Chiropractors – Helping You ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’

Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May and this year the chiropractors at Templestowe Family Chiropractic are encouraging you to ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’. With the Olympics around the corner, thousands of elite athletes are using health treatments like chiropractic care to perform at their peak. Chiropractors at Templestowe Family Chiropractic would like to remind people that everyone can back their own inner athlete and perform to their peak by reducing pain, improving posture and living a healthy lifestyle. “Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life,” said chi

Chiropractor Warns School Bags Bad For Backs

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has called on Australia’s educators to rethink the load they are placing on students’ backs – literally. “There is mounting evidence pointing to the fact that heavily laden school bags place unnecessary stress on growing spines and can lead to acute and long-term back problems,” warned CAA national spokesperson, Dr Patrick Sim, chiropractor. “Lugging an overloaded school bag to and from school is an outdated concept that must be discouraged. “Why treat our kids as pack horses when most of the information they need at school or for homework could be contained on a tiny memory stick?” According to Dr Sim, a growing child should limit the weight

Modern Technology Takes a Heavy Toll on Posture

New data, released by the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia to mark the start of National Chiropractic Care Week (May 23 to 29), shows that Australians’ postures are ageing at an increased rate due to heavy mobile device usage. Our love affair with portable electronic devices is causing growing health problems according to new research1 from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), with chiropractors reporting an increasing trend amongst younger people with posture probl ems that were traditionally the domain of the middle-aged office worker. “When it comes to spinal health, our younger people are getting older much earlier,” said CAA National President. Confirming a societal

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