Spinal Health Week 2015

Spinal Health Week 2015 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA). This year,  Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31. The 2015 theme is "Get Your Happy [...]

What is Floatation Tank Therapy?

  What is Floatation Tank Therapy? If you are not one of the lucky group who attended Tiina Hogg’s presentation at Petrozzi Wellness Centre, you may not know what floatation tank therapy is. [...]

Are New Technologies a Pain in the Neck?

Laptops, tablets and smartphones are here to stay and most of us welcome them. We don't welcome the backaches and neck pain that is becoming an increasing problem, though. These technologies can literally [...]

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Why Good Posture is Important

Children rarely think about their posture. Teenagers tend to think slouching around with terrible posture is cool.  Posture is always important, but becomes even more important when we become adults and take sedentary [...]

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What is Sciatica and How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Sciatica. Click image to view full size. The sciatic nerve is a nerve that runs from the lower part of the spinal column down to the thigh, where it divides into two at the knee. The longest and thickest nerve in the body, it is also one of the most susceptible to pain because of its size and location. There are actually two sciatic nerves: one on either side of the spine. Sciatica occurs when pressure is applied to one of the sciatic nerves. Depending on the source and intensity of the pressure, pain can be felt in the lower back, the buttocks and/or the thigh area. In almost all cases, pain from sciatica is experienced on one side of the body only.   […]

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National Pain Week 2014: Focus on Spinal Pain

National Pain Week is a yearly event that will take place from 21 to 27 July this year. The theme of National Pain Week 2014 is “Pain is Ageless.” Pain can strike anyone, at any age, and when it becomes chronic, can create more than just pain management problems. There is a social stigma attached to chronic pain and sufferers often have to struggle with both their pain and their desire to be contributing members of society and not reliant on their caregivers. […]