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Sleep, massage and its effect on pregnancy

Sleep can be difficult during pregnancy. A number of uncomfortable symptoms such as urination frequency, exhaustion, indigestion, discomfort, night-time leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, difficulty breathing (sleep apnoea), anxiousness, depression, back pain, sciatic nerve pain and a moving foetus can keep an expecting mother up all night. However, disruptions to sleep can have negative consequences […]

Are your sleep problems normal?

Sleep problems are very common, but they are NOT normal. Up to 45% of Australians reported they have disturbed sleep that affects their health in 2017. However, sleep is one of the most important factors in achieving and maintaining overall optimal health. For example, did you know that quality sleep is one of the most […]

How to have a beautiful birth, with She Births Nadine Richardson

Nadine Richardson​, doula-turned-entrepreneur, founded ​She Births®​ in 2008 when she realised that a majority of pregnant women and their partners were going into labour uninformed and unprepared, leading to many avoidable traumatic birth experiences. We spoke to Nadine recently and asked her to share her tips on how to have the best birth experience possible […]

Out of the Woods: June comment from the founders

Welcome to winter. Winter can be a time where you enjoy sitting in front of the fire, cuddling up under a warm doona, drinking yummy warm drinks and enjoying trips to the snow. It can also be a time where people tend to get sick more often. Fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, headaches and coughing […]

Squats your problem?

People come in all shapes and sizes and yet I regularly come across individuals who are attempting to use a one size fits all approach towards their squat technique. Naturally this encounter between chiropractor and patient is often the result of some frustration from a limited ability to squat or from pain and dysfunction developing […]

Out of the Woods: May comment from the founders

As we head into the month of May, this month's focus from the Chiropractic Association of Australia is that Chiropractic Can Help. Indeed, chiropractic can help, although it is best used in conjunction with other healing therapies. For example, the latest research undeniably shows that there is no one solution for the treatment for lower back […]

APRIL OUT OF THE WOODS: DRS NICK & KATE COMMENT

Whether you have religious beliefs or not, there is a common theme of 'new beginnings' signified by Easter. April is often the time where new goals are made, new job roles are taken, new babies are conceived or birthed, and change is in the air. This can be exciting or exhausting, depending on what is […]

HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD QUALITY YOGURT?

As a nutritionist working in Kingsford, I  often get asked,  How to choose a good quality yogurt ? I find some yogurts are more like dairy based deserts  than yogurt due to all the extra ingredients such as sugar, cream, thickeners, gums, starches and flavours. So my advice is to always read the ingredients which […]

Back Pain and Chiropractic Care in Sydney

The Beauty of Back pain by Dr Adam Gavine The reason I titled this article: "The beauty of back pain" is because of the myriad of areas of the body that can be treated that will improve back pain. Examples of this are abundant, but here are a few to give you some ideas. There […]

Importance of Tummy Time for Babies

  It is recommended that baby's are put to sleep on their backs to reduce the chance of SIDS, but often what this means is that baby's spend a lot of time on their backs (bed, car, pram, floor etc.), which can cause a "flat spot" (plagiocephaly).    The skull bone is made up of different […]

9 Tips for Success

  1.    Let the universe assist you – “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”?—?Ralph Waldo Emerson – meditate, be grateful, use the law of attraction, manifest by surrounding your self in positivity 2.    Listen to Virgil as he said "Health is your greatest wealth." Put your health first because if […]

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