Here are some tips to address the issue of sitting for long hours at a desk. Take frequent breaks. I know this sounds simple. But for some, in today’s working environment, emails and video online meetings are more common than before. Getting off that chair seems to be more challenging (especially if you’re busy). Put a reminder in your calendar- to take a break and walk, get some water, say hi to a workmate who sits further away from you or better still, walk around and do so
Often Chiropractors are affiliated with the ability to crack joints. But what is this cracking sound? When you first visit us at Maroubra Chiropractic & Health, during assessment stage we will look for general alignment, quality and range of joint movement throughout your spine. Our Chiropractors will also look for areas that aren’t moving properly or have a limited range. One of the key tools that Chiropractors use and utilise is chiropractic adjustment. These adjustments he
Every gym you go to will have free weights and various machines to target each muscle group. For the average gym goer, you may not know what to use, right? Free weights VS machine exercises, which is better? You may have noticed from my previous blogs (click here to read) that topics around exercise and strengthening of core muscles are a passion of mine (hence the blog posts). As a Chiropractor, I can help you maintain a healthy spine and also give you tips to achieving your
Today, health and fitness is transforming the way we approach life, the way we live and how we live it. A key term that is totally on point to this is core strength. You've heard of it right? And so have many other Australians, but most seem to know little about it. So what is it? Let me explain in simple terms. (You can see, I prefer to simplify my explanations without getting into the complexity of the topic; it gets dull and more difficult to understand). Core strength is
Working 9 to 5 in front of a computer is the new norm. And most likely this will remain the case for some time. So what's the problem? Well, this places the individual to 7-9 hours of sitting 5 days a week which equals 35 to 45 hours, for many years (unless you're one of the lucky ones to retire early). Now, this may not be an issue for individuals who can sit upright all day but what if majority of this is spent slouched? The result may lead to damaging changes to the spine.
Many believe back pain is self limiting, and it gets better over time on its own. But what happens when it doesn't? Or it reoccurs on a regular basis? I'm sure many of you have experienced some sort of discomfort in the back. And some of you may have experienced significant pain. But how do you know if this pain will get better on its own or it is something more? Chiropractors have a specific set of diagnostic and therapeutic skills for this. We can determine with clinical te