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Dry Needling as Effective as Cortisone Injections for Hip Pain

By Mel   •   August 7th, 2017

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip. The medical community once thought that a swollen hip bursa was the source of such pain, which led to the use of corticosteroid injections to the bursa to help decrease swelling and pain. However, researchers now believe that injuries to the muscles and tendons around the hip are the actual cause of this pain, and that inflammation is often not involved. A study published in the April 2017 issue of JOSPT found dry needling as effective as cortisone injections to reduce pain and ...read more

Snap Back to Reality!

By Mel   •   July 21st, 2017

Hi everyone! Hope you have all settled back into your routines after the school holidays and the madness that follows. Back to work for a holiday for all the parents out there! Anyhow, I just want to bring to your attention the importance of our nervous system and that small falls, long car drives, different beds, flights and even a change in diet can all cause spinal disruptions or subluxations. The long term affects of these subluxations or restricted joints are quite damaging.  A chiropractor can easily detect in a pain free manner any issues you or the family may have before they become ...read more

Winter Smoothie Recipe

By Mel   •   June 22nd, 2017

It's been so cold in the mornings and getting fresh green juices and smoothies down can be a little tricky...This is my go to smoothie all year round and is definitely more appealing in winter. Cool yes, but the recipe is warming and filling so it will satisfy even on these super cold mornings. It's full of healthy fats too so it will energise you! 1/2 cup to 1 cup of mixed organic berries1-2 tablespoons Goji berries 1-2 heaped tablespoons of seeds A squirt of raw organic honey (optional) or Thai baby coconut water ½ cup 1-2 kale leaves- stalks removed and slightly steamed1 teaspoon of ...read more

Homemade Chocolate Recipe

By Mel   •   June 13th, 2017

Due to popular demand here is the home made chocolate recipe for the chocolates that were served at the recent clinic information talk from Dr Amity Hawke-Linsley.Ingredients:½ cup cacao butter (grated or processed in a food processor)½ cup coconut oil1 cup raw cacao½ cup honey2 tsp vanilla extractPinch of salt Method:Step 1:   Melt cacao butter and coconut oil over a medium to low heat in a saucepan.Step 2:   Once melted add cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until all ingredients are dissolved.Step 3:   Add honey and stir until dissolved. Taste the mixture to make ...read more