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Enjoy your time in the garden this spring with these 5 top tips from chiropractor Josh Dixon As the days get a little longer, and more and more stuff starts to pop out of the ground you may find yourself itching to get out in the garden or hesitant to get out there for fear of the effects the day after. Gardening can be an extremely satisfying and therapeutic activity as well as a great source of exercise helping to keep you more active and more healthy. For some however it is a daunting task which inevitably leads to days,[...]

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Around 90% of runners actually run with a heel strike technique and recently this seems to have received much attention. We do know that the heavier the heel strike, the greater the shock that is produced between the heel-bone and the ground, as opposed to a forefoot strike, (landing on the balls of the feet), that results in a more cushioned stride. Excessive shock then passes up through the leg and body and must be absorbed elsewhere, which can result in injury at joints other than just the ankle. But changing from a heel strike to a forefoot technique can[...]

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The thoracic spine (the mid back) is region of the spine to which the rib cage attaches. It is naturally the least mobile area of the spine, in order to protect the fragile organs contained within the thorax- namely the heart and lungs. However for the majority of the population, it is even less mobile than it should be. The primary reason for this is that we all spend far too much time sitting, particularly working on the computer. The consequence of this is that the we tend to sit with a flexed posture and rounded shoulders, and more importantly[...]

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Watching the British Grand Prix last weekend it was interesting to see Fernando Alonso being adjusted by one of his team in that spell after the accident on the second lap.  Thoroughly sensible, and what was most gratifying was that the commentator, David Coultard, commented on the fact that he was receiving Chiropractic.  He was right of course, and Chiropractic has become a permanent fixture of the F1 circuit with Red Bull among others employing a Chiropractor to travel with the team.  The pressures on the bodies, and specifically the necks, of F1 drivers are immense and management of the mechanics[...]