Your feet play an important role in your overall health—they serve as a strong base to your body when you’re standing and walking. However, at times, your feet and body may benefit from extra support by wearing orthotics.
An orthotic can:
● Control biomechanical alignment
● Correct or accommodate deformity
● Protect and support an injury
● Assist in rehabilitation
● Reduce pain
● Increase mobility
Our chiropractors can prescribe, fit and order orthotics for you.
The MAIB is the no-fault insurance for drivers and/or passengers involved in a motor vehicle accident in Tasmania. It covers the costs of medical expenses incurred for injuries sustained in the accident.
If you are injured in a car accident or sustain an injury at work, please tell your Chiropractor or let reception know.
MAIB covers the costs of Chiropractic consultations, x-rays, and treatment.
We can assist with paperwork applications and admin to make it all easier for you..
We are providing Mini-Assessments for our Seniors (on us ).
Please let any Seniors know that they can call reception and ask for a Mini-Assessment appointment. Our Chiropractors will perform a brief assessment relevant to each person, with advice and recommendations.
As part of Seniors Week Dr. Ashley Dent will also be presenting a Virtual Workshop on Healthy Ageing. Wednesday 14th Oct 1.00-1.40 pm.
This presentation will cover topics such as balance, co-ordination, bone density, postural change. He will also discuss what Chiropractors can do for you. Link to Zoom (You will need Zoom. Meeting ID: 731 3345 9413 Passcode: 3ZYnFH)
Dr. Sam Crean will be presenting a Virtual and Live, Stretching workshop for Healthy Ageing. Wednesday 14th Oct 2.00-2.40 pm.
A simple safe mobility routine for healthy muscles, joints and balance. Join for the 40 minute webinar or in-person with Dr. Sam as he walks you through a daily stretch routine.
Contact reception to book your seat or to receive a link.
Link to Zoom ( You will need Zoom. Meeting ID: 790 6584 8160 Passcode: 7xcfAD)
Ben, Massage Therapist, has completed a course in new soft tissue protocols for hips. Ben is offering people with hip pain a 50% fee reduction on their first visit for hip pain(till end of October).
Contact reception or book on-line(www.hobartchiropractic.com.au)
Has back pain, neck pain or headaches stopped you from doing the things you love?
With the Australian Chiropractors Association’s, we at Hobart and Kingston Chiropractic are asking Australians to consider a chiropractor when it comes to back pain, neck pain and headaches.
Unfortunately, these spinal health issues are not isolated and impact many.
◊ 4 Million Australians suffer from back problems
◊ 50% of people will experience neck pain at some point
◊ Migraines affect 4.9 million Australians.
Most people think back and neck pain and headache are a normal part of life. They are not normal.!
Chiropractic offers drug free alternative to prevent and alleviate pain plus promote a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Over the next 4 weeks we challenge you to bring in a family member or friend for a mini-assessment (on us!). Ask at reception.
NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE. Our new website new website went live last week. Please check it out as it is mobile friendly, with lots of information. Why not have a quick look if waiting for your appointment.
Click on on the facebook and Youtube links. Youtube has all of our helpful exercise videos by Dr Sam, including seniors, fragile low back, balance, falls prevention, desk setup, desk exercises, resistance exercices, and our latest How & When to use Foam Rollers.
Early Sport Advancement Kingborough Lions United Football Club
Football Tasmania(soccer) now requires all young players who are asked to play at a higher level to be tested. We have developed a compliant testing procedure that has been applied by Dr Sam. This has helped fast-track some Lions players. Can we help your club? (assessment includes spinal screening, lower limb and core function, ACL risk factors, balance and co-ordination). The goal is to ensure that our young players are safe and fit playing at the higher level.
Is foam rolling good for you? Will it fix your back pain? Is it safe to foam roll?
Foam rolling is a widely used recovery tool utilised in the fitness injury, designed to decrease muscle tension and improve mobility. Chances are you see them at the gym or might have one at home- you may have even tried it without knowing how and when to use it... you could potentially be making your back pain worse! Your questions answered! What are the benefits of foam rolling?
Decrease accumulated stress and tightness through the thoracic spine, hips pelvis and legs in a healthy individual.
When should i use it?
When I have muscle fatigue, sore after exercise (DOMs), feel stiff.
When should i AVOID using it?
With any chronic or acute pain- Using it now could make it worse!!
If you experience in pinching, grabbing or dizziness
If you have Osteoporosis, Arthritis, or significant Scoliosis
History of fracture, steroid use, blood thinners,vertigo
Will it fix my back pain?
No. It may help to reduce the symptoms of your back pain temporarily, however it will not address any underlying joint dysfunction or the driving forces behind your back pain
It is however a great tool to help hold your adjustments for longer and to actively participate in your recovery. Ask your Chiropractor at your next adjustment :)
There are so many different foam rollers, which one should I use?
Our favourite foam roller for every occasion is the blue 90cm EVA foam roller. It is smooth, a little softer, and great for postural exercises (upcoming videos). You can get these at KMART, most fitness stores, or online.
From here you can go up in foam density as you are ready
Stay away from aggressive spikes!
Can I use foam rolling in addition to doing Dr Sam's exercise videos?
Yes! But always seek advice from your Chiropractor to see what is appropriate for your needs
Long Weekend Clinics + Stage 2 COVID Update + See desk exercises part 2 below
June Long Weekend Hours We are OPEN Saturday from 8am Re-Open 8am Tuesday 9th June
CLINIC SERVICES RESUME
Dr Ashley Dent re-starts Monday clinic sessions from 15th June
Dr Stephen and Dr Sam's hours continue as usual
Aki returns to the Hobart clinic on Wednesday the 10th June
Ben returns to the Hobart clinic on Monday the 22nd June
Tae continues Wednesday evenings at Kingston
Do you work from a desk? Do you get tired achy muscles?
Our feedback from patients has been that they are forgetting to have regular breaks from the desk whilst working from home. Does this sound like you?
Our solution is to suggest some low load resistance exercises for you to do at your desk.
Did you check out our last video on postural breaks exercises PART 1? Click here to see the video if you missed out.
For this exercise routine you will need a resistance band. We have them available in clinic if you haven't got one yet.
Are you experiencing any aches or pains? Give us a call, WE ARE OPEN and here to help.
Government's social distancing policy update
Maximum of 2 persons can be together outside of your own "home group".
A home group is everyone that lives in the same residence.
Home groups can attend the clinic together.
Individuals can attend the clinic.
People are advised to remain at home with exceptions for medical treatment (including Chiropractic), shopping for necessary items, exercise, and attending work where you are unable to work from home.
Social distancing is still 1.5 metres of separation
Are you getting enough movement?
With working from home, home schooling, and social distancing leading to more isolation, it is important to get moving.
Regular "movement" breaks are essential to reduce aches and pains, improve circulation, and promote cortisol and endorphin production. Here are our top 6 tips:
Take regular micro breaks of 30 seconds for every 30 minutes seated, with a 5 minute movement break every hour - e.g. do a lap around the house.
Vary your postures:
If you're on the computer (watch the video below)
If you are watching TV, try different positions- get off the couch- try a cushion on the floor or a bean bag.
Focus on stretching the neck, opening the chest, hips and ankles to lubricate the joints and promote blood flow.
Regular breaks from technology are good for our brain and our body.
Limit blue light (from screens) half an hour before bed to improve the quality of your sleep.
Getting natural light throughout the day helps set your circadian rhythms (your sleep-wake cycle).
Check out Dr Sam's must see video below for 3 easy neck and shoulder stretches