How do chiropractors help with headaches?

One of the most common questions that our chiropractors receive from headache sufferers is, 'what can I do to minimise my pain?' Let's take a look: Try spinal manipulation Spinal manipulation is a procedure that chiropractors use to relieve pain caused by headaches. During this treatment, a chiropractor uses their hand or a smaller instrument to deliver a controlled force to a specific area of the spinal joint. This relieves any tension that has been built up in the spine, which when left, can make the head more sensitive to pain. Change your lifestyle Chiropractors often give their patients some…

Sciatica sufferers should avoid these exercises

Those suffering from sciatica have probably already heard all about the exercises to try while waiting for an appointment with a Melville chiropractor. However, have you heard of the exercises that sciatica suffers should avoid? In most cases, they’re equally as important to know about, as they can lead to more pain. Here are 4 exercises to avoid if you have sciatica. Weighted squats Weighted squats should be avoided if you have sciatica. This is because the added weight increases the compression that you’re putting on your intervertebral discs, thighs, legs, nerves and back. This can lead to tightness and…

3 interesting signs you should see a chiropractor

3 interesting signs you should see a chiropractor Chiropractors offer a number of potential health benefits, geared towards improving physical and emotional wellbeing, but many people don’t realise when they should visit one. Here at Melville Wellness Centre, we’ve put together a list of some more unexpected signs that you should see a chiropractor. 1. The soles of your shoes wear out differently You can notice this on the inside and outside of your shoes and should check regularly (at least once a month). This is a clear sign that your body is out of alignment and you might have…
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What are shin splints and how can I treat them?

Have you ever been on a long run or walk and noticed that your shins are aching and feel stiff? Over time, you may notice that your shins start to hurt more and more for longer periods of time. This pain is what is known as shin splints, and they can cause serious damage if left untreated. In this article, we’ll discuss what shin splints are and how you can treat them. What are shin splints? Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints are stresses along your shinbone and the connective tissue surrounding it. After exercise or strain,…

What is dry needling?

This is a question our team here at Melville Wellness Centre, your Perth chiropractor and podiatrist, get asked from time to time. It isn't necessarily one of the most well-known procedures. However, it can offer key benefits for sufferers of back pain as well as many other conditions. Here are a few key points about dry needling. What dry needling is and why it's used Dry needling is the process of inserting acupuncture needles into troublesome muscles, seeking to minimise pain and improve or control functional damage. The skilled use of dry needling can encourage relaxation in the muscles. It…

What is a Podiatrist and what do they do?

Podiatry relates to the study and treatment of the foot, making Podiatrists foot doctors. They may also be called a chiropodist, which is an older name for doctors of podiatric medicine. These doctors are a kind of physician and surgeon, trained to treat the foot, ankle, and connecting parts of the leg. What training does a Podiatrist have? While a Podiatrist is not medically trained and not an official doctor, they train extensively through postgraduate degrees and specialisms, including applying to register with the Podiatry Board of Australia before they can practice. They have studied how the bones, nerves, and…

Do you take care of your neck?

Some parts of our body are recognised as 'heroes'. Your heart, for example, keeps blood pumping while your lungs allow you to breathe. Other parts of your body, though, can be taken for granted. The neck might be a prime example of this. Like other areas, it can be overlooked until things aren't right. So, let's take a look at the stellar job your neck needs to do. It holds up your head You might just have said something like: 'Well of course it does'. It's stating the obvious. Yet, your neck is providing support to your head, which is…

Three stretches for happier feet

Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body, and yet, unlike other parts, such as our head, neck and shoulders, we don't always think to give them the stretches and exercise they need. Stretching our feet helps to relieve pain, improve flexibility and increase strength. If taking care of your feet hasn't been a part of your daily routine, try these three stretches for happier feet. Raise, point, and curl This is a great stretch for both your feet and ankles. 1. Begin by sitting in a chair with your feet flat on the ground, slightly…

How can chiropractic care help insomnia?

Insomnia is a problem faced by many people around the globe. Around sixty percent of adults in Australia experience symptoms of insomnia up to three or more times a week. There can be numerous causes for insomnia, among them; stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Long term, insomnia can lead to many other health concerns, worsen pre-existing conditions, and decrease daytime focus and energy. So how can your local chiropractor help? Chiropractors work holistically This means that they look at the big picture. They will take an in-depth history of your problem and explore your lifestyle, focusing on facilitating improvements…

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