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A Healthy Spine is an active spine.

Every year as part of Spinal Health Week many Chiropractors around Australia offer the general public the opportunity to have a free spinal checkup. We offer this so that those people who might never have considered that Chiropractic could help them can access a Chiropractic opinion free of charge.

Call Julie on 0266816816 to make an appointment.

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Introducing Joanne Barham-Byrne

Introducing Joanne Barham-Byrne

Michael and his family will be taking an extended break from late November-January 2016. Over this time Joanne Barham-Byrne, a long term friend and Chiropractic colleague will be looking after you at Wenban Chiropractic. Joanne graduated in 1993 from the same college as Michael and has a similar  approach to Chiropractic technique and health.

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Spinal Health Week


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Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25th to 31st, the theme is

‘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.

Low back pain is a growing problem and now ranks second in Australasia and seventh in the world according to the World Health Organisation’s latest Global Burden of Disease study. Neck pain is also problematic, ranking ninth in Australasia and 21st in the world.

 If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or headaches or if poor postural fitness is impacting on your ability to live life to the fullest you need to Get Your Happy Back.

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between body structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how this relationship can restore and maintain health.

Each week around 215,000 patients visit an Australian chiropractor. Chiropractic care is an increasingly common and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches eliminating the need for drugs or surgery. This means chiropractic care can also be very cost effective in comparison to other types of treatment.

Adopting healthy habits today (such as making healthy lifestyle changes around nutrition, exercise and improving postural fitness) can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later on and have a positive impact on your self-esteem, social relationships and even mental health.

Back, neck and spinal problems are also a leading cause of lost productivity in the workplace and forced early retirement. Every year forced early retirement has a traumatic effect on the hopes and prosperity of a large number of Australians.

 During Spinal Health Week at Wenban Chiropractic we will be offering free spinal/postural check-ups, beginner yoga and beginner Pilates classes to make it easier for you to start your journey towards better health. Our Chiropractor is also available for workplace spinal health checks and spinal health talks. 

 Contact Wenban Chiropractic, 66816816 for an appointment today and discover the steps you can take to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Get Your Happy Back.

 Spinal Health Week 2015 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA).

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Spinal Health Week 2014

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Spinal Health Week

Time to Start Living Better

Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back this Spinal Health Week 19-25 May

The month of May promotes the launch of the theme for Spinal Health Week (May 19-25) Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back, a national initiative of the CAA that aims to encourage Australians to support more investment in Chiropractic care and research.
 
Also as part of Spinal Health Week 2014, chiropractors throughout Australia will be also encouraging patients and their communities to improve their postural fitness.

During the Spinal Health Week at Wenban Chiropractic we will be conducting spinal checkups free of charge. 

Coming very soon to Wenban Chiropractic will be Spinal Health exercise classes including core stability training. Contact us if you are interested by email or phone.

The population is living longer, so let’s live better. Over a quarter of Australians are being forced into early retirement because of back or arthritic pain. Chronic back pain is one of the top three causes of disability in Australia. Forced early retirement can be devastating not only on your finances but the quality of your retirement years from experiencing physical pain. Retiring too early due to pain may be prevented by seeing a chiropractor and maintaining good postural fitness.

Postural fitness can prevent problems that may occur in your muscles, joints and ligaments, and it can also prevent potential injury. By building up core muscle strength and improving our postural fitness, we can protect and stabilise our spine. We can restore and maintain healthy spinal joints and mobility with chiropractic check-ups.

There are ways to improve our spinal health, such as avoiding sitting down for too long and sitting correctly. By using proper techniques when bending or lifting, you can avoid damage to your spine.

To help improve postural fitness, people can pick an exercise plan that strengthens their core muscles such as Pilates (to build strength and improve breathing, or yoga (to develop good balance and flexibility) or swimming (to improve muscle endurance, strength and resilience).

Around the workplace, people should consider new ways to combat the problems from sitting down for too long. Small changes that you can make to improve your postural fitness and limit time spent sitting include:
 
- Parking or getting off transport further away from work
- Taking the stairs where possible
- Stand up while on the phone for long periods
- Remember to take regular breaks from sitting and stretch or walk around
- Introduce walking meetings instead of sitting around a table
- Remember to check and adjust your sitting posture regularly. 
Chiropractors often get asked how to sit right at a computer desk. So the CAA developed a widget you can download (www.sitright.com.au) to guide you.


At home it’s important for everyone to be aware of their posture, especially children. While playing video games or watching TV, children tend to sit with their head and chin forward which jams the top part of the neck joints. Symptoms of prolonged screen time include visual
impairment, headaches and a variety of physical pains including low back pain and repetitive strain. Children are four and a half times more likely to have a daily TV habit than a daily physical habit.
 
- The longer children sit, the harder it is for them to hold themselves up properly
- Games that get kids out of their seats and moving around are the best types of games
- For non-motion games, regardless of whether it is a hand-held device such as a Nintendo DS or an iPad/table or mobile phone, parents and kids should make sure that time limits are set for a break and a good stretch
An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life.

Why not use Spinal Health Week to make an appointment with our clinic to assess your postural fitness and discuss how being more active will improve your wellbeing.

To improve your postural fitness and to start living better, contact Wenban Chiropractic for an appointment today.

You can also visit the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia’s (CAA) Sit Right website for tips on how to improve your posture or download the Sit Right widget to remind you when to take a break when sitting www.sitright.com.au

 

 

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