First of all, what is the core? In my view, the core is the central part of your body that stabilises your trunk while the arms and legs move during any intense activity. It mostly consists of muscles of the...Read more
Scoliosis, screen your spine at Waterloo Chiro
Scoliosis is a subtle corkscrewing effect of the spine when viewing it from behind. It is quite normal to have an “S” bend from the side-on position, but if you have an “S” shaped from behind, its time to consult...Read more
Sciatica – How can your Chiropractor help?
How can a Chiropractor help Sciatica? For all the potential reasons you may be experiencing sciatic pain, diagnosing sciatica is extremely important. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the adjustment of the spine including mobilising stiff joints or releasing tight muscles and...Read more
Is my gym program causing my low back pain?
If you’re experiencing low back pain, it might not be your fault. In fact, the blame could lie with your gym program. Gym programs are notorious for neglecting to warm up properly and many encourage a poorly balanced workout. This...Read more
Rib pain… What causes it?
Thoracic spine pain is often pain derived from a thoracic rib sprain. ...Read more
Low Back Pain: 4 Things you’re doing that could be causing it
Living with lower back pain is, well, a pain. Aside from discomfort, it can severely restrict your quality of life. Before you can beat it, though, you must first understand why you experience this type of physical pain. Here’s all...Read more
Sciatica…. why does it keep coming back?
Sciatica is a condition that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. For many people, it flares up periodically and then goes away. But for others, it seems to keep coming back no matter what they do. So what’s...Read more
Why Do I Feel Pain in My Hip Flexors When I Squat?
One of the most likely reasons can be pulling or straining of the hip flexor muscles, which become overly activated as you squat. Various factors though can cause hip pain during squatting exercises. Your Waterloo Chiropractor can determine the exact...Read more
Low Back Pain Guidelines
Low Back Pain Guidelines; adopting a proactive and preventative care for Low Back Pain? We explore Low Back Pain guidelines and these two papers are central to the clinic ethos at Waterloo Chiropractic. Australian researchers have cited the following reasons...Read more
Manual therapy before surgery, you have nothing to lose.
When is comes to the manual therapy skill set, Chiropractors are the experts in this field. Now that the science has caught up, it continues to shed light on the merit of lumbar spine manipulation. Below is a paper that...Read more
Can you go to the Chiropractor when you are Pregnant?
Pregnancy is such a special time for women and their families, although there are also concerns and uncertainties that come to mind when considering the health of the mother and baby. For the mother carrying her child, there are many...Read more
Get to know Ben Foley (Chiropractor)
1.What do you most ENJOY about your profession as a Chiropractor? Interaction with people on both a professional level as their Chiropractor and having conversation if they are open to a chat. I do enjoy helping my patients optimise their...Read more
How to Avoid Lower Back Pain from Running this Festive Season?
It’s that time of the year again when Christmas Holidays kick in and we over indulge, perhaps our fitness regime is paused. Then we hit the ground RUNNING, literally in the New Year. Most runners get too much strain on...Read more
How Your Tight Hamstrings May Be Causing Back Pain
Did you know that among the several causative factors associated with (sometimes) excruciating back pain are tight hamstrings? But what are hamstrings to begin with? These are a mix of three muscles, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus, found at the...Read more
4 Actions That Will Cause You RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
At some point in our lives most of us have felt a Repetitive strain injury (RSI), we’ve been in pain in our muscles, nerves, and tendons due to repetitive body movements. Some sporting circles refer to this term as upper...Read more
Q and A with Ben Foley (Waterloo and Brighton Le Sands Chiropractor)
Get to know Ben Foley (Chiropractor) 1.What do you most ENJOY about your profession as a Chiropractor ? Interaction with people on both a professional level as their Chiropractor and having conversation if they are open to a chat. It’s an honour helping my...Read more
What are the primary causes of lower back pain?
Back pain has slowly become one of most commonly mentioned and discussed ailments amongst people of all ages and sizes. As we get older the more and more, we hear about it, we all begin to believe that back pain...Read more
Low Back Pain, 2018, the Lancet Journal’s Review.
Treatment for Low Back Pain – Summary by Academics “low back pain according to guidelines should be assessed by looking at the patients body, mind and social support network” “recommendations for early management are advice and education about low back...Read more
5 Tips for a Healthy Spine
Avoid Back Pain Millions of people live with back pain world wide. So why not improve or prevent it in the first place ? 5 other ways to care for your Spine Here are simple life adjustments to make for...Read more
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy In Chiropractic Practice
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy In Chiropractic Practice Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy is a growing soft tissue technique used in practice. Here is a study looking at its effectiveness in the chiropractic setting. Spinal manipulative therapy, Graston technique® and...Read more
Manual Therapies For Spinal Health
Spinal Health… How ? Check out the Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report Gert Bronfort, Mitch Haas, Roni Evans, Brent Leininger and Jay Triano Chiropractic & Osteopathy201018:3 2010 DOI: 10.1186/1746-1340-18-3 https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1746-1340-18-3 This is a comprehensive study of science that looks at the effectiveness of manual therapies for both...Read more
Osteoporosis – exercise interventions to consider.
The benefits of exercise on the human body is acknowledged within the clinic at Waterloo Chiropractic and Sports Massage. Here we investigate the use of exercise to reduce the process of osteoporosis in post menopausal women. “Exercise Intervention for Osteoporosis...Read more
Choosing your local providers – Waterloo Chiropractic
Are you looking for an article to read to assist you in your question… Do I need a physio or chiropractor for my back pain ? Your Waterloo Chiropractors suggest that you see the profession that plays to its strengths....Read more
Who goes to the chiropractor ? An insight and opportunity to promote health care.
Who consults chiropractors in Victoria, Australia?: Reasons for attending, general health and lifestyle habits of chiropractic patient. Melanie J. Charity, Helena C. Britt, Bruce F. Walker, Jane M. Gunn, Kirsty Forsdike-Young, Barbara I. Polus, Simon D. French. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies201624:28 DOI: 10.1186/s12998-016-0110-2 https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-016-0110-2 There are 1000’s of practising chiropractors in Australia and in our clinic, patients present to the...Read more
Low Back Pain – Manual Therapy and Stabilisation Exercises.
Stabilization exercise compared to general exercises or manual therapy for the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mansueto Gomes-Neto, Jordana Moura Lopes, Cristiano Sena Conceiça, Anderson Araujo, Alecio Brasileiro, Camila Sousa, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho, Fabio Luciano...Read more
Health Articles – A few goodies
Here is a few good general articles published in day to day media for your general knowledge. Health sciences move so quickly. It is important if you read these articles, that you ensure they are coming out of excellent...Read more