4 benefits of chiropractic treatment for high-performance athletes

Participating in a sport is demanding. You will be required to lift, run, jump, push, pull or punch, needing your body to be in great shape for you to perform well. Our chiropractic treatment will benefit you a great deal as an athlete. Here are four of the biggest benefits: Improve Performance Chiropractors help to align your spine. This is an important part of your body as it supports your athletic frame, muscles, nerves and brain. When it is in shape, the rest of the body is fortified, which enhances your performance. Decrease Recovery Time Chiropractic treatment may increase your…

Causes and treatment of low back pain among health care workers

If you are a healthcare worker, you already know how demanding your work schedule can be. You hardly have time to rest or take a break while at work and you’re mostly on your feet. You might even be called upon to help lift a patient. Lifting heavy items exerts pressure on your back, something that could end up giving you lower back pain. However, you don’t have to live with this pain. In this blog, we will identify the common causes of lower back pain and discuss how to prevent it. Common causes of lower back pain • Bending…

How to minimise wrist pain while you type

As Perth chiropractors, we meet several professionals who experience regular, persistent wrist pain from the long hours spent at the keyboard. The repeated motion can cause significant issues in the wrist, from unbearable pain to syndromes like carpal tunnel, and the onset of arthritis. Looking after your wrists is essential so you can continue working at the computer for years to come. We take you through the simple ways to support your wrists as you type to help avoid wrist pain and associated problems. Create the perfect set up The way your desk is set up, to support your posture,…

4 ways students can prevent and treat back pain

Being a student generally necessitates a lot of desk time, but there are many other facts of student life that can lead to back pain and problems. Luckily there are ways to prevent and treat these issues, so they don’t end up much larger problems later on. 1. Carrying a proper backpack Side bags, duffel bags or handbags are completely wrong for carrying heavy items for entire days, but that’s what many students do. Large textbooks, laptops, food, and water are often necessities for students, and all that weight can put a serious strain on your body. A backpack with…

4 signs you should see a chiropractor

Many people choose to ignore aches and pains, believing that they will eventually resolve themselves. Unfortunately, ignoring a pain often results in the pain intensifying and turning into a much more serious problem. To prevent this from happening, if you experience any of the below pains or problems, you should seek the advice of a chiropractor as soon as possible… 1. You experience chronic headaches Many people are unaware that chronic headaches and migraines can be caused by muscle tension in the neck. If you suddenly experience a chronic headache or have been suffering from consistent migraines for a while,…

Could flat feet be causing your hip pain?

It can be hard to recognise that pain in one place can be caused by damage in another part of the body, but that’s exactly what can happen for individuals suffering from flat feet. Feet aren’t naturally flat! Healthy feet have three arches: two which run from the front to the back of the foot and one which runs transversely (sideways) across the underside of the foot. When the integrity of these arches is compromised, sufferers can experience all sorts of unwanted pain and postural problems. Here we take a look at the causes of flat feet, potential complications and…

Stiff neck? Five tips to alleviate neck pain after sleep

Although many people wake up with a stiff neck from time to time, some sufferers find that they are in pain on awakening almost every day. There are several things which can cause neck pain to worsen during or after rest. Tackling the causes is important, as neck pain can make it harder to sleep comfortably. Poor rest can contribute to pain, creating a vicious circle that’s difficult to break. We’ve put together five tips that could significantly reduce neck pain during rest. 1. Avoid stiff or large pillows An unyielding pillow that raises the head significantly during sleep can…

Five top tips for preventing sciatica

Painful and debilitating, sciatica is caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. Damage to the spinal column is a common cause of sciatica: unfortunately, once harm has been sustained to the back, there is a tendency for sciatica to reoccur. To reduce the chances of sciatica coming back (or occurring for the first time), we recommend these five actions, which research shows can significantly reduce your sciatica risk. 1. Keep moving Exercise strengthens the muscles surrounding the spine, helping to protect the vulnerable vertebrae and discs from damage. Even gentle exercise, completed regularly, can have a beneficial effect. 2. Improve…

The causes of dry skin on your feet and how to treat it

If you’re one of the millions of people suffering from dry skin on your feet (Xerosis), you’ll know how debilitating and painful the condition can be. It is estimated that up to 29% of adults suffer from Xerosis at some point during their working lives. But the condition is most prevalent in the elderly, with 90% of people over the age of 80 developing it. The causes of dry skin include taking hot showers, over-aggressive soap, the menopause and eczema. The condition may also develop as a side effect of taking some medications including statins. Unfortunately, these are often difficult…

How to adjust your golf game to manage your hip pain

Giving up golf due to persistent hip pain isn’t ideal; not only do you miss out on essential exercise, but you feel disheartened by giving up something you love. However, what your chiropractor wants you to know is that you may not need to give up the game altogether, as there are ways to manage your hip pain through chiropractic treatment and adjustment of your technique. Below, we divulge some ways you can play golf with hip pain, helping you to keep playing without further injuring yourself. Always warm-up It’s easy to aggravate or intensify your hip pain when you…

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