Wickford Chiropractic Clinic is open

To All Patients, Following the latest government announcement, we wanted to let you know that we can remain open during this lockdown and are able to see patients for risk-assessed face-to-face appointments. Rest assured we are continuing to implement multiple protocols to ensure the clinic is a safe environment for our staff and patients including… 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…

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…

Scoliosis

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, the presence of which is abnormal. We know that as early as 500 BC Hippocrates was writing about it and its name is derived from the Greek word for curvature. It can be disfiguring because when the spine bends to the side,… 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…

Local chiropractic clinic wins national quality award 2019

Wickford Chiropractic Clinic has been awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) by The Royal College of Chiropractors. The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a… 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…

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…