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YI-HSUAN YEH - Gold Coast YI-HSUAN YEH Star SmallApril 25, 2018
Brett Simpson - Gold Coast Brett Simpson Star SmallApril 23, 2018
Hayley Merelle Clearihan - Gold Coast Hayley Merelle Clearihan Star SmallApril 22, 2018
George Csere - Gold Coast George Csere Star SmallApril 21, 2018
Lishan and Shona Stromer - Gold Coast Lishan and Shona Stromer Star SmallApril 20, 2018
Nichole Brown - Gold Coast Nichole Brown Star SmallApril 19, 2018
Isaac Wendt - Gold Coast Isaac Wendt Star SmallApril 18, 2018
Shane Churton - Gold Coast Shane Churton Star SmallApril 17, 2018
Sheraz Sarwar - Gold Coast Sheraz Sarwar Star SmallApril 16, 2018

Dr Yarun and team absolutely amazing. Taking my father for siatica pain. He explained the cause instead of just treating the symptoms. He knows what he is doing. They have all the new facilities like class 4 hot laser aswell. Highly recommend them…

Ron & Asmaa - Gold Coast Ron & Asmaa Star SmallApril 15, 2018

Absolutely amazing chiropractor! I can’t speak highly enough about my experience. I was initially leery of chiropractic but after reading many reviews, I took the chance and have not regretted it, as the relief from neck and back pain has been wonderful. Dr. Yaron has a truly kind and compassionate approach to his patients, and he and his staff go over and above to take care of them. Thank you Dr. Yaron!

Michael Bird - Gold Coast Michael Bird Star SmallApril 14, 2018
A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 12, 2018

I F33yrs have being seeing Dr. Peter at hinterland chiro for almost 2yrs now, in regards to an old car accident the adjustments are so quick and gentle and painless I highly recommend Peter over any other chiropractors. My son (m3yrs) has being seeing Peter for the past 7 months who was born with a short neck muscle and chronic asthma – every2/3months for 2 weeks. Since his treatment he has not had Any Asthma , colds or flu`s. I`m absolutely thrilled to know we both are not using any steroids, painkillers anymore. Thanks Peter and the team. xx

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 11, 2018

I have been seeing Peter Hobson for the past 4 weeks and I am already experiencing positive changes both to my posture and well being. The team there are friendly and welcoming and happy to take the time for any questions you might have. I have no hesitation recommending Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 10, 2018

I have been a patient of Hinterland Chiropractic since 2008 and I couldn’t rave more highly about their customer service, spinal care and health and wellness education. My young children have also been under the care of Dr Peter Hobson since they were babies and it truly is a family based care centre. I especially like the weekly Half Hour to Health session where I can learn more about taking care of mine and my family’s health.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 9, 2018

Dr Peter & the team literally changed my life I didn’t realize the benefits I could get. I have had a problem with scheuermann’s disease since childhood and found no relief until 4 years ago and at 43 am the fittest and healthiest I have been since my 20s, my neck no longer hurts or tightens up nil headaches, truly amazing!! If anyone is reading this an not sure go an check it out intro check up is free!! I first cringed at someone manipulating my back and neck but seriously no issues just relief…is as easy as getting a cup of coffee and a pleasant happy environment to boot!!….Tell them Greg sent you !!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 8, 2018

The team at Hinterland chiropractic centre are great. I have been seeing Dr Peter Hobson for a year now and my health and overall well being has improved greatly. I thank them for ginging me a better health. Highly recommended!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 7, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, I have gained increased flexibility and reduction in minor pain due to education in good posture, specific exercises and regular realignments. I have been so happy with the results that I even referred family members to the same clinic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 6, 2018

I have suffered from migraine headaches all my life (now 45). After being on a scheduled plan and now maintenance for over 18months I can honestly say I haven’t had a migraine during this time. Thankyou to Dr Peter and the wonderful team for making me feel so good.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 5, 2018

