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Resilience in the face of adversity, uncertainty and the covid-19 situation

Stress is a factor of everyday life, yet a crisis such as the current Coronavirus Covid-19 situation brings with it a whole new magnitude of change. The unprecedented level of change, uncertainty and fear all increase physiological and psychological stress levels. Our ability to cope with such stresses, both short and long term is often called resilience. People deemed as resilient appear to have a combination of behaviours and characteristics in common. This commonality between these individuals helps explain why they may appear to or even cope better than others in times of prolonged stress. The full article looks at resilience in more detail and what we all can learn from these resilient people. The article is just one of a group of articles the author has called the (#homesurvivalpack).  The aim is to help people cope with working from home and with other challenges the lockdown brings. Resilience in the face of adversity, uncertainty and the covid-19 situation


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Coronavirus Covid-19 - Home-working computer setup survival guide

Home-working computer setup survival guide 
Although life may seem somewhat chaotic and uncertain at present, the situation will improve. The current Coronavirus Covid-19 situation means that everybody has to make often dramatic changes to every aspect of daily life. A large proportion of the population is now working from home, which even in normal circumstances can create its own set of challenges. Such challenges combined with all of the other uncertainty and changes to routine can all be “stressors”. Stress creates both physiological and psychological changes within the body and the last thing anybody needs is the additional stress associated with musculoskeletal pain. Luckily, it is relatively easy to help avoid or limit the impacts of musculoskeletal pain due to an incorrect home-computer setup. The home-working computer setup survival guide explains an easy six-step process for creating an ergonomic working space at home. There are also details covering the importance of routine…

Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective

Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective (causes, self-help and avoidance strategies)Neck Pain, much like Back Pain, is an age-old problem. However, there would appear to be increased incidences of Neck Pain, which appear to be partially attributable to our modern way of life. Terms such as “Text Neck” have also become popular, and the press has regular articles about smart devices and increasing incidences of neck-related pain. Admittedly, modern-day living for many people involves significant amounts of time using smart devices and minimal movement. Equally, neck pain can often coincide with shoulder pain, upper back pain and even tension or migraine-type headaches. The article “Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective” explains strategies to help avoid or limit the occurrences of neck pain and more.



Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS.
The author possesses an unusual background for a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, trai…

Back Pain - A Chiropractor's perspective, causes, treatment

Back Pain - A Chiropractor's perspective, causes, treatment Back pain is an age-old problem and one which unfortunately most people will experience at some point in life. Episodes of back pain can vary, as can severity and possible cause. The human spine consists of a highly complicated combination of joint structures and soft-tissues. Pain-free and unrestricted mobility relies on each section of the spine, being able to move or function correctly. Overall movement within the spine relies on "coupled-motion", and each section has a direct impact on others within the spinal column. A restriction in one segment will impact segments above and below (see Biotensegrity article), which may or may not result in pain or aching. The article Back Pain - A Chiropractor's perspective explores this in more detail along with possible causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS.
The author possess…

New Years Resolutions and Sports Injury Prevention, a Chiropractor’s perspective

New Years Resolutions and Sports Injury Prevention, a Chiropractor’s perspective The new year can often be a hectic time for Chiropractors and people working in the musculoskeletal health field. After, the typical excesses of the Christmas and New Years festivities, many people make health and fitness related new years resolutions. Evidence has suggested for a long time that activity is essential for physical and even mental health. However, unfortunately, many fitness related new years resolutions become short-lived due to injury. The full article on Sports Injury Prevention, a Chiropractor’s perspective looks at common injury mechanisms and ways to help avoid them in the first place.




Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS.
The author possesses an unusual background for a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, training and practical experience span over two decades and relate to both physical and mental aspects of health. He has a…

Tissue Healing and Scar Tissue - the relationship to Adaption and Biotensegrity - A Chiropractor's perspective

Tissue Healing and Scar Tissue - the relationship to Adaption and Biotensegrity (summary) Although many people may not realise it, injuries and tissue healing have more relevance than just at the time of injury. Injuries, tend to create pain, which in turn the affects how one moves at the time of injury. In essence, our bodies adapt to allow us to move in a way that tries to avoid pain and yet enables us to survive. Such movement adaptions become learnt at the time of injury, during the healing phase and often long after healing has finished, effectively becoming normalised. Furthermore, when soft-tissues heal the process results in scar tissue, which is very different to the original tissue. The combination of adaptions and scar tissue can create changes in loads (biotensegrity) on other structures within the body. Unresolved trauma and changes in biotensegrity can frequently lead to other seemingly unrelated injuries sometimes years later. The full article on Healing, Adaption, Biot…

Biotensegrity - Relevance to injury, treatment and training - a Chiropractor's perspective

Biotensegrity - Relevance to injury, treatment and training - a Chiropractor's perspective (summary) The human body consists of a combination of parts, structures, joints and soft-tissues, which enable us to move amongst other things. One should view the body as a single or whole structure as everything grew via mitosis (cell division). Structures and tissues within the body have different material properties such as elasticity, strength and more. Our bodies maintain and change shape through a combination of compressive and tensional forces within (Biotensegrity). Loads or forces within the body are continually changing according to the requirements placed on the body. Many people seem to forget that our limbs are relatively heavy and our bodies deal with the force of gravity 24/7. Equally, biotensegrity can change due to injuries (trauma), or tissue adaptions. The full article on Biotensegrity and its relevance - A Chiropractor's perspective explains far more.

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