Better health might seem hard to come by. With our sedentary lifestyles, poor health habits have an impact on our waistlines, brain, heart and posture. In a 2018 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers at Liverpool John Moores University in England claim sitting for too long reduces blood flow to the brain. Sitting has been identified as so damaging to our health that experts now say “Sitting is the new smoking.”
Fascial blading is a form of gentle, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation. The blade itself acts as an extension of the practitioner’s hands and allows the clinician to gently identify and breakdown scar tissue adhesions and fascial restrictions.
Fascia is the cling-film like tissue that connects everything in the body. It runs along and through all our muscles, organs, vessels and nerves and even attaches on to our skeleton, forming a continuous 3D web of connective tissue. Traumas or scars to any area or the body can lead to problems in other areas through disruption of this connective tissue web.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, and can be incredibly painful. Our patients typically present with pain under the heel which radiates along the underside of the foot. Quite often, the pain is worst when getting out of bed in the morning. You may also have pain when trying to stretch up. The pain is caused by tiny microtears, scarring and a breakdown of collagen where the plantar fascia attaches on to the heel bone.
We are proud to be the only clinic in the Emsworth and Havant area to hold these two national awards presented by The Royal College of Chiropractors. We have held these awards every year since the clinic opened, which is a huge achievement for our small business, but most importantly, demonstrates our dedication to you, our patients, year after year.
The Patient Partnership Quality Mark is awarded to clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication.
The Clinical Management Quality Mark is awarded to those clinics that demonstrate excellence in terms of operating within a structured and managed clinical environment. The clinics must demonstrate excellence in a range of areas including clinical audit, incident reporting and patient satisfaction.
It’s so important to us that we meet the high standards of excellence set by the Royal College of Chiropractors as we want to provide the very best care and service to you that we can, and these awards let us know that we are achieving this.
This time of year, we see an increase in people coming to see us for new episodes of back pain. These often follow a similar sort of story- carrying heavy bags of Christmas shopping, twisting awkwardly bringing the decorations down from the attic, or falling off ladders putting up festive lights.
If you’re struggling with back pain at Christmas, there are a few simple things that you can do to help yourself recover from an acute episode of back pain.