Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health.
Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is having a profound negative impact on our health and especially our spines. Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are on the rise and Australians of all ages are suffering. The good news is that it is possible to prevent such spinal health issues without the need for drastic measures.
The theme for World Spine Day this year is ‘Love your Spine’, emphasising the importance of looking after your spine and taking steps to prevent spinal disorders. Regular physical activity, good posture, lifting safely, healthy working conditions and lifestyle adjustments can improve spinal health and overall wellbeing.
Staying active helps spinal tissues and muscles stay healthy and eases the pressure on the spine. Whether it’s walking, running, swimming or taking regular breaks from sitting, Australians are encouraged to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines. Good posture also plays an integral role in optimal spinal health, as it allows the spine to be correctly aligned and reduces the amount of strain on the body.
Ways to ‘Love Your Spine’ this World Spine Day:
Be mindful of your posture
Practise responsible lifting
Get moving and stay active
Download the Straighten Up app
The Australian Chiropractors Association has developed the Straighten Up Australia app to help you stay active, improve your posture and enhance spinal health. The app has posture reminders, a daily exercise program, and other helpful resources to assist Australians in taking control of their health.
Most people underestimate the positive effects that simple lifestyle changes can have on spinal health. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to assess your activity levels, posture and other lifestyle choices, and make adjustments accordingly.
Mindful Parenting - Ground Control to my Tween/Teen
“I Don’t Know What Planet You are on Any More.”
Decode your Child’s Behaviour and Get Closer to Your Child
Do you feel worn out by trying to figure out what is happening in your child’s head?
Are you worried about the sudden changes in your child’s mood?
You might be perplexed about how fragile your child’s sense of self is - how they can upset by something a peer says in a millisecond?
Adolescence is a time dramatic physical, psychological and social changes. It is a time of discovery, a time of separation, a time of becoming more independent from parents and becoming intensely dependant on the peer group. It is a time of trying new identities. It can be a time of endless emotional storms. Teens often feel utterly lost.
If some of the above experiences sound familiar, this workshop could be just what you need.
This workshop will:
Dispel the top 3 common myths about adolescence that cause parents to misunderstand their teen’s unusual, but normal behaviors during adolescence.
Show how changes in neurological developmental affect the adolescent’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Uncover the purpose of adolescent brain changes, which prepare children for adult life.
Discover what to do about these normal changes in the adolescent brain, so you can better connect to your child and better navigate the storm of adolescence.
This talk is based on the books “The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, MD with Amy Ellis Nutt (2015) and “Brainstorm” by Daniel J. Siegel, MD (2014).
When: Monday 27th August 2018
Where: Duncraig Chiropractic
Duration: 2 hours
Tickets: Eventbrite.com.au Search "Mindful Parenting" or click here
Better, Faster Appointment
All clients are invited to attend our workshop to learn how to get the best out of their care.
Come along to a highly informative evening where we will address issues such as Sitting, Sleeping and Standing.
Where: Duncraig Chiropractic
When: Every fortnight, alternating between Monday and Tuesday evenings
Time: Monday - 6pm or Tuesday - 7pm
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No charge
Please register your interest by phoning 9246 9558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or book online now using the BOOK NOW button and click on the 'Group Sessions' tab.
Everywoman Expo - Friday 15th June - Sunday 17th June
We will be conducting free spinal screenings at the Everywoman Expo this weekend, so please drop in to the "Healthy Spine = Healthy Life stand and say hi!
Where: Perth Convention Centre
When: Friday 15th June - Sunday 17th June
Time: Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm
Cost: Free Entry
Gut Health Presentation
Mindful Parenting Workshop
How to Connect to Your 2-10yr Old Child and
Stay Connected to Yourself
Do you often feel exhausted by trying to be the best parent you can be?
Are you often frustrated, as you don’t know what to do when your child refuses to listen to your perfectly good advice?
Do you wish that your child could show a bit more empathy and consideration for you and others?
This workshop will:
Dispel the top 3 common myths about parenting: that we should always keep the united front, kids should come first and that great parenting should be natural and instinctive.
Cover 3 parenting styles and the effects it has on the family.
Explain why our listening tends to fail us when we are in conflict
Introduce Active Listening Skillswhich will help parents connect more deeply and empathically with our children.Ranka Joyce is an experienced relationship counsellor, psychotherapist, Parent Effectiveness Training and Bringing Baby Home facilitator who works with parents who are struggling with their children. She also offers talks and courses for parents. Ranka's focus is on helping parents build strong connections with their children for now and for the future.