Bad Posture Teenagers | Perth Wellness Centre

Posture Correction in Teenagers

We as health professionals believe that anterior posture is becoming a major issue in today’s society and is increasing our risk of injury in everyday life. Whether this is at work, school, home and what we do in our spare time. But where does it all begin? Why is this happening in children?


Perth Wellness Centre - Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Spinal Pain

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Spinal Pain

Chronic spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability among adults affecting approximately 1 in 6 Australians. It is defined as pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer and includes health conditions such as disc disorders, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and scoliosis.


Perth Wellness Centre - Tips to avoid headaches - Image

Tips on Avoiding Headaches

Most people have experienced a headache at least once in their lives. Headaches may cause pain around the head, face, neck and shoulder region. Almost 15% of the population suffer from more severe headache disorders such as migraines.


Perth Wellness Centre - Blog - What is Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

Adhesive Capsulitis or frozen shoulder can be both very painful and movement restrictive for the shoulder joint. Whilst this may be a term familiar to some, it is often poorly understood and misdiagnosed in the field of sports medicine.


Perth Wellness Centre - Spinal Health Week 2018 - Image 1

Spinal Health Week 2018

Spinal Health Week begins the 28th of May! Spinal health is something we only pay attention to when we are in pain. The spine is a very important part of your body and its health can have a big impact on how well the rest of your body’s functions perform.


Perth Wellness Centre - Thank you to everyone who came to our baby massage - Image 1

Thank You to Everyone Who Came to Our Baby Massage

Congratulations to these parents and parents-to-be on completing their first Baby Massage Workshop! It was a pleasure to have this lovely group with us this evening. With such positive feedback, we look forward to organizing more baby massage workshops in the future.


Perth Wellness Centre - How to Treat Whiplash

How to Treat Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury caused by a sudden and vigorous movement of the neck. When this sudden force occurs and the neck is moved beyond its normal range of motion, there is a possibility that the neck muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs or nerves may be injured.


Perth Wellness Centre Blogs - How to treat a Herniated Disc

How to Treat a Herniated Disc

Between each of our spinal vertebrae we have an intervertebral disc. These discs play an important role in the normal functioning of our spines. They act as shock absorbers, hold the vertebrae together and allow slight movement of the spine.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - What is Facet Syndrome

What is Facet Syndrome?

Facet joints are the joints between two vertebrae in your spine that allow and support movement such as bending and twisting. These joints can become inflamed resulting in restricted movement, pain and stiffness. Pain stemming from these joints is commonly referred to as Facet joint syndrome.


Combatting Vitamin D Deficiencies

Combating Vitamin D Deficiencies

In Australia, you would think with our long, hot summers, active sporting lives and afternoons spent at the beach that we would all have an abundance of Vitamin D. Unfortunately, this is not the case, with vitamin D deficiencies being present in over 30% of Adults.


Magnesium Deficiency in Athletes

Magnesium Deficiency in Athletes

At Perth Wellness Centre, we treat many athletes from various sporting disciplines. Common complaints from these athletes are that they suffer from cramps, spasms, and general weakness. All these signs point to our athletes suffering from a magnesium deficiency.


Clough and Perth Wellness Centre

Perth Wellness Centre is proud to announce that we will be participating in Cloughs Staff Benefit program. All Perth based Clough employees will now have access to all Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Massage at 20% off our usual price.


How to Get a Good Nights Sleep

How to Get a Good Nights Sleep

Getting good rest is essential to your health. Bad sleeping hygiene and interruption can be a contributing factor to a range of health issues including, obesity, anxiety, depression, slower reaction times and degraded memory. We need to consider some of these useful tips for a restful sleep.


Sit Less Move More

Sit Less and Move More!

Office workers are one of the most sedentary occupational groups whereby most of them spent over 75% of their working hours being deskbound. Research has shown that an average office worker spends approximately 80,000 hours in sitting position over the course of their career journey.


