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168 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup WA 6018 | Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm & Saturdays: 7.30am – 2.30pm

Karrinyup Wellness Centre

SPINAL HEALTH WEEK – 22nd to 28th May 2017

SPINAL HEALTH WEEK - 22nd to 28th May 2017
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10th May 2017

Chronic Back Pain? Help is at Hand

 As part of Spinal Health Week 2017 (22-28 May), local chiropractors are raising awareness of chronic back pain and encouraging Australians to seek help.

Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia and as part of this year’s campaign, the Chiropractors from Karrinyup Wellness Centre are encouraging all Perth residents to seek help for chronic back pain.

Chronic back pain is a national issue. One in six Australians suffer from the physical and psychological effects of chronic back problems – that’s an estimated 3.7 million people suffering.

“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare defines chronic back pain as a health condition that lasts for three months or longer” says Dr Shinae Brownrigg, Chiropractor.

A sedentary lifestyle and poor posture are risk factors for chronic back pain. The good news is it’s never too late to improve spinal health.

“Simple measures such as incorporating walking into your daily routine can improve chronic back pain symptoms. Walking keeps the spine active and mobile. Improving posture can also help to relieve strain on the spine and improve circulation.” Dr Shinae Brownrigg said.

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system without the use of surgery or drugs. Australian chiropractors are five-year university trained healthcare professionals, regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and must complete mandatory continuing professional development.

For chronic back problems, chiropractors use a variety of treatments such as spinal manipulation or manual therapies. Working with other healthcare providers where needed, chiropractors also offer advice on self-management through exercise and lifestyle changes.

To promote Spinal Health Week, Karrinyup Wellness Centre will be offering Complimentary Spinal Assessments in the centre from 22nd to 28th May.  Our team of Chiropractors are also available to present talks on chronic back pain and perform Spinal Checks at sporting clubs and workplaces during Spinal Health week.  Places are strictly limited, call the centre on 9341 3020 to secure your preferred time.

Visit spinalhealthweek.com.au to learn more about chronic back pain and chiropractic care.

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Looking to improve your spinal health and overall wellbeing? The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia have developed apps that can help.

Track your walks, log your walking history and find walking events in your local area with the Just Start Walking app. Download from the App Store.

Use the Straighten Up app to receive reminders and helpful tips on how to improve your posture. Download Straighten Up (Australia) from the App Store or Google Play.

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Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, the peak body representing chiropractors in Australia.

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Dr Barry Smith
By Dr Barry Smith

B.Sc. (Chiro), B.Chiro(Hons), I.C.S.S.D. DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC

Dr Smith is one of the directors of Karrinyup Wellness Centre where he has been practising since 2007. He graduated from Murdoch University with honours and has worked in multi-disciplinary clinics that emphasise paediatric and family care around Australia as well as here in Perth.

In practice, Dr Smith treats families, pregnant mums and children. His enthusiasm and energy give him the ability to work with, engage and captivate the children under his care. He has broad training in a range of chiropractic techniques and extensive training in Neural Organisation Technique and Applied Kinesiology.

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At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.

Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.

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