Chiropractic

Back Pain

Back Pain

There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode of lower back pain that require professional attention and treatment. Back Pain: There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode...

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Injuries: Overview: The incidence of neck pain and injury is rising alarmingly due to our rapidly changing lifestyles and work habits. Technology is evolving at an exponential rate but unfortunately our bodies are not. People are spending longer in sedentary roles/positions than ever before (eg computer use, driving, watching TV, administrative work etc). This, along with the usual...

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Chiropractic- What Is It?

Chiropractic- What Is It?

Chiropractic is a manual healthcare modality whose main focus is locating and aiding in the resolution of musculoskeletal injuries. This differs from other healthcare modalities in the techniques used to both diagnose and treat such injuries.

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Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Radial Shock Wave Therapy

What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)? RSWT is the application of high-energy acoustic pulses transmitted into the tissues of the affected area of the body. IT DOES NOT INVOLVE ELECTRICAL PULSES OR ‘SHOCKS’, it is purely a mechanical impulse into the injury site. Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This pulse stimulates the...

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Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Lower Back Pain and Injuries: There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode of lower back pain that require professional attention and treatment (Walker et al, Decade of Bone & Joint). This rate of lower back injury can be attributed to our rapidly changing sedentary lifestyle and...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

As the osteoarthritic pain from your hip, hands  or knees becomes worse, keeping up with everyday activities may become more difficult or painful. Sometimes making changes around the home will take some stress off your joints, and relieve some of the pain. People whose work is causing stress in certain joints should find ways to reduce trauma. You may need to adjust your work area or change...

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Core Stability

Core Stability

Some of the latest research has confirmed what we in the profession have known for many years, that is, up to 90% of the population will experience lower back pain at some stage in their life

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Short Leg

Short Leg

Leg Length Inequality ( AKA Short Leg) Recent studies have shown that up to 70% of the population have a structural short leg (aka leg length inequality). This is a large percentage but don’t let that alarm you, not all of these short legs need to be corrected. Generally speaking the body can manage with minor leg length differences (less than 4-5mm), however larger differences may...

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Flexion-Distraction Therapy

Flexion-Distraction Therapy

Flexion-Distraction is gentle spinal manual therapy performed on a specially designed and precision table. This table has a movable section under the patient’s lower body to allow the specific movements required to make flexion-distraction possible. This section creates gentle specific traction whilst it flexes, extends, laterally bends and circumducts (combination of flexion and lateral...

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What Is Good Posture?

What Is Good Posture?

Poor body positioning leads to bad posture over time, which results in a number of  debilitating problems. Continually slumping on the couch, slouching in your chair, holding the phone in the crook of your neck, sleeping in odd ways  can make your muscles and joints tight or even over stretched in a ‘habitual’ shape.       There are two common postural...

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