Can A New Mattress Help Relieve Back Pain?

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It is no surprise that back pain sufferers, suffer from poor sleep.  And they then enter a viscous circle of back pain, disrupted sleep and tiredness, and in turn, tiredness usually intensifies pain. We should sleep for around eight hours a night and it is an essential activity to keep us healthy.  Quality sleep can be associated with how we …

Which Sleeping Position Is Best?

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By chiropractor – Rob Grace We are frequently advised that our body and our overall health can be enhanced with quality sleep and 8 hours a night is the recommendation.  That is one third of our lives asleep, one third of our lives lying in bed.  So, if we are sleeping in a bad position, we could actually be causing …

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If The Bra Fits…..Wear It!

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 ……………….If not – go shopping! An astonishing 2/3 of women aren’t properly supported!  A bra not only supports the bust, but a good bra will also support the back and shoulders too.  So, wearing the wrong sized bra can result in musculoskeletal pain over time, along with the undesirable visible profile! Many people choose a bra for aesthetics over performance …

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How To Treat Low Back Pain

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One continually growing health issue across the developed world, is low back pain, with millions of people reporting the condition and businesses suffering losses through employee absences. In the UK it reported that low back pain is responsible for 37-44% of all chronic pain disorders and is estimated the effects of low back pain costs the economy £12-13 billion annually.* …

Back Pain In Older Adults

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The theme of BackCare Awareness Week this year (8th-12th October 2018) is ‘Back Pain in Older Adults’. BackCare states, ‘Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older …

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Holiday Health

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Everyone wants to stay healthy for their summer holiday, which is usually the biggest holiday of the year.  Likewise, we all want to be able to ‘do’ lots of things – whether that is water-sports, sight-seeing, golf, tennis or simply playing with the children in the pool/garden.  Number one problem; many people have a sedentary work/lifestyle and sit at a …

Good Posture Is Much More Than Looking Good – 8 Daily Exercises To Help You With Your Posture

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We learn to sit up when we are only a few months old and instinctively, we know how to sit well.  But, unfortunately not for long!  For whatever reason – most likely watching our parents/others – we lose this ability and slouching becomes the norm. We learn to sit up when we are only a few months old and instinctively, …

Golden Age Pilates

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  A combination of PILATES / STRETCH perfect for the senior body. It supports and enhances overall fitness, as well as daily activities. Pilates focuses on improving core strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance in the body along with strength and flexibility in the back and spine. As we age, it is common to see rounded shoulders, lack of core strength, …

Back Care Class

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Our BACK CARE class is designed specially for those people who have back, neck, shoulder or joint pain issues or need special attention when exercising. Maybe you want to work preventatively with more guidance and attention. This is a gentle class different to a regular Pilates or Yoga class that will be a focus on strengthening the core at a …