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THE DANGERS OF HOT-DESKING

Hot-Desking Horrors Sitting survey 2017: UK Businesses failing health needs of office staff. (Taken from http://activeworking.com/pdfs/survey_results.pdf) 90% of  employees  believe they should be more active at the workplace 32% of line…

Why Forward Head Posture Is So Bad For Us

by Cecile Charrier, Sports Massage Therapist and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist Today we tackle the “sitting at the desk and staring at the computer/phone for too long” neck and shoulders ache….

Lower Crossed Syndrome and Lower Back Pain

Lower cross syndrome and lower back pain What is lower cross syndrome? Like upper crossed syndrome, lower cross syndrome is a postural syndrome describing a set of shortened/tight muscles and…

What is Sports Massage Therapy?

What is sports massage therapy? by Cecile Charrier, Backspace Sports Massage therapist In a nutshell, sports massage therapy, is a therapy generally practiced by applying contact on skin, using hands or…

Prepare your Body for Skiing

Going skiing in a few weeks? Do you love Skiing, but that knee always niggles? or your hips are burning after a couple of hours and you have to stop?…

13 Top Tips to help a slipped disc

A slipped disc can be extremely painful and debilitating and often it’s easy to feel like it’s out of your control (FYI discs don’t technically slip, they bulge). However there…

Chiropractic for Jaw Pain

Did you know that the Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) of the jaw, moves more than any other joint in the whole body?! Jaw Pain, or “Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain” as it…

How to Treat your own sciatica

Below I’m going to show you a cool little exercise to help relieve sciatic nerve pain or “sciatica”. But first a little bit of info about the condition. Sciatica is…

Hip, Groin and Thigh Complaints

The Hip and Shoulder are very similar joints in terms of design. Both are ball and socket joints, which give them a huge amount of mobility. But even though they…

HELP! my feet are killing me!

The guy in the Sandwich shop near work knows I’m a chiropractor, so this morning, as he made me my bacon and egg sandwich, he asked me a good question:…

Bore-Off! Annoying Back Pain!

“When is this ******* back pain ever going to go away?!” *(Feel free to replace these asterisk with your favourite expletive) Have you ever had an episode of back pain…

THE PAIN ALARM!

Now I’m the first person to harp on about the wonders of chiropractic and how generally amazing it is, but there’s only so much we can do if you wait…

How do you Breathe?

How do you Breath? Strange question? Have you ever stopped to consider you may be breathing incorrectly? Are your eyebrows furrowing as you read this, as if I was mad?…

What is Functional Rehabilitation of the Spine?

As a chiropractor, my greatest passion apart from getting people better and living happier more comfortable lives is EXERCISE!! Rehabilitation in musculoskeletal health is all about using exercise to improve…

The Chin Tuck

This is a fantastic exercise to strengthen the deep neck flexors, which are often chronically weak in neck pain sufferers. To see whether or not yours are weak, first lay…

Why is Poor Posture Bad for Joints?

Try this simple Posture Experiment: Sit in a chair. Let your back slump forwards, and round your shoulders. Now in this Poor posture position, try to lift your arms out…

What Exactly do Chiropractors do?

This morning I treated a patient who is currently experiencing back pain as a result of the fact that through day-to-day bad posture habits, has developed some dysfunction in her…

Headaches and Chiropractic

If you’ve ever suffered from headaches, you will know how distracting, stressful and completely overwhelming they can be. With more than 10 million people in the UK suffering from them,…

Are Your Muscles In Good Balance?

One of the most interesting aspects of being a chiropractor for me is the way an individual’s body has adapted to their lifestyle. The body can move in hundreds of different ways, from reaching up to grab a can of beans from the top shelf of the cupboard, to squatting down to pick something up from the floor.

What is Chiropractic?

What do Chiropractors do? Action Shot!   If you’ve ever had a joint or muscle problem in the past, you will know the choice of practitioner is often overwhelming!  …

3 Top Tips to Correct bad posture

Poor posture is a bad habit. Habits can be changed. In my experience, poor posture can be corrected by addressing these 3 main areas – Low back, mid back and…

The Swedish Relaxation Exercise

Often Pain is intensified by emotional states. Anxiety and stress are often key players that contribute to increased muscle tension. One way to control the pain of tense muscles is…

Diet and Inflammation

If someone asked you “what kind of things cause pain?” you wouldn’t be wrong to think immediately of that hunchback desk posture you find yourself creeping into after sitting at…

Tennis Elbow

This is the first in a series of blogs I’m going to write about conditions you may not realise chiropractors can treat. I commonly find that people approach me to…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! This is the time of year that most of us are reflecting on our health and thinking of ways to improve things. Some may give up smoking,…

Beware the Dreaded Turkey Back!!!

So Christmas has now gone, you’ve had a lovely time with family and friends and now it’s the run up to New Year’s Eve. Some of you may however have…

What is sciatica?

Sciatica The word sciatica is taken from the Sciatic Nerve – the largest nerve in the body which travels down the back of the leg and calf. Have you ever…

Slipped Discs vs Water Balloons

Slipped Disc Ah the old slipped disc! I’m sure everyone’s heard this term before! It’s commonly used as a diagnosis for back pain! But just to throw a spanner in…

Not another Trapped Nerve?!

The Old Trapped Nerve This is another diagnosis we hear regularly as chiropractors, usually self-diagnosed by the patient or their GP. However did you know it’s extremely rare to really…

Chiropractic on the NHS?

I decided to write a post about the upcoming inclusion of chiropractic (and other forms of therapy) onto the National Health Service, which will hopefully be happening by the end…

HELP?!! Who should I see?

I bet if you asked any chiropractor, “what’s the commonest question you get asked?”, the answer would probably be “What’s the difference between you and an osteopath?”. I’ve been asked…

Enjoy a pain-free summer holiday!

When you’ve looked forward to that dream getaway for so long, the last thing you want is back pain to ruin it.  But the combination of being out of your…

Backpain in the workplace

Sitting down all day in your chair at work is THE most common reason I see people every day for neck, shoulder and lower back problems. A few help tips…