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Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
spinal workshop

Spinal Workshop @ Montrose September 21st

Information Evening and New Patient Orientation Workshop 

The Next Spinal Workshop for Montrose is on Thursday, September 21.

  • Time: 7.45 pm.
  • Venue: The Kilsyth Club; 1-15 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater North VIC 3153.
  • Bookings with Reception Team: 9728 5333.
  • Parking; Available at the Venue.

 

Spinal workshops are designed to be fun and informative, enabling you to fully understand your condition and the implications on your health.

The relaxed presentation encourages participation. You will receive information to understand your spinal problems and get back on the road to recovery.

 

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Monday, August 14th, 2017
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Do you experience pain when you chew or open your mouth? Does your jaw click or frequently make loud noises?

Or perhaps your jaw get stuck or locked as you open it. Do you have pain or soreness in the front of your ear?

If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problem, which is thought to occur in 10-40% of the general population.

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Monday, August 14th, 2017
Vitamin C

Is Vitamin C Still Important To Our Overall Health?

The short answer is Yes! Vitamin C helps to strengthen capillaries which are the tiniest blood vessels in our bodies along with the cell walls. It is also crucial for the formation of collagen (a protein found in connective tissue).

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Magnesium and Migrains

Migraines and Magnesium

New studies have revealed a link between Magnesium deficiencies and migraines, prompting some researchers to recommend that magnesium be included in the treatment plan for all sufferers of the debilitating neurological condition.

When discussing the findings, Dr. Yurgelun-Todd PhD (Professor of Psychiatry at Utah School of Medicine) said this to Prevention Magazine [7]:

“Individuals who have migraines are experiencing a neurobiological change that causes cells to die. Loss of tissue may not have an effect at first, but if you have enough, you may end up being less efficient cognitively.”

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Spinal Health Week 2017

Spinal Health Week 2017

As part of Spinal Health Week 2017, Dr Hooper wants to raise awareness of chronic back pain and encouraging sufferers to seek help.

Chronic back pain is a national issue. One in six Australians suffer from the physical and psychological effects of chronic back problems – that’s an estimated 3.7 million people suffering. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare defines chronic back pain as a health condition that lasts for three months or longer. 

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017
antibiotics

Does Prolonged Antibiotic Use Kill Brain Cells?

Gone are the days where prolonged antibiotic use is without healthy scrutiny. Even in allopathic circles, there appears to be hesitation when it comes to prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily.

However, the potential adverse effects that can be tied up with such use are still being revealed. A new study published in the Journal Cell Reports notes a new concern to add to that file.

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Monday, May 8th, 2017
Vitamin D and Food Allergies

Vitamin D and Food Allergies

An Interesting study from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute highlights the importance of vitamin D levels in children to reduce rates of allergies.

We have be talking about Vitamin deficiencies for years and it still puzzles me when the latest medical expert gets on the telly and tells us that ‘don’t worry you get all your nutrients from your diet’. Ten years ago I would get laughed at if I suggested a patient should consider a Vitamin D test – particularly if they mentioned it to their GP.

‘We live in Australia. Your talking about the sunshine vitamin. No one in Australia could be Vitamin D deficient.’ Interesting how things change. Rarely would a middle age female patient come through now without a Vitamin D test, however no one seems to realise what the optimal range is.

Adults need to be somewhere between 100 to 150 for optimal levels. Fifty is way too low. If I had of asked for a child to be tested – I would probably have been up for malpractice.

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Friday, May 5th, 2017
spinal workshop

May Spinal Workshop @ Montrose

The Next Spinal Workshop for Montrose is on Thursday, May 11th.

  • Time: 7.45 pm.
  • Venue: The Kilsyth Club; 1-15 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater North VIC 3153.
  • Bookings with Reception Team: 9728 5333.
  • Parking; Available at the Venue.

Spinal workshops are designed to be fun and informative, enabling you to fully understand your condition and the implications on your health.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Workshop

The April Spinal Workshop @ Hawthorn

The Next Spinal Workshop for Hawthorn is on Wednesday April 26.

  • Time: 7.30 pm.
  • Venue: The Hawthorn Spinal Centre.
  • Bookings with Reception Team: 7000 6070
  • Parking; On Street Parking Available at the Clinic.

 

Spinal Workshops help you understand the most common spinal problems. And some of the tricky stuff like disc injuries, hip replacements, back operations and fusion.

In these Workshops we provide simple, practical ways to prevent further injury and decrease your recovery time.

We consider them essential for all new patients to attend, otherwise you may never really understand how we can help you achieve the best possible results.

Also, Spinal Workshops are a great introduction to the practice for those who are interested in what we are doing or considering care.

Learn the common mechanisms of spinal injury. Learn how to prevent the most common new patient mistakes and avoid a needless relapse.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Hours – Montrose Clinic will be Open

For your convenience the MONTROSE CLINIC will be OPEN this ANZAC Day (25th of April 2017).

We advise that you book in early so that you obtain the times you desire.

The Hawthorn Clinic will be closed on this day. All emergency cases can be seen by Dr. Hooper at Montrose as required.

We honour and respect the great sacrifice of the diggers and all that ANZAC Day represents. However, we also have a responsibility to our patients, and those that are suffering to assist in their hour of need.

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
core

Core Strength and Back Pain

It is important to have an understanding of the ‘core’ muscles and their function in core stability.

The ‘Core’ muscles develop what we call the powerhouse, essentially consisting of a ‘box’ of muscles. Ensuring correct posture is executed during exercises and movements will assist in strengthening core muscles.

Exercise; specifically core exercises are often a forgotten or misunderstood treatment for lower back pain. These muscles support and brace the spine during movement. Therefore, strengthening them can help to prevent further flare ups and allow distal muscles like the hamstrings, to work more efficiently.

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Friday, March 24th, 2017
Ready To Go!

BackPack Checks with Dr. Hooper

Throughout the month of February Dr. Hooper performed free backpack checks for kids returning to school.

Good fun was had by everyone – but there is an important message driving this community work. It is all about Spinal Hygiene.

We all understand the concept of Dental Hygiene. Kids need to be aware of their teeth and brush each day. Kids need to be aware of regular flossing and the concept of preventative maintenance. Kid inherently understand that if you look after your teeth now, you can keep teeth healthier as you grow older.

But, as important as the little bits of bone are in your mouth are (teeth) – how much more important are the little bits of bone in your back (vertebrae)?

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
spinal workshop

March Spinal Workshop

Spinal workshops are designed to be fun and informative, enabling you to fully understand your condition and the implications on your health.

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Monday, March 20th, 2017
Back Care

Back Care for Office Workers

Most of us are in the same predicament – sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, hunched over the keyboard with our necks bent in unnatural positions.

In truth, our backs were not designed to spend long periods of time sitting at desks. Spending 6 to 8 a day in front of the computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and co-ordination. Here, in this article, we discuss how office-workers can avoid back pain with a few simple changes to their routine.

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