Balance your ankles

By | December 5, 2016 | General | 8 Comments

A couple of great tips to self mobilise your ankles and to teach ankle balance (or proprioception). This is integral for ankle stability, helping to prevent a recurrence of an old injury. If you’ve just injured your ankle, please chat with us or your health care professional to ensure you haven’t fractured your ankle or sustained another type of nasty injury.

We will ideally spend one third of our lives sleeping. During sleep, your body’s activity is reduced, as the heart, lungs, digestive and other functions slow down. Your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons relax, and are therefore rested. You release a hormone called Melatonin, which promotes deep sleep, decreases cortisol (our stress hormones), which promotes healing and helps you to relax. In the spine, the intervertebral discs – compressed during the day by sitting and […]

As chiropractors, we see the lead into summer become an overly stressful time of year. Bills are piling up, the desire to be “summer-ready”, Christmas around the corner, and work is looking like a long, dark, tunnel with no end in site. Stress related illnesses are becoming ever more frequent; it can be linked to heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and a suppressed immune system which can make you more susceptible to common illnesses. […]

There are many misconceptions about the use of ice versus heat for pain. Even though ice may not be as comfortable as heat, heating can actually make your problems worse when used inappropriately. Here’s what you should know about icing and how to do it the right way. Ice causes tissues to contract, slows down circulation and in doing so reduces inflammation (swelling), and numbs the affected area. Ice should be applied to areas of […]

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