Tension Type Headache – Waterloo Sports Massage

Sports Massage Therapists :

There are many health care professionals involved in treatment of the human body.

 

Q: Who would you turn to for treatment of the humble tension headache ? (hopefully you are not reaching for the bottle of pills)

Help ? !! Well it is at hand, because we know that this can be a difficult decision. Headache that is muscular in nature, is one such complaint that people turn to sports massage therapists. Tension headaches are derived from a musculoskeletal source – predominantly the muscles of the neck, shoulder girdle and cranium.

Your massage therapist at Waterloo Sports Massage are well educated, skilled and experienced in treatment of muscular headaches such as Tension Type Headaches.

Tension-type headache features:

  • Bilateral Location
  • A pressing or tightening quality
  • Mild to moderate in intensity
  • Non-pulsating quality
  • Not aggravated by routine physical activity
  • No nausea or vomiting
  • No more than one of photophobia or phonophobia
  • Lasting 30 minutes to 7 days

If you are concerned about your headaches, please call 02 96900911 to speak with a chiropractor/massage therapist who can help you. A diagnosis and a thorough treatment plan are required to overcome most musculoskeletal injuries.

Reference : International Classification of Headache Disorders presented by the International Headache Society (www.ihs-headache.org).

Clever Spines is a passionate health care group looking at improving the function of humanity through a proactive health ethos. In a world built on stress, deconditioning of the human frame and immobility, we are looking to improve the function of the central point of the human body, the spinal column, through chiropractic, massage, pilates and a healthy outlook towards exercise and diet. Our practitioners are passionate, educated and happy to be providing Waterloo, Zetland, Redfern and Brighton Le Sands residents and surrounding suburbs with high standards of allied health care including our dietitian and nutritionist Caris Walsh.

Ben Foley (D.C.) – Meet your Waterloo Chiropractor

Why I love being a Sydney chiropractor?

 

As a Sydney chiropractor, I get to interact with people every day, use my hands, (not sit at a desk!), and promote health and wellbeing to all of my lovely patients! Chiropractic treatment methods are affective, common sense, have stood the test of time and NOW scientific design – for example please read the following : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27712027/

Our profession, amongst other musculoskeletal professions continually demonstrate the evidence for manipulative therapy – something chiropractic has perfected for over 120 years.

 

 

Favourite stretch to give for low back pain?

 

Seated gluteus stretch. I like this stretch because it is so easy for everyone to do, since we all spend some part of our day in a seated position.  The glutes are implicated in low back pain in some way, either poor quality of muscle, trigger points, shortened muscle tissue and underactive muscles/poor endurance.

 

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Best exercise for strengthening your spine?

 

Bird-dog, it’s a great one for everyone as it trains the posterior chain in spine neutral. The muscles of the posterior chain maintain our posture so muscular endurance in these muscles are vital. It also enhances spinal awareness with some very basic progressions and immediate affects are observed.

 

Pilates: Balance, strength and discipline all rolled into a beautiful conditioning philosphy !

 

Favourite case?

 

I don’t have any one single case – my favourites would be headaches/migraines (Generally where they have battled for years with these headaches and I am a last resort because of fear mongering about chiropractic care from a close friend or loved one) and we have had a great result by treating the underlying biomechanical problems in the neck and upper thoracic spine. This type of case highlights how spinal dysfunction can lead to major impact on your day to day life. I also enjoy the chronic extremity cases (some of my patients would know how much I love grabbing an old ankle or shoulder injury and getting stuck into it!).

 

How to approach your day to make sure your spine is protected from the affects of long term sitting?

 

Get micro-breaks. Walk to work, set timers/reminders/post-it notes whatever you can to take those breaks every 45 minutes – 2 hours, take your lunch break, walk home from work, take the stairs! Move, Move and Move some more !

 

Yours in Spinal Health and building Clever Spines @ Waterloo and Brighton Le Sands Chiropractic

 

Ben Foley (D.C.)

Clever Spines is a passionate health care group looking at improving the function of humanity through a proactive health ethos. In a world built on stress, deconditioning of the human frame and immobility, we are looking to improve the function of the central point of the human body, the spinal column, through chiropractic, massage, pilates and a healthy outlook towards exercise and diet. Our practitioners are passionate, educated and happy to be providing Waterloo, Zetland, Redfern and Brighton Le Sands residents and surrounding suburbs with high standards of allied health care including our dietitian and nutritionist Caris Walsh.

At Brighton Le Sands Chiropractic | Who should receive chiropractic care?

As a chiropractor, I have a thorough understanding of what my profession achieves. I don’t expect my patients to have that same level of understanding as I do after a 5 year university degree and a further 5 years of clinical experience in practice. So whilst some people may find my opinion on this question as mildly controversial, I honestly believe chiropractic applied in the right setting, with the correct patient education is for everyone full stop.

 

Why…? Chiropractic is a very common sense modality that harnesses the bodies natural ability to heal and enhance function. As the “health consciousness” of society improves throughout this decade, the population will continue to seek non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical treatment options and natural maintenance choices. We are seeing a major movement away from pharmaceuticals and surgical for less invasive treatments.  As the body of science increases, some of these treatments align with medical guideline in which chiropractic therapies are now recommended. No other professional is skilled to the level as the chiropractor for symptoms produced on movement of the spine amongst many other common musculoskeletal ailments, both from a diagnostic and treatment perspective. Just google a university curriculum and read through the body of science and clinical skill set taught. For example here is Macquarie University’s link to it’s curriculum in it’s Masters stream:  http://courses.mq.edu.au/postgraduate/master/master-of-chiropractic

 

It’s pretty simple, everyone has a spine that needs to be kept healthy.  Sitting in desks’, looking at our phones and laptops for hours on end are examples of activities that can put stress on our body, accelerate the degenerative process later in life and ultimately decrease our overall health picture. Chiropractic can help your spine function better, avoid pain and slow down degenerative processes.

 

So just like exercise, pilates and massage is for everyone, I firmly believe that the chiropractic adjustment is also for everyone!

 

Yours in clever spines,

 

Ben Foley (D.C.)

 

 

Clever Spines is a passionate health care group looking at improving the function of humanity through a proactive health ethos. In a world built on stress, deconditioning of the human frame and immobility, we are looking to improve the function of the central point of the human body, the spinal column, through chiropractic, massage, pilates and a healthy outlook towards exercise and diet. Our practitioners are passionate, educated and happy to be providing Waterloo, Zetland, Redfern and Brighton Le Sands residents and surrounding suburbs with high standards of allied health care including our dietitian and nutritionist Caris Walsh.