Nick Metcalfe

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UK Lockdown 2.0

Following the announcement on the 31st October and subsequent clarification from our professional associations, we are pleased to announce that we are permitted to stay open during the UK's second lockdown. Our safety procedures remain unchanged, please see below for a summary of how we are working to keep our staff and patients safe. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 infection risk before they attend, this form will be emailed to you, it MUST be completed for every appointment before you enter the clinic. All patients will be required [...]

By |2020-11-08T14:59:05+00:008th November 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on UK Lockdown 2.0

Covid-19 | How will the New Tier Restrictions affect the clinic?

With the announcement of a new 'Tiered' system for local lockdowns and restrictions by the UK government we know that some patients may have questions with regards to how this will affect their care and the clinic's opening hours.   Regardless of the 'Local Covid Alert Level', healthcare services are able to remain open Our policies regarding how we work during this time remain the same and further details about the changes we have made can be found here. If there are any further changes we will be in touch with [...]

By |2020-12-24T13:45:17+00:0019th October 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Covid-19 | How will the New Tier Restrictions affect the clinic?

COVID-19 Info

Due to COVID-19, we must follow strict guidance from the government, Public Health England and the British Chiropractic Association.   For a shortened summary of the changes we are making see below:. All patients will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have one, there will be a small charge for us to provide you with one. "Higher risk" patients are encouraged to book telehealth appointments instead of a face-to-face appointments There will be a reduced number of people allowed in the clinic at any one time. [...]

By |2020-12-24T13:45:58+00:0014th May 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on COVID-19 Info

Bags and Back Pain

Back to school? Back to work? Taking a trip? What should you consider when buying a new bag? Be honest, do you know how much your bag weighs? A recent survey of over 1000 women by 'Aspinal of London' found that on average they carried bags that weighed over 3kgs around with them, on a day to day basis!  It is more common now for people to be carrying around laptops and tablets between home and work and for children to be carrying more heavy school books and kit to and [...]

By |2019-10-03T21:08:55+01:002nd October 2019|Advice, Articles, Chiropractic|Comments Off on Bags and Back Pain

What is Hypertension?

Once again we are working with Blood Pressure UK and getting our patients involved in their annual Know Your Numbers! campaign   This year’s theme: ‘Living well for longer’ – encourages people to have their blood pressure measured so they can take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy blood pressure and reduce their risk of debilitating strokes and heart attacks. With many of us living well into our 70s, 80s and 90s and with so much life to look forward to, these years need to be healthy and happy [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:08:54+01:0026th September 2019|Advice, Health|Comments Off on What is Hypertension?

The Best Pillows for Back and Neck Pain

  A good night's sleep is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing (check out our article of the importance of sleep for athletes here); immune system, growth, brain processing all happen while we sleep, no wonder we spend nearly a third of our lives in a sleep state.   Why do we use pillows? Whether you sleep on your back or on your side the purpose of the pillow is to fill the void between your body and your mattress so that your head and neck are supported and [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:47:17+01:0026th September 2019|Advice, Chiropractic, Health|Comments Off on The Best Pillows for Back and Neck Pain

Peak Sports Performance! Is Sleep the answer?!

Our Crossfit Chiropractor Tash explains why sleep is so important to sports performance and how the two are so closely linked. Sleep is more important than you think!  If you are fairly active, just like to keep fit, or a high level elite athlete, sleep is so important when it comes down to performance within a sport. Athletes who slept on average less than 8 hours per night were 1.7 times more likely to have had an injury compared with athletes who slept for 8 or more hours. A more [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:48:02+01:0025th September 2019|Advice, Health, Sport|Comments Off on Peak Sports Performance! Is Sleep the answer?!

Drug Free Treatment for Back and Joint Pain?

Recent News Review – ‘Millions of people in England taking medicines they can find hard to stop’ The Guardian, September 10th 2019 Did you see the latest article in The Guardian discussing the increase in number of UK patients taking longterm medications for chronic conditions?  Whilst part of the article focused on the use of antidepressants and sleeping aids, the section that really caught our attention was the number of people using opioid painkillers for their back and joint pain.   More worrying, say the experts, are the half a million people who have [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:53:56+01:0025th September 2019|Advice, Articles, Chiropractic|Comments Off on Drug Free Treatment for Back and Joint Pain?

How Chiropractic Helps…

Chiropractors are particularly well known for their manipulation (or adjustments) of the joints of the spine. Where a joint is stiff or not moving effectively, they apply a gentle, safe and quick movement to the joint using their hands. This creates a popping or clicking noise and the goal is to restore correct movement to the stiff area. Even though is can be a little noisy, it's usually painless, quick and can be very effective.  So how does Chiropractic (and this specific form of treatment) help? It was once thought [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:11:52+01:0025th September 2019|Advice, Chiropractic|Comments Off on How Chiropractic Helps…
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