Posture Supports

Do posture supports work? Chiropractors get asked by patients on a daily basis if posture supports help. It’s not surprising because social media is full of adverts for them. There is a massive range of supports available but we have yet to see one which actually does what it claims, keeps patients in an upright… Read more »

Understanding Lower Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Lower back pain is an issue affecting millions of people in the UK, causing discomfort and impacting daily life. Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing sensation, lower back pain can significantly reduce mobility and quality of life if left untreated. Our experts have put together your complete guide to understanding lower back… Read more »

Spinal Manipulation – What’s the crack?

One thing us chiropractors are largely known for is spinal manipulation or 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… Read more »

Bike Fitting: What is a Bike Fit & Should You Get One?

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 the days… Read more »

A Guide to Lifting Correctly

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 all… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis and Footwear: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

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 the blisters and calluses to show for it. What with running… Read more »

What You Need for an Ergonomically Correct Workstation

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. Work Station Ergonomics: What is it? Millions of people work with computers every day, especially here in the heart of the city and many of… Read more »

Pilates for Triathletes: How Flexibility Can Improve 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 swimming for thousands of years. Cycling, being a slightly newer… Read more »

Rounded Shoulders: Causes & Treatment to Correct

What are Rounded (Protracted) 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 »

Knee Pain from Running: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Unfortunately, 50-70% of people training for a marathon don’t actually make it to race day due to injury. Training for a marathon requires not only a lot of physical and mental strength, but a huge amount of time and is not advisable for a non-runner. Most of us do not consider running as trauma, but… Read more »

Neymar Back Fracture

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. In the clinical setting, I have to rely on what a… Read more »

How to Choose a New Mattress: Chiropractor Guide & Tips

Warning! Choosing a mattress can give you sleepless nights. Choosing a new mattress can be tough and a ludicrously expensive decision. As chiropractors from a dedicated spine clinic, we get asked a lot of questions about mattresses. Based on our professional opinion and experience, we have created a complete guide to help navigate you through… Read more »

How Can I Improve My 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. Signs of Poor Posture 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… 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 »

3 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

The experts at Bodymotion have listed their top three ways to prevent unwanted back pain. 1. 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… Read more »

What is the 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 is the difference between a chiropractor and osteopath?” It’s not an easy question to answer, not just because there is now quite a large crossover in the UK,… Read more »

Knee Pain Information

Information about Knee Pain To learn more about specific knee conditions, please click on the 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)… Read more »