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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

But I Didn’t Do Anything… It Just Started Hurting!

This is a comment we hear often in the clinic. Sometimes people injure themselves in obvious ways. Or they do something over a long period of time that creates damage in the body.   But sometimes the cause of pain and symptoms isn’t so obvious.   Sometimes it can seem totally random.   Like you [...]

By | 2018-07-17T19:12:45+11:00 July 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on But I Didn’t Do Anything… It Just Started Hurting!

Why am I so sore? What’s driving all this inflammation in my body?

Inflammation is a natural part of life. It’s the body’s first response to injury. In fact it’s the first step in something called the healing cascade… it’s an essential first step in healing from any kind of tissue damage.   However it should be short lived.   If everything works the way it should, the [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:37:09+11:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why am I so sore? What’s driving all this inflammation in my body?