The products we recommend have been shown to be of the best quality, highly effective and have proven their worth over time. We never recommend products that have not been rigorously evaluated.
To assist in the healing of muscle injuries, we may recommend a foam roller. This is used for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points (see article on trigger points). Like deep tissue massage, foam rollers are used to work out the knots in your muscles by applying pressure to specific points on your body.
Using a foam roller will help your muscles become more elastic, healthy, and strong, in the fastest possible time. We will explain exactly how to perform this exercise so that your treatment is safe and effective.
From the driver’s seat to the office chair and then the couch at home, Australians are spending more time seated than ever. Researchers have found and continue to find evidence that prolonged sitting with poor posture causes back and neck pain and increase the risk of developing several serious illnesses, like various types of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Sitting is clearly bad for our health and the only way to minimize the risk is to limit the time we spend sitting and improve our posture when we do. If you do need to sit we recommend you sit on a Balance Bubble.
The Balance Bubble encourages healthy sitting habits by assisting upright posture, stability and balance. This balance disc responds to small movements and trains the muscles of the spinal column by using the body’s constant unconscious effort to stay in balance.
Complete Sleeprrr™ Therapeutic Pillows
Complete Sleeprrr™ pillows are therapeutically-designed and adjustable such that they perfectly mould to your body’s unique contours. Complete Sleeprrr™ pillows are available in three versions: Complete Sleeprrr Deluxe made of conventional foam, Complete Sleeprrr Memory Original made from Memory™ Foam and Complete Sleeprrr Memory Plus, also with Memory™ Foam. We also stock Tranquillow for children.
Benefits of Complete Sleeprrr™ pillows include increased comfort, improved circulation, better breathing including minimising light snoring, and better spinal alignment. The pillow’s clever design encourages side sleeping, which enhance breathing, while the higher and lower sides and contour variance give maximum support and comfort. When sleeping on your side, scalloped under-edges allow your shoulder to slip snugly under pillow for close-knit fit. Two easily removable inserts allow you to change the shape and height to suit your comfort and postural needs. Channels in the core-foam surface, which may be removed, combined with the open-weave inner cover that allows air to circulate for a cooler, healthier sleep.
Therapeutic Pillow International produces the broadest range of quality therapeutic postural comfort products in Australia with over 95 per cent of all products Australian-made. Established in 1972 with a single product, all Therapeutic Pillow International products have been designed in close consultation with health professionals.
Fisiocrem is a highly effective massage cream that we use every day at Mind & Body Chiropractic. It contains the tried and tested botanicals Arnica, Calendula, Hypericum and Tea Tree oil (see research). It has a mild pleasant fragrance and is easily absorbed for long lasting results.
We use Fisiocrem every day and highly recommend it to reduce swelling and inflammation. This makes Fisiocrem very useful in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, joint strains and muscle aches and pains.
Fitballs were originally used in the 1960’s by Swiss physical therapists to help children with cerebral palsy improve their balance, reflexes, and strength. Now fit balls are a popular exercise aid all over the world.
We recommend exercising on a fitball to increase the benefits of your stretching and strengthening exercises. Most importantly, when done correctly, the fitball will activate and reinforce your ‘core muscles’ which leads to our goal of improved posture and reduced back and neck pain.
We endorse the highest quality fitball which is industry recognised for its durability and ten year guarantee.