I have been attending Dr Peter Hobson’s Hinterland Chiropractic Centre at Nerang since 2004. Through regular chiropractic treatment, I enjoy a high level of wellness. Dr Hobson is dedicated to educating the community on the benefits of chiropractic through his weekly Optimal Health University™ Newsletters on health and wellbeing subjects, as well as regular in-house workshops that are most informative and life-changing for many. All of the staff at Hinterland Chiropractic are extremely professional, caring and helpful. The holistic, supportive and friendly approach engenders an environment of trust in the treatment being delivered. The service offered is very affordable and a wise investment in good health and I can highly recommend a visit to Hinterland Chiropractic Centre for anyone wanting to achieve this. Sue E

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 4, 2018

First came to see peter here a year ago with a minor lower back complaint. He not only made things better, but also took the time to do xrays and point out other problems, without the harassment of coming back. He and his staff always make me relaxed and bring a smile to my face.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 3, 2018

Peter Hobson has made a significant difference in my posture and back pain since I started seeing him over a year ago. I have noticed many changes within myself regarding better general health and wellbeing. Highly recommended

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 2, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 2010, Dr Peter Hobson has been treating me for back & neck pain. They have been very helpful & professional with me, changing appointments to suit my hetic lifestyle & work commitments. I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallApril 1, 2018

I have been seeing Dr Steve for the past 5weeks and already seeing amazing results. All the staff are fantastic and I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic to everyone!!!!!

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 31, 2018

I have been a patient for over a year at Hinterland Chiropractic and have found not only my back pain has gone I feel much healthier and rarely do I get sick. I have lived in various states in Australia over the years gone by and have found the Chiropractors excellent in every way and nothing is a problem for their staff who are very kind and helpful

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 30, 2018

I have been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic since 1998 i use to suffer from regular back pain and headaches but not anymore. Dr Peter has always been very helpful and is always educating me on ways to look after myself better.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 29, 2018

Dr Peter and his team looked after me and my family very well. Thanks for all your advise.

A Google User - Gold Coast A Google User Star SmallMarch 25, 2018

Dr Peter & his team are great, couldn’t be happier.

Anthony Edwards - Gold Coast Anthony Edwards Star SmallMarch 24, 2018

I’ve been working with Peter from Hinterland Chiropractic for close to a month now and the results have exceeded my expectations. I am a veteran of several major injuries and a lifetime of high impact physical labour and recreation. Currently I’m sleeping without pain, waking refreshed and generally feeling more energised. Following the information provided and the care I’m increasing my flexibility and and range of movement. I’m extremely happy with the care, am truly excited about the immediate results and look forward to the long term benefits of our on going relationship.

Bianca Nuss - Gold Coast Bianca Nuss Star SmallMarch 23, 2018

I have been receiving chiropractic care for just over 8 years now. During my maternity leave I even had the privilege of working as a Chiropractic Assistant which allowed to further understand the benefits of receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. My daughter has been adjustment since 12 weeks old with amazing results after just two adjustments with concerns the doctor told us she would ‘grow out of’ over the next year. Dr Peter has been my 5th Chiropractor now and am so happy! After being told by my dentist that I would need MAJOR surgery to my jaw, Dr Peter has been able to alleviate my pain and discomfort and has helped me fix my overall posture, physical health and my outlook on life and meditation. He is knowledgeable, patient and incredibly passionate about life. My family and even parents are now under his regular care and as my 3 year old always chants there and back to our appointment; “Dr Peter, makes you better!” Thank-you to the entire team at Hinterland Chiropractic. You are always smiling, helpful and professional. We always enjoy our visits and look forward to our next appointment.

Cezary Makarewicz - Gold Coast Cezary Makarewicz Star SmallMarch 21, 2018

Dr Peter Hobson has been treating my back injury in his Gold Coast Chiropractic clinic at the end of July. His help have change my life, from being immobilised to going dancing in 2 weeks time. Peter comes highly recommended for his skills, professionalism and his great attitude. Other very important factor is, that Dr Peter takes the time to help you discover what the long-term cause of your back pain is, instead of simply just treating the symptoms. Dr. Peter Hobson and his staff are the most competent and caring healthcare professionals I know. Thanks Peter!

Rebecca Merritt - Gold Coast Rebecca Merritt Star SmallMarch 20, 2018

I have now been a patient at Hinterland Chiropractic for 1 1/2 years. When I first arrived I was in a lot of pain and could not see the end to my headaches, migraines and back pain. It has now been a year since I took my last painkiller 🙂 I have no headaches, no migraines and I can now get up in the morning and look forward to a pain free day. Thanks guys!!!

