May has been wild. We have had many great days serving the community, treating patients, participating in fun runs, as well as celebrating all the motherly figures in our lives. And we have had some challenging days. Many will have noticed that some of our security cameras were stolen. We will be removing our opening hours from our website and social media in order to make it harder for future thieves to know when we are not at the clinic. We will do our best to update our hours via our newsletters. You can still contact us via phone, sms, facebook messenger and email. And you can still book online like normal.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those suffering in war torn countries. We are very blessed to be living in Australia (and Norway).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Time Spent Getting a Massage is Never Wasted!
This Week We Are Excited About
Hot Stone Massage is now available at Eir!
60 minutes of therapeutic bliss with our remedial massage therapist Emma Alvaro.
Introductory Winter Offer
$100 for 1 Hour
Available all of May and June 2021
Remedial Massage is claimable with private health insurance. This means you swipe your health insurance card, claim your rebate benefit on the spot and only pay the gap. Please check with your health insurance fund to see if you are covered under their 'extras' policies.
Hot stones are used as an add-on to your remedial massage session.
- Many may be placed on you while we massage to help warm and relax
- One may be placed on a sore spot to help soothe it
- And/or we can massage with them.
Each session is tailored to your unique wants and needs.
Emma's Appointment Times:
Mon 12pm - 9pm
Thu 12pm - 9pm
Sat 9am - 4pm
Our Chiropractor Dr Clare has recently taken part in the Ehlers-Danlos ECHO Allied Health Professionals Australia program. The Allied Health Professionals ECHO program is a global program for practicing allied health professionals across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and associated symptoms and conditions.
The program has six modules that run throughout the year and covers topics including diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and comorbidities associated with EDS and HSD.
Did you know that May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) awareness month?
- Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that are generally characterised by joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal) and tissue fragility. They are varied in how they affect the body and their genetic causes.
- Is usually caused by a gene mutation and can be inherited.
- There are 13 different types of EDS. Each type has a set of clinical criteria that help guide diagnosis.
- A definitive diagnosis of EDS subtypes often requires molecular testing to determine the gene mutation that has occurred.
Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders:
- spectrum disorders are a group of conditions involving joint hypermobility.
- Joint hypermobility is a term that is used to describe the capability of joints to move beyond normal limits.
- It can be found to a couple of joints (less than 5), localised joint hypermobility; or can be more widespread (more than 5) resulting in generalised joint hypermobility.
Connective tissue is material in the body that binds, supports, and separates tissues and organs.
Connective tissue provides:
- Strength in tendons and ligaments
- Flexibility with bloody vessels
- General functions such as passing oxygen and nutrients from capillaries to cells
- Connective tissue disorders disrupt the fundamental process and structures resulting in problems that are widespread and range in severity.
Treatment aims to help manage the symptoms of EDS and HSD.
Physical therapy, such as chiropractic treatment, is useful to address
- Muscle tone
- Overall physical fitness
Each patient has treatment that is tailored to their needs.
For more information on EDS and HSD contact Dr Clare Halpin (Chiropractor) at EIR Family Chiropractic and Wellness.
Dr Clare's Appointment Times are Changing from July Onwards:
Mon No Longer Available
Wed 1pm - 7pm
Fri 8am - 1pm
Sat 2pm - 5pm
Kakadu plums is an Australian native superfood containing 100 times more Vitamin C than oranges. It has the highest known concentration of Vitamin C, containing up to 5,300mg per 100 grams.
Are you tired of being the one who always gets sick, no matter what you eat and how often you sanitise your hands?
Winter is just around the corner so there is no better time to give your immune system a little boost. Picking fresh, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods rich in all the colours of the rainbow is a good start but sometimes it is hard to pinpoint what you are lacking or what you are getting too much off. Proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals...
it can get confusing very fast.
Let our nutritionist Renee take the guesswork out of the equation.
Through a thorough history and examination as well further testing if needed, she will help get to the bottom of your problem. Only then can the best course of action be taken. A meal plan with delicious recipes are often prescribed as well as diet and lifestyle modifications. High quality supplements with correct dosage for you can be shipped straight to your door or available for pick up if this is recommended in your unique care plan.
Did you know that Renee is still available via Telehealth if you prefer and that you can safely pay online through Stripe.
Renee's Appointment Times:
Mon 9:30am - 9pm
Thu 9:30am - 4pm
Sat By appointment
Make sure you check out and follow Renee's webiste, facebook and instagram for great health tips and delicious recipes.
SELF CARE TIP OF THE WEEK
Boost your immunity before and after taking the v@cc1n3.
- Help your body function like it should so that the v@cc1n3 can do the job it is designed to do. — Doses will be available eventually for those who want it. Now is a good time to help boost your immunity so that you can form a proper immune response if and when you choose to receive your first dose.
- What to do after — Nurture your body with nourishing food, lots of fluid and get plenty of rest. Try not to take immune suppressants like fever relievers (unless recommended by your GP) as they will suppress your healthy immune response.
- Good Immunity is never a bad idea — Your Health, Your Choice. If you decide to reject the offer, make sure you look after yourself the best you can.
- What to do if you do get sick — A high dose of Vitamin C, zinc, plenty of water, proper rest, and make a telehealth appointment with our nutritionist!
"Hei! May in Norway has been perfect with more sunny days than not and they have been well spent outside. If I am not studying on the back deck then you can find me in the wilderness.
Hiking up the mountain in snowshoes was a fun first for me. Kids are also happy exploring the woods. There are over 40 exciting walks to various locations for them to get to. At the finish point (hill, mountain peak, waterfall, lake, grillhut, teepee etc) is a blue box with a notebook to write your name in. A prize is rewarded at the end of the summer depending on how many walks you complete. This challenge is a huge motivator and keeps us active.
Another challenge we have as a family is to catch as many different species of fish. We aren't always as happy to eat our catch but that's the deal. You fish it, you eat it! (unless of course it is too small to keep.) So far we have caught wolf fish, halibut, saithe and cod.
17 May was Norway Day, also known as the Children's Day. It was celebrated with cake, sugary drinks, ice cream, hot dogs (a staple in Norway), games and a parade of marching band, vintage cars and a blue pirate. We all dressed up in our finest which is usually our folk costume called Bunad''
If you want to follow Dr Miriam's adventures in Norway, make sure you follow one or all of her many facebook and instagram accounts.
@eirfamilychiropracticwellness @aussie.in.the.arctic @drmiriamkendall
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Share your thoughts and wishes with us! What would you like to see at Eir FC&W? What changes and improvements can we make to improve your Eir experience?