What is Dry Needling?

Shaheeda Chowdhury joined the clinic in 2005 bringing with her her skills in specific manipulative therapy and Dry Needling. Here’s her explanation of what it’s all about! Dry Needling is a technique in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle to relieve pain and restore movement. It is used to treat… Read the full article…

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and Pregnancy

Some women will find their bodies feeling less supportive and even unstable, especially in the lower back, pelvic region and the pubic symphysis joint. This condition is now more widely recognised and diagnosed, but many women still find they are left without helpful advice, support or treatment. The awareness of pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is… Read the full article…

Local chiropractic clinic wins national quality award 2019

Wickford Chiropractic Clinic has been awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) by The Royal College of Chiropractors. The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a… Read the full article…

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…

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, what is it? What are the signs and symptoms? What are the differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterised by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage (this is the cushion between the bony surfaces) where the bones rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis is… Read the full article…

Are you sitting comfortably?

With so many people sitting in front of a computer all day long, sitting while travelling and watching television, learning how to sit properly to avoid muscular imbalances is really important. Generally, maintaining the normal spinal curves is considered to be beneficial during sitting. There is a tendency, especially for those sitting at computers, to… Read the full article…

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Back

For a healthy back follow these simple guidelines to keep your spine in good share. 1. Standing Keeping one foot forward of the other, with knees slightly bent, takes the pressure off the low back. 2. Sitting Sitting with your knees slightly higher than your hips provides good low back support. 3. Reaching Stand on a stool to… Read the full article…

Turmeric and it’s health benefits

A main ingredient of curry powder, turmeric has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years to relieve conditions ranging from flatulence to menstrual irregularities. It is now recognised in the West as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. What it is The yellow-flowered turmeric plant is a member of the ginger… Read the full article…

Are you getting enough calcium?

Pasteurised cow’s milk, contrary to advertising, may not be the best source of absorbable calcium we can offer our family. Many adults and children who react to dairy products due to a lactose or casein allergy may have concerns that they are not consuming enough calcium-rich foods. Calcium is essential for bones and teeth; it is… Read the full article…