Ellyce Captain - Gold Coast Ellyce Captain Star SmallMarch 19, 2018

I could not be without my regular visits to Hinterland Chiropractic. By keeping my spine in the best possible alignment, I have much reduced pain and I am able to physically perform at an optimum level for my age. Thanks very much to the Team at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Laura Kittmer - Gold Coast Laura Kittmer Star SmallMarch 18, 2018

I am a patient of Dr. Ryan’s at Hinterland Chiropractic. Since commencing care, I have experienced an increase of energy, better digestion and my sleeping patterns have improved drastically!!! Dr. Ryan has educated me on the importance of spinal care and ways I can improve my everyday life. Coming to see Dr. Ryan is a highlight in my week, and I always look forward to my visit at Hinterland Chiropractic.

Moty Grau - Gold Coast Moty Grau Star SmallMarch 17, 2018

Being hairdressing for 20 years can give you some back pain. Dr Yaron is a magician!!! No more pains…he is my angel!

Ian Taylor - Gold Coast Ian Taylor Star SmallMarch 16, 2018

After more than 15 years visiting various Doctors, Physio Therapists, Massage Therapists and Alternative Medical clinics in search of some relief for my constant back pain, a friend of mine recommended Hinterland Chiropractic. I have found them to be extremely professional with great advice, clear explanations and continued care that exceeds my expectations. Finally I have a solution that is helping me to achieve a healthy, balanced life. Thank you Dr Hobson!

Tim Stone - Gold Coast Tim Stone Star SmallMarch 15, 2018

I am a landscaper and have suffered from lower back pain for more than 10 years. I would tweak something and just work around the pain for 1 – 4 weeks at a time before it would settle, this would happen several times a year for this whole time. This has always had an impact on my life, sometimes being almost immobile for a week at a time.

I wouldn’t say I was skeptical of Chiropractors, but I was concerned (scared if I’m honest) about having an area that was already very painful manipulated. Finally around 6 months ago I tweaked something again, but this time the pain was more extreme than usual and after a weak it had not eased at all. Reluctantly, I did some searching and was able to secure an appointment to see Dr Peter. We went through a process of assessment to determine the extent and real location/s of my issues that would manifest into my lower back pain. This process was thorough, and Dr Peter went well beyond what I expected to explain and ensure that I was understanding what my issues were. No adjustments or manipulation was done before Dr Peter had completely reviewed the results of this assessment.

Long story short, my pain was relieved to minor discomfort after around 2 visits. I have not had a re-lapse into my usual cycle since becoming a patient of Dr Peter. He is genuinely focussed on helping me repair the damage caused by my 10 years of ignoring an obvious problem. The whole experience has been quite the opposite of everything that I feared for 10+ years and I only wish I had made an appointment all those years ago instead of living with it for soooo long.

My sincere hope in writing this review, is that it may help alleviate any concern you may have and encourage you to make an appointment with the VERY friendly and helpful team at Hinterland Chiropractic much sooner that I did.

Tanika Stevens - Gold Coast Tanika Stevens Star SmallMarch 14, 2018

When I first came to hinterland chiropractic I had slight back pain as well as I noticed I didn’t stand straight (my pelvis would sit forward making me look pregnant). After my consultation and X-rays it was clear as to why.

I don’t know where I’d be now without Dr Yaron!! Absolutely amazing place to be, with warm welcomes and fantastic adjustments by my main man Dr Yaron

John lunt - Gold Coast John lunt Star SmallMarch 13, 2018

From being told by a neurosurgeon that I needed 2 discs replaced at a cost of $1000,000 to going back the gym after treatment from Yaron without a scalpel in sight.

Before making any decisions regarding your spine that have been already diagnosed go an see these guys.From the receptionists when you come in,they always make your feel welcome and Yaron and Peter two dedicated professionals who work tirelessly in the practice.i can’t recommend this practice enough nothing is to much trouble they are flexible,accommodating, and give you a detailed diagnosis with a treatment plan that we work on.

Brooke Frecklington - Gold Coast Brooke Frecklington Star SmallMarch 12, 2018

Hinterland Chiropractic has been apart of my life for many years now, and I wouldn’t be able to function with out the help Doctor Peter.

