Cutting out Sugar by Emily Hunter

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sugar-1692209_1920 (1)Follow our  guest blogger Emily, as she shares the effects that her giving up sugar for the month of January has had on her life and body!

The results are in…..

Progress…

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What’s the Crack? by Dr Stuart Bennett

skeleton-1654866_1920As chiropractor’s we are often asked this question. We are apparently infamous for cracking backs and necks.

Stuart Bennet chiropractor explains –  What is a crack or a pop? Because quite simply,

We don’t crack bones,

We do adjust joints

The joints we adjust are usually synovial (two bones or more with a joint capsule), which basically contain fluid. This fluid helps to protect your joints acting as a shock absorber.

This fluid absorbs gases from the body,(mostly CO2 and Nitrogen) and when we adjust a joint, we stretch that joint capsule and a small amount of the gas is released and makes a ‘popping’ sound (just like opening a bottle of pop).

Sometimes this popping sound is loud, sometimes quiet and sometimes no sound is made at all.

So here is the secret

  • The crack has nothing to do with what we as chiropractors do.
  • We adjust to increase mobility, stimulate the neurology and realign the spine.

The real effects of flip flops on your body. By Claire Hawes

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During these summer months most of us ladies love to get our feet into those flip flops. We love to let our feet breathe and show off our painted toes.  Well that all sounds wonderful, and who am I to spoil that, particularly as I love to wear them too! However it is a growing concern that heel pain is growing among young people ages 15 to 25 years. Some experts and parents cite wearing flip flops daily as the main cause. Flip flop wearers take short strides and turn their ankles inward. Long term ankle and hip problems are a cause for concern.Read More >

The secrets to optimising your health care plan By Lynn Hughes

We are not all fortunate enough to be a member of a private health care plan, but if we are, then it makes sense to be fully aware of the benefits. Some of the larger business organisations will pay into a private health care scheme on behalf of their employees, as part of their strategy to support health and wellness and to have a healthy workforce to help keep absenteeism figures as low as possible. Some organisations will choose to offer a scheme to their employees at a cost to the employee, and some individuals will take out their own care plans independently.

Whatever the reason, the same rules apply to optimising the plan.Read More >