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Coronavirus Covid-19 and Chiropractic Health Care We are in interesting and uncertain times with Covid-19 hanging around and as chiropractic Drs, we are concerned. This is a new virus, with ...
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Can Chiropractic Adjustments increase back strength? Yes. Absolutely. When you visit a Chiropractor, you are training and strengthening your spine. How amazing is that! A Chiropractic adjustment is not just ...
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Chiropractic is so much more than ‘cracking’ backs! Contrary to what most people think, Chiropractic care is not just for neck and back pain. I suppose when we become sick, ...
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As a chiropractor, I have seen many back injuries. Injuries can be acute or chronic. Many people ask me the same question, Which is better for back pain, Ice or ...
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There two different forms of stretching; Static Stretching vs Dynamic Stretching. Both of them have their benefits but which one is for you? Check out the advice from Dr Samineh ...
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Poor sitting posture and effects on spine health Have a desk job and worried about your sitting posture? You are right to! Over time, poor posture from bad habits during ...
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The Chin Tuck: An Excellent Exercise for Neck and upper back pain After visiting your Chiropractor, one of the most effective postural exercises for combating neck and upper back pain ...
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Are Adjustments painful? Myth! One of the most common mistruths about seeing a chiropractor is that adjustments are painful. Ok, let’s bust this Myth! The truth is – getting adjusted ...
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Stress And the Common Cold Stress has a major influence on the function of your immune system. For instance, have you noticed you’re more likely to catch a cold when ...
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Research has shown us not to let children use mobile phones, either as a toy or to talk on. Their skulls are thinner and smaller than an adults and they ...
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Chiropractic care for headaches & migraines Frequent head and neck pain can be extremely debilitating. Especially for people who work long hours, or have ongoing responsibilities. For many of us, ...
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The connection between Chiropractic Care And Sleep Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. If you are having ...
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How many times have we just jumped into exercising without warming up properly? How many times have we got injured? Well the two thing mentioned above, warming up and getting ...
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Now that school is about to start, parents getting their kids ready for this new year and people gradually returning back to work, holiday season is now truly over. This ...
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There are 4 types of fitness; strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Previously we have discussed the first three. Our final type of exercise and fitness is flexibility. Flexibility is the ...
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9 Exercises to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain Open Book | 5 reps per side
Start by lying on your side with your knees bent in front of your hips ...
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There are 4 types of exercise; strength, cardio (aka endurance), balance and flexibility. We have previously touched on strength and cardio training. The main topic this time is balance. Balance ...
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You can use turmeric to reduce inflammation and pain related to inflammation. Making a tea from it is one of the easiest ways to consume turmeric. In fact, turmeric tea ...
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  1. Babies head shape: It’s a myth that an odd shaped babies head is of no concern and will right itself. However anomalies of shape can be the first indication ...
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Chiropractic care is an amazing healthcare modality. We have previously covered that chiropractic is not a treatment. In fact, I believe that chiropractic should be a lifestyle choice. By regularly ...
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So often when something in our bodies feels tense or uncomfortable, our immediate response is to try to stretch, stretch, stretch the pain away. However, stretching alone often isn’t the ...
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a common class of analgesics used chronically for persistent pain due to osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders in older adults. Specifically, an estimated 40% of ...
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Painkillers, are they bad or are they good? Yes they are great for masking pain but do they really do anything? Long term use of painkillers can cause many problems ...
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Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2020! 2019 is in the past now so let’s forget all the negative and continue with the positives! As the New Year is here, ...
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Our bodies are made to move. However, with our ever-sedentary lifestyle, we have to find a way to cope – proper posture is one of those coping mechanisms. A lot ...
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Pregnancy is such a wonderful, exciting time! There are so many changes that happen – physically, emotionally, and hormonally.  It can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. One of the ...
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The human brain is the organ which controls everything in our body. It acts as our engine and provides vital messages to different parts of our body to keep everything ...
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In our blog ‘Strength Training’, we talked about the importance of strength training and as a recommendation, 40-60 minutes of strength/weight training every week is needed. These exercises could be ...
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In our blog ‘8 Benefits of Exercising’ we talked about the importance of exercise and as a recommendation, 30 minutes of exercise every day is needed. These exercises could be ...
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By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani Tip # 5: SLEEP Poor sleep habits can also contribute to unnecessary stress in the household… If a child does not wake up easily and with ...
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By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani Tip # 4: GET DIRTY Many of us have been lead to believe that germs are the root of all evil and that we should go ...
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By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani Tip # 3: TOUGH LOVE Many parents lament that they can’t get their children to eat certain foods or meals that they prepare… Despite their best ...
