The update you have been patiently waiting for.....
Treatment and support for acute cases....
Plans for returning to normality.....
How we've been keeping busy....
Your NEW management system JANEAPP and how you will benefit from it....
Plus - boosting your immune system, how to breath better and exercises the new prescription.... yes we've told you before but we hope it helps to be reminded.
Alex and Lucy will be taking the leap of faith on Friday 1st May and opening the clinic doors to support patients in acute pain. All being well there will be a further three sessions offered Monday 4th and Thursday 7th May from 8am to 5 pm. They will be doing half a day each while the other is covering reception.
These appointments must be pre-booked either online through JANEAPP or by phone. If we have your email address you should have by now been sent a welcome email from our new system JANEAPP. This allows you to log in and register yourself, amend your personal details and also book an appointment.
If you have not had the email because either you do not have an email address or it is incorrect on the system please ring the clinic and select no.2 to talk to Alex who can find you an appointment or email Alex directly: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will update your records and get you into the system.
You will be able to view any up and coming appointments for all practitioners and will be able to alter these if you need to.
SOME APPOINTMENTS IN MAY HAVE BEEN ALTERED SLIGHTLY, PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR BOOKINGS.
We have had to alter some to allow for our staggered social distancing appointments during this time.
If you cannot attend the clinic and really need help and advice we are offering TELEHEALTH appointments. This is where we talk to you through your computer and we can ask you questions, get you to do certain things to assess what is wrong and provide appropriate advice and support.
These are for the AT RISK GROUPS:
Have long term health conditions,
Have a weak immune system,
Have recently returned from abroad (last 2 weeks).
These can also be booked and paid for online or via Alex - call the clinic and key 2.
The following protective measures have been put in place at the clinic:
- Please do not arrive TOO early for your appointment. Appointments have been spaced out to protect YOU! Please notify reception when you have arrived and WAIT IN YOUR CAR. We will ring you when we are ready for you to come in.
- Please use the hand sanitiser and sign the consent to be treated form.
- Please change into a clinic gown - gentlemen you will need to keep this on throughout the appointment.
- Your chiropractor will be masked and gloved for your session and the beds, tables and door handles will be cleaned in-between EVERY PATIENT.
- If you need to use the toilet facilities please wash your hands properly and use a single towel then place it in the laundry basket provided.
- Subsequent appointments can be booked at reception and payments can be made by contactless (the contactless limit has been raised to £45). NO CASH PLEASE.
Stock is available to EVERYONE for purchase on these days – please email Alex or call in advance during the opening hours so that we can get your goods ready for immediate collection and payment.
The extended appointments will continue throughout May, maybe into June and beyond - who knows. We will continue to strive to protect you and ourselves as much as possible.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.
PLEASE NOTE : Appointments with Troy, Ruth, Jenny and Anne are all supsended at the moment - we will notify you by text or phone call if your booked appointment is cancelled. You can view your appointments with them online through JANEAPP the same as the chiropractic ones but you cannot book new ones at the moment - sorry.
The chiropractors have been very busy with a massive array of online learning facilities supplied to them by our associations and colleges - the hardest thing has been which ones to choose, so they have lots of new ideas and techniques to share with you when you come in.
Alex has been working VERY hard on getting all your data transferred into the new system.
She has also had the reception floor replaced so it's all lovely and new in there now – she’s just got to put everything back in time for Friday.
She also managed to sneak a little airtime in on BBC Radio Nottingham this week ... in between the home schooling and feeding the family.
Check out the podcast on the website: http://www.beestonchiropractic.co.uk/podcasts/
Oh yes, there have been a few changes there too – at last we’ve got the staff pictures in even though some temporary ones for now. They will be updated as soon as we can get the team together again.
There is also a magic button there for you to access the new management system and book your appointments: http://www.beestonchiropractic.co.uk/welcome/appointments/
Boost Your Immune System with Chiropractic Care (Covid-19 Edition)
We often talk about the immune system and how strong or weak it is; but what is it? Our body relies on our immune system to defend us from viruses, bacteria and anything that it considers to be a pathogen. Developing a strong immune system is vital not only to maintain good health but also to support our body in functioning to its full potential.
Our lifestyle plays a huge role in whether or not we stay healthy. It can be hard to assimilate the right nutrients to boost our immune system only through a healthy diet. One way to maintain our immune system is to introduce food supplements like vitamin C, D and B, key nutrients into our diets. The two most proven supplements that aid the immune system are vitamin D, which comes from the sun and with increased time spent indoors is now more important to help supplement. The other is the mineral zinc which plays an important role in making the cells within the immune system.
Our immune system is made up of proteins, tissues, organs and cells (white blood cells) and all of these work together to keep us healthy. Its main role is to protect and fight against harmful organisms, pathogens, and neutralise them whenever they come into contact with them.
Another great way to help support the immune system is gentle low-grade exercise. Research has shown that exercise improves defence activity and improves metabolic health. However, in intense training periods athletes had an increased illness risk. Therefor exercising within your limits will be the best for your immune system.
And it's important to note that sleep is important for your health. Getting the right amount of sleep helps your body heal and produce enough cells to keep your immune system strong and healthy.
While much of chiropractic treatment focuses on muscle, joint and bone pain, chiropractic adjustments can aid the overall health.
One of the main causes of immune system problems comes from the compression of nerve pathways. Musculo-skeletal adjustment can improve our overall health by keeping us mobile and reducing the risk of getting chronic diseases.
Contact your chiropractor if you have muscle or joint pain, or if your mobility feels restricted.
Are You Breathing Correctly?
