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Preventing Poor Posture

3 Practical Steps to Prevent Poor Posture

 

It’s fantastic that our clients come to see us for their postural related pain, but our main concern is what they are doing in their daily lives that leads them to our clinic. Poor posture effects every physiological function of the body by influencing the spinal column and the nervous system as a result.

Excessive use of technology such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets is one of the many modern day concerns we have for people developing postural related pain conditions.

People are now using mobile devices far longer than they were even recently as the dependence on technology rapidly increases.

The side effect of mobile use leads to a dramatic increase in the degree of spinal flexion which puts an enormous strain on areas that have great influence over our posture.

Sitting for too long and sitting wrong, is also an associated stress factor in many peoples lives that we are seeing. Encouraging our clients to change their habits even slightly is often the “difference maker” that leads to the most dramatic improvements.

1) Standing up and stretching out the iliopsoas muscles (main hip flexor) during the working day can be an incredibly effective way to reduce this muscle shortening.

As a result of this common symptom, there is an enormous amount of pressure placed in the lumbar spine and lower back area, causing an anterior pelvic tilt.

2) Open up the chest as you walk through door ways. Take the opportunity when you change rooms to release the pressure and stress in the chest area, which is shortened throughout the day while you are using computers and mobile devices or working in general.

3) Restore Neck Length by frequently taking time out to gently let go, breathe deep and guide the ear to the shoulder for at least a minute each side.

Built up neck tension can bring headaches that can easily be prevented by remembering that if we take time out for ourselves, we become more efficient in every area of our lives. Reducing stress on ourselves increases productivity and maintaining good posture is key to this.

 

Mothers Day Gift Vouchers Available

 


Pregnancy and birth is just the start! Motherhood goes well beyond these incredible life changes.

If you struggle to find a way to show your mum your appreciation for just how much you know she has given of herself, give back with some time out for Myotherapy!

Head to our online store to purchase a gift voucher.

 

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Advanced Myotherapy grows!

We have expanded our clinic which means we are able to  keep up with our booking demands! This means more available peak time appointments can be made which makes us very pleased.

     

Clinic Renovations

It has been a long time coming and our fresh modern space has plenty of natural light and fresh air which we are loving! Upstairs we have 3 new beautifully designed spacious rooms that we know you will love!

Private Health Insurance Claims

Remember as the end of the year approaches, for those of you with private health cover, rebates do not roll over, so once again…don’t let it go to waste.

Upcoming Christmas Promotion

Lastly but not least, we do have a Christmas promotion coming up so keep your eye on your inbox.

Until then, we look forward to seeing you for your next tune up! From all of us at Advanced Myotherapy, Take care.

 

Remember to book in any Spring subscriber Specials left over due to expire at the end of this month. Simply click book now from our home page, quoting your order number when booking.

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The importance of posture

 

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You don’t see inspired people slouching do you? Very rarely do inspired people hunch over. How we hold ourselves says much about who we are! Moods and muscles are so closely linked. Stand (or sit) tall and observe the instant mood lift you get. Slouching is for grouches! Here’s why.

 

Hunching shortens the pectoral muscles which then pulls the shoulders forward. This position long term, causes chest restriction where the stress cycle continues to perpetuate through the body-mind and energy.

 
Pelvic tilt is associated with lower back pain and is often a result of sitting too long without any corrective care.
Tight hip flexors (iliopsos muscles) can lead to a weakening of the core – or even be a result of it. Once again this perpetuates the cycle of pain and restriction through the body, diminishing vitality and wellbeing.
Being aware of your posture and maintaining spinal alignment can help prevent problems and pain symptoms long term. Many migraine sufferers look at computers or read for long durations. Taking pain medication can be costly long term so being aware and proactive in prevention is best.

Muscles hold the spinal column in line. Postural (skeletal) alignment depends of happy balanced muscles. Being tight, tense and in pain puts strain on spinal discs and alignment. This can lead to nerve impingement and disc herniation.

Keeping length and strength through the muscles of the body takes stress of the joints therefore preventing certain types of arthritis in the long term.
Regular Myotherapy and good self care can help prevent this debilitating condition.

