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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7 Daily Secrets to being Happy- love your life, don’t just exist!

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! Today he gives us his top 7 secrets to being happy.    The 7 daily secrets of being happy! Breathe I know! It seems simple, absurdly simple, but breathing is one of the keys to our emotional and physical state! This is how; When you are stressed your breath shortens and your heart rate increases, and this association works both ways! Research has shown that […]

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Walk to Work Day- the power of Walking

  Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and clinic owner, advocates increasing our exercise amounts whatever our starting level! Read below the benefits of walking.   The Power of Walking Walk to work day is Friday 6th April this year and you can read about the history of this day here. Interestingly it was not just for the health benefits that this day was created, it was also for the environmental aspect of walking rather than polluting the air using cars etc. Walking may be seen as just a mode of transport, however, what about getting into the fresh air, connecting with the smells and […]

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The power of water and why you should (probably) drink more

12 Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water   The 22nd March 2018 marks World Water Day so I’d thought I’d write a blog on the importance of water. There may well be some health benefits that you weren’t aware of. Rebecca Nicholas is the principle chiropractor and clinic owner of Back 2 Balance.     Water is essential for life. From the time that primeval species ventured from the oceans to live on land, a major key to survival has been prevention of dehydration. The critical adaptations cross an array of species, including man. Without it, humans can survive only for days. […]

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Importance of getting FIT and why bother

  Michele Oman, associate chiropractor at Back 2 Balance, Hove gives some insights into why getting fit is so incredibly important for each and every one of us. His other passions in life are DIY, nutrition, human movement and motor skills, music, and literature.     Why is it important to get fit?   Most of the human beings on the planet have the desire of remaining alive as much as possible and the people that don’t want that have either depression, some incurable disease or have had great traumas (either physical or psychological). My point is that in our […]

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Sourdough- how to bake it and why

  Doctor of Chiropractic, Michele Oman, is passionate about human movement and motor skills, music, literature, DIY and nutrition. In this his latest blog he details his journey into baking sourdough bread.     Well, as 2018 is beginning, many of us are going to start New Year resolutions: some of you will start exercising, some others will start eating healthy, and some of you will decide to be vegetarians/vegans etc. One of my New Year resolutions is to start to bake, more specifically, I want to start eating bread that only I make, whilst almost eliminating (if at all possible), processed alternatives. I have chosen sourdough. Gluten […]

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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 on […]

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To Flip Flop or Not- Complimentary Checks for the Summer

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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