Common spine injuries

Common spine injuries and spine safety awareness As Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SPIA) prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on 4 September this year, it seems appropriate to reflect on how important it is to raise awareness of spine safety among young Australians, and to drive home the value of respect, inclusion, and access for those… Continue Reading

Whiplash injury

Should you go to the doctor after having a whiplash injury? While car safety has improved significantly over the years, whiplash injury can still be a problem for people involved in even minor car accidents. Today, the wide use of seatbelts has reduced the incidence of whiplash injuries. And newer cars that feature an impact… Continue Reading

Dr Richard Parkinson explains the best exercises to maintain back health in pregnancy.

Leading neurosurgeon, Dr Richard Parkinson explains the benefits of performing basic and safe exercises during pregnancy. The exercises outlined help support the body as it goes through weight fluctuations, posture changes as the centre of gravity shifts and hormone changes. These exercises shouldn’t be performed at high intensity, but rather regularly to remain healthy and… Continue Reading

Back specialist, Dr Parkinson gives advice for easing and avoiding back pain during pregnancy

Leading back specialist, Dr Richard Parkinson explains the best exercises to do throughout your pregnancy. He outlines an array of practical exercises that provide relief from current pain and also strengthen fundamental areas, preparing the body for the added weight and tension as the pregnancy develops. In addition, he creates an exercise schedule and places… Continue Reading