Health & Wellbeing

General chiropractic advice for improvement of your body and mind.

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…

5 questions to ask your GP

Here are top 5 questions to ask your GP:   Q: What is my diagnosis and what does it mean? Some GPs don’t tell the patient what’s wrong with them; they prescribe a medication or schedule a test. Make sure they’re specific; you need to know what’s going on in your body and how your… 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…

Take a deep breath

Adults take anywhere from 17,000 to 30,000 breaths or deep breath 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;… Read the full article…

Whats Causing Your Cough?

A cough, while common, all manner of things can be causing your cough; 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…

Couch Potato

With the recent cold snap and further cold weather forecast in the coming weeks, it will be tempting to stay in the warm and relax in front of the television for hours on end. However, with 36% of Brits saying that their back pain is triggered by sitting still for long periods of time aka being a… Read the full article…

Winter Cold & Flu Defense

If you’re preparing for the cold and flu season here are a few natural ways to boost your immune system and get some flu defense. The influenza virus starts in November, but doesn’t peak in activity until February and usually winds down in March. We are all familiar with the standard flu symptoms of fever,… Read the full article…