Health & Wellbeing

General chiropractic advice for improvement of your body and mind.

Sleep Easy

WHY DO WE NEED TO SLEEP? The purpose of sleep is to repair and rejuvenate the body and mind. The energy that we naturally expend on day-time processes such as digestion, movement and thinking gets redirected towards healing and repairing the body whilst we sleep. We now know that the purpose of dreaming is to… Read the full article…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…