Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May and this year the chiropractors at Latrobe Health Centre are encouraging you to ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’.
With the Olympics around the corner, thousands of elite athletes are using health treatments like chiropractic care to perform at their peak. Chiropractors at Latrobe Health Centre would like to remind people that everyone can back their own inner athlete and perform to their peak by reducing pain, improving posture and living a healthy lifestyle.
“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,” said chiropractor Kyle Keenan.
“Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, commuting, on your computer or other mobile device and watching television,” Rebecca Keenan said.
“Poor posture used during these activities increases pressure on your spine which can cause lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.”
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or headaches or if poor postural fitness is impacting on your ability to live life to the fullest, visit a chiropractor at Latrobe Health Centre to help you Back Your Inner Athlete.
Chiropractic care is an increasingly common and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches, eliminating the need for drugs or surgery.
“Helping patients make positive changes in respect to nutrition, exercise and wellness is also fundamental to maintaining normal spinal function,” added Kyle.
“Adopting healthy habits today, such as improving postural fitness, can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain in later years. What’s more, good spinal health can benefit our self-esteem, social relationships and mental health.”
CAA Back App: Your Pocket Chiropractor
To help Back Your Inner Athlete, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has developed a CAA Back App – the closest thing to having a chiropractor with you 24/7.
The CAA Back App will be released on 23 May, 2016. It can be downloaded free from www.backyourinnerathlete.com.au, Apple App Store or Google Play and is like your pocket chiropractor. As you go about your day, it sends subtle reminders about checking your posture, activity levels, water consumption and movement. Its state of the art ‘augmented reality’ feature animates when hovered over Spinal Health Week postcards, which are free from your local CAA Chiropractor. This shows users the correct posture they should maintain in everyday situations.
“We hope people enjoy using this interactive technology to improve their posture, which in turn can help improve their health,” added Kyle.
During Spinal Health Week 2016, make an appointment at Latrobe Health Centre for a spinal health check-up and discover what steps you can take to improve your health and well being and Back Your Inner Athlete.
You can also visit www.backyourinnerathlete.com.au to learn more about chiropractic care and Spinal Health Week 2016 and to download the Back Your Inner Athlete app – CAA Back App.
Spinal Health Week 2016 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA).
Kyle and Rebecca Keenan are members of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia.