Parents, how many times have you heard yourself say to your child “stand up straight” or “stop slouching”? Good posture is just as important as eating healthily, getting enough sleep, and exercising. Poor posture can lead to neck pain, lower back pain, and even carpal tunnel. It can also cause long-term abnormal bone growth and be linked to mood changes, headaches, breathing, digestive problems, low self-confidence, and stress.
What is Posture?
There’s more to strong glute muscles than aesthetics. Your glutes – the minimus, medius, and Maximus – are the largest and strongest muscles in your body. These three muscles work together to abduct, rotate, and extend the hip.
Without your glutes, you simply would not be able to stand up. You wouldn’t be able to walk, run, jump or even sit.
The glutes are designed to be powerful and strong. They join the upper body to the lower body creating a postural chain and control everything...
Muscle recovery and sleep are so important. Unfortunately, muscle injury can happen to anybody at any time. It doesn’t matter if you are a world-class athlete or the only count taking the stairs as exercise. An injury can easily occur. If you are suffering from a muscle injury there are a few remedies to help speed up the recovery process. Sleep is a major aid in muscle recuperation.
What are minor muscle injuries?
A minor muscle injury usually consists of a muscle pull, strain, or tear....
Do you find yourself feeling like you’re all knotted up? Feel like you have a huge knot in your back? Muscle knots are incredibly common but common doesn’t mean they are normal or harmless. Found in your back, shoulders, and neck, they are a stiff band of muscle that has a hard knob in the center, known as the trigger point. The pain can pop up spontaneously or when the trigger point is pressed. But in all cases, muscle knots cause pain to radiate beyond the trigger point into the surrounding muscles.
Christmas time is a special time of the year. A time to enjoy being with family and friends. May this festive season sparkle and shine. May all your dreams and wishes come true, and you feel this happiness all year round.
From all the staff here at Chiro & Sports Med, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May your New Year be filled with lots of joy, happiness, and good health.
Above all, we value our relationship with you and thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you all...
Stretching. We all should be doing it yet few of us do. The experts say most people tend to skip that part of their workout, but it makes a huge difference to how our bodies respond to exercise. Stretching warms your muscles making them looser.
Common beliefs about stretching
1. The best time to stretch is after exercise when your muscles are warm?
Well, that is both true and false. It is safer to stretch a warm muscle, and warm muscles are more relaxed and have a greater range of motion. However,...
National Skin Cancer week falls from 21st – 27th November. We are encouraging all Australians to use the five forms of sun protection, slip, slop, slap, seek, and slide.
Two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 so this week is an important reminder to use sun protection and to know the importance of early detection for all Australians.
Each year more than 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer and the Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more...
14th November – World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14 in more than 160 countries, making it the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign. Diabetes is Australia’s fastest-growing chronic condition.
- There are 1.9 million diabetics in Australia – this includes 1.4 million people who have been diagnosed and an estimated 500,000 cases of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
- Every five minutes someone is diagnosed as a diabetic, which adds up to over 300 people every day.
- One in four adults over the age of 25 is either a diabetic or has pre-diabetes.
- The condition...
A simple conversation amongst two mates about the disappearance of the moustache in 2003 led to an idea that resulted in Movember. 18 years later, Movember has campaigns in 21 countries and has raised more than $730 million to fund over 1250 men’s health programs.
The three key men’s health issues that Movember focuses on are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
What Movember is doing to help men
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Men are dying on average six years earlier than...
What is a Bulging Disc?
This is a common condition in young adults and older people. It’s where one of your intervertebral discs, which cushions the bones in your spine, has weakened and lost its shape. As the disc bulges out between the vertebrae and presses on a nerve, you will experience symptoms in whatever part of your body the affected nerve serves, usually slowly and over a long period of time. The symptoms include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. It is possible for you to have a bulging disc without feeling any pain...
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
This month is Prostate awareness month. It’s important that we are aware in particular men are aware of this disease. 20,000 men this year will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The best chance of surviving this disease is finding it early. Finding it early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. It’s important for men of all ages to know what they can do to help find prostate cancer early.
How does the Prostate develop? This cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate...
National Asthma Week is on 1-7 September so let’s get involved. This year Asthma Australia is focusing on air pollution. It’s time to educate Australians to think differently about the air we are breathing in. Also, to take simple steps to reduce our pollution intake for a healthier life.
There are 2.7 million asthmatics in Australia. With air pollution high and regularly breathed in, consequently, the risks and impacts for asthmatics are getting harder. This Asthma Week (1-7 September) Asthma Australia has joined forces with key...