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Posted by on Aug 12, 2015

Ora – Manly Health Cafe ©

Ora – Manly Health Cafe ©

  Light Touch Chiropractic offers Manly and Northern Beaches a Chiropractor that goes beyond the conventional offerings…   We combine cutting edge science and the natural healing ability of the body, to address the cause of your health concerns. So imagine the joy of finding Ora, a new health café in Manly that also goes beyond the conventional and addresses health at the cause – by providing real food that tastes great. Ora showcases Alex Johnson’s passion for holistic food preparation.  Alex’s mission has resulted in a menu of real food that allows your body to naturally create health.   Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 400bc   From the moment you walk in you realise this place is different.  The walls inside Ora are covered with a mural explaining how real food leads to the creation of health.  It’s an indicator of just how much love and work goes into preparing their meals.     The extra effort starts with sourcing the healthiest raw...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

Surfing Back Pain – Not so Manly  ©

Surfing Back Pain – Not so Manly ©

  Would you knowingly set yourself up for a wipeout? We’re not talking about doing it  for the opportunity of a great wave, nor for a cool photo opportunity… No, just setting yourself up for a painful hammering that will take you out of surfing (for at least 6 weeks) and stop you from enjoying your daily work and social activities.  You wouldn’t do it.  But this is the type of wipeout that happens to a lot of surfers… Lower back or lumbar spine injuries are surprisingly common for Manly Beach surfers. There is NOTHING cool about a dodgy back that makes you weaker than a sick kitten and keeps you out of the waves for weeks on end. Surfing back injuries are usually ‘insidious’. That means they sneak up over time due to postural imbalances, previous trauma and bad movement patterns.  All these factors lead to damage of the spinal joints and supporting muscles.  This can irritate nerves leading to further problems in the hips and lower limbs....

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