I’m a very active person, my job sends me around Australia, that means sleeping in hotel beds, yes I always take my chiropractic pillow but some times you need an adjustment on the road. I can always call Hinterland Chiropractic for any suggestions on who might be good to see while I’m away.Doctor Peter is always happy and positive, he listens to your concerns and helps you in the best way he can.

Bec is always understanding if you need to change an appointment time or date.When you find a good chiropractor you wont want to change.I highly recommend Hinterland Chiropractic.

Margaret Perry - Gold Coast Margaret Perry Star SmallMarch 9, 2018

I got out of my chair on Thursday and immediately felt the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve, lower back. Off to work after doing a few gentle stretches, then booked in to see Dr Peter. Soooooo lucky to get an appointment. He released my back, sorted out a few other tight spots and sent me off for a walk. My back was tender for a day, still a bit uncomfortable, but I’ll be back next week to re-align that spine. Don’t neglect yourselves, like I did, I am at college in Brisbane and hadn’t been to see the fabulous Dr Peter for a few months… bad idea! The awesome Dr Peter has been keeping me on the straight and narrow for years. Missed seeing him, and won’t do that again! Thank Becs and Peter, you are the greatest team!

Stress

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Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration.  Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse – all these create stress. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives and two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress.

You may feel physical stress as the result of too much to do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness. Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved one’s illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from work.

However, much of our stress comes from less dramatic everyday responsibilities. Obligations and pressures which are both physical and mental are not always obvious to us. In response to these daily strains your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. This response is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation.

The Stress Response

Often referred to as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, the stress response occurs automatically when you feel threatened.  Your body’s fight-or-flight reaction has strong biological roots.  It’s there for self-preservation. This reaction gave early humans the energy to fight aggressors or run from predators and was important to help the human species survive.  But today, instead of protecting you, it may have the opposite effect.  If you are constantly stressed you may actually be more vulnerable to life-threatening health problems.

Any sort of change in life can make you feel stressed, even good change.  It’s not just the change or event itself, but also how you react to it that matters.  What may be stressful is different for each person.  For example, one person may not feel stressed by retiring from work, while another may feel stressed.

How stress affects your body

When you experience stress, your pituitary gland responds by increasing the release of a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). When the pituitary sends out this burst of ACTH, it’s like an alarm system going off deep inside your brain.  This alarm tells your adrenal glands, situated atop your kidneys, to release a flood of stress hormones into your bloodstream, including cortisol and adrenaline.  These stress hormones cause a whole series of physiological changes in your body, such as increasing your heart rate and blood pressure, shutting down your digestive system and altering your immune system.  Once the perceived threat is gone, the levels of cortisol and adrenaline in your bloodstream decline, and your heart rate and blood pressure and all of your other body functions return to normal.

 

If stressful situations pile up one after another, your body has no chance to recover. This long-term activation of the stress-response system can disrupt almost all your body’s processes.  Some of the most common physical responses to chronic stress are:

  • Digestive system.  Stomach aches or diarrhea are very common when you’re stressed. This happens because stress hormones slow the release of stomach acid and the emptying of the stomach. The same hormones also stimulate the colon, which speeds the passage of its contents.
  • Immune system. Chronic stress tends to dampen your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds and other infections. Typically, your immune system responds to infection by releasing several substances that cause inflammation.  Chronic systemic inflammation contributes to the development of many degenerative diseases.
  • Nervous system.  Stress has been linked with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and dementia.Over time, the chronic release of cortisol can cause damage to several structures in the brain.  Excessive amounts of cortisol can also cause sleep disturbances and a loss of sex drive.
  • Cardiovascular system. As mentioned earlier, stress causes an increase in both heart rate and blood pressure and increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Exactly how you react to a specific stressor may be completely different from anyone else.  Some people are naturally laid-back about almost everything, while others react strongly at the slightest hint of stress.  If you have had any of the following conditions, it may be a sign that you are suffering from stress.

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain
  • Relationship problems
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression
  • Stiff neck
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Weight gain or loss

 

Reducing the effects of stress

After decades of research, it is clear that the negative effects associated with stress are real.  Although you may not always be able to avoid stressful situations, there are a number of things that you can do to reduce the effect that stress has on your body.  The first is relaxation. Learning to relax doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some simple techniques to help get you started on your way to tranquility.

