warm

Warm up for winter

The winter season is fast approaching so it’s even more essential to warm up for winter. Though some places get far more snow than others, our chiropractors still have some suggestions for anyone dealing with snow and possible icy pavements and streets. They’re dangerous and need to be treated as such, even when the snow…

handling

Manual Handling Injuries

There is no getting away from the fact that moving and handling plays a part in almost every role, in every industry, making the risk of a workplace injury high if you’re not up to speed with the best practice techniques. However, if you work in an industry that relies heavily on moving and handling,…

lifting

Are you lifting correctly?

A leading cause of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain! The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering,…

cycling

Cycling and Chiropractic Treatment

Cycling has always been a very popular sport, cyclists seem to be everywhere and as with any type of physical activity, there is always a chance that injuries will occur. Chiropractic helps keep your body balanced and improves your flexibility. This, in turn, decreases your chance for injury. Many people who take up cycling do…

spin

To Spin or not to spin!

Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about that amazing spin class they go to. You’ve probably also wondered how sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room, sweating to chart music could be fun? Spin classes are as challenging as they are exhilarating. Benefits of a class include weight loss, improved strength, and…

stress

6 Stress Busters!

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave. It’s not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently. If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify…

backpack

Backpack Blunders!

As promised this post will explain how to correctly pack a backpack and what the correct lifting and carrying techniques are, whether you are an adult or child, after all backpacks are supposed to alleviate pain, not create it! First of all buy the right backpack: Try to choose a canvas pack over a leather…

back

Back to School

So it’s that time again when the kids go back to school and with the increasing shortage of lockers or pegs to hang bags on or put books in, your child is having to carry heavy books, sports kit etc. around with them all day! How can we help to prevent our children developing back…

joint

Eat for healthy joints!

Your everyday routine can have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. For example, choosing foods that build bone density, strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation can help you prevent injuries and preserve your joints for a long, active life. What should we be eating or drinking to help promote healthy…

kyphosis

Kyphosis explained!

Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal.  Everyone has some degree of curvature in their spine. However, a curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive. Sometimes kyphosis doesn’t cause any symptoms other than the back appearing abnormally curved or hunched. However, in some cases the…