With Easter just around the corner and the weather getting cooler it is the perfect time of year to get outside and into the garden. Here are a few tips from the Chiropractors Association of Australia for how to maintain good posture when working in the garden. Gardening isn’t exactly an extreme sport, but while you might not need a … Read More

Chiropractor Tips: Preventing jaw pain

As a chiropractor I see a lot of people coming in for chiropractic appointments due to pain in their jaw or neck pain and headaches which are linked with jaw tension. TMJD or jaw dysfunction is surprisingly common and can cause a number of issues in the neck and jaw region such as acute jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, jaw … Read More

Chiropractic Tip- Benefits of remedial massage therapy

Remedial massage therapy is a popular treatment modality that focuses on removing muscle tension, trigger points and reducing musculoskeletal pain. It is generally considered part of complimentary or alternative medicine. Good remedial massage works extremely well in conjunction with chiropractic care as chiropractic adjustments will correct any misalignments in the joints of the spine, pelvis and extremity joints while remedial … Read More

Are your headaches caused by sternocleidomastoid trigger points?

The sternocleidomastoid or SCM is a large muscle that runs down the front of the neck. This muscle is prone to developing trigger points that can cause a number of symptoms including headaches and migraines. The SCM has two divisions that run from the base of the skull and attach into the sternum and clavicle. This muscle is responsible for … Read More

Runners knee- Signs you have a tight IT Band

The Iliotibial band or ITB is a thick fascia which runs from the tensor fascia latae muscle in the hip to its distal connection into the lateral knee. Inflammation and pain at the outer knee is a common complaint in runners and often overuse of the ITB can be the cause. Common signs of ITB syndrome include pain and swelling … 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

Q and A with Fitness First Elizabeth Street PT Rob Simms-Reeve

I have teamed up with a great personal trainer this week, Rob Simms- Reeve from Fitness First Elizabeth Street to give some great health and training tips. I love that my chiropractic practice is based from this gym as I have access to some amazing health professionals and we can work together as a team to help our clients move … Read More

Chiropractic Office Review: Hot Seating

I have noticed an interesting new trend in workplaces recently. A concept known as hot seating is becoming more common in offices in the city. The concept of hot seating is that rather than having a set desk and office space, office workers move work space on a daily basis. While this may work from an HR perspective and make … Read More

Gentle Chiropractic Treatment using Activator Methods

Most chiropractors are trained in a number of different chiropractic techniques in order to help a wide range of patients. Most people associate chiropractic adjustments with manual spinal manipulations but there are also more gentle techniques that chiropractors can use to adjust the spine and other joints of the body. The activator chiropractic technique is what we call a low … 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