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
Wishing you all a safe and blessed Easter.
Please note that the clinic will be closed from
Friday 25th March to Monday 28th March.
We will re-open at 7.45am on Tuesday 29th March.
We are so excited to have artist and patient, Kellie Fergusson exhibit her work – it looks absolutely amazing!! https://www.facebook.com/kelliefergusson.artist/?ref=hl
With the retirement of the wonderful Cheryl Williams, we needed to find a suitable replacement and we have done so! We would like to welcome Sharlene Case to the team of fabulous Chiropractic Assistants who ensure the smooth running of the clinic. Great to have you on the team Sharlene!
It’s coming up to Clipsal 500 time again and although some of the surrounding roads will be closed, we will still be available on our usual days and times!
To see which roads will be affected by the Clipsal 500 race, go to Clipsal road closures
Note that there will be no right turn onto Watson Avenue, Alexandra Avenue or Kensington Road to those travelling north along Fullarton Rd. You can however turn right onto Grant Avenue at the traffic lights.
School can be a challenging time for children, so ensuring they are as comfortable as possible is important to their physical and mental development. We have your back with these handy backpack tips: bit.ly/CAABackpackTips