Back Cracking

Is Back Cracking Safe? When you visit a chiropractor you may receive an adjustment to your spine that results in your back cracking, which causes a clicking or popping noise. Many people are interested to know what causes this noise during a chiropractic adjustment. The popping noise is completely normal and completely safe. When some people begin seeing a chiropractor … Read More

Do You Get Lower Back Pain When You Exercise?

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A common complaint I come across is people experiencing lower back pain mainly when they exercise. For example, patients state that the experience lower back pain when lifting a dumbbell off the weights rack or they get sore after running on the treadmill but when they do lower impact activities like walking or sitting they don’t have any pain. This … Read More

What is the Difference Between a Chiropractor and Physiotherapist?

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I often get asked what is the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists and it is certainly a good question. Chiropractors and physios will often treat similar injuries but use quite different approaches. Obviously, it is difficult to generalise how all chiropractors and physios treat the body as each practitioner will have their own unique set of skills and treatment techniques. … Read More

What Is Sciatica & How Can You Get Sciatica Relief?

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What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a common condition with some experts predicting that up to 40% of people will experience it at some point in their life. Sciatica is the name given to any condition that causes irritation of the long sciatic nerve that runs down the back of your leg. When this nerve becomes inflamed or impinged, a range … Read More

Good Questions To Ask a Chiropractor (AKA Chiropractic FAQS)

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Chiropractic care is not a one size fits all healthcare option. Chiropractors carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly. By using a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal and chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy and low-force intervention, chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to spinal healthcare. Here are some good questions to ask a chiropractor – … Read More

Standing Desk Posture Tips

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Standing desks are all the rage at the moment and for good reason. They allow office workers an opportunity to stand during their 9-5 work day and prevent areas of tension associated with long hours of sitting from building up. Many people notice an immediate reduction in back and neck pain when correctly implementing a standing desk at their work … Read More

Health Tips for Athletes – Look After Your Spine This Winter Sports Season

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Australia is famous for its sun, surf and sand, but many would argue that the real ‘Australia’ comes out in Autumn, when the footy season starts. Aussie rules, rugby league, soccer and netball take over the lives of many families for the cooler months, sparking a passionate warmth in our hearts. Whether you’re a weekend player or a pro, these … Read More

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!

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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