1. You lose progesterone. Perimenopause is known as the ‘second puberty’ due to the dramatic changes in reproductive hormones during this time. With the loss of regular cycles comes the loss of cyclic progesterone being created. Progesterone has many important functions, including assisting calm steady moods, nervous system reactions, stress response, immune system health, and the health […]
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Chronic Pain Case Study In our past blog we defined chronic pain, what is actually happening in a body that is in pain, and discussed what tools we use here to assist recovery. Following on from this, we want to show you how all of that science translate to treatment in the real world – […]
Beetroot Hummus: Ingredients: 1 large or 2 small beetroots 2 cups cooked chickpeas (roughly two tins, drained) ½ cup hemp seed oil (can sub for extra virgin olive oil) ¼ – ½ cup filtered water 4 tablespoons of tahini Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt Cracked pepper to […]
Inflammation What Is Inflammation? The inflammatory response is a normal, natural, and necessary reaction of our body in response to injury or insult. The typical symptoms of inflammation are heat, swelling, pain and redness. This reaction encourages increased blood flow to the region in order for our white blood cells to infiltrate and start cleaning […]
Chronic Pain Before you start treatment there is one very important distinction to make. There is big difference between the treatment of acute pain (short term, first time and one off) vs. chronic pain (long term and recurrent). Given that your pain has now been present for more than 6 months and there may have […]
Stress – What Impact Does It Has On Us? Stress is a physiological reaction by the body in response to a real or perceived threat. Everyone today is living very busy, fast-paced, & filled-to-the-brim lives, with seemingly never-ending to-do lists. Being in a state of stress puts our bodies into the sympathetic nervous system state, […]
Faulty breathing behaviour is something we see frequently in clinic! It can be both the cause and effect of poor posture. Given breathing is something we really can’t avoid… well not for too long anyway… it is a very important aspect of your health, especially when dealing with spinal related disorders.
Text Neck, it’s the modern day epidemic. How is your phone changing your posture? Right now you’re probably hunched over it, or a tablet, or slumping at the desk to read this off your computer!
Posture is more than just a bunch of reflexive muscle actions and the anatomy of your skeletal system. Your posture is in part an outward projection of your emotional state!
Did you know that postural misalignment predicts future pain and injury, but is also a consequence of previous pain and injury. Your bad posture can lead to a myriad of different pain syndromes including, rotator cuff injury, headache, neck tension, carpal tunnel like syndrome, golfers elbow etc. That’s just in the upper limb. It can also influence low back pain, ankle strains, […]
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