Muscular Dystrophy Charity Drive

Every year, we allocate certain days where payment for your treatment (as little or as much as you choose) will be donated to charitable causes. All proceeds collected over that duration will be donated a solid 100% to charity. Clients and staff has helped us raise over $80,000 for charity.


perth-wellness-official-sponsor - O'Mara Classic 2017

O’Mara Classic 2017

Perth Wellness Centre is proud to announce our sponsorship with the IFBB WA for the O’Mara State Championship 2017. The O’Mara Championship is a state qualifier for the IFBB nationals that will be held in Sydney, where 5 pro cards will be given away.


Ask The Experts: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ask The Experts: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and this year our friends at the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) will host a webcast to assist in promoting greater awareness of Prostate Cancer and information provision to the Australian community


What is Frozen Shoulder and How to Treat It

What is Frozen Shoulder and How to Treat It

Adhesive Capsulitis or frozen shoulder can be both very painful and movement restrictive for the shoulder joint. Whilst this may be a term familiar to some, it is often poorly understood and misdiagnosed in the field of sports medicine.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-How-to-Prevent-Heart-Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is referred to as all diseases and conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. The main types of CVD in Australia are; coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure/cardiomyopathy.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-What-are-the-Effects-of-Caffeine

What are the Effects of Caffeine?

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages, served hot and cold. This article spells out research findings on the pros and cons of this drink. In this meta- analysis of prospective studies, the association between coffee consumption and the risk of cognitive decline and dementia are researched.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- Explaining the Enteric Nervous System

Explaining the Enteric Nervous System

This article focuses on the role of the enteric nervous system (ENS) for overall health. The ENS is a system of cerebral nervous tissue which is in structure and function very similar to the brain. This is why the ENS is called the ‘The second brain’.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- What is Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a very broad term often used to describe pain or discomfort on the outside of the elbow that has occurred from the over use of musculature of the hand, wrist and forearm. The term “tennis elbow” was coined after a high proportion of tennis players had...


Best Chiropractic & Physiotherapy in Perth

Best Chiropractic & Physiotherapy in Perth

At Perth Wellness Centre, we work to the highest level of care to help you with your physical, chemical and mental well-being. Our dedicated team of chiropractors and physiotherapists provide the right therapies and treatment you need so you can feel your best.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - What is a Shoulder Impingement Pt 2

What is a Shoulder Impingement Pt. 2

Last time we discussed the basics of Shoulder Impingement, alongside the causes, risks and how shoulder impingements are diagnosed. his week we will discuss signs, symptoms and treatment.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- Trigger point therapy

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger point therapy is a type of remedial massage practiced at Perth Wellness Centre. This massage method involves putting direct pressure on specific points on tender muscle tissues, known as trigger points, to help relieve pain and reduce muscle tension.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-What-is-a-Shoulder-Impingement-Pt-1

What is a Shoulder Impingement Pt. 1

A shoulder impingement is a very common condition, whereby certain tendons in the shoulder (rotator cuff tendons) are very briefly compressed during certain movements. The compression occurs when bony structures come into contact with the tendon or the bursa.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy

Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy

Soft tissue Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health profession that focuses on the improvement of functional abilities such as sports and recreation, work and home related life.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - Perth Wellness Centre Charity Gift Box 2016

Perth Wellness Centre Charity Gift Box 2016

We would like to thank all of our patients who participated in the Charity Gift Box Event 2016. Each year we attempt to organize donation boxes that will be given to the homeless. This year our focus was on everyday items that can be used for self care.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog - Is Snoring Harmful

Is Snoring Harmful?

While snoring may seem normal to most people, there are certain health implications to it that we should be aware of. The snoring noise is produced when air pass thru soft tissue in the back of the throat causing a vibration effect. This soft tissue in the throat relaxes when sleeping and can sometimes obstruct airflow.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- How to Treat a Bad Ankle Sprain

How to Treat a Bad Ankle Sprain?

