Knee pain and ways to improve it

    Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In his latest blog he give us an insight into knee pain and some stretches that may help.     Knee pain is a very common complaint. Most of the people that I see here at Back 2 Balance, has had, at some point in their journey within the clinic, asked me to have a look at their knees. Sometimes knee pain is even their major presenting reason for coming. Here you can have a look at the knee anatomy. Hopefully you can appreciate that […]

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Award winners from our Sept Client Appreciation Party

Each year we hold a ‘Client Appreciation’ party, as a way of us saying how much we value and honour you. This year was no exception! We decided to include an award ceremony too with awards for top referrer, largest family under chiropractic care, biggest improver, as well as other awards inc Winston’s favourite clients (who spoil him!) Here are YOUR award winners for 2017…. Could it be you next year?! Drum roll please………. Top Referrer goes to Peter- Peter has referred a minimum of 4 people to us just this year alone- and the year is not yet finished! Most […]

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Forward head posture and neck pain

Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor at Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, describes a common phenomenon- forward head posture or ‘text neck’s as it’s commonly known. Neck pain can be caused by many many reasons, and often starting from something innocuous and seemingly trivial e.g sleeping funny or turning sharply. Below, Rebecca describes a type of repetitive strain injury that results from having your head in a poor position for too long, each and every day. Forward head posture (FHP) or anterior head carriage (AHC) in the chiropractic world, is very common, but not healthy! Things like: Looking down while typing […]

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Is Wrist Pain stopping you from Typing?

  Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In his latest blog he give us ways to improve wrist function and reduce wrist pain.     How to get rid of wrist pain In the past few weeks I’ve been asked at least three or four times if Chiropractors “do” wrists as well, especially when new clients are ringing the clinic for the first time. The answer, obviously, is yes! As Chiropractors we deal with everything that is part of the musculoskeletal system including wrists, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, etc. […]

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Back 2 School Backpack Checks

Chiropractor Rebecca Nicholas sees many families including children. Often for health check ups but also for kids with back or neck pain. The backpack is commonly blamed for this. Read below her tips for being ‘backpack’ safe.   Do you pay attention to the way your child’s backpack fits when they grab it and sling it onto their back? Wearing a backpack wrong can lead to more pressure on their neck, shoulders, and back, and aggravate an already increasing population of young people suffering with back and neck pain. In fact some worrying research (1000 parents were questioned) shows that over a third of parents say […]

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How often do you need treatment?

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! This is important when answering the question “how often do I need treatment?” Whenever you visit a chiropractor, doctor or other therapist, they will most often suggest a next appointment or a course of treatment. How do you know if it is the right course for you? Is there such a thing as too much treatment? What do you get out of more frequent treatment? In […]

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Summer Holidays and Back Pain- Top 7 tips to beat it

  Chiropractor for 12 years, Rebecca Nicholas, has seen most things in clinic and summer time is not without its own challenges in keeping healthy and injury free. Here she gives us her top 7 tips for preventing health injuries whilst on your summer holidays…. So, you have made your holidays plans, decided who with and when to go, but most importantly, where to go! Fantastic, that’s the exciting bit! Now comes the slow build up of different stresses and strains that you may (or may not) realise is about to happen. Lots of our clients coming in for their spinal adjustments are going […]

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Play tennis? Injuries you may sustain…

With the summer proving to be a winner temperature wise, we wonder what injuries you may sustain enjoying that court sport. Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic, writes her reasons why a chiropractor is an important part of your tennis off-court team.    Neck – large amounts of stress and strain on the cervical musculature – from the base of the skull to the top of the shoulders, especially with the tennis serve action. Neck injuries can lead to not only discomfort but headaches, neck pain, and poor arm co-ordination. Shoulder – the shoulder and scapula often become restricted in movement, decreasing your […]

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Sports Injuries on the Tennis Court

Rebecca Nicholas, Doctor of Chiropractic and principle chiropractor at Back 2 Balance, gives her take on Wimbledon and tennis injuries. In the news just yesterday, former tennis stars were discussing sports injuries and how to recover from them….read below why chiropractic is one of the best kept secrets in the management of athletes.   Wimbledon has started here in England, and whilst we are all glued to our TV sets to see who will come out top- Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, or some others to name a few- lets talk about why many of these top athletes receive chiropractic care….. […]

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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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