Waverley Chiropractic Centre is excited to help you and your children get ready for going back to school.
Every January millions of children, including some of our very own patients, go back to school. While schools are great places for children to learn and develop both mentally and socially, it is important for kids to remember their health and wellbeing in the classroom all year round.
While most parents and children have a checklist of stationery and supplies for starting the school year, we are providing our patients with a ‘Back to School Health Checklist.’ The checklist, developed as part of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) Back to School Campaign, is a great way to remind kids of the importance of building healthy habits in school.
They are simple to incorporate and easily fit into a child’s everyday routine. For instance, packing a healthy lunch filled with lots of fruit and veggies, getting 60 minutes of daily physical activity and wearing the backpack correctly by carrying it with both straps.
The Health Checklist also reminds kids to reduce their recreational screen time, sit correctly in the classroom and consider chiropractic care.
Kids don’t often think about the impact that common activities like sitting in a classroom, carrying a heavy bag and excessive screen time can have on their overall health and wellbeing.
Pick up your complimentary Back to School Health Checklist from us today, or if you are concerned about your child’s spine or any other back to school related activities, book an appointment with us via Waverley Chiropractic Centre online booking site.
For more information on the ACA’s Back to School, visit backtoschool.org.au
How good is spinal manipulation for chronic low back pain? At Waverley Chiropractic Centre low back pain is the number one condition treated. So how does chiropractic care compare?
From the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) comes a study entitled “Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials” BMJ 2019; 364:1689
Researchers conducted 47 randomized controlled trials involving 9,211 adults.
Five insights from the study:
1. They found spinal manipulation alleviated lower back pain as effectively as exercise, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers.
2. Spinal manipulation appeared to be more effective at improving short-term function than exercise, NSAIDs and painkillers.
3. Spinal manipulation was a better option for pain relief than non-recommended interventions, such as light tissue massage, and sham manipulation treatments.
4. The most common side effects associated with spinal manipulation — joint and muscle pain or stiffness — typically go away within a matter of days.
5. Spinal manipulation may decrease pain caused by muscle strain, spasms and inflammation, study authors concluded.
Mount Waverley Chiropractor, Dr Shaun Beovich, is feeling optimistic about the new year. After a challenging 2020 in which COVID-19 and lockdowns taught us more about ourselves and the world we live in, at least in Melbourne, Australia 2021 is looking more positive.
There are still some uncertainties ahead but at least for Waverley Chiropractic Centre it will continue to serve the local Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley, Chadstone, Burwood and Mulgrave communities.
Mount Waverley Chiropractor, Dr Beovich, is committed to looking after your spinal health including back pain, neck pain and headaches, with specific chiropractic adjustments to help restore proper spinal movement and reduce nerve irritation.
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