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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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Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

Swimming with Dolphins at Manly ©

Swimming with Dolphins at Manly ©

    A Dolphin Visit for The Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad at Manly.   Over the last couple of days, the Bold and Beautiful Squad that I swim with has been blessed with a little visitor.  Our new friend appears to be a young female bottle nose dolphin who played with the squad on their swim from Manly to Shelly Beach and back. I have been fortunate to swim with wild dolphins before, whilst at a retreat in the Bahamas in 2013.  One of my chiropractic teachers from the U.S.A, Lou Corleto invited me along to join his patients in a Wildquest retreat on the island of Bimini.  We spent our days practicing yoga, participating in exercises and, of course, spent every afternoon on a 41 ft catamaran swimming with wild dolphins.   What can Manly learn from swimming with Dolphins?   I learned many things on the retreat. About human behaviour, healing, me and about dolphins.  The key point that I came home with was that our...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

From Back Pain to True Health, with Manly’s Gentle Chiropractor  ©

From Back Pain to True Health, with Manly’s Gentle Chiropractor ©

  Are you suffering back pain, headaches, chronic discomfort?   Manly now has access to a new gentle process that will help you remove your pain and symptoms by addressing the cause. Pain and symptoms are your body telling you that there is an underlying lack of ease with how you are functioning in your environment.  The pain is the end result of layers of accumulated stress (physical, chemical and mental/emotional stress) that are causing tension and interference that is locked into your physiology and challenging your true health potential. How did you end up where you are?  Was it a recent injury, too much desk work or just years of overdoing it?  Perhaps you’ve been sidetracked away from maintaining your body and have allowed a few ‘niggling’ aches and pains to gradually find their way into to your daily experience? Whether your pain is due to a recent incident or the result of being distracted from the most important thing in life (your health), it’s time to reconnect...

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