Monday, 8 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018

From All of us at Be Smart Get Supple we hope you had a good Christmas and New Year Period.
We have returned to normal opening hours as of January 8th.

We hope that you found time to rest, relax, reflect and recharge for the new year.

We look forward to helping you hit your health goals for the new year.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas 2017

Christmas is fast approaching and is a busy time of the year.

The practitioner will take a break for the Christmas season to spend time with family, friends and generally recharge.

The last day of consulting for 2017 will be December 22nd.
The clinic will be closed on December 23rd through until the 7th of January 2018.
We will REOPEN on January 8th 2018 for Consultations.

We hope that you have a restful safe Christmas and new year.
For those of you that this Christmas has some difficult memories we wish you comfort during this time.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Don't Wait: After Injury Early rehab speeds recovery and reduces long term risks Early vs Delayed Rehab

Many people are of the opinion that it is best to wait to see if something recovers on its own, a recently published study shows that this is a really bad idea.

Although it was a small study, only 42 amateur athletes, it does seem to be fairly 'real world' in its observations and approach.

The summary is that those who begun treatment and rehab with in a couple of days of injury returned to their activity several weeks faster and had less issues with the injury after 12 months of follow up.

It is important to see a qualified practitioner who has experience with Injury management.

The Chiropractor/Osteopath at BSGS has been treating injuries on all levels of athletes, from weekend superstars to professional high level athletes, for 50 years.

The physiotherapist/Acupuncturist has almost 20 years of experience in dealing with all types of injuries and draws on a very broad range of approached to get you back on the field quickly.

Injured yourself on the weekend?
Don't wait, come straight in to see if we can help.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dry July?

Very rarely do you go to an party or event where Alcohol is not a big part of the occasion.  From toasts to popping a bottle when you get the keys to your new home it seems to be a constant part of our lives.

Alcohol is a toxin which disrupts the nerve cells and gives rise to the feeling of being tipsy or in other words intoxicated.  This leads to changes in our thought patterns which leads reduced inhibitions and a form of artificial relaxation.

What many people don't know is that the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Reseach on Cancer (IARC) classified alcohol as a Class 1 Carcinogen back in the 1980's.

In 2014 the World Cancer Report (2) came to the conclusion that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption regarding cancer risk.  However is the dose dependent nature has been well established, so the more you consume the more the risk.

Alcohol is attributed to 3.6% of all cancers and 3.5% of all cancer deaths (3).

Alcohol is also linked to increase incidences of other diseases such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, obesity, impotence, brain damage, you name it. These have their own problems which then lead to other problems and so on.  The social effects on relationships, jobs, and mental health are also very pronounced.

So overall less is best when it comes to alcohol consumption, and it is advised to often give the body a rest and have extended periods of alcohol free time.  This is especially true if one drinks because they are stressed.

So if you are thinking it might be good to give the body a rest, why not look at the Dry July initiative for cancer awareness and fund-raising.

Even though July is part way through, it is never too late to start.

Alcohol provides nothing required for life, and so should be easy to live without.  If the idea of going a month without alcohol is too much to bear, then maybe you might want to consider increasing your alcohol free days and or drinking less each time you do.  This is also a good time to consider why you drink and look at other strategies to fill the role alcohol plays in your life.

To see how much risk you might be in and for information about where to get help take this simple 2-3 minute quiz:  NSW Government Alcohol Risk Assessment tool.

If you struggle to control your drinking or find that when you extend the time between drinks and begin to crave it and get a strong desire to drink it more, that could be a sign of an alcohol problem, and would be good for you to talk to your GP or one of the services below.:

Support Services:

The Family Drug Support
1300 368 186

Alcohol Drug Information Service
SA 1300 131 340
other numbers available here


A good summary of the  role of alcohol in cancer can be found in the wikipedia article found here
IARC reports are available through this link

Picture Credits:

Friday, 12 May 2017

T2T Tree Removals

The clinic and car park surround a grassy patch of land with a couple of trees on it.  Many think that it is part of our clinic land,  but it is actually owned by the City of Charles Sturt Council.  The address is 192 Torrens Road Renown Park. 

We have been informed that this weekend (13-14 May 2017) the trees will be removed from this Council land as part of the requirements for the update to South Road.  The Torrens to Torrens (T2T) Alliance need to move a number of services and utilities, and they will be relocated to under this land.

The trees that the T2T Alliance will be removing are shown in the images below. The large peppercorn tree (top image) and the tree closer to the clinic building (bottom Image).

These trees have been part of the view for a long time, and it will seem strange to everyone that they are not there any more.

We will miss their welcome shade in the summertime.

We thought we would let people know to expect things to look a little different when they next arrive.

If you have any questions the T2T Alliance contact page is the place to go, their Environmental plans can be found here.

Images from google maps street view

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Mothers Day - Spoil mum with an amazing massage.

With Mothers Day coming up it is often hard to decide what to get mum.  You want to get her something that she will enjoy, something that is good for her and will help her feel great.
Flowers are nice and will brighten the day.
Chocolates are yummy but so often followed with guilt of indulgence.
They often have all they want and need, and more clutter adds more stress.
So why not give the wonderful Experience of a Personalised Massage by the Highly Qualified and experienced massage therapists at Be Smart Get Supple.

Mothers Day Gift Vouchers

We have two massage therapists providing massage services at the Be Smart Get Supple clinic. They provide a number of styles including:
  • Detoxifying Lymphatic drainage
  • Remedial
  • Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports
  • Biodynamic Stillness
  • Craino-Sacral Therapy
  • 5 Element integrated Acupressure
  • Anma - strong traditional Chinese/Japanese clothes on Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Getting a massage at Be Smart Get Supple you know you will be getting a massage from a massage therapist with is fully qualified in many types of massage therapies, well experienced in working with a wide variety of clients.
While others just go through a set routine, our massage therapists personalise the treatment to the needs and preferences of the body every time. This provides a great experience every time, no matter how you are feeling before you start.  With a great understanding of the anatomy they will help create a balanced treatment that is a mix of depths, strengths, and stretches to help you feel relaxed, reinvigorated and moving better.

What more could a mum want...
While you are at it, maybe book one for yourself.

Call 8346 3495
and speak to our great reception staff about a Voucher for Mum.

Evening and Daytime massages available.

Image By Nick Webb from used under Creative Commons 2.0 Licence

Thursday, 20 April 2017

ANZAC DAY Opening Hours

With ANZAC Day falling on a Tuesday this year the Clinic will be closed on Tuesday April 25th. 

The reception will be taking calls Monday morning on the 24th but there will be no practitioners working on that day.

Clinic hours will be as normal from Wednesday 26th April.

With many people taking the opportunity of a longer weekend, travel safe.

This day is a very important day in our history with different meanings for different people.  Even if you are a visitor or new Australian we encourage you to take time to learn about and remember the sacrifices made to allow us to live the way we do in a country that is quite unique.

For more information you may want to visit the following links
The ANZAC tradition
100 Years of ANZAC (There is a comprehensive PDF here)

Image Credit used under Creative Commons Licence 2.0
Images from Flickr
Memorial: Gawler History
Poppy: Mosman Library