DIY = Don’t Injure Yourself

Monday, July 03, 2017
Spring is upon us and as is tradition we get out into the garden, spring clean the house and decorate the rotting shed. What also seems to be a tradition is that all this DIY (especially gardening) leads to a lot more crisis calls to our office, but it doesn’t have to be this way! I am going to focus on gardening but please use these principles for all types of DIY: The most common t ..

Good Morning Back Pain

Saturday, June 24, 2017
If you are like a lot of my patients you also wake up in the morning with a stiff lower back. You may even experience low back pain first thing. Why does this happen and what can you do about it? The most common reason you may have low back pain first thing in the morning is because the joints in your spine (facet joints) and / or pelvis (S.I. joints) are the problem. The issue with these  ..

Shoulder and Neck Tension

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Every week we have many patients coming to our clinic complaining of tension in their shoulders and neck. The most common culprit of this very common problem is over activity of a muscle called the upper trapezuis, or “traps” for short. The upper traps (there is also a middle and lower part) run from the tip of your shoulder to the base of your skull and also attaches to the back of the sp ..

Tension Headaches

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A very common reason you may seek help from a chiropractor, medical professional or therapist is for headaches. The most common type of headache is the ‘Tension Headache’. There are a number of reasons why you maybe suffering with a tension headache. - Eyestrain - Jaw clenching - Neck / shoulder tension (Cervicogenic headaches) As a chiropractor I see a lot of Cervicogenic  ..