Do you sit correctly in your car?

Do you sit correctly in your car?

As most of you will know, Back Pain affects all aspects of your daily routine from laying down, sitting, walking and driving your car.   Did you know that sitting for too long can make Back Pain even worse?   Sitting can cause up to 90% more stress on your spine than standing!   So…

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Upper Back Pain

According to the National Office of Statistics in 2015 more than 1 million work days were lost in Britain due to back aches, with more and more of us hunched over computers upper back pain and stiffness has become far more common than lower back pain. Upper Back Pain and stiffness can be caused by: …

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Top tips to keep you healthy this winter

As the winter season approaches it is very important to make sure we keep fit and healthy and maintain a good immune system. With that in mind below are some top tips to help with that goal.   Wash your hands! It may seem obvious but washing your hands throughout the day is essential to…

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome, what-piriformis-syndrome? It is when the piriformis muscle gets compressed and can potentially trap the sciatic nerve. A quick tip to stop this potentially happening is: Don’t wear your wallet in your back pocket! This sub-condition of piriformis syndrome is called hip-pocket-wallet syndrome, and happens because a lot of people keep their wallet in…

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Six Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50’s

Strength training doesn’t necessarily mean lifting heavy weights or building big muscles. It can do, if that’s what you’re looking for. But it can also involve using light weights for greater repetitions, using weight machines at the gym, going to a strength training exercise class, or just doing body weight exercises. This means there’s a type of…

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Hitchin and Luton Chiropractic Clinics win national quality award

The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a panel of patients and public who form the Royal College of Chiropractor’s patients committee. Principal chiropractor Peter Heale…

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Festivals, Camping and Glamping Advice

Festivals and camping are great activities whatever the weather, however being without the comfort of your own bed can cause problems for your back. Don’t let pain stop you from enjoying the wilderness… or festivals!!! Before going: Pack a number of small bags rather than one large one, to spread the weight of the load;…

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Posture and Technology

While fun and efficient, our much-loved technological devices could be the cause of bad posture and resulting back and neck pain… Technology is increasingly becoming part of our everyday life. Everywhere you look people are surfing the net on their computers, writing a text message on their mobile phone or using a tablet to watch a…

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Massage Gift Vouchers

Heale’s Clinics Massage Gift Vouchers for Christmas! Do you have someone who’s either impossible to buy for, has everything already or that you are just drawing a complete blank of what you could possibly get for them this year?! Well look no further, how about getting them one of our Massage gift vouchers for an…

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Hitchin and Luton Massage Therapy

Hitchin and Luton Massage Therapy The main benefit of massage is helping to decrease muscle pain and tension. Other benefits include a reduction in stress and increasing circulation of blood flow to the area. Our clinics offer Hitchin and Luton massage therapy and have options for different lengths of appointments ranging between 30 minutes, 45…