pilates

Pilates Power!

As the new year begins many of us are thinking about new fitness regimes.  Did you know that Pilates can actually help improve your back condition and help relieve pain!  To better understand this we first need to know what Pilates is and how it works! What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of low-impact…

laptop

Laptop liabilities

In an effort to stem the number of coronavirus infections, we are being told to wherever possible work from home.  This means popping your laptop on a surface suitable for working, transforming kitchen tables and bedrooms into home offices. Many are working under less-than-ideal ergonomic conditions—a kitchen chair that’s too low, a table that’s too…

wallet

My wallet – a pain in the backside!

Your wallet is one of your most taken-for-granted accessories and it has always lived in your back pocket. When it comes to it, size matters. Carrying a big, fat wad of cash in your pocket can mean major trouble for your back. So what happens exactly? So what happens when you sit on your wallet?…

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…

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,…

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…

massage

To massage or not to massage?

With the easing of restrictions we can welcome you all back for massage at the clinics – but what type of treatment is right for you? It’s easy for patients (and some clinicians) to approach this type of treatment with a myopic view; a massage is a massage, putting a hand or tool on someone…

spring

Gardening – Spring into Action!

Spring has sprung and many of us are looking at our gardens with a view to getting stuck in, but with a winter of inactivity, how do we avoid back pain whilst gardening? A Gallup poll for the BBC – BBC News Site revealed that 42% of adults have suffered from back pain and nearly half of…

home

Working from home – a pain in the back!

We all know that the more you move throughout the day, the better it is for your muscles and joints, and as the country is still in lockdown it can feel impossible to move enough especially if you find yourself working from home!  Have you noticed that your neck or back are a little sore…

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Why does cold weather make joints ache?

There is no one explanation for why dropping temperatures can make your muscles and joints ache. One theory is that cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can be pinched more easily. Another  theory relates to…