Sciatica? Slipped Disc?


Slipped disc, low back pain, sciatica? These are three of the most common conditions we see coming into the clinic on a day to day basis. When I first started Chiropractic, I had an idea of some of the things that I would be treating. And originally, I thought it was going to be mainly [...]

Sciatica? Slipped Disc?2020-11-25T20:22:50+00:00

Plantar Fasciitis?


It's Mike here one of the sports massage therapists at West Chiropractic. This blog will shed some light on that annoying pain at the bottom of the heel after you go for a run. I am going to explain what is causing it and how we are treating plantar fasciitis in our clinic. By definition [...]

Plantar Fasciitis?2020-11-08T14:21:50+00:00

No Pain No Gain!


Why does it get worse before it gets better?  So often is the case with human physiology. For example, when going to the gym, to get fit, to lose weight and to improve your cardiovascular health it isn't always easy. Not to mention the fact that it takes time out of your day, it's tiring, [...]

No Pain No Gain!2020-10-16T09:28:36+01:00

Which Position Should I Be Sleeping In?


It's a question we get asked a lot. People always ask us, when I'm lying down, I get more pain. And when I wake up in the morning, I'm often more sore.  So the hard and fast rule is that there is no best position for people to be sleeping in, apart from lying on [...]

Which Position Should I Be Sleeping In?2020-10-16T09:27:58+01:00

I Sometimes Can’t Be Bothered


1) "If you want to change the world start off by making your bed." William McRaven, US Navy Admiral If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. That will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and [...]

I Sometimes Can’t Be Bothered2020-09-20T10:30:15+01:00

Ice, Ice, Baby……


Why do we use ice ? The greatest effects of ice therapy have been proven using an intermittent short routine within the acute phase of injury (first 48-72 hours following injury). This protocol is proven to be more effective than one 20-minute application in lowering tissue temperature and pain management. The effects of ice therapy [...]

Ice, Ice, Baby……2020-08-31T07:01:21+01:00

How To Get Motivated


“The impediment to action advances action, what stands in the way becomes the way”  Marcus Aurelius. Eric Thomas said that he didn’t believe in procrastination and made an analogy. If someone’s ready to give you 1 million pounds tomorrow at 5 AM, you’ll probably be there at 4:30 AM… There’s no such thing as procrastination, [...]

How To Get Motivated2020-08-31T06:48:44+01:00

‘I’ve Got A High Pain Tolerance’


'I've Got A High Pain Tolerance' by Mike Ludwicki Pain is always horrible experience; our natural reaction is to move away from pain or at least try to reduce it. Everyone at some point has struggled with pain in varying degrees such as stubbing our pinky toe or suffering from something more sinister like sciatica. [...]

‘I’ve Got A High Pain Tolerance’2020-08-08T13:16:10+01:00

“Just Activate Your Core” “I Don’t Even Know What That Is”


What is core ? By Dr Geoffrey Biarge (Doctor of Chiropractic) Some of you will answer it's abdominals muscles and back muscles. That's right. Maybe you can name the muscles. Great but not 100% accurate. Core is everything from the nose to your toes. Core is a vital protector of internal organs. The body needs [...]

“Just Activate Your Core” “I Don’t Even Know What That Is”2020-07-18T14:50:51+01:00

Motion Is The Lotion


The best exercise for low back pain. This is from Mike our sports massage therapist who works back pain every single day, a great insight here. Patients often ask what the best exercise is to make their back pain to go away. The answer is that there is no single exercise that is the best. [...]

Motion Is The Lotion2020-07-14T20:42:24+01:00