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Back Supports? The Big Problem

Back supports are a big part of the problem when it comes to back pain and decreasing the amount of time it takes to recover. You may ask why? This is what we will be explaining in this blog about back supports!

What Do Back Supports Achieve?

Back supports aim to increase the pressure around your abdominal muscle bellies to help prevent and secure you from over stretching or exerting yourself. Depending on the brace they may allow for the body to maintain a certain posture.

Why Are Back Supports Bad?

Back supports are great for maintaining certain positions when muscles are being engaged and you work a physical job although whilst sitting at a desk or driving a car this is when back support braces can cause more harm than good.

How Do Back Supports Negatively Impact Back Pain?

Long hours of back support during sedentary types of activity can cause muscles to weaken to the point where you are unable to function without the brace! Muscles get lazy if they are no being worked and being that the brace is doing their job for them the body begins to weaken in those regions.

What Is The Best Way To Target Back Pain?

Back pain sucks and it shouldn’t be something that stops you from living your life. The easiest way to start your journey is to visit a healthcare professional. Usually it is best to make an initial appointment and find out what is actually going on. No back pain is the same and should not be treated the same either.

How Do Chiropractors Help?

Our Chiropractors help by first assessing and diagnosing the problem at hand. Then after soft tissue therapies and chiropractic adjustments are used, with a combination of other various techniques to help decrease not only the pain but improve the overall function of the body.

If you are someone that is currently suffering from back pain our chiropractors can help get you back on track today!

Book online today or call on 9302 1023 to book your first appointment today.

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Back To School In 2023!

It’s 2023 and children all over the world are suffering from inadequate posture due to daily activities. These activities carry a burden on your child’s shoulders and decrease their ability to function optimally. Some of the easiest ways to encourage proper posture and limit these stressors will be identified in this blog post!

Back Packs

Back packs cause allot of strain on a child’s posture when it is worn incorrectly. Loose straps and heavy bags increase the amount of load on the spine and in turn create unwanted change to posture long-term. The easiest way to limit this from occurring is to wear a bag with both straps, positioned in the middle of your child’s back with no more than 10% of your child’s total body weight in books inside the bag!

Screen Time

Screen time is a big one when it comes to your child’s posture! Long periods of sitting in awkward positions that cause both neck stiffness and pain should be limited. Having designated times for screen time and even an area that is setup for your children to sit comfortably is a great way to keep them not only entertained but also pain free!

Physical Activity

Physical Activity and exercise are both great ways to get your child moving! Movement is key when it comes to mobilising joints within the body. When kids stop moving and become sedentary not only can it lead to health issues but it can cause unwanted stress on joints of the body! Whether it is a ground sport such as tennis or something as simple as walking it can go a long way when it is put in to a routine.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is great for kids as they are continually jumping and jolting around especially when out on the playground. The amount of pressure some of their joints can sustain may cause injury as time goes on. Our chiropractors are not only able to big up issues with your child’s spinal health but they are able to help improve their postural wellbeing for the better!

If you feel like your child needs help with their posture or is struggling with aches, pains or even headaches our team of experienced chiropractors are here to help get them back on track!

Our clinic also offers pregnancy care and paediatric care for children under the age of 3 and have practitioners who have specialised in this field to give the most optimal care!

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All About Exercise

Exercise… What Is It?

Exercise is a form of physical activity that involves the person to move, stretch or exert some type of physical force to expend energy. Exercise is usually used to help increase performance, mobility and flexibility depending on the task at hand. Exercise can also be referred to as training where the main goal is to focus on an area of weakness and slowly improve it overtime for long term change. This may involve things such as cardiovascular health, bodily strength, conditioning, weight loss or even flexibility.

The Melbourne Chiropractors Approach to Exercise!

Exercise is used as a functional tool for us as chiropractors. Depending on what you do throughout the day or add into your lifestyle will allow us to predict things such as why certain injuries are occurring or how you can better improve your ongoing exercise regime by adding other types of skills to enhance your wellbeing.

What Are Signs/Symptoms That Exercise Is Killing Your Gains?

5 Misbeliefs In Exercise

  • No Pain No Gain! – Usually ends up being more pain and little gain!
  • More Work Is Better! – Unfortunately overtraining is a thing to much can be detrimental to performance gains.
  • Training Harder Every Time! – Changing exercises over a period of time is better than continually changing as the body will never adapt
  • Sweating It Out! – If you are sick it is never a good idea to train, if anything you will feel allot worse after it
  • Copying Training Splits – Everyone is different and starting slow is always a great way of figuring where your physical needs are to be met.

3 Tips To Improve Your Exercises

  • Create a support network (Hire a coach, exercise with friends)
  • Research exercises that you enjoy and give them a go!
  • Don’t push past your limits every session, pace yourself!

4 Simple Ways To Break A Plateau!

  • Change the type of exercise you are performing
  • Increase the intensity
  • Slow down the repetitions or increase the time of the exercise
  • Improve your technique or form (Hire a Coach or Watch How To Online)

If you are someone who is suffering from headachesneck pain or low back pain or may think you are someone suffering from changes due to your exercise! You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

For more information about your first chiropractic visit, or our team of chiropractors visit the links attached!

*You Can Visit Us At Any Of Our 3 Locations – Broadmeadows – Westmeadows – Fawkner