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Chiropractic Solutions News – October 2018
As the days are getting longer and the sunshine – and warmth – is increasing, so too does our enthusiasm for activity. This month we have a day to focus specifically on our spines with World Spine Day on October 16th (though it should be everyday!). Why is that important? “Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are on the rise and Australians of all ages are suffering”. Fortunately, being patients of Chiropractic Solutions, you are already recognising the benefits of maintaining your health through having a well functioning spine. Read on for more details for World Spine Day, some great articles of interest and clinic news. Have a great month!
- Thank you to all of our patients who completed our recent survey. It’s always nice to receive such positive feedback, and we will be working on the great suggestions that you put forward. Thank you!October is another Seminar Month!
- Dr Luke will be away from Wednesday 10th October and will return on Monday 15th October as he heads to Perth for the Sports Medicine Australia conference for what will be an information packed week!
- Dr Neil will be attending an AAFN (Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology) seminar on the 13th and 14th October. Functional neurology is based on neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain and nervous system to adapt and change in response to stimulus. Functional Neurologists are able to engage in the rehabilitation of a significant range of conditions including movement disorders, vestibular conditions, neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases, traumatic brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, pain complexes and more. Click on this link for more info http://www.aafn.org.au/
- Dr Neil will again be furthering his Functional Neurology practice by attending the FNOR seminar between the 19-21st of October.
What is the FNOR (Functional-Neuro Orthopaedic Rehabilitation) System? It investigates;
– the nature of the brain and nervous system’s roles in function and dysfunction and injury,
– joint injury, chronic pain, joint instability, motor dysfunction, post-surgical pain and associated cognitive and behavioural changes.
– Utilizes therapeutic orthopaedic rehab strategies that involve the brain and nervous system. Click on this link for more info https://fnor.net/
‘Love Your Spine’ this World Spine Day
Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health.
Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is having a profound negative impact on our health and especially our spines. Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are on the rise and Australians of all ages are suffering. The good news is that it is possible to prevent such spinal health issues without the need for drastic measures.
The theme for World Spine Day this year is ‘Love your Spine’, emphasising the importance of looking after your spine and taking steps to prevent spinal disorders. Regular physical activity, good posture, lifting safely, healthy working conditions and lifestyle adjustments can improve spinal health and overall wellbeing.
Staying active helps spinal tissues and muscles stay healthy and eases the pressure on the spine. Whether it’s walking, running, swimming or taking regular breaks from sitting, Australians are encouraged to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines. Good posture also plays an integral role in optimal spinal health, as it allows the spine to be correctly aligned and reduces the amount of strain on the body.
Ways to ‘Love Your Spine’ this World Spine Day:
- Be mindful of your posture
- Practise responsible lifting
- Get moving and stay active
- Download the Straighten Up app
The Australian Chiropractors Association has developed the Straighten Up Australia app to help you stay active, improve your posture and enhance spinal health. The app has posture reminders, a daily exercise program, and other helpful resources to assist Australians in taking control of their health.
Most people underestimate the positive effects that simple lifestyle changes can have on spinal health. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to assess your activity levels, posture and other lifestyle choices, and make adjustments accordingly.
How will you ‘Love your Spine’ this October 16? Tag us along with #WorldSpineDay #LoveYourSpine, we would love to see how you’re being active.
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Black Bean & Corn Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette
This black bean salad is a favourite of mine to make. Full of goodness and flavour, you won’t be disappointed. Black beans offer numerous health benefits. They’re a prebiotic, rich in the mineral molybdenum, resistant starch, flavanoids and soluble fibre. One cup yields 46mg calcium, 3.61mg iron, 120mg magnesium, 241mg phosphorus, 611mg potassium, 256mcg folate and 5.7mcg vitamin K. Too many benefits not to include in your diet. I hope you enjoy!
Back in the Garden
As the weather warms up, many Australians will step outside and give their garden a good ‘spring clean’. Bending over seeding, weeding and watering, the hours can quickly slip by. As you tend to the garden that may have been neglected over the winter, make sure not to neglect your spinal health.
9 Benefits of Regular Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
Here are nine benefits for regular Myotherapy and Remedial Massage to get you back on track to feeling good.
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.
8 tips to increasing your endurance (if you seriously dislike running)
There’s no doubt that running is a tough sport. Even if you hit the gym every day and eat all the right foods, running a long distance can really challenge both your mind and body. If you consider yourself a non-runner, there is still hope for turning this around. In fact, increasing your endurance and cardio levels, and strengthening your mindset is as easy as following these eight easy steps.
Fitness Tips: The Importance of Persistence
As you go about your workout routine, regardless of whether your goal is fat loss, muscle building, or simply to boost your health and fitness level, one thing that you must make sure is in place is a high level of persistence.
Chart of the day: No one’s moving enough, but teens fare the worst
There’s plenty of evidence to show physical activity does us good, from protecting against heart disease, diabetes and some cancers to aiding concentration and self-esteem in adolescents and improving sleep and stress management in adults.But it seems only a fraction of Australians move as much as we’re meant to.
Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
A new study reveals the gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.