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Muscle Contractions: How Neurotransmitters And Chemical Reactions Move Muscles And Bones


How do the bones of the human skeleton move? Skeletal muscles contract and relax to mechanically move the body. Messages from the nervous system cause these muscle contractions. The whole process is called the mechanism of muscle contraction and it can be summarized in three steps:

(1) A me…

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Chiropractic In The Media.


 Some of you may have seen the recent media attention regarding chiropractic, all chiropractors registered in Australia need to adhere to the codes and guidelines set out by the legislation, some registrants unfortunately do not behave appropriately.  Below is the policy statement from one of …

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Why Does a Circle have 360 Degrees?


Have you ever thought about how it’s kind of weird that a circle has 360 degrees? At first thought, it seems like a rather random number to have chosen—why not 100, or 500, or 720 degrees? Was it really a random choice? Or was there actually some good reason that 360 was chosen to be the numbe…

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The Back Happy Tap Stand- Low Back Pain in rural Tibet.


 At a recent seminar Ailsa, Doug and Susan met Epidemiologist, Dr Damian Hoy leading author on the Global Burden of Disease, who shared with us his research that found Low Back Pain is the #1 disability in the world among 291 diagnoses. Here is one of his stories we found interesting. It doesn’t…

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Travelling Tips: Some small adjustments could really go a long way

Unfortunately, holiday fun can be cut short or even ruined by careless travel habits. Therefore, instead of winding up relaxing on some faraway beach, some of us find ourselves lying in some hotel bed unable to move.

Here’s some suggestions to prevent you spoiling your holiday and winding up at the…

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Our Brains Have a Map for Numbers


 “Come on. Get out of the express checkout lane! That’s way more than twelve items, lady.”

Without having to count, you can make a good guess at how many purchases the shopper in front of you is making. She may think she’s pulling a fast one, but thanks to the brain’s refined sense for …

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Can Chimpanzees Teach us Anything about Differences between Boys and Girls?

Can Chimpanzees Teach us Anything about Differences between Boys and Girls?


Whether there exist differences between boys and girls is passionately debated (for example, see this debate about gender disparity between Stephen Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke). Some studies have found that girls are m…

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The Paleo Diet

The ‘Paleo’ Diet

A current new trend, also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era…

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Sun Safety for Summer

With the Christmas Holidays fast approaching there is no doubt that most families will be heading for the beach for some much deserved fun in the sun! However as we are all aware unprotected fun in the sun can have some very serious consequences. Skin cancer is the number one type of cancer in Austr…

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Ancillary Management of Headache

Recent studies on headaches suggest that perhaps there is less difference between migraine headache and other types of headaches than we first thought. Below are some tips that were originally designed to assist with migraine sufferers however the more we learn the more we realise the following sugg…

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