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…

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…

Back to School

From the bag and shoes they choose, to the amount of television they watch, young people are constantly putting strain on their posture. With the new school term about to start, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) highlights the importance of choosing the right shoes and bag for children as they go back to school. A study… Read the full article…

Sun Glorious Sun

With the summer season well underway, we thought it appropriate to highlight the healthy benefits and unfortunate harmful effects of the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays. How do we benefit from sun exposure? The sun’s rays enable the body to produce Vitamin D naturally. This Vitamin D allows the body to absorb essential Calcium…. Read the full article…

Gardening – Pull your weeds, not your back!

Gardening for many people is just a chore that has to be done and for others it is their main leisure activity. In both cases it is important to prepare your joints and muscles prior to descending on your garden in the spring. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to actually… Read the full article…

Winter Depression

During the winter months – particularly December, January and February – ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD) affects approximately 500,000 people in the UK. The shortened daylight hours and lack of good sunlight in the winter months are thought to cause a biochemical imbalance with a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus “rules… Read the full article…