Daily Tasks Which Damage your Back

Every day we all complete tasks which have the potential to cause long term harm to our backs. You probably think that you know most of the things which could damage your back – heavy lifting, sitting in the wrong position, sitting or lying down for too long. However, you’ll probably be surprised to know that there are many other normal tasks which we do daily, without a thought, which could also play a part in back pain. Read more

Common Sports Injuries and how to Avoid Them

Taking part in sports is a great way to stay active and for many it’s a lifelong hobby or profession. However, the trouble with popular sports such as football, rugby, tennis and gymnastics is that you risk a serious injury. Some sports injuries heal themselves but others will need specialist treatment, and you may find the same body parts cause recurring problems. Of course the best thing to do is try and avoid injuries altogether with preventative treatment and safe training. Read more

How to Maintain Good Posture

You probably remember as a child being told to “Stop slouching in your chair!” and to “Stand up straight!” At the time it was irritating, but all those years later you’re starting to realise the importance of a good posture.  Poor sitting and standing habits can cause muscle tension and over time, create discomfort and chronic pain illnesses. Bad posture takes a toll on the whole of your body – your spine, neck, shoulders, hips and knees. Actively maintaining a good posture and trying to correct common habits can really help long term health. Read more

Which Healthcare Providers Cover Chiropractic Care?

Because chiropractic treatment is a specialist treatment, you will need to cover the costs of consultations and treatment sessions. There are two ways to do this – either by claiming the cost of treatment through your private health insurance policy or by self-paying. Chiropractic care is well recognised by many private healthcare providers, so you often don’t have to pay a penny upfront.

If you are a member of a healthcare provider such as BUPA, or have health insurance as a work benefit, you will most likely be eligible for treatment. It is important to check your individual policy, however these are some of the most popular healthcare providers we have worked with to ensure the cost of the client’s treatment is covered. Read more