Everyone has experienced an ankle sprain at some point in their lives, it may have been a mild one which resolves in a few minutes, or it could be a severe one that last for weeks to months on end. If you have sprained your ankle as a once of incident, and the pain and symptoms were "mild" there is usually nothing too much to worry about.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- What is Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a very common condition experienced by many Australians. It doesn't matter if you are a weekend warrior, endurance athlete or tradie, the heel/ foot pain experienced during a flare up can be both painful and irritating.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-How-Chiropractors-Help-Athletes

How Chiropractors Help Athletes Pt. 2

Sports Chiropractic Australia has a vision to enhance the health of physically active Australians through chiropractic care and to increase integration and cooperation with others in sports healthcare. The Sports Chiropractor focuses on the preventative, maintenance forms of treatment as much as the acute, immediate treatment of athletes.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-What-are-Stress-Fractures

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures are less common injuries but are responsible for slow recovery times and time off sport and training. Statistics point that stress fractures only account for up to 20% of all sporting injuries and is sport dependent.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Bones-are-Living-Tissues

Bones are Living Tissues

When it comes to bones, patients regularly have the image of ‘steel rods’ or ‘concrete pillars’ used to support the body and allow muscles to attach to. Fact is, the bones in our body are in constant change all the time. Bones are always undergoing remodeling and repair.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - How Chiropractors Help Athletes 2

How Chiropractors Help Athletes Pt. 1

Sports Chiropractic provides care in the conservative management, rehabilitation or optimization of the neuromuscular system for the athlete to recover from injury and/or better performance. In Australia, sports chiropractic has been established for over 30 years.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-World-Spine-Day-2016

World Spine Day 2016

For World Spine Day on Sunday 16 October 2016, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is encouraging people to ‘Straighten Up and Move’. World Spine Day is a global campaign to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture...


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - Is Sugar Addictive

Is Sugar Addictive?

Sugar is one of the main causes of obesity worldwide. According to the Australian institute of health and welfare, approximately 63% of Australian adults are overweight and obese. The rate of obesity increases with age with 79.4% of men and 65.7% of women aged over 45 years being obese.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Perth-Wellness-Centre-Patient-Empowerment

Perth Wellness Centre Patient Empowerment

As healthcare professionals, we meet patients with a variety of conditions. This can range from mild to severe on a daily basis. A big part of the job involves educating patients on their health condition as well as treatment options available.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-How-to-treat-Sciatica-Pain

How to Treat Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a common issue in many individuals, from sporting and active individuals to even the elderly. As the term is becoming more popular in the allied health and sporting community in Perth, it is important for patients to understand what sciatica really is.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Pain-Between-the-Shoulder-Blades

Pain Between the Shoulder Blades?

Generally, symptoms of mid back pain or pain between the shoulder blades are caused by poor posture. The patient’s chest will normally be flat, if not concave and their shoulders will be pulled forward. You may also notice that they may also have a forward head carriage as shown in the photo below.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Massage-Therapy-in-Perth-Australia

Massage Therapy in Perth, Australia

Massage or Soft Tissue Manipulation is a very popular Manual Therapy technique that involves creating pressure, stimulation, stretching and promoting movement to various parts of the body. When done by an accredited professional (such as a physiotherapist), a massage can be...


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - Are Human Beings Symmetrical

Are Human Beings Symmetrical?

The current mindset is that we are born symmetrical. Disabilities aside, we all have a pair of hands; legs, ears etc. There are intricacies within the human body that would in fact cause us to be asymmetrical.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - Are Human Beings Symmetrical

Does Sitting Longer Shorten Life Expectancy?

