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New Patient Info

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The team at Dynamic Health Group in Biggera Waters and Surfers Paradise wants you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as you can. Our goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home. Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important that our relationship can go the distance. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance. No surprises! The more you understand who we are, what we as Chiropractors do and why we do it, the better results we can get together. We like to keep it as simple as possible. So, check us out here. Poke around. Get to know us. Then you can feel confident to contact us and make an appointment. 

  • First Visit: To find out if we can help you, we ask questions and listen.
  • Second Visit (report of findings): We’ll report what we found and answer all your questions, review any images that you bring or we have recommended. Our recommendations will be based on the best evidence available within the Chiropractic research literature, other healthcare literature, and our experience. 
  • Regular visits: A typical visit will be much shorter, but just as important!
  • Extended visits: An extended visit is usually longer and many include one on one coaching and exercises. 

FIVE REASONS TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR DURING PREGNANCY

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Chiropractic Research suggests the following tips during pregnancy.


1. Keep that spine aligned - safe effective adjustments to help combat spinal misalignment or dysfunction during pregnancy 


2. Relief from pain and discomfort - 16/17 Saw clinical improvement of lower back pains


3. Easier Labour and Delivery - 50% reduced need for pain medication

4. Customised Exercises - Less weight gain, Shorter Labours, Fewer Medical Interventions, less fetal distress, Faster recoveries.

5. Post-Partum Care - Proper restoration of Normal Bio-mechanics, improved posture and breast feeding. 


For safe and effective natural care during pregnancy, see one of our Chiropractors in Biggera Waters or Surfers Paradise (coming soon). 


Bonus tip:Quality sleep is one of the best tools to keep you healthy and happy.

Sit Right

Our backs were not designed to spend long periods of time sitting at desks – a common feature of many work environments.

In the office

Spending six to eight hours a day in front of a computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and coordination.One study has found that over 45% of office workers experience neck pain. Back problems are big contributors to lost productivity in the workplace. Low back pain is one of the most common causes of disability among people of working age, and its impact on industry is enormous. It’s been reported that after headaches and colds, back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work.Specifically, the work-related physical activities that are believed to be related to the onset of low back symptoms include lifting heavy weights, bending and twisting, and, of course, working in the same position for extended periods. 

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Common Posture Problems

Forward Head Posture
Forward head posture is the most common postural defect found in computer operators.

Round Shoulders
Round Shoulders is distinguished by the hunched over appearance it creates, and is a poor posture that is often associated with office workers and computer operators.

Rotated Hips
Rotate hips can be caused by holding a poor position for a long period of time, such as sitting at your desk twisting to write as well as looking at the computer. In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to Scoliosis, a condition that results in the spine twisting from side to side, instead of running in a straight line from top to bottom. Depending on the severity, scoliosis of the spine can have a detrimental impact on vital organs, such as your heart, liver and kidneys.

Correcting Posture

The good news is that postural issues can be improved, and even, in some instances completely corrected. When in a working environment that requires a lot of desk and computer work, make sure your workstation equipment is ergonomically sound. Take regular breaks – in fact you should take a 1 – 2 minute break every 30 minutes you spend sitting at a desk or workstation. We can assess your spinal health and provide the chiropractic care needed to improve it.Your chiropractor can also provide guidance on some exercises that, when done regularly, will help to strengthen your muscles and maintain improved posture. 

(taken from selected references)

Scoliosis?

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An easy pre-screen for scoliosis:

while standing;

1) are the shoulders uneven?

2) does one shoulder blade stick out more than the other?

3) do their hips or waist look uneven?

4) Is there a viable curve? in the Mid back and or the lower back?


While bending forward:

1) can you see a hump either side of the spine on the rib cage?

2) is there a hump or bump on one side of the lower back?


A great Resource for Scoliosis can be found at app.scoliscreen.com

or have a look at Scolicare