Live Better, We've Got Your Back
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!
Spinal Health Week 19-25 May
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.
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.
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. Open day hours will be from 8am-5pm.
To find out more information please call 9966 0992.
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.
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.
Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at 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. It was a great opportunity to spend time with midwives and discuss pregnancy, childbirth, baby carriers and deformational plagiocephaly.
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.