Did you know that the human body is 60% water? Yes, that’s the level of fluid required for your cells, organs, and tissues to function properly. As when you stay hydrated, your body is equipped to function effectively. Hydration helps regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and support your overall bodily functions too. But if your fluid levels dip, it can cause your energy to slump, your concentration to fade, and your immune system to weaken. Find out more about how to stay hydrated and how it helps your body function.
Are you waking up stiff and sluggish, rather than bright and fresh? Whilst there are numerous factors that can impact your spine as you sleep, a sore neck or back discomfort can be the result of old, or improper sleep equipment. That’s right, choosing the best mattress and pillow to support how you sleep can make a huge difference to how your body feels. After all, you are asleep for 7-9 hours a night, so caring for your spine when you sleep is just as important as when you are on your feet. In this blog, learn about how to choose a mattress that supports your sleeping style.
Dr Guy Finch is a gym junkie who enjoys treating athletes and fitness fanatics. Based in Alexandria Sydney, Guy takes a holistic approach to chiropractic solutions. After all, it was the endless little niggles and injuries playing sport as a young Aussie that inspired Guy to turn to chiropractic for his profession.
Andrea (The Slow Coach) asked Greg, our head Chiropractor (and a cyclist, runner and duathlete) to discuss common running injuries. Greg explains what causes them, how to protect yourself against them and what do if you get one. He also discusses progression and running efficiency.
Are you sitting down for this? Research continues to show that sitting for more than four hours a day can contribute to back pain, neck pain, muscle degeneration, and osteoporosis. Plus heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s confronting; yet it’s not ‘new’ news. However, even if you work in an office or are temporarily set-up to work from home, you can still enhance how active you are throughout your day. Small changes, like some morning stretches, can have a big impact on your spinal health.
Got sore hips? You’re not alone. It’s a common pain point that affects people of all ages and all abilities. After all, your hip is a major weight-bearing joint that is designed to provide stability and strength to your body.
In this blog, we will help you understand more about how your hip works, how it’s commonly damaged, and what you can do to help prevent pain or discomfort. Read on to find out more.
Dr. Luke Ross is one of the chiropractors in our Drummoyne clinic. Currently completing his Master of Research before commencing his PhD next year, Luke keeps active by training for extreme obstacle course events like Tough Mudder.
Whether you spend your day at work in an office, in a store or in your car visiting locations across town — one of the most typical parts of an average workday is the afternoon slumps. You can almost set your clock by it. At around 3pm, you can lack energy, concentration, and the verve to smash those last few goals in your day. But there are ways to beat it.
Maximising your flexibility means you are likely to have less injuries, less pain, improved posture and balance, increased strength, and better physical performance. Flexibility – or how much your muscle can lengthen – significantly affects your overall mobility. Made up of your strength, coordination and balance, your mobility is simply the ability you have (or haven’t!) for your joint to move through a complete motion. If your joints do have a wide range of motion, you can enjoy optimal physical and functional performance with little pain and discomfort. Essentially, performing stretches allows you to be more mobile which is one of our main treatment goals.
So, here we share how you can improve your flexibility and what flexibility exercises can help.
Dr. Lauren Marshall recently joined Sydney Spine’s team after leading her own successful practice in South Africa. A movement advocate, Lauren balances her long distance running with regular yoga. Lauren currently treats patients at the Double Bay clinic.