So, what causes bloating? Bloating can be brought on by a number of different factors which include: • Stress • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & irritable bowel disease (IBD) • Food allergies/intolerances (egg, fructose, lactose, wheat/gluten) • Poor digestion • Bacterial imbalance • Hormone imbalance
Hi everyone, I’m Alex Osellame the new clinical nutritionist here at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre! I get it, eating healthy is confusing. Complex carbohydrates, glycaemic index, polyunsaturated fats, ketogenic diets – when did it all get so complicated?
Sleep is so important for us and impacts our health dramatically! In our fast-paced modern lives many people have trouble either falling asleep, staying asleep or both. Here are 7 simple steps to a better nights sleep, all tried and tested by Dr Kate.
Day to day desk life keeps the world going around, however, is it giving you neck pain, shoulder pain or headaches? Most likely the answer is YES! Ouch! Help! At Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre, we look after people from Boronia, Wantirna, Knox, Bayswater and surrounding suburbs with complaints like these.
Is co-management right for you? To get the best results from your time here at BCNC it is often best to receive a multi-modal approach to your health!
The complex pattern of muscles working together to stabilize, open, and close various joints in many combinations and with perfect timing is what enables us to generate force and power. This force and power is what gives us the ability to do all the things we do — sit, stand, crawl, walk, run, jump, skip, lunge, hop, lift, squat, bend, push, pull, twist, dance and play. This is especially important around the hip joint, the most powerful joint in our body’s, across which many of our largest and strongest muscles span.
The weather has cooled, daylight savings is over and it is now becoming darker sooner. With all of these changes, it’s clear that autumn is here. The weather has changed and so our body needs to change along with it. Natural sunlight has a plethora of wonderful benefits.
When I think of the term New Years resolution, I link it to an association with a goal to keep healthy, eat well and exercise more. New gym memberships, meal plans and practicing being ‘healthy’ is generally on the agenda for most people during the New Year period. These are all amazing focus points to help bring a positive effect into 2018, however, although for how long will they stay in place and keep you motivated?
Myofascial Release is a method of deep tissue massage. It starts on the outer surface layers of the tissue, and works towards a deeper point throughout treatment, within your comfort level. MFR assists to enable changes in dysfunctional tissue by stretching it, to release it. This is the tissue that can be limiting your movement. These limited movements can lead to changes in your posture.
In case you missed our news last week, our lovely chiropractor Reta is finishing up her time here at BCNC at the end of this year. Since starting here as a new graduate, in 2013, Reta has flourished and become an amazing chiropractor for all of her patients. It is now time for her to move onto next Chiropractic chapter.
Pregnancy is a treasured part of a lady’s life. Within a mums’ tum, is a deep bond with a baby that fills out for the rest of the mother child’s life together. Today’s blog looks at exercise and pregnancy, as it’s an important part of ensuring the best labour possible, with as minimal intervention as possible.
From the moment of injury, it is acute. After three months, the injury is chronic and becomes a health burden requiring more treatment. It is important to aim to be healthy as possible. Practice Prevention and Early Intervention. Approximately 48-72 hours after injury, depending on the severity, is when remedial massage can start being utilised to aid in the recovery process. There are many benefits of receiving remedial massage during recovery.
Back pain – we see it everyday. Did you know that up to 80% of Australians will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Back pain can be related to many different factors, some of which include family history, weight, occupational factors, and level of physical fitness. For this blog, we’re going to tackle posture: how it can affect you, and how you can make a difference. Poor posture can place an increased amount of stress on postural muscles and the joints of the body. Over time prolonged poor posture may lead to headaches, back pain, and more severe conditions with the spine.
Myotherapy can best be defined as the assessment, treatment & management of musculoskeletal conditions. To make sense of this, when you see a myotherapist, they will assess your condition to find out what is causing you pain, provide treatment in the form of manual therapy to correct the problem, and then manage you back to 100% health. The difference between massage and myotherapy is that massage is just one tool that a myotherapist uses to treat problem. A myotherapist will also use dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, behaviour and lifestyle modifications, and exercise prescription and rehabilitation to enhance the patient’s health and restore function.
Spinal Health week is in the last week of May! This year’s campaign focuses on chronic back pain a burden that affects 3.7 million Australians. Chiropractors nationwide are encouraging you to seek help for your chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is a condition that affects one in six Australians and under chiropractic care is something that can be managed and helped and it is never too late to get back proper spinal and restore the health of your nervous system.
In today’s modern society, the use of technology is endless. You can see it everywhere. For example using something simple as a microwave for heating up food, using the public transport system to catch a ride and most commonly using mobile phones to communicate with one another.
We all make resolutions as to what we will change in our lives to be healthier, but statistics are that unfortunately not many people stand by these resolutions. Many physical problems can be treated and fixed by using natural remedies like herbs, homoeopathics, essential oils, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes which combine beautifully with the chiropractic, myotherapy and remedial massage therapy that my talented co-workers provide in adjusting and aligning the skeletal and musculature systems in your body.
Chronic pain is a serious medical problem, affecting as many as 1 in 5 Australians (BUPA Health Foundation 2011).It has become an epidemic that is costing the health system up to 34 billion dollars each year. Worst of all, chronic pain is often resistant to treatment.