Make Working from Home, Work For You In these unprecedented times, many of our patients and members of our South Australian community may find themselves working from home for an indefinite period of time. While we are all trying to do our bit to stay safe and protect the vulnerable in our community, we also must create spaces at home that support our health and wellbeing. We at The Chiropractic Works are here to help. If you need some guidance on how to make working from home, work for you, here are some simple tips you can start using today. Routine Set yourself a routine, much like you would if you were still going to work every day. Wake up at the same time every morning, eat meals regularly and set aside time to exercise to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Set up a productive space If you have a separate study in your home then look no further, but for many a work set up will usually be on the kitchen table. Try to avoid working on your bed or on the couch so you can separate work from relaxation at the end of the day. Get the ergonomics right in your workspace by bringing an ergonomic/supportive chair to the table and sitting with your feet either flat on the floor or supported by a footrest. Arms should be relaxed by your side (wrist straight when using mouse and elbows at 90-110deg when typing), with you posture relaxed and tall. If there is an opportunity to be at a standing desk, even better, as this will be helpful for most people. If standing, maintain an upright relaxed posture and use a footrest. Your eyes should be looking straight ahead at your screen and if you’re working off a laptop, you can do this by having a separate mouse and keyboard and elevating your screen, to help keep your posture straight. Take breaks While it’s easy to get lost in the hours of work, it’s important to remember to give both your mind and body a much-needed break. Every 30 minutes or so, get up and do a little stretch or something quick and active like 10 squats or star-jumps. As long as you’re moving! The Straighten Up app is also a great tool to help get you moving and improving your posture. The app developed by the Australian Chiropractors…Read More
IMMUNE BOOSTING TIPS COVID-19 or not, taking care of our immune systems and giving them a little extra boost can never hurt, and now is a good time to see if there is anything extra you could be doing to give your immune system an extra helping hand. Here are our top tips to boost your immune system Support your gut health… Boost your good bacteria by taking a good quality PROBIOTIC and eating fermented foods Stay hydrated, 30ml of WATER per kg of body weight is a rough guide to provide your body with what it needs to function well Prioritise SLEEP where possible, this is when our body repairs and regenerates Eat plenty of nutritious fresh food, fill your trolley with FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, eat all the colours of the rainbow, decrease processed food and added sugars Get outdoors, breath in the FRESH AIR and take-in the glorious Vitamin D from the sunshine Add some SUPPLEMENTS to your diet, Vitamin C and Zinc, speak to your practitioner about what you could be taking to give your Immune System extra punch Reduce stress, you might like to meditate, or practice yoga, use your posture pole, or talk to your people, smile at a stranger, BODY MOVEMENT, whatever it takes to increase the happy hormones in your body, these are very powerful tools in the fight against illness We recommend chatting with our team at your next appointment about each of these tips to see what could be right for you. Alternatively, our practitioners are available to talk to you over the phone* to learn more about your health and discuss boosting immunity. Please call our team if you would like to make an appointment and you can read more here about the new initiatives we have introduced to provide a safe space during Covid-19. Henley Beach – 08 8235 1922 Norwood – 08 8363 5773 Normanville – 08 8558 3834 *Our practitioners are unable to recommend supplements over the phone.Read More
We are all in this together!
It has always been an enormous privilege to care for you and your families. During this challenging time, we wish to reassure you that we are committed to supporting you as we navigate this health crisis together. At this stage Chiropractic continues to be classified as part of the essential health services and we will remain open at our usual times.Read More
I’ve recently returned home from spending 5 weeks overseas for my honeymoon and on this holiday I did something I haven’t done before- I took my own travel pillow!
In our practices we stock the ‘Flexi Pillow- Travel Pillow’ and after having looked at it on the shelf at work, I decided I’d do myself a favour and take one in my suitcase. The result? It was amazing!Read More
Many parents are told by health care practitioners that they need to do tummy time with their new baby. But what is tummy time and why is it important, is a commonly asked question here at The Chiropractic Works.Read More
In my opinion, any kind of exercise method that gets people moving and improving the condition of their body is a great thing. As the functional fitness movement has grown and expanded, Crossfit, F-45, boot camps are getting people out of their comfort zones in a supportive group environment, strengthening both bodies and minds.Read More
Archies Footwear, the popular thong that provides support for your feet are now available in a range of colours at The Chiropractic Works. Archies Thongs look just like ‘normal’ thongs, yet provide the same amount of support of a typical orthotic, providing comfort beyond what is thought possible in a regular thong.
This is why Archies Thongs are the choice for many of Australia’s elite athletes.Read More
We all know that Chiropractic is a natural, holistic and hands-on approach to healthcare centred around the function of the Spine and Nervous System, but the key indicator for a Chiropractor when assessing your body is the presence of subluxations. To the majority of our patients, a subluxation is not how we would describe the aches, pains and dysfunction in our bodies, but in the normal visit process for Chiropractors, assessing and correcting subluxations is essential to helping our patients achieve their health and wellness goals.Read More
Our spines are literally the backbone of our bodies and ensuring our spines are functioning and working at their best, we need to ensure we take good care of them as caring for your spine means caring for your entire nervous system. To ensure you know a little more about your spine so you can be armed with knowledge to take good care of it, we are sharing a quick 10 spine facts.Read More