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…

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Is the Winter Weather Making your Back Pain Worse?

Whether you love the changing of the seasons and the chance to don your winter woolies or you hate the lack of sunshine and the restriction of your outdoor activities – cold weather affects us all in a similar way. When temperatures drop, the body slows down meaning it requires more rest to be able…

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Walking to a better life!

  Walking is a great form of exercise. It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps a day. However, a recent study conducted at Stanford University found that the global average for steps taken per day is just 4,961.  The UK’s average is above this figure, however it’s a far cry from the suggested amount.  …

Hot or Cold Pack?

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.…

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…

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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…

Hitchin and Luton massage

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…