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Wed
01
Jul

Road to recovery I can do it!

Road to Recovery I can do It!

We are often asked, "What can I do to get better quicker?" by patients as they begin care at our clinic  So we thought we would share with you the Top 5 things that you can do today to help you either get out of pain, improve your recovery from injury, or pass on to a friend or family member: remember though, if in any doubt about your suitability (diabetics and those with severe osteoporosis or arthritis, if you are on high-dose steroids or are undergoing chemotherapy) then please contact your Chiropractor or GP for advice.

1. Ice or heat: A recent study has shown that there is a 2% difference between these two contrasting therapies in terms of their effectiveness at relieving pain. Using ice or hot packs for 15 minutes seems to work.

Wed
01
Jul

How to give yourself a Vitamin D boost safely!

Sunshine Vitamin D Boost

Vitamin D plays a vital, key role in your immune system.  A deficiency can lead to fatigue, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and a weakened immune system.  It’s the weakened immune system that exposes you to the common cold, but also to flu and other infections.  On that note, vitamin D has been shown to decrease the severity of influenza, as well as your chances of catching it.  Vitamin D is also know to be responsible for regulating calcium absorption and, therefore, your bone density. It’s also thought to positively affect many other diseases, including: colon and breast cancer, respiratory disease and type-1 diabetes.

So, where do we get vitamin D from?

Wed
13
May

Strength & Balance Tips

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Strength & Blance Tips

Taking a tumble can cause serious injury that affects your everyday life and independence. One of the best ways you can reduce your risk of slipping, tripping and falling is to improve your strength and balance. Almost any kind of physical activity is helpful - but some activities deliver greater benefits than others.

Strong Legs for Stability

Strengthening you leg muscles can reduce the chance of falling if you do lose your balance. Strong legs will stabilize you and can make the difference between staying on your feet and hitting the ground. While any activity that uses your legs is it’s important to find something you enjoy. The best exercise plan in the world won’t help if you don’t want to do it. Here are some ideas:

Brisk Walking

Mon
20
Apr

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.

Fri
17
Apr

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.

Fri
17
Apr

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. 

Wed
11
Mar

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.

Wed
14
Jan

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.

Wed
26
Nov

Homeopathy & Kinesiology: Focus on Exam Stress

Homeopathy & Kinesiology Exam Stress

Berkhamsted teenagers suffering from exam stress are seeking “alternative” help in the form of homeopathy. Homeopathic medicine may help calm exam nerves and deal with symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and digestive upsets.

Registered homeopath Patricia Wassall who runs a clinic in the Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, explains: “A carefully chosen homeopathic medicine matched to the individual patient may help with the mental, emotional and physical symptoms of stress, by triggering the body’s natural system of healing. It’s a holistic approach, witheach prescription based on the individual patient’s experience of their illness.”

Stress can lead to a range of symptoms, as well as reducing the function of your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds and other bugs.

Wed
01
Oct

World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals suffering from this disease. On 12th October 2014, World Arthritis Day the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits Chiropractic care can have for those suffering from this condition.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (i) reported that 63% of patients who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia conditions also sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of these individuals 31% chose Chiropractic care, making Chiropractic the most popular alternative used by this group of people. Importantly, 73% of these patients determined that Chiropractic care was helpful in controlling their chronic pain.

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