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 …

The Dancer’s Posture

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As ‘Strictly’ fever sweeps the nation, and we move from Len’s famous ‘sev-en’ into the nines’s and 10’s, the celebrities start to look like real dancers.  But what makes a dancer’s posture so distinguishable?  We asked ex-dancer Jeni Howland – now Somatics and yoga teacher – to shed some light on this question. That poise and elegance that a dancer …

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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 …

Gentle Somatic Yoga

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Gentle Somatic Yoga is a combination of Somatic Movement Therapy with gentle Yoga. This class will gently explore full range of comfortable movement throughout the body; aiming to reduce tension and eliminate pain. The Somatic exercises will strengthen and mobilise joints enabling the body to achieve ‘mindfulness in motion’ aiming to disperse painful muscular tension, move freely and regain correct …

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 …

Watch Wimbledon Well

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Centre Court, Henman Hill or Simply The Sofa – Look After Your Back! Bring out the strawberries and cream, perhaps the prosecco, or just a cup of tea, and settle in for some (hopefully) sunny Wimbledon action. Two weeks of great afternoon TV, or maybe just the highlights in the evening. And if you are lucky enough to go to …

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Everyday Activities That Can Damage Or Aggravate Your Back

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Back pain isn’t always as a result of injury or specific spinal problems. Day-to-day activities can put pressure through our spine – causing or exacerbating pain. Rob Grace, Chiropractor highlights a few of these activities and what you can do to prevent spinal damage/pain. Lifting: lifting incorrectly will put strain through your back and this is not just with heavy …

RSI for Christmas – Painful, Persistent, but Luckily Preventable.

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Sufferers of RSI (repetitive strain injury) will have symptoms such as shooting pains in the hand, wrist and even into the forearms, or involuntary muscle spasms preventing them from writing (writer’s cramp) – not very helpful when you still have another 20 cards to write!  Our top tips for avoiding RSI this Christmas:  Use the right pen – make sure …