Dr. Andrew Powell, Chiropractor & Kinesiologist

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Exercise is the Best Medicine

Bottom Line: We’ve all heard about how exercise if good for you. But did you know how powerful that statement really is? Nearly every major risk factor for chronic disease can be lower with as little as 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day. As you age, the cells in your body can become damaged, [...]

By | 2019-09-17T10:05:24+11:00 September 17th, 2019|Chiropractic, exercise, healthy living|Comments Off on Exercise is the Best Medicine

Spinal Traction: Reducing Pain Through Movement

Bottom Line: At a glance, spinal traction may look like a form of medieval torture. But, while at first, it may seem strange, the relief it can help provide is remarkable. Spinal traction offers relief from neck and back pain by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and nerves. Many people use spinal traction as [...]

By | 2019-09-13T12:06:53+11:00 September 13th, 2019|Chiropractic, exercise, healthy living|Comments Off on Spinal Traction: Reducing Pain Through Movement

Stretch Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line: Stretching each day is an integral part of improving your overall health. Even if you’re not an athlete, stretching provides important benefits for both your mind and body. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to stretch. Knowing the differences, and understanding the proper technique will help you stay [...]

By | 2019-09-10T13:35:44+11:00 September 10th, 2019|Chiropractic, exercise|Comments Off on Stretch Your Way to Better Health

How Heavy is That Backpack?

Bottom Line: Even though an iPad can store an entire library worth of books, most kids still trudge to and from school each day carrying an oversized and overweight backpack filled with heavy textbooks. While it may not seem like a big deal, recent studies have shown that carrying the weight of a typical backpack [...]

By | 2019-08-13T11:12:57+11:00 August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Heavy is That Backpack?

Growing Up with Good Posture

Bottom Line: “Sit up straight!” We’ve all heard it (or said it) a million times, but many people aren’t aware that poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life. Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper back (thoracic hyperkyphosis) are all postural imbalances that place a tremendous [...]

By | 2019-08-06T11:12:03+11:00 August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Up with Good Posture

Your Body is Designed to Move

Bottom Line: Your body is built to move. Every spinal disc and joint is designed to help you sit, stand, run and well…move! Your discs are soft enough to flex as you bend forward and back. The spinal facet joints slide as your turn and twist. The ligament-connected spinal bones keep you supported as your [...]

By | 2019-06-28T14:01:22+11:00 June 28th, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on Your Body is Designed to Move

The Brain + Spine Connection

Bottom Line: Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain and spinal cord, which is collectively known as the central nervous system. Your spinal column acts as the armor and pathway for your spinal cord to travel down and split into the nerves that reach every cell of your body. Millions of [...]

By | 2019-06-21T10:38:00+11:00 June 21st, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on The Brain + Spine Connection

Disc Issues and Chiropractic

Bottom Line: Disc herniations, bulges, protrusions and extrusions are some of the most common reasons people visit a Chiropractic practice. Come to think of it, most people visit a Chiropractor not just because they have a disc issue, but because the disc issue has caused a significant impact on their quality of life. Exciting new [...]

By | 2019-06-14T12:03:43+11:00 June 14th, 2019|Chiropractic|Comments Off on Disc Issues and Chiropractic

Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line: If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger, or experienced sharp pains when you move, it may be related to the facet joints of your spine. It’s easy to think of your facet joints like the “knuckles” of your spine. They are small joints and have a [...]

By | 2019-05-31T10:36:51+11:00 May 31st, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health

The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain

Bottom Line: The average human head weighs about 4 kilograms. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best circumstances, this places a lot [...]

By | 2019-05-24T12:07:33+11:00 May 24th, 2019|Chiropractic, healthy living|Comments Off on The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain