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Team Member Takes Leave

Published on Monday, 24 May 2010

Kathleen takes maternity leave

Our lovely Team Member, Kathleen Moore, is taking a leave-of-absence at the end of this month. She has been a popular member of our Health Team as a qualified Massage Therapist in our office for the past year and a half. She has been a much appreciated addition to our six day a week service where she covered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings.

As a coming Mother-to-Be she has continued massaging in the early months of her pregnancy but feels now she must prepare for the big event in the coming months. With much sadness she is imforming her loyal clients of her departure and will leave them in the capable hands of our other massage therapists, Klara, Phillipa and Natalie.

We will all miss her enthusiastic charm and look forward to her having a successful and joyful outcome and perhaps in the not too distant future she may want to return to us and continue to enjoy looking after our patients needs. In the mean time we are still covering the same days of the week that have always been available.

Important Vitamin D Update

Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Cartoon of people sneezing and with the flu

For years now, I've been telling you in my Newsletter and Website about how important vitamin D is to your overall good health, and how it can help you in warding off illnesses like the flu. I've cited numerous studies supporting my stand on vitamin D, but this one, published on 10 March, 2010 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a new one that reinforces everything I've ever said about what vitamin D can do.

In this first-ever, rigorously designed, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the topic, researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on the incidence of seasonal influenza A in scoolchildren. The study was done from December, 2008 to March, 2009 over the winter months. What these researchers found was astounding, but not surprising: that Vitamin D3 supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza, especially in specific subgroups of schoolchildren.

It was particularly noticeable in children with a diagnosis of asthma, the reseachers said. In children taking supplements, asthma attacks as a secondary outcome of the flu were one-sixth of what they were in children not taking the supplements.

I'm thrilled that, finally, a clinical trial proves what I've been saying all along - that it's a good idea to take a natural nutrient in the form of Vitaim D to help you stay healthy, especially in conjunction with regular chiropractic Wellness Care.....it's a DOUBLE WIN-WIN situation! When you compare natural Vitamin D supplementation with vaccines manufactured with destructive chemicals, preservatives and adjuvants it's a no-brainer....you can honestly say Vitamin is the Best Flu "Vaccine" around.

I'm sure this is something the flu vaccine makers aren't going to like hearing and they hope you don't either....just tell your friends you heard it from me.

New Year Seminar

Published on Monday, 01 February 2010

Dr Frank Mechler at seminar representing Indooroopilly chiropractors

I started the New Year off on the right foot as it pertains to my profession. As Spinal Nerve Specialists, we chiropractors have to keep up to date with the latest developments and insights into the function of the nervous system, so I used the time our office usually closes for the Christmas/New Year holiday break for an opportunity to further my neurological talents.

For 8 days in early January I attended an overseas seminar put on by the world-reknowned Carrick Institute, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the U.S.A. I was provided with the most up-to-date information available today, highlighting clinical applications of patient care. The aim of this particular seminar was to introduce chiropractors to one of the most revolutionary concepts of this decade; that of "Brain Hemishericity".

It was in the 1990's that the Carrick Institute initiated the concept of "Brain Plasticity" (how the brain can re-program itself after injury). In the last 10 years Dr Ted Carrick has pioneered Coma Reversal: awakening longterm coma cases. This continues to be the case as recent progress in brain research is continuing at an exponential rate resulting in very positive ramifications for chiropractic. Our profession is living in very exciting times indeed, what with more and more people seeing the logic in spinal maintence for healthy function, and the concept of brain hemishericity as proposed by Dr Carrick is gaining international recognition. This enlightening experience was one of the high points in my long professional careeer.

Christmas Holiday

Published on Monday, 30 November 2009

Christmas tree

With Christmas just around the corner and everyone getting their shopping lists ready, I want to stress the need for all our happy patients who benefited from their chiropractic spinal corrective care NOT to miss out on a Tune-up before the big day.

If you are scheduled for a visit within those 3 weeks before Christmas make sure, with all the extra running around, that you allow time for that "spine-saving" adjustment. This will allow a worry free time as the holiday days are filled with visits and preparation for family meals and outings.

Our staff need a good rest from a busy year of serving the health needs of our many patients. We plan on finishing in the office on Wednesday the 23rd at 6 pm and reopening on Friday the 15th of January at 9:30 am. We trust that our patients will be mindful of their postural and activity demands so they may have enough spinal momentum to carry them through the 3 weeks until we come back. The reason we are taking an extra week of holidays this Christmas is due to the fact that I am going overseas to do an 8 day Seminar at the prestigous Carrick Institute of Neuological Studies. (see above)

For those patients who get into difficulty during that time we will have a collegue ready to help with a "First Aid" treatment if need be. This information will on our office phone message system during the time of our holiday absence.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year and look forward to keeping you fit, energetic and growing old gracefully. Remember: Health is a Spine in Line!

"What About Me ?" (Don't Neglect Your Child's Spine)

Published on Friday, 25 September 2009

Don't forget about your child's spine and its chiropractic care

With the return of school holidays many patients with children very wisely are bringing them into our office for their child's "quarterly" spinal examination and treatment. They are thereby insuring that their children will have the structural and nerve integrety to not only enjoy the increased activities of holiday time but be better prepared for the next term's demands of school work and P.E.

If you haven't thought much about this important approach to your child's future good health and well being, now is the time. The gradual wear & tear of a child's active life will negatively influence their ability to concentrate and do well in the classroom environment. There is so much truth to the old saying, "As the Twig is Bent....so grows the Tree".

