WHAT’S IN YOUR KNEE? Your knee is a complex structure and is one of the most stressed joints in the body. It is classed as a ‘hinge’ joint and is responsible for weight-bearing and movement. It contains multiple structures including bones, menisci, ligaments, and tendons. The knee is designed to perform a number of functions, including: · supporting the body in an upright position · help to lower and raise the body · provide stability · act as a shock absorber · allow twistin
The weight of schoolbags used these days is having a huge impact on young spines, especially when combined with improper use. Paying attention to how your child is wearing their backpack can help to prevent back pain (including the neck and shoulders) and issues related to poor posture. It’s never too early or too late to start implementing changes to develop good backpack habits. Use the following tips to ensure appropriate positioning of your backpack the next time you wear
Did you know that just 30 minutes a day of brisk walking can increase your cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness, reduce your risk of heart disease, increase your muscle strength and endurance, create a naturally upright posture, and improve your spinal health? Whether you’ve had an active lifestyle for many years or you’re just wanting to kickstart your fitness goals, walking is the perfect, low impact exercise that can easily fit into your life. Start by set
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS If you’ve ever been curious about chiropractic, what we do, or how we do it - this is the article for you! If you have any other questions, feel free to give our clinic a call and have a chat to one of our friendly chiropractors! Is chiropractic for me? Chiropractic care is not a ‘one size fits all’ healthcare option. Chiropractors carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly. By using a variety of non-surgical techni
Anderson Family Chiropractic now offers Cold Laser Therapy! This article details how this type of therapy works and what types of conditions have been successfully treated in the past. If you’re interested or think that Cold Laser Therapy might be an option for you, give the clinic a call or have a chat to one of our friendly chiropractors. Low Level Laser Therapy is a low intensity light therapy that may also be referred to as Photobiomodulation (PBM) or Cold Laser Therapy.
Is Coffee Bad for You? The risks and benefits of consuming coffee are a constant topic of contention. In 2017, a study (1) was conducted to analyse the potential outcomes (positive and negative) associated with coffee and caffeine consumption. Based on the information gathered by this study, it was found that coffee consumption was linked to a probable decreased risk of a multitude of cancers, as well as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease (in hea
Did you know that your posture can affect so much more than just your appearance? Other side effects of poor posture can include: - Headaches Hunching over and looking down puts extra strain on the posterior muscles of the neck to keep your head from falling forward. This can put strain on the muscles, causing headaches. - Low Back Pain Most people think of upper back and neck pain from bad posture, however, when you slouch, not only do you roll your shoulders forward, but yo
Text neck is one way to refer to the posture we adopt when on our phone, tablet or even computer. What happens: · You look down · Your head moves forward and down · Your shoulders come forward · You slump forward This position puts a lot of extra weight on your neck and upper back – for approximately every 3cm your neck move forwards it doubles in weight. When your head is looking down at your phone it can be tripled in weight which can add an extra 10 kg of pressure to your