The CAA promotes Spinal health week each year which runs in the last week of May. This year it runs from May 21st to May 27th.
Our clinic is participating in the coloring competition and free spinal assessments which you can ring our clinic to be booked into a time with one of our chiropractors on 98737373
The coloring in competition is easy you can come in and get a sheet from our clinic or download one here. Color it in and then follow the instructions to send it in for your chance to win some great Vivo shoes.
10 May 2018 Media Release from Better Backs Chiropractic & Natural Products
Chiro Can Help: Discover how chiropractors can help improve your quality of life
As part of Spinal Health Week 2018 (21-27 May), Dr David Jones and Dr Nicole Edwards from Better Backs Chiropractic and Natural Products are encouraging Australians to make small lifestyle changes to improve their spinal health and wellbeing.
Musculoskeletal conditions are very common, affecting 30% (6.9 million) of all Australians including 3.7 million people with back problems. In some cases, these are difficult to avoid (such as an accident or injury) however, everyday habits can be a big determining factor in how well our spines handle stress.
During Spinal Health Week 2018, Doctors from Better Backs are asking all Australians to focus on everyday habits which can be harmful to the health of our spines and encourage small, practical steps for the better.
“Because musculoskeletal conditions are so common, there is a strong case for being proactive and making the necessary changes to improve your quality of life now and in the future” said Dr David Jones (Chiro) from Better Backs.
Australians spend 10 hours and 24 minutes on average engaging with their mobile devices every day.1 Within five minutes of waking up in the morning 35% of us check our phones, and 70% use phones during mealtimes with family and friends.2 This excessive reliance on digital devices is taking a toll on our bodies.
“It is important to make simple lifestyle adjustments such as being mindful of your posture, being more active, taking breaks from mobile devices and incorporating stretching into your daily routine can make a noticeable difference. And if you are experiencing pain, it is not advisable to ignore this. Seek advice from your local CAA chiropractor or other healthcare professional as early as possible”, explained Dr Nicole Edwards(Chiro).
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery. With a core focus on musculoskeletal health, chiropractors are qualified to care for a variety of conditions such as headaches, back pain and neck pain. Using non-surgical techniques and advising on lifestyle modifications, chiropractors help restore and maintain normal spinal function.
To promote Spinal Health Week, Better Backs is doing spinal screenings everyday and having coloring in competition for Kids to win a prize, visit www.betterbacksmelbourne.com.au.
Better Backs opened in 2010 in Melbourne’s outer East (Mitcham) with so much interest in Dr Jones(chiro) thorough approach he has opened a second office in Richmond and expanded his team and site in Mitcham to a new larger facility to help give people the services they need and deserve. The services Better Backs Chiropractic & Natural products offer are Naturopathy, Remedial massage, Pilates, Cold laser, Dry needling, Orthotics and of course Chiropractic.
Spinal Health Week is an initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), the peak body representing chiropractors in Australia.
1. ‘Australian consumers spending more than 10 hours of every day on their digital devices’, 2016, Ernst & Young, www.ey.com
2. Mobile Consumer Survey 2017: The Australian Cut, Deloitte, https://www2.deloitte.com/au/mobile-consumer-survey