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Life after COVID - how do I return to exercise safely?

By Grant Colombo | Chiropractor Unfortunately, one of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the world is that we have seen a huge proportion of active people reducing or even ceasing their physical activity. Now ideally this is not a positive thing for the fitness levels and physical and mental health of […]

Videolink appointments are now live!

The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, whilst creating lots of forced changes to our lifestyles, is allowing us the chance to think differently about the way we offer our services. Traditionally, services such as chiro, physio and massage have been seen purely in the ‘hands-on’ category. Naturally, this still remains the best approach to patient care, however […]

COVID-19: What's our response?

(last updated Mon 1 June, 2020) It’s no secret that the COVID-19 coronavirus has rocked the world as we know it. Many of you are probably wondering whether we are still open, and what we’re doing to mitigate the risk. Recent changes we’ve made (apart from the notice below): MASSAGE IS BACK! At the start […]

Text-Neck: Smartphone Use and Neck Pain

Article of the week: The Head Down Generation: Musculoskeletal Symptoms and the Use of Smartphones Among Young University Students. Regiani Bueno G, Garcia LF, Marques Gomes Bertolini SM, Rodrigues Lucena TF. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Nov;25(11):1049-1056 The emergence of the smart phone over the last decade has seen a trend towards a much more […]

What is the cause of my low back pain?

By Jack Rogers | BChiroSc, MChiroprac If there’s one question we hear on a daily basis, this is it. The conundrum of low back pain is one that has plagued doctors of all types for centuries – just what is going on with low back pain? Consider this staggering statistic – chronic pain (including low […]

Disc injuries and how we can help

We have 24 discs in our spine, from the cervical spine (neck), through the thoracic (mid back) area and into the lumbar spine (low back). The discs sits between the vertebrae, and function as shock absorbers for our spine. The outside ring of the disc, called the annulus fibrosis, is made up of a dense […]

New Developments in Treating Sports Injuries

Traditionally, the acronym ‘RICE’ has been used when managing acute traumatic injuries, including sports injuries. However, recently this acronym has been revised. By providing a more comprehensive and accurate guide to management, the goal is to set the injured individual on the fastest and least painful path to healing and returning to their sports and […]

The importance of warm-ups, and how to do them

It doesn’t matter if you are playing representative sport or preparing yourself for a weekend gym session: Warm-ups are a necessary part of your preparation. Warm-ups assist in preparing you physically and mentally for an activity or competition, thus maximising your performance. They also play a vital role in injury prevention. While you want to […]

Ankle Sprains in Sportspeople

Ankle sprains are a common injury for the sporting population, and can be a frustrating setback. Sprains are usually caused by an inward ‘rolling’ of the foot, as ankle control is lost while running or changing direction. As the foot twists inwards, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle may be damaged or torn […]