OPPORTUNITY: Associate Chiropractor

Wanna be in our gang?!

We have so much FUN!!!

 

 

 

Be the best you can be.

Join an experienced team.

Receive GOOD financial reward.

Join our leading multi-disciplinary clinic!

 The Vacancy:

  • PRTS training available. Experienced chiros also welcome to apply
  • Working in an evidence based multi-disciplinary clinic
  • Good Diversified technique and patient centred approach required
  • Fantastic financial reward for the right candidate
  • Ongoing opportunities to progress your learning in a wide variety of techniques including STW, dry-needling, rehab and gait analysis
  • Interest in sports injuries NOT essential
  • Part-time hours with scope to grow

 

The Clinic:

  • PPQM and CMQM award winning clinic
  • Offers shadowing opportunities
  • Strong reputation for quality care
  • Patient centred
  • Provides PRTS training and strong mentor support
  • Well equipped rooms maintained to a very high standard
  • New on-site digital x-ray suite and diagnostic ultrasound facilities
  • Exercise rehabilitation suite, massage therapy, Pilates and Rehab
  • Orthotic prescription and gait analysis
  • Computerised diary and notes and excellent team of support staff
  • Great working environment with strong emphasis on team, CPD & skill development

 

The Person:

  • Will be self-motivated, diligent, enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Must be extremely smart, tidy and organised
  • Will be able both to take responsibility and accountability for their own work, whilst also working well as part of the team
  • Happy to play an active role in the promotion of the clinic
  • An interest in sports injuries is not essential, there will be scope to develop your own areas of interest, a strong interest in becoming a great chiro and THE BEST YOU CAN BE, IS essential!

Email your CV to leah@longlevenschiro.com

Do it today.

 

 

Recognition of our most recent award in Cotswold Life

We continually strive to deliver the very best possible chiropractic care and customer service and so we are very proud of our most recent award that recognises our efforts and officially marks our standards as “excellent”.  Lovely article about us in the most recent edition of Cotswold Life.  Take a quick look at our copy in reception next time you are in!

Gift Vouchers for Mother’s Day

Give mum a break – if you’ve been a “pain in the neck” recently then here’s the perfect gift!! Excuse the pun.  No really – the gift of “me time”, it really is priceless.  Ring us on 01452309372 or pop in when you are passing.

New Saturday Opening Hours!

 

 

 

 

 

In response to popular demand we are extending our opening hours to include Saturday mornings!  Phone 01452 309372 to book.

Sports and Massage Therapist

Sports & Massage Therapist – Saturdays Mornings

Qualified Therapist wanted to start immediately.

Please send your CV or any queries to Leah Rose by email to leah@longlevenschiro.com.

Receptionist

Part-time Receptionist up to £8ph

Supporting our team of professionals this role will be a varied and interesting one – you will get to meet lots of lovely people and there is never a dull moment here….!

You will be first point of contact both face to face and over the telephone to new and existing patients, handling appointment bookings and general enquiries, taking payments, and dealing with a variety of administration and housekeeping duties.

You will join a very friendly and professional team of practitioners and receptionists in a busy yet supportive and fun working environment.

We need a very well presented and empathic “people person” with excellent communication skills.  You also need to be computer literate, confident with emails, and have experience of working in an administration based role.

Previous experience of working on reception is not essential as full training will be given, but administration / office based skills are essential.

Hours: up to 14 per week negotiable.  Shifts available include one to two mornings a week (Saturdays essential), and two evenings a week.  A combination of these may be possible, Saturdays are essential.

Please send your CV or any queries to Leah Rose via recruitment@longlevenschiro.com .  We look forward to hearing from you!

Some tips for Physical Activity in the New Year!

The holidays are the perfect time to get together with family, indulge in a good meal and stay cozy inside, but these comforts can often combine to equal a decline in your physical activity. It can be hard to schedule gym time when you’re traveling or entertaining guests, and to get back into it in the New Year, but you can still fit in some light physical activity at home before the day gets too busy.

