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Chiropractic Solutions News – November 2018
Welcome to our second last newsletter for the year! As usual, we have some great articles of interest and clinic news. Please read on, and have a great month!
Dear Patients, as of 1 st January 2019,
the cost of our Chiropractic & Myotherapy Services will change.
Please see below for the particular consultations affected:
Initial Consultation for Children Under 12 – $95
Second Consultation – $95
Re-exam – $95
Extended Consultation – $95
Standard Consult – $70
Concession & Children Under 12- $60
90 mins – $140
75 mins – $120
60 mins – $100
45 mins – $85
30 mins – $65
Thanking you for your continued support,
- Dr Luke will be attending the High Performance SportsMAP seminar on 24th-25th November where he will be learning all the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of groin injuries.
- The clinic will be closed Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 6th November and resume normal hours from Wednesday 7th November.
Is the daily grind giving
you a headache?
Headaches are becoming increasingly common and we are often guilty of taking some painkillers and ignoring the problem. Headaches can take different forms such as migraines or tension headaches, and these can greatly impact quality of life.
Headaches can be caused by various reasons, including but not limited to, poor posture, stress, sleeping patterns and poor nutrition. Here are some tips which can help decrease the severity or frequency of headaches:
- Get enough sleep -adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough sleep plays an important role in your physical, mental and emotional health.
- Fix your sleeping posture – an awkward sleeping position affects the alignment of your spine and can cause stiffness in the morning. Avoid sleeping on your stomach and try to sleep on your back instead to maintain the natural curve of the spine.
- Be mindful of your posture – whether it’s during your commute or at the office, maintaining a good posture is very important for spinal health
- Improve your nutrition – having a nutritious breakfast can make you feel good as you go about your day.
- Drive Smart – if you drive regularly, adjust your seat to make sure that you are not straining any part of your body. Move the seat closer to the steering wheel to support the curve of your back.
Chiro Can Help
Chiropractors regularly diagnose, care for and manage headaches, and many studies have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in alleviating migraine pain and other health issues that arise from neck and back issues.
An Australian study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine pain. The Macquarie University study analysed the responses of 127 volunteers who suffered from migraines aged from 10 to 70 years. The researchers found that more than 80% of people who were provided with chiropractic care reported an improvement in migraines.1
If you, or someone you know, suffers with headaches please call 9557 0251.
 Tuchin PJ1, Pollard H, Bonello R, 2000, A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine, J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5
Zucchini, Mint and Haloumi Fritters
This is one protein-rich fritter! Zucchini is a high-fibre vegetable containing a decent amount of potassium and vitamin C. The mint is a powerful antioxidant and a great digestive herb.
Chart of the day: Are you eating more veggies than a 3-year-old? Probably not
Parents who despair at getting their children to eat their veggies might need to have a look at the example they are setting. The National Health Survey suggests only 3.8 per cent of adult men get enough vegetables each day, compared to 4.5 per cent of boys. Women fare a little better with 10.2 per cent meeting guidelines versus 6.3 per cent of girls.
Dogs and heatstroke: Even a long walk can put your pet at risk
Spring is in the air and summer is not far away. To shake off those winter blues — and extra kilos — going for a long walk or jog with your dog sounds like an excellent idea.
But before you grab the leash and set off on a cracking 10-kilometre run, spare a thought for your pooch.
Australia has an ageing population as our life expectancy continues to increase. Those aged over 65 are termed ‘older Australians’ and while this demographic currently makes up 15% of the population, this looks to increase to 22% by 2056.
Your Brain on Exercise: The Neuroscience Behind a Good Workout
We’ve all been there before: a tough day at work, with the kids or in school. We’re exhausted, both mentally and physically, but we still manage to push ourselves and get to the gym. Why do we do it? Because we know how much better we’ll feel after an evening indoor cycling class, an hour of kickboxing or a challenging weight workout. We leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and invigorated—truly transformed.
Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.
The study found that increased cardiorespiratory fitness was directly associated with reduced long-term mortality, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness. Extreme aerobic fitness was associated with the greatest benefit, particularly in older patients (70 and older) and in those with hypertension.
Breathing through the nose aids memory storage
The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better.