Advanced Myotherapy in 2014

As we enter our 2nd week back we would like to wish you an awesome year as we arrive in February to the Chinese Astrological Solar Year of the Yang Wood Horse. Given that the Horse is the zodiac sign with the greatest “Yang” energy, being the Yang Fire animal, this is a time where balance becomes vital. Energetically this means that any health issues relating to the “fire element” of the body-mind-spirit can be exacerbated.

The fire element relates to the heart, the central nervous system and the spirit. This means that people with sleeping issues will now face even more challenges to balance their “fire element”, along with those facing emotional challenges or suffering with neuro-muscular pain. This year we need to care for our nervous system by maintaining musculoskeletal balance, emotional wellbeing and sound stress management / lifestyle medicine.

It’s the year to have Lavender on standby, as one of the many helpful essential oils that helps calm and sooth nerves, reduce pain and ease emotional stress. Aromatherapy works on the Nervous system and is therefore a fantastic modality for “fire element” imbalances. This year, any imbalances of the fire element within our own energy, body and health, will be more notable, making it important to look after these areas of our health.

As you can imagine, even with little understanding of the “five elements”, the elements that bring balance to the fire element include, water…to put out the fire, meaning to keep the nervous system under control with cooling properties to prevent overheating and stimulation. Water element can be reinforced with plenty of rest, water, hydrating plant foods, salt therapies and swimming of coarse. Also helping to balance excessive fire element is the “earth element”.

Earth element can be supported with plenty of natural earth foods, especially those that are sweet and grounding like pumpkins. Earth element can also be supported with regular physical activity and meditation to calm the mind. So as you can see, this year, there is plenty you can do to maintain inner balance, including regular self maintenance with Myotherapy. Myotherapy in particular helps with neuro-muscular pain that can lead to both spinal and nerve damage if left untreated.

So remember, prevention is far better than any cure. And don’t forget, your habits create your health. So keep well this year and take care.

 

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Self Care Medicine

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Announcing the release of our new book marking our 5 year Birthday.
After winning two Service Awards in 2013 we celebrate with the launch of our new book Self Care Medicine. With International Best-selling author Dr Moni Lai Storz, Myotherapy pioneer Clive Alex and the Advanced Myotherapy team, we mark this special occasion in acknowledging those who have made it all possible. 
Take a peek at the album we have posted on our fan page here.
Self Care Medicine – A Guide to Living Well

 

Book with us online

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Advanced Myotherapy have an online booking feature, to save you time. Simply click “book now” then choose your treatment and therapist if desired than preferred time.

Add any details regarding reason for treatment, injuries or symptoms to help us understand any specific needs you may have prior to your visit.

For new clients, please choose “Initial Myotherapy” which includes an in depth assessment for the purpose of determining your long term need and self care plan.

Shoulders Back & Breathe

With the spine in mind, this month we share the most common pain triggers we find. From all strength and no length, many symptoms we see, can be corrected easily, through simple self care and just being more aware. The number one cause of muscle imbalance we see stems from rigid routines and poor circulation.

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Our number one prescription to clients today remains to lengthen the body, straighten the hips and open the chest to lift the strain placed on vital organs from the lungs and heart, for overall health and longevity.

The respiratory system is essential to all physical functions, and depends upon the structural alignment of balanced posture and muscle movement.

This is central to our practice in helping people reach their health potential and reverse premature ageing. Cellular regeneration relies upon a stress free circulatory system, unrestrained from postural pressure.

Our mission is to facilitate the free flow of essential vitality through nerve, muscle and spinal solutions to supply vital functions to all internal organs. This is why we have such genuine desire to succeed in our drive to lead the field of natural health professionals in preventative medicine.

This Autumn, we introduce a strong focus on Natural Therapies for self care with a Season Special for a Traditional method of healing with the Cupping modality. Valued at $65, this treatment is designed to assist Natural Detoxification.

Now only $49 for the Autumn season, our Cupping treatment draws toxins to the surface for elimination and cellular rejuvenation.

