Entries by Daniel De Jesus

Who says beauty is only skin deep?

Who says beauty is only skin deep..In the 1950’s and 1960’s, American chiropractors held a series of unusual beauty pageants where contestants were judged and winners were picked not only by their apparent beauty, but also their standing posture (backed with X-rays of their spines, of course). The contests were a publicity stunt, Reginal Hug, […]

Eating for training and competition

Nobody would think about running 10km as preparation for an Olympic weightlifting meet. You should be polishing off your lifts and throwing in some max days to simulate competition day. This should translate seamlessly to nutrition. However, many athletes overlook their nutrition strategy and show up to competition with no plan. Eating for training and […]

Avocado and health

Avocado and health Avocado, aguacate, palta. All of these words refer to the same fruit – yes, fruit. The avocado (Persea americana) seems to have originated in Mexico (1, 2) and is currently enjoyed in most corners of the world thanks to globalisation. The picture at the top of this article was taken in my […]

Seniors Days Tuesdays and Thursday

Are you aged 65 or over, or hold a Seniors Card? If so, then our Senior’s Days are for you! Chiropractors have a vital and important role in working with elderly people. They are involved in preventing disease and disability, treating current conditions, managing inpatient care and following up in the community. Elderly People may […]

Facet Mediated Pain

What is a facet mediated pain? Facet mediated pain, commonly referred to as facet syndrome, facet capsulitis/synovits or facet joint dysfunction, is a condition affecting the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. It is characterised by a sharp pain that is aggravated by movements such as leaning backward and rotating.  Many painful conditions such as whiplash […]

Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave therapy? ESWT, also known as Shockwave Therapy, or Radial Shockwave Therapy, provides treatments to patients suffering from a range of chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy that are notoriously difficult to resolve. Shockwave treatment was originally developed to treat patients with kidney stones and to provide an alternative to […]

Lumbar Disc Injuries

Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease study 2010. More than 80% of people will experience one or more episodes of low back pain in their life. The intervertebral disc (IVD) is responsible for up to 70% of lower back pain. Lower back pain […]