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By the time you read this Newsletter we will have launched our new website www.tasc.net.au, it is loaded with information and resources so please feel free to have a look and provide us with feedback.

What's news?


 

You may have noticed the Centre has been undergoing a significant renovation over the last 6 months?  After what has seemed like an eternity we have now reached 'practical completion' and have moved into our newly built Centre. So if we have not seen you for a while why not drop in for a treatment?  While your here you can try our new Lavassa coffee and have a look at the results of our renovation. By the time you read this Newsletter we will have launched our new website www.tasc.net.au, it is loaded with information and resources so please feel free to have a look and provide us with feedback.  You can also keep up to date with us on our Facebook page and you can now follow us using Twitter.  



Forward head Posture?

Think of how uncomfortable it would be to hang a bowling ball around your neck.  Well that is exactly what your body might be experiencing every day if you suffer from Forward Head Posture (FHP).
 
For every inch your head posture sits forward it exerts 4.5 Kilograms of additional weight on your neck.  These forces will have to be balanced by additional action of approximately 50% by the muscles of your neck and shoulders which will ultimately be absorbed by the joints of your spine.  Furthermore, this constant load on the neck and shoulders can produce pressure on the nerves at the base of the skull which is a common cause of headaches.

Some common symptoms associated with FHP are:
·     Headaches
·     Neck and/or mid back discomfort
·     Altered sensation in the arms and hands (pins and needles)
·     Pain in the arms and hands
 
Like most spinal problems FHP can if not managed correctly produce a slow and insidious degeneration of the spine in the neck and mid back.  The longer it is allowed to progress the less effective treatment and management are at resolving the problem and the symptoms it produces.  So early detection and decisive treatment and management are essential to providing the best possible outcome.  
 
Becoming aware of FHP is the first step towards correcting the problem and avoiding the potential problems that it can produce. If you experience any of the symptoms of FHP, or know someone who does, then  it might be worthwhile contacting the Centre to have a check up?
 
We can provide you with a comprehensive treatment and management plan.  


Developing Clinical Records Systems

Obviously with so much energy going into moving into the new practice, developing the website and improving our systems it would seem obvious that we would have little time for anything else?  However, recently I was appointed to the Australian Chiropractors Registration Boards Panel of Experts, and have subsequently Chaired several disciplinary hearings on behalf of the Board.  I have very quickly learned the record keeping of many health care professionals, is simply not keeping pace with the modern world of health care and needs improvement.  Therefore I decided to develop a user friendly comprehensive clinical report keeping package to answer this need, this will require experimentation with various technologies ranging from voice to text, audio/video recording to simple hand written notes.  I will inform you of anything new at the time of your visit and should you prefer not to participate, simply tell us and we will do two things:  1/ not use the technology in question and 2/ make a note of your thoughts as an important part of our development.

Website Launched

Recently we launched our NEW website on the internet which links seamlessly to Facebook and Twitter.  In the coming months we will be building in the capacity to book appointments online or using your smart device for the more tech savvy amongst you.

From the Desk of Dr Robert J Bailey

For those of you who have already visited the Centre, I hope you enjoy the new space.  This was my first renovation and what an experience it has been!  Our new website has now launched and I would encourage you to visit and give us your thoughts.  We have moved away from a static “sit there” and “do nothing” website and created a dynamic web site driven by interaction and full of patient focused resources.  The website will be continually evolving with plans underway to include use of YouTube and The App Store.  But if you’re not partial to technology do not despair we still answer the phone and the Newsletter etc will still be available in a printed copy. 

Do You Sit For Too Long?


Prolonged sitting without a break can produce poor posture and lead to poor health, neck and/or shoulder pain.  It is important to take regular breaks from sitting, during work periods, to minimise the impacts sitting at a workstation can cause on the body.  If you want to learn more, about minimising the stress on your spine caused by a seated posture, visit www.tasc.net.au and go to Resources to download our Workstation Assessment Form.



Lavazza Coffee Machine

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Twitter

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Keeping In Touch

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The Ashgrove Spinal Centre
48 Ashgrove Ave,  ASHGROVE QLD  4060
Ph: 07 3366 7988  Fax: 07 3366 4988
 
Clinic Hours
Monday         7:00am – 11:00am
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday        3:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday  7:00am – 11:00am
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday      3:00pm – 6:30pm
Friday            7:00am – 11:00am
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday       9:00am – 11:00am

 

Facebook

Search for 'The Ashgrove Spinal Centre' on Facebook and 'Like Us'.  I believe Social Media has the potential to help us value add to the service we provide our patients.  We will be learning quickly about how to use Social Media so we welcome your feedback when you visit us on Facebook.  Make sure you keep up to date with us through Facebook as we will use this media to offer special opportunities and events in the future. 


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