Getting stressed out!!

Stress and how it affects our necks and backs:   There’s no question that tension and stress can manifest itself in the body. Whether it’s a headache or tight muscles, psychological factors can take a toll on our physical body. … Continue reading

Cycling Season by Isaac Fellick

Cycle Season Introduction Stretching and mobility Foam rolling and soft tissue release techniques Strength and conditioning Intro Cycling season is well under way; many of us will be attacking those long, hot rides in search for a fitter, healthier body.  … Continue reading

Vitamin D- Taking care of our bones, teeth and muscles.

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that keeps our bones, teeth and muscles strong and healthy. It is made in our bodies through the help of sunlight and sourced from certain foods. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities … Continue reading

Off to a Tee!

Golf is hard, let’s make it easier.   Tour golfers are surrounded by a team of professionals whose aim is to ensure that they achieve the optimal performance and as the Olympic cycling team showed, incremental improvements add up to … Continue reading

Wear and Tear…..

Is ‘wear and tear’ causing my back pain? At the clinic we often see people coming to our clinic in pain stating that they have been told that ‘it is due to their age’ or ‘wear and tear’. In this … Continue reading

Making the “Transition”

n this article we will discuss: What are transitional Zones? Why do these areas produce pain? Where do these areas cause pain?   What are transitional zones? The transitional zones of the spine are junctions at which the 4 main … Continue reading

Getting to the Core…..

Over the past few years core stability training has exploded and became its own entity entirely. Many discussions are now held regarding the importance of core stability. Due to this I am going to construct a series of weekly articles … Continue reading

The Shoulder: Part 2.

By Associate Chiropractor Drew Smy   In this article I will discuss: The structure of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula). The function of the Scapula How Scapula dysfunction can lead to injury How to rehabilitate or prevent scapular dysfunction   Structure … Continue reading

The Shoulder: Part 1

Courtesy of our new Associate Chiropractor Andrew Smy Have you sustained a shoulder injury? Or are you experiencing pain in the shoulder? This blog will explain the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder to provide an outline for how injuries … Continue reading

Preventing Back Pain – Tips For Choosing A School Bag

Each school year millions of children walk to, from, and around school carrying backpacks filled with books and materials. Parents should be aware that overly stressing the back with a heavy backpack could cause back pain in their child.   … Continue reading

Avoiding Back Pain – Summer Holidays

Whether you’re holidaying here in blighty or heading further afield, you don’t want back pain to spoil your trip. We have put together a few tips to help you avoid any unnecessary injuries this summer. Pack Wisely Buy the lightest … Continue reading

Using a Laptop – Tips for Maintaining a Good Posture

We covered ideal desk posture when using a desktop computer in a previous post, but due to low prices and an increase in home working, laptops are everywhere and using them can lead to stresses and strains on the body. … Continue reading

Neck and Back Pain – Advice on Pillows

A good pillow should provide you with two things; comfort and support. It should improve the quality and aid in a good night’s sleep, as well as maintain a good posture ensuring your head, neck and spine remain aligned preventing … Continue reading

Headaches and Chiropractic

Headaches are so common that almost everyone takes the odd one now and again for granted, but you may be suffering more than you can cope with. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you … Continue reading

How To Avoid Back Pain When Camping

With the summer holidays looming and the festival season upon us, it’s that time again to grab the tent and pack up the car. For the majority of us, camping means exploring the great outdoors and getting close to nature. … Continue reading

Back and Neck Pain – Advice on Driving Postion

Whether it’s the daily commute to work or an extended road trip, the miles start to accumulate putting stress on the neck and the upper and lower back. Adjusting the driver’s seat to the perfect position can enhance both the … Continue reading

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

We all come in different weights, shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common; we spend more than a third of our lives in bed. For sufferers of back pain sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or even … Continue reading

Back Pain in Golfers

Many high profile professional golfers, such as Lee Westwood suffer from back pain, despite being physically fit and having excellent swing mechanics.  The amateur player may in fact be more at risk than the professionals.  Poor technique, inadequate stretching prior … Continue reading