PPQM

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…

Massage Gift Voucher

£30 Massage Gift Voucher

Stuck for a last minute present? Why not get your loved one a Massage Gift Voucher for a Deep Cleansing Massage? Some benefits of massage are: Reduction in Chronic Pain Deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also help alleviate…

mums with back pain

Mums with Back Pain

Having a new-born baby is hard work. Bending down to pick up things, carrying supplies, changing nappies and breastfeeding all put extra pressure on your back. Although, the majority of new mums with back pain isn’t debilitating, it can take 2 to 3 months for back pain to ease after the baby is born. Chiropractor’s…

tension headache

Migraines, cervicogenic and tension headaches

Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others. Be they migraines, cervicogenic, tension headaches or some other kind of headache that are not caused by slightly too much wine the night before! The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for certain types of headache include: The Neck…

migraine

Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain and depression are unpleasant sensations that play an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and informs you to take care of the damaged body part afterwards. Chronic pain, on the other hand, has no time limit, often…

arthritis

Does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis of the fingers?

This is one of the great old wive’s tales that knuckle cracking leads to arthritis and in short the answer is NO! “The main serious consequence of knuckle cracking would appear to be its annoying effect on the observer.” When I was at chiropractic college I had to do something that was called an ‘outreach…

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy vs cold and hot therapy?! Firstly I would like to clarify one major point and that is the massive misconception of the phrase hot and cold therapy. During this post I will be referring to the treatment as hot and cold therapy as that is what it is most commonly known…

Corrie Heale

Corrie Heale had an interview with Rich & Leigh!

An interview with Corrie Heale! Here’s an excerpt from the the article form Rich Leigh that interviewed Corrie Heale (the daughter of Graham Heale – founder of Heales Chiropractic Clinics), who is the Art Editor of Heat Magazine! The link is below if you want to read the full interview. Before becoming food editor of…

tennis elbow

Tennis elbow – Condition of the week

Tennis elbow causes pain around the outside of the elbow Tennis elbow is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint. You may notice pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow when lifting or bending your arm. It may also…

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder?

A Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis as it is medically known, is a painful and disabling disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, and causing chronic pain. Overtime it thickens the joint capsule which can greatly restrict motion. Sometime it is unclear…