A recent inquiry has shown that Australia is fast becoming a nation of pill-poppers, consuming more than 40 million pills a day. This $14.2 billion a year habit begs the question of whether we rely too heavily on pills to achieve better health. With safe, natural medicine only making up $4 billion of this total, it’s becoming obvious that Australians are turning to prescription drugs for a quick fix – an act that could be very dangerous for many people.
While it might resemble something you’d pick up at Bunnings, the Theragun is becoming the new best friend for many of our patients here at The Spinal Centre.
The foam attachments create localized vibration to stimulate intense blood flow to treat sore muscles, chronic pain and improve mobility. The frequency of the device is calibrated to interrupt the brain’s pain receptors, reducing discomfort during treatment.
The Theragun works well on tight muscles, relaxing them in a matter of minutes. Despite it’s intimidating exterior, it never actually hits the body with force, instead it glides across the body with constant vibration.
The Next Spinal Workshop for Hawthorn is on Wednesday May 16th.
- 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.
I hope you’re sitting down for this one folks.. or maybe not, because it appears that your chair is out to get you!
It might sound strange, but it’s true.
Researchers have found that sitting, something we all do on a daily basis and which the majority of us spend 80% or more of our working day doing could kill us faster than smoking will.
Statistics from an Australian study released in the LA Times Feature which feature this news indicate that an hour of sitting in front of the TV cuts around 22 minutes from our lives.
That’s: 1 hour of sitting cuts 22 minutes from our lives – extraordinary!
Following many months of preparation, thousands of athletes from around the world have arrived at the Gold Coast to compete in the Commonwealth Games. The games will wrap up shortly, but did you know that many athletes and sporting professionals incorporate chiropractic care into their overall wellness regimen?
Many not only have chiropractors to get them ready for the games but also throughout to ensure they are at peak psychical level. With the Australian love of sport, chiropractors regularly come across sporting-related ailments and provide care to patients who participate in sport.
With an extensive elite sporting background, Dr. Hooper and The Rehabilitation Team are well placed to achieve your sporting goals.
We have being using Whole body Vibration (WBV) at the Clinic for may years with great results. Stretching, Strength Work, Core Stability, Pelvic Stability, Falls Prevention, Flexibility, Spinal Rehabilitation, Muscle Reactivation – it has got it all.
ANZAC Day is slowly creeping up on us so I thought it was about time I started hunting for a healthy alternative to the traditional ANZAC biscuit. As you probably know, here at The Spinal Centre, we’re lovers of the grain free, refined sugar free and junk free life! So here’s a super simple recipe for healthier ANZAC biscuits that are just as good as the real deal without all the grains or sugar.
Heath Ledger’s death was accidental resulting from misuse of a cocktail of pain killers, anxiety medication and sleeping pills, the New York coroner has found.
The finding prompted an immediate statement from Ledger’s family warning of the “hidden dangers” of mixing prescription drugs.
The current Essendon Supplement scandal highlights a number of core problems with football and sport in general.
The key issue is how far are athletes willing to go to make the team or win the event?
Athletes are always willing to go to great lengths to position themselves in front of the competition. But if you thrown enough money, and heap the glory on any sport – you begin to corrupt the process.
Combine this with gambling and whatever ‘purity’ was left soon starts to shrivel and die.
The tragedy is that while we are becoming more accustomed to it happening at an elite level – think AFL, ARL, the Tour etc. it is now happening in junior teams.
At grass roots level kids as young as 10 are taking a dangerous mix of drugs and high caffeine drinks before matches to get the edge on their opponents.
And this is what is showing up in hospitals lately.
Kids are washing down cold and flu medicaiton like Sudafed or pain killers like Nurofen with three or four cans of high caffeine drinks like Red Bull, V or mother.
If you think it would not happen to your kids – you might like to think again.
To perform optimally, athletes need to exert themselves with strength, stability and a full range of motion. Research shows that skilled joint manipulation improves joint motion and reduces pain, and it has a host of neurophysiologic attributes, including turning off reflex inhibition. Instead of flying Doctors from all over the country; you have access to ALL of this at The Spinal Centre.