High Intensity Interval Training vs Chronic Cardio

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is very popular right now and for good reason. HIIT training is a different way to structure cardio sessions. Rather than going for a long slow run/bike or swim these are shorter sessions with a combination of short, intense sprints followed by recovery periods. This type of training gets away from the traditional long, slow … Read More

3 Great Stretches for Office Workers

  Here are my top stretches for office workers or anyone who is sitting and doing a lot of computer work. These three stretches can help prevent muscle tightness and soreness as well as assisting with maintaining a good posture. A lot of my patients get given these stretches as homework. 1. Pec Stretch– This stretch is a great way … Read More

Bullet Proof Lifting Technique

As a chiropractor I see a lot of patients coming into my practice with low back injuries from poor lifting technique or lifting something that they simply didn’t have the strength to lift. The lumbar spine is especially vulnerable to injury in a flexed position or when exposed to heavy loads. If you are in a job that requires a … Read More

Core Strength and Low Back Pain

I see patients every day in my chiropractic practice complaining of low back pain caused by a number of different issues with the joints and muscles of the lumbopelvic area. A really common cause for low back pain stems from a lack of core strength. I’m a big believer that good abdominal strength is important for everyone and here’s why. … Read More

Hip Flexors: Part 1

The hip flexor group is a large and important muscle that stabilises the lumbar spine and pelvis. In this day and age a lot of people develop hip flexor issues which is why I think it’s important to know a little bit more about them and what you can do to keep them functioning as well as possible! The hip … Read More

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Did you know that we are spending up to 80% of our days sitting? There seems to be an increasing amount of research directed at the problems caused by sitting for long periods of time. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way from getting around the fact that sitting for long periods of time has become a part of … Read More