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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

pinched nerve

Pinched Nerve Explained!

When you hear the word “pinch” you know that it is not going to be pleasant!  As a child getting pinched by someone was not a nice experience.  We probably remember being told “you will just feel a slight pinch” at the Doctors surgery and then realised that it actually hurt! A pinched nerve happens…

spinal pain

Spinal pain in children – spot the signs!

Spinal pain is a well known source of discomfort in adults, but more frequently children and adolescents are being diagnosed with the same problem. It is no longer generally associated with middle-age or later, in fact between 14% and 24% of children and adolescents complain of spinal pain.  Common reasons for this include:- Increasing weight…

Flexibility - What are the benefits?

Flexibility – What are the benefits?

Stretching your body to have more suppleness and flexibility has extraordinary health and physical benefits and can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Improved flexibility may help to improve your day to day activities, decrease your risk of injury and pain and help your joints move through their full range of motion –…

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Bones – Foods To Keep Them Strong!

Eating the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep your body’s systems functioning properly and to keep your bones strong and healthy is essential – eating right is not all about managing your weight! It is very easy to get so focused on the fat and calories in the food we eat, we…

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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…

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Eat to beat Muscle Cramp

Cramp is a sudden and severe, involuntary muscle contraction that can last anything from a few seconds to approximately ten minutes.  Cramp can happen anywhere in the body but the most common place is in the legs. There are many different causes for muscle cramps, but one of them may be caused by a poor…

New Facebook Competition!

New Facebook Competition!

If you wish to enter online then just send an e.mail to the Heales Clinics facebook page after you’ve liked it with your name or your friend or family member’s name if they are liking it on your recommendation and you will both be entered into the prize draw. From the team at Heale’s Chiropractic…