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StressDuring our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.)

These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. Under stress, spinal vertebrae can be misaligned and cause interference to the healthy communication of nerve messages between the brain and body.

Interference due to spinal misalignment is called subluxation. Disruption to the nerve system will inevitably result in some form of body dysfunction. This could mean the body’s organs, tissues, and cells are either over-worked or under-worked, which can lead to disease.

Health comes from within. When the nervous system is clear from any interference and the communication from the brain to organs and tissues is 100%, the body is able to function normally and express good health.

Children experience stress and anxiety just as adults do. Their days are jam packed with school work, sports activities, music, spending time with friends, and peer pressure. Don’t be fooled. A kid’s stress is just as real as adult’s stress. Just as in adults, stress can cause unhappiness and anxiety. Stress in children can also lead to a lowered immune system. As a result of a stressed immune system, kids can become more susceptible to common illnesses like ear infections, headaches, common colds, and other viruses.

The master control centre of the body is the nervous system (made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves). The spinal bones serve, not only to protect the delicate spinal cord, but also to provide the body with stable movement and good posture. Removing interference and anxiety in your nervous system gives your body the ability to recover and regulate at its optimal level.

Optimal health is one of our most valuable possessions. We should value ourselves enough to strive for the highest level of health. When we take responsibility for the choices we make regarding health, we give ourselves the best opportunity to achieve all of our health goals.

It may not be possible to remove the stress from a busy life. However, with proper help from a qualified health professional, you can respond better to the unique challenges you face.

Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

Principal Physiotherapist at Freedom Physiotherapy
Josh has worked at Freedom Physio and Pilates since 1999. His career started in 1994 in sports and spinal physiotherapy at a large multidisciplinary sports medicine centre in Melbourne. Here he obtained invaluable experience working alongside some of the best sports doctors and physios in Melbourne.

From there Joshua moved down to Geelong for 3 years at Geelong Hospital working in intensive care, surgical, respiratory and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Joshua Hayter, MAPA, B.Physio

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