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Exercising when sick: when to push and when to rest

As the cold and flu season is well upon us, many of you will get sick this winter, and may well be wondering if it’s a good idea to skip or complete a workout. Whilst there is no rule that fits everyone and every instance, a simple rule is the “neck check” Click here to read…

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Headache Spinal Health week 2018

IS THE DAILY GRIND GIVING YOU A HEADACHE? Headaches are becoming increasingly common and we are often guilty of taking some painkillers and ignoring the problem. Headaches can take different forms such as migraines or tension headaches, and these can greatly impact quality of life. Headaches can be caused by various reasons, including but not…

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Back to school

Back to school: fitting a backpack It’s that time of the year again and as you start your back to school preparations, we would like to encourage you to be mindful of your child’s spinal heath this new school year. The back to school period is a great time to check the fitting of your child’s…

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Christmas Colouring competition

Please select one of the four different colouring pages for our 2017 Christmas Colouring competition: Sheet 1: Majestic Mandala Sheet 2: Morning sunrise Mandala Sheet 3: Christmas tree Sheet 4: House decorations Good luck and happy colouring!

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BACKchat Episode 46: Sports Injury Rehab and Prevention in Runners

Link to the podcast audio for Episode 46: click here Show notes from BACKchat PODCAST Dr Luke Nelson 46: Sports Injury Rehab and Prevention in Runners Link to the recent blog “To stretch or not to stretch” http://bit.ly/ToStretchOrNot Examples of dynamic warm up exercises: 3D calf dynamic stretch http://bit.ly/3Dcalf 3D hip dynamic stretch http://bit.ly/3Dhipmobility 3D…

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Return to running

How can you transition from walking to running, and then beyond? Here is a sample of a return to running program. Each session should be performed 2-3 times per week, with a days rest in between each session. Week 1: 20mins of brisk walking Week2: 20mins: 1min run, 1 min walk Week 3 20mins: 2min…

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To stretch or not to stretch

To stretch, or not to stretch? by Luke Nelson Firstly I will say that it very much depends on the individual AND the sport they are about to participate in as whether they need to stretch: some individuals possess amazing flexibility and therefore don’t need to perform much stretching at all. And some sports and…

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Supplementation during winter

Supplementation during winter Clinic SPECIAL offer for July & August 2017: 10% off Metagenics Vitamin C & D supplements Being winter time, we don’t get much sunshine and tend to fall sick more often.  Thankfully, there are natural ways of boosting our immune system which keeps our body fighting off those unwanted nasty colds, flu’s…

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D- The sunshine vitamin With winter in full swing, it’s an important time to discuss Vitamin D levels.  Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic, with well known impacts on calcium metabolism and bone health, but increasingly recognized associations with chronic health problems such as bowel and colonic cancer, arthritis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.[1]…

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