Chiro Can Help With Australia’s Back Problems

CHIRO CAN HELP WITH AUSTRALIA’S BACK PROBLEMS-blog

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

4 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR SPINE

How many times did you think about your spine today? Most of us don’t pay attention to our spinal health, even though we rely on our spine to perform daily tasks like getting out of bed, lifting objects, sitting and standing. Back pain is the biggest single cause of disability in the world[1] and Australians of all ages are suffering … Read More

Back in the garden

As the weather warms up, many Australians will step outside and give their garden a good ‘spring clean’. Bending over seeding, weeding and watering, the hours can quickly slip by. As you tend to the garden that may have been neglected over the winter, make sure not to neglect your spinal health. More than 3.7 million Australians have back pain … Read More

Is a Weak Core Affecting Your Breathing?

Did you know that the strength of your core can affect your breathing? Most people don’t know that there is a strong connection between the core and the diaphragm (the main muscle involved in breathing). Your TVA or transverse abdominals run all the way up to the ribs and have a fascial connection to the diaphragm. Because of this close … Read More

The Pros and Cons of HIIT Training Gyms

By now, you are all likely to have a HIIT Training gym in your neighborhood or at least seen one in passing. HIIT Training is the latest fitness craze to hit Australia. The workouts are fun, high-intensity interval sessions which include a range of weight and cardio stations. It is similar to Crossfit in that there are set workouts that … Read More