5 expert podiatry tips for school shoes

Your little one will spend a significant amount of their day running about in their school shoes, so it’s worth applying some good podiatry practice when choosing the best pair for them. It’s never too soon to think about good podiatry health, so we’ve put together the following expert tips to help you ensure your children get the right fit this school year. 1. Get fitted professionally Children grow and develop at different rates, including their feet and shoe size! We recommend getting professionally fitted at the start of every school year as a minimum. Many stores that sell children’s…

3 questions to ask your new chiropractor or podiatrist

We've previously discussed the 3 signs you need to visit a chiropractor or podiatrist, but choosing the right one for you can be tricky. One of the best ways to determine this is through an initial consultation where you can ask some vital questions. If this is your first visit, you might feel unsure what questions you should ask. 3 questions to ask a chiropractor or podiatrist Below, we've covered 3 questions we believe should form part of any initial consultation: 1. Have you treated many patients with similar issues to me? It’s always good to know the chiropractor or…

What are chiropractic adjustments?

There are many misconceptions surrounding chiropractic services, such as that chiropractors crack bones. In reality, the cracks or pops you may hear during a chiropractic appointment are known as adjustments and have many potential benefits for patients. Our fantastic chiropractic team at Melville Wellness Centre is committed to ensuring gentle and effective treatments for all our patients. What do our adjustments do, are they safe, and do you need to visit a chiropractor to be adjusted? Read on to learn more. Adjustments are more than just “back cracks” Many of us have surely “popped” our necks or backs and thought…

Some common causes of problems in and around your hips

If you were watching a sci-fi movie about creating 'artificial humans', then it would probably have taken the 'mad scientists' a long time to perfect the hips! They are so constantly in use, and in so many ways. Sitting down, standing up, from walking to sprinting - as well as proving the vital attachment for so many muscles and ligaments. It's not surprising then that they can malfunction - and at any age. There can be a wide range of reasons for the sudden or gradual onset of hip pain. This is why it pays to contact an experienced Perth…

Getting to know sesamoiditis

If you often feel a pain in your big toe, you may think that a strain or fracture might be to blame. However, the cause might be sesamoiditis - an ailment that podiatrists often find in runners, dancers, or those who love to wear high heeled shoes. Could you be suffering from sesamoiditis? Read on to discover more. What does sesamoiditis relate to? Sesamoiditis relates to injuries to the sesamoid bones that are within your tendons. These are not just found in your feet - the largest of these bones is actually your patella (the kneecap). However, the two very…

How can a chiropractor help you tackle study migraines?

Yes, you read that right! A 'study migraine' is a real thing and it commonly affects people who are putting a lot of time and effort into their studies. If you’re at university or high school, you've probably experienced the frustration of not being able to focus on your work - this stress, plus the pressure you put on yourself to do well, often leads to migraines. Study migraines, however, aren't regular headaches and they usually last for hours at a time. To learn what you can do to combat study migraines, carry on reading. What are the causes of…

3 tips on choosing the best chiropractor

If you’re looking for a new chiropractor to help with back or neck pain, you want to ensure that you are choosing the best chiropractor that is right for you and your specific needs. Chiropractors have a wide variety of practice philosophies and techniques, which can make it a bit more difficult to find the right clinic or professional than you might expect. There are many important things you should take note of when conducting your search. Read on to see our top 3 tips on choosing the best chiropractor. 1. Recommendations from other health professionals A great way to…

3 signs you need to visit a chiropractor

Are you suffering from back or neck pain and wondering if it’ll pass by itself or if you need to take time out of your day to go and see a chiropractor? You may not be sure if your pain is just a temporary discomfort or if it is something more serious and needs to be seen by a professional. Not knowing when you need to go and see a chiropractor is more common than you would expect. Take a look here at our top 3 signs you need to visit a chiropractor ASAP. 1. You’re experiencing frequent back or…

How can a chiropractor help with sciatica?

Unfortunately, sciatica is a common illness. Mild sciatica tends to go away on its own without medical intervention, but if it doesn't get better, it can result in persistent pain and muscular weakness. Read on to learn if and how a chiropractor can help with sciatica. What exactly is sciatica? Sciatica is a pain that occurs when your sciatic nerve is compressed. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back down each leg, passing through your hips and into your feet. Sciatica pain may be felt at any point along this part of the body. How can a chiropractor help with…

What's causing your headaches and can a chiropractor help?

It starts as a dull ache and soon you're hiding in a dark room with a bottle of painkillers and a pounding head. Headaches aren't just annoying, they can be debilitating for some. Painkillers are an option but sometimes you're looking for something more preventative. In this case, chiropractors can offer headache treatment. Causes of headaches Stress One common cause of headaches is stress. Being overworked or having too much on your plate can cause a tension headache, which is often described as feeling like a band squeezing your head around the temples. If you're suffering from this then try…

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