To Flip Flop or Not- Complimentary Checks in June

Is the flip flop good for your feet?   Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic, loves the summer months. She also knows the implications of wearing the wrong shoe wear including the flip flop on the human body.   This is an interesting topic…. you may be reading this and not even think that the flip flop is bad for you. Not only do you have to pinch or curl your toes to keep the shoes from flying off while walking, but you also actually shorten your stride for this purpose, which puts unusual strain on your feet, hips and lower back […]

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Walking (gait) and it’s problems

Walking and it’s problems… Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic is the principle chiropractor and director at Back 2 Balance. She has been a Chiropractor for over 12 years and with this experience comes with the realisation that most pain starts from a gradual build up of small problems left to manifest.  Below, she writes about one of these issues- walking- which nearly all of us do regularly, but don’t realise how complicated it is.   How the human body walk’s is fascinating. Read below, (if interested) some of the terminology and the description of the phases of walking (gait). The reason […]

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Shoulder Pain Treatment and Prevention

Dr Mike Ford from Back 2 Balance is an ardent wellbeing proponent. He likes nothing better than improving others’ lives in any way possible, including shoulder pain treatment. Working as a chiropractor, with the focus on posture, and movement, Mike believes there is a powerful need to get out of our chairs and move, or face the consequences later. How do I stop the ache in my shoulders at the end of the day? Many people experience a deep ache or a sense of restriction around their shoulders and neck after a day of activity. Especially if your work or […]

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How to treat Plantar Fasciitis, a type of foot pain

Carran, one of our Doctors of Chiropractic, is extremely active in her CrossFit gym. As she loves this exercise so much, she also needs to know how to reduce risk of injury and speed up rate of healing, including her own plantar fasciitis. Below, Carran offers some do’s and dont’s of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common injury that can affect everyone, especially runners and many athletes. Some people experience sharp pain at the base of their foot, some describe it as a tight stretching sensation under the whole of their foot, and others will say its a very specific […]

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Shoulder pain? What and why do I get this

Why do I keep getting shoulder pain at the end of the day? Dr Mike Ford from Back2Balance is an ardent wellbeing proponent. He likes nothing better than improving others’ lives in any way possible. Working as a chiropractor, with the focus on posture, and movement, Mike believes there is a powerful need to get out of our chairs and move, or face the consequences later.   We use ‘shoulder pain’ to describe a lot of things; Frozen Shoulder, Impingement syndrome, Adhesive capsulitis, muscular sprain strain etc…. However, one of the most common complaints that we receive is deep, aching shoulder pain […]

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Improve low back pain with a morning routine

    Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In this blog he lets us all know what his morning routine is, to help back tension and low back pain.    During my adjusting sessions I constantly talk about morning routines and movement, in my head this is how people should start their days (even more important if the person we are talking about is suffering from low back pain! If you want to know more about pain read Mike’s blog!). I seem to have this assumption (false or […]

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Developmental Delay and Chiropractic

Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic is the principle chiropractor and director at Back 2 Balance. She has taken extensive training to educate herself on all matters concerning pregnancy and paediatrics, including the interesting topic of developmental delay.   Early brain development is one of the most important pathways to lifelong learning, behavioural competence, positive social relationships and health. In their first years, almost all children learn to move, balance, speak, and read emotions. They go on to master more complex tasks like reading, music, and understanding themselves. Though not all children learn these things equally well. This is often called childhood developmental […]

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Spinal checks for our future adults!

Local chiropractor urges routine spinal checks for children Brighton and Hove chiropractor, Rebecca Nicholas, of Back 2 Balance is backing calls from a national organisation that parents should consider regular spinal checks for their infants and children. The United Chiropractic Association (UCA), which has 600 members in the UK and abroad, says the spinal checks should be thought of in exactly the same way as dental checks. The UCA is highlighting the health benefits to children as part of its 2017 Spinal Awareness Week on 15-19 May. The campaign – Checking Future Adults …Today! – points to research where parents reported unexpected […]

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Ways to improve your Gut health

  Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In this blog he continues talking about the micro biome (gut health) and eludes to some ways to improve yours.   After having cleared what the microbiome is and its importance for our health, both physical and emotional (researchers have hypothesised that we would not have reached this high level of cognition and empathy without it) it’s time to concentrate on understanding what we can do to improve it! Our gut flora is damaged by the modern lifestyle: junk food, sugar, low fibre intake, extensive […]

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Deep tissue massage- why we love it so much?

    Camilla, deep tissue massage therapist extraordinaire, at Back 2 Balance, gives us some more insight into deep tissue massage and why we all love it so much!     What is deep tissue massage? Deep tissue massage is a technique which can aid in releasing muscle discomfort, tightness, muscle knots and loss of range of movement. It is designed to work deep within the tissue which can increase blood flow, break down scar tissue, release muscular adhesions, flush out toxins, and increase flexibility enabling the body to work more efficiently. Direct pressure with fingers, knuckles, forearms and even […]

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