Back In Line Edition

Self-Cracking explained by your Chiropractor


You might often hear people say they enjoy "cracking" their own spine, thinking that it provides relief and helps with mobility. However, cracking your own spine can actually do more harm than good, and it's important to understand the differences between a self-administered adjustment and one performed by a chiropractor.

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Is your back pack damaging your health?


We encounter kids and teens much too frequently with neck and back discomfort as a result of using backpacks incorrectly. Although they are a necessity for students, backpacks might pose a hidden risk to their spines. An improperly fitted or excessively heavy backpack can put strain on a child's shoulders, back, and neck. This may result in a number of issues, such as bad posture, spinal misalignment, and even persistent discomfort. In addition to being tailored to the child's height and body type, the backpack's weight shouldn't be greater than 10-15% of their total body weight.

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Ice or Heat? What to use for an injury and when.


The question "Should I use ice or heat on my injury/sore muscle/inflammation?" is one that health practitioners are frequently asked. The answer is not straightforward because there are advantages and disadvantages to both heat and ice.

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Hydrate better for a healthy holiday season


The Value of Water Consumption During the Holidays Remembering the value of staying hydrated is crucial as Australia gets closer to the holiday season. Staying hydrated becomes even more important as outdoor activities increase and temperatures climb in many regions of the country. Since we are chiropractors, we are aware of the importance of hydration to our general health and wellbeing.

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Avoid these foods for a health nerve system


4 Foods to avoid for a healthy nervous system Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy nervous system, as your Chiro may have mentioned. While there are several foods that can help boost the function of the nervous system, there are also several foods that can negatively impact it. Here, we are going to discuss 4 foods that you should stay away from to keep your nervous system functioning at its best.

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3 Steps towards tranquility


We all know firsthand how stress and anxiety can negatively impact a person's physical and mental health. That's why we highly recommend incorporating three simple yet effective practices into your daily routine: journaling, meditation, and breathwork. Here's a guide on how to do each of these activities and how they can help you achieve tranquility.

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Womens health secrets revealed


Better understand women's health Today we’re going to talk about one of the most crucial aspects of women’s health: the menstrual cycle. Many women struggle with their health during different phases of their menstrual cycle. It is important to take care of your body and make healthy choices to support your overall well-being throughout the month. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy during each phase of your menstrual cycle.

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7 Unique gift ideas for fathers day from your Chiropractor, Massage and Myotherapist


Father's Day is a special occasion to express gratitude and appreciation for the fathers in our lives. It is a day to celebrate their love, guidance, and support. Finding the perfect gift for your dad on Father's Day can be a challenging task, especially if you want to steer clear of the usual tie, wallet, or shirt. To help you out, here are some unique gift ideas that will surely make your father feel loved and appreciated.

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Your Chiropractors tips for better sleep


4 tips for the Best Sleep  Good sleep is essential for our health, but many of us struggle to get the quality sleep we need to feel our best. From stress and anxiety to poor sleep habits, there are many factors that can prevent us from getting a good night's rest. If you're having trouble sleeping, here are four of our top tips that can help you get the best sleep possible.

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Headaches suck …. Consider a Chiropractor


Are you one of the 46% of Australians suffering from headaches that are robbing you of your productive time at work and study, social activities, and precious time with family and friends? If so, you're not alone. Spinal Health Week 2023, taking place from 22-28 May, is the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) national campaign dedicated to improving the spinal health of all Australians. The focus this year is on headaches and the impact they have on Australians, while providing solutions to elevate headache pain so sufferers can take back control of their health and wellbeing.

