Chiro & Kids

TheProjectIf you missed The Project on Monday night, there was a segment dealing with children’s chiropractic treatment.

You can watch the segment here:

Chiro and Kids – The Project, 26 August 2013

What are your thoughts on Children and Chiropractic? Please click on ‘Leave a Reply’ at the top of this post to share your thoughts.

Regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Excuse to Juice – Tuesday, 3 September.

JuiceYou’re welcome to join us on Tuesday, 3 September at 5.30pm for an interactive night of juicing, jabbering (in the most intelligent way) and joy at Chiropractic Central.

You will have hands-on time to be juicing, trying new combinations of alkalizing liquids, and learn the “dos and don’ts” of juicing. No one will go away thirsty for knowledge or juice!

Email or speak to Dr Sarah or Tara to book for this free session, as places are limited and it’s filling up fast.  You’re more than welcome to invite family and friends but please reserve their place.

I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday night.

Regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Posture Screening in Lane Cove this Sunday 25.8.13

Chiropractic Central will be conducting Spinal Screening this Sunday 25th August from 9am-12pm

Chiropractic Central's Dr Sarah MacNeil

Chiropractic Central’s Dr Sarah MacN

at the Baby & Kids Market in Lane Cove. Come down and get your family’s posture checked this weekend.

Regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Teenagers Sitting Ducks for Bad Bones

KidTVA recent media release from the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia (NSW) reminds all parents to be vigilante of their teenager’s exercise habits.

Chiropractors are concerned that young people growing up in Australia are setting themselves up for long term problems with their bones, because of a lack of exercise.

The President of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (NSW), Dr Joseph Ierano said this is the most sedentary period ever in Australia’s history. “Kids today are getting less exercise than ever before. We’re becoming a nation of sitters, rather than doers. Common bad habits they have now will impact their bones as they age and can lead to a risk of fractures and developing osteoporosis. The key to building and maintaining strong bones is a good diet, a healthy dose of vitamin D and plenty of exercise. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in the number of kids spending too much time indoors on computers, in front of the TV or playing video games, coupled with poor eating habits.”

Dr Ierano said the adolescent development years are crucial as the bone mass attained determines lifelong skeletal health. Up to 90 per cent of bone mass is developed by 18 in females and 20 in males. If you want strong bones you have to use them, get outdoors and perform weight bearing exercises like brisk walking, jogging, tennis and dancing. Having healthy bones isn’t just about calcium intake, but keeping their skeletal system in tip-top condition.

Dr Ierano said chiropractors were constantly on the lookout for signs of osteoporosis among those at risk.

“It’s important to remember a healthy bone needs a healthy joint. Chiropractors focus on the health of skeletal joints, but also recommend working with your GP and allied health professionals to ensure a balanced diet, appropriate exercise and keeping a healthy vitamin D level. Although teenagers would probably associate weak bones and osteoporosis with old age, many are already predetermining their own future health patterns by their activities, in particular their lack of physical activity, today.”

The Association recommends taking these healthy steps early on in life to build strong bones:

1. Maintain a healthy diet with multiple sources of not only calcium but a mineral balance including magnesium, sodium and trace minerals.

2. Perform weight bearing exercises each day. It could be as easy as going for a short jog or climbing stairs. This allows your bones to adapt to the impact of the weight and pull of muscle by building more cells and becoming stronger.

3. Get outdoors in the sun for 10 to 15 minutes three times per week for a healthy dose of vitamin D which will help the bones absorb calcium.

4. Remember a healthy bone needs a healthy joint – consult your chiropractor for any concerns regarding joint mobility.

Regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Feeling a bit stiff and sore today?

Runners Leader 6.8.13You might be if you ran in yesterday’s Sun Herald City2Surf.

This story appeared in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader leading up to yesterday’s City2Surf and is a good reminder to adequately prepare for any more fun runs you may take part in, especially as we move into spring.

Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (NSW) president Joseph Ierano said the winter running season was traditionally a very busy time for chiropractors, who saw a lot of people who had not trained properly leading up to the event showing up with injuries extending up through the legs and into the lower back.

 “We can spot them a mile away. They have what we call ‘runner’s knee’ and walk with a stiff, painful shuffle,’’ Dr Ierano said.“Beginners and enthusiastic amateurs are usually the worst cases. They tend to over-exert themselves on the day, running too fast in the beginning and displaying a poor running technique which leaves them sore and sorry for weeks on end.”

He advised people intending to take part in a fun run to plan months ahead for the event.

  •  Aim to run at least three times a week a few months prior to the event
  • Run parts of the course to famliiarise yourself for the event
  • Invest in good running shoes which are fitted professionally.
  • Know your limits, and talk to you medical practitioner before race day if you have any cardiovascular concerns.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before the event.

 

 

 

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