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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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….. […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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