Common back pain causes that may surprise you

Most of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. For many people, in fact, this uncomfortable and debilitating form of pain can be a daily occurrence that gets in the way of doing work and having a social life. Unfortunately, the causes of back pain are notoriously difficult to identify. This is partly down to the fact that it can be caused by a wide range of different factors. As most chiropractors will tell you, however, back pain is most commonly caused by lifestyle factors, some of which may surprise you. These include: 1. Sitting down On…

How Your Podiatrist Helps You Find The Perfect Footwear

Most people don’t know that their podiatrist is one of the best resources to call upon for footwear advice. While they are known best for treating feet diseases and skin conditions, a podiatrist is experienced and highly specialised in the impact of footwear on the feet and gait, and know all about bad footwear’s significant ability to cause poor foot health. In this article, we take you through how one of our Perth Podiatrists can help you find your next pair of shoes, how they analyse your body for the best style of shoe, and the things you will likely…

Preventive therapy: the chiropractic precautionary checks to protect your body

The common misconception surrounding chiropractic care is centred around timing – as in, the only time you should see your chiropractor is when something happens to you. Whether it be when you’re desperately seeking back pain, headache or migraine treatment, most people assume that once this initial treatment is over, the chiropractor can no longer help you. However, preventive care, routine checks, and assessments are definitely treatments types a chiropractor can help you with. In this article, we discuss the wide range of assessments chiropractors can deliver on an ongoing basis, the types of preventative care a chiropractor is best…

What to expect from your first visit to the podiatrist

Visiting the podiatrist can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for those who haven’t seen a podiatrist before, or for those who aren’t 100% sure what they do. Though you may have been recommended to see a podiatrist by another medical professional, or you have done your research online, there is no need to be nervous during your first visit. In this article, we take you through some of the likely things that could happen when you see one of our Perth Podiatrists, so you know exactly what to expect!   Foot inspection   Podiatrists are specialists of the feet…

The back pain you shouldn’t be ignoring

Every now and then everyone suffers from a little back pain, usually from explainable reasons like sitting too long on a flight, or from overdoing it at the gym. However, every now again, we suffer from back pain that certainly isn’t a twinge and won’t go away overnight.   Perth chiropractors and podiatrists see quite a range of back pain, from the twinges just mentioned to the more serious conditions that need immediate attention. In this article, we take you through the back pain symptoms that cannot be ignored, the symptoms when you need to see your chiropractor straight away.…

Toe to woe – how foot pain can trigger headaches

When a headache hits, the troubleshooting begins. As you reach for the painkillers, you also run through a list of the possible suspects – have you had enough water? Enough sleep? Too much caffeine? Too little? Rarely do we consider the possibility that our pain could stem from as far away from our head as possible, our feet, yet a quarter of people who report debilitating headaches have poor posture resulting from foot issues. The good news is that your podiatrist may be able help you overcome even severe headaches. When you consider what we put our feet through, it’s…

Can visiting a chiropractor enhance your mood?

A part of day to day life for most of us includes suffering from issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and exhaustion. Of course, a lot of these issues are caused by mental and emotional strain, but they are also aggravated by physical issues. If you have a bad back, poor posture, or poor alignment, you may experience a number of mood-diminishing daily problems such as aches, muscle/joint pain, neck pain, hip pain, and headaches. How can physical issues ruin your good mood? There are, of course, obvious reasons such as dealing with unpleasant pain, difficulty moving, headaches and so…

4 tips for healthy feet after retirement

Hip pain, neck pain, dementia… all of these are serious conditions amongst older people, but what about foot pain? Inadequate foot care, particularly from an early age, can increase one’s risk of falling and cause other health complications. As you age, having an appropriate foot care routine can help you stay active, healthy and happy. Here are our top 4 tips for keeping your feet in tip-top shape: Cut your toenails right Foot care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, in fact, it can start with something as simple as cutting your toenails right. Rather than rounding off the…

How a chiropractor can help you overcome these common types of headaches

The ability to think clearly and calmly allows us to make rational decisions, carry on with our daily activities, and even process emotions. However, this ability can easily be affected by an intense headache. Most Aussies will suffer at least one type of headache in their lifetime. But the reason behind the headache can differ from one individual to another. Here are common types of headaches and how a Perth chiropractor can help you. Different types of headache Tension headaches – they are mostly presented as band-like tension around the head. They often occur due to tension in the muscles…

How your phone is causing neck pain and how to treat it

Apart from possible radiation and providing distraction when walking and driving, phone usage has yet another side effect called ‘Text neck.’ This is a term used by chiropractors, specialists, medical doctors and physiotherapists to describe a painful postural syndrome caused when looking down at a phone thus straining the neck. Neck tissues and joints aren’t built to be flexed or hunched down or forward for extended periods. Who is affected? Text neck is not just for people who regularly text but affects people who are into e-mailing and gaming. It’s also problematic when people engage in the above activities while…

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