1. Lunge and twist – quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, abdominals, glutes

Place your hands on your waist and lunge forward with one foot. Hold that position and twist your torso in the direction of the forward leg, feeling the muscles fire in your obliques, glutes and lower body. Return to a standing position and repeat with the opposite foot forward. Repeat for 5 reps per side.

2. Standing mountain climbers – quadriceps, hamstrings, abdominals, coordination

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your head up and shoulders back as you lift your left knee. At the same time, crunch forward while squeezing your abdominals and touch your left elbow to your raised knee. Repeat on the opposite side, alternating until you’ve completed five crunches on each side.

3. Cross-chest flys – arms, shoulders, upper back

Stand with your shoulders, back and hips in a neutral position. Raise your arms to your sides with palms forward, then swing and cross them in front of your chest, allowing your elbows to bend. Swing your arms back as far as possible, opening your chest. Repeat this movement, crossing and uncrossing your arms, 10 times.

4. Torso twists with arms out at sides – abdominals, back

Raise your arms to your sides and hold them in a T position. Without breaking the T, twist your torso to one side until you feel the stretch in your abdominals. Hold the stretch for a few seconds, then twist to the other side. Repeat 10 times.

5. Windmills – abdominals, hips

Set your feet in a wide V-stance and raise your arms to your sides in a T position. Without swinging your arms or hunching your back, bend forward and twist to reach your left hand to your right foot. Rise and touch your right hand to your left foot. Repeat 10 times.

6. Knees to chest – hamstrings, back, neck

Find a clear space to lie with your back flat on the floor. Draw your knees up to your chest and wrap your arms beneath your thighs, gently squeezing your legs to your chest. Bend your head toward your knees. If you’re on an exercise mat, carpet or other padded surface, carefully rock side to side, allowing your back to relax. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds.

7. Kettlebell swings sans kettlebell – hips, shoulders, back

Position yourself in a wide V-stance, raise your arms in front of your chest, and intertwine your fingers. Sink into a semi-squat and swing your arms down and between your legs, as though you were swinging a kettlebell. Rise to a standing position and raise your arms toward the ceiling, then repeat the kettlebell swing movement 10 times.

8. Side bends – abdominals, back

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and back straight. Without hunching forward or twisting your shoulders, bend sideways at the waist, reaching down the side of your leg with one hand. Hold the stretch for five seconds, then rise and repeat on the opposite side. Repeat five times on each side.

9. Straight-leg kicks – quadriceps, hamstrings, abdominals

Stand with your back and legs straight. Without hunching forward, contract your abdominals and raise one leg in front of your body. Repeat on the opposite side, alternating until you’ve performed 10 kicks.

10. Snow angels – shoulders, arms

Lie flat on your back with your arms against your sides. One arm at a time, arc your arm up and over your head, then all the way around your body, tracing a circle along the floor with your fingertips. Repeat with each arm five times.

After performing these stretches, your whole family will be energized and ready for a day of holiday fun. Happy New Year!

Back Pain Woes for Women in their 20s

Back Pain Woes for Women in their 20s

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Women in the UK are starting to suffer with back and neck pain at the tender age of 28, according to new research from the British Chiropractic Association.
Over a fifth (22%) of women who have struggled, or currently struggle with back or neck pain say they do so on a daily basis and a quarter (24%) have suffered for over 10 years.  Men fare a little better – first battling back and neck pain from the age of 32.

Now,  the BCA is urging women to take control and adopt healthier habits to prevent the onset of back pain, by incorporating a few simple steps into their daily routine.

The most common back or neck pain triggers for women are*:

  • Lifting and carrying
  • Bad posture
  • Sleeping/ mattress
  • Housework/ DIY
  • Exercise/ sport/ physical activities

Housework / DIY and sleeping/ mattresses were more common triggers for women; while men were more likely to point to exercise as the cause of their back or neck pain. For both men and women lifting and carrying was the most common trigger.

Making just a few simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on our back and neck health. The BCA has issued the following golden rules for protecting back health and preventing against the key pain triggers.

