Neck Stiffness: Information and Causes

Whenever a stiff neck occurs, it can cause discomfort and pain, limiting your range of motion and daily activities. Whilst neck pain occurs less frequently than low back pain, it can be more debilitating. Neck pain can also cause sleep...

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OUR COVID SAFETY PLAN explained at WATERLOO CHIROPRACTIC and SPORTS MASSAGE

All CHIROPRACTIC patients must be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your appointment effective from October 11th 2021. Medical and Age Exemptions apply* Further all Massage patients must be fully vaccinated effective from October...

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The Deadlift: Friend or Foe? Part 2, by Susan Tyfield

Some symptoms of low back injury following a deadlift are sudden extreme pain in the lower back while performing the lift or immediately after, or pain that gradually comes on as your muscles cool after a training session. This may...

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The Deadlift: Friend or Foe? Part 1, by Susan Tyfield

The deadlift is one of the best large compound exercises that you can do to target major muscle groups throughout the body. It would probably be easier to list the muscles a deadlift doesn’t work as it is such a...

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We Care About Your Privacy

To ensure your privacy, this Practice adheres strictly to the National Privacy Principles of the Commonwealth of Australia privacy legislation. Your health information is collected by us only with your consent and as necessary for the proper and effective treatment...

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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...

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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...

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Sciatica – How can your Chiropractor help? Part 2

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, releasing tight muscles and prescribing...

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Sciatica – How your Chiropractor can help? PART 1

Back pain can occur in a multitude of ways and on occasions can be debilitating. If you are experiencing piercing pain that runs down the back of your legs, this may be a sign of sciatica.   Sciatica is a term...

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Benign Hypermobility Syndrome – could I have this?

BENIGN HYPERMOBILITY SYNDROME Benign hyper mobility syndrome is a syndrome where individuals have excessive joint laxity, or ‘flexible/double-jointed joints’. This syndrome often carries a strong family history and these people typically display their joint laxity as “Party Tricks” at the...

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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...

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Recent cases in the clinic, Susan Tyfield – Chiropractor

An evidence – based, Sports Chiropractor Towards the back end of 2019 and into school and university holidays, I have seen an enormous spike in neck pain. And now into the Covid-19 pandemic and work from home boom, we have...

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Can Poor Posture cause Migraines?

We’ve all heard the saying: “You’re giving me a headache”. The truth is, migraines and headaches can arise from more than just frustration, stress at work or the common cold. Poor posture is often a common cause of neck pain...

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Covid-19 clinic response, commitment to safety

Waterloo Chiropractic, Waterloo Sports Massage and Brighton Le Sands Chiropractic response to Covid-19 Pandemic Consent All patients will receive a reminder text asking them to consider if it is appropriate and safe for them and others, to enter the clinic....

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The Laptop Syndrome – A Chiro’s Worst Nightmare!

Whether it’s working late or binge-watching Netflix in bed from your laptop, it is safe to say this is not music to your chiropractor’s ears. In fact, The Laptop Syndrome is your chiro’s worst nightmare! Sitting slouched over your laptop...

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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...

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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...

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Hunched at your desk all day – How does this affect your spinal health?

The effect that sitting at a 9-5 desk job has on a person’s spine has more recently become a hot topic of discussion. So, while companies continue to roll out specially designed chairs for their employees, featuring exciting extras such...

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Posture – A review of common Posture Distortions

At Waterloo Chiropractic, we see spines from all walks of life. Here are some postures we see in the upper extremity within the clinic. Read up on the following postures in the upper extremity, these can contribute to your pain,...

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Waterloo Chiropractic – Cavitation, Facts and Science

In recent times, the interest in the Click, Crunch, Crack has been highlighted in videos like these on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram etc. Other than quantifying that manipulation has occurred (once the audible click is heard), science is still identifying what...

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Longevity Articles, chosen by Waterloo Chiropractic

Enjoy reading 3 hand chosen articles to increase your knowledge on longevity. Eat well, train regularly and form healthy habits to look after yourself ! 1. 13 Habits Linked To a Long Life https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-habits-linked-to-a-long-life#section2 2. Resistance and Endurance Training Should...

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Dry Needling – 101, By Sue Tyfield Chiropractor

  Dry Needling, is one of the therapeutic soft tissue treatments administered by the practitioners in the clinic at Waterloo Chiropractic.   So, what is Dry Needling ?? Dry Needling refers to the use of a solid filament needle where...

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Common Headaches

BACKGROUND There are over a hundred different categories of headaches, most with their own sub categories. Ranging from serious conditions such as high blood pressure to safe headaches from muscle tension. It is important to have your headache diagnosed, especially...

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Exercise Choices: Dance, Pilates and Swimming

At Waterloo Chiropractic, we advocate for strength and conditioning training within your schedule. Your health is important.   Are you looking for a new challenge away from your strength and conditioning training that will enhance your spinal health ? Here...

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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...

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Low Back Pain Guidelines

Low Back Pain Guidelines; when do we adopt a proactive and preventative care for Low Back Pain? In these two links we explore Low Back Pain guidelines. In these papers, Australian researchers have cited the following factors that see low back...

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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...

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Pole Dancing Injuries ? Benefit with Chiropractic

Managing your Pole Dancing injuries and ENHANCING your performance with Chiropractic !   Aerial sports, such as pole dancing or silks, have recently been gaining popularity as a form of fitness, combining dance and acrobatics. Many new, recreational athletes are...

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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...

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Study – Cervical Radiculopathy | Neck Pain | Waterloo Chiropractic

Comment : Here is a good article advocating for multiple treatment choices when it comes to injuries of the spine – such as cervical radiculopathy. At the clinic, we adopt an evidence informed and multi-modal treatment plan for spinal complaints...

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