Shannon Casinto graduated with Bachelor Chiropractic Science (B.CSc) and Masters of Chiropractic (M.Chiro) at Macquarie University. Currently, Shannon is researching neck posture and headaches at University of Newcastle.

Should Pain Be A Reason To Stop Therapeutic Exercise Management Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

The burden of musculoskeletal disorders Musculoskeletal disorders are disorders or injuries that affect structures of movement. These biomechanical structures include bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Examples of Musculoskeletal disorders include back pain, neck tension, tendonitis, strains or sprains of muscle/tendon/ligament, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus…

Which Gender May Have Better Quality of Sleep?

Sleep is a complex and important physiological function that occupies more than one-third of our life! Sleep has two stages called non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) alternate as you sleep. Stages of sleep NREM Introduction to sleep: brain activity begins to slow down, muscles start to relax, and you can be easily woken up…

My Favourite Quotes

Food For Thought I have too many favourite quotes Although scientists are making ground breaking discoveries and advances in neurosciences, the ultimate cognitive power of the brain is not known.  Your thoughts can lead you to places where you have always dreamed of, or your thoughts can cripple you. Make sure you feed your brain…

3 Points for Exercise Checklists

Exercise Checklists If you have never exercised before, consider these 3 points: 1. Medical clearance by your doctor WHY? Exercise is known to benefit your mind and body, however, there are certain health conditions that can make exercise a risk. e.g. heart condition, asthma, etc. 2. Structural assessment by a chiropractor WHY? Imagine a car with…

Injury Prevention

 Injury Prevention Reinjury risk is highest soon after injury but persists for at least 5 years after initial injury. Periodic interventions through 5 years after injury, particularly in certain high-risk groups, might have lasting effects on reinjury rates. (Worrell, et al. 2006) Reinjury risk is highest soon after injury but persists for at least 5…

Hands on India 2012

Namaste In 2012, I joined ‘Hands on India’, a chiropractic student initiative. The objectives of this volunteer initiative were: To provide free chiropractic and medical support to the people of Siliguri, North-West Bengal, India. To raise funds, which we managed to raise over $50,000! The monetary support was distributed among the communities, several schools, and…

Justice of Peace – N.S.W.

Registered Justice of Peace – N.S.W. ROLE •  Witness a person making a statutory declaration •  Witness a person making an affidavit • Certify that a copy of an original document is a true accurate copy LOCATION 172/176 The Entrance Rd, Erina, N.S.W., Australia, 2250 TRADING TIMES Tue:    9-11.30am & 2-6.30pm Thu     2-6.30pm Sat:     9-11.30am