Chiro Advice- Pros and Cons to Standing Desks

Standing desks are becoming very popular in offices around the city. From a chiropractic perspective I certainly prefer them to traditional desks for a number of reasons. By now most people are well aware of the damage that long hours of sitting can do to our bodies and standing desks offer a number of health benefits. Pros- Our bodies really … Read More

Training Tip- 5 reasons to try yoga

Whether you are an endurance athlete, weight lifter or simply looking to improve your health and fitness routine I highly recommend trying yoga. As a chiropractor I believe that yoga is not only fantastic for the spine and body but also the mind as well. Here are 5 great reasons to give yoga a try! Yoga offers a focused time … Read More

Have you got grumpy hamstrings?

Did you know that there are three muscles that form the hamstring muscle group? The semimembranosus and semitendinosus attach to the medial (inside) area of the knee and the bicep femoris attaches to the outside of the knee. All three muscles attach into the sitting bone. The hamstring functions to extend the hip and flex the knee. Signs that your … Read More

Training Tip- Plank Variations for Core Strength

One of the best exercises you can do to strengthen your core is the basic plank. Having a strong core is very important to support your lower back, hips and pelvis. If its been a while since you’ve done much training especially weight based training you might find your lower back can get a bit sore with certain movements which … Read More

Posture Tip: How to avoid rounded shoulders

Sitting, computer work and excess screen time are significant factors in developing an unattractive rounded shoulder posture. Several muscles are prone to developing trigger points and shortening when you stand or sit with your head and neck bent forward for long periods of time. The posterior neck muscles and the pecs start to shorten and get tight and sore. This … Read More

Are you Over Training your Abs?

There is no doubt that people are crazy about abs these days! Magazines, diets and workout programmes all emphasise the good old six pack. Unfortunately like any muscle in the body you can over train the abdominals, especially the superficial rectus abdominis muscle. Constantly flexing the abs with sit ups and crunches can have an effect on how the rest … Read More

Chiropractor in Brisbane CBD

Dr Miki Humphrey is a qualified Chiropractor in Brisbane CBD. Miki established her Brisbane CBD Chiropractic Clinic with the aim of helping Brisbane City workers look after their bodies. Miki’s passion is helping people through chiropractic, exercise and healthy lifestyle. This approach to healing and health assists her patients to function at their best in a natural and holistic way. … Read More

CrossFit.. A Chiropractors Perspective

CrossFit is a popular exercise trend that seems to be here to stay. Because of its rapid rise in popularity and unique training methods it has attracted a lot of both good and bad publicity. Generally speaking the medical profession and musculoskeletal therapists tend to warn against CrossFit and there is good reason for that as there is a definite … Read More

Q and A with A Brisbane Personal Trainer Ritchie

Q: How long have you been a PT at Elizabeth Street Fitness First? A: I started here at Elizabeth street when the club opened just over 4 years ago now. Q: What is your training philosophy? A: My training philosophy would be “Train With Purpose” identify what exactly it is that you want to achieve from your body and train … Read More

How to get stronger glutes with Barefoot Training

Did you know that strengthening the small muscles of the feet can lead to a 200% increase in the speed of glute contraction? I did a very interesting course with the Evidence Based Fitness Academy at the start of the year and learnt some great tips for strengthening the feet to help increase glute and core activation. Increased contraction of … Read More