Lifting! How to lift heavy things with no injury.

Doctor of Chiropractic Mike Ford from Back 2 Balance is an ardent wellbeing proponent. He likes nothing better than improving others’ lives in any way possible, and helping them understand how to keep it that way! In this blog he tells us about lifting, techniques and ways to lift heavy things without injury. Lifting, depending on the weight and shape of the object being lifted, can be an easy business! We are going to go over three principles to lifting that give you the best chance of moving what you want to, without injury. How you move! I have written […]

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Am I suffering from Sciatica and what can I do about it?

  Kayleigh Fugl, Doctor of Osteopathy, make her blog debut, by giving you some ideas about what sciatica is, and what can trigger it off. Kayleigh loves swimming with dolphins, going to the cinema, and improving peoples’ lives by making them feel better and happy.        SCIATICA What is sciatica? It describes the symptoms of leg pain and possible tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. Sciatica is often accompanied by low back pain, or rather, the low back […]

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National Conference- Back 2 Balance scoops up 4 awards!

On September 20th 2018, your Back 2 Balance spinal health team descended on Essex…..dressed as Blue Cows. If you want to know what the Blue Cow is, it is a metaphor taken from a children’s story.   With excitement and possible trepidation for those of the team who haven’t been to one of these conferences, we travelled up together. Speakers from all around the world showed up to ignite the passion and energy into us…re affirming our commitment to help as many of our community as possible to move towards more optimal health and thus the joy of life. People […]

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Does the baby’s position influence labour outcome?

Last week I had the pleasure of going to the Spinning Babies workshop in London. Although the day was H-O-T in a non air-conditioned room with some 30 women, we learnt a load of things to help pregnant women prepare for birth. Some of the information presented was revision for me, whilst a lot was completely new, including the cardinal movements the baby makes as they descend through the birth canal, and ways to differentiate different labour patterns. I met some amazing women who are changing the face of antenatal and prenatal care, community influencers and midwives, and fabulous doulas. […]

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Standing Tall- balance and strength classes for the elderly

Here at Back 2 Balance our philosophy is educating and empowering our local community towards living a more vibrant life. In that we love to link up with other health professionals that are like minded. This week myself and Kayleigh went along to a Standing Tall exercise class led by Ruth, a physiotherapist. Both Ruth and Julie are physiotherapists who specialise in getting the elderly fitter and stronger and less likely to fall. We met lots of lovely men and women in class who are there to improve their balance, coordination and muscle strength. The hour class, involved us warming […]

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Top 7 Secrets to Ageing Well

Rebecca, chiropractor and owner of Back 2 Balance has been looking after the Brighton and Hove residents for over 13 years and from experience has noticed several factors that influence the ageing process. Here in her latest blog, she gives you her top 7 secrets for ageing well!     Improve Balance– classes including Standing Tall and home exercises like balancing on one foot (with nearby support!) are excellent.  Reducing the risk of falling, reduces the chance of injuries, including hip fractures. The  outcome of a person after a hip fracture after a year, is not a good statistic. Don’t […]

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Is your sleep position causing your neck pain?

Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic and owner of Back 2 Balance, likes nothing better than to encourage clients to choose healthier options and make lifestyle corrections for the long term benefit of a vibrant full life. In this blog, she answers one of the most popular questions that chiropractors and osteopaths get asked……what is the best sleep position?   If you’ve ever woken up with a stiff neck, you understand the short-term impact of a poor sleep position. Symptoms, which are typically caused by muscles straining and joints jamming in response to an awkward neck/back position, include pain and discomfort […]

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Spinal Awareness Week 2018- it’s not how you feel its how you function

Spinal Awareness Week 2018: Why a healthy spine means a healthy body  The Alliance of UK Chiropractors (AUKC) has launched a campaign to make people more aware about the importance of a having a healthy spine.  The (AUKC) says the spine is key to overall health, not just the back and neck, because it houses and protects the central nervous system that connects the body to the brain. The organisation brings together the United Chiropractic Association (UCA), McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and the Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA).  One of the chiropractors leading the AUKC’s Spinal Awareness Week campaign on 14-20 May is Donald Francis, a member of the UCA and an executive board member of the SCA. He explained: “Chiropractors look predominantly at the spine because that’s our […]

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How to choose the best mattress for your back

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and owner of Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, describes the ‘ideal’ mattress choice, and it may not be what you thought. She is passionate about natural health and being vibrant.   Choosing the right mattress and pillow is one of the most popular questions I get asked at Back 2 Balance as a chiropractor. The usual questions include: “will buying a new mattress sort out my back?” “should I get a memory foam mattress?” “should I get an orthopaedic pillow?” and “should my mattress be firm or soft?” This topic is hugely controversial and so […]

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Have you got your sleep environment sorted?

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and Back 2 Balance owner, likes nothing more than helps clients get healthy, not just pain free. In this blog, she gives some of her top tips for creating a relaxing sleep environment.        What do we mean by a good sleep environment? There are many factors that can influence sleep quality, including nutrition, trans-meridian travel, emotional stress and the room that you are sleeping in. I have written several things to keep an eye on, especially if you are suffering from sleep deprivation. Click here to read the reasons why getting good sleep […]

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