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Just Breathe… 2 Exercises to Reduce Stress


Unfortunately, in modern day society it is quite common for us to suffer from stress and anxiety, which can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping. While medication and therapy are effective treatments, incorporating breathing exercises into your daily routine can also help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. Here are two scientifically-backed breathing exercises that can help reduce stress: 

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Mobility and getting outside for better health


Getting outside is important for keeping one's health. Many studies have demonstrated the numerous advantages of being in nature for our physical and mental health. It's time to concentrate on including outdoor time in our everyday routines during March for Mobility Month in order to enhance our general health and wellbeing. By lowering our bodies' levels of the stress hormone cortisol, being in nature has been found to lessen stress and anxiety. In fact, according to a research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, spending only 20 minutes in nature can have the same calming effects as taking an anti-anxiety medication.

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Love your spine, love yourself


How can we love others, love ourselves, and love our spines? Valentine's Day is a special time of year dedicated to celebrating love and affection. Whether it's spending time with a significant other, friends, or family, it's a time to show appreciation for those who matter the most to us. But what if we told you that there's another way to show love and care, not just for others but for ourselves and our spines as well?

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Health From Within


We have all heard the saying "It's easier to STAY well than to GET well," but what does it really take to STAY well??

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Tech Neck – We All Do It!


We get so absorbed into looking at our phones that we don't even realize what's happening to our posture. ‘Tech neck’, also known as ‘forward head posture’, occurs when your head moves forward, your upper back slouches as your shoulders round, which results in flattening of the lumbar curve.

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Prevent Injury or Pay the Price


As warmer weather approaches, many of us will be raring to get out and get moving, with our previous exercise programs and our usual gusto….. But beware!! Lockdown in Melbourne has exacted a heavy toll on all of us, both physically and mentally.

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Stay Well – Stay Chemical Free


Did you know that Australia has very low standards when it comes to our consumable products? In fact, as a country we have only banned approximately a dozen toxic ingredients from personal care products like deodorant, shampoo, body wash and cosmetics.

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Posture – The window into our nerve system


A healthy functioning nervous system is the key to good health. Your nervous system is the master controller and communication system of your body. It controls all of your muscles, tissues, organs and immune system.

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Why Making Time For A GOOD Night Sleep Is So Important!


Sleep is a topic that is frequently raised during conversations with our Chiropractors and patients. With our lives getting busier and more stressful on the whole, the phrases “I don’t feel great, but it’s just because I haven’t had enough sleep” or “I must have slept wrong” are common.

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Detoxification Prevents Deterioration


DETOXING Detoxing is something that you might be hearing a lot about. It is very popular right now with the boom of the wellness industry and social media it seems that every man and his dog has some kind of detox that they are selling!

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Are Your Kids Practicing These Health Habits In School?


Come the end of January, many of our young patients or children of our patients will pack their books, polish their shoes and head back to school, ready for the year ahead. Kids don’t often think about the impact that common classroom activities like sitting for long periods of time, carrying a heavy backpack and excessive screen time can have on their overall health and wellbeing.

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Take One for The Team and Nurture Thyself


Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. Knowing how to sustain the best version of yourself is a process of discovery and a learning (by trial and error) of what works for you.

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Prepare To Win!


We all know the famous line, “Proper preparation prevents poor performance”, however when you kick back and watch the excitement of the footy, there is no denying it, it’s in your face. Preparation is key! 

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Stress: How Your Fight Or Flight Mode Could Be Dangerous!


The subconscious reaction called the fight or flight mode is a primal mechanism that served ancient civilisations with the stamina needed to escape the jaws of a dangerous predator. Now, us humans are the most dangerous species! So why do we still have a need for this fight or flight response?

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Time Out Travel Tips ✈


There is something unique about travel that can really throw us off in regards to maintaining awesome health. Don’t panic, keep calm and if you can, plan ahead! Whether travelling for business, adventure or relaxation – an incredible (and healthy) trip always involves careful planning.

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Running for Awesome Health


“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You're only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.” – Lauren Oliver

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Winding Down The Brain – Part 3


Leading a lifestyle which serves yourself and those around you. If excellent wellbeing is important to you, looking at the different aspects of how you live is necessary.

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