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

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

Glutes Part 2: Muscles That Are Impacted by a Weak Gluteus Maximus

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Glutes Part 2: Muscles That Are Impacted by a Weak Gluteus Maximus As I wrote about previously, the gluteus maximus has a tendency to become inhibited. Any time a muscle starts to fire less, other muscles have to work harder to make up for the loss of power in the first muscle. This is true for all muscles of the … Read More

Why Does Everyone Have Weak Glutes & What Can You Do About It?

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Why Does Everyone Have Weak Glutes & What Can You Do About It? A common problem I encounter with my patients is weakness or inhibition of the large glute max (gluteus maximum) muscle. The glute max is the most powerful muscle in the body, used to create power and propulsion during the gait cycle. It also provides stability to the … Read More

Should I See a Female Chiropractor?

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Should I See a Female Chiropractor? We understand that looking for a new chiropractor can be a difficult decision. You want to find someone who makes you feel comfortable and works in a way that your body responds well to. A lot of people also make the decision about which chiropractor to go based on if they are most comfortable … Read More

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