Too many people are still "medically brainwashed" to believe the pain is the first sign of a problem, when in reality this is back to front. Pain or symptoms are the LAST sign, showing you that the body has lost it's ability to fix something internally and now allows the lid-has-come-off. Just like avoiding that important dental checkup and finally that cavity "hits" the nerve and you are motivated to do something about it! But the damage has been done and you are now up for a major time and financial commitment.

Please....don't allow this to happen to your child's spine. It deserves serious attention now. Get into the habit of bringing them in during each school holiday break. A simple and gentle checkup will not allow further damage and ill-health to build up in their maturing spine in the years to come.

Doc Attends Special Workshop

Published on Friday, 25 September 2009

Dr Frank Mechler at workshop

I took precious time out of my practice this week and rescheduled our busy Tuesday night hours knowing I was priviledged to be invited to attend a Special Workshop presented by Mike Egan. He was introducing a new technique to Queensland chiropractors and massage therapists called Trigenics.

Trigenics is a medical-type assesssment and treatment system which uses interactive applied functional neurology to reset the way brain communicates with the body. Just as chiropractic removes nerve interference by realigning boney segments of the spine, the use of Trigenics aids in pain relief with the increase in strength and movement of affected muscles around the body's joints.

This Workshop focused mainly on the diagnosis and treatment of the shoulder and its many muscle attachments. This new approach proved to be quite an eye-opener in its capacity to be used in combination with chirpractic spinal adjustments to get an enhanced response. Further proficiency will undoubtly see this new modality incorporated in my practice in the near future. I am also happy to say that our in-house massage therapists have shown an interest in learning this procedure so as to round our office's health care services.

A Small But Effective Fluoride Filter

Published on Saturday, 29 August 2009

Small on tap flouride filter

Hey...all you renters, no reason to be left out of having pure water! Here is the new portable Counter Top model Reverse Osmosis Water Filter to fit directly on to you sink tap. As I wrote in the Update below, I have managed to secure this unit at a good price of only $325.00 plus $20 delivery.

It is simple to use and will give peace of mind knowing that you are not part of our government's simplistic supidity to keep our fellow citizens ignorant of the this slow acting poison contaminating your organs, glands and tissues in the hope it will stop tooth decay.

Let Carol or Gay know if you would like to buy this model or the larger one so you can reap the rewards of having the purest water at your disposal.

Get That Fluoride Out!

Published on Saturday, 29 August 2009

Water filter to remove flouride

I've told you a number of times before that the Fluoride that Captain Bligh, her ignorant Heath Minister and majority of the deluded Dental profession are allowing to be put into our water supply is an accumulative poison that will affect our brains (especially babies)and other organs without having an impact of reducing the dental decay in our children. So many countries ban its use and after that accidental poisoning of 4000 homes last May....who can you trust?

The only way to filter out this poison from our tapwater is with a Reverse Osmosis Filter System that attaches to your home supply to give you the purest water. I have spent the last 6 months looking for an efficient, cost-effective system my patients can get easily installed. In fact there's two options: the fixed, under-the-sink system and a small portable counter top unit for those who are renting.

The larger unit I will be taking orders for sells for $495.00 (GST included) with $20 delivery fee and the small portable unit sells for $325.00 (GST included)and $20 delivery fee. The annual running costs would be $142 & $205 respectively. You will certainly get alot of "Bang-for-Your-Buck" with these units. Join the thousands of Queenslanders who are buying peace of mind by saving their family from this insidious chemical.

A Pillow For Every Purpose

Published on Saturday, 29 August 2009

Our office is proud to carry a nice range of pillows of exceptional quality and cost effectiveness. Not only do we recommend various pillow types for their effectiveness as a therapeutic necessity but to anyone wanting to preserve their neck and its delicate structures.

Firstly we have the Contoured Bedtime pillow, ideal in maintaining correct neck angle whether sleeping on back or sides by selecting the higher or lower contour. A Peanut pillow is an important adjunct in correcting a reversed-curve neck but can be used by anybody wanting to protect their neck from the stresses of alot of head-down work.

Other pillows available are the circular Travel pillow, perfect for resting the neck on long trips. Our Sleep-Away model is a smaller version of the Contoured pillow that's easy to store in lugguge so you don't have to put up with a next-to-useless hotel/motel pillow. Even breast-feeding mums are catered for with our beautifully designed Nursing pillow allowing less stress on both mum and baby. You can easily discuss your pillow needs with Carol or Gay for good advice.

A Healthy Help For Headaches

Published on Saturday, 29 August 2009

Man with a headache and in need of a chiropractic care

We get alot of inquires from all kinds of headache sufferers wondering if Chiropractic can help with headaches. There are a number of causes for headaches, such as physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. A thorough examination process will help identify the most likely cause and the way to treat it.

Research has shown that 75% of all headaches are usually caused by misalignment of the bones in the neck causing nerve pressure and irritation. A chiropractic physical examination and X-rays quickly establishes if the headache has a structural origin that can be helped by safe chiropractic spinal adjustments. Our profession has been helping suffering humanity since 1895! If it is a chiropractic case then no other treatment will be as effective to correct the cause.

If you, or someone you know, suffers from headaches, now is the time to stop taking medication for just temporary relief and get on to the healthiest and most corrective alternative....chiropractic!