Archive for the ‘Chiropractic’ Category

The right way to walk in heels

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

With party season fast approaching and women everywhere dusting off their highest heels or shedding out cash for a flashy new pair – the British Chiropractic Association have put together a great list of tips which will help you to look after your back and maintain good posture while still wearing a knockout pair of read more »

How to sit correctly: a lesson from infants

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

As this week was Back Care Awareness Week, we thought now was a good time to learn how to sit correctly to prevent back pain. For many of us, using ergonomic equipment is the only way we can get ourselves in the right position when seated, but if we took a few tips from babies, read more »

Smoking is thought to double women’s risk of arthritis

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Research shows women who smoke or have smoked regularly are twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Scientists in Sweden examined data from 34,101 women between the ages of 54 and 89. Of these, 219 had RA. RA is joint damage caused by the immune system. Unlike osteoarthritis, it is caused by the body read more »

A Therapy Directory survey reveals the growing importance of complementary therapies in healthcare

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

A recent survey carried out on the Therapy Directory website suggests that people in the UK are placing a higher importance on complementary therapies to maintain their general health. Since the late twentieth century, alternative and complementary therapies have been becoming more popular, gaining more coverage and carrying more weight within conventional healthcare. Whether used read more »

Five natural ways to fight a migraine

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

If you experience migraines on a regular basis but are not getting any relief from conventional treatments, then as well as visiting your GP for advice you may also want to consider some complementary treatments. Massage Though extensive research has not been undertaken to investigate the impact of massage upon headaches, a 2006 study found read more »

Combat work related neck pain in ten minutes

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Sitting at a desk all day in front of a computer may seem like it can’t really do much damage, but in actual fact the office chair is a breeding ground for upper back and neck pain. The longer you sit at the desk the more likely you are to slouch. Your shoulders will roll read more »

The curse of modern technology – neck pain

Monday, July 25th, 2011

If you work sitting at a computer or you own a laptop, iPad, Kindle or some kind of smartphone then it is likely you will have experienced ‘the computer neck’, which is essentially an ache and tightness in the neck and across the shoulder blades. According to chiropractor Dominic Cheetham, too much time spent staring read more »

Man-bags – the latest stylish but painful accessory

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Over-the-shoulder messenger bags might be great for carrying laptops, phones, gym kits and the kitchen sink, but when carried on the shoulder for a prolonged period of time chiropractors warn that it can be bad for backs. The average man-bag ways a whopping 13.67Ibs, which is the equivalent of carrying around more than half a read more »

Chiropractic can lower blood pressure

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Chiropractic refers to a treatment which uses gentle adjustments to realign the spinal bones, remove pressure in the nervous system and harmonise the body. Chiropractic is known to help numerous health and postural issues and has also been championed as an effective method of stabilising blood pressure. In 1988 a study involving 75 individuals was read more »

Straighten up

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

The fact that back pain is one of the biggest causes of sick days in the UK could have something to do with us being a nation of serial slouchers. The British Chiropractic Association wants to encourage people to work on their posture so that normal day to day activities such as house work, DIY, read more »