Is Poor Posture Related to Osteoarthritis?
I'm sure that some of you think we harp on about posture. It’s not just because we’re chiropractic nerds who really love this stuff (although that is a big part) but because it really is a big deal.
Bulletproof Your Posture
Sitting at an office desk for hours a day is the work reality for many of us.
How to Minimise Injury When Gardening
One of my favourite times of the year is the start of spring.
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.
Do You Look After All Aspects of Your Health?
If you have been reading our articles over the last few years you will have noticed how varied the topics are.
Is Posture the Reason Behind Your Knee Pain?
As a chiropractor, one of the most common complaints I hear about is knee pain.
Sit Better and Sit Less
It seems every time I write a post for this e-zine I return to issues around SSS.
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.
Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue
The modern life has a lot of advantages, things that were once laborious and complicated have become quick and easy.
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.
Why We Don’t Recommend Orthotics
I’m sure most people are familiar with orthotics. They are the plastic moulds that go on the inside of your shoe.
Do You CrossFit? This is Why You Need Regular Treatment
If you have been a regular client of ours you will inevitably know that most of our chiropractors do CrossFit.
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.
Do Slumped vs Upright Postures affect the Stress Response?
Dr Ben CoupeIt’s quite common for clients report positive changes in mood as a consequence of care in our office.
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.
Why Movement is Your Key to Good Health
Dr Micky Mikkelsen
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!)
Why is Sitting Bad for Your Back and How can you Improve It?
These days we’re sitting more often and in most cases longer.
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.
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.
Want to Loose Weight, Feel Energetic & Think Clearer? Eat Fat!
Those who have been in our practice for long enough know that we love testing and trying new health concepts.
Bouncing Back After Having Baby
Dr Samantha CoupeBouncing back after having baby (or more like the ultra marathon back after having a baby!).
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.
Dr Richard MartinI’ve never been more frustrated as a consumer than when shopping for a new mattress.