Do you have jaw pain?

Jaw pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) is a fairly common complaint. The symptoms of jaw dysfunction can range from localised jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, tooth soreness, locking of the jaw and soreness in the jaw and face when eating. People who suffer from chronic jaw pain can have a collection of the above symptoms. There are a number … Read More

What is the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists?

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

Chiro Tip: Chiropractic for hip tension

Been a chiropractor in Brisbane CBD I see people visiting me on a regular basis for a number of posture related issues. A big problem for a lot of office workers is tension in the hips. The problem tends to arise from the fact the large gluteus maximus and medius muscles have a tendency to switch off and stop working … Read More

Chiro Advice- What is Sciatica?

Being a chiropractor I regularly get people who visit my clinic with sciatica. Sciatica is a very general term which describes symptoms associated with compression of the sciatic nerve by some type of problem in the lower back. The symptoms include a burning, tingling or shooting electric shock type pain down the buttock and down the leg or sciatica can … Read More

Swiss Ball Exercises And Lower Back Pain Rehab

The swiss ball or fit ball is often used rehabilitation and prevention of lower back pain. It can be used in rehabilitation of back pain episodes by strengthening the core muscles that help stabilise the spine. The swiss ball adds an element of instability to the training programme which forces the body to recruit and develop strength in the core … Read More

Overcoming Back Pain During Exercise

Back pain during exercise is very common. There are a number of reasons why people experience back pain during exercise including just training too much! The goal of exercise should be to train not over train and pain is an indicator that damage is being done to the body. Don’t ignore pain when training, if you train through pain you … Read More

Spinal Health Week 2016

Spinal Health Week (23-29 May) is just around the corner. This year Spinal Health Week has the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’ and will focus on how people can live and perform better through good spinal function, reducing pain, improving posture and taking care of their health. The Chiropractor’s Association of Australia through Spinal Health Week supports the World Health … Read More

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- 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

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