Why your office chair is bad for your health

Sedentary behaviour and your health It might seem strange to hear the average working week in Australia has reduced by 2 hours per week however, that doesn’t mean people are working less, it purely represents a shift from productivity to outcome based performance measurements. Tied together with the development of new technologies and the introduction […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Opioids

The American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommend opioids such as Tramadol as a front line intervention for knee osteoarthritis (OA), either on their own or in association with NSAID’s. This paper looked at the 1 year all cause mortality risk associated with knee OA and the use of opioids […]

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Exercise is Medicine – A Chiropractors Domain

In 2017, I wrote an article for The Australian Chiropractor outlining the importance of exercise as medicine and the role chiropractors can play in prescribing exercise therapy to their patients. The article can be found on pages 10 and 11 in the November 2017 issue of TAC. TAC November 2017

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The Physical Inactivity Pandemic

150 mins per week of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise is all it takes to reduce the risks of chronic preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers like bowel and breast cancer. Lets stop sitting and lets start moving.   Pandemic of Physical Inactivity.

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008. It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. […]

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Prescribing Exercise In The Fight Against Cancer

Exercise for the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity, etc are well known. There is a growing body of evidence that shows exercise is important in the treatment of cancer patients. The rate at which this evidence is growing has led the American College of Sports Medicine to rethink […]

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Sit to Stand Desks

There is a wealth of data showing the negative impacts sitting for extended periods has on the body. With increased risks of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain types of cancer. This data helped spawned the sit to stand desk movement. The evidence is becoming clear on why we should stand during office […]

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Do you make excuses about not exercising?

The benefits of exercise are well known, but barriers to exercise such as time and proximity often prevent people from accessing those benefits. Here are a few tips to overcome those barriers. http://www.post-gazette.com/business/finance/2014/06/29/Consumer-Reports-Shape-up-at-home/stories/201406290001#ixzz36LCQnRC5 e

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Maintenance Care for Chronic Lower Back Pain

Many millions of people all over the world see there Chiropractor for maintenance or preventive care, where they receive an adjustment or correction every 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. The length of time is dependent upon the chronicity of their problem and lifestyle. As a Chiropractor we recommend maintenance care because we know it keeps […]

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