Health Tips

Sciatica

    Sciatica describes pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body.   Sciatica is characterised by pain, numbness, and...

Preventive Chiropractic

  Preventive health is sometimes an underexposed aspect of the healthcare system. Any program or intervention that can improve your current physical and emotional health will in the long run decrease the possibility of incurring an injury or illness. Many aspects...

Posture

  Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without posture and the muscles that control it, we...

Arthritis

  March is Arthritis Awareness Month.   Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints where two or more bones meet....

Achilles Tendonitis

  The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscles down to the back of the heel bone (the back of the ankle). Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, usually due to overuse of the area. It is most commonly reported in athletes that are...

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

  For the past hundred years, chiropractic treatment has been used by pregnant patients to assure a comfortable pregnancy, and to assist with an uncomplicated labour and delivery.  There is a growing collection of research studies that support the use of...

World Spine Day

  October 16th is World Spine Day.  Each year, people from around the world join together to raise awareness about the importance of spinal health.  This event is a regular part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  The World Spine Day theme for 2014 is...

Headaches

  This month we focus on what has become a growing problem in society – headaches (HA).  90% of all HA are primary HA, usually appearing between the ages of 20 - 40 years old. The most common types of primary HA are migraines and tension-type HA (as printed in...

Core Stability Exercises

  One of the popular topics in the fitness industry over the past few years has been “core stability”.  This is not merely the next exercise fad. Core stability is considered essential for preventing injuries to the lumbar spine. Core stability is a misunderstood...

Spinal Pain

  July 2014 plays host to National Pain Week in Australia.    How widespread is this condition?   Spinal pain is one of society’s most frequent complaints. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that about 9 out of 10 adults experience spinal...