Posture

 POSTURE IS THE WAY WE SIT, STAND, WALK, KNEEL OR SQUAT. IT IS DETERMINED BY THE STRUCTURE OF THE BODY AND CAN BE INFLUENCED BY GENETIC AND EMOTIONAL FACTORS. OUR MODERN LIFESTYLES, COMBINED WITH FORCES OF GRAVITY, CAN RUIN OUR HEALTHY UPRIGHT POSTURE. An incorrect posture can potentially lead to injury and pain through unbalanced… Read the full article…

Some Natural Pain Killing Foods

Pain killers are in short supply at the moment so here are some foods with pain killing and anti-inflammatory properties that may be able to help. Some Natural Pain Killer Alternatives 1 Oily fish Evidence has shown fish oils to be as effective as drugs in alleviating pain and inflammation. Fish oils help reduce pain… Read the full article…

5 Simple Stress Solutions

Here are five simple stress solutions that may help you deal with current stress: 1. Walk it off. There are so many physical and mental health benefits to a good walk and it’s one of the few things we can do at the moment. It’s an opportunity to relax, enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress,… Read the full article…

Coronavirus: Latest information about the clinic

23.03.20 THE CLINIC IS NOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED To All Patients, After twenty two years of continuous opening, the clinic is now temporarily closed as of this evening. We all now need to focus on protecting those in our families and our communities from Coronavirus. I hope this closure will not be for long. Rest assured… Read the full article…

Be healthier with exercise

Taking self-control to manage pain and restore a healthy quality of life is natural. Small steps gradually can help. One of these small steps may be in the form of exercise. In practice, patients frequently ask questions about exercises. Such as: “Are there any exercises I can do?” “When can I exercise?” “Will doing exercises… Read the full article…

The Top 5 Benefits of Core Stability

As chiropractors, our main aim is to relieve patients’ pain and restore the spine and joints back to normal and full function. Many low back and neck complaints can often recur so it’s important to consider long term stability. As patients enter the ‘maintenance’ phase of recovery, our aim is to promote good rehabilitation and… Read the full article…

The Basics of Balance

  Balance is easy to take for granted; after all, our every movement relies upon it in some fashion. Most of the time, we only notice balance when it fails us – like when we trip over or find ourselves leaning slightly to the left or right while standing. Actually, without balance, we couldn’t do… Read the full article…

Core Stability

  Core stability refers to the ability to stabilise the body during movements, whether it be everyday movements or activities and sports. The ‘core’ is made up of an inner group of muscles which include; the deep abdominals (transversus abdominus), deep low back muscles (mutifidus), pelvic floor and diaphragm (breathing) muscle. They can be visualised as an… Read the full article…

Top advice for gardening without hurting your back

Pull your weeds, not your back! With the new found time for gardening projects here are some tips to pull weeds – not your back! Dress appropriately Don’t wear clothes that are tight or constrict your movement. Keep yourself warm and covered in the cold. Don’t over-expose yourself to long periods in the sun. Gardening… Read the full article…

Working from home tips

Our Chiropractor, Milan Patel, has some suggestions for those of us now working from home and away from our usual desk. She suggests: Create a routine – sign in and off, wear work clothes, schedule a lunch break, close your door, switch off music, media etc Open a window Less caffeine more water Take regular… Read the full article…

Exercises for healthy lungs

Our Physiotherapist, Jackie Snape, has devised some exercises for our chest and trunk during this period of house arrest.  She says: “I thought it would be useful to put together a couple of exercises which will be of general help to our health and well being. The idea being to optimise the capacity of the… Read the full article…