In this blog post, I will discuss some common training errors that novice runners make. I’ll also discuss ways you can that modify your training routine to help reduce your risk of running injuries. Introduction Running as a sport has been gaining popularity over the years. Its growth has been exponential in [...]
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A question that I often get asked by my CrossFit patients is if they should stretch before or after their WOD (Workout Of the Day)? They want to be able to perform at their best and reduce their chances of injury. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple. This blog post will explore the different [...]
In a matter of weeks our world has been completely transformed. Social distancing and other measures have been put in place in order to "flatten the curve". Unfortunately pain and injuries don't take a vacation just because our world is in chaos. I am still available should any patients need treatment during this time. [...]
Many of us spend hours a day in front of a computer or hunched over our smartphones. Over time this can cause anterior head carriage (when your head extends out in front of your body), rounding of the shoulders and thoracic spine. Poor posture is more than just an aesthetic issue. Over activity and [...]
Dry needling is one of the techniques used fairly regularly here at Prime Health Co. You may have heard about this technique before, but what is it actually used to treat? Are there any risks involved? Is it the same as traditional Chinese acupuncture? All those questions and more are answered in this post. [...]
Australia's Medicare system provides quality medical care for millions of people around the country. You've probably visited a bulk billing GP and have not had to pay any out-of-pocket expenses because Medicare fully covered your consultation. Unfortunately, this isn't as straightforward for allied health providers. So if you’re looking for a bulk bill chiropractor [...]
What is sports chiropractic? Sports chiropractic is a branch within the profession that focuses on maximised athletic performance and injury management through the application of the highest quality treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries. Sports chiropractors have a strong interest in pain management, soft tissue therapy and exercise rehabilitation. They take [...]
Why is ankle mobility important? The ankle joint is considered to be a mobile joint in the body, but is often prone to stiffness. One of the causes for reduced ankle mobility that I see in the clinic is due to an inadequate rehabilitation protocol following a previous ankle sprain. Another cause [...]