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…

Mix and Match

Some foods become even healthier when mixed with other certain foods. Conversely, other food pairing may become less healthy and even endanger your health. Here are a few examples to help you get the most out of your food choices: DO: mix grilled meat and Brussels sprouts: There are compounds in sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables,… Read the full article…

Whats Causing Your Cough?

A cough, while common, can be caused by all manner of things; 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…

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…

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, the British… Read the full article…

Winter Cold & Flu Defence

If you’re preparing for the cold and flu season here are a few natural ways to boost your immune system. 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, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat,… Read the full article…

3 Ways To Help Fight The Winter Blues

  Are the short days, long nights, bitter chills and inclement weather getting you down? Seasonal affective disorder, S A D, is a mood disorder characterised by feelings of sadness or depression during the winter months in otherwise mentally healthy people. If you’re suffering from SAD, you may find yourself sleeping longer, lacking energy and experiencing depression…. Read the full article…

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… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 3 (Sleepy Teens and Stress)

  Most teens need between 8½ to 9 hours of sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is essential for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play sports without tripping over their feet. Unfortunately many teens don’t get enough sleep.   A recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation found… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 2 (Backs)

Your spine is made of 33 bones called vertebrae and between the vertebrae are discs that act as natural shock absorbers. When you incorrectly place a heavy weight on your shoulders, such as a schoolbag filled with books, the weight’s force can pull you in one direction. To compensate, you may bend forward at the… Read the full article…

Teenage Health Part 1 (Diet and Exercise)

  Health is low on the list of teenage priorities – below friends and fashion, according to research by the British Chiropractic Association. Perhaps today’s teens are so engrossed in their social lives and with their appearance that the most important thing, their health, has slipped off the agenda. Healthy Teen Diet What does healthy… Read the full article…