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Posted on Sep 5, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, General, massage, Massage/Myotherapy, News


Chiro Can Help You Get Ready For Life

Spinal Health Week 2019:

 

Chiro Can Help You Get Ready For Life!

 

As part of Spinal Health Week 2019, Waverley Central Chiropractic Clinic is encouraging you to take control of your health, regardless of age, and make small changes to improve your spinal health and wellbeing.

Spinal Health Week runs from 20 to 26 May and this year we are asking you whether your body, posture and spine are Ready for Life.

3.7 million Australians reported back pain in 2015 alone. Back pain can have a damaging effect on a person’s quality of life by affecting their ability to participate at work, in social activities and sports.

As we know life is full of unknowns, but you can take simple and practical steps now to maintain an active lifestyle, correct your posture and seek our professional care to get you Ready for Life. We are here to support you and help you take control of your health.

Spinal Health Week is a great time to make an appointment with us to find out how we can help you get Ready for Life. You can also visit spinalhealthweek.com.au for more information on how you can improve your spinal health and overall wellbeing.

Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA), the peak body representing chiropractors in Australia.

 

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Posted on May 20, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, General, News


Head Position, Posture and Headaches

 

Head Position, Posture and Headaches

 

Posture is the position we hold our body in when standing, sitting or lying down. Our body does have an ideal posture, which enables it to move efficiently and optimize its function and comfort. It also means that variations from the ideal position requires more muscular activity tomaintain and may stress joints and surrounding soft tissue. Most people don’t realise that the average adult head weighs about 4.5 kg, because we don’t notice the work our spine, muscles and ligaments are doing to stabilise it, when it’s sitting in the ideal position.

When that position is changed by the postures we adopt in our daily activities, we are actually increasing the load on our neck to the point where for every 2-3 cm of forward head position, it is estimated that we are doubling the load on our neck and upper back. This may lead to increased wear and tear that in the short term may lead to upper back pain, neck pain and headaches, whilst in the longer term may lead to osteoarthritis.

Typically the headaches associated with forward head position are on the same side as the neck dysfunction and can often radiate around the temple area and across the top of the head. Patients will often describe them as feeling like a nagging, aching pain in and behind the eye. They can interrupt your sleep, making it difficult to concentrate and are usually worse at the end of the day.

While advances in computer and mobile phone technologies are designed to make our lives easier, they are also having a negative effect on our posture because of the many hours we spend with our head and neck bent forward reading computer screens and other digital displays.

Good posture for your head means that when viewed from the side your ear should be located over the centre of your shoulder. When viewed from the front your nose should be straight (not tilted) and both eyes at the same level. Any variations may indicate some type of spinal dysfunction.

Your neck movements can also be an indicator of whether poor head posture is causing any restricted movements. With normal rotation you should be able to almost touch your chin to your shoulder and with normal side bending, bring your ear to your shoulder, so that it is at least at an angle of 45 degrees.

If you, or others in your family, are spending lots of time with heads bent forward, a simple exercise is to pull your chin in and then stretch your head back to maintain good head position and muscle tone. Your family chiropractor can show you how to perform this exercise correctly.

If you would like to find out more about the impact of forward head position on posture, or the resolution of headaches from neck dysfunction, contact Waverley Central Chiropractic.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice and is used for educational purposes only. If you are having pain or health related complaints, please seek out a licensed healthcare professional.

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Posted on Mar 24, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, Exercise, General, News


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Posted on Mar 20, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, Clinical Yoga, Exercise, General, Massage/Myotherapy, News, Recipes, Sleep, Yoga


Make 2019 a better you!

For more information, or to arrange your next visit at Waverley Central Chiropractic Clinic, please contact us via:

P | 03 9545 0278

E | info@myfamilychiropractor.com.au.

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Posted on Mar 1, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, Exercise, General, News


Scoliosis

 

Scoliosis

 

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. But when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight.
Scoliosis can affect both children and adults. In children, it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows.
Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 10 and 15.

This is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin”. But recent research into the cause of scoliosis seems to suggest that there is often a genetic factor which affects the control of the growth of the spine. 

However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 9 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). Progression usually coincides with the increased growth following puberty and therefore commonly affects girls at an earlier age than boys. It is also 10 times more common in girls than boys. Scoliosis can also occur in adults with no previous history, due to spinal degeneration and advancing age.

The effects of scoliosis include poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. In rare cases, scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems.
If scoliosis is detected and treated early, patients may avoid these symptoms in many cases. If left untreated, scoliosis can sometimes require surgery. Bracing is an effective treatment for halting the progression of scoliosis curves and reducing the need for surgery.

While very small curves are common and of no significance, about 2% of girls have a curve which warrants observation during the growth period. Three girls per 1,000 will require treatment during the growth phase. If treatment is required, the earlier it is undertaken, the better the long-term result.
The way to detect scoliosis is to look for it since in the early stages scoliosis produces no symptoms. It may be more noticeable during the warmer months when less and lighter clothing is worn or when in bathing suits.


The observable signs of Scoliosis are:
• Unequal gaps between the arms and the trunk
• Head not centered over the body
• One shoulder higher than the other
• One shoulder blade higher or more obvious than the other
• One hip more prominent than the other
• Obvious sideways curvature of the spine

If you have any concerns regarding the spinal curves of a child or an adult, the Chiropractors at Waverley Central Chiropractic can help in conducting a thorough assessment.

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Posted on Feb 1, 2019 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, General, News


The Nordic Maintenance Care Program

 

The Nordic Maintenance Care Program:

 

Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low

back pain – A pragmatic randomised controlled trail. 

This exciting study concluded that chiropractic maintenance care was more effective than symptom-guided

treatment in reducing the total number of days over 52 weeks with bothersome non-specific

LBP (lower back pain). It was suggested that for selected patients with recurrent or persistent

non-specific LBP who respond well to an initial course of chiropractic care, that maintenance chiropractic

care should be considered an option for prevention. 

Click the link below to read the full article:
 
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0203029

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, General, News


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Posted on Oct 24, 2018 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, Clinical Yoga, Exercise, General, Massage/Myotherapy, News, Orthotics, Yoga


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Posted on Sep 13, 2018 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, Clinical Yoga, Exercise, General, Massage/Myotherapy, News, Orthotics, Yoga


We are excited to welcome the newest addition to the Bajcic clan!

Dr. Marc will be taking some time away from WCCC to spend with his newest son and family. 

From Monday 3rd – Monday 17th September 2018, Dr. Marc will only be working the following hours:

Tuesday: 9am – 12pm | 2:30pm – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 12pm | 2:30pm – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Dr. Maria had kindly raised her hand to take care of Dr. Marc’s patients on the days he is away. 

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018 | Category: Chiro, Chiropractic, General, News


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