Day to day our backs endure a lot. From simple tasks to keeping our bodies upright with proper posture, to lifting heavy objects or even more complex things depending on our occupations. If our back muscles are weak we become much more susceptible to back pain and even injury, however simple back exercises may minimise … Read more Back Exercises – Simple Steps to strengthen your back the right way!
One of the most exciting things about getting back into the routine of the New Year is that we get a kick start on our favourite sports. Whether you go to the gym, play in a sporting team or just run up and down the sideline cheering your kids on, sport is great way to … Read more Sporting Injuries treatment – March 2015 Newsletter
Using heat or ice when you become injured is a cost effective ways of reducing pain and assisting in the healing process. However, there is often a lot of confusion around when to use each method and incorrect use can prolong the pain and the healing process. Below, we will discuss the benefits of both … Read more Heat or Ice: Which to choose?
Thank you for reading the Back to Basics Patient Newsletter January 2015 . This month we cover: Heat or Ice: Which to choose? Using heat or ice when you become injured is a cost effective ways of reducing pain and assisting in the healing process. However, there is often a lot of confusion around when … Read more January 2015 Patient Newsletter
Health and Fitness Goals by Personal Trainer Marie Esteban 1. Set clear goals Setting health and fitness goals helps you to create an achievable health plan, track your progress and modify situations as they arise (holidays, special events etc). Health goals could include: Participate in an organized fun run; walk or bike ride; increase strength; … Read more Health and Fitness Goals for 2015
Pins and Needles, or Paresthesia as it is correctly named, is a strange sensation of tingling or prickling which is most commonly felt in the hands and feet. We’ve all experienced it at least once, where a body part has ‘fallen asleep’ after we’ve unknowingly had too much pressure on it and caused the blood … Read more Pins and Needles – The Facts!
Keep your Spine Healthy this festive season! With the festive season fast approaching, it is a time for celebration, relaxation and letting your hair down. Unfortunately this period can also take a toll on our bodies in some cases effecting our spine and nervous system. This could be the result of indulging in a little … Read more Keep your Spine Healthy this festive season – December Patient Newsletter 2014
Scoliosis and your child Many adult spinal disorders arise from undetected adolescent problems. One of the most debilitating and also most common spinal disorders is scoliosis. Scoliosis is the unnatural lateral curvature of the spine. A mild scoliosis is said it occur in 50% of the population and usually does not require any specific treatment, … Read more November Patient Newsletter 2014
Do you suffer from headaches? Because headaches are so common, most people think that getting a headache is a normal part of life. This is simply not true. Headaches are a sign that something is wrong. If the bones in the neck are not supporting your head properly, this can affect the nerves, muscles and … Read more Headaches & Massage – October Patient Newsletter 2014
It often surprises people to see a wall full of pictures of smiling children, who are regular patients at our clinics. Back to Basics has a large clientele of children, ranging from babies through to adolescents; we treat children of all ages. Whether people think it’s unnecessary for children or whether they simply have never … Read more Is Chiropractic safe for children? Is it necessary?
The ALS (MND) ice bucket challenge is all over the internet at the moment with everyone from school children to celebrities taking part and nominating others to get involved. Our very own Chiropractor Dr Stephen Agius stood up to the challenge today and bravely had 4 buckets of ice poured over his head. Motor Neurone … Read more Ice Bucket Challenge done by Mayor of Kogarah
Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health professions, but many people still don’t understand exactly what a Chiropractor does. It is a common misconception that Chiropractors are ‘back doctors’ and only treat the spine. So exactly what is Chiropractic? Put simply, Chiropractors study the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how to improve their function. … Read more What is Chiropractic?