Precision in Diagnosis: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist within the carpal tunnel. The Carpal tunnel is formed by the small bones of […]

Do you have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)?

Have you ever experienced feelings of dizziness and heart palpitations from standing up, which you have attributed to simply getting up too quickly? Has the frequency of these complaints been more prominent in the past few years, especially after a bout of COVID or any other infection? You may in fact be presenting with symptoms […]

Photobiomodulation – Light Working Wonders!

Prior to opening The Chiro Hub in 2018, we had a truly clear, strong, and distinct vision to provide an integrated and complete systems approach to medicine and health. We are proud to be able to offer an advanced technology in the form of 4 x 900 infrared and near-infrared light emitting diode units. Our […]

The Contraceptive Pill – How much do you really know?

How does taking the contraceptive pill relate to my reason for seeking treatment at the Sydney Chiropractic Centre The Chiro Hub? It would seem quite peculiar if I decided to delve into your gynaecological history and question whether you had previously been prescribed, or are currently on, the contraceptive pill. Over the past few years, […]

What is Chiropractic Neurology?

The practice of Chiropractic Neurology Sydney includes the evaluation, diagnosis and conservative treatment of clinical symptoms or syndromes which are an expression of many temporarily or chronically impaired functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. It involves the integration of fundamental neuroscience principles, nutrition, pharmacology and a systems-based medicine approach in order to achieve [...]

The Chiro Hub Evolution – Incorporating Functional Lab Testing

Why is functional medicine being incorporated into practice at The Chiro Hub? Think about the last time you visited your GP. What was the reason for your visit? Did you have acute symptoms that required management or were you were home from work run-down and ill and felt forced or obligated to produce a medical […]

Doc, The Sky is Falling!

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among adults and a significant public health issue. In 2009, 2.2 million nonfatal fall injuries occurred among older adults in Australia that required treatment in emergency departments and more than 581,000 of these patients were hospitalized. In the same year, over 19,000 older adults died from […]

Noisy knees: Should I be concerned?

A frequently asked question to Chiropractor Sydney in everyday practice is whether the sound produced by knees is something to be concerned about. There are different frequencies of sounds that are emitted from the knee, such as being clicky, clunky, catching or locking. Do you walk upstairs and hear a symphony of clicking noises coming […]

Post-Viral Dysautonomia

While the rapid spread of severe Covid-19 infections has waned, emerging studies are ascertaining that many people are suffering from a long-lasting sequelae of symptoms following Covid-19 infection and that this is increasingly prevailing. This condition is known as post-acute sequelae of COVID 2019 (COVID-19) (PASC), or Long COVID. Even though PASC is not widely […]

To see or not to see? That is the question…

Please keep this quote in mind before reading this blog : “There is no difference between you or an athlete. Both populations must maintain a specific level of aerobic/strength capacity to manage daily/life loads, adapt to different tasks or environmental constraints and most importantly recover”. Therefore, even if you consider yourself to be far from […]

Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Your stress is measurable!

What is Heart rate variability (HRV)? Have you ever seen an electrocardiogram (ECG) trace before? You might have come across it in a movie whereby its activity became flatline signalling the unfortunate death of a patient. Essentially, HRV measures the variability between beat to beat of the R-R wave interval (see below). HRV analysis is […]

How long before my lower back gets better???

Its not always black and white… A common question typically asked by a client after their first consult with a Sydney Best Chiropractor is “how long until you think my back will get better”? This being a very common and logical question asked in every day practice, it is not good enough to respond with a […]

Leg Length Inequality: Does it Matter?

One of the most common questions in practice regarding a patient’s anatomy is “do you think that having one longer leg is the cause of my back pain”? This is a fair question and unfortunately there is no black and white answer. Many other chiropractors have a fascination and obsession with the measurement and documentation […]

“My disc is bulging, please put it back in Doc!”

“My disc is bulging out, please put it back in Doc!” must be one of the most over-utilised statements in everyday practice at every Sydney Chiropractic Care NSW! After all, when it comes to the treatment and management of spine related disorders, Chiropractor Sydney are positioned at the top of the hierarchy, just below spine […]

The Ghost in the Machine

Imagine just for one day, we swap professional roles. I am the client and you are the Chiropractor Sydney… I come to you with a problem. I have low back pain. You perform an extensive examination on me and come to the unfortunate realisation that you were not able to reproduce ANY of my symptoms […]

BACK-teria (bacteria) and Low Back Pain – How do we Detect and treat? Part 3

Following on from Part 2 where we discussed P.acnes as a possible source of inflammation generating  low back pain, we will now look at options with regards to detection and treatment. Firstly, we must understand that there is no easily accessible test to determine whether Type 1 Modic changes on MRI are due to an […]

BACK-TERIA (bacteria) and low back pain – What’s the Link? Part 2

So what active biological process is causing an ongoing low grade inflammation around the intervertebral disc? Believe it or not, the culprit behind all this may be a chronic bacterial infection – Proprionicbacterium acnes, which is found on the surface of the skin and within the oral cavity. But how would the bacteria find their […]

BACK-TERIA (bacteria) and low back pain – What’s the Link? Part 1

In every day practice, there will always be a small proportion of patients who simply don’t respond to manual therapy (chiropractic and physiotherapy). There are many reasons for this. These may include: central sensitization a distorted body schema altered motor-sensory integration limbic vigilance and conditioned behaviours I use many questionnaires, inventories and forms along with […]

Tennis Elbow – Is it all in the name?

What is Tennis elbow? Is it a misnomer? Clinical defined as Lateral Epicondylopathy (LE), you may have been told that this condition is a clinical pain problem that only affects competitors or athletes who play tennis. However, what I am about to suggest to you, is that Tennis Elbow defines a much broader spectrum of […]

Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: What Women Need to Know – Part 2

Following on from our recent discussion regarding BHJS, this blog intends to enlighten you with a more complete picture of the symptoms and signs which present in this condition and how we can assist you. Patients suffering from BHJS are known to suffer muscle cramps, tendonitis, headaches and a range of autonomic symptoms, which further […]

Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: What Women Need to Know – Part 1

What is Benign Hypermobility Syndrome (BHS)? Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s a whole lot more to what the name suggests. You may be thinking that having flexible and hypermobile joints is a key factor in reducing the chance for injury, but what if you express other symptoms or signs that warrant a […]

The Three Stages of Recovery

Ever stubbed your toe? Bumped your funny bone? Twisted your ankle? If so, then you know all about the stages of recovery from pain. Below is an outstanding article by Jason Silvernail, DPT. Read along, and keep your last injury in mind for comparison. When you experience pain, your nervous system goes through three separate […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: Is it a Software or Hardware problem? 

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are relatively common in sports such as football, basketball, netball and skiing. Anatomically, The ACL is purported to prevent the tibia from moving forward during weight bearing and help to prevent internal rotation of the knee joint. Injury most often occurs when an athlete is pivoting, decelerating suddenly or landing […]

Are my clients overtraining?

As a health professional, Sports Chiropractor Sydney it is imperative to monitor, detect and address the signs and symptoms of non-functional over-reaching and overtraining in clients. Overtraining defined Functional over-reaching (FO) is the short-term imbalance between training adaptation and recovery, in which appropriate rest will allow adaptation to allow the body to gain higher levels […]