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Injury for runners workshop

We hosted our injury for runners workshop todayknee acorn health
at The Run Company in Chichester.
We covered kinesiology taping techniques for common injuries for runners, and how the sport tape gives you the confidence to perform at your best.

The uses and benefits of kinesiology tape are overwhelming! At Acorn Health, we have utilised it for issues such as sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation, severe bruising and to help ease postural strains when pregnant.

Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury.

Sport England has reported the number of people running on a regular basis has risen by more than a third since 2005. In over 10 years, running has become a favourite sport for many people but what should you do when pain and problems strike?  The most common running injuries are the focus of our workshops – join us on 19th August in Emsworth for the next injuries for runners workshop or visit our Facebook page for similar events. Just for fun – find out what type of runner you are by clicking here.Acorn Health leaflets irun

Please visit our resources page for guides on training for running events and more.

If you are unsure how chiropractic can help you please contact us on 01243 379693 or email acorn@acornhealth.org.uk.

Find out how we utilise kinesiology tape for pregnancy.

Sports Tape Workshop

The uses and benefits of kinesiology tape are overwhelming! At Acorn Health, we have utilised it for issues such as sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation and severe bruising and to help ease postural strains when pregnant. 

Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury.

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Sports tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, to name a few.

It also provides 24 hour relief per application, and each application can last up to 4 days through sweat, strain and humidity, and can even be worn in water thanks to the specially designed adhesive.

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Marathon 101

The South Downs Marathon is this weekend. Thousands will be running, competing, having fun and raising money for charity all at the same time.

Whether you are an athlete, pro-runner or amateur there are some simple rules to stick by to prevent injury and pain after running all that way.  The South Downs Marathon is notoriously tough, so here’s our tips to help you overcome from the challenge!

1. Water – If it’s hot outside, you’ll need to drink more than usual, which is a challenge when you’re trying to run as well.  Please focus on hydration both pre- and post-race (being well hydrated will mean you recover more quickly too!) Don’t overlook the electrolytes you’ve lost through sweating. Rather than buy expensive, sugary energy drinks, simply add a few mmol of sodium (salt) or suitable electrolyte powde to your water. Tastes gross but does the trick!

2.  Don’t forget to eat. It might be the last thing on your mind after you’ve just run a hefty race but it’s important to rep
lenish your body with lost nutrients and electrolytes after expending so much e
nergy!

  • Replenishing stores of glycogen (what gives you your energy!) in the muscles and liver
  • Protein helps aid muscle repair
  • Restores fluid and electrolytes lost in sweat
  • Supporting the immune system in removing the lactic acid that can build up after strenuous activit

3. Kinesiotape is not only helpful when you’re out running to help support your joints and muscles, but it may alsoKinesiotape Running Pain Pregnany Sport Nike Chiropractic Adidas Hampshire Emsworth Sussex Physiotherapy Osteopath aid recovery from injuries by improving blood and lymphatic flow around the injured areas.

If you are reeling from any form of exercise this weekend and are in need of some assistance please contact the clinic on 01243 379693 or email acorn@acornhealth.org.uk

 

 

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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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Acorn Health takes home two National Awards

We have recently been awarded two National Awards- The highly regarded Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) and Clinical Management Quality Mark (CMQM) from the Royal College of Chiropractors.  In being selected to receive both awards, we have become one of less than 50 clinics in the UK to hold both awards!

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Our new awards!

Philippa comments, ‘I set up Acorn Health with one aim in mind- to provide top-quality care to the residents of Emsworth and the surrounding areas, and so we are thrilled to have been recognised by the Royal College of Chiropractors so soon, having opened just last year.  We have had a great first year and the support and enthusiasm we have had from the community in Emsworth has been truly amazing.”

The PPQM 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 CMQM 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.

Philippa comments “It’s a huge honour to have been selected to receive both awards, and is a testament to the level of service provided by all of the team here.  Emsworth is such a fantastic, motivated community and it’s wonderful working together with you to achieve whichever end goal you are seeking- be this reduced pain, improved sporting performance, or simply being able to run around with your children!

