Bursitis and chiropractic: What you need to know

Bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae, small sacs of fluid that protect tendons, and facilitate movement by reducing friction around joints. When the bursae become inflamed, it can cause pain, swelling, and redness. Bursitis can occur in any joint in the body, but it is most common in the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and heels. It is a condition […]

Good posture is more important than you think

lady with poor posture leaning over office desk to type on her computer keyboard

When it comes to improving our health, most of us know to consider our eating and exercise habits. However, how often do we consider our posture as a vital piece of the health puzzle?  It is probably fair to say that “Sit up straight” is advice that most people have ignored for a lifetime, despite the […]

Shockwave therapy for hamstring tightness

For those suffering from tight hamstrings, there has been some encouraging research of late into the effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in improving hamstring flexibility, especially combined with stretching exercises in healthy participants (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368153/). Interestingly, the study concluded that shockwave therapy combined with stretching exercises was more beneficial than stretching alone: “While ESWT and stretching both reduced […]