The core is the hot new word going around right now. But what is it and why is it so important?
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A recent study shows that the average person only spends 1 hour and 15 minutes of their day not in a seated position. Is it any wonder therefore that we are seeing an ever increasing number of injuries simply due to poor posture and poor core stability.
1. Your body is not designed for sitting, let alone sitting for most of the day. The pelvis was never evolved to disperse weight in a seated posture.
2. Your body will adapt to any situation which is most common – whether this is beneficial or not.
3. Prolonged sitting and poor posture is the primary cause of spinal degeneration and overuse injuries.
For this blog, I’m going to give you a couple of simple tips on how to get more movement during your day and simple ways to keep your skeleton aligned and functional.
1. If you use public transport, get off a stop earlier. Most people are on a rushed schedule in the morning but you just have to make a little time to get a whole lot more movement.
2. Incidental movement is the new ‘in’ term. It is for a reason though so increase the amount of little patches of movement you get through day. Walk around the office more, get drinks of water, get up and talk to people, use stairs where you can. These little bits of movement really add up when done often enough.
3. If you do Yoga already, add on one extra class a week. If you don’t do yoga, START!! Yoga is the simplest way to exercise the body in the opposing way to what sitting does. It increases your core strength and stretches your upper body in extension.
4. Stretch every day. We brush our teeth daily, but what about our spine? Straighten up Australia is a Chiropractic 3 min exercise initiative to improve your spinal health and the way your body functions.
5. Get adjusted by your Chiropractor regularly. Inevitably with sitting you will load certain parts of your spine which will often get stuck, causing pain or no pain but always causing dysfunction. Getting your spine adjusted by a chiropractor ensures correct spinal movement and counteracts sitting.
Our spine and nervous system governs all functions and organs, and lack of movement and spinal misalignments cause dysfunction and therefore ill health.
If you haven’t had your spine checked, call us now for your initial consultation at Complete City Health.
Complete City Health offers specialised scoliosis exercise classes which, when combined with Spinal Decompression Therapy, offers greater long term success rates. Our scoliosis classes are individually tailored to each patients curve, providing a systematic approach to muscular stability around the spine.
Before commencing our scoliosis classes, a complete examination including orthopaedic, biomechanical and radiological exams is carried out to determine the type, nature and direction of the individuals curve. From this we then prescribe a program of exercises that are best suited to the individual and their type of spinal curve. This is essential when appropriately exercising the scoliotic spine as some exercises may have a detrimental effect on the spine and can sometimes worsen or aggravate the condition.
Our classes are under the supervision of highly educated health professionals with specialised training in scoliosis management. We maintain limited class sizes with a maximum number of 10 participants to allow for personal attention from the instructor. Space is allocated for the guardian of minors or for those with limited mobility.
Should you have any questions regarding scoliosis classes please call (02) 9299 1661 or email email@example.com.
May is Spinal Health month and this is when Chiropractors at Complete City Health come together and focus on educating the public about the importance of good Spinal health.
Many of us do not seek help until we have pain or injury, however seeking advice from a Chiropractor for preventative care can prevent many months of pain and treatments.
The spine plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing and according to the recently published Global Burden of Disease study, musculoskeletal conditions have the fourth greatest impact on the health of the world's population.
But how do you know if there is some concern that needs to be addressed and looked at by a
Chiropractor? Well, spinal health problems manifest as headaches, poor posture, neck pain, lower back pain, hip pain and more. So having any of these issues can be a cause for concern.
The increase in spinal health problems can be attributed to sedentary lifestyles, increase use of digital devices and lack of activity at work.
So this May, book your Free Check up with one of our Chiropractors now and prevent spinal issues from occurring.