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Recommended back to school backpacks

My kids have been using these school backpacks from Spartan since they were developed in conjunction with our association. A well designed pack helps kids carry the school load more easily minimizing stress on the spine. Have a look at this link: https://www.facebook.com/ChiropractorsAssociationofAustralia/posts/1526836010675061

Be like an Olympian – Your Health – A collaboration

One of my colleagues, Dr David Steven, was one of several chiropractors serving at the Rio Olympics polyclinic consisting of multiple health disciplines working together for the benefit of athletes from around the globe. The word polyclinic caught my attention offering a broad range of services to the athletes, not only for emergency health concernsContinue Reading

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

I found this link on the benefits of a good laugh. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm It more or less says, Don’t take life too seriously…it might kill you!!…NOW that’s a worry! It’s got other handy stuff too. Like where you can go to get a good laugh etc… Dr Patrick Maher Chiropractor Brisbane City

Disc problems in the neck – Chiropractic vs Injection

An interesting bit of research was done in the Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Switzerland published in the Journal of Manipulative Therapeutics (JMPT). It talks about disc herniation visible on MRI in the neck and compares the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments (referred to as Spinal Manipulative Therapy {SMT}) with injection into the affected nerve root. The study findsContinue Reading

FAQs 1: Is my problem ‘bone’ or ‘muscular’?

The question assumes that a chiropractor’s main focus is ‘bone’ (or joint only) and if the problem is ‘bone’, then it is a chiropractic problem. Some assume then if the problem is ‘muscle’ then someone else must deal with it. In actual fact the focus of the chiropractor would more accurately be on ‘NERVE’ function.Continue Reading

Chiropractic Care For Jaw Problems

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR JAW PROBLEMS Problems of the Jaw or TMJ (Temporo Mandibular Joint) we call TMJ dysfunction. Common symptoms are : headaches, grinding or gnashing of teeth while sleeping (called Bruxism), ”clicky” jaw, neck and shoulder pain and tightness. Less common symptoms are: numbness or pins and needles often to one side, ear ache,Continue Reading

Back To School – Tips From Your Chiropractor

Many parents have taken the opportunity to bring in their kids during the school holiday period for a spinal check up. Here are a few tips I give to parents: 1. Shoes – Have a look at the general condition of your kids shoes. My best advise is, don’t wait until they’re completely worn outContinue Reading

Chiropractic & Fall Prevention

Falls as we get older are a major concern as up to one-third of those over the age of 65 experience a fall each year. Of those hospitalized due to a fall, almost half lose their independence and enter a nursing home. These are USA figures taken from an article published in 2007. (Link: http://www.chiroaccess.com/Articles/Fall-Prevention-How-Can-Chiropractors-Be-Involved.aspx?id=0000029). FallContinue Reading

Chiropractic & Chest Pain

Non cardiac chest pain is a common problem presenting to a chiropractors’ practice. Chest pain can present in various ways and if there is any question that the pain is anything but musculoseletal in origin and may arise from a heart or lung problem I refer directly for medical assessment. More often than not theContinue Reading

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Like many of my chiropractic colleagues, I have provided care for countless ladies from conception, throughout pregnancy, to full term and beyond. In my opinion pregnancy is one of the most important times ladies should consider seeing a chiropractor, not just for a comfortable pregnancy but also for relative ease of birth. Proper function ofContinue Reading

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