Our Blog

How can a Chiropractor Help Me?

How can a Chiropractor Help Me?

How Can a Chiropractor help me? Did you know that the human head weighs as much as the average bowling ball? If you hold this weight directly above your body, the muscles in your neck don’t have to work too hard to support it, but if you carry this weight in a forward...

Pregnancy & back pain – are they linked?

Pregnancy & back pain – are they linked?

Dr Tom Barnett MChiro LRCC Starting a family is a wonderful thing and should be celebrated, many congratulations if you’re pregnant and reading this blog. During pregnancy your body will be undergoing lots of changes, some with good side effects like your skin glowing...

Posture – why is it so important?

Posture – why is it so important?

By Dr Tom Barnett MChiro LRCC We have all heard about the importance of having good posture. So many of us have heard time and time again that sitting tall, holding your head high and keeping good posture is very important. However, besides looking poised, healthy and...

How to have a better morning.

How to have a better morning.

Dr Abigail Parker This time of year, when its still cold and dark in the mornings, it can be hard to simply just get out of bed! Let alone get up and feel your best for the day ahead. So here are some top tips, to help make your morning easier. 1. Fill a bottle of...

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Importance of Staying Hydrated

There are 5 pillars of health that we work towards at the Optimal Chiropractic & Wellness Centre: Nutrition Movement Mindfulness Sleep Brain/Body connection - aka Chiropractic adjustments In this blog we start to look at nutrition and in particular our hydration...

15 Ways to Tell Your Spine is Out of Line

15 Ways to Tell Your Spine is Out of Line

With Spinal Awareness Week last week, why not learn how to be aware of your own spine?! Below are 15 ways to know that things aren’t quite right and guess what? Only one of them is to do with pain! Your Heels Wear Out Unevenly. This can be due to uneven leg length...

Ergonomic computer workstation set-up advice

Ergonomic computer workstation set-up advice

How to reduce the risk of long term injury at your desk At home, at school or college, at work, or on the move, more and more of us are spending large parts of our day using a computer. When sitting and concentrating on the screen for so long, we may not be aware that...

School Bag Tips for Parents

School Bag Tips for Parents

For young children, 10% of their body weight might only be a few kilos so if they’re carrying lots of books and things they don’t really need, this will be too much weight for them. You see it every day, children with their heavy backpacks, leaning forward as they’re...