MARATHON RUNNERS SPECIAL

You have the greatest chance of finishing a marathon by getting to the start line Injury Free.

To help you recover and stop those little niggles becoming injuries, we have a Special Offer:

Come in to see Rachael, our Sports Rehabilitation Therapist, she is a Marathon runner herself and has a wealth of practical and clinical experience and will help ease those sore legs after your long runs.

"Aah that feels so good"

“Aah that feels so good”

Our Special Offer:

  • 5 x 30 minute Sports Massages
  • 1 hour post race recovery massage
  • for just £225 (normally £260).

Not doing the Marathon but know someone who is? Why not buy them this package and show them they have your support and admiration?

Call 01932 820 400 to book your visits

and make recovery part of your training

offer valid till 8 May 2016

Chiropractic is safe for elderly

A 2014 study in the prestigious journal Spine found that seniors (66 and over)  that received chiropractic care had a 76% lower rate of injury within seven days of treatment when compared to the subjects that went to their GP, for a neuromusculoskeletal complaint. That’s a big difference!

Chiropractic is safe for all ages

Chiropractic is safe for all ages

Did you know? The risks of adverse reaction to painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs increases in the elderly. Advise you parents and grandparents that chiropractic is safe for them and doesn’t have the risks of serious side effects like drugs do.

Chiropractic – Safe, Gentle, Effective for All Ages

 

We are Hiring

Sports / Rehab Therapist

Do you love making a difference? Are you energetic and willing to go the extra mile? Do you have great massage, rehab and communication skills? Are you open-minded and wanting to learn new ways to optimise peoples health?

Then you could be a key member of our Team. We are looking for a full time Sports / Rehab Therapist to work alongside our experienced chiropractor in Weybridge, Surrey.

You’ll be taking over and expanding, an existing patient base and practising within our Integrated Wellness Model. You’ll be helping people of all ages out of pain, improving their function and moving them toward a wellness lifestyle with improved health and performance.

Please send 1 Page CV and brief covering email motivating why you are a great candidate to: @ email

(To start in December, closing date for applications: 31 October 2015)

Spring Brings – Changes at Maple Leaf

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Over the last few weeks we have been busy improving our reception area. We have invested in a lovely big Poster Display Unit which has all our Notices and our Monthly Education Theme. 

Notices and Monthly Education Theme

Notices and Monthly Education Theme

 

 

 

On the opposite wall a TV for our rolling presentation with tons of interesting information and lots of top tips for living the Wellness Lifestyle.

Educational Presentations

Educational Presentations

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Tim and Emma

Tim and Emma showing off their new kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have our new snappy new TEAM KIT to show off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Selma and Tim have also been wearing at our Community Events. Like this Posture Screening at Purford Golf Club.

Selma & Tim at Posture Screening event

Selma & Tim at recent Posture Screening event

iPad Tips: Avoiding Neck, Back and Hand Pain

Mind the lap

Mind the Lap

Having the tablet on your lap means you really have to drop your head forward. This massively increases the load of all the structures in the neck. If you normally have a good posture you will notice discomfort and then pain within minutes of adopting this position. If you can do this for extended periods there is a good chance that you have been doing this type of activity for a while and that your body has already started to adapt. “Yay!” I hear you say. Unfortunately, this is not good, as these adaptations are actually the start of deformations in the neck muscles, discs and bones. This will progress to wear and tear arthritis.

Lift the tablet off your lap, if at all possible, and onto a table. This will immediately decrease the load on your neck and upper back.

Shift and move, wriggle and shuffle

In each of your joints are little position and movement sensors called mechanoreceptors. They tell the brain where each joint is in space and how it is moving. The highest density of these little sensors are in the spine (and within the spine the neck has the most out of any area in the body!). When you adopt a posture or sitting position, after a while you’ll get sensations telling you to move. Listen to these “voices”: shuffle, shift, fidget and move.

It’s when we are engrossed in a task and ignore these healthy signals that we start doing damage. This “soft trauma” is a major cause of visits to my chiropractic clinic.

If you aren’t that “body aware” then a general rule is to shift your position every 15 minutes.

Use a stand

Many tablet cases or covers have built in stands. Ideally these should have a few settings to allow for multiple angles so you can adjust for table height and seat set up. Propping the tablet up decreases the “looking down” posture and can also help with glare.

Use a keyboard

Tablets were designed for multi-media interaction not for word processing. If you’ve ever tried to do lots of typing on an iPad you will know what I’m talking about. The keypad is small and wrists and fingers are put in awkward positions when tapping the screen. The device also has to be quite flat, again, making you look down. I quickly realised that using my iPad for even short letters or reports was not going to work. I bought a Bluetooth keyboard (for about £40) which allowed me to: 1) prop the iPad up to improve my neck angle and 2) type without my fingers and wrists getting sore and tired. Some tablets have an add-on Keyboard-Stand that makes the device feel more like a small laptop and sorts out the 2 above problems, in one.

Laptop Typewriter

I hope these tips help you decrease your aches and pains. They will certainly help your overall spinal health.

If you have any questions or comments please use the boxes bellow.

Thanks

Tim Wood    (Doctor of Chiropractic & Wellness Physiologist)