Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic | Gloucester

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Double Award Winning Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic

We proudly hold both prestigious Royal College of Chiropractors awards, the PPQM and CMQM, for our commitment to patients and for our clinical management.

Our patient centred approach puts you firmly at the heart of everything that we do.

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of  disorders of the musculoskeletal sysytem including the spine, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, in people of all ages.

Chiropractic treatment at this clinic includes spinal and other joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, soft tissue work such as massage, dry needling (a form of acupuncture), exercise, stretches and home-help plans, and ergonomic and lifestyle advice for home and work.

Also available at this clinic: Massage Therapy, Gait Analysis and Bespoke Orthotics, Pilates sytle exercise programmes, Postural Analysis, taping and strapping, and Injury Rehabilitation Programmes.

Chiropractors are extensively training in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, with emphasis on the musculoskeletal  and nervous systems.  We are trained in medical diagnosis radiography and radiology.  At this clinic we have an on-site digital x-ray suite, enabling us to reach a diagnosis accurately and quickly with no waiting lists.  We refer on to other health specialists where necessary, including GPs and orthopaedic consultants.

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Patient testimonials

“Fantastic service and great treatment”

StephenPatient

“Great service and care”

JamesPatient

“Professional Service. Excellent clinicians. Wouldn’t go anywhere else if I have another problem”

ChrisPatient

“Great service and great treatment. I have been seeing Wiebke for… major back pain preventing me from doing anything without severe pain. She managed to get me moving again very quickly and with some good advice and exercise routines I have managed to gradually improve my back. Very friendly, and knowledgeable service and I would highly recommend them.”

NickPatient

“I had a neck injury which was causing me some discomfort. I saw Danny for 4 treatments and have had big improvements since. Will recommend them to anyone.”

GyPatient

“Top quality practitioners; friendly and efficient administration”

TonyPatient

“Wiebke has been a life-saver both before and after giving birth.  I can’t thank her enough for helping me through this time.”

HelenaPatient

“Simon’s treatment of my shoulder injury was spot on and I saw quick results – he played a pivotal role in enabling me to regain my title- “UK Endurance Lifting Champion 2013”. I didn’t think I’d be able to compete to a high level again, but thankfully Simon proved me wrong. I’m a professional Personal Trainer and I need to be working to 100% fitness as my clients include internationally ranked tennis players. Effective and timely treatments when I need them keep my shoulder on top form, and prevent recurrence of my injury.”

Aaron BarnetUK Endurance Lifting Champion 2013; UK Sprint Lifting Champion 2011; Personal Trainer

“I highly recommend Longlevens Chiro – I’ve had back problems since a teen and can now lead a relatively pain free life!” Thank you!”

NataliePatient

“The advice and treatment that I have received for the care of my back in my role as a teacher has been excellent.”

KateTeacher

“First class professional service.  My needs were assessed and a reassuring treatment programme was well communicated to me.”

GuyPatient

“We are very pleased with Danny’s treatment.  He has treated three members of our family and we are all very satisfied.”

DavePatient

100% of patients rate our clinic reception services as good, very good, or excellent.

ResultsOne of our most recent surveys

“Kate is amazing… her massage has been so helpful for my health.  10 stars!”

SusannaBack Pain Patient

“James is amazing.”

MichaelBack Pain Patient

“Wow! Walked in feeling 90 years old and walked out feeling back in my forties! Thank you!”

CatherinePatient

“Danny is always professional and really helps keep my lower back pain in check – life saver!”

KatePatient

“James FW has been really helpful for the relief of my migraines”

DianePatient

“Excellent massage… deep pressure in the right places”

JacquiPatient

“Fantastic service and great treatment”

StephenPatient

“Great service and care”

JamesPatient

“Professional Service. Excellent clinicians. Wouldn’t go anywhere else if I have another problem”

ChrisPatient

“Great service and great treatment. I have been seeing Wiebke for… major back pain preventing me from doing anything without severe pain. She managed to get me moving again very quickly and with some good advice and exercise routines I have managed to gradually improve my back. Very friendly, and knowledgeable service and I would highly recommend them.”

NickPatient

“I had a neck injury which was causing me some discomfort. I saw Danny for 4 treatments and have had big improvements since. Will recommend them to anyone.”

GyPatient

“Top quality practitioners; friendly and efficient administration”

TonyPatient

“Wiebke has been a life-saver both before and after giving birth.  I can’t thank her enough for helping me through this time.”

