lifting

Are you lifting correctly?

A leading cause of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain! The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering,…

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Cycling and Chiropractic Treatment

Cycling has always been a very popular sport, cyclists seem to be everywhere and as with any type of physical activity, there is always a chance that injuries will occur. Chiropractic helps keep your body balanced and improves your flexibility. This, in turn, decreases your chance for injury. Many people who take up cycling do…

stress

6 Stress Busters!

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave. It’s not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently. If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify…

backpack

Backpack Blunders!

As promised this post will explain how to correctly pack a backpack and what the correct lifting and carrying techniques are, whether you are an adult or child, after all backpacks are supposed to alleviate pain, not create it! First of all buy the right backpack: Try to choose a canvas pack over a leather…

joint

Eat for healthy joints!

Your everyday routine can have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. For example, choosing foods that build bone density, strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation can help you prevent injuries and preserve your joints for a long, active life. What should we be eating or drinking to help promote healthy…

kyphosis

Kyphosis explained!

Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal.  Everyone has some degree of curvature in their spine. However, a curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive. Sometimes kyphosis doesn’t cause any symptoms other than the back appearing abnormally curved or hunched. However, in some cases the…

chronic

Chiropractic and Chronic Knee Pain!

Are you tired of waking up in the morning with chronic knee pain? Are your bad knees keeping you from your desired level of activity? It is important to note that knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages and most minor or temporary knee pain responds well to self-care measures such…

cervicogenic

Cervicogenic Headaches Explained!

So you have a headache – but when do you know if it  needs treatment or not?  Chiropractors can help  with certain types of headaches – also known as cervicogenic headaches – but what exactly are they? Cervicogenic headaches occur when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis – How can we help?

Yes Chiropractors treat feet as well!!!  But what is Plantar Fasciitis? Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, it’s easy to see how most of us will have some type of foot pain at some point in our lives. Plantar Fasciitis is a…

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Shoulder Pain – Off the Cuff?

What is a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint comprising of: The supraspinatus The infraspinatus The teres minor The subscapularis They work together to keep the shoulder stable, rotate the arm and to lift the arm above the head. The rotator cuff works with…