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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Chiropractor for high performance athletes

Meriel Davis, chiropractor at Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, has a very special interest in the field of sports chiropractic and treating athletes. In this blog episode she describes her experiences in working with high performance athletes. The weekend of the 25th July 2015 I was asked to work with GB athletes at the national masters outdoor athletics championships. This was at the Birmingham High Performance Centre in Perry Barr, also known as the Alexander stadium. I’ve worked here a number of times for similar events as well as other stadiums dotted around the country. I was one […] more

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Sport chiropractor’s journey treating athletes and champions

Meriel Davis, chiropractor at Back 2 Balance in Brighton and Hove, has a very special interest in the field of sports chiropractic and treating athletes. In her latest blog she describes her experiences working at the Masters Athletics Championships. On the first weekend of March 2015 I was drafted up to the Lea Valley Athletics Indoor Stadium to work at the National Indoor Masters Athletic Championships. As with most large sports events there is always a medical team on standby to aid any injuries and mishaps. The great thing about Masters Athletic Championship events is that they always have a […] more

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Back 2 Balance chiropractor working on GB athletes

Mel Davis, one of our in-house Chiropractors, based in Hove, was good enough to be picked to be one of the chiropractors, working on top sports athletes in Turkey. Read below her blog on the event. This August the European Masters Athletics Championships was held in Izmir, Turkey, so myself (Meriel Davis), Iain Crombie and Grant Pretorius packed our portable benches with equipment and headed along with the GB athletes to one of Turkey’s lesser known cities.  Chiropractors have been working at both national and international Masters Championships since 2001 as past of the BMMS (British Masters Medical Service) ensuring the […] more

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Dehydration- the early signs and symptoms

  Written by nutritionalist, Jayne Hopper. She sees clients from all over Brighton and Hove at our chiropractic clinic.   Staying Hydrated Now that the weather is warming, it is even more important to keep yourself hydrated. The body is made up of approximately 70% water, therefore keeping your fluids topped up will help to keep the body functioning at its optimum level. When the normal water content of the body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in the body. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins and keeps […] more

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Orthotics and chiropractic

One of our chiropractors at Back 2 Balance chiropractic clinic, Meriel Davis, is now trained in orthotic fitting. She uses ICB orthotics which can be heat moulded to the individual’s foot. The orthotics are dual density constructed from firm and medium EVA. A firm density EVA in the heel cup and arch provides increased stabilisation of the foot and pronation control, whilst a mid density EVA offers increased comfort in the mid and forefoot region. Why, you may well ask, do we chiropractors, have anything to do with shoe insert and feet??!! How do orthotics and chiropractic go together? Regularly, […] more

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Kinesio taping by chiropractors

Blog written by Meriel Davis, chiropractor working in our Brighton and Hove chiropractic clinic. Mel works regularly on sports people and athletes, as well as the general population. She occasionally uses kinesio taping on her clients and people are often asking us what it is, especially after seeing it on top sports stars in the London Olympics. Kinesio tape, which also has plenty of other brand names is very ‘in vogue’ at the moment and you probably noticed its widespread use throughout the Olympics. I certainly used it a lot whilst I was in Germany at the European Masters Athletics […] more

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Chiropractic in the sporting arena

Chiropractic in the sporting arena, written by Meriel Davis, chiropractor, specialising in sports therapy. This is the most perfect time to talk about chiropractic in the sporting arena as the London Olympics is wrapping up. You may not know, but behind the scenes in the Olympic villages, chiropractors are busy little bees he;ping out athletes and staff alike. Chiropractic is regularly used for sports injuries but also for injury prevention. Read below to find out about my time working on the athletes both past and present. In July I was treating the athletes at the Masters National Outdoor Championships up […] more

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