Mullumbimby Chiropractic and Massage


July 24, 2018 Health Tips and News

Here is a Stretch from Mullumbimby Chiropractic to help you reduce the chances of getting iliotibial band friction syndrome.

The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is commonly injured in overuse and can lead to iliotibial band friction syndrome, however  regular stretching of the  ITB & the Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

(TFL) can greatly reduce injury risks. The ITB stabilizes the knee both in extension and in partial flexion, and is being used constantly during walking and running.

Below is a stretch which will reduce tension in the ITB & TFL and reduce the chances of injury.

Caution: If these stretches cause you any pain, tingling, numbness or any other discomfort discontinue doing the stretches and contact your Chiropractor.

Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle(TFL) and Ilio-Tibial Band(ITBStretch

Position:  Standing with crossed legs next to a wall, with one hand on the wall (for balance in the stretch)

Description:  Slowly push the hip next to the wall towards the wall, you should feel a comfortable stretch in the lateral thigh of the rear leg. Hold this position for 15 seconds, then perform this same movement on the opposite side.

Repeat this sequence 3 times. Perform 3  times per day. Perform 7  days per week.



July 13, 2018 Health Tips and News









Using the correct chair and computer desk can protect your whole spine from postural strains.

Here are a few tips to help you maintain a good posture while sitting at the computer.

1.Work directly facing the desk and computer.

2.The monitor should be at eye level where your eyes are directly looking at the top 1/3 of the monitor. A document holder attached to the side of the monitor can make manuscript-typing more neck friendly.

3. The keyboard and mouse should be around belly-button height and close to the body.

4.It is better if you can angle/tilt the front of the chair, so that the thighs are angled downwards.

5.If you spend a great deal of time talking on the phone, try using a headset. This will help you avoid cradling the phone between your ear and shoulder. Headsets also allow both hands to be free.

6.Regular breaks should be taken every 30minutes. Stand up raise arms above the head looking up at the ceiling then roll your shoulders backwards 3 times as you walk around for 1 minute.


 Another way to decrease strain on the lumbar spine discs is to stand at the computer as shown in the following diagram.


June 12, 2018 Health Tips and News

Matthew Smith first became interested in Chiropractic when he was treated for severe headaches as a teenager. Matthew had always been interested in healthy living and after receiving great relief with Chiropractic care Matthew pursued his career in Chiropractic. He gained his Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Anatomy) at the University of NSW and then gained his Masters degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University in 1997.

Matthew has had 20years experience in Chiropractic, 17years in his own practise in Yamba Northern NSW. Matthew belongs to the Australia Chiropractor’s Association  and participates in continuing education to stay up-to-date of new developments.

Matthew uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques, soft tissue work with stretches and rehab exercises.

Matthew loves the outdoors and loves surfing, bike riding, bush walking, tennis and spending time with his wife Tracey and his two daughters.

Matthews approach is straight forward. As a clinician he expects to see results (improvement) and if there isn’t, he will make the appropriate referral to other health professionals, your improved health is his priority.


At Mullumbimby Chiropractic we have always put greater emphasis on clinical findings rather than MRI findings.

In recent study’s the correlation between and pain and MRI results are again,  proof of our on going methods.

Brent Verco during his time practicing within the Byron Shire has, has time and time again found that clinical findings are a more reliable source for diagnosis.

The YouTube Video by The journal of Bone & Joint Surgery explains this in further simplified detail.


April 23, 2018 Health Tips and News

ACL reconstructions are on the rise up 70%.  200,000 of these operations have been preformed since 2000-2015. 

In a recent controlled study over a five year period, it was found that there was no difference in the rehabilitated knee in comparison to the ACL reconstructed knee. 

This encourages further rehabilitation treatment and methods over invasive surgery.

Source: PMC US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health


For a further read on this study click on link: http://US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Search databaseSearch term Search


For further information on the increase of this injury and possible prevention tips click on link to ABC’s report:


So what is a ACL?

  • The anterior cruciate ligament is an important ligament that helps stabilise your knee
  • Torn ACLs can cause the knee to collapse when trying to twist or turn
  • Repairing torn ACLs typically requires replacement tissue from somewhere else in the body


What sports/activities are high risk?

  • Netball
  • AFL & Rugby
  • Soccer 


Is this preventable?

Yes,with strengthening the muscle around the knee and regular agility programs focusing on the body movement.


Source: Better Health Victoria, ABC Australia



April 17, 2018 Health Tips and News

Modern technology has caused an increase in people seeking chiropractic treatment, specifically with teenagers.

At Mullumbimby Chiropractic we have also noticed this increase in younger people requiring treatment. 

Long hours of screen time in the same position is resulting in a growing number of people experiencing; neck pain, poor posture and headaches.


The following article from channel 10 has suggestions for management and statistical discussion of this topic.


This Third Watch article discuses the teenagers mainly affected by this growing trend of injury and speaks of a new campaign  called “Straighten up Australia” with links.


April 11, 2018 Health Tips and News



Been trying to loose weight by taking any of these following supplements;

Raspberry ketones? Matcha green tea powder? Garcinia Cambogia? Caffeine supplements? Alkaline water?

Click on link bellow to ABC’s report on these supplements and their effects.



April 6, 2018 Health Tips and News

We are flat out here at Mullumbimby Chiropractic after the long Easter weekend!

Be sure to call us  6684 1028 or get online and book at



Chiropractic appointments with Brent are full this week and nearly full for the next!! Call us to book ASAP for next week!



We have limited spots for Massage next week!

Wednesday 11th April 2hr spot 11.15am & 1hr 2.45pm

Friday 13th April  1hr spot @ 11.45am

Monday 9th April 2hr spot @ 1pm



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April 3, 2018 Health Tips and News

In the spirit of running for good health mentally and physically here are some useful links – 



Top 10 Running Apps for iPhone (updated 2017)













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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. 

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