What is Neuroplasticity? What can it do for you?
For as long as you are alive you can change your brain to benefit you! <br /> Neuroplasticity is activated when you challenge your brain by learning skills such as a new; language, games, dance or new fields of study, for example. This causes the creation of new connections within the brain. This 'brain training' can help you stay 'younger' and free you from old or unhelpful patterns such as negativity or fear that may be an undercurrent in your life. This is not just 'use it or lose it' but use your brain 'differently' to build more of what you want in your life.
When someone says that ‘they’ve slept wrong’, what’s that about?
People frequently think that they have never been injured or that their accidents didn't adversely affect their bodies. Fortunately our structures are very adaptable. In fact, so adaptable that people don't recognize that anything changed as a result of their accident. They can do what they want and it all feels OK so it must be OK. However, people who are living with an adapted joint or spine are often moving down a path of degeneration and when things start to become uncomfortable, ('they slept wrong'), they don't find any connection between their intermittent problem and the incident that  impacted their body. They have an underlying problem(s) that need to be sorted out and this may take some work. <br /> […]
<br /> If joints in an area of your spine decide not to move in certain directions (commonly as the result of old injury) other spinal joints that are above and or below will simply move more for them. THIS CREATES IMBALANCE and you are developing an adapted (no longer normal) patterns of spinal joint motion. HOWEVER, YOU WON’T KNOW THAT THIS ADAPTIVE PATTERN IS DEVELOPING. When the affected spinal area becomes sufficiently unbalanced tension and pain are likely to become a growing and significant problem. If you find that you can ‘crack’ the affected area and gain relief - BEWARE! You will only ever ‘crack’ the joints that are too loose, you will never ‘crack’ the joints that are […]
How well do you manage your stress?
<br /> pick the  stress management activities that appeal to you or that you have time for. If you have time do more. if you have little time - do what you love, do what nourishes you andfills your cup
Do you have good posture? How do you know that it is good or not so good?
<br /> Our posture is the product of lifelong patterns began from when we were small. Evaluating, supporting and restoring more normal patterns of motion will shape good posture. Motivating people to be posturally aware is key.
Scoliosis – no problem for Usain Bolt
Article by Dr. Aaron Martin http://circleofdocs.com/how-chiropractic-care-has-helped-me-introducing-usain-bolt/ Usain Bolt has been declared the “fastest man in the world.” While this hasn’t always been technically true, he has won so consistently at the 100 meter distance throughout his career that the nickname “lightning bolt” seems like a pretty good fit. He has won 6 Olympic gold medals, never placing for silver or bronze. “When I was younger, the scoliosis wasn’t really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse. My spine was really curved bad. The early part of my career, when we didn’t really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year.” Instead of using a brace or enduring dangerous surgery to correct the […]
How would you describe kinesiology?
<br /> Kinesiology is very commonly used in natural therapies as a way for working with a person’s system to restore more normal function. Kinesiology uses muscle testing or distortion analysis as a means of accessing information about your physical body and its systems. This information assists Rod to know: When to adjust Where to adjust and importantly When to leave things alone This means that the treatment you receive is designed to be compatible with what your body needs on the day you are treated.
Why should dads be careful when they give their child a skate board?
If you’re an active skateboarding dad yor & your child are in good hands and this blog is not for you. But if you hung up your skate board 10 years ago and you have given your child their 1st skateboard and you intend to show them a few tricks – BEWARE! Lots of dads end up in emergency with broken arms and sometimes broken heads when things don’t go to plan because if you don’t use it (practice) you lose it. Seriously, if you retire an activity the movement patterns that you created in your brain start to erode through neglect and if you leave it long enough the pattern will be gone. You can think that you have the […]
Rod, how would you describe energetics?
<br /> We are all familiar with recognising when another person’s energy is up or down. Energetics can be an intuitive skill that assists the practitioner to find the best approach that meets the patient’s immediate situation.
Why I switched to Activator Chiropractic Technique 30 + years ago and haven’t ‘cracked’ anyone’s back since
All chiropractors are well trained in spinal adjustments (manipulation). However, there is a great range of chiropractic techniques which can 'look' and 'feel' very different from each other. As a chiropractic student, I worked for Dr Shirley George, a Sydney chiropractor, massaging patients in her clinic. Shirley was a ‘non crack' chiropractor. She worked with SOT and Activator Methods (both ‘crack free chiropractic techniques) and used a great deal of Applied Kinesiology in her practice. Kinesiology and Activator Technique particularly appealed to me and since attending my 1st Activator Technique seminar during my 1st year in practice, I haven’t ‘cracked’ a back since. Activator Technique is; good to use with the very young, the old and the frail, plus everyone […]

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