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Here are our top 3 tips to beat stress, overwhelm and slow down this Christmas! As the year draws to an end and silly season begins, stress levels tend to be on the rise. Holidays, family events, presents, work, and social engagements – many people feel as though they don’t stop from December to the end of January! This can have serious impact on your health and wellbeing, not to mention your enjoyment of this time. Whilst the hit of adrenaline that accompanies short-term stress is useful for overcoming obstacles (whether it’s a end of year presentation at work or mad dash into the shops for last minute presents), long-term stress is shown to have significant negative effect on the immune system that can manifest into illness. (Salleh, 2008)

I have shoulder pain... so why are you checking my neck and back? Shoulder pain is a common reason for our patients to seek help from the team at Thrive Health Co. More often than not, there is more to a shoulder injury than meets the eye. Our shoulders are complex joints with lots of connecting structures to the neck and back. Whilst your pain may be in the point of the shoulder, there can be many different causes for this.

Once I see a Chiropractor do I need to keep going for the rest of my life? Someone asked me whilst we were chatting at a coffee shop the other day "If I see a Chiropractor once, do I need to keep going for the rest of my life?" and at first it caught me off guard. My initial response was “No… but a lot of people choose to come in periodically because they know how much better they feel with regular treatment.”

Movement Assessment or ‘Check Up' Why you should be getting your movement assessed, even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete. We are all athletes, no matter what sport we play (or don’t play), what your body does for you on a daily basis is worth the ‘athlete’ status – trust me. We are day-to-day athletes.

Why You Need to See a Myotherapist For Your Headaches.

One of the most common conditions that bring people into the Thrive Health Co. clinic are headaches. Did you know, there are 13 recognised types of headaches with over 300 subtypes, each classified by their underlying cause and symptoms. Classifying a headache can be difficult; treating it doesn’t have to be. (International Headache Society).

I often get asked about why we changed the name of our business from Sherwood Chiropractic to Thrive Health Co. and whether this was something we had only started thinking about recently. The truth is, my ultimate vision when moving with Jemima Nelson (my wife) to Brisbane eight years ago was to always create a centre of excellence for the care and prevention of all Musculoskeletal and Pregnancy/Paediatric related  issues.

As 2018 begins it is a great time to assess where you are at in all your different 'lifetime' accounts. These accounts may include but are not limited to health, financial, familial, relationships, spiritual, intellectual, and the list goes on.... An easy way to create goals is to first go back over the year that was (2017) and not only be appreciative of all your wins but also look at the goals you didn't accomplish and work out whether they were important enough and why you didn't achieve them. Moving forward, a very simple way to set your goals is using the SMART acronym.