How good would it be to have a pocket Chiropractor! Did you know that Australian adults, on average, spend an estimated five hours per day sitting, with a quarter of the population sitting for more than eight hours per day? This can have an effect on your spinal health.
The 12th October is World Arthritis Day – a day created to raise public awareness of all forms of arthritis and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Some forms of arthritis may remain undiagnosed for up to 5 years, and a delayed diagnosis makes it harder to treat the condition.
If you were to take 7500 daily steps over the course of 80 years, you would rack up over 219 million paces in your lifetime. That's a lot of work for two knees. It's little wonder they can develop problems and become painful. Knees are prone to a range of issues.
Do you wake in the morning with a sore, stiff neck? Do the muscles ache and twinge and take a little time to loosen up? You’re not alone – neck pain is common and will affect most people at some stage in their lives. Stiffness can occur for a number of reasons; while it’s not normally serious, it’s important to know when urgent investigation is required.
During the winter months we need to take time to think about our vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient - one of its most important functions is to help grow and maintain strong bones and teeth. Some research has shown that vitamin D can also help our immunity and reduce depression.
It's likely you've heard of a pulled hamstring. Maybe you've watched as your favourite sports player suddenly stopped, grasping the back of their thigh. You might have experienced it yourself or know someone who's been struck by this troublesome injury. You may not realise the importance of hamstrings until you injure them.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an extremely painful condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. Over time this can lead to destruction of joint surfaces and cartilage, meaning hands and feet become disfigured, difficult to use and ever more painful.