Mullumbimby Chiropractic and Massage

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


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January 14, 2018 Health Tips and News

We hope you all enjoyed your christmas break and indulgences! We are now open and refreshed ready to help our new and existing clients achieve their goals.

Brent enjoyed time in Sydney over the break with his wife Aya ,son Mahalo and the in laws from Japan. Back on deck and refreshed Brents ready to help you achieve your goals and looks forward to catching up with all of our existing customers this year!

Sheridan worked through the break – We couldn’t drag her away! Committed to helping her clients and always going the extra mile 🙂

(I) , Kirsty spent days on the beach ignoring the notifications and suggestions to exercise on her Fitbit.  Very happy to be back at the office ( I love my job!) and catch up with all the wonderful clients and staff!

 

Places are filling up fast so be sure to book in to secure a appointment. You can call the office on; 66 841 028 or alternatively book online by following the link below.

 


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December 19, 2017 Health Tips and News

If your New year’s resolution list is anything like mine, its along the lines of…1.Become a rockstar , 2.Start exercising, 3. Make a million dollars. Fortunately number 2 is achievable and here are some tips to get started;

 

1. Find a running buddy

Running with a friend will keep you accountable for turning up and not just turning off the alarm clock. It can also make you feel more comfortable when starting out running in public- especially if you have a more unco-ordinated friend than yourself :-). Don’t worry about all the fancy gear and designer outfits, just make sure you have comfortable runners and a dam good sports bra.

 

2. Make it fun

Um yeah…exercise- fun? After a while the routine will become easier and you’ll naturally feel a high and a desire to exercise (apparently). Until these moments, making it a catch up with a friend or a reward system such as a coffee in your active wear at the end, may help motivate and make it “fun” . I am also told group sports are fun too, if you are lucky enough to have friends.

 

3.  Minutes rather than distance

Instead of setting a goal of kms set yourself goals in minutes. For example I run for 60 seconds, vomit , walk for 2mins and repeat .  In all seriousness though, setting goals such as interval running and slowly increasing it will have you running for longer pretty quickly. If your fitter than me (very likely)  getting up and committing to a 30min jog on the beach with your buddy will have you building up fitness, stamina and happy endorphins. Basicly as the slogan says “just do it” throw on some runners and go for a run around the block even if its 5mins to start off with- its still a start!

 

 

 

 

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/fitness/getting-started-with-running-badass-female-marathoners-share-their-tips-20171206-gzzu2s.html


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December 18, 2017 Health Tips and News

OPEN HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK

Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas and New year- From the team @ Mullum Chiro

 

CHIROPRACTIC:

Closed 21.12.17 –  05.01.18 OPEN

 

MASSAGE:

Closed 23.12.17 – 27.12.17 OPEN

Closed 30.12.17 – 02.01.18 OPEN

 

Please call us and leave a message as phone will be checked on regular basis, or book online!


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November 23, 2017 Health Tips and News

So here at Mullum Chiro, we love a good article supporting and justifying our caffeine indulgence. This morning an article written by BBC health got our hopes soaring, with the alluring title of “Three cups of coffee a day , “may” have health benefits”.

Sipping on our lattes from lulu’s Cafe, and running with the possibility of “May”,  we read on……………

click on depresso to follow link;

 

More supporting evidence- http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-11-23/coffee-could-really-be-good-for-you-research-finds/9179752

http://www.lulus-cafe.com.au/

 

 


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November 20, 2017 Health Tips and News

We are now in an age where hand sanitisers are in every workplace and home,  we are experiencing more resistant strains of bacterias and infections. Most people have built up a tolerance to oral antibiotics making it harder to treat simple infections and the same goes for using an overload of these antibacterial cleaning products in your home.

It has been found that over sterilising your home will create an environment that will produce only the strongest of bacterias whilst also killing off the good bacteria. Overuse can also make hospital sterilisation less effective on the individual living in this environment. It is necessary for natural immunity to build by getting a hands a little dirty. This immunity will help children develop less allergies and sometimes prevent asthma.

In conclusion….use hot soapy water, don’t eat raw chicken off the floor and no need for unnecessarily scrubbing yourself like your going in for brain surgery, is proving suffice, for a healthy immune system to develop within the home.

 

The most common types of bacteria found within the home;

 

Micrococcus- This is a sphere-shaped harmless bacterium. It feeds on dead and decomposing materials, and can cause spoilage of fish.This can also cause human sweat to smell bad.

Found in home– Skin, soil, water, meat products.

 

Staphylococcus-Another sphere-shaped bacterium. This is well known for hospitals but is becoming more common in homes. Referred to commonly as MRSA, this is a particularly drug-resistant strain of bacteria.Staph is found everywhere and does not always result in a infection. Usually found on the skin, this bacteria is able to grow with/without oxygen.

Found in home- Skin

 

Bacillus- Is a rod-shaped bacterium. Bacillus is a very hardy bacterium, as it has the ability to produce endospores – small, tough structures that can survive adverse conditions. Some species of Bacillus can cause food poisoning, and some can cause illness or infection. 

Found in home- Soil, water and dust

 

Pseudomonas- Is another rod-shaped bacterium. It can be found in ts. It is an opportunistic pathogen, and generally considered a nosocomial infection (gained while in the hospital), as the organism tends only to attack individuals that are immunocompromised. Along with infection, it also has the ability to produce exotoxins. As a general rule, the bacterium will not infect a healthy individual.

