Soon it will be time for the Clipsal 500 to fire up around the streets of Adelaide. Of course this means road closures and while it is a complete pain trying to get across the city from the west, believe it or not, those of you coming from the north, south or east should find it relatively easy to access the clinic. This is usually due to the fact that so many other motorists avoid Fullarton Rd and Kensington Rds in particular (trust us this is the best time to use Kensington Rd!). And of course parking isn’t a problem as the parks along Watson Ave are 1 hour and 2 hour and are patrolled during that time.
If travelling north along Fullarton Rd it is best to turn right onto Grant Ave at the lights and take the first laneway on the left to access Watson Ave.
This link will take you to the Clipsal 500 website and associated road closures.
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year.
After a short break, we are all refreshed and invigorated and the clinic is back to normal opening hours. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with health and vitality.
For the first time ever, Victoria Park Chiro will close over the Christmas break. We close Saturday 24th December and reopen Tuesday 3rd January. For emergency care contact CAA(SA) 8336 7562.
What makes our season especially bright is remembering friends we first met as patients. We want to thank you for sharing that special joy with us. Your friendship has been a pleasure, and serving you, our privilege. Our sincerest wish is that you enjoy the very best of health in the year ahead.
Modern lifestyles – such as office work and extended use of computers or mobile devices – may make us less active or adopt poor posture. Walking strengthens the body and helps position the spine in its upright natural shape, promoting good posture. Another way to improve your spinal health and posture is with a simple exercise program. CAA’s Straighten Up Australia is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to improve your health and the way your body functions. Download the Straighten Up Australia exercise program at www.chiropractors.asn.au/sua #WorldSpineDay #StraightenUpAndMove
It is with sadness that we announce that Danielle will be leaving us in November to move to New Zealand. She, and her husband Ryan, have purchased a practice on the south island and will be moving there to live.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Danielle — she has been such a wonderful addition to the team here at VPCC for many years and will be sorely missed. She has demonstrated an amazing level of care and compassion to everyone she has come in contact with, and this has been greatly appreciated.
Tania Kent, who has been at the practice for many years, will take over the care of Danielle’s patients. She will increase her hours as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm (available during the lunch break)
Tuesday & Thursday 7.45am-6.00pm.
She looks forward to meeting every one of Danielle’s patients and continuing their care. Simon Kent will be taking over Saturday mornings.
Danielle’s last day is Friday 4th November, so make sure you come and say goodbye to her before then. We wish Danielle & Ryan all the very best as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
After a long period of dormancy for many gardens and gardeners, spring is motivation to get out into the garden and get our hands dirty. Unfortunately, the combination of winter rains and spring sunshine combine for fervent weed growth—the bane of any gardener. If you’re like us, you would prefer not to use chemical means to kill weeds, so what are the alternatives? Here are a couple of useful tips:
- For weeds in pavers – pour boiling water on the offending plant (yes, that’s right, boil up the kettle and empty the contents, being careful not to splash any hot water on yourself!)
- For weeds in garden beds try spraying vinegar on the offending plant.
- If you do need to resort to manual means of weed removal, ensure that you don’t bend your back. Kneel (use an old cushion) if you can, or squat and ensure you’re not in one position for extended periods of time.
- Mulch well to discourage weed growth and retain moisture.
We are thrilled to announce that massage therapist, Amanda Scadden will be joining VPCC from Friday 2nd September. Her hours will be:
Wednesdays 4.15 – 8.00pm,
Fridays 1.00 – 6.00pm,
Saturdays 12.00 – 4.00pm.
Book online via http://www.glidemassage.com.au or call 8332 4567.
Once again we are very excited to be taking part in SALA and are very happy to welcome back Mu Young.
Back Your Inner Athlete
This year, Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May with the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’.
Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.
One explanation for this is the impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness. Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, on a computer or other mobile device, watching television or playing computer games. Poor posture increases pressure on your spine which can cause low back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.
Low back pain is a growing problem and now ranks second in Australasia and seventh in the world according to the World Health Organisation’s latest Global Burden of Disease study. Neck pain is also problematic ranking ninth in Australasia and 21st in the world. Through the Back Your Inner Athlete campaign, Australian chiropractors are supporting the initiative of the WHO Member States to achieve ‘a voluntary global NCD target for a reduction of 10% in physical inactivity by 2025’.
You don’t need to be a sporting professional to achieve peak performance. Back Your Inner Athlete through the three P’s: Reduce Pain, Improve Posture, Activate Performance.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between body structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how this relationship can restore and maintain health. Adopting healthy habits today (such as improving postural fitness) can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later on and have a positive impact on your self-esteem, social relationships and even mental health.
Celebrate Spinal Health Week on 23 May by downloading the CAA Back App with augmented reality feature at www.backyourinnerathlete.com.au, on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Spinal Health Week 2016 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA).
Our latest exhibition is by artist Grace Myers. Once again we are fortunate to have such fabulous art on display at the clinic.
Images courtesy of Mu Young