Blog Posts

September 15, 2017 Blog

The average person sits for six to eight hours per day according to a recent study, which has been shown to have dangerous effects on your health. Research has found that going for a run after work a few times a week is not enough to reduce the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Those leading sedentary lifestyles have been shown to be more at risk of a number of health issues, including being overweight, developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease, and experiencing depression and anxiety.

March 23, 2017 Blog

Whiplash is a very common injury following a car accident. An impact causes extreme flexing of the neck which then whips in the opposite direction. This mechanism often results in damage to ligaments, tendons and muscles of the neck. The neck is designed to be flexible, as such it is less protected then the rest of your spine making it more vulnerable to injury then your low back.

March 2, 2017 Blog

The joint you’ve probably never heard of! This joint can be located either side of your low back, if you feel your low back now and look for two knobbly bits, that’s the top of your SI joint. This joint constitutes your sacrum and pelvis and it is the primary weight bearing joint in your lower back. This joint is supported by extremely strong ligaments and muscles which keep movement through the joint to a minimum. When there is an injury to the ligaments or imbalance in the muscles that is when people are likely to experience discomfort. This will almost always be one sided and can vary from a mild ache/tension to incredibly excruciating whereby the patient will not be able to walk.

December 19, 2016 Blog

When the cold weather blasts into town winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiasts whose body is not in condition. Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding can cause painful muscle spasms or strains if you are not in shape. Simply walking outside in the cold weather without the appropriate layers of warm clothing can intensify older joint problems. As the muscles and blood vessels contract to conserve the body’s heat, the blood supply to the extremities is reduced. This lowers the functional capacity of many muscles, particularly among the physically unfit.

December 19, 2016 Blog

A very common but often poorly diagnosed condition that we see in the clinic is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The vast majority of patients that present with this complaint have been often told they are suffering with carpel tunnel syndrome and have been treated accordingly, as such treatment has failed to improve the symptoms. The reason for the confusion is that both carpel tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome do have similar symptoms but there are key differences between the two conditions that allow for an accurate diagnosis.

December 15, 2016 Blog

BABY carriers can be very beneficial for both parent and child when used properly. However certain types of carriers and incorrect positioning can pose a risk to your child’s safety, health and optimal development. The main areas at risk being the spine and hips.

December 12, 2016 Blog

Heat and cold are the two most common types of non-invasive pain relief therapies for muscle and joint pain. As chiropractors a very common question that we are asked by our patients with a wide range of injuries is which one is most appropriate? Unfortunately the answer isn’t as simple as you might expect.