The respiratory diaphragm is a dome or parachute shaped muscle that sits below the lungs, attaching to the sternum, lower ribs and even the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. As we breathe, the diaphragm contracts and draws down, allowing the lungs to expand with our inhalation. During the exhalation of our breath...
Of Australians over 18 years of age, approximately one third have either diagnosed or undiagnosed hypertension. Hypertension is the medical term for having high blood pressure, a disease which if uncontrolled puts increased stress and strain on our heart and other parts of our cardiovascular system such as major arteries.
Have you ever been told you have a bulging disc or know someone who has one? This is a diagnosis that can quite alarming and threatening for people to hear. Often this brings to mind a disc sitting out of place due to the old terminology of a slipped disc.