Walk around the World with us!

Get Fit!  Get Active!  Walk Around the World!

Walk Around the World is back and now in its fourth year!

Walk around the worldChiropractic Central is an official Supporter of Walk Around the World

Locals and visitors to Lane Cove Village would have seen the Walk Around The World banners in place ahead of the program’s official start in March.Join hundreds of people in Lane Cove and track your steps to collectively walk around the world. Walk Around the World promotes the incorporation of exercise into your everyday lifestyle to reduce the risk of chronic lifestyle diseases. Anyone can join. Whether you live in Lane Cove or further afield, the program is open to anyone and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Join our Team!

To join Chiropractic Central’s Team, click here. Sign up to receive your pedometer and start tracking your steps for out team!

Dr Sarah and Tara will be in the Lane Cove mall on Saturday the 28th of February, promoting Walk Around the World and conducting complimentary spinal screenings. You’re very welcome to say hello and learn more about the program and get your spine screened!

Competition: Out Walking? Get Snapping!

To celebrate Walk Around the World and the health benefits of walking, Chiropractic Central is running a Facebook competition!

Simply tag a photo of yourself out walking throughout the month of March and post it to our Facebook page. At the end of March, Chiropractic Central will select a lucky entrant who will win a pair of E-Flips, which are more than just thongs. E-Flips provide alignment, stability, shock absorption to feet.

This prize is open to ALL regardless of whether you’re in a team or not. Anyone can enter!

Competition Rules:  

Tag a photo of yourself walking and post it on our Facebook page to go into the draw to win a pair of E-Flips.

The winner will be selected by Chiropractic Centrals’ Dr Sarah MacNeil and announced on Chiropractic Central’s Facebook page in early April.

1. Limit of one post per person per day.

2. Entrants must reside in the Sydney metropolitan area.

3. Competition runs for the month of March

4. Inappropriate photos will be deleted, blocked and reported

5. Entrants release Facebook of any responsibility

6. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Events

A number of free events are being held as part of the Walk Around the World program to help participants make changes for a healthier lifestyle. Click here for more info.

regards,

regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Remedial Massage at Chiropractic Central Lane Cove

Our new Remedial Massage Therapist Shona will be starting with us on Monday 2nd March 2015.

Our new Remedial Massage Therapist Shona will be starting with us on Monday 2nd March 2015.

We are excited to introduce a new member to our team, Shona our new Remedial Massage Therapist. Shona will be starting with us on Monday 2nd March 2015.

Shona graduated from ACNT in mid-2010 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage incorporated in their Diploma of Integrated Body Therapies.

To introduce herself, Shona is offering $20 off your first massage valid for the next two weeks. Please give us a call to book in for your massage appointment to decrease stress, unwind tight muscles and tension in your body and allow you to be at your optimal best.

regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Back (pain) to School

Backpacks can literally make going back to school a “pain in the neck”.

Wearing a backpack correctlyMany of the issues that we see in adulthood can stem from early poor backpack wearing as the spine is developing.  It is important to correctly wear and distribute the weight appropriately in your backpack.

According to an international study, daily backpack carrying is a frequent cause of discomfort for school children. School backpacks were felt to be heavy by 79.1% of children, to cause fatigue by 65.7%, and to cause back pain by 46.1%1

Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective, and can restore correct function of the spine and relieve symptoms associated with the carrying of heavy backpacks.

In accordance with the Chiropractic Association of Australia some tips for carrying of heavy backpacks:

  1. Backpacks should be ideally no heavier than 10% of a student’s weight when packed.
  2. Make sure the backpack is sturdy and appropriately sized – no wider than the student’s chest
  3. Put comfort and fit at the top of the priority list, rather than good looks
  4. Choose a backpack with broad, padded shoulder straps
  5. Use both shoulder straps – never sling the pack over one shoulder
  6. Use waist straps attached – they are there for a good reason
  7. Don’t wear the backpack any lower than the hollow of the lower back
  8. Don’t overload the backpack – use school lockers and plan homework well in advance
  9. Place all heavy items at the base of the pack, close to the spine, for a better distribution of the weight

1. Negrini, S., & Carabalona, R (2002). Backpacks on! Schoolchildren’s Perceptions of Load, Associations with Back Pain and Factors Determing the Load. Spine, 27(2), 187-195.

regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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