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Brisbane Physiotherapy Tag

So you have neck pain or back pain and you have tried a few different things that simply haven't worked. What else can you try?We know that the pain in your neck, upper and mid back and along the shoulders is irritating and distracting - sometimes causing aching pain and discomfort between the shoulder blades, either side of the spine, up the neck and into the back of the head and even down towards the lower back.  The pain can increase as the day goes on, making you feel like you want to crawl out of your body to get away from it, affecting your ability to comfortably work, study, cook, sleep and carry out your daily tasks. These symptoms can greatly affect your everyday life, becoming tiring and restricting. In simple terms, it's debilitating.

The ONE thing you should do every week to keep you PAIN FREEAt Thrive Health Co. we see a lot of patients in pain, whether it be tight muscles, sore joints, sharp, dull, constant, intermittent type pain. One thing is certain, we are so glad you took the first step and consulted an experience health care provider at Thrive Health Co. Our main priority is to get you out of  pain as soon as possible. Once we get your out of pain, here's what can you do to help keep yourself pain-free?

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.”

How is the health of your spine?I love the Dentist…. says almost no one ever (except for me)! From a very young age we are all taught the importance of dental hygiene, whether it is brushing twice per day, flossing after meals, or avoiding those things that stain our teeth like coffee and red wine. We understand clearly that if we don’t look after our teeth then we will develop cavities that will lead to dental work and possibly more serious dental issues down the track.

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.

Sports Chiropractic - More than just Back Pain!Did you know that four out of our five Chiropractors (Dr. Josh, Dr. Michael, Dr. Courtney and Dr. Georgia) have post-graduate training in Sports Chiropractic? This means that they are more than capable of assisting you with a number of sports related injuries including upper and lower limb issues. Their main focus is through a multi-modality approach to management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation for all our athletes. Our practitioners use a number of modalities including, but not limited to: manipulation, joint adjustments/mobilisations, soft tissue therapies and releases, rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, taping and sports specific advice to prevent relapse and improve overall performance.

So what exactly is an Exercise Physiologists (EP) and how can they help me?Exercise Physiologists (EP's) use exercise as their treatment modality. They prescribe exercise and exercise programs for a range of conditions such as;·       Cardiovascular·       Metabolic (Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes)·       Neurological·       Kidney, Respiratory/pulmonary·       Mental...