Found in home-Soil and water, and plants

 

 

Resources-

https://www.moldbacteria.com/bacteria/what-bacteria-are-really-in-indoor-environments.html

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/wellbeing/germ-warfare–do-antibacterial-products-do-more-harm-than-good-20171117-gzno8i.html

 

Find out the dirtiest places in the home follow link bellow;

http://www.hha.org.au/forconsumers/factsheets/common-germs.aspx

 


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November 16, 2017 Health Tips and News

 

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”– Bob Marley

 

 

Music is an amazing thing that can invoke an array of emotions, memories, be a soulful form of communication, and truly- I believe-The essence of life.

Studies have shown that music used in pain management therapy can be highly effective. Not only a broken heart can be mended by some soulful riffs but also physical injuries too.

 A 2015 review in The Lancet found that people who listened to music before, during, or after surgery experienced less pain and anxiety, compared to patients who did not listen to music.

To conduct the study, researchers looked at data from 73 different trials, involving more than 7,000 patients.

The people who experienced a slightly greater, but nonsignificant, reduction in pain, and needed the least pain medication, were the ones who got to pick their own music.A recent review in
the World Journal of Psychiatry found that music therapy can be an effective treatment for mood disorders related to neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke, and
multiple sclerosis.After reviewing 25 trials, the researchers concluded that music is a valid therapy to potentially reduce depression and anxiety, as well as to improve mood, self-esteem, and
quality of life.They also noted that no negative side effects were reported in any of the trials, making music a low-risk treatment. -Susan Booth
Music can evoke emotion, help regain memories, stimulate new neural connections, and active attention. While listening to music may bring greater health benefits, creating it can be an effective therapy, too.

“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things”. – Tom Petty

We are lucky enough here in Mullumbimby to experience the annual Mullum Music Festival this weekend! Click logo below to forward onto the ticket site and check out the schedule. Enjoy and simultaneously heal your wounded soul and possibly your sprained ankle, all at once.

 

Rock on ……….:-)



November 14, 2017 Health Tips and News

 

 

If you’re interested in trying Yoga, check out ‘Yoga By Nature’ ,  Brunswick Heads NSW,  by clicking on the logo below.

Yoga by Nature welcomes YOU

If you are feeling exhausted, uncomfortable in your body, looking to build strength whilst calming the busy mind then we would love to have you visit the studio!

Yoga by Nature specialises in promoting a greater freedom of movement, nourishment, rejuvenation and deep relaxation.

Whether you’re a busy mum,  overworked professional, over 50, health conscious, between 5-10 years, a teenager, nursing an injury or condition, a beginner or experienced yogi, there is something for everyone.

Our classes provides a safe, container for your own unique yoga practice. Our experienced teachers have been specially selected for their areas of expertise and friendly, accommodating styles of practice. We provide you with eco-friendly props and all the support you need for an extraordinary yoga experience.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Jackie and the Yoga by Nature team

 

Cassie White is a Sydney-based personal trainer, yoga coach and health journalist put together this article specifically for yoga beginners. This article answers all the basic questions you may have before commencing your first Yoga class. Click the link below for Cassie’s story; 

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-09-16/yoga-a-beginner-guide/8656236


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November 12, 2017 Health Tips and News

If you’re planning on any extreme activities that could lead to an injury, such as a burn, make sure it happens in the day time hours!

Recent studies have shown that burns that were sustained at night time took a average of 28 days to heal. Whereas burns sustained at day time only took 17 days to heal!

This study was done with 118 patients and the results are explained by the way the human body clock works within every human cell across a 24hr cycle.

 

Daytime…Night time..

Click on the clock bellow for the full story;

 



November 9, 2017 Health Tips and News

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Click on mushroom link below for full story;

Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

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Serves: 5-6 servings
 
Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms make an amazing side to any meal and are full of rich buttery garlic flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb whole mushrooms, cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Garlic salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180. Toss mushrooms in oil, garlic salt and pepper, place in an oven-proof skillet or sheet pan in a single layer and roast in the oven until golden, about 25 minutes, stirring the mushrroms half way through.
  2. While mushrooms are roasting, cook butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to turn a golden brown color. Remove from heat and mix in the garlic, thyme and lemon juice.
  3. Drain mushrooms from cooking oil/juices if any. Keep in the skillet or transfer to serving bowl and pour the garlic butter sauce right over the mushrooms toss to combined. Adjust seasoning with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Nom nom nom…

 


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November 7, 2017 Health Tips and News

Just a reminder about our wonderful COMBO treatments!!

This is one of our most popular treatment options at Mullum Chiropractic. This involves a 1/1.5 hour massage followed by a chiropractic treatment delivered in the same visit. 

Whilst we do soft tissue work as part of our treatment at Mullumbimby Chiropractic the combo offers the chance to really address the soft tissue component of an issue in greater detail.

The feedback from our patients is that this approach can, in some cases, allow for faster results with less treatments needed to reach a particular goal. Not to mention they feel great !

The combo treatments are particularly effective where there is a large stress component to an issue or there is chronic soft tissue damage as can occur in cases like whiplash and sporting injuries.

We also feel by combining the approaches we are able to draw on the experience and assessment of 2 experienced practitioners and this has allowed us to pick up things that one modality alone can sometimes miss.

Please note our combo treatments are currently only available to existing patients of Mullumbimby Chiropractic. If you are a new patient we would suggest you book in for an initial consultation first so we can get a better understanding of your problems and goals.

 

 






At Mullumbimby Chiropractic, your health is our 
top priority and it should be yours too. 
We believe that with a healthy body and mind you have the ability to live life to 
the fullest and create all that you need. 


Thankyou for visiting us,

We hope to meet you soon.

from,

The team at Mullumbimby Chiropractic

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