Top tips to keep you healthy this winter

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…

Hot or Cold Pack?

Are you are suffering with back pain? It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do. Do you sit, rest, keep active, use heat or a cold pack? The most common cause of back pain is when the joints of the back become restricted due to abnormal stress, such as incorrect posture or degeneration.…

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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…

Six Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50's

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…

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…

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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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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…

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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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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…