A Month of Very Exciting Changes and Events
25th Anniversary celebrations -We need your help please for a Community Defibrillator!
New arrivals: Anne and Sarah – Acupuncturists.
Chiropractic awareness Week (9 – 15 April).
Our stand on GDPR.
Access to the new Hydrotherapy Pool at University Nottingham
1993-2018 - 25 years in Beeston - we need your help please!
25th Celebrations THREE weeks left before our big day:
Saturday 28th April 2018– Have you got your tickets? Call reception now for entry and raffle tickets– Something for everyone- see website for more details. www.beestonchiropractic.co.uk.
To mark the occasion we will be purchasing a defibrillator to site on the outside of the clinic wall on Queens Road.
Also joining us on the day will be:
Nottingham Wildlife Trust, it is the county's leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife and will be joining us at the event. They will share with you and your children the joys of nature and the wonders of our local wildlife.
Acupuncturists: Anne Etherton and Sarah Gunn will also be joining us and ready to answer any questions you may have about the wonders of Chinese acupuncture.
Focus on Acupuncture
We would like to give a warm welcome to Anne Etherton and Sarah Gunn Acupuncturists who will be moving their Wednesday and Thursday practices respectively to the clinic from 2nd May 2018.
Both are trained in acupuncture but Anne also does Chinese herbal medicine.
Anne is at Beeston on Wednesday and Sarah on Thursday afternoon.
Anne says "Chinese medicine is a medicine in its own right so although we are only given credit for pain control we also can treat most other ailments."
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions due to the fact that it can stimulate the body’s own healing process.
It can be used as a preventative measure when you feel generally ‘run down’ and also when you ‘feel unwell’, but you do not necessarily present with any symptoms – you just know you don’t feel ‘right’.
The aim of the treatment is not just to relieve symptoms, but also to improve overall wellbeing. Many patients notice not only changes to the condition they sought help with, but also improvements to their energy, confidence and quality of life.
For more information come and talk to them at our open morning on Saturday 28th April 2018 or visit their web site:
Chiropractic awareness Week. (9 – 15 April)
Midlanders advised to keep moving to halt rise in back pain
New research finds increasing numbers of people suffering from back and neck pain
New research released to mark Chiropractic Awareness Week (9 – 15 April), has found that two fifths (41%) of people in the Midlands are currently experiencing back or neck pain, a 12% increase on 2017.
The research, which was carried out by the British Chiropractic Association, found that for sufferers in the Midlands, the top triggers for this pain were;
- Lifting or carrying heavy objects (53%)
- Sitting for long periods of time (43%), and;
- Poor posture (35%)
Notably, incidences of neck and back pain among younger people are also on the rise, with 40% of people in the Midlands experiencing neck or back pain by age 20.
Alex Newton comments on these findings:
“The BCA’s research findings align with what we see in our clinic on a day to day basis, however it’s particularly interesting that lifting and carrying was the most cited trigger for neck and back pain. It really highlights the importance of maintaining a strong and active body that can move well and cope with the demands you are making of it.
“For those who are finding that sedentary lifestyles and sitting for long periods are causing them a problem, we would encourage they make a change. We are designed to move and if you hold your body in any position for an extended period of time, it is likely that you will feel pain.
“To help counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, and help prevent back and neck pain occurring, there are a number of simple exercises and small changes you can incorporate into your daily routine. For example, shrugging and circling your shoulders whilst sitting and taking the stairs are easy ways to improve your back health - these may sound simple but I know from my patients that they really work!”
Alex’s top tips to help local residents to prevent and manage neck and back pain are:
- Take a break: When sitting for long periods of time, ensure you stand up and move around every 30 minutes. When at work, also make sure your desk is set up to support a comfortable position. This is different for everyone so if you don’t feel comfortable in your current set up, try altering the height of your chair or screen.
- Keep on moving: Physical activity can be beneficial for managing back pain, however it’s important that if this is of a moderate to high intensity that you warm up and down properly to get your body ready to move! If a previous injury is causing you pain, adapt your exercise or seek some advice. Activities such as swimming, walking or yoga can be less demanding on your body while keeping you mobile!
Other things which you can bear in mind are:
- Lifting and carrying: Remember to bend from the knees, not the waist when lifting heavy items. Face in the direction of movement, and take your time. Hold the object as close to your body as possible, and where you can avoid carrying objects which are too heavy to manage alone, ask for help or use the necessary equipment.
- Sleep comfortably: The Sleep Council recommends buying a new mattress at least every 7 years. Mattresses lose their support over time, so if you can feel the springs through your mattress, or the mattress is no longer level, your mattress is no longer providing the support you need. Everyone has different support requirements, so when purchasing your mattress ensure it is supportive for you. If you share a bed and require different mattress types, consider two single mattresses which are designed to be joined together, to ensure you both get the support you need.
- Straighten Up!: The BCA has created a programme of 3-minute exercises, Straighten Up UK, which can be slotted in to your daily schedule to help prevent back pain by promoting movement, balance, strength and flexibility in the spine
Our stand on GDPR 25th May 2018
General Data Protection Regulations: As from 25th May 2018 we have to be accountable for the data that we hold about you.
What does this mean for you?
Firstly during your next visit we will ask you to check the personal data that we have about you on your file and ask you if we can use your data for a number of reasons in relation to your care at the clinic - these will include using your phone number to call you or your email address to contact you, sending you text reminders to remind you about your appointments, storing you address details and that of your next of kin for emergency use, contacting your GP to help with your care, sending you these lovely newsletters by email every month and sending you a mail drop if we think you might be interested in something we are promoting.
You will be able to opt out of some of the above uses without it affecting your care at the clinic.
Look out in next month’s newsletter for more information.
We are very excited to be able to offer patients access to the Hydrotherapy facilities at the new David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham.
They are offering group sessions (£15 up to 6 people*) or one-to-one sessions £40-£45.
Group sessions are currently Mon 10-11am, 7-8pm, Tues 7-8pm, Thurs 10-11am Fri 3-4pm.
* If you are interested in attending a group session arranged by us at Beeston Chiropractic Clinic at a different time to that shown above then please put your name on the list in reception.
Hydrotherapy is the use of exercise in a heated pool to treat a variety of conditions. At David Ross Sports Village the state-of-the-art Hydropool is heated to between 33 and 38˚C, allowing your body to relax, encouraging pain relief, better circulation, and improved flexibility.
Used by some of the top athletes in the country, hydrotherapy support the recovery process following training and competitive fixtures. The brand new facilities are ideal for athletes and performance sports teams to meet the demands of modern sport.
Aside from sports rehab and recovery, studies also show that hydrotherapy benefits patients rehabilitating from strokes, traumas, and other injuries as well as connective tissue diseases and asthma.
Talk to your chiropractor about the benefit for you.