To our new subscribers, we extend a warm welcome and encourage new clients to take advantage of our $50 1 hour initial Massage treatment, valued at $100.

Simply mention your email subscription upon booking your first appointment for this exclusive offer. For those who have experienced our treatment and share your feedback, we extend our gratitude this Autumn with 25% off your next visit as our way of saying thank you. That’s all this month. Happy Easter and April Fools day. Have a great week.

Get the Heads Up for Health

White Light Yoga

20 Reasons to make the practice of Yoga part of your life

 

1. Increase your quality of life
2. Improve your memory
3. Strengthen your immune system
4. Increase physical strength and tone
5. Enhance concentration, focus and mental clarity
6. Improve your quality of sleep
7. Better your posture
8. Have more balance
9. Increased flexibility
10. Burn body fat
11. Reverse the ageing process
12. Better your stress coping ability
13. Prevent disease and degeneration
14. Prevent loss of vision, improve eye sight
15. Beat and prevent depression and memory loss
16. Lower high blood pressure
17. Balance blood flow and increase circulation
18. Enhance self esteem
19. Time out for mental health
20. Maintain physical range of motion

Essential Remedies for your Natural First Aid Kit 

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If these are not in your (Natural Remedy) First Aid Kit, we recommend they ought to be….Check out these 9 Natural Healers!

Be sure to buy 100% pure essential oils, not fragrance oils.

 

. Lavender essential oil  

The BEST Burn & Bite Healer – applied straight to the skin
Lavender has sedative, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It’s helpful for anxiety, insomnia, headaches, wounds and burns. Most people can tolerate lavender essential oil applied directly to the skin. For sleeplessness, burn lavender essential oil before bed in an oil burner or diffuser, or even spray on your pillow. You can also rub a few drops on the temples and wrists so that it can be absorbed directly into the blood stream for the best relaxation results.

 

. Eucalyptus essential oil

A potent antibiotic and antiviral, eucalyptus is excellent for treating colds and sinus infections when used as a steam inhalation.

 

. Lemon 

Uplifting, clarifying lemon and it’s essential oil can be used as aromatherapy to help dispel mental fatigue. It is also antiseptic, but it’s oil should be diluted before being applied to the skin.

 

. Ginger

The antispasmodic and gas-relieving properties of ginger soothe digestive upsets. Ginger also has been shown to relieve motion sickness better than Dramamine, the conventional drug treatment.

 

. Peppermint essential oil and tea 

Peppermint soothes an upset stomach, eases congestion from the common cold and curbs itching from insect bites. If you have sensitive skin, dilute peppermint oil before applying. Peppermint tea may aggravate heartburn.

 

. Chamomile tea 

Gentle enough for children, chamomile tea promotes relaxation, relieves indigestion and, applied topically, soothes skin irritations.

 

. Elderberry liquid extract

Elderberries can help prevent cold and flu viruses from invading and infecting cells. If you’re flying or otherwise potentially exposed to viruses, taking elderberry is a good preventive. If you come down with a cold or flu, elderberry can hasten your recovery time.

 

. Aloe vera gel

Cooling and healing, aloe vera soothes the inflammation of sunburn and mild kitchen burns.

 

. Comfrey

With anti-inflammatory properties and comfrey’s ability to help heal wounds, this is perfect for minor cuts and scrapes.

 

 

 

Advanced Myotherapy Achievement

2012 was a HUGE year at AM during which time we welcomed new Therapists to the team who have already been making waves. We also saw the Melbourne Ice – Hockey team become 3peat CHAMPIONS, which is behind that special plaque on our reception wall. Congratulations to the team. We could not be more proud of you.

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Congratulations to all of the football players – both Premiership players and finalists… and again Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your success. To the marathon runners, professional boxers and everyone else who simply chose to invest in their health by visiting us at Advanced Myotherapy, Thank you!!! We are grateful to be a part of your journey towards better health and potential. A big welcome to all of our new clients. We look forward to helping you maintain the best possible quality of life for the coming year and beyond.

Enjoy a safe holiday season and we look forward to helping you stay healthy in the new year.

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