Mid-Year Back To School Backache?

Our Mandurah Chiropractor recommends that school bags should be checked before the start of each school term.

This is a great time to check out how their backpack is fitting and make a few simple changes if necessary, to help prevent poor posture.

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.

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.

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...

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!

Smart Phone Posture Causes ‘Text Neck Syndrome’

Smart Phone Posture Causes ‘Text Neck Syndrome’

Lets take a wild guess. I would say you are slumped in a chair or leaning over a table whilst reading this, with your head tilted forward and shoulders curved. And, if you are using a mobile device to read this, you are probably even more stooped with your arms bent at your side. Am I right? This familiar posture is what causes “Text Neck Syndrome”.

Chill Out! How Stress Sends Your Nervous System Haywire

Chill Out! How Stress Sends Your Nervous System Haywire

Stress! Even that exclamation mark makes me slightly anxious. We all know it as the ugly monster lurking in the wings waiting to pounce on us anytime, at work or at home. In this current age of information overload and technology within our reach every minute of the day, there is hardly any respite from it. 

You're Not As Strong As You Think!

You're Not As Strong As You Think!

Your core is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your abs. These incredibly important muscles are incorporated in almost every movement of your body, yet most people know nothing about them.

6 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy & Happy

6 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy & Happy

Having your spine properly checked and in correct alignment should be a priority if you want to get back (pun intended) to being happy and healthy. Rebalancing your joints and muscles will give you the perfect foundation for your body to thrive.

Positive Mind, Healthy Body

Positive Mind, Healthy Body

Positive mindset is the most under-rated concept in health care. The way you think has a significant physiological effect on the body. Positive thoughts limit stress on the body, decreasing the release of cortisol (the stress hormone) while increasing the release of dopamine and serotonin (the feel-good hormones).

Get Unplugged With A Technology-Free Day

Get Unplugged With A Technology-Free Day

Protect your mind and body by making one day a week a technology free day! At Waters Family Chiropractic, we are increasingly seeing both adults and children with postural dysfunctions and neck pain associated with excessive time spent looking at a screen.