5 things that might be causing your headache

Having a headache can ruin the rest of your day. Unfortunately, they’re very easily triggered. Below we list 5 things that might have caused your headache, so you can try to avoid them in the future: 1. Pent up anger Anger can cause a tension headache, which feels like a tight band around your head. This is because being angry causes the muscles in your scalp and neck to tense up. To avoid this, try breathing slowly, in through your nose and out through your mouth, when you start feeling angry. If you can manage to relax those muscles, you’ll…

Five foot care tips

To get from A to B, maintaining healthy feet is vital. That’s why everyone in Western Australia should add Perth podiatrist to their list of healthcare professionals. To maintain total mobility, here are five key tips you should follow for foot health. 1. Invest in quality shoes While it may seem surprising, many common problems that result in sending people to the podiatrist are due to footwear. Painful feet can be largely prevented by choosing properly fitted shoes. To prevent pain, steer clear of shoes that are too narrow or too tight. Instead, choose footwear that fits you comfortably. 2.…

How to avoid back pain at work

Whatever your job may be, everyone is susceptible to back pain at work. Whether you’re doing heavy lifting, making repetitive movements or sitting at a desk all day, it can take its toll on your back and make it hard to concentrate on your job. Certain occupations are known to put significant demand on your back, but these can vary dramatically. Factory work, office work and nursing are three professions that couldn’t be more different, but can all worsen back pain. Below are some hints and tips for alleviating back pain at work. Maintain good posture If you’ve got an…

Why should you see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

If you’re experiencing lower back pain, the first bit of good news is that you’re not the only one. An estimated 85% of people experience back pain that is severe enough that they end up seeking out a doctor for advice (Harvard Health Publishing 2019). Increasingly, doctors are not only advising self-care, physical therapy, and pain relief for back pain treatment but increasingly are recommending patients to chiropractic care. The second bit of good news is that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for lower back pain, even for acute back pain. Acute back pain is the type of pain…

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…

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