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By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani My second tip for parents wanting to move towards greater health and well-being is to take an audit. Whenever we want to set ourselves a new ...
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By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani My number one tip or proactive step for raising the health status of your children is to FIND AN INSPIRING, RECOMMENDED WELLNESS CHIROPRACTOR and have your ...
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In the next 5 blogs I will reveal the top 5 tips on raising the healthiest children! But first, I want to address an important question. When it comes to ...
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We all have an extremely busy lifestyle and quite a few of us may not have the time to exercise. Additionally summer is coming up and most of us would ...
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Tech neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for ...
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Do YOU want to change your life? Do YOU want to get rid of your pain? Do YOU want to become healthier? Do YOU want more energy? Do YOU want ...
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It seems like every few years we have to unlearn some health advice that experts have come up with. “Fats are bad… No, they’re good!” “Carbs are the enemy! No ...
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Here’s something that may come as a surprise to you – your body wasn’t designed to be in one position for more than 15 minutes. With many people working office ...
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You have experienced a decrease in focus, memory and clear thoughts. This is a sign of what’s known as mental fatigue and it can be linked to many things in ...
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If you’re sitting in front of a computer or desk for most of the day then you’ve probably run into the problem of annoying neck pain. Throw in a bunch ...
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Mindfulness and stress are on the tips of everyone’s tongue nowadays. Large corporations are investing millions on mindfulness rooms and practices for their employees to reap the benefits and increase ...
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Last week I talked about the deadlift stance. This week I want to cover another significant error I see in deadlift technique that can lead to injury and give this ...
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There is nothing quite like the feeling of picking up a heavy weight in your hands. As with any movement or exercise in the gym, when repeatedly done incorrectly the ...
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Following an initial care phase at Revolution Chiropractic we frequently offer what we call a Protection Plan. This is a tailored plan of Chiropractic checks designed to maintain, or protect, ...
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For those who have experienced TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain or TMD (temporomandibular disorder), they know it all too well. You might just have pain in the jaw area or an ...
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The weather’s getting nicer and you look outside and think “why not take my running to the next level and hit the great outdoors?” Great idea. Outdoor running is a ...
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Pillows plays a bigger role in our sleep than we think. But with so many choices out there, it’s difficult to make the right choice. And seeing as you’ll spend ...
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Nowadays, people are sitting… a lot. And they’re sitting right on their prized possessions – one of the most important muscles groups in the body – the glutes. Let’s get ...
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You may have heard about pelvic floor muscles in the context of pregnancy so you might assume that they’re only of interest to pregnant individuals. Although pregnant women benefit immensely ...
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You spend roughly a third of your life in bed sleeping, or at least trying to sleep. Doing one activity for as long as 8 hours can impact your spinal ...
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Today we’re going to give you some exercises you can do in your gym routine for good posture. Commands like “stand up straight!” and “don’t slouch” were commonplace for our ...
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This week I’m going to talk about a movement category that you may be missing from your gym routine and give you a few examples of how to implement heavy carries ...
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You know it happens. You go on to Netflix and promise yourself that you’ll only watch one episode and get off your butt… One episode turns into two… two turns into three… and ...
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At Revolution Chiropractic our structural chiropractors are equipped with the tools necessary to help you run better, recover from your running injuries faster and prevent running injuries before they even ...
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Giving birth takes an incredible amount of physical effort… so be prepared! We’re going to share some exercises for all you mothers to be that won’t only help with your ...
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The NZ Ministry of Transport released a survey in 2014 stating that people aged between 35-64 in New Zealand spend two thirds of their total travel time driving. Just looking ...
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There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to finding a chiropractor. And since the care of your spine and nervous system are on the line, ...
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Shin splints present as a dull ache along the inner shin. There can be some possible swelling in the area. Although it’s usually nothing to worry about, they may lead ...
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We’ve been over a general warm up routine you can do before your training sessions in our blog a couple of weeks ago, so today we’ll be going over a ...
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Reflux, heartburn, indigestion, these are all names for that discomfort and sometimes burning feeling that comes after meals. At Revolution Chiropractic we like to address the cause of issues rather ...
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Perhaps you have been to a Chiropractor before for one or two visits but you didn’t really feel like it did anything. And you are probably right. The thing is, ...
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There is a lot of information and weight loss programs out there claiming to help you rapidly lose weight that say something like “how lose 20 kilos in 3 days” ...
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It can be really tempting to skip your warm up and get right into an intense strength training session to maximize the time in your day. Not only will this ...
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Throughout any intense exercise session, especially with sports or weights, the body is handling stress and has a risk of injury. This can be minimised by warming up and cooling ...
