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Knee pain-Good shoes: What’s the connection?

Knee pain-Good shoes: an interesting link The Knee pain-good shoes” connection is a very important one. This is what a respondent in a recent study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, had to say: “I damaged the meniscus in my left knee years ago and eventually had surgery to shave and smooth the damaged cartilage. As a result, I …

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Can you treat back pain without drugs?

Back pain and why it’s bigger than you might think. Back pain is a major and expensive public health problem.  It is the leading cause of time off work and ranks number one in workers compensation claims. Major studies show the treatment of choice for mechanical back pain is chiropractic manipulative therapy – prior to the use of conventional medical …

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Treat Low Back Pain Without Drugs

Treat low back pain without drugs: Research by the American College of Physicians Treat low back pain without drugs – it appears to be the newest shift in recommendations for American GPs. They have been told that spinal manipulation -among a range of options – is worth looking into before thinking about prescribing drugs. The American College of Physicians has …

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Slumpy Smartphone Posture: Chiropractor Advice on 9News Perth

Slumpy smartphone posture is a growing problem. 9NEWS contacted Burswood Health to film Dr Paul Staerker in action assisting a young patient with spinal problems, due to excessive time spent on electronic devices. Why slumpy smartphone posture is causing many problems As Dr Staerker explains in the report, this bad posture habit affects different mechanics in our body. Breathing, to …

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Burswood Health at the South Perth Community Expo

South Perth was bathing in the Perth sun on Friday 10 March and it was great to meet you there for the South Perth Community Expo. For our team it was a great opportunity to meet you, coming from all surrounding suburbs (South Perth, Burswood, Victoria Park, Perth CBD, and even a few visitors who had come all the way …

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Back pain prevention and maintaining muscle mass

Back pain prevention: here’s what you can do! Back pain prevention is relevant for all of us. And exercise has to be a key part of your treatment program. It’s where self-management comes in with a customised program, tailored to your needs. Muscles contain and protect the spine so it’s important we give our muscles the right amount of exercise, …

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Core Strength Training using a Gym Ball

Core strength training for your back Core strength training is a topic we love at Burswood Chiropractors. This video shows you a few exercises you can use if you haven’t got any chronic lower back problems. If you’re fit, and you’re doing them in a safe way with somebody supervising you, then you can make a big difference using these …

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Coccyx Pain or how just sitting can be painful

Coccyx Pain? Excuse me? Coccyx pain tips might not be the kind of information you thought you needed. Many of us would struggle locating our coccyx, also known as the tailbone. It’s actually a collection of bones, right at the end of your spine. Your coccyx bone is shaped like a bird beak and it helps stabilize you whenever you …

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Neck and back pain: 5 exercises you can do at the office

Neck and back pain: caused by sitting? Neck and back pain are caused by a variety of reasons but quite often you’ll feel it when you have been doing nothing…but sitting. Sitting behind a computer for hours is part of our modern lives, and it causes neck and back pain for many of us. So the first step to find …

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Get a firm bum and strengthen your back

Get a firm bum with this exercise! Get a firm bum without too much heavy work, with this very simple DIY exercise. Your new home gym is a simple Gym Ball, and in this video you will see why we strongly believe it’s a great Anti-Ageing Machine. As Perth chiropractors Dr Paul Staerker and Dr Kirsty Sterle will show you, …