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Event: First aid course for baby & child

As part of our community initiative, we organised a British Red Cross Paediatric First Aid Course held on 5th October 2015 at the Emsworth Community Centre.
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In 2012, over 3,000 babies in the UK died before their first birthday and over 2,000 children died between the ages of 1-19. The most common cause of death was injury. Recent estimates suggest that 21% of child deaths involved ‘modifiable factors’- in other words, something could possibly hav
e been done to prevent the death.

We were trained by Maggie from the British Red Cross, and covered lots of personal learning objectives which included everything from “What do I do if my child has swallowed something dangerous?” to “How do I handle a nosebleed?!”

Other key learning topics included:

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– Choking baby and child
– Unconscious breathing baby and child
– Unconscious not breathing baby and child (CPR)
– Fever and febrile seizures
– Head injury
– Burns
– Severe allergic reactio
– Bleeding heavily
– Asthma attack
– Meningitis
– Broken bones, strains and sprains

As you can see from the photos, we learnt how to perform CPR on babies and young children, how to tie a sling, and basic first aid techniques such as putting someone into the recovery position. The hands-on learning is invaluable as it gives you the confidence to perform the techniques- would you know how to do this in an emergency?

First aid red cross CPR health emergency accident injury child children baby babies education Hampshire Emsworth osteopathy physiotherapy healthcare chiropracticWe hope to organise a series of these events, to be the first to find out about upcoming course dates please subscribe to our newsletter below.


To see more photos of what we got up to on the course, view the album here.

Acorn Health joins RCC Specialist Faculty

We’ve received some really exciting news today- Philippa has been accepted into the Royal College of Chiropractor’s specialist Pregnancy and Paediatrics Faculty!

Babies paediatric pregnancy breastfeeding birth mother father babyPhilippa is also a Licenciate to the Royal College’s specialist Pain Faculty– these faculties recognise chiropractors who have undertaken formal postgraduate studies and have specialist knowledge and expertise in their particular fields. Being accepted to these specialist faculties allows Philippa the opportunity to further her skills and learning, take an active role in latest research and develop the evidence base relevant to each field. Exciting times for us at Acorn Health!

The Role of the RCC’s Specialist Faculties

  • Recognise experience and qualifications relevant to each subject area
  • Foster open inquiry and debate among practitioners and the wider healthcare community
  • Encourage further, relevant continuing professional development and study
  • Define and uphold the competencies of Specialist Faculty members as they pertain to each subject area
  • Review, disseminate and develop the evidence-base in each subject area
  • Support specialist faculty members in developing and extending skills and knowledge in relevant subject areas
    *Source: www.rcc-uk.org

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We are also going to be announcing some new dates for our parent and baby workshops later on in the year, please like our facebook page for updates!

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Kinesiotape during pregnancy

Kinesiotape is an elasticated cotton tape that can aid function and reduce pain in many injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.

Kinesiotape helps to stabilise joints whilst still allowing them to move through their normal range of motion, as well as providing gentle support to muscles and ligaments under strain, making it a helpful treatment modality for pregnant women.  Low back and pelvic girdle pain is a common problem during pregnancy, as Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.44.23well as pain from the round ligaments (ligaments which surround your uterus in your pelvis)- this type of pain often feels like a sharp jab in your lower abdomen or groin. In pregnant women, taping is most commonly used across the lower belly for support, creating a sling or belt around her body to help evenly distribute the weight of a growing baby.

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As your bump gets bigger, the lower back muscles have to work harder and harder to stabilise and support your lower back and pelvis.  Kinesiotape can be used to support the back or abdomen (or indeed any other areas that are sore and achey!) and help to alleviate some of the postural aches and pains associated with a growing bump!Chiropractic pregnancy kinesiotape back pain Emsworth Hampshire

Interestingly, kinesiotape is also thought to help improve the flow of the lymphatic system, the system in our body responsible for transporting waste products, bacteria and cell debris out of our body.  On the skin, the kinesiotape pulls the upper layers of skin, creating more space (known as interstitial space) between the dermis and the muscle.  This space is thought to relieve pressure on the lymphatic system by allowing lymph flow and better lymphatic drainage, which helps promotes healing.  Really helpful for mums prone to swollen ankles, as it can help to alleviate that swelling!

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Find out more about how chiropractic care can help alleviate other problems during pregnancy, such as pelvic girdle pain.

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Chiropractic Awareness Week 2015

Happy Chiropractic Awareness Week. 

Are you aware that over half of us regularly suffer with backaches, neck pain or headaches? So why not seek out professional advice sooner rather than later to sort out those pesky niggles before it becomes a serious problem.

Take care of the back you have, because we have never heard of a replacement spine, have you?!

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Here are our top 5 tips to help you to spinal health bliss:

Sitting Posture: Support your lower back when sitting down at your desk or at home, try not to curl up on the sofa, as it’ll twist your spine causing back ache and possible problems in the future.

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Bedtime: Sleeping on your back (with a pillow behind your knees) is best for your spine. If you really want to sleep on your side, then put a pillow between your knees so you don’t twist into the recovery position.

 

Keep active! Get into the habit of taking a brisk walk daily. Try to make it fun or work out with a group like Innovations Fitness in Emsworth Park.

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Pain is often a warning sign. If something is hurting, don’t ignore it. Particularly important this time of year when we start hitting that gardening again!

 

Ice. If you’re achy use an ice pack, wrapped up in a tea-towel for 5-10 minutes every half an hour to calm any swelling and promote recovery.

We hope this helps, but if you would like more specialist advice for your particular problem please do not hesitate to contact our principal chiropractor Philippa Oakley.

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World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern in the world.

So whether you are looking to get fitter and start a new exercise regime…

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…are looking out for your families health….

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…Or, suffering from musculoskeletal condition including back, neck and joint pain: Make health care a priority in 2015 and contact your local health care professional for advise.

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To find out more about the WHO organisation, please click this link.

If you are in pain and need help, please book an appointment online or call us on 01243 379693.

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