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Standing Desks…. Are they just a fad or are they really worth the investment? Standing desks have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years and I am constantly getting asked whether they are worth the investment. Simply put, no one position for too long is a good thing, but I think like anything else in life - in moderation they can work really well. Prolonged sitting (longer then 30 minutes) does tend to stress your lower back quite significantly as well as cause you to round your shoulders and strain your neck. This is why the use of a standing desk can be beneficial!

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.

At Thrive Health Co. we would get asked at least a dozen times per week whether it is better to place ice or heat on an injury. There is so much conflicting advice out there, how do you know which is the best for your type of injury? As a general rule of thumb, any injury that has initially occurred will best be dealt with, with ice for the first 24-48 hours due to the fact that we want to decrease as much swelling as possible.