Review: TRX Training

About 3 years ago I discovered some TRX suspension straps in my gym. I had never used them before and wasn’t really sure how to incorporate them into my training. At the time I was really into CrossFit and weight lifting so I didn’t think that TRX training would be tough enough for me. Turns out I was wrong!!! The … Read More

High Intensity Interval Training vs Chronic Cardio

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is very popular right now and for good reason. HIIT training is a different way to structure cardio sessions. Rather than going for a long slow run/bike or swim these are shorter sessions with a combination of short, intense sprints followed by recovery periods. This type of training gets away from the traditional long, slow … Read More

Should I do Yoga or Pilates?

A common question I get asked from my chiropractic patients is if yoga or pilates is the right form of exercise for them. This is a really good question and I think that a lot of people don’t understand the differences between them. In general most people can benefit from both yoga and pilates but if you are wanting to … Read More

Are you an Active Couch Potato?

Do you go to the gym or put on your running shoes and head out for a jog most days of the week but still end up sitting all day at work? If this sounds like you then you might just fall into the category of an ‘Active Couch Potato’. An active couch potato dedicates time to exercise but is … Read More

Easy ways to prevent “Tech Neck”

‘Tech neck’ is a new term used to describe neck pain or injuries caused from looking at computer screens, smart phones or tablets for too long. With the structure of our days now involving so much time spent on screens this is becoming very common. Looking down at screens for too long puts pressure on the joints of the spine … Read More

Tips to Create Happy Shoulders

The shoulders, like all joints require optimal strength and positioning to function properly. Unfortunately lots of time spent in front of desks and computers does the shoulders no favours. It is very common to see people with very short tight pecs and internal rotators as well as over active upper trapezius fibres while the lower trapezius fibres are weak and … Read More

3 Great Stretches for Office Workers

  Here are my top stretches for office workers or anyone who is sitting and doing a lot of computer work. These three stretches can help prevent muscle tightness and soreness as well as assisting with maintaining a good posture. A lot of my patients get given these stretches as homework. 1. Pec Stretch– This stretch is a great way … Read More

Don’t forget to train your obliques!

It is common knowledge that we need to keep our core strong in order to protect our spines however a lot of people seem to focus on the superficial core layer, rectus abdominis (RA) and forget about the lateral stabilisers, the internal and external obliques! The external oblique is a superficial muscle and is visible running from ribs to the front … Read More

Tips to Alleviate Low Back Pain

Back pain can be difficult, painful and debilitating. More than 70% of back pain comes from a lumbar facet joint, the sacroiliac joint or a lumbar disc injury. If the correct cause of the back injury isn’t treated you will likely only receive temporary relief from the pain. Tips for helping with Back Pain Get a good diagnosis- Getting the … Read More

Bullet Proof Lifting Technique

As a chiropractor I see a lot of patients coming into my practice with low back injuries from poor lifting technique or lifting something that they simply didn’t have the strength to lift. The lumbar spine is especially vulnerable to injury in a flexed position or when exposed to heavy loads. If you are in a job that requires a … Read More