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Spinal Awareness Week 11th-15th May

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Spinal Awareness Week 11-15th May

From 11th – 15th May 2015 we are promoting Spinal Awareness Week in association with the United Chiropractic Association.  This year the theme is Move Better – Live Better and we will be offering help and advice on improving mobility and flexibility that can positively increase independence and quality of life within the over 65’s.

For two weeks (between Monday 11th May and Friday 22nd) we will offering FREE NEW PATIENT CONSULTATIONS  to the over 65’s with lots of advice on the benefits of Chiropractic, exercise, diet and tips on how to add life to your years!

We need your help to spread the word to friends and family members so that we can share our passion to Make Health Last through Chiropractic.


Exercise and Protein are Important as we age

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic It's simple to eat well

Exercise and protein are important as we age.

We all know how important it is to keep mobile and see your chiropractor regularly to maintain movement and nervous system control (naturally!!!)

But, once the power to the muscles is turned on, how many of us think about how we are using our muscles or indeed what we are using to build them up?

To quote some old sayings, which, let’s face it, are always the best ones: ‘You are what you eat’, and ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it’.  As we get older, the excuses not to get out and exercise seem to roll off the tongue much easier. It is also a bigger challenge to eat properly as we age. Life gets busy... or not busy, or lonely, or too hard.  However, these sayings are no less true.


Can Chiropractic Help Adult Incontinence?

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Live Better We've got your back

Incontinence, or the difficulty in controlling one’s bladder, affects 4 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men during their lifetime.  About 17% of children younger than 15 years are also affected. In a survey of 2,500 women aged 55–95, 64% reported that urinary incontinence was of great concern to them, but only 25% perceived that it was being adequately addressed by their healthcare provider.  Urinary incontinence is associated with poor quality of life, poor self-rated health, social isolation, depressive symptoms, decline in the instrumental activities of daily living, and an increase in out-of-pocket expenses.


An Older Person's Nervous System

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Live Better We've got your back

A person’s gradual loss of balance and co-ordination, and decrease in mobility and muscle strength, all contribute to one’s fall risk, regardless of age.

One of the most important reasons for a loss of co-ordination in the elderly is a decline in the nervous system function that occurs when people age.  As the body begins to degenerate, the pressure generated by structural misalignments of the spine system commonly alter the efficiency and accuracy of the nerve signals sent to and from the brain.  Over time, if left unchecked, this situation can cause significant loss of balance, poor control of the limbs, and decrease in mobility. 


World Health Day

World Health Day

3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition - World Health Day

On Tuesday 7th April, World Health Day the United Chiropractic Association is promoting 3 simple ways to improve your nutrition. Whilst the emphasis of World Health Day is Food Safety Ed Groenhart, a member of the United Chiropractic Association and our chiropractors at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, suggests: "Whilst we all want to ensure that the foods we eat and drink are improving our health, not damaging it, we need to be aware that there are simple ways to ensure this" Ed has come up with three simple rules to supply our bodies with more goodness, and decrease the effects of a poor diet:


Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

You know you’re stressed, but did you know that there are 3 kinds of stress that could be weighing you down? Physical, Chemical and Emotional. Or as DD Palmer the founder of Chiropractic identified "The 3 T's - Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts"

Physical Stress (Trauma)

Physical stress comes from the postures and positions you maintain throughout the day; it results from your actions and activity, or lack thereof. We all understand the importance of a proper work environment and ergonomic habits for manual workers. Too much heavy lifting and twisting or repetition can cause injury. But we don’t pay as much attention to how sedentary many other jobs are. Add that the fact that we sit when we eat, we sit when we drive, we sit when we relax. That lack of motion is another physical stress that your body has to deal with.


Half Term = Half Price for Kids!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Half Term = Half Price

Between 16th and 21st February we are offering 1/2 price visits for children new to our clinic (to include assessment and first treatment!)

Call the clinic to book your appointment on: 01442 863800.


Smart Goal Setting

SMART Goal Setting

Many of us set New Year Health resolutions but struggle to keep them -  Why is that you ask? The resolutions you set are often unrealistic or you are not truly committed to change. If you were why wouldn’t you make these changes today?

Forget the New Year’s Resolutions you have made and broken and set a goal today to make a lifestyle change for a more healthier you.

It is important that any goal you set is SMART for it to be successful. To start with stick to one goal at a time, master it, continue with it and move onto the next.



Wednesday 24th December:     8-1pm

Thursday 25th December:         Closed

Friday 26th December:               Closed

Saturday 27th December:          Closed

Monday 29th December:            8-2pm

Tuesday 30th December:          9-7pm

Wednesday 31st December:   8-1pm

Thursday 1st January:               Closed

Friday 2nd January:                    Normal hours resumed



Well Done Kevin!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Kevin Pistak Movember

Huge Congrats to our Chiropractor Kevin Pistak for raising both £288 and awareness for Prostate Cancer by growing a mustache over the month of November!