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.
Stretch those arms! Watch this informative video of Dr Greg Sher, our Sydney Spine and Sports Clinic Chiropractor taking you through some stretches to ease the strain of daily repetitive strain activities, helping you to relieve the pain of rotator cuff injuries, text thumb, so called “tech” neck, tennis elbow and golfers elbow.
Thanks Luke (our resident swimming expert Chiro) for putting together a great article on protecting your shoulders and minimising injury when training this summer (references available on request) Being a former competitive swimmer and coach I spent many years getting up at the early hours of 4:30am to get to the pool on time to start training. To most people that might seem like one of the big drawbacks to being a swimmer, however
Here at Sydney Spine we believe it is important to understand what is causing your back pain or neck pain. It adds to your understanding that your body can heal itself, and that the treatment you are receiving is designed specifically for your condition. We have recently had a few questions about different types of disc injury….so here is some information that will help clarify things. Both bulging and herniated discs relate to a vertebral
As a sporting nation there are many health professionals who cater to athletes, but not many people realise chiropractors are able to significantly improve sports performance; ideal for the thriving, active communities in our capital cities. Finding a sports chiropractor can be daunting, with a great deal of choice. Particularly if you have not received treatment before, it can be difficult to decide on which chiropractor to go with. In Sydney, you can have confidence
Gluteus Medius is one of the the three main gluteal muscles. The main function of the gluteus medius is abduction, or moving the leg away from the body. This is a function rarely performed alone in most sports and requires coactivation of other muscle groups. Its most important function is to provide stabilisation of the pelvis during single leg stances such as when running or walking. A strong gluteus medius can stabilise the pelvis on
The human foot is a highly developed, bio-mechanically complex structure. It serves to bear the weight of the body as well as forces many times the weight of the human body during propulsion. Together, the feet contain 52 bones, which is a quarter of all the bones in the body. All the foot bones work together with numerous ligaments and tendons to make up 3 arches. Therefore a strong foot gives the body a perfect
Almost every day I see patients that are coming to me for help with neck pain. Many of them tell me that they have no idea why the neck pain started, but when I question them about their sleep hygiene and posture, all sorts of reasons start to become apparent. Sleeping posture…why is it so important? Our spine is designed to be maintained in a neutral position. Any sustained position outside of neutral places unnecessary
Almost all of us own or have access to a laptop these days. How often have you looked around on the bus or train and seen people head down into an email or film? School children are now even given laptops to use at home for their homework – but has anyone ever considered the impact of this on a growing child or adult’s spine?
Cycling is an excellent exercise but taking it to an elite level can lead to a variety of health problems. The latest advances in bicycle design and technology, coupled with more aggressive training, has led to a higher incidence of injuries among competitive cyclists. Pain in the lower back, knee, shoulder, and neck, as well as stiffness and numbness in the hands are common complaints among riders who spend long hours on their bikes. A