Philippa has a special interest in chronic pain management, and is also a member of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s specialist Pain Faculty.  Based at 2 Palmer’s Road in Emsworth, the team offer specialist musculoskeletal care for people of all ages and cover a wide range of conditions in addition to offering a range of healthcare therapies from a team of experienced practitioners.  Not only do they offer on-site care but they also frequently give talks and workshops to groups within the Emsworth community, helping us all maintain a healthy lifestyle, and provide treatment, support, and advice to ensure we all know what steps to take should a problem occur!

 

 

HotYoga: This Girl Can!

I like to practice what I preach, and so when I saw the “This Girl Can” campaign from Sport England, I thought it was about time I tried something new!  I grew up playing team sports, and freely admit I am much more comfortable charging around a lacrosse field in sub-zero temperatures than I am in a yoga studio, particularly one that is heated to a tropical 40 degrees, yet that’s exactly what I did yesterday.   I had heard a number of my patients mention hot yoga in Chichester, so after a brief chat with Natalie the owner, we went along for our first session.

Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 yoga postures with breathing exercises, and the temperature of the room is designed to warm and ease your soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons) to allow a deeper stretch, as well as adding a little bit of mental challenge to the exercises.  Anyone who thinks that yoga is a bit of deep breathing and a gentle stretch- think again!

Our clinic manager Rhiannon is already a bit of a yoga bunny, so she kindly accompanied me for moral support.  It may surprise you to know that chiropractors can suffer with back pain too (mine is related to one-too-many falls off a horse) so I was hesitant about contorting myself into the bizarre postures that I’ve seen yoga fans perform, envisaging a few days of the inevitable grumbling lower back pain and achey I’ve-done-a-workout shoulders afterwards.

90 minutes? 40 degrees? We must be mad!  However, fuelled with images from Sport England’s advert of women looking exhausted but triumphant, I decided that I wanted to be one of them and was determined to give Bikram a go.  Trying something new and totally different was a little nerve-wracking (“What on earth is a tree pose? Who is savasana and why do they keep asking her to lie down?”) but after a while, and with some gentle advice from the instructor, I managed to get the hang of the exercises.

There’s a moment when you’re exercising or trying to get fit, where that little voice in your head tells you “It would be so much easier if you stopped”, or better yet “You really can’t do this. You’re never going to look like that girl over there so why bother?”  Ignoring that little (or not-so-little) voice in your head is the real challenge.  For me, that little voice kicked in after about an hour, when I caught sight of my red, puffy face in the mirror and realised that no, my leg really doesn’t bend that way.  So I took a break. Yep, I stopped, sat down, reassessed, and watched everyone else sweating and stretching away.   This Girl Can is encouraging us all to “wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgment is a barrier that can be overcome.”  So when I sat down in a sweaty heap on my mat, a part of me expected to receive the inevitable raised eyebrows or smug “I’m-fitter-than-you” smirks.  But no, not ONCE did I feel embarrassed about it, or lazy, or feel like a failure.  I was amazed to receive a smile and a wink from the instructor, the girl next to me gave me a relieved s
mile and then plonked down on her mat for a minute, and the chap at the end of the room mouthed “You ok?” to me.  That was when the dawning realisation came to me that we were all there trying to acheive the same thing- relaxation, fitness, flexibility, and I’m sure a few other things too!  There was no shame in taking a break (yes, I got back to it a few minutes later) as we were all supporting each other to help get through what was a challenging activity!

Taking breaks when it becomes too much allows you to establish where your limits lie, and gives you an opportunity to identify problem areas that you might want to work on in the future.  We all have to start somewhere, so whether you are an exercise addict already, or just want to try and get back in to shape, try something new, bring a friend with you, make it social and fun, or do like we did and go to Bikram and make it sweaty!

We conquered HotYoga, and although I am a little achey today, I know I’ll be going back.  Because this girl can!


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