Health & Wellbeing

General chiropractic advice for improvement of your body and mind.

Leave Stress Behind

Engage All Your Senses and Leave Stress Behind. Many people exist in such a perpetual state of stress that activities generally considered stressful actually come as a welcome relief. When you’ve been hard at work all day or find yourself faced with a screaming carload of children, spending a little quiet time doing household chores or… Read the full article…

Driving needn’t be a pain in the back!

Confined in a fixed position for hours on end, stressed out by traffic and with the constant vibration, it’s not surprising so many people get pain in the back after a long drive. Work, leisure and driving all contribute to wear and tear of your back over the years. Two out of three adults will… Read the full article…

Protect your back while you travel

   Travelling for business or pleasure is a normal part of life. Travel is a commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain. Air travel in particular can be hazardous to your spinal health due to prolonged slouching in a confined space for several hours followed by dragging your suitcase through airport terminals. Here are some tips to… Read the full article…

Nourish Your Brain

  The ageing process takes enough of a toll on the human body without having the mind share the same fate. As we age, the brain is susceptible to various degenerative processes, from simple lapses in memory and concentration to outright cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep your brain healthy… Read the full article…

Stress

Stress is one of today’s “buzz” words. Psychosocial stress pervades modern life and is known to have an impact on health (Jamison, J. 2000). The average person will comment that they have experienced “stress” at some point in their lives; but what is stress? What is stress? There is no agreement in the definition of… Read the full article…

Healthy Feet

   Feet are one the most used parts of the human body; they are constantly under stress as we go about our normal lives. Feet work for us the whole day, whether we stand, play, run or walk. Many things affect the condition of feet including activity level, occupation, other health conditions and footwear. The… Read the full article…

Desk Ergonomics

  Many of us spend our entire day locked behind a computer screen. Hours of sitting means muscles remain stationary, circulation decreases, muscles tire and tasks become more uncomfortable. Because of the repetitive nature of deskwork, the body becomes more susceptible to repetitive strain injuries, lower back and neck pain. Learn more about desk ergonomics… Read the full article…

Beat Those Allergies

With the seasons constantly changing, many people are forced to confront one unfortunate inconvenience that can wreak havoc on their daily schedules –allergies. Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances that are generally not considered harmful.   There are many different types of allergies, such as food allergies and skin allergies. Allergic rhinitis is a type of… Read the full article…

Sun Glorious Sun

With the upcoming sunny weather, we thought it appropriate to highlight the healthy benefits and unfortunate harmful effects of the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays. How do we benefit from sun exposure? The sun’s rays enable the body to produce Vitamin D naturally. This Vitamin D allows the body to absorb essential Calcium. Together… Read the full article…

Winter Depression

During the winter months – particularly December, January and February – ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD) affects approximately 500,000 people in the UK. The shortened daylight hours and lack of good sunlight in the winter months are thought to cause a biochemical imbalance with a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus “rules… Read the full article…