Understanding Chronic Pain (in less than 5 Minutes!)

Understanding Chronic Pain (in less than 5 Minutes!)

Many people living in Mandurah suffer from long-term back pain or neck pain, and while we know that chiropractic is great at helping to manage the physical component of this complex condition, there is more that can be done...

New Medical Guidelines Recommend Conservative Therapies

New Medical Guidelines Recommend Conservative Therapies

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for a GP visit and is the worlds leading cause of disability. New guidelines for treating low back pain address both short-term and long-term pain, with both cases suggesting to trial non-drug therapies first, such as chiropractic.

Good News for Resistance Training

Good News for Resistance Training

Who needs more evidence that exercise is good for you? Well whether you like it or not, there is actually quite a lot to back it up! And lately, there is more and more research to support resistance training as a great exercise.

Dr. Google - Has Google Taken Self-Diagnosis a Step Too Far?

Dr. Google - Has Google Taken Self-Diagnosis a Step Too Far?

If you’ve ever visited Dr. Google you’ll remember the day you discovered your imminent mortality. In reality, you were most likely fine…but Googling anything health related has a unique way of making even the most mild of symptoms look like a terminal illness...

Research Finds Pain Killer Worse Than Placebo for Sciatica

 Research Finds Pain Killer Worse Than Placebo for Sciatica

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms affecting the leg, indicating that there is a problem with the sciatic nerve in that leg. It can be a very painful and debilitating condition, often leaving people desperate for relief.

A Walk in Nature Could Change Your Life

A Walk in Nature Could Change Your Life

Hold on to your sunhats. Going outside and into the natural environment could be exactly what you need. Studies from around the world show us that that nature is a health tonic ripe for the picking. From improving physical health to lifting mood, promoting relaxation, improving concentration, and facilitating social connectedness, nature seems to have it all.

Neck Pain as a Cause Of Dizziness?

Neck Pain as a Cause Of Dizziness?

‘Cervicogenic dizziness’ defines dizziness induced by changes in position of the neck. Manual therapy, such as chiropractic can help by increasing the range of movement of the neck, reducing muscle spasm, and restoring mechanical gliding of the joints.

Treating Upper Back Also Helps Low Back Pain!

Treating Upper Back Also Helps Low Back Pain!

When treating back pain, chiropractors often take a holistic approach, and will assess not just the area that is painful, but take the time to look at the spine as an integrated whole. This is because a problem in one area of your spine may affect another area of your body through compensatory reactions.

Whiplash – More Than Just a Pain in the Neck

Whiplash – More Than Just a Pain in the Neck

We’ve all heard of whiplash somewhere along the line. The most common causes in Mandurah are car accidents, sporting injuries, or a fall/slip. With quite a few causes of whiplash, you may have even experienced it yourself and it is important to have it checked by a chiropractor.

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Better Balance

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Better Balance

To be able to balance, your body need to know where all its parts are, in relation to the world around you. Whether you are sitting, walking, or standing on your head, your body is constantly providing information to the brain regarding your body’s position and alignment.

7 Practical Ways to Live a More Active Lifestyle

7 Practical Ways to Live a More Active Lifestyle

It's no surprise to us as chiropractors, that new studies are finding huge health benefits for people who live a simple and active lifestyle (something that should be pretty easy to do in a city as beautiful as Mandurah). Health benefits have even been found to be equal to that of...

What You Need to Know About Sciatica.

What You Need to Know About Sciatica.

One of the many reasons people visit a chiropractor is for relief of sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is a general term that can refer to several possible symptoms arising from various different causes. Confusing right? The good news is that chiropractic is often helpful in treating many of the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain.

The Most Simple Neck Exercise Ever!

The Most Simple Neck Exercise Ever!

At Waters Family Chiropractic, Mandurah WA, we believe in the K.I.S.S principle - keep it simple, stupid! The more simple and easy an exercise/ stretch is, the more likely we are to do it! Even better - a recent study has found increasing benefits for people who perform a particular type of neck exercise called ‘isometric neck exercises.’ 

Smoking & Spinal Health - Bad News

Smoking & Spinal Health - Bad News

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and you haven’t heard – the harmful effects of tobacco smoke on both the cardiovascular (heart, arteries & veins) and pulmonary systems (lungs) is common knowledge. But what isn’t so widely known are the negative effects that smoking has on spinal health.

Ten Tips for Getting A Better Night's Sleep

Ten Tips for Getting A Better Night's Sleep

For every night you miss out on good quality sleep, you will increase your chances of injuring your back so take the time to have a good snooze! Watch this short video or review these ten quick tips to learn how to sleep better :) 

Posture Matters!

Posture Matters!

Bad posture is one of the most common causes of back pain for office workers. This entertaining video gives a great explanation of some of the dangers of poor posture and will teach you some simple ways to stay healthy during your day in the office!

Ditch the Soft-Drinks and Save Your Pennies Too

Ditch the Soft-Drinks and Save Your Pennies Too

More than half of Australians are now overweight and 25% are classified as obese. So we find it amusing that this week Coca Cola announced: it would like to see more Australians drinking one can of Coca Cola per week as a part of a 'healthy diet'...seriously!?

Your Guide to a Healthier, Happier Workplace

Your Guide to a Healthier, Happier Workplace

Unfortunately life isn’t a breakfast cereal ad, and there isn’t always time to fit in a morning run along the beach and a yoga session with friends, before a long day at work. So here are a few things you can do at work to make yours the healthiest workplace in Mandurah!

Fuel your Immunity with these 6 Super Supplements

Fuel your Immunity with these 6 Super Supplements

Every day your immune system does an amazing job of defending your body against disease. However you can give your immunity a well-deserved boost with just a few simple changes to your diet.  Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment!

Star Wars - Teaching Us A Thing Or Two About Yoga

Sci-fi and yoga fans unite! Star Wars is a prime example of how simple lifestyle changes that can help us live more fulfilling, healthier lives. Take our dear Yoda for example: Yoda was a very capable and wise Jedi, and in his later years he understood the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind.