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…

Podiatrist David Reid joins Wickford Chiro

Rebecca is pleased to welcome a new team member to Wickford Chiropractic Clinic.  David Reid is a podiatrist and has worked alongside our physiotherapist, Jackie Snape, since 2011. David’s special interests include heel pain, children’s foot problems and shin pain and their treatment, however, all musculoskeletal lower limb problems can be assessed and treated. After… Read the full article…

Sports Massage Therapist Joins Wickford Chiro

We are pleased to announce that we have a Sports Massage Therapist, Barry Watkins, joining the clinic. Barry has played rugby at an elite level and has first-hand experience of sports massage / rehabilitation and its importance not only for sports men and women, but those requiring treatment after any muscular injuries through work and daily life. … Read the full article…

Broccoli King Of Vegetables

There are dozens of vegetables that are important for a healthy diet. In a head-to-head competition, one vegetable outshines the rest: broccoli! Broccoli facts: It is high in vitamin A Has more vitamin C than an orange As much calcium as a glass of milk. One medium-sized spear has three times more fibre than a slice… 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…

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, 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…

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 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…