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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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Shoulder Pain – Off the Cuff?

What is a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint comprising of: The supraspinatus The infraspinatus The teres minor The subscapularis They work together to keep the shoulder stable, rotate the arm and to lift the arm above the head. The rotator cuff works with…

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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…

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Shoulder and Arm Pain.

When you think of your local Chiropractic Clinic, what comes to mind?  They only treat back pain or neck pain!  Most people don’t link Chiropractic treatment with shoulder or arm pain and yet it remains one of the most effective ways to treat this particular condition! Common Shoulder Problems Some of the typical types of…

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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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…

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…