What Does Your Typical Morning Look Like?

What does your typical morning look like? I know for me that I have had plenty of days that feel like you start on the back foot and spend the rest of the day trying to play catch up.

ABC™ Chiropractic & Children

Since the birth of my first child Hunter I've naturally been more interested in babies and can now truly experience the love and desire parents have to make sure their little ones are as happy and healthy as possible.

Habits – how to form good habits and make them stick

Every day in our clinics we’re talking about habits - exercise, sitting, sleeping, diet, alcohol intake - and how these habits have an impact on how that body feels, functions and moves.

Turmeric – the latest wonder spice?

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used in India for at least 2500 years and is known to have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and carminative (gas preventing - yes it reduces farts) properties[1].

Stress, Movement & Anti-Fragility

"You are as old as your spine." - Chinese proverb If you are reading this, then by default you are spending most of your life in a technology-based society.

Why Exercises and Postural Braces Can Never TRULY Fix Your Posture

When I say “improve your posture” what is the first thing that comes to mind?My guess is some you just started to straighten yourself up immediately.

The Purpose of Proper Movement Preparation

What does the term “functional movement” really mean?According to kinesiology guru, Dr Kelly Starrett, it is movement that requires you to prioritize spinal mechanics and initiate movement from your hips and shoulders.

How I Got Bounding Energy & Crystal Clear Mental Clarity in Days

If you haven’t heard of fasting then you need to. There is an impressive and constantly growing body of research demonstrating how fasting can have huge health benefits.

Hypnobabies

For those of you who haven’t chatted to me or don’t frequent the city clinic you’d likely be unaware that as I write this, my partner and I will soon be welcoming our first child into the world.

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

  The health benefits of organic fruits and vegetables have grown to become common knowledge in recent times (pun intended).

Exercise & Longevity – are they linked?

Dr Liz BorhamA quick test for you:  can you sit down on the floor and then get back up, without using your hands or other supports?  Go on, try it.

How’s Your Posture Making You Feel?

We all know that our state of mind can affect our postures. When was the last time you saw someone who felt depressed or powerless and they adopted a slouched posture with their head hanging low? Or when was the last time you saw someone win a competition? They probably stood tall with pride; head held high (maybe with their arms raised to the sky and...

A Muscle Problem Is Not Always a Problem With the Muscle

“I think it’s muscular.” I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t hear this sentence by one of our patients, the inference being that what they are feeling is a muscular problem and implying that ‘adjusting the bones’ won’t have an impact on said problem.

Better Height, Better Heart!

Think your ABC adjustments are just taking care of your muscles, joints and discs?!The following three peer-reviewed medical journal papers share a common theme, that your posture correlates significantly with your cardiovascular health.

The Barefoot Revolution

Spring is upon us! The sun’s out, the air is fresh. It’s time to get on those runners and start running again (if you put it on hold during the winter months!)

Is Your Pain Related to Poor Sleep? Tips on a Better Nights Sleep

A recent study from Great Britain has linked poor or insufficient sleep as a strong indicator for widespread body pain.

Why Should You Squat?

The full or deep squat is one of the most important movements for us to be able to do and the ability to perform a full squat is a sign of good physical health.

Study shows benefit of seat wedge for children

A study in England found that by implementing a simple seat wedge (just like the ones we use) there was a 58% reduction in lower back pain in children aged 14-16 years old.

Posture and Disc Problems

Is Poor Posture the Cause of Your Disc Problem? Dr Ben Coupe

Living Your Best Life

Dr Liz BorhamI saw a patient the other day that was being adjusted as usual, answering my rapid-fire questions in her usual considered and thoughtful way, when she suddenly stopped.

How Breathing Techniques and Cold Showers Can Improve Your Health

 Richard and I were flying to New Zealand late last year to teach an ABC™ seminar and as usual we get talking about current health things we've been interested in.

Fire at Blackburn Chiropractic offices

Yesterday a fire at The Food Republic cafe in Blackburn caused damages to our offices.

Where to Store Things in Your Fridge

Dr Ben Coupe For those who regularly read our blog and newsletter, you'll no doubt realise that our focus is on ABC, posture and health.

Posture – What’s the Big Deal?

Many of us had “that grandmother” who constantly nagged us to “stand up straight”.