HelenaPatient

“Simon’s treatment of my shoulder injury was spot on and I saw quick results – he played a pivotal role in enabling me to regain my title- “UK Endurance Lifting Champion 2013”. I didn’t think I’d be able to compete to a high level again, but thankfully Simon proved me wrong. I’m a professional Personal Trainer and I need to be working to 100% fitness as my clients include internationally ranked tennis players. Effective and timely treatments when I need them keep my shoulder on top form, and prevent recurrence of my injury.”

Aaron BarnetUK Endurance Lifting Champion 2013; UK Sprint Lifting Champion 2011; Personal Trainer

“I highly recommend Longlevens Chiro – I’ve had back problems since a teen and can now lead a relatively pain free life!” Thank you!”

NataliePatient

“The advice and treatment that I have received for the care of my back in my role as a teacher has been excellent.”

KateTeacher

“First class professional service.  My needs were assessed and a reassuring treatment programme was well communicated to me.”

GuyPatient

“We are very pleased with Danny’s treatment.  He has treated three members of our family and we are all very satisfied.”

DavePatient

100% of patients rate our clinic reception services as good, very good, or excellent.

ResultsOne of our most recent surveys

“Kate is amazing… her massage has been so helpful for my health.  10 stars!”

SusannaBack Pain Patient

“James is amazing.”

MichaelBack Pain Patient

“Wow! Walked in feeling 90 years old and walked out feeling back in my forties! Thank you!”

CatherinePatient

“Danny is always professional and really helps keep my lower back pain in check – life saver!”

KatePatient

“James FW has been really helpful for the relief of my migraines”

DianePatient

“Excellent massage… deep pressure in the right places”

JacquiPatient

How can Chiropractic help?

So, what can we help with? We don’t just “crack” bones! Our experienced and dedicated Chiropractors are specialists in diagnosing and treating problems to do with your spine, joints, muscles and nerves.  Treatment involves gentle and specific manipulation to free joints that are not moving properly, plus soft tissue therapy, dry needling and lifestyle advice including exercises for the home or gym.

Massage Therapy

You will also find the very best in Massage  Therapy at this clinic, as well as one-to one Pilates sessions and Exercise Rehabilitation programmes. Our sports therapists have experience on a national and international level, including the London 2012 Olympics. They are fully insured and registered with their own professional bodies including the Society of Sports Therapists.

Free Assessments

If you are a bit undecided as to what to do next, feel free to call the clinic and book an informal face to face meeting with one of our practitioners.  These are short and informal sessions, totally without obligation, designed to help you to understand how we could help you.  Please note that in the case of Chiropractic, free assessments are not consultations – you would still be required to book an Initial Consultation, should you wish to proceed with us.

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Fantastic must-read running blog from James Hood:

I often get asked how best to warm up before a race. What seems like a simple task, is not always as straightforward as you might think. Having tried to perfect this over a number of years, I think I have finally settled on a routine that works for me. You will see lots of runners doing different things before a race, and you will wonder (as I have done), should I be doing this too?

And that’s why it’s important to have a plan. Getting your warm up right can really prepare you physically and mentally, allowing you to focus on the race you’ve trained hard for. It can really make a big difference to your performance and hopefully you can keep all those pre race nerves at bay!

The following points are guidelines based on my experience and some scientific principles

The first question to answer is why bother with a warm up?

Essentially this can broken down in to injury prevention, performance and psychological preparation. Running flat out straight from rest places large amounts of stress and load on muscles, tendons and other tissues in the body. These tissues need gradually exposing to load so they don’t overstretch and potentially result in a muscle strain. You are likely to perform better if you are able to connect your brain activity to your muscle activity. This is known as neuromuscular function and a warm up which involves some skill based exercises (e.g. lunges), will activate more muscle fibres and improve stride mechanics, so we are more efficient and coordinated during the race.

Finally, a thorough warm up should help you build confidence in the minutes leading up to the race and allow your mind to focus on the task in hand.

How long before your race should you start warming up?
25- 30 minutes. You want to arrive at the start line slightly out of breath and sweating. If you start warming up too early, you’ll probably end up tired, standing around getting cold and overthinking your race. Likewise, if you’re rushing to get your warm up done, you are likely to feel nervous from being ill prepared and this can often negatively affect performance.

What should I include in my warm up?
At least 10-15 minutes of slow running should sufficiently allow the body to prepare itself for the exertion it is about to undergo, raising your body temperature and increasing blood flow to your muscles. You should aim to run at a pace that is 2 minutes per mile slower than your race pace - i.e. if you are aiming for 6 minute miles during the race, then 8 minutes per mile is about the right speed for your warm up.

