General Health

Flexibility – don’t ignore it!


You don’t often hear a lot about flexibility training. It is is one of the most important parts of fitness yet it is so often forgotten about. Quite often flexibility is ignored and comes a distant second to cardio, strength and heavy weights. We should all do a flexibility or stretching program at least two to three times per week.

Here are some reasons as to why flexibility should not be ignored.

It decreases the risk of injury and improves recovery

After the release of a static stretch, local blood flow increases beyond pre-stretching levels....


Elizabeth Pattalis – Nutritionist

Elizabeth Pattalis is a Clinical Nutritionist as well as a trained Kinesiologist. Elizabeth is also a personal trainer and pilates instructor. In addition to her education, Elizabeth’s experience can also provide you with a complete health and lifestyle solution.

Her motivation for getting into the wellness field was to help other people feel good about themselves. Elizabeth did not come from a sporting background nor did she like it. But in her mid-20s she started going to the the gym. What was once a chore began to be the best part...


The role of nutrition in musculoskeletal health and pain

Blog by Elizabeth Pattalis (Clinical Nutritionist & Personal Trainer)

Inflammation and injury or illness go hand in hand. Acute inflammation is easy to identify as it expresses as redness, swelling, and heat. Designed to heal the wound or fight the infection, this is a healthy immune response.

In contrast, chronic inflammation often goes unnoticed as it spreads throughout the body with no visible signs, damaging organs and causing many diseases. Consequently it is usually when disease strikes that a person becomes aware something is...


Merry Christmas from Chiro & Sports Med


From everyone here at Chiro & Sports Med, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May your New Year also be filled with happiness and good health.

Above all, we value our relationship with you and thank you for continued support. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

Warmest wishes from the team at Chiro & Sports Med


Chiro & Sports Med

Our chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing a

Osteoarthritis – what actually works?


Osteoarthritis affects over two millions Australians. Unfortunately, the number of sufferers is on the rise for this chronic and painful condition. It is therefore no surprise that there are many different treatments on the market for people seeking relief. Read on for advice on what actually works.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of chronic arthritis. It causes persistent joint pain, stiffness and swelling. It mainly affects hands, knees and

Decembeard for Bowel Cancer Australia

December is Decembeard for Bowel Cancer Australia. It’s a hair-raising fundraiser held during the month of December that encourages men to grow a beard to raise awareness. It also raises much needed funds for bowel cancer.

Did you know that bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer? That’s why Decembeard is so important. Above all, Decemberard’s goal is to have an impact on our health future where no one dies of bowel cancer. Also, for all those diagnosed, to receive the support they need.


Bowel cancer and men – the facts

National Skin Cancer Week

With summer only a few weeks away, we need to think about the skin we live in. 18-24 November is National Skin Cancer Action Week. During this week, Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together to remind us of the risks of UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians.

Sadly, more that 2000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year. While by the age of 70, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer.



This National Skin Cancer Action Week and throughout summer,...



A simple conversation amongst two mates about the disappearance of the moustache in 2003 led to an idea that resulted in Movember. 15 years later, Movember has campaigns in 21 countries and has raised more than $730 million to fund over 1200 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 that...


World Obesity Day and Children

11 October 2018

World Obesity Day launched in 2015 to promote solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Its aim is to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Despite all the health warnings, almost two thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese. Also, one in five children are classified as overweight.

Childhood Obesity

Obesity in children occurs when the energy intake from food and drinks is greater than the energy burned through physical activity. As a result, this extra energy gets stored as fat and is a health risk to children.


Sleep Awareness Week

1 – 7 October is Sleep Awareness Week. It’s hard to imagine this but by the time we reach the age of 80, we would have probably spent about 28 of those years asleep. But why do we sleep?

Sleep is an important part of your daily routine as you spend about one-third of your time doing it. Quality sleep and getting enough of it at the right times is as essential to survival as food and water. Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories,...

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