Are we sitting longer/living shorter? Being sedentary has been shown to affect mental and physical well-being. Research now has drawn a link between being sedentary and living shorter.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Wellness-and-Physiotherapy

Wellness and Physiotherapy

The phrase Wellness in Perth has surged in popularity over the last decade. Currently “Wellness” is a common household phrase used on food packaging, exercise equipment and cosmetics. With the increase in practitioners and “Wellness Centres” in Perth, it is important to...


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-What-are-the-Effects-of-Massages

What are the Effects of Massages?

A massage is a simple and safe technique used globally. It is used by Physiotherapists as a means of relaxation, recovery, treatment and in sports as a means of aiding performance.


How to Treat Neck Pain

Chiropractic care is a nonsurgical treatment option that may help reduce your neck pain and related symptoms. These are some of the common conditions that Chiropractors may help with Cervical intervertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery...


Do You Have a Slipped Disc?

A “Slipped Disc” is a common term used when someone has a spinal disc injury, however,  this term is actually inaccurate as the spinal disc itself cannot slip out of place. So what does the term actually mean? Let’s understand what a disc is first.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-How-Does-a-Backpack-Effect-Your-Posture

How Does a Backpack Effect Your Posture

Introducing a backpack causes a force to be placed backwards of the body, our body then counters this force by bending forwards at the neck. This happens to help us maintain balance. While doing so stops us from falling over; maintaining such a position in space...


What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique where acupuncture needles are used to treat muscles experiencing myofascial pain and elicit a healing response. A “dry needle” (needle without medication) is inserted into specific points of the muscle, known as trigger points, in order to relax the muscle and release the pressure built up in that point and eliminating any discomfort.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog-Is-Sitting-the-New-Smoking

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Australians are spending more time each day sitting. As technology and infrastructure has been improving, more Australians are incorporating less healthy habits into their lifestyle. Sitting may in fact have more in common with smoking than you might think.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - What is the Definition of Wellness

What is the Definition of Wellness?

Wellness is the healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit. In cities like Perth, we are constantly exposed to many types of stresses and it can be quite challenging to maintain a healthy balance.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - Neck and Shoulder Pain in Children

Neck and Shoulder Pain in Children

Working adults often experience the all too familiar neck and shoulder pain which comes after a period of high stress and long hours of work. We often attribute this to sitting too long as well as poor lifestyle and ergonomic factors that may place stress on our joints, muscles, nerves and mental well being.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - How to Treat an Acute Disc Injury

How to Treat an Acute Disc Injury

Almost everyone has experienced some form of back pain in their lives. In the most severe cases back pain can be disabling and pour into every aspect of life. Individuals with chronic persistent pain can have a severely reduced quality of life.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog - I Tried Physiotherapy

I Tried Physiotherapy…

Every health practitioner has heard the similar form of complaint, where a patient reports having tried treatment X or Y  from discipline A or B but had gotten no results. In some rare occasions a patient may be mismanaged by their previous practitioner, however this is very unlikely.


Perth-Wellness-Centre-Blog- Lower Back Pain Misconceptions

Lower Back Pain Misconceptions

There are plenty of resources & remedies available to all when it comes to the issue of  low back pain. It is always important to note that low back pain can be a complex matter and has to be treated individually on a case by case basis.


Perth Wellness Centre - Chiropractic Care and Safety

Chiropractic Care and Safety

Recent media reports have questioned the safety of Chiropractic care on children and the greater community. The Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) has provided a well-researched article detailing Chiropractors safety record in Australia.


Perth Wellness Centre Blog - How Dry Needling Works

How Dry Needling Works

When a physiotherapist introduces a needle into tight knots or trigger points, the needles can help reduce the bands in muscles that are knotted up. These muscle fibres may be otherwise overly tight, constantly firing and have local changes in the way they function.


Perth Wellness Centre - What Does a Chiropractor Do

What Does a Chiropractor Do?

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that is very multifaceted, encompasses all ages by taking care of people from the cradle to the grave, and can help regain, restore, and maintain optimal health throughout a lifetime. This applies to patients of all ages.