How can I become a Chiropractor?

Have you been thinking about becoming a chiropractor in the UK? Do you want to know how to get a chiropractic degree?

In the UK there are currently two chiropractic eduction institutions at which you can study at to become a chiropractor. So how long do you need to train to . . . → Read More: How can I become a Chiropractor?

New Treatment for Back and Neck Pain using McKenzie Spinal Physiotherapy in North Wales

Treatment Back and Neck Pain using McKenzie Spinal Physiotherapy

Robin McKenzie, a New Zealand Physiotherapist, developed a technique of assessing, classifying, and treating patients with back or neck pain based on their response to repeated movements. It is a philosophy of this Spinal Physiotherapy treatment that emphasizes education in the causes . . . → Read More: New Treatment for Back and Neck Pain using McKenzie Spinal Physiotherapy in North Wales

Sports Injuries, Athletes and Low Back Pain in Gwynedd, Conwy, Anglesey, Denbighshire and Flintshire

Sports Injuries, Athletes and Low Back Pain in Gwynedd, Conwy, Anglesey, Denbighshire and Flintshire

At The North Wales Spine Clinic a large number of our patients are athletes from Gwynedd, Conwy, Anglesey, Denbighshire and Flintshire who present with sports injuries such as low back pain. In fact, about 80 per . . . → Read More: Sports Injuries, Athletes and Low Back Pain in Gwynedd, Conwy, Anglesey, Denbighshire and Flintshire

Nutrition and Sports Injuries – Preventing or Healing a Sports Injury

Nutrition and Sports Injuries – Preventing or Healing a Sports Injury.

When athletes are injured, they usually turn to the traditional injury therapies – rest, icing, compression, elevation, as well as anti-inflammatory medications. Few athletes realize that in some cases unique nutritional strategies may also help them get well.

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Stretching – Does it work?

Stretching: The Current Evidence

Sports practitioners, trainers, coaches and athletes have for decades routinely utilised stretching in pursuit of various fitness goals for recreational and elite athletes alike. But what are the evidence-based benefits of stretching? Do we advise and practice it out of habit, outdated beliefs or is it current . . . → Read More: Stretching – Does it work?

Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Pain Relief

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Pain Relief

At The North Wales Spine Clinic we help patients to realise how food choices in our diets affects our general health and well being. Even in muscle or joint pain inflammatory conditions like gout or arthritis, diet plays a pivotal role. This point really came home . . . → Read More: Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Pain Relief

Treatment and Avoidance of Cycling Sports Injuries

The Biomechanics of Bike Set Up and Avoidance of Cycling Injury

In 2003 I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to venture into the Pyrenees mountain range in the south of France to witness the penultimate mountain stage of the . . . → Read More: Treatment and Avoidance of Cycling Sports Injuries

How to Prevent Running Injuries

How to avoid common Running Injuries

Runners aren’t the most injury-prone of athletes, but they’re high on the list. Here’s a review of the literature telling you what to avoid.

Don’t be too upset if you have had a running-related injury during the past 12 months. After all, you’re . . . → Read More: How to Prevent Running Injuries

Is Back Pain Hereditary?

Question:

‘Does back pain run in families? I’m 23, and I have chronic low back pain, and so do my mother, grandmother, and brother. None of us has been diagnosed with a spine condition. I’m wondering if there is some genetic link or . . . → Read More: Is Back Pain Hereditary?

Low Back Strain Treatment & Causes

Low back Strain Treatment & Causes The common background for Low Back Pain

A low back strain results from an injury to the dynamic muscle stabilizers or static ligamentous structures of the lower back. At The North Wales Spine Clinic we find many cases of low back strain are associated with mechanical overload . . . → Read More: Low Back Strain Treatment & Causes