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…

Keep them safe! – avoiding child sports injury.

Almost 75 percent of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organised sports, either at school or on a community team. The benefit of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and participating in consistent physical activity is a good thing. However, parents… Read the full article…

A coffee a day?

Every day millions of people drink coffee for an energy jolt that will help them get through the day. Coffee has become one of the most popular beverages of choice, but can it be good for your health? Numerous studies have been presented about some adverse effects of caffeine on the body, but there are… 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…

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 backache 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 experience back pain… 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…

Healthy Skin, More Fruit and Vegetables, Less Wrinkles!

Regardless of your skin type or where you live, what you eat affects your ability to resist wrinkles as well as disease, as a recent study of “Food Habits in Later Life” shows. An international study of eating patterns and ageing found that the complexions of both olive and fair-skinned individuals fared better in those who ate… 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). The frequency of use and the way in which people are accessing… Read the full article…

Crazy about Kale!

On the hunt for a nutritious, vitamin-packed vegetable that also has lots of flavour? Try kale. There are many reasons to pile this cruciferous vegetable on your plate: It is low in calories Has zero grams of fat Contains nearly 20 percent of the RDA of dietary fibre This can promote regular digestion, prevents constipation,… 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…