Tweed Coast Chiropractic raising awareness of heart attack prevention in Kingscliff
During Heart Week (April 29 – May 6), Tweed Coast Chiropractic is joining the Heart Foundation in encouraging our local community to learn the warning signs —and take the necessary steps toward a healthier, more active lifestyle—to help avoid heart attack. Get active, sit less. New data released today by the Heart Foundation reveal more than two thirds of Australian adults – almost 13 million people, or 69.1 per cent – have at least three risk factors for the nation’s biggest killer, heart disease.
Heart Week is an opportunity to talk to the team at Tweed Coast Chiropractic Clinic in Kingscliff, about ways to stay mobile for optimal heart health. Almost 10,000 Australians die each year of a heart attack. Eating a healthy diet and exercising every day is key to heart health. In addition you can reduce your risk of heart attack by:
- Being smoke free
- Managing cholesterol and blood pressure
- Managing diabetes
- Being a healthy weight
- Eating well
- Looking after your mental health
Our practitioners and chiropractors provide a variety of treatments, including massage, to help keep your body on the move to be as active as possible. Whether you are healthy or recovering from injury or surgery, we work towards helping patients from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay remain involved in physical activity to prevent heart disease.
Heart Foundation list of heart attack symptoms
The Heart Foundation lists the most common symptoms of a heart attack as:
- Cold sweat
- Jaw ache
- Dull ache between shoulder blades
- Neck discomfort or pain
- Choking or burning throat
- General ache or heaviness around one or both shoulders
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain (in centre of chest)
- Discomfort or pain in one or both arms which may spread from arm to chest
Call 000 if your symptoms are severe, getting worse or have lasted 10 minutes. While on the phone chew 300mg of aspirin unless your doctor has told you not to take it.
Kingscliff chiropractor recommends 30 minutes activity a day
Rehabilitation treatment at Tweed Coast Chiropractic aims to reduce the time it takes for patients to return to full form after injury or surgery. Regular, moderate activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. We recommend a little exercise every day—30 minutes of activity on most, if not every day.
Keeping active helps you avoid heart problems by managing high blood pressure and weight. We believe it’s never too late to start increasing physical activity. A healthy change to benefit your heart may start with getting up from your desk a few times a day to do some simple stretches recommended by our health team. A supple body is integral to keeping mobile as we age.
Chiropractic massage assisting patient mobility in Kingscliff
Our chiropractors and allied health team use a range of treatments including trigger point and soft tissue massage to help patients return to optimum mobility levels as soon as possible after injury or surgery.
Our range of chiropractic treatments include:
- Active release technique
- Diversified technique
- Drop Piece
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation
- Fascial Manipulation
- Shock Wave Therapy
- Soft Tissue Massage Techniques
- Trigger Point Massage Therapy
- Taping (sports and kinesiology)
- Activator methods chiropractor technique ( AMCT)
Exercising for heart health from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay
We live in a beautiful neighborhood designed to increase our love of the outdoors and increase our heart health at the same time! It’s so much easier to be motivated to exercise when you live in a stunning location.
At Tweed Coast Chiropractic we aim to keep our patients moving so they are well enough to take advantage of everything our coastal area offers, from the beaches of the Gold Coast, Kingscliff and Byron Bay to the waterways around Tweed Heads and the beautiful hinterlands between!
Why not take the kids for a bike ride along the amazing cycle ways that extend from Fingal Head to Cabarita? Have you considered taking a walk along some of our beautiful parkland foreshores at Kingscliff or Casuarina? For the more active, consider kayaking along the banks of the Tweed River waterways or climbing to the peak of Mount Warning.
Whatever your fitness level, Tweed Coast Chiropractic aims to keep you as mobile as possible so you can keep moving for the benefit of your heart. If you think we could help or to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors call our Kingscliff clinic today or book online.
The link below also has some great resources on heart health: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/
Source: What to do if you think you are having a heart attack. Heart Foundation, https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/your-heart/heart-attack-symptoms