04 Apr April 2022
Since our last instalment of Wellness and Wisdom we have had a change of hours, now open on Thursday instead of Friday and this has been really positive! We’ve been very glad to still be able to accommodate you on a Thursday instead and rearrange our family time to better suit us all at the clinic. We’ve also changed the software we use to a modern and safe system, but it has come with some learning curves, and we’re slowly getting our heads around it. Thank you for your patience with us while we learn!
Latest Update From Dr Paula
Other Wellness & Wisdom
What is this lump?
I am often asked about the bony lump between the top of our shoulder blades, so let’s look at what it is and when you should consider it an issue.
20 Years Together
Facebook reminded me recently that our in-house Naturopath Lisa Scarfo and I have been working together for 20 years! 20 years of working towards the shared goal of increasing the wellbeing of our community.
A little known fact is that Lisa & I did our Bachelor of Science Degree together at Adelaide Uni back. On our last day of lectures we were having a few celebratory beverages at the Unibar and made a bet that if we both achieve our career goals, that maybe we should work together. Well I did continue completing Chiropractic and started my own business, and some years later Lisa finished her qualification as a Naturopath.
So despite a pandemic – we’re still here serving our community. Thanks for all your support – and if you need us we’re still here!!
How we perceive pain alters how we feel pain
When we experience long-term pain, it can cause us to become hypersensitive to future pain.
🧠It is our brains way of trying to protect us, but those with pain, without apparent injury will know that it takes a physical, emotional and mental toll.
The good news is that pain can lessen when we feel safe, and changing how we view it can alter how intensely we feel it. 🙌
Next time you feel yourself entering a pain spiral, where your thoughts and feelings are contributing to physical pain and your physical pain is contributing to negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions, find yourself a quiet place, take long, deep breathes and try these affirmations to calm your nervous system down.
🌻 “My body is trying to communicate with me. I will listen to it.”
🌻 “I am healthy and resilient; this is only temporary.”
Of course, breathing and affirmations is not the only step in managing pain. It is a beneficial additive to managing pain in conjunction with other modalities including exercise, good nutrition, and manual therapies including chiropractic.
I have two words for you… Intention and Consistency
What can you do in an uncontrollable world to build and maintain your well-being?
in March Dr Paula shared another short video discussing these concepts.
Click here to watch
Are Your Hips Causing Your Back Pain?
Your hip joints are much more mobile than your lower back, but when your hips stop moving properly, your lower back is forced to pick up the slack which often results in moving TOO much in sensitive spots like your pelvic joints which can strain ligaments and make muscles tighten to protect your back.
Your hips are responsible for transferring forces from the ground up into the rest of your spine and upper body. If the hip joints get compressed or stuck and change how they sit in positions where they’re bearing weight, this force is transferred asymmetrically into your lower back and will force your joints to take load asymmetrically and muscles to stabilise asymmetrically.
If your hips move the way they’re supposed to, maintain symmetry when they’re supposed to, and provide the functional foundation for your whole upper body like they’re supposed to, the lower back is much more likely to be happy.
If we don’t see you in person beforehand, have a lovely Easter and I will see you soon.
Yours in Health,