D.I.Y. -Don't Injure Yourself!

D.I.Y. -Don’t Injure Yourself!

It’s that time of year again, the warmer weather approaches and those little D.I.Y. jobs that you put off all winter suddenly become ultra important! It is estimated there are approximately 200,000 D.I.Y. accidents each year in the U.K.; most of which could often be easily avoided – so before you start make sure you…

"Slipped Disc"

“Slipped Disc”

We all know someone who has “slipped a disc”!!  The good news is that slipping a disc is not possible! The vertebral discs between each vertebrae cannot “slip out” – so what is actually happening when someone has “slipped a disc”?? The spine is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae with a vertebral disc between…

cycling bikes

Benefits of cycling – hit the road!!

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.  It is also fun, good for the environment and cheap!!! Regular physical activity such as cycling can help protect you from serious diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and arthritis – so hit…

Gardening-Spring into action!

Gardening-Spring into action!

It’s that time of year again, where we start to think that we should really get to work in the garden!  The problem is that after a winter of not doing much, our gardening enthusiasm can be our worst enemy and back pain can throw a real spanner in the works. However that doesn’t mean…

Focus on Massage

Focus on Massage

One of the services we provide at Heale’s Chiropractic Clinics is Sports, Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage.  We have found it to be most beneficial in aiding the recovery of musculo-skeletal injuries, but what exactly does it involve……..??? Massage is a natural therapy, which has been in use probably since time began.  It was the…

back pain

Back Pain and common Myths

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work in the UK, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  It is easy for people to get confused about this condition with it being so common, so is it any wonder that misconceptions arise!   We know that the easiest way to tackle this…

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…

Walking to a better life!

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?

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.…

Heales clinics inflammation

Eating to Beat Inflammation: 5 Tips

Inflammation: it’s a natural process that happens in our body to help us heal from injury and help our immune system fight off invaders. But too much inflammation – or inflammation that lasts longer than it should – can be a problem. Most importantly for chiropractors, inflammation is a factor in many types of pain, including joint…