Posture, Breathing and Health

Faulty breathing behaviour is something we see frequently in clinic! It can be both the cause and effect of poor posture. Given breathing is something we really can’t avoid… well not for too long anyway… it is a very important aspect of your health, especially when dealing with spinal related disorders.

Posture & Digital Stress – AKA ‘Text Neck’

Text Neck, it’s the modern day epidemic. How is your phone changing your posture? Right now you’re probably hunched over it, or a tablet, or slumping at the desk to read this off your computer!

Bad Posture – What does it say about you?

Posture is more than just a bunch of reflexive muscle actions and the anatomy of your skeletal system. Your posture is in part an outward projection of your emotional state!

Posture & Pain – A vicious cycle.

Did you know that postural misalignment predicts future pain and injury, but is also a consequence of previous pain and injury. Your bad posture can lead to a myriad of different pain syndromes including, rotator cuff injury, headache, neck tension, carpal tunnel like syndrome, golfers elbow etc. That’s just in the upper limb. It can also influence low back pain, ankle strains, […]

Posture – It’s more than you can see!

When we talk about ‘Posture’ the quick assumption to make is that we are merely talking about the idea of whether you stand up straight and tall, head up and shoulders back. While this is a most important part of the story it really does not give us insight into the whole truth of what […]

Chiropractic – Why results are dose dependant

Chiropractic adjustments just like medication need to be administered at the correct dose for the full therapeutic benefit. Click here to listen to my latest video blog or just read on to see why you may be missing on out on the full benefits of your chiropractic care Read more

Tendonitis and Tendonosis: The Four Causes

Tendons are the strong soft tissues which attached your muscles to your bones. They are very resilient, as they transfer all the power generated by your muscles to your bones, keeping you upright and moving. Tendonitis is a tendon injury which may have only been around for a short amount of time. It is defined […]

Back Pain in Children

It is not uncommon for children and teenagers to experience back pain. Up to 25% of the children with back pain, experience it for longer than 3 months(1). We know that this, along with other factors such as asthma and headaches in younger years, may be pre-disposing risk factors for back pain in adulthood (2,3). For half of […]

Worried that you have scoliosis? Here is what you should do next…

scoliosisAre you seeing some problems with yours or your children’s posture? Not sure what to do about it?

Here are some things you can look for that might suggest you or your loved one may have scoliosisOne shoulder is higher than the other

  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • One side of the rib cage appears higher than the other
  • One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
  • The waist appears uneven
  • The body tilts to one side
  • One leg may appear shorter than the other

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