Bike Fitting – What’s it all about?

Bike Fitting Cycling is a sport that has really taken off in the past few years, with more people than ever being out riding, especially after the British Cycling team’s huge success at both the London and Rio Olympics. Particularly at this time of year, more people will be getting out on the road as… Read more »

Spinal Manipulation – What’s the crack?

One thing us chiropractors are largely known for is spinal manipulation/adjustments, or to a lot of people ‘back cracking’. Some people love it, some people hate it – but one thing for sure is that a lot of people can get relief and increased range of motion from manipulation pretty instantly. But what’s it all… Read more »

Are You Lifting Properly?

Lifting  This blog is aimed at those of you who may do lots of lifting day to day – be it lifting boxes at work, bricks on a building site, weights in the gym or even just lifting your kids up in the evening. We all do it but are we doing it properly? You’ve… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis and Footwear

Plantar Fasciitis: Footwear for the Summer Season. This Year’s Best Looks! Could plantar fasciitis ruin your summer? We have all been there, done that and picked fashion over comfort in shoes repeatedly. Knowingly putting them on, whilst simultaneously thinking about the pain we will be in later. I know I definitely have, because I have… Read more »

Work Station Ergonomics

Work Station Ergonomics – Are You Sitting Comfortably? Following on from our sitting posture blog, this blog illustrates simple, inexpensive principles that will help you improve your work station ergonomics and create a safe and comfortable working environment. Millions of people work with computers every day, especially here in the heart of the city and… Read more »

Pilates for Triathletes – How Flexibility Can Improve Your Training

Pilates Training for Triathletes and How Flexibility Can Change Your Training I’m telling you right now that Pilates training in triathletes will improve your performance. But let’s start back at the very beginning. I bow down and take my hat off to any triathlete training for any distance triathlon. As humans, we have been running and… Read more »

Rounded Shoulders

Protracted (Rounded) Shoulders Commonly found in conjunction with forward head posture, this type of posture is most noticeable in the more muscle bound gym goers who over train the muscles of the chest and forego training the back to remain in balance. This however is an exaggerated version and the more commonly seen is that… Read more »

Marathon Training and Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee: The Dreaded ITB! It’s getting to that time of year again where you’ll start to notice the seasonal epidemic starting to spread across London that is… the lesser spotted Marathon Runner. They are head-to-toe in florescent running gear, camelbaks on, running morning, day and night, gradually building up their mileage in the hope… Read more »

Neymar Back Fracture

Neymar Back Fracture… Ney-More Neymar: Out for 6-8 Weeks, at Least I am sure you couldn’t miss the headlines over the weekend regarding the injury to star of the Brazilian World cup team, Neymar. I have seen thousands of patients with spinal injuries, but I rarely get the chance to see it occur in real time…. Read more »

Choosing a Mattress

Warning! Choosing a mattress can give you sleepless nights. Choosing a new mattress can be tough and a ludicrously expensive decision. Working as a chiropractor in a dedicated spine clinic, I get asked a lot of questions about mattresses and have given this area a lot of thought. Based on my professional opinion and experience,… Read more »

Posture: How can I improve mine?

Improve your Posture Good spinal posture enables the mechanics of the spine to work more efficiently, thus helping to reduce potential strain from both body weight and movement. Unfortunately, today’s modern lifestyles, along with the natural forces of gravity, challenge our healthy upright postures, leading to the following signs of a poor posture: • Weight over… Read more »

First Aid Advice for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Emergency Care If you have recently injured, you are likely to have an inflammatory response with pain, swelling, redness and often stiffness. Ice is the recommended form of treatment to decrease inflammation, block pain and reduce swelling. Whilst heat may afford some relief, it may encourage inflammation and therefore prolong your recovery. It is therefore… Read more »

Back Pain Prevention

Back Pain Prevention           Take Breaks Exercise Weight/Diet Take Breaks To reduce the stress on your spine and its surrounding soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, etc.), it is necessary to regularly take breaks from sitting (at least every twenty to thirty minutes). A simple analogy is to consider an elastic band. If you pull the elastic band… Read more »

DIfference Between a Chiropractor and Osteopath

Other than the classic, “chiropractic? Er, isn’t that feet?”, normally accompanied with a distinct look of disdain, the most frequently asked question chiropractors come across is, “what’s the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath?” In fact, only the other day I was having my haircut and got asked that very question. Anyway, I digress…. Read more »

Knee Pain Information

KNEE PAIN To learn more about specific knee conditions, please clinic on links below: Popliteus Muscle Strain Synovial Cyst (Bakers Cyst) Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) Syndrome Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain Bursitis / Tendinitis Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain Patella Tendinopathy Plica Tibia Stress Fracture Osteoarthritis (OA) / Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome… Read more »