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ANAESTHESIA VS. PARAESTHESIA

ANAESTHESIA VS. PARAESTHESIA

Have you heard of anaesthesia and paraesthesia? Can you guess what these medical terms refer to? Read on to find out more! Anaesthesia means loss of sensation. You can experience it in small or large parts of your body if there is something wrong with your nerves. It...

JOINTS 101

JOINTS 101

Joints are the point where two bones articulate and move. Our bodies have between 250 and 350 joints, connecting many bones and allowing us to be mobile! Read on to learn about the different types and some common causes of joint pain. Types of joints Joints are bound...

BACK CARE ADVICE FOR NEW MUMS

BACK CARE ADVICE FOR NEW MUMS

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, our thoughts turn to celebrating mothers. Being a new mum can be tough both physically and mentally. It can be especially tough on the spine! It is not uncommon for new mums to suffer back pain. Taking care of a new baby involves a...

INJURY BLOG: SPONDYLOLYSIS

INJURY BLOG: SPONDYLOLYSIS

Is your child or teen experiencing lower back pain that worsens when they play sports? A condition called spondylolysis may be the cause. Spondylolysis is a defect or stress fracture in the vertebra. It is a common cause of lower back pain in athletic children and...

Raw Food Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Raw Food Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Have you fallen into a diet rut? Are you relying on one-too-many oven pizzas or ‘quick snacks’? While your everyday life can get in the way of eating a healthy diet, we all need to be responsible for how we eat. Following a raw diet—for a short period—could be a smart...

Exercise blog: Strong spine workout

Exercise blog: Strong spine workout

As chiros, we love looking after spines. A happy spine is key to living a healthy and active life, so we want you to love looking after yours too! This means incorporating some core exercises into your weekly routine to help protect your lower back, improve posture...

Injury blog: Cervical spine facet joint lock

Injury blog: Cervical spine facet joint lock

Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck? There may be more to it than just a dodgy pillow or mattress. You could have experienced a cervical spine facet joint lock. Now, its formal name is a ‘zygapophyseal joint’ — but who on earth thought that was a good idea?!...

10 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

10 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Love it or hate it, stretching is essential for improving running performance. WHY DO RUNNERS NEED TO STRETCH? Steadily increases heart rate By stretching before a long or short run you can steadily, and controllably, increase your heart rate before you hit the ground...

Injury blog: Rib sprain

Injury blog: Rib sprain

Ever felt a sudden burst of upper back pain? Does it hurt to sneeze or cough? You may have suffered a rib sprain. Here is a quick rundown of what you should know and more importantly, how we can help! What is a rib sprain? Your ribs are connected to the spine by...

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