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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

Low Magnesium & chronic low back pain!

A recent study concluded that increasing your Magnesium intake may reduce pain and improve mobility in people suffering from chronic lower back and nerve pain! Magnesium is a mineral that is vital for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It plays a role in everything from muscle movements to hormone production. This mineral…

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

There are many different types of massage but two of the most common methods are Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.  It is helpful to know the differences to be able to assess which would be right for you. While there are some similarities between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, they are different from each other. …

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

Ditch that Poorly Fitting Bra!

There are numerous reasons why 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra – ignorance, embarrassment or just plain laziness!  Unfortunately ill fitting lingerie is bad for your health! Lets be honest – pain and discomfort makes our lives harder.  Chronic issues put us in a bad mood, they add to our stress and…

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI refers to aches and pains in your upper body caused by repetitive movements and poor posture at work.  It is also called occupational overuse injury and overuse syndrome. RSI mainly affects your arms,elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, neck and shoulders. You can get this condition from a wide range of occupations and activities.  You may…

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Headaches – What Are They?

The causes of headaches are numerous, but Chiropractic treatment has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of certain types of headaches! But what type of  headaches can Chiropractic treatment help with? Chiropractic treatment can help with headaches where the pain typically develops in the neck, although the pain is felt in the…

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Arthritis – Eat to Beat Pain!

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK alone, more than 10 million people have arthritis pain or other similar conditions that affect the joints.  Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. The most common types of arthritis are:- Osteoarthrits – the most common type of…

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Snap, Crackle and Pop

We’ve all experienced joint noises, knees that snap when we stand up, feet that pop when we move them and a neck that cracks when we turn our heads! The older you get, the more noise your joints can make.  Although often joint cracking can be loud and might be annoying there is usually nothing…

"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…

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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…