Pregnancy and back pain

  The joy of preparing for a new baby is diminished for many women by persistent back pain during pregnancy, causing stress and frustration due to the lack of relief available. For this reason, it is important to know as much as possible about why you may be experiencing back pain as well as effective… Read the full article…

The Detox

After the season of much indulgence for many, during January it could be said that the body needs a holiday from all the hard work. Let’s talk detox! One traditional method of detoxing or purifying the body is fasting. This can be a route to increased wellbeing. However not everyone will feel better and for… Read the full article…

5 Simple Stress Solutions

  Who wants to walk around all day as the oppressive weight of stress takes its toll on your body and mind? Here are five simple stress solutions to help you deal with stress and get back on the road to health and wellness: 1. Walk it off. There are so many physical and mental… Read the full article…

Podiatrist David Reid joins Wickford Chiro

Rebecca is pleased to welcome a new team member to Wickford Chiropractic Clinic.  David Reid is a podiatrist and has worked alongside our physiotherapist, Jackie Snape, since 2011. David’s special interests include heel pain, children’s foot problems and shin pain and their treatment, however, all musculoskeletal lower limb problems can be assessed and treated. After… Read the full article…

Sports Massage Therapist Joins Wickford Chiro

We are pleased to announce that we have a Sports Massage Therapist, Barry Watkins, joining the clinic. Barry has played rugby at an elite level and has first-hand experience of sports massage / rehabilitation and its importance not only for sports men and women, but those requiring treatment after any muscular injuries through work and daily life. … Read the full article…

Broccoli King Of Vegetables

There are dozens of vegetables that are important for a healthy diet. In a head-to-head competition, one vegetable outshines the rest: broccoli! Broccoli facts: It is high in vitamin A Has more vitamin C than an orange As much calcium as a glass of milk. One medium-sized spear has three times more fibre than a slice… Read the full article…

Take a deep breath

Adults take anywhere from 17,000 to 30,000 breaths a day, most of the time without even realising they’re doing it. Breathing is so natural that we usually take it for granted; until something happens that threatens our ability to breathe. ARE YOU BREATHING CORRECTLY? When you’re swimming underwater, you’re focused intently on breathing; namely how long… Read the full article…

Mix and Match

Some foods become even healthier when mixed with other certain foods. Conversely, other food pairing may become less healthy and even endanger your health. Here are a few examples to help you get the most out of your food choices: DO: mix grilled meat and Brussels sprouts: There are compounds in sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables,… Read the full article…

Whats Causing Your Cough?

A cough, while common, can be caused by all manner of things; some fairly benign and some more health-threatening. Here are a few reasons why you could be coughing.   Respiratory Tract Infection: A cough is often a symptom of a cold, flu, pneumonia or other infection affecting the upper respiratory tract. Unlike most of… Read the full article…

Ski Safely

Advice from the British Chiropractic Association –Beware of Day Three! Despite common assumptions that a ski injury is most likely to occur on the first day Matthew Bennett, BCA Chiropractor and the first to work with the British Alpine Ski team, comments: “After three days of skiing using unaccustomed muscles, skiers become confident but are physically tired… Read the full article…