly report card, Australia’s Health 2018.1 While 16% of Australians had back problems and pain in 2014–15, this gets even worse, rising to 26%, if you are over 55 years old. With around 70-90% of Australians suffering from lower back problems in … Read More

Is Your Breathing Causing Bad Posture? Here’s the Key to Proper Breathing

Is Your Breathing Causing Bad Posture? Here’s the Key to Proper Breathing When we breathe, we should use a combination of both our chest, abdomen and ribs to fill our lungs. Due to long hours of sitting, we now often see people who have a dominance towards chest breathing. While this obviously isn’t great for breathing patterns, it also isn’t … Read More

Piriformis Syndrome – Lower Back Pain, Sciatica and Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Piriformis Syndrome – Lower Back Pain, Sciatica and Sacroiliac Joint Pain The piriformis is a small muscle that runs from the sacrum to the hip joint. The sciatic nerve passes under it so when the piriformis starts to become tight or overworked you may experience symptoms such as hip pain, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatica. Problems with the piriformis are … Read More

Popliteus- The tiny muscle of knee pain

The popliteus is a tiny muscle in the back of the knee that runs from the outside of the femur to the tibia or shin bone. It has a couple of different functions but its main one it to unlock the knee from a fully extended position. Due to its position in the back of the knee it also gives … Read More

Chiro tips for spring cleaning Summer is on its way! The weather’s getting warmer, flowers are blooming and what better way to celebrate the start of the season than with a little bit of spring cleaning! Whether it’s the dreaded weekly housework or a big clean out, aches, pains and strains on our spine can easily occur from these basic … Read More