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How can Movement Restrictions Impact a Child’s Brain Development?

By Mel   •   May 20th, 2020

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Recent studies have indicated that nervous system development and brain growth may be linked with movement and sensory input. The findings suggest “mobility restrictions or insufficient sensory stimuli impact the production of new brain cells and brain development” and that “by testing whether early deficits in sensory experience similarly restrict human brain growth, our findings offer a novel approach to combatting such deficits to maintain normal brain development [1].” Two recent studies [2,3] clearly suggest the possibility that movement restrictions in the postnatal stage may ...read more

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EFFECTS OF POOR POSTURE

By Mel   •   March 17th, 2017

EFFECTS OF POOR POSTURE

The school year is well and truly in full swing! Now more than ever is the perfect time to make sure you and your kids are best prepared to deal with the physical and emotional stresses that come with the school year.How do you do this?Ensure you have good posture, preferably all year round.Did you know that poor posture has been shown to:Cause muscles to become tight and/or weak.Produce extra wear and tear on your joints and ligaments.Increase the likelihood of accidentsMake certain organs like your lungs less efficientInfluence your emotional state and sensitivity to pain; andHas been ...read more

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5 ‘Back to School’ Boosters for our Brains

By Mel   •   February 27th, 2017

5 ‘Back to School’ Boosters for our Brains

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are beneficial for brain function. Research has shown an increased IQ in children who have consumed these foods along with home prepared meals in infancy. Choose fruit or vegetable sticks for snacks instead of biscuits; add lettuce, beetroot and grated carrot to sandwiches; freeze bananas and then blend to make a quick and easy icy dessert to replace ice-cream.Move your body – keep active and fit. Recent studies show that physical fitness in children improves academic performance, ...read more

DON’T LET SCHOOL BE A PAIN IN THE BACK

By Mel   •   January 17th, 2017

DON'T LET SCHOOL BE A PAIN IN THE BACK

As parents begin preparations to send children back to school, the chiropractors at Karrinyup Wellness Centre would like to remind them that heavy, poorly fitted and packed backpacks may lead to spinal health problems in children.The Karrinyup Wellness Centre advises parents that spinal health problems can often go unnoticed. However, poor posture, back pain or “growing pains” need not become an accepted part of everyday life for your child.“When choosing a backpack for your child, choose one that allows for even distribution of weight across the back. Otherwise the backpack can place ...read more

CHIROPRACTIC FOR EVERYONE!

By Mel   •   October 27th, 2016

CHIROPRACTIC FOR EVERYONE!

In today’s society it has become the norm for people to lead increasingly busy lives where sleep, good nutrition and health go inevitably by the way side.Your health is your best asset and it is more important than ever to make sure you are taking time to look after yourself so that you can function and perform at your best.It is well known that Chiropractic is safe and effective for back pain1, 2, neck pain 3, 1, and headaches 4. What some people do not realise is that Chiropractic care can benefit you in many other ways.These include:Increased coordination and reaction times 5, 6, ...read more

STRESS LESS, Accomplish More

By Mel   •   September 5th, 2016

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Did you know that Stress is the underlying cause of more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases!!! Lifeline's 2012 Stress Poll demonstrates that 91% of Australians are experiencing stress and 43% are experiencing unhealthy levels of stress. Stress can be detrimental to our health and it doesn't matter if it is big stress or a little stress the body still responds the same. Chronic stress can affect our health differently and can be the underlying cause of main ailments such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, exhaustion, digestive disorders, poor immunity, infertility, headaches, poor ...read more

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: What Is It, Benefits, Risks & Technique

By Mel   •   July 25th, 2016

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

What is it? Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive modality that seeks to find restrictions through the body systems.  It supports the Central Nervous System so the body can self-correct and heal naturally. Who does it? Our very own Massage Therapist, Veronica Plej is specially trained in CST and will be able to help anyone interested in utilising this amazing technique. Who can benefit from it? Everyone! Babies are especially important to get checked, but all children and adults will benefit greatly from this therapy treatment. Craniosacral Therapy is an effect in a ...read more

THE IMPACT OF SCREEN TIME ON CHILDREN

By Mel   •   May 23rd, 2016

THE IMPACT OF SCREEN TIME ON CHILDREN

In many ways, today’s child is growing up in a vastly different world to that of their parents. The majority of us who spent our childhoods prior to the advent of technology grew up in a world that was rich in play, imagination, activity and nature. It was low on tech and high on all things sensory. If we dreamed of being a chef, we ‘baked mud pies.’ If we dreamed of being an explorer, our backyard was transformed into an untamed wilderness in the world of our imagination. If we dreamed of being a princess, we raided the dress-up box and so began our adventures.   Today’s child ...read more

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