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…

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…

Nourish Your Brain

  The ageing process takes enough of a toll on the human body without having the mind share the same fate. As we age, the brain is susceptible to various degenerative processes, from simple lapses in memory and concentration to outright cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep your brain healthy… Read the full article…

Stress

Stress is one of today’s “buzz” words. Psychosocial stress pervades modern life and is known to have an impact on health (Jamison, J. 2000). The average person will comment that they have experienced “stress” at some point in their lives; but what is stress? What is stress? There is no agreement in the definition of… Read the full article…

Healthy Feet

   Feet are one the most used parts of the human body; they are constantly under stress as we go about our normal lives. Feet work for us the whole day, whether we stand, play, run or walk. Many things affect the condition of feet including activity level, occupation, other health conditions and footwear. The… Read the full article…

Sports Massage

  Bob Townsend, our resident Sports Massage Therapist, explores the history and benefits of massage. History The word massage comes from ‘Masah’ meaning ‘to stroke’. It is thought that massage has been practised since the earliest civilisations; cave paintings have been found that depict people massaging each other. The Chinese practised massage to relieve aliments and improve health… Read the full article…

Desk Ergonomics

  Many of us spend our entire day locked behind a computer screen. Hours of sitting means muscles remain stationary, circulation decreases, muscles tire and tasks become more uncomfortable. Because of the repetitive nature of deskwork, the body becomes more susceptible to repetitive strain injuries, lower back and neck pain. Learn more about desk ergonomics… Read the full article…

Beat Those Allergies

With the seasons constantly changing, many people are forced to confront one unfortunate inconvenience that can wreak havoc on their daily schedules –allergies. Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances that are generally not considered harmful.   There are many different types of allergies, such as food allergies and skin allergies. Allergic rhinitis is a type of… Read the full article…

Chocolate – the next miracle food?

Chocolate is rapidly becoming the next miracle food. If minimally processed, it contains the highest flavanol content of any food. Flavanols are phytonutrients also found in various fruits and vegetables, are associated with numerous health benefits. The problem is that these valuable compounds are nearly all destroyed when the cocoa beans are heated during processing. For a… 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…