Whether you are a long-standing patient or a newly injured (believer that moving better matters), you would have met Dr Lindy. As a result, you know that she likes to do things differently, and her ability to innovate is inevitably seen in many aspects of her treatments particularly laser-assisted-chiropractic treatments. If you are reading this newsletter, chances are that you have seen Dr Lindy at work, but not many of you had a chance to talk to her about her work, why is she doing what she is doing and other things, for example: did she always want to be a chiro? So, here is a short interview with Dr Lindy and we hope it will shed more light on her work and personality. I hope you like it.
Police officer, Firefighter or Astronaut…? Did they ever stand a chance for a career path as opposed to being a chiropractor?
Well there were times as I was growing up that I wanted to be an astronaut, but at the age of 6 (I said to myself, it is time to settle for the best ;)...
What does Balanced for Life and Start wars have in common? No we don't have amazing space ships, but we do have the incredible and latest technology that is MLS Laser, Class 4 Cold therapy laser!
The last three weeks have been exciting here at Balanced for Life – Castle Hill location. Our busy clinic became even busier - a real beehive of activity - revolving around chiropractic treatments and the newly introduced MLS laser therapy. On behalf of Balanced for Life, we want to say again thank you for your response to our MLS laser therapy, your dedication to the treatment sessions, and your honest feedback. We were pleasantly surprised that MLS laser therapy sparked the interest of a bit over twenty clients.
Also, here at Balanced for Life, we told you that MLS laser therapy - due to its healing and tissue repair effects - is an excellent choice of treatment in reducing pain and inflammation, and increases the range of motion in injured areas. And here is what YOU told us about MLS laser...
Isn't that the spice they put in curry? Yep thats the one. Turmeric is an ancient root, and comes from the curcuma long plant. The roots of the plant are boiled and dried and then ground into a powder. It has a mild peppery, and warm flavour. It is also defined by that brilliant yellow/gold colour. In fact it used to be called “indian saffron” and was also used as natural food dye. In indian folk and Chinese medicine, turmeric has been used to treat many illnesses. Interestingly now modern day science and research suggests that it is more than a curry spice or food colouring.
Turmeric has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties. There have been thousands (yes over 6,000) peer review scientific articles, which take a look at the effects of turmeric in the human body.
The research focuses of curcumin, (the main component in turmeric) and has evidence of:
This year, Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May with the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’.
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 abilit...
As a practitioner I am passionate about what chiropractic does. Sometimes I'm very
good at expressing it, and sometimes I think everybody already knows about all the benefits of chiropractic care. Here is for those times I assumed you all knew.
Did you know that a recent study on chiropractic shows that when we adjust the spine, we significantly decrease activity in the prefrontal cortex. "The study showed a change in brain function by almost 20% on average". The prefrontal cortex is the area in the brain where higher learning and cognition happens.
"An effect on the function of the prefrontal cortex could explain many previous research results such as improvements in sensorimotor function relevant to falls-prevention, better joint position sense in both upper and the lower limb, improved muscle strength in lower limb muscles: better pelvic floor control, and better ability to carry out mental rotation of objects."
Looking at the quote above makes me think of a few key groups that wou...
Your hearts a little racy, your stomach doesn't feel like it's working, your palms are a little sweaty, your mouth dry, you are not sleeping well.. what could this all be??
Is it? No.. It can't be... YES it's STRESS!
Now I hear it all the time. "I'm stressed because.....I'm so busy because..." . Life is such that we don't know our tail from our head. And I am definitely NOT immune to the BUSY rat race.
So why am I writing about the BIG S word. Well because it affects your body. In so many ways.Literally. The physiology of your cells change with stress, whether short term, increased or long term stress.
Stress from a neurological perspective is when the sympathetic nervous system fires up. This is commonly referred to as the fight or flight response. The example often used, is the changes your body goes through after encountering a predator such as a lion.
You can either fight the lion or flee from it, but the physiological change is the same. Your heart races, your bre...
Well, I notice a difference when I don’t take magnesium. However if I do take it, I feel like superwoman!
I can train hard each morning, and not pull up sore, as long as I take my magnesium. Last week I did a hard core and leg workout and I couldn’t walk (delayed onset muscle soreness), If only I had taken my magnesium, those 3 days would have been better. Insert sad face.
As a chiropractor I love magnesium because I see a difference in those who take it. I see better recovery and a decrease in muscular skeletal pain in those that take it. So three cheers for you Mr. Mg2+!
FACTS: Why does your body need magnesium?
It is the 4th highest mineral found in the body which is required by every organ in the body for a range of activities including bone, protein and fatty acid formation.
Essential in activating vitamins B and D
Regulating calcium levels and helping blood to clot