The next stage is to dynamically stretch your muscles. Gone are the days where holding static stretches for long periods would constitute a warm up. In fact, research has shown that static stretching can negatively impact performance and is not recommended prior to a race. Instead, you should aim to include exercises such as lunges, high knee drills, heel kicks and leg swings (to name a few). For more detail, here is an article on dynamic stretching for runners runnersconnect.net/dynamic-stretching-for-runners/

Finally, to get your body used to running slightly faster than race pace (but over a short distance), you should aim to complete some ‘strides’. Find a flat area and run a distance of 60-80m, at a pace that’s around 70% of a maximum sprint. Try to focus on good form (e.g. high knees and a tall posture) but don’t exaggerate your running style too much or overstride. Aim for around 6-10 strides.

In conclusion, this 25-30 minute routine should help reduce the risk of injury, improve your performance on race day and better mentally prepare yourself. By ensuring you have a structure in place, you can help control pre race nerves and allow your mind to focus on the race. There is nothing worse than making a warm up on the spot in the few minutes before your race! Remember the phrase ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’!
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Fantastic must-read running blog from James Hood: I often get asked how best to warm up before a race. What seems like a simple task, is not always as straightforward as you might think. Having tried to perfect this over a number of years, I think I have finally settled on a routine that works for me. You will see lots of runners doing different things before a race, and you will wonder (as I have done), should I be doing this too? And that’s why it’s important to have a plan. Getting your warm up right can really prepare you physically and mentally, allowing you to focus on the race you’ve trained hard for. It can really make a big difference to your performance and hopefully you can keep all those pre race nerves at bay! The following points are guidelines based on my experience and some scientific principles The first question to answer is why bother with a warm up? Essentially this can broken down in to injury prevention, performance and psychological preparation. Running flat out straight from rest places large amounts of stress and load on muscles, tendons and other tissues in the body. These tissues need gradually exposing to load so they don’t overstretch and potentially result in a muscle strain. You are likely to perform better if you are able to connect your brain activity to your muscle activity. This is known as neuromuscular function and a warm up which involves some skill based exercises (e.g. lunges), will activate more muscle fibres and improve stride mechanics, so we are more efficient and coordinated during the race. Finally, a thorough warm up should help you build confidence in the minutes leading up to the race and allow your mind to focus on the task in hand. How long before your race should you start warming up? 25- 30 minutes. You want to arrive at the start line slightly out of breath and sweating. If you start warming up too early, you’ll probably end up tired, standing around getting cold and overthinking your race. Likewise, if you’re rushing to get your warm up done, you are likely to feel nervous from being ill prepared and this can often negatively affect performance. What should I include in my warm up? At least 10-15 minutes of slow running should sufficiently allow the body to prepare itself for the exertion it is about to undergo, raising your body temperature and increasing blood flow to your muscles. You should aim to run at a pace that is 2 minutes per mile slower than your race pace - i.e. if you are aiming for 6 minute miles during the race, then 8 minutes per mile is about the right speed for your warm up. The next stage is to dynamically stretch your muscles. Gone are the days where holding static stretches for long periods would constitute a warm up. In fact, research has shown that static stretching can negatively impact performance and is not recommended prior to a race. Instead, you should aim to include exercises such as lunges, high knee drills, heel kicks and leg swings (to name a few). For more detail, here is an article on dynamic stretching for runners https://runnersconnect.net/dynamic-stretching-for-runners/ Finally, to get your body used to running slightly faster than race pace (but over a short distance), you should aim to complete some ‘strides’. Find a flat area and run a distance of 60-80m, at a pace that’s around 70% of a maximum sprint. Try to focus on good form (e.g. high knees and a tall posture) but don’t exaggerate your running style too much or overstride. Aim for around 6-10 strides. In conclusion, this 25-30 minute routine should help reduce the risk of injury, improve your performance on race day and better mentally prepare yourself. By ensuring you have a structure in place, you can help control pre race nerves and allow your mind to focus on the race. There is nothing worse than making a warm up on the spot in the few minutes before your race! Remember the phrase ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’!
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  • review rating 5  Professional service, easy to find and has its own parking. I went with neck pain and it was immediately reduced after just one session (thanks Wiebke!). When I stupidly left my car lights on in the car park and went out to a flat battery the boss kindly jump started me. Nice bunch of people and as I say the treatment worked for me and I will continue less frequent visits to keep it from reoccurring. 5***** all round.

    thumb Steve Powell
    3/18/2019
  • review rating 5  Get the problem fixed, physically therapy is great when done by excellent people👍

    thumb Richard Powell
    3/17/2020
  • review rating 5  Been coming here for over a year now and always made to feel welcome, The receptionists are always helpful and polite and my chiropractor is always on time and very helpful and will always explain everything he does and the benefits of it.

    thumb Ryan Tanner
    11/02/2019

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