By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) It is not uncommon for enthusiastic athletes in late primary school and early high school to experience significant pain in their heels when participating in sport. The most common cause of heel pain in patients of this age is calcaneal apophysitis (sometimes called Sever’s syndrome). What is Calcaneal apophysis?…Details
As part of Spinal Health Week 2018, we at Coomera Wellness Centre are encouraging patients to make small lifestyle changes to improve your spinal health and wellbeing. Musculoskeletal conditions are very common, affecting 30% (6.9 million) of all Australians (including 3.7 million people with back problems). While in some cases this cannot be avoided (such as…Details
Neck pain is nobody’s friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, groggy, and not ready to face the day in the morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point it robs a person of a good night’s sleep. If you suffer…Details
For World Spine Day on Sunday 16 October 2016, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is encouraging people to ‘Straighten Up and Move’. World Spine Day is a global campaign to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture for good spinal health and prevention of injury, as part of the Bone and Joint…Details
At Coomera Wellness Centre, we like to keep our patients in the loop with the goings-on at our clinic. Today’s update is to let you know that Dr Luke Stubbs (Chiropractor) is taking a well-deserved holiday from 25 August and will be back on board from late September. Our chiropractic patients need not worry however,…Details
Even if you have never stepped foot onto a court before, you may end up with tennis elbow. Occurring along the muscle that allows extension of the wrist, it is a painful condition that can linger for weeks or months. Previously, tennis elbow primarily showed up in athletes. Due to the increased interest in…Details
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, and offers many benefits. It can be done anywhere, it tones the lower body and it burns a heap of energy. Pounding the pavement over time, however, can result in injuries to the knees, ankles, and hips. Whether you run a few kilometres a…Details
It’s no big secret that exercise is good for you. Many articles and books have been written and studies completed on the subject of physical fitness. However, lately it’s been discussed as to whether that five kilometre run or spin class is really enough. Is our work environment undoing any positive effort we put…Details
This year Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31, with the theme ‘Get Your Happy Back’.
Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.
One explanation for this is the impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness. Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, on a computer or other mobile device, watching television or playing computer games. Poor posture increases pressure on your spine which can cause low back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.Details
(Please be aware that the following information is general only, if you would like specific help or would like to know more about when to stretch and when not to stretch, please ask to speak to one of our chiropractors.)
When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to further injure yourself. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active.Details