  1. Perfect your lifting and carrying technique: To avoid injury, make sure your legs are at least your hips’ width apart with the knees bent. Keep your head and shoulders directly above your waist and keep the weight you are carrying as close to you as possible – avoid twisting. Avoid bending from the waist, which increases the stress on your lower back. For more information on the perfect lifting and carrying technique, click here.
  2. Choose your bag wisely: Carrying heavy bags around all day can put strain on your back and contribute to pain. Make sure you regularly empty your bag and only pack the things you actually need. Ideally, opt for bags which can be carried on both shoulders, or across your body to distribute weight more evenly.
  3. Take regular breaks: When doing housework or DIY, make sure you vary your activity and try to spend no more than 20-30 minutes on any one thing. If painting, you can still take short breaks without causing a problem. Likewise, if using a ladder move it regularly, rather than leaving the ladder in one place and having to stretch or reach out. It is important to take breaks to avoid being in the same position for too long, and this will help relieve the build-up of tension in your lower back
  4. Stop the slouch: Slouching can put you at risk from back and neck pain. Relax when sitting into your seat, making sure you have your bottom against the seat back with your shoulder blades touching the back rest of the chair. Try to ensure that your hips are higher than your knees.
  5. Get a good night’s sleep: Recognise the warning signs that it’s time to change your mattress; you wake up feeling stiff or aching, your mattress is misshapen or sagging or you can feel individual springs. If your mattress is over seven years old, you might want to think about buying a new one.
  6. Warm up: When exercising or playing sport, it may seem obvious, but make sure your muscles are prepared by gradually increasing the intensity of your warm up, to avoid lack of flexibility and injury. A warm down may also help with those post exercise aches.
  7. Promote a good posture: Having and maintaining a good posture can help to keep back pain at bay. To promote a good posture, try incorporating some simple exercises into your daily routine.

The BCA has developed – Straighten Up UK – a series of simple exercises designed to improve posture and help prevent back pain by promoting balance, strength and flexibility in the spine

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Associate Chiropractor Wanted

Associate Chiropractor Wanted

If you want to be the best you can be, to join an experienced, professional and ethical team, and are looking for very good financial reward, apply to work with us!

The Job:

  • Working in an evidence based multi-disciplinary clinic
  • Good Diversified technique and patient centred approach needed
  • Excellent financial reward
  • PRTS training and strong mentor support available to graduates
  • Ongoing opportunity for CPD and to learn a wide variety of techniques such as STW, dry-needling, rehab and gait analysis
  • Immediate start possible
  • Part-time or full-time hours available

The Clinic:

  • Royal College of Chiropractors PPQM and CMQM award winning clinic
  • Strong reputation for providing quality care
  • Well equipped rooms maintained to a very high standard
  • New on-site digital x-ray suite and diagnostic ultrasound facilities
  • Exercise rehabilitation suite, massage therapy, Pilates and Rehab
  • Orthotic prescription and gait analysis on-site
  • Computerised diary and notes
  • Excellent team of support staff
  • Great working environment

The Person:

  • Must be be self-motivated, diligent, enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills – verybal, non, verbal written
  • Must be extremely smart, tidy, well presented and organised
  • Will take responsibility and accountability for their own work, whilst also working well as part of the team
  • Play a proactive role in the promotion of the clinic
  • A specialist interest in sports injuries is not essential – the desire to be the best you can be is.
  • Other areas of interest will be considered – for example paediatrics or other

For further information or to apply please email your CV and covering letter to our Practice Manager, Leah Rose, on leah@longlevenschiro.com.

Team Longlevenschiro – Away Day!

Some of you may have wondered where we were recently – answerphone permanently on and the doors firmly locked – we were on one of our fabulous Away Days!!  A combination of training, brain-storming, team building, and eating a lot, these days are crucial in ensuring that we continue to deliver the very best possible care to all of our patients.  A great day was had by all, very productive and really enjoyable.  Well done team.

Team DownTeam WaveAway DayDanny WelliesMaryJames Bike 2Simon Bike