Wrist stretches

2021-05-13T11:42:35+10:00May 13th, 2021|Chiropractic & Massage, Helping yourself|

Wrist stretches can help if you work at a computer, love your craft, grip onto weights or generally use your hands for repetitive movements. Wrist stretches - flexor muscles at the top of your arm If you feel sensitive or get a burning sensation or ache along the top of your arm and the outside of [...]

Calf Stretches for foot pain

2020-08-27T17:27:21+10:00August 27th, 2020|Chiropractic & Massage, Helping yourself|

Stretching your calves (Gastrocs and Soleus) helps with ankle (achilles) tightness, calf tightness and pain under your feet. Stretching is simple but needs to be done correctly. Gastrocs muscle-straight leg stretch Make sure your feet are parallel and not off at an angle. Stretch for 30s to a minute You should feel the stretch at the [...]

Computer Posture for Children and Teenagers

2020-04-19T14:09:23+10:00April 16th, 2020|Chiropractic & Massage, Kids Stuff|

What is good computer posture for children and teenagers? As adults, we often don't realise that poor posture at any age isn't good. Increasingly, we are noticing the negative effects of poor seated posture in children and teenagers not just adults. The rules for good posture are universal really. It’s especially important for children and teenagers [...]

Self help for Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

2020-04-19T14:13:58+10:00April 6th, 2020|Chiropractic & Massage|

Self help strategies for heel pain are quite straight forward and effective. Another name for heel pain is Plantar fasciitis.  It is a very common cause of heel pain. It's caused by inflammation and strain on the plantar fascia which is a band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. The heel pain will [...]

Stretching your Psoas Muscle

2020-04-19T14:14:58+10:00April 1st, 2020|Chiropractic & Massage|

Stretching your psoas muscle is so important. It's a hip flexor. So often, it's involved in groin pain, low back pain and even pain to one side of your pelvis (your sacroiliac joint). Like many of us, you probably spend a great deal of time sitting - at work, in the car, and at home. Your [...]

Reducing strain in your neck and back

2020-04-19T14:16:57+10:00March 18th, 2020|Chiropractic & Massage|

Here is an easy movement for reducing back and neck strain while sitting at your desk. No the cat isn't demonstrating  it! The move is called Brugger's Relief position. Its quite straightforward really: perch on the end of your chair with your pelvis in a neutral position (no slouching); knees and feet out; arms rotated out [...]

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