 

Relaxed breathing

Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you’re stressed? Stress typically causes rapid, shallow breathing. This kind of breathing sustains other aspects of the stress response, such as rapid heart rate and perspiration. If you can get control of your breathing, the spiraling effects of acute stress will automatically become less intense. Relaxed breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing, can help you.

Practice this basic technique twice a day, every day, and whenever you feel tense. Follow these steps:

  • Inhale. With your mouth closed and your shoulders relaxed, inhale as slowly and deeply as you can to the count of six. As you do that, push your stomach out. Allow the air to fill your diaphragm.
  • Hold. Keep the air in your lungs as you slowly count to four.
  • Exhale. Release the air through your mouth as you slowly count to six.
  • Repeat. Complete the inhale-hold-exhale cycle three to five times.

Progressive muscle relaxation

The goal of progressive muscle relaxation is to reduce the tension in your muscles. First, find a quiet place where you’ll be free from interruption. Loosen tight clothing and remove your glasses or contacts if you’d like.

Tense each muscle group for at least five seconds and then relax for at least 30 seconds. Repeat before moving to the next muscle group.

  • Upper part of your face. Lift your eyebrows toward the ceiling, feeling the tension in your forehead and scalp. Relax. Repeat.
  • Central part of your face. Squint your eyes tightly and wrinkle your nose and mouth, feeling the tension in the center of your face. Relax. Repeat.
  • Lower part of your face. Clench your teeth and pull back the corners of your mouth toward your ears. Show your teeth like a snarling dog. Relax. Repeat.
  • Neck. Gently touch your chin to your chest. Feel the pull in the back of your neck as it spreads into your head. Relax. Repeat.
  • Shoulders. Pull your shoulders up toward your ears, feeling the tension in your shoulders, head, neck and upper back. Relax. Repeat.
  • Upper arms. Pull your arms back and press your elbows in toward the sides of your body. Try not to tense your lower arms. Feel the tension in your arms, shoulders and into your back. Relax. Repeat.
  • Hands and lower arms. Make a tight fist and pull up your wrists. Feel the tension in your hands, knuckles and lower arms. Relax. Repeat.
  • Chest, shoulders and upper back. Pull your shoulders back as if you’re trying to make your shoulder blades touch. Relax. Repeat.
  • Stomach. Pull your stomach in toward your spine, tightening your abdominal muscles. Relax. Repeat.
  • Upper legs. Squeeze your knees together and lift your legs up off the chair or from wherever you’re relaxing. Feel the tension in your thighs. Relax. Repeat.
  • Lower legs. Raise your feet toward the ceiling while flexing them toward your body. Feel the tension in your calves. Relax. Repeat.
  • Feet. Turn your feet inward and curl your toes up and out. Relax. Repeat.

Perform progressive muscle relaxation at least once or twice each day to get the maximum benefit. Each session should last about 10 minutes.

Listen to soothing sounds

If you have about 10 minutes and a quiet room, you can take a mental vacation almost anytime. Consider these two types of relaxation CDs or tapes to help you unwind, rest your mind or take a visual journey to a peaceful place.

  • Spoken word. These CDs use spoken suggestions to guide your meditation, educate you on stress reduction or take you on an imaginary visual journey to a peaceful place.
  • Soothing music or nature sounds. Music has the power to affect your thoughts and feelings. Soft, soothing music can help you relax and lower your stress level.

No one CD works for everyone, so try several CDs to find which works best for you. When possible, listen to samples in the store. Consider asking your friends or a trusted professional for recommendations.

Exercise

Exercise is a good way to deal with stress because it is a healthy way to relieve your pent-up energy and tension. It also helps you get in better shape, which makes you feel better overall.  By getting physically active, you can decrease your levels of anxiety and stress and elevate your moods.  Numerous studies have shown that people who begin exercise programs, either at home or at work, demonstrate a marked improvement in their ability to concentrate, are able to sleep better, suffer from fewer illnesses, suffer from less pain and report a much higher quality of life than those who do not exercise.  This is even true of people who had not begun an exercise program until they were in their 40s, 50s, 60s or even 70s.  So if you want to feel better and improve your quality of life, get active!