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Put your best foot forward

Join us in the "Just Start Walking" campaign this National Chiropractic Care Week (23-29 May). Chiropractors at Shirley Rd Chiropractic will be using the month of May to help patients and the Crows Nest/Wollstonecraft community to put their best foot forward and start walking their way to health and wellbeing.

Just start walking

Easter Posture

With the first round of school holidays coming on April 8-27 (in NSW), children are going to be enjoying a break from pencils, books and "teachers' dirty looks" for a couple of weeks over Easter.

As they happily munch away on their chocolate Easter eggs, and sit playing a game on Xbox 360, Playstation, or on the home computer, it is important that parents be aware of their children's posture, while their time is consumed in front of these devices.

Back to school: Is your child's backpack too heavy?

Back to school: Is your child's backpack too heavy?

Today, the average weight carried in our children’s backpacks is understood to be a staggering 30-40% of their own body weight. Repetitive loading on the spine is well understood to be a prominent risk factor in the development of spinal pain and considering today’s increasing incidence of back pain and scoliosis in children and adolescents, such facts unfortunately come as no surprise.

Kinesio tape

Kinesio tape
Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, there has been a steady rise in the number of professional players we see on our televisions with colourful tape over different parts of their bodies. This is not a fashion accessory but a new technique being primarily used in the rehabilitation and sports medicine specialities. This tape is called Kinesio Tape and it was invented by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s; but it was at the 2008 Olympics when its popularity and usage started to rise.

Age is not a number, but more a determinant of whether we are "nimble on our feet"

Grandmother and boy chiropractic

At the risk of a potential domino effect, I ask 170 retirees to stand on one leg. For those that already aren't too wobbly, I ask them to close their eyes. The room sways... and is soon followed by much laughter.

Last week I was asked to speak to a Probus group at the Castle Hill Community Centre. This is a group of active retirees keen to learn more about themselves, and maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle. After the laughter settles I discuss the seriousness of not having the ability to maintain posture and balance. One in three adults over the age of 65 suffers from a fall each year and 10% of these falls lead to a significant injury resulting in hospitalisation. Of these, up to 80% do not go home! There is now a slight look of shock amongst the group.