“Tracey really listened to what my concerns/needs were, and then used her knowledge to explain how she would proceed, given all the information. Tracey makes you feel relaxed the moment you walk into the room. As she talks to you and prepares for your massage, you can tell she really has an interest in not only what’s going on with your body, but in whom you are. You find yourself feeling comfortably assured that you will be receiving a wonderful therapeutic experience.”She encourages me to be an active part in my own treatment by putting me to work with passive resistance stretches or offering me suggestions for moves I can do at home. She is open to ideas and interested to know what works for you. My weekly treatment has become a part of my life, some time for me, and my well being, its working!!…….. Thank you Tracey”
Glucosamine is found naturally in the body. It helps form the building blocks of many structures of the joints including the ligaments, tendons, cartilage and the sunovial fluid. Studies have suggested that glucosamine supplements can both delay degradation and repair damaged cartilage.
We sell Biocare Glucosamine Hydrochloride here at the Clinic for £17.95rrp. For more information please give us a call on 01452 309372
Newspapers yesterday reported that the risk of bowel cancer has doubled in a single generation. Cancer Research UK has reported that while in 1975 the risk of a man developing bowel cancer was one in 29, it is now one in 15. For women, the risk has gone from one in 29 to one in 19.
British Chiropractic Association Chairman, Richard Brown, states that as primary health care providers, BCA chiropractors are aware of so-called “red flag” signs when assessing patients for low back pain. As he says, the importance of careful assessment both at the initial interview and regularly thereafter cannot be overemphasised.
The website www.beatingbowelcancer.org has excellent information for patients and healthcare professionals about bowel cancer.
BCA chiropractors frequently utilise soft tissue techniques as part of the package of care offered to their patients. Contrary to popular belief, spinal manipulation is not the only treatment given by chiropractors, who are highly trained and undertake a full assessment before deciding which type of treatment will be best suited to the patient’s presenting complaint.
According to a new study, massage may be more effective than usual medical interventions for improving pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain. Researchers studied 401 patients aged 20 to 65 years with nonspecific chronic low back pain to compare the effectiveness of either relaxation or structural massage versus usual care. Patients were surveyed about their symptoms and ability to perform daily activities and then randomly assigned to receive relaxation massage, structure massage (a massage focused on correcting soft-tissue abnormalities), or usual treatment with no massage. Participants in the massage groups had a one-hour massage once a week for 10 weeks, while patients in the usual care group received therapy such as painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, or physical therapy. After 10 weeks, the researchers re-measured the participants’ symptoms and mobility, and then re-measured again at six months and one year. They found that patients in both of the massage groups fared much better than those receiving usual care. “We found that patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function,” said Dr. Daniel Cherkin, Director of Group Health Research Institute and lead author of the study. “After 10 weeks, about two-thirds of those receiving massage improved substantially, versus only about one-third in the usual care group.” In addition to improvements in pain and mobility, patients also reported a reduction in the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after massage. While both relaxation and structural massage provided relief and restored function, the researchers suggest that relaxation massage may have a slight advantage over structural massage because it is taught in almost all massage schools, making it more readily accessible and slightly less expensive than structural or other specialized forms of massage. Source: American College of Physicians (http://www.acponline.org/pressroom/massage_lbp.htm)
Taken from an article by Richard Brown, BCA President
Big congratulations to our massage therapist Tracey Morris, who has just passed her BTEC Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy Diploma Level 4 with flying colours.
Tracey is incredibly popular at the clinic so if you would like to book your sports massage with her then call 01452 309372 or email us at email@example.com now!
Well done Tracey!
Inventor Tom Pellereau won BBC’s The Apprentice Final on Sunday with a business plan for a chair that combats back pain – an idea that Lord Sugar saw potential in. Unsurprising really given that prolonged sitting is a big cause of low back pain, and time of work due to back pain costs individuals and employers heavily each year. We hope something comes of it…..!
We wish the very best of luck to patient Tom Hardcastle and to friend James O’Driscoll who are both running the London Marathon this month in support of very worthy causes. We admire their determination and commitment, not to mention their fitness! Superb effort guys, well done, we hope it goes very well for you both.
Very exciting news! We are very pleased to be able to welcome Massage Therapist Tracey Morris to our team here at the Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic. Tracey will be offering a discounted rate to registered patients for their first appointment for a limited period only!
Tracey’s massage therapy can complement chiropractic treatment by relieving muscle tension and improving the function of joints after injury in areas including the spine, shoulders, hips and knees.
Massage therapy can also help with relaxation, improving your circulation, relieving muscle tension and/or nerve pain, improving joint flexibility, enhancing your energy levels and vitality, improving recovery rates and, enhancing immunity levels. Massage is also used to help lymphatic drainage.
Tracey is well regarded as a very friendly and warm person and we are very happy to welcome her to our team. We wish her a happy and successful time here at our clinic.
To book your massage appointment with Tracey please call us on 01452 309372 or use our callback request link!
We would like to say a very big thank you to all of our patients for your support over the last month! It is great to be part of such a lovely community.
Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic suffered bad flood damage from a burst pipe during the big freeze just before Christmas. We quickly constructed a temporary treatment room upstairs in the clinic so that patients could still receive the chiropractic treatment that they needed, but it was not perfect. However, we are pleased to say that Simon is now back in his own treatment room downstairs with new carpet and fresh paint.
Once again thank you everyone for your understanding during the disruption, and to all those who have helped us get things back up together. Let’s hope the warmer weather is not far away…!
We would like to work with local sports teams and employers and are able to offer schemes such as, for example, free injury assessments to members. It can be a great way to help team members and employees to recover from injury and get back to fitness as soon as possible, resulting in less days out of action or off sick. If you would like to know more about this, or if you would like us to contact your employer or team, then please use the contact page to get in touch with us.