Whether it’s backyard cricket, horsing around in the pool with the kids, or a round of golf with mates – participating in any activity without regular ‘match fitness’ can leave you susceptible to injury. As with swimming, golf is an excellent low impact activity for everyone. It gets you out into the fresh air (which helps reduce stress and anxiety whilst boosting your mental alertness) and incorporates incidental gentle walking between greens. If you have a round of social golf coming up, check out how you can reduce your risk of tweaking a niggle and instead focus on a legendary hole in one. (We’ve no tips for the latter!)
Your body’s musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones and muscles which are joined together by connective tissues – like cartilage or ligaments. Your joints are the most vulnerable part of the entire system, with your ankles copping the brunt of your body’s pressure. Ankles are flexible and allow a wide range of movement. Therefore, they can be the number one spot to attract injury, pain or discomfort. Not only that, issues in your ankles can cause pain in other remote (and seemingly disconnected) parts of your body too.
Absolutely! With our focus firmly on helping you make informed and educated choices about your health, we encourage you to continue to attend your appointments when you’re feeling under the weather but able to get out of bed.
Chiropractic care centres on optimising your spinal health. When your body is fighting off an infection, it’s more important than ever to visit your chiropractor for adjustments to support your body to self-heal. Here’s why:
Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to do a Wall Angel – a brilliant (and very difficult) postural exercise.
Watch Sydney Spine’s Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate the best method to squat, lunge and deadlift in this short video.
Shoulder pain and tightness is a common complaint. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate some great stretches to get some flexibility through your rotator cuff. The big tip: As with any exercise program, a slow build up and progression is vital to prevent further injury. Good strength and stability through the whole range of the movement is vital, so make sure your movements are meaningful.
Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate some excellent exercises to improve your mid back flexibility and posture. Progression 1: Progression 2: The big tip: As with any exercise program, a slow and steady progression is very important to achieve an optimal outcome. A slow and steady build-up of flexibility allows your body to accommodate to the new position, and will allow your ligaments to stretch and your muscles to help hold you in better postures. You
Do you sit at a computer to work, or stare down at your phone for extended periods? Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how you can stretch your neck to counter these activities.
Watch Sydney Spine’s Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate an important series of stretches for your back and pecs which will help improve your posture and flexibility immeasurably.
These exercises help relieve lower back pain. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to stretch your lower back and pelvis in this free video.