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
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...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
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...Read more
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...Read more
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....Read more
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...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
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
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...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
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...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
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...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
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...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
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
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
Evidence Based Guidelines For Neck Pain
Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain. Bryans R, Decina P, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, Marcoux H, Potter B, Ruegg RP, Shaw L, Watkin R, White E J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Jan;37(1):42-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.08.010. Epub 2013...Read more