Bulletproof Backs – Part Three: How to Strengthen Oblique Muscles

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How to Strengthen Oblique Muscles for a Stronger Core and Spine Although most people know the best way to protect their spine is to maintain a strong core, a lot of people simply forget to train and strengthen their oblique muscles. Their focus seems to be on the superficial core muscle or rectus abdominis muscle rather than their lateral stabilisers … Read More

Bulletproof Backs – Part Two: How to Strengthen Your Core the Right Way

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How to Strengthen Your Core the Right Way Reduce back pain and injury using my simple tips to strengthen your core! Good abdominal strength is a vital part of creating a bulletproof back. The deep layer of your core or transverse abdominals (TA) is a very strong muscle and directly supports your lumbar spine. If the TA isn’t strong or … Read More

How to Avoid Back Strain During Your Spring Clean

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Do you experience back strain when you’re cleaning? Whether you’re doing a little (or a lot of) spring cleaning, getting the house ready for Christmas or the usual weekly chores, it is important to always clean with your spine in mind. In 2015, 3.7 million Australians experienced lower back pain, which can be caused by a number of factors, including … Read More

5 Ways to Get a Healthy Spine

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With half of Australians not being physically active and back problems reported as number one globally, Australians of all ages are putting their spinal health and wellbeing at risk.  To combat this epidemic, people of all ages are encouraged to keep their spines active. This initiative aims to highlight the importance of physical activity, movement and exercise for maintaining spinal … Read More

Are Your Tight Calves Caused by Core Weakness?

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Do You Suffer from Tight Calves? Tight calves and shin splints can be very frustrating for active people. It is a problem I see a lot of in my chiropractic clinic. I often see patients who have chronically tight calves and calf muscles that will frequently tear with exercise. These patients have often tried everything to get their claves to … Read More

Posture Tips: The 3 Ps

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In our often busy lives, it can be hard to remember that our health and wellbeing should take priority. This can include getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising and maintaining proper posture. Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. When your posture is poor this can increase pressure on … Read More

You Don’t Need the Gym to Stay Healthy – Here Are the Benefits of Walking!

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An active spine is a healthy spine. This is important at any age. The Department of Health recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. Activities such as surfing, soccer and strength training in the gym can have great benefits to your overall mental and physical health. According to the Australian Institute of Health … Read More

The Best Sleeping Positions for Your Spine

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We know we could all definitely get more sleep in our lives. Sleeping is important for our bodies to heal, rest and be ready for the day ahead. But did you know that your sleeping positions could be doing more harm than good?  According to the National Centre on Sleep, humans spend 33% of their lives sleeping, that’s one-third of … Read More