Chiropractic care is a two-way street - in order to ensure treatment yields the best long-term results, we need patient involvement. That’s why we’ve put together four introductory videos that we recommend as the starting point for everyone before (or directly after) receiving chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care and patient involvement
with Dr Ed Timings (DC USA)
Introduction to Back in Action
Why patient involvement is crucial
Communication with your chiropractor
Introduction to the spine
with Dr Andrew Billingham (B Chiro)
Spine sections and types of movement
Nerve problems due to spinal irritation
Keeping your spine healthy as you age
Daily whole body stretches for spinal health
with Sarah Crowley (Physiotherapist and Olympian)
These stretches are for the whole body and need to be done every day … for the rest of your life!!! We tend to start these after about the third visit.
Olympian and physiotherapist Sarah Crowley walks us through a number of standing, sitting and lying down stretches that will help the muscles adapt to the changes we make so that we need to see you less often to achieve better results.
Strengthening and stabilising your spine
with Dr Ed Timings (DC USA) and Brent Newdick (Olympic decathlete)
These are basic movement patterns (pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, standing, and lunging) that we need to learn to do properly to strengthen the spine.
Doing these for an extended period fatigues the big muscle groups, which in turn allows the body to recruit other muscles, making our general function stronger through a full range of motion.
These exercises not only stabilise the spine through full range but also prevent injury in the future and help maintain full function and therefore better neurological control via the spinal system.
Interested in other specific areas? Here are a number of additional video series for you to check out:
Here are some exercises for pregnant mothers that can be done at home to relieve back pain and maintain a healthy spine. This video series is explained and demonstrated by Sarah Crowley (physiotherapist, Olympian and mother).
Here are some suggestions for keeping your kids healthy, flexible and motivated as they become young athletes. This video series is put together by top coach and Olympian, Angus Ross.
This video series includes suggestions for how to breathe properly, create habits, make lifestyle changes, protect your spine for the future, balance, and walk and sit well.
We try to make exercises interesting and varied, so if you get bored look at other exercises you can do and follow our blogs! These exercises include posture and flexibility work with the main muscle groups.
In this video series, we offer some additional information and expertise around scoliosis, feet, more about pregnancy and changing habits, lower body, hips and just moving well.