Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- one of the most common injuries in marathon runners

Rebecca Nicholas, chiropractor and owner of Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, describes what patellofemoral pain syndrome is and why it’s so common in runners. Rebecca loves nothing better than to see her community enjoy life through a healthy lifestyle and switched on nervous system.   What is patellofemoral pain syndrome One of the most common injuries facing runners who are preparing for a marathon is patellofemoral pain syndrome. Carry on reading to find out what patellofemoral pain syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how to tell if it’s something serious, or something you can push through for […] more

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Skiing tips before you go! Injury prevention

  Doctor Rebecca Nicholas (doctor of chiropractic) is a keen skier herself and is lucky enough to go skiing most years. She prepares herself for the physical stresses it places on her body and writes below here top tips to help prevent injury on the slopes.   I’m typing this whilst it’s snowing outside (I currently live in Kent and commute to Brighton and Hove)……     And I thought that if would be a good idea to write some top tips for staying safe on the slopes, getting prepared to be physically fit, and ways to prevent injury whilst skiing/snowboarding! Does […] more

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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 […] more

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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 […] more

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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. […] 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 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 […] 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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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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