How chiropractors can help office workers

Working in an office isn't traditionally a physically demanding job. However, with so many office jobs now being sedentary, many concerns are being raised that sitting down and being hunched over at your desk can lead to many negative health effects. With health issues that can impact everything from your bones and muscles to tendons and ligaments, it’s understandable that many people are looking for ways to alleviate these health issues while still working a position that involves a lot of sitting down. This is where a chiropractor is invaluable. Take a look at the benefits of chiropractors for office…

How can a chiropractor help you tackle hip pain caused by the changing seasons?

As the weather begins to change and we transition into different seasons, our bodies can often react in ways that we don't expect. This is due to the fact that cold temperatures can cause inflammation and stiffness in the joints. For some people, this may mean that they start to experience hip pain. If you're someone who is dealing with hip pain that seems to be triggered by the changing seasons, there's a good chance that a chiropractor may be able to help. Realigning the spine While there are many possible treatments for seasonal hip pain, realigning the spine is…

Common pregnancy-induced podiatry conditions

It's common for pregnant women to experience podiatry conditions such as oedema (swelling). While these conditions are usually harmless, they can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. In some cases, a podiatrist can help to minimise the pain. In this blog post, we explore what some common pregnancy-induced podiatry conditions are. Common pregnancy-induced podiatry conditions Not all women will experience podiatry conditions during pregnancy, but they are fairly common. Oedema (the swelling of the feet and ankles), ingrown toenails and flat feet can make it difficult to walk or stand for extended periods of time. They happen when the extra…

How chiropractic care can help treat migraines

Having migraines can be a difficult experience, especially when the pain and throbbing intensity of these headaches cannot be relieved with over-the-counter drugs. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to treat migraine pain without medication. One way is through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach that focuses on helping the body stay healthy by working on its structure, function, and movement. Here are some ways chiropractic can help with migraines. What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to treating all types of pain, including migraine pain. Chiropractors use manual and manipulative techniques that adjust and…

Can chiropractors help with back pain?

When it comes to back pain, people tend to think of surgery as the only option. However, there are many ways to help relieve lower back pain without going under the knife. One of these alternatives is chiropractic care. Chiropractors have been around since 1895 and are considered one of the most popular healthcare practices in Australia. They help patients feel better by correcting the joints and muscles that may be causing back pain. Here is how you can have a healthy spine with chiropractic care. What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic care is a type of alternative medicine that helps…

A healthy neck - not a brass one!

You might have heard that old saying about someone who is confident in what they're doing or saying but doesn't appreciate the negative effect on others. They are said to have a brass neck - immovable and unyielding. Of course a real neck isn't like that! In reality, your neck is an amazing collection of parts, carrying out a wide range of key tasks. You use your voice box, food pipe and windpipe for their vital functions. Added to this is a collection of discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, glands and more, each jostling for space! This can…

Can a chiropractor help with sport injuries?

Can a chiropractor help tackle sports injuries? We all know that chiropractic treatments can help with back pain, migraines and neck pain, but their effects are often extended to treating sports injuries. In this blog post, we look at how chiropractic treatments can help tackle some of the symptoms commonly associated with sports injuries. What is a sports injury? Your body is just as prone to sports injuries as that of a professional athlete. Although pain may be caused when a hamstring is pulled when running or going in for a tackle whilst playing football, it often has a longer-term…

What is a chiropractor and what do they do?

Struggling with back pain or headaches? A chiropractor might be able to help. Read on to earn more about what a chiropractor does and doesn't do, including the different problems that they can help to treat. What does a chiropractor do? A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who focuses on diagnosing and treating any disorders relating to the muscular or skeletal system, to minimise any negative effects these disorders have on general health. This means that they will use their hands and various instruments to adjust your muscles joints and bones to make sure that you can have optimal health.…

Improve Lower Limb Conditions with Shockwave Therapy

By using the latest Chattanooga Intelect 2 RPW Shockwave Therapy, our Podiatrist Ben has had great success with stubborn and chronic injuries, aiding greatly in rehabilitation, repair and recovery for the majority of lower limb musculoskeletal conditions. What are RPW Shockwaves and how do they work? Radial shock waves are acoustic waves introduced into the body by means of a transmitter and handpiece. These waves move through the body in outward motion from the point of contact. The point of contact will be moved throughout your treatment to cover the entire pain region. Radial shockwaves are often referred to as…

How to look after your feet in wet weather

Australia’s wet season is well and truly underway. That makes now the most important time to protect your feet from the rain. But how are you supposed to do this? Melville Wellness, the Perth podiatrist, has put together this blog to outline what you should be doing to look after your feet during the wet months. Dry your feet off once inside If it’s impossible to keep your feet dry on the go, then as soon as you get inside, dry them off. Whether this means bringing a towel or an extra pair of socks and shoes with you, you…

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