You get in, you sit down, you turn the key and off you go. You’re in a temperature controlled environment, you’ve got the cruise control set and you’re on the highway…how can this be bad for your health? Well, for the occasional road trip it probably isn’t, but over a period of days or weeks…or years, the physical damage the road and your car can do to your body can – and almost certainly will – mount up. Get out of the car feeling numb? That’s trouble brewing for your circulation or spinal cord. Get a pain in your back after hitting an unexpected pothole? You may now have a spinal compression injury that is going to nag at you for months. Sore neck? Sore head? Tension and fatigue is building up…and something is going to give.
Just like sitting in an office chair for eight or ten hours, sitting in a car seat for the same period of time is entirely unnatural for the human body. And then add in the continuous vibrations, jerking and bouncing and your body is now doing something evolution never prepared it to do. For starters, most of our natural motion and impact is meant to pass through our feet and legs…these are a our natural shock-absorbers when walking or running that largely isolate impact away from our vertebrae, discs and spinal cord – all of which are susceptible to popping out of place with too much ‘jiggling’.
The trouble is, in a car, none of the up and down impact motion is passing through our legs to soften the blow – instead, the seated position exposes the spine directly to the same (or even worse) impacts our feet are meant to deal with. Our tailbone and pelvis are both exposed to sudden and violent forces that can be transferred to the lower spine…or even all the way to the neck which is trying to hold a wobbling and bobbing five kilograms of head in place. The simple fact is, neither our skeleton or muscles are prepared for this, which means, if you drive far enough, or long enough, you are going to incur a spinal injury of some sort.
Lower back pain is very common in our community – eight out of ten Australians will experience lower back pain in their lives. And to think that lower pain will stay isolated from the rest of the body is wishful thinking at best. Why? Because the referred pain nerves – Dermatomes – will soon e...Read More
For 29 years sports men and woman have come to Setter's H.C for Sports Muscle Strain Pain & Injury Relief. The Setter's have specialised in Bowen Therapy, this is an incredible bowstring in the fight against sports pain And Injury. From the moment of diagnosis, Bowen Therapy’s procedures be...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. For Your Pain Relief In Townsville? Pain Relief Specialists of Townsville we have successfully helped clients for over 29 years & offers a relaxed & professional environment for your pain relief needs. With a focus on Bowen Therapy. Seniority: Benjamin Setter i...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. Townsville For Pain Relief? Setter’s Health Centre is leading the way with our Specialists being some of the most experienced Bowen Therapy Pain And Injury Specialists in Townsville Australia with 28 years of working with those seeking pain relief. At Setter’s we excl...Read More
SETTER’S HEALTH CENTRE IS REOPENING MONDAY THE 1ST OF JUNE 2020 AT 8.30AM! In accordance with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Queensland Government, we are reopening. Your safety is paramount to us and we will be following the Safe Work and Department of Health Infection Co...Read More
An important announcement from Setters Health Centre!! Please note that while there have been changes to businesses under the QLD Government COVID-19 closures direction, Bowen Therapy remains as a non-essential business undertaking. Setter’s Health Centre will remain closed at this time. We...Read More
Setter's Health Centre, in the interest of public health safety, will be temporarily closing our clinic, until the risk from the Australian COVID-19 epidemic has reduced. We would like to thank our clients & we wish that you all remain safe, stay calm & carry on in a positive respectful m...Read More
Sometimes we’re so stressed we need to reach for the phone and make an appointment for Bowen Therapy as a mind and body relaxation. Yes, I’m advocating Bowen Therapy for the sorrows of life rather then you drowning you’re sorrows or steeling those nerves with some overproof courage. I’m ...Read More
Coronavirus Stress - Anxiety & Vitamin B Loss 2020 By Benjamin Setter Senior Bowen Therapy Specialist Townsville Australia. With the coming of the Coronavirus COVID-19 we have all seen the worst form of uncontrolled hysterical fear in Australia. (Toilet Paper being fought over at Coles And Wool...Read More
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