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The Internet has brought many benefits to my life as I’m sure it has yours, however if you are like most of this generation you probably find yourself spending (wasting) ...
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What is it? Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that originate from the upper neck (upper cervical spine). The pain is felt at the head, however, the dysfunction and cause of the ...
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What is it? Whiplash is caused by sudden hyperflexion (forward) and hyperextension (backwards) movement of the neck. This kind of quick movement stretches the soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons ...
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Going on a long flight? Bus ride? Car ride? You may have experienced the unpleasant experience of being crammed in a seat for hours. You get agitated, your muscles begin ...
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It’s coming into winter, often called flu season, and if you don’t want to get sick then follow this advice… Okay, so there isn’t really a cure for getting a ...
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Weekend getaway How good does it feel to get a long weekend escape from the city and go to the bush or the beach? Judging by how empty Auckland got ...
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It’s very easy to choose fashion over function without even thinking about it. You’ve got to feel good about what you’re wearing and that often means going for the fancy ...
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When did you last brush your teeth? I would be surprised if it was more than 24 hours ago. And why did you brush them? Because they were sore or ...
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Your feet are the 2 things that take you everywhere throughout your day. Imagine if they were in pain all the time and you couldn’t use them… Ask anyone who’s ...
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Everyone already knows what to do to be healthier. For starters, eating less processed foods and moving more is what you’ve heard since you were young. And guess what… It’s ...
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The other week I was giving some lifestyle and diet recommendations to a client who commented on how hard it is to avoid certain foods, especially when going out to ...
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Life happens. And one of the best ways to make it through successfully is to make sure you’re prepared. Meal prepping saves you time, energy and serves as your friend ...
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For years, self-help authors have been writing about willpower. The most popular notion being that we start out with a set amount of willpower and as we perform tasks throughout ...
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Once you start going to a chiropractor you can’t stop If you are seeing a chiropractor or have mentioned you are considering it to a friend you may have ...
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With a beautiful summer coming to an end the temperature is already dropping and the days are getting shorter. Sadly this means you will be getting less outdoor activity and ...
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When flying for long hours (even just 3 hours), we can start to experience certain symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, confusion or just feeling zombie-like. What is it? This is ...
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As a chiropractor I look at a fair few x-rays from week to week and a concerning pattern I am seeing is the amount of people, young people, with necks ...
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The debate of whether a certain amount of alcohol is good or bad for you has been a long-standing one. Some of us enjoy the glass of wine with dinner ...
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Work, kids, school, money, exercise, eating… What do these all have in common? Well they can stress you out to the point of ripping your hair out OR inspire and ...
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In a given day how often do you breathe deeply? In a stressed out world you can unconsciously end up breathing short and shallow breaths, this can reduce oxygen intake ...
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Nature needs no help, just no interference Why does an injured body part, a rolled ankle, strained shoulder, lower back injury, get hot and inflamed? You may recall the ...
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What you eat during your 9 months of pregnancy matters. The food you consume affects you and your baby, so always mind that you’re eating for two! Pregnancy means that ...
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We all have goals… Health goals. Financial goals. Personal Goals. When you ask yourself “what exactly is my goal?” it seems easy to answer. Just name how much weight you ...
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Each profession has an element that makes it unique, it’s reason it holds a niche in the market. At Revolution Chiropractic we take a distinct approach to your health by ...
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If you are like most people you pick up a packet of food in the supermarket and turn it over to read the ingredients to see if it is good ...
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Part III In our final part of a 3 part series adapted from a TED talk on longevity cultures we cover off the final 3 points.
  1. Nature: Spending ...
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PART II Continuing on in our theme of living a healthier and longer life we look at the next 3 common traits of cultures with a high amount of centenarians ...
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Watching a TEDx Talk by Dan Buettner on longevity inspired me to write this. The following three blogs are a summary of his talk with a few of my own ...
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Here you are in the midst of modern society. No time. Rushed. Distracted. And eating… really, really fast. It seems like half the time you’re not even chewing our food ...
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If you’ve had no time during the week and you’re looking to fit in a quick, solid sweat, here’s your go-to do anywhere workout. It’s a great way to maintain ...
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Is sugar bad? Should you avoid it? This is possibly one of the most controversial topics in diet and health, but today, we’re going to tackle it with hard-core science ...
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Just when you think being pregnant is enough to deal with, nature has to throw in the curve-ball of a higher risk of low back pain. Not only that, but ...
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If you’re like most people, at some point in life, you try to stick to habits and recommendations that you know would be good for you, but they just never ...
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