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Social Media and Your Neck

Social Media and Your Neck

A decade ago the way backpacks were worn by younger people in the ACT was one of the most significant postural concerns for me as a Canberra chiropractor. Although it is now far from perfect (they are still generally too low and too heavy), their use is better now...

Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

Many of us prefer to talk than listen. There is an art to being a good listener, so it's not surprising that many books have been written on the subject. But how do you listen to your body? Well, it's important to understand that your body does not talk to you via a...

Like a Snowflake

Like a Snowflake

Until the discovery of the microscope, it was assumed that all snowflakes were identical. It is awe-inspiring to think that each of the innumerable flakes that fall each winter are different. The human body is similar to a snowflake. At first glance we all seem to...

Health Maintenance versus Disease Treatment

Health Maintenance versus Disease Treatment

The difference between disease treatment and health maintenance is often misunderstood. Confusion can occur because identical actions can be carried out to satisfy either of these objectives. For instance, one individual might follow a careful dietary plan to treat a...

Health and the Older Person

Health and the Older Person

Some older people may have misconceptions regarding health, which prevent them from experiencing optimum health and enjoyment of life in their later years. Correcting these misconceptions will go a long way towards enabling older members of our community to be...

Preventing Vertebral Subluxations

Preventing Vertebral Subluxations

A vertebral subluxation refers to spinal vertebrae that are not moving properly, which interferes with the communication between the spine and the brain. As a result, the brain is not accurately sensing what is going on in your spine and body. A chiropractic...

“What is that Popping Sound?”

“What is that Popping Sound?”

One of the most common questions I am asked by patients is: "What is that popping sound when you adjust me?" The actual pop is called a cavitation. Let me explain the mechanism. The joints of the spine are called synovial joints and they produce a fluid called...

Safety and Chiropractic

Safety and Chiropractic

Over the years there has been some alarmist information in the media about the risks associated with chiropractic care, particularly claims of chiropractic adjustments causing strokes. Regarding this latter claim, some researchers have proposed that the vertebral...

Your Personal Health History – Part 3

Your Personal Health History – Part 3

How chiropractic care can help you to maximise your health potential There are three major areas of your personal health history that directly affect your health potential, as well as your ability to obtain the maximum benefit from chiropractic care. In the last two...