Top tips for a healthy 2019

Top tips for a healthy 2019

Now that 2019 is well underway, how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? If they included getting fitter and being healthier, how much exercise have you achieved? If you’ve stuck to your plan, congratulations, but if you’re one of the 80% who don’t, what can you do to make your goals easier to attain? Here are our top tips…

How can I avoid surgery for back pain?

How can I avoid surgery for back pain?

Back pain holds the unfortunate title of being the leading cause of disability in the UK, accounting for 11% of all disabilities. It’s also responsible for employers losing £624 million each and every year. Today spinal surgery costs the NHS £200 million per year with 10,000 people having spinal surgery each year. In addition there are large numbers of people having injections for…

Why should I see a specialist for back pain?

Why should I see a specialist for back pain?

Back pain impacts the lives of many more of us than you may realise, with 80% of us report suffering chronic back pain at some point during our lives. Not only are back problems common, they are also potentially serious, despite this more than half of the UK populous simply puts up with chronic pain. Why (and when) should I see a specialist…

When am I most susceptible to sports injuries?

When am I most susceptible to sports injuries?

In the modern age of rising obesity levels, we are never far away from a Government backed message about healthy eating and living. Key to this is the recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. Yet we aren’t told of just how common injuries can be when indulging in what should be health-boosting, lifespan-lengthening sports. Understanding which injuries are…

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

The benefits of massage as part of a pre-natal health and wellness regime are generally promoted and understood far more so than for the post-natal period. Yet this is a time when mum’s body is in recovery mode – when wounds may be healing, hormones may be stabilising and bone structures may be undergoing a settling stage. Given these changes…

How long can back pain last?

How long can back pain last?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work, equating to 31 million lost working days per year. To put this into context, around half of us will suffer from chronic pain at some stage in our lives, and seeking treatment for back issues in a timely manner can, and does, have an overarching impact on recovery. For those who have…

Are hip and back pain related?

Are hip and back pain related?

The hundreds of bones and muscles in our musculoskeletal system are cleverly interlinked relying on each other for support and function. Yet this intricacy can begin to feel less like smart biomechanics, and more a literal pain in the back. When something goes wrong in the body in one area, that affects another and one of the most common examples…