Every day our lungs automatically expand and contract up to 20,000 times, allowing us to breathe and oxygenate our body. Our breaths can be short or long, and can be affected by respiratory disease, momentary distress or simply breathing in an incorrect manner. All those breathing variables affect our body, from the immune system to our posture and spinal alignment.
Chiropractic care is a proven and natural way of helping to reduce and relieve the symptoms and side effects of specific breathing problems. Chiropractic adjustments help with improving movement in the ribs and restoring strength to the intercostal muscles.
Contributing factors to breathing issues are problems with the spine and the thoracic nerves. Thoracic nerves are found in the chest as an extension of the spinal nerves branching from the vertebrae carrying vital signals between the spinal cord, the body and lungs. Misalignment of a vertebra or the spine can result in pain and reduce range of motion, and can ultimately cause breathing issues.
Are you breathing correctly? One way to assess your breathing pattern is to take a deep breath. Is your stomach going in or out? If your stomach went out, you are most likely breathing correctly. If your stomach caved inwards, you are probably breathing incorrectly and not taking full advantage of your lung capacity.
The movement of your stomach is reflecting the way your diaphragm is working. The diaphragm is a large sheet of muscle that separates the lungs and abdomen, which plays an integral part in the ability of the lungs to function. When the thoracic nerves and surrounding muscles are in distress, the diaphragm will not function properly, limiting oxygen intake and reducing lung capacity.
Ultimately, breathing incorrectly or fatigued breathing drives overworks neck and shoulder muscle, which try to compensate and become stiff and sore. The higher the level of back and neck pain, the more the body is prone to adjust its posture to an incorrect hunching position, which can lead to further breathing problems. Similarly, breathing problems can affect the posture by bringing the pelvis, the abdomen and diaphragm out of balance.
Here are some tips to improve breathing:
- Avoid sitting for an extended period of time
- Control the upper back posture
- Practice deep breathing techniques focusing on abdominal and diaphragm movements
- Take 5-10 minutes of the day to focus on your breathing, and assess it
Chiropractic treatment can help with neck pain and back pain, which can improve your overall spinal health and your breathing.
Exercise: The New Prescription
These days doctors often ‘prescribe’ exercise as a way to maintain good health and with good reason. Being active not only makes us feel better, it can also help ease various symptoms and cut risk of disease.
Studies have shown that people in their late 70s who undertake at least 20 minutes of exercise per day need fewer prescriptions and are ess likely to be admitted to hospital than those who don’t. Exercise has been shown to be as effective at lowering blood pressure as certain medication, as well as being shown to improve heart and gut health, memory and balance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends exercise 3 times per week between 45min to an hour, for 3 months for those with mild or moderate depression. The physical activity also stimulates our brains and helps prevent anxiety and stress, as well as increasing the lifespan and improving the quality of life.
1. For Living Longer – Jogging
A US study showed that adults over 65 who ran or jogged for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week were as healthy as young adults in their 20s. This might not sound important, but your walking style is a key indicator of mortality, so the longer you can stay spritely on your feet, the longer and healthier your life should be. Meanwhile, another study found that light jogging (between 70-120 minutes per week) was linked to the lowest mortality rate compared to sedentary people and heavy runners – so little and often is key here.
2. For Improving Memory – Dancing
A study from 2017 found that all exercise can help reverse the signs of ageing in the brain, but dancing more than any other sport. The study, which focused on adults in their late 60s who took part in a weekly dance class, found that all participants showed an increase in the hippocampus region of the brain, which can be affected by diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as more general age-related decline.
3. For Back Pain – Active Therapies
Many GP appointments are connected to muscle and nerve problems- and these are often based in the back. If you suffer with back pain, you will know that it can affect your movement and sleep and leave you feeling quite low. Luckily, help is at hand in the form of gentle stretching. Also, research shows that active therapies, such as chiropractic treatment, are a great option for managing back pain and to create optimal alignment, balance and symmetry.
4. For Depression and Anxiety – Walking
Science agrees – walking outdoors has been linked to a reduction in stress and a boost in mood, particularly for those who have just been through a negative life event such as serious illness or loss of a loved one. Brisk walks have also been shown to help women deal with the anxiety and stress that’s sometimes associated with menopause. Movement helps your brain to release endorphins, feel-good hormones that can reduce the perception of pain as well as depression or stress.
5. For Bone and Muscle Health – Weight Training
Experts are increasingly suggesting a bit of strength training goes a long way when it comes to better bone and muscle health. As we get older, we start to lose muscle mass, which can leave us prone to falls, as well as making it easier to gain weight. So think of strength training as insurance for your later life. While this could mean leading to lift lightweights, it can also mean strength exercises using your own body weight – such as sit-ups or squats. It’s really never too late to start. A study of 90-year-olds found that 12 weeks of strength training improved their muscle tone, ability to balance, general power and walking speed.
Don’t forget 150 minutes (just over 21 mins daily) is the minimum moderate exercise the NHS recommends for adults to stay healthy! And the best part is, it’s freely available to most of us, small things make a big difference. Movement is the new medicine!
We treat all conditions that affect any muscle or joint in your body, from your head to your little toe! One of the most common complaints that we treat is back pain and Chiropractic is recommended by the government authority, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for acute and chronic back pain. Some of the other conditions that we treat are: neck and head ache, shoulder pain, leg and hip pain, knee and foot pain, sciatica and arthritis. Our registered Chiropractors all have at least five years training. Treatment costs can be covered through most health insurers. If you are in any doubt, we are always very happy to talk with you on the phone to see if your condition will respond well to Chiropractic treatment or offer you a free advice session to discuss your condition in person. Call the clinic now to arrange an appointment time that works for you. 0115 9225085 If you would like to opt out of receiving these newsletters please follow the unsubscribe link below, email email@example.com or let us know at your next appointment.