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

Do you have pain between the shoulder blades?

Pain between the shoulder blades is a common complaint. There are a number of possible causes for tension in this area but a common trouble maker is the rhomboid muscle group. The rhomboids are a group of two muscles that run between the thoracic spine and the shoulder blade. These muscles develop active trigger points when we spend long periods … Read More

Chiro Advice- Tips to avoid neck pain

Most people at some stage in their lives are likely to experience neck pain. At any given time approximately 13% of the adult population will experience neck pain. There are a number of causes for neck pain including joint injury, soft tissue strain or more serious disc injuries. Below are a couple of tips to help prevent neck pain. Find … 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

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

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

Should I do Yoga or Pilates?

A common question I get asked from my chiropractic patients is if yoga or pilates is the right form of exercise for them. This is a really good question and I think that a lot of people don’t understand the differences between them. In general most people can benefit from both yoga and pilates but if you are wanting to … Read More

Don’t forget to train your obliques!

It is common knowledge that we need to keep our core strong in order to protect our spines however a lot of people seem to focus on the superficial core layer, rectus abdominis (RA) and forget about the lateral stabilisers, the internal and external obliques! The external oblique is a superficial muscle and is visible running from ribs to the front … Read More

Weight Training for Injury Prevention

I see a lot of patients who come to see me with injuries or niggles associated with poor training and programming. I’ve found that functional resistance training is a great way to build strength and function without the creating the muscle imbalances and injury patterns seen with machine based weight training and chronic cardio sessions. Functional Weight Training When weight … Read More