Sports + Recreation

Suffering from wear and tear with physical activities? see how chiropractic can help!

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…

Ski Safely

Advice from the British Chiropractic Association –Beware of Day Three! Despite common assumptions that a ski injury is most likely to occur on the first day Matthew Bennett, BCA Chiropractor and the first to work with the British Alpine Ski team, comments: “After three days of skiing using unaccustomed muscles, skiers become confident but are physically tired… Read the full article…

Exercise Is Natural Medicine

As we age, physical fitness tends to take a backseat. With less activity comes a long list of ailments that can be prevented through simple exercise. The key to maintaining overall health as time goes by is to get out and start moving. Whether it’s in the gym or at home – physical fitness is… 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…

Repetitive Surf Injury

 It is estimated that 8 million people in the UK are accessing the internet on the move. As usage of the worldwide web expands, there is increasing concern that consumers may be risking their posture and putting themselves at risk of RSI (repetitive strain injuries) or surf injury. The frequency of use and the way in which… Read the full article…

Some Helpful Travel Tips to avoid back pain

The last thing you want is back pain to ruin that dream getaway. According to research from the British Chiropractic Association, 47% of the population suffer from back pain and it is often when people are on holiday, out of their normal routine, that things go wrong. So be aware of the potential pitfalls before… 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…

Sports Massage

  Bob Townsend, our resident Sports Massage Therapist, explores the history and benefits of massage. History The word massage comes from ‘Masah’ meaning ‘to stroke’. It is thought that massage has been practised since the earliest civilisations; cave paintings have been found that depict people massaging each other. The Chinese practised massage to relieve aliments and improve health… 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… Read the full article…

Hot or cold?

Heatpack or Icepack..which should it be? Although the scientific evidence for the use of ice/heat therapy is yet to be proven, we know from personal and clinical experience that ice/heat therapy play a vital role in the home management of acute and chronic pain conditions. But when to use which? That is the question! Heat and ice are… Read the full article…