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Staying Healthy Throughout the Winter Sports Season

With the temperatures slowly dropping off across Victoria and pre-season training a distant memory, winter sports leagues are starting up across the state. You've built up your tank, and there's no better feeling than the nerves before those first seconds of action.  But the season is long, tiring, and for the unlucky few who pick up injuries, can be heartbreaking.

It's important that those involved in competitive sports - no matter the level - not only build up their cardiovascular capabilities at the start of the year, but also consider best practice when it comes to maintaining health and athletic ability as the year goes on. Personal bests in 2K runs or bench presses mean nothing if you're showing up to every match exhausted and beaten-up.

We've put together some tips on how to prolong your season.

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New research again shows drugs are a poor solution to back pain

Low back pain is estimated to affect more than 540 million people worldwide, research published in The Lancet medical journal indicates that an over-reliance on opioid painkillers, surgery, and scans, has led to treatment of back pain too often being ineffective.

The research paper, Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions, calls for more research into back pain and treatment, identifying a global gap between evidence and practice across the health care system.

Chiropractors welcomed the research, which again points to the importance of expanding research into effective treatments for back pain.

 

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International Women's Day 2018

Female Chiropractors play a vital role in promoting and advocating for health of Victorians. This
International Women's Day, the Victorian branch of the Chiropractor's Association of Australia
(CAAVIC) encourages all Victorians to recognise and celebrate the contribution that women in
chiropractic make to the health and wellbeing of our community.

Almost half of our Chiropractic Members are women and our female Chiropractors receive pay
equal to their male counterparts. Gender balance is really important, not only to provide
opportunities for professional practice to both women and men, but also to provide chiropractic
services through a range of providers to the community, so that the thousands of Victorians who
seek out chiropractic care each week can choose the chiropractor that best suits them.

For more information about how to find a local Chiropractor visit www.chirosearch.com.au

White Night 2018

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Melbourne held its inaugural White Night festival on 23 February 2013. An estimated crowd of more than 300,000 people attended. The second, on 22 February 2014 drew an estimated 500,000 people. The event features music, dance, visual displays, light shows, a variety of buskers, and more.

This year, on Sunday 17th February, White Night promises to bring in even greater crowds – so we have compiled five key tips for a healthy and successful visit.

 

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CAAVIC Award Nominations

Recognise the achievement and contribution of members of our profession by nominating a CAAVIC Chiropractor of the Year and/or Chiropractic Service Award.

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‘Text Neck’– new evidence on how tech is ruining posture

Smartphone users looking down at their device spend an average of 700 to 1400 hours each year, with their posture resulting in 27 kg of force on their neck, according to new research from the USA.

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Chiros offer relief for billion dollar headache

More than 80% of Victorians are estimated to experience headaches, but many do not realise that the most effective treatment is often chiropractic care.

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Entertainment Book Available

The brand new 2017-2018 edition of the Entertainment Book is available now and contains hundreds of valuable 25% off, 50% off and two-for-one offers from Melbourne's best restaurants, attractions, cinemas, sports, hotel accommodation and much more.

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New study: hands-on treatment best for back pain

Hands-on chiropractic care is significantly more effective in the weeks immediately after incurring a back injury than usual medical care, according to a new US study.

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New study shows hands-on care can beat headaches

Millions of Australians could alleviate tension headaches through chiropractic care, in the light of new research showing the effectiveness of manual therapy in treating headaches.

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iPad hunch causing serious problems for children

Chiropractors are seeing an increasing number of children with serious back pain arising from hunching over mobile electronic devices such as iPads and hand held computer games.

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Chiro care helps 88% of slipped disc patients – research

New research has provided further confirmation of the effectiveness of chiropractic health care in treating low back pain.

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