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Dog walking injuries

Ways to Avoid Dog Walking Injuries.

By Rosie Piercy | February 26, 2015

My next series of blog posts is going to be on things people do everyday that cause them injuries. Starting with dog walking injuries. At Total Chiropractic I regularly see patients coming in with dog walking injuries. This can be injuries to their neck, back, shoulder or ankles. It is not just chiropractors who see dog walking…

Improve you health

Ways to Improve Your Health – no 3

By Rosie Piercy | February 9, 2015

This is the final blog in my series on achievable ways to improve your health. So far we have had sit less – move more, eat more veg and now the 3rd idea (drum roll please)…. drink fewer soft drinks. How this will help you improve your health. Soft drinks are often high in sugar…

5 Causes Of Autumn Gardening Pain

5 Causes Of Autumn Gardening Pain – Can You Guess Number One?

By Rosie Piercy | November 17, 2014

This time of year is the time gardeners start to tidy the garden for winter. Its also a time we often see ‘garden related’ injuries in clinic. Here is our countdown of the top 5 causes of gardening pain. Top 5 Causes of Gardening Pain 1) Raking leaves Backs do not like twisting, especially when that…

Neck Pain

6 Easy Ways to Help Ease Your Neck Pain

By Rosie Piercy | November 3, 2014

Neck pain can be miserable. The pain can be so unbearable that your head feels too heavy to lift from the pillow or the lack of movement can make turning your head whilst driving almost impossible. Even a low level ache at the end of the day is an annoyance you can do without. Lets…

World spine day

World Spine Day 2014

By Rosie Piercy | October 16, 2014

It’s World Spine Day: Time to straighten up! Today (October 16th) is World Spine Day where we try to raise awareness about spinal health. This years theme is ‘straighten up and move’. With research by the BCA finding that more than three quarters (77%) of people are currently experiencing back or neck pain or have done…

Plantar Fasciitis – Do the soles of your feet hurt first thing in the morning?

By Rosie Piercy | September 22, 2014

It could be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia and is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that starts at the heel of the foot and goes along the bottom of the foot to the base of the toes.…

Headaches and Migraines

Migraine Awareness Week

By Rosie Piercy | September 11, 2014

Migraine Awareness Week It’s Migraine Awareness Week and time to increase awareness of migraines and how devastating they can be for the people who suffer from them. Information from the Migraine Trust tells us how common a problem Migraines are with 1 in 7 people affected. Despite the condition being so widespread we still do…

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How to Avoid Cycling Injuries

By Rosie Piercy | July 14, 2014

How to Avoid Cycling Injuries. With the enthusiasm that greeted the tour de France starting in Yorkshire last year and the number of people who flocked to watch it, a lot of people may be tempted to jump on their bikes. This is great news, being active and getting outdoors and exercising is good for…

Football Injuries

Chiropractic Care of The Four Most Common Football Injuries

By Rosie Piercy | June 23, 2014

Luckily for footballers severe football injuries such as the dislocated ankle that physio Gary Lewin suffered after celebrating Daniel Sturridge’s goal against Italy are rare. The most common injuries are caused by bruises and strains to muscles or by sprains to the joints – especially in the lower limb. According to FIFA the four most common football injuries…

Teens and tech

Chiropractic Awareness Week – Teens and Tech

By Rosie Piercy | April 14, 2014

The 14th – 20th April is Chiropractic Awareness Week. The focus is on ‘Teens and Tech’ as the the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is warning parents that their teenagers could be at risk from suffering from back or neck pain due to sedentary lifestyles and the excessive use of technology. New findings from the BCA which…