Latest Seminars we have attended.

May 17, 2015 - 1:35pm -- admin
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In April this year both Kristen and Richard travelled to Sydney to attend a two day seminar on Headaches and Migraines. Headache is the third most common thing that brings people to see chiropractors. 


The most common form of headache is tension-type headache, with a global prevelance of 38%. Whereas migraine only has a prevalance of 10%. 

Prodrome symptoms of migraines include: Malaise, mood changes, food cravings, fatigue and yawning, sensitivity to light and sound, changes to appetite. (These symptoms are associated with increased dopainine activity.) 

Aura: The aura occurs in 20% of migraine sufferers. Aura's are sensory disturbances including speech disturbances, paraesthesia, numbness or weakness in an extremity and confusion. 

Migraine attack: Typically unilateral, throbbing head pain lasting 4-72 hours. Pain worsened by physical activity, accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (sensitivity to sound). 

Migraine and Sleep: One of the most commonly cited triggering agents for migraine is change in sleep habits. Insufficient sleep, greater than normal sleep, disturbed sleep or alterations to daily bedtime or waking all have been strongly correlated with initiating migraine attacks. Recent research suggests that some people who suffer from migraines might be deficient in melatonin production. This is the substance made when we sleep which enables us to fall into deep sleep. 


To find out more of what we learnt at the headache and migraine seminar ask Kristen and myself (Richard). 


Submitted by richard on

This year has started with the base up. Looking at the importance of balance and stability of the feet, ankle, knees and hips in relation to the whole body. 

Topics that were covered at the seminar were,

Anatomy trains: which are myofascial (Tissue) lines which connect the whole body, and how disturbance to these lines can cause physical ailments. (interesting enough these anatomy trains follow acupuncture meridians.)

Orthopedic conditions of the Hip, knee and ankle.

Soft tissue techniques of the Hip, knee and ankle.

Functional adjusting of the Hip, knee and ankle.

Kinesio Taping techniques of the Hip, knee and ankle.

Ridgid taping techniques of the Hip, knee and ankle.  

Head Trauma: Concussion, 10-20% of concussion sufferes don't recover fully after 10 days. Concussion is a nervous system injury. Whip Lash can also cause concussion.