Chiro Can Help: Discover how chiropractors can help improve your quality of life
As part of Spinal Health Week 2018 (21-27 May), Drs Kaaren Colwell and David Wright from East Geelong Chiropractic is encouraging Australians to make small lifestyle changes to improve their spinal health and wellbeing.
Musculoskeletal conditions are very common, affecting 30% (6.9 million) of all Australians including 3.7 million people with back problems. In some cases, these are difficult to avoid (such as an accident or injury) however, everyday habits can be a big determining factor in how well our spines handle stress.
During Spinal Health Week 2018, Drs Kaaren Colwell and David Wright is asking all Australians to focus on everyday habits which can be harmful to the health of our spines and encourage small, practical steps for the better.
“Because musculoskeletal conditions are so common, there is a strong case for being proactive and making the necessary changes to improve your quality of life now and in the future” said Dr Kaaren Colwell from East Geelong Chiropractic.
Simple lifestyle adjustments such as being mindful of your posture, being more active, taking breaks from mobile devices and incorporating stretching into your daily routine can make a noticeable difference.
“It is important to take preventative measures when it comes to spinal health and if you are experiencing pain, it is not advisable to ignore this. Seek advice from your local CAA chiropractor or other healthcare professional as early as possible”, explained Dr Kaaren Colwell.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery. With a core focus on musculoskeletal health, chiropractors are qualified to care for a variety of conditions such as headaches, back pain and neck pain. Using non-surgical techniques and advising on lifestyle modifications, chiropractors help restore and maintain normal spinal function.
Visit spinalhealthweek.com.au to learn more about everyday habits that could place stress on your spine, what you can do to improve your spinal health and how Chiro Can Help.
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World Spine Day
supporting the spine
Thousands of athletes from around the world are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Did you know that many athletes and sporting professionals incorporate chiropractic care into their overall wellness regimen?
With the Australian love of sport, local chiropractor Dr Kaaren and Dr David from East Geelong Chiropractic regularly comes across sporting-related ailments and provides care to patients who participate in sport.
Dr Kaaren and Dr David are members of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) which has long been committed to sport, having sponsored several elite athletes in the past, such as Olympic gold-medal winner Matthew Mitcham and champion swimmer Ellen Fullerton.
Many of today's athletes utilise a sports chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve biomechanical and neuromuscular function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance.
All chiropractors provide care in management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation. Whether you are a backyard beginner or a pin-up professional, consider your local CAA chiropractor to help keep you moving at your best.
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Back to school
Spinal health problems can often go unnoticed. However, poor posture, back pain or "growing pains" need not become an accepted part of everyday life for your child.
When choosing a backpack for your child, choose one that allows for even distribution of weight across the back. Otherwise the backpack can place unhealthy stress on a child's spine.
School can be a challenging time for any child, so ensuring they are as comfortable as possible is important for their physical and mental development.
Despite the increased use of technology in schools, schoolchildren still overload their backpacks with textbooks, sports and other gear or simply do not wear them correctly.
Five simple tips for wearing a backpack:
1. Pack the heaviest items closest to the spine
2. Make sure to do all the zips up
3. Secure the sternum, waist and compression straps
4. Always use both shoulder straps
5. Don't wear the backpack below the hollow of the lower back