Dr. Tammy Verlaan-Ross from the Chiropractic Association Ireland visited Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham and demonstrated the Straighten Up Ireland program. News2Day from RTE came along to film.
World Spine Day, created by the Bone and Joint Decade and commissioned by the World Health Organisation is celebrated yearly on the 16th October. The purpose of World Spine day is
Straighten Up Ireland is all about raising awareness of the importance of good posture, movement and daily care of the spine.
Back problems are the second most common cause for GP visits second to the common cold. Back and neck pain is one of the most common causes for absences from work. Up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
While Chiropractic care is very effective at helping people with back and neck problems, Chiropractors prefer to educate people to look after their spines to prevent the onset of these problems in the first place.
During Straighten Up Ireland week Chiropractors around the country will be teaching a simple 3-minute daily exercise programe designed to strengthen, stabilize and mobilize the spine.
The Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI) is about to launch their 5th annual Straighten Up Ireland week. From Monday 14th October till Friday 18th to include World Spine Day on the 16th, Irish Chiropractors will be promoting spinal health and wellness and encouraging Irish people of all ages to undertake a simple 3 minute daily exercise routine to improve mobility and core strength.
Straighten Up Ireland is just one week away.
It’s summer holiday time and what a summer it has been. Before you travel this year the Chiropractic Association of Ireland is reminding people to think about their spines before they travel. Here are some things to consider when preparing for your travel.
Thanks to Dr. Erina Olsen for this blog entry.
A recent article published in the Irish Independent misidentified a Spinologist as a Chiropractor in the article "Chiropractor broke into ex-girlfriend's home". Whilst the Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI) do not wish to pass comment on the content of the article, we would like to highlight that the man who is the subject of the article defines himself as a Spinologist, not as a Chiropractor. The profession of Chiropractic is separate and distinct from Spinology. We feel that this highlights a serious problem in how our profession is often misidentified, particularly in the media.
Tobacco use is among the leading preventable causes of death in the world. The WHO claims that nearly 6 million people a year die from tobacco. Of those, 600 000 are non-smokers who are exposed to second hand smoke.
Growing older does not have to mean growing sicker, stiffer and more painful.
There seems to be a perception that the aches and pains so many people live with on a daily basis are a normal part of ageing. My question is always ' if the pain you are feeling in one area is due to ageing, and all your joints are the same age, why aren't they all painful? '
By Dr. Jerome Alderson, Chiropractor
Chiropractors are specialists in optimising performance. Most professional athletes will regularly see a chiropractor to stay on the top of their game, but performance is just as important in other areas of life as well. The health and performance of your nervous system can affect how well you relate to others, how good your exam grades are, how well you drive a car, and even how focused and productive you are at work.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior footballer or a recreational walker, chiropractic can help to improve all aspects of your bodies function. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep you functioning and performing at your best, all the time.
By Dr. Erina Olsen, Chiropractor
Chiropractic Care really is for all the seasons of your life. Chiropractors can check newborn babies even before they have left the hospital. This can be especially beneficial after traumatic births, but we recommend all babies are examined soon after birth. Studies have shown that up to 85% of all children born naturally without intervention have some degree of dysfunction in their upper neck. During the first year of life the brain grows more than at any other time. So the best time to start getting your spine and nerve system checked is at birth.
By Dr. Erina Olsen, Chiropractor
Can Chiropractic affect how our brains work, or our ability to deal with stress? More and more research is now showing that it can.
One New Zealand study showed that Chiropractic adjustments change how the nerves and brain function. Its called ‘plasticity’ and it means that our nerve system can change in response to the stimulation we put in.
May 20th to 26th is The CAI’s Chiropractic Care Week. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the benefits, effectiveness and safety of Chiropractic Care, for ALL the seasons of your life. CAI members from around Ireland will be running events in thier offices and communites so check the website www.chiropractic.ie for details.
Have you been trying to get out between rain showers and gusts of wind to start the spring planting, cut the grass or make a start on that list of DIY projects?? Thanks to Dr. Erina Olsen, Chiropractor for these helpful DIY and gardening tips.
Thanks to Dr. Erina Olsen for our latest blog. With the New Year well under way, many people are already starting to struggle with keeping up with resolutions (if we started acting on them in the first place!).
It is easy when sitting over a drink with friends, to dream big dreams and set lofty goals for ourselves. Where we may struggle, however, is with putting those dreams and goals into action. There are many reasons why we may give up soon after starting on the road to changing habits and improving our lives. Maybe we didn’t realize how much work would be involved. Maybe ‘life’ and the other demands on our time get in the way. Maybe we are aiming for things we think we SHOULD want instead of things we really want. Maybe we just don’t really want what we say we want after all!
Congratulations to CAI member Dr. Karen Lawlor and The Lawlor Clinic on this great article in the Irish Times.
It gives a fantastic portrayal of chiropractic and its benefits with children.
Please click on the link below to view:
On behalf of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland Dr. Andrew Doody featured on this afternoons News 2 Day. He highlighted
CAI President Dr. Siobhan Guiry appeared this morning on TV3's 'The Morning Show' to discuss