How to choose the correct school bag

How to choose the correct school bag

Children often have to carry many books, lunch and sports clothes and equipment around with them at school. This added load can often lead to strain on the developing spine, and therefore increase the risk of developing spinal injury.

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Counting down toward race day. – Comrades marathon

Counting down toward race day. – Comrades marathon

Counting down toward race day. – Comrades marathon

As one trains towards a running race or any major event, you will likely have created a program you follow to make sure your body is at its best on the big day. Comrades is an important event on most runner’s calendars.

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Yoga as a recovery and strength tool

Yoga as a recovery and strength tool

As an older athlete I have had to find ways to keep up speed as well as prevent injury in order to keep enjoying team sport. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee as well as compete in Crossfit events. These get a little tougher to stay good at the older we get because they require a large amount of fast twitch fibre work as well as power. Muscles are only ready to deliver speed and power when they are elastic.

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Good Agility Habits

Good Agility Habits

I was watching my 2year old stand up from sitting in the bath the other day. He did so without the use of his arms or a huff and a puff. It was a smooth transition from knee sitting to standing on a hard surface. I often treat clients who say "I've never been able to..." referring to touching toes or crouching into a deep squat or stand up from the floor without using hands or complaining of sore knees.

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Paediatric Physiotherapy for colds

Paediatric Physiotherapy for colds

Winter is approaching and it’s a time when we see a lot of our little kiddies going down with the sniffles. Upper respiratory tract infections irritate the airways and causes mucus to be secreted.

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Incorrect office chairs could lead to back problems

Incorrect office chairs could lead to back problems

It is important to have a well supported office chair considering that we spend most of our working day sitting in front of the desk and/or computer.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Babies

Chiropractic Treatment for Babies

We all ask “why would a newborn baby need to see a Chiropractor, when Chiropractors deal with pain?” Well, hopefully I can answer this question with a small explanation of what Chiropractors actually do:

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Lifting

Lifting

Bending forward and picking up objects puts a lot of strain on your lower back. Even though lifting in the correct way may take a little longer, you will successfully avoid injury to your lower back.

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