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Spinal Health Week

Live Better, We've Got Your Back

Spinal Health Week 2014

Yesterday launched Spinal Health Week, the CAA initiative aimed to encourage Australians to become more proactive in their own healthcare with the theme “Live better, We’ve Got Your Back”. Our previous blog discussed areas where we can improve our spinal health in the workplace, however as family chiropractors, we also have some tips for children and families! 

Live Better, We've Got Your Back

Spinal Health Week 19-25 May

Live Better, We've Got Your Back

Spinal Health Week 19-25 May

 

The month of May promotes the launch of the theme for Spinal Health Week (May 19-25) "Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back", a national initiative of the CAA. Spinal health week encourages the general population to take control of their healthcare and improve their postural fitness.

UNSW Neurological Society AAFN Presentation

Brent Gordon presents a talk to the UNSW Neurological Society

Brent Gordon presented a talk to the UNSW Neurological Society on behalf of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN) on Thursday 10 October 2013. Brent spoke alongside Neurology Fellow Dr. Justine Wang and Registrar Dr. Michael Fong to medical students on the importance of neurological examination skills. Brent was asked by the academy to introduce the current concepts in Functional Neuroscience to medical students with a special interest in Neurology.

Crows Nest Holistic Kinesiology Open Day

Due to the recent success of the kinesiology open day at our Norwest clinic, our Holistic kinesiologist Hasna Gittany is once again offering her services at our Crows Nest clinic.

Hasna is dedicated to bringing awareness to the community about Holistic Kinesiology, which is becoming an increasingly popular natural health alternative.  She believes in empowering people to live their life to their fullest potential.

So come along to the Holistic kinesiology open day at Crows Nest clinic on 18 June 2011. Hasna will aim to provide a deeper understanding of Holistic Kinesiology and inform you on how it may help you with your health and well being.  She will also be providing free 20 minute sessions so you can experience kinesiology and ask any questions you may have.  Open day hours will be from 8am-5pm.

To make a booking or to find out more information please call 9966 0992. For more information about kinesiology, click here.

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

Chiropractic and the "unsettled" baby

Chiropractic and the

Recently, I was invited to present a lecture to mothers and mothers-to-be from the Hills District Playgroups Association in Castle Hill. Thanks to Sally for organising the event and thanks to Brent Gordon from Shirley Rd Chiropractic, for preparing such an interesting and engaging multimedia package.

Of the many topics concerning babies and chiropractic, the one that created most interest was deformational plagiocephaly (flat skull as a potential cause/result of an unsettled baby.

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.

"Baby Talk" at Royal North Shore Private Hospital

Walking too early, babies and chiropractic

Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at Royal North Shore Private Hospital to the senior midwife educators. The purpose of this lecture was to discuss the relevance of chiropractic in the current environment. Today, I delivered the lecture, with Ashleigh Mundy also in attendance, where there was much interest and excitement in what chiropractic has to offer newborn babies and pregnant mothers.

The lecture focussed on the following issues:

Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at Royal North Shore Private Hospital to the senior midwife educators. The purpose of this lecture was to discuss the relevance of chiropractic in the current environment. Today, I delivered the lecture, with Ashleigh Mundy also in attendance, where there was much interest and excitement in what chiropractic has to offer newborn babies and pregnant mothers.

The lecture focussed on the following issues:

National Chiropractic Care Week 2010

We are in the middle of National Chiropractic Care Week, 2010. The chiropractic profession has concentrated on improving the posture of people in the office, at home, and at school. It is thought that up to 90% of people maintain poor posture during their normal daily activities. The Chiropractors Association of Australia have created a great website that helps you determine if you, your family, friends or work colleagues have good posture. Visit, whatsyourposture.com.au and see how you line up.