5 Old Orchard Road
Eastbourne BN21 1DB
04 November 2019
Patient Privacy Notice
Please read our Updated Patient Privacy Notice here
For useful Advice - Read Our Newsletters
Browse our Newsletter Archive here.
You can also Subscribe and receive them by Email here.
You can Unsubscribe anytime.
13 September 2019
Evidence For Chiropractic
There is a range of evidence to indicate that chiropractic care is safe and effective. This evidence includes:
Evidence for effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain
Management of acute non-specific low back pain in primary care
Management of chronic non-specific low back pain in primary care
Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s
Review of Manual Therapy Evidence
Ref: Click here https://rcc-uk.org/evidence-for-chiropractic/
10 September 2019
New Chiropractic Quality Standard For Osteoporosis
The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Health Policy Unit is pleased to announce the publication of a new quality standard which covers the chiropractic assessment and management of patients with osteoporosis and those at risk of osteoporotic fracture.
Chiropractors have the skills and competencies to identify those patients with significant risk factors prior to the potential deterioration in bone density, and to provide early preventative support and advice.
Fractures due to osteoporosis are a significant and growing public health concern and chiropractors are well-placed to identify those at risk, support them to make the necessary lifestyle and practical changes to help limit that risk, and to make appropriate referrals for further investigations and management. This embraces best practice in relation to the public health responsibilities of primary healthcare practitioners.
Ref: Click here https://rcc-uk.org/hpu-bulletin-new-chiropractic-quality-standard-for-osteoporosis/
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies Gains An Impact Factor
The Royal College of Chiropractors is delighted to announce that the Royal College’s official journal, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT), has been included in the Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE), under the ‘Rehabilitation’ category. Journals in the SCIE are indexed in Web of Science and also receive an Impact Factor, which is a very significant measure of the high quality of the publication. This achievement means that CMT will be the first journal in the world with “chiropractic” in its title to attain an impact factor.
Ref: Click here https://rcc-uk.org/chiropractic-manual-therapies-gains-an-impact-factor/
06 September 2019
When it’s time to get the kids ready to go back to school after the summer holidays, it’s often a race against the clock to get school uniforms, stationary and books ready on time. But now is also the perfect opportunity to check whether your child’s back will be protected during another jam-packed academic year.
Tips for protecting your child’s back:
Best practice backpacks
We know that backpacks are a great way for schoolchildren to carry their books and stationary but the design of the bag and, crucially, how your child carries a bag can make a big difference to preventing back pain. Look out for bags which can be carried on both shoulders, with adjustable straps which will hold the contents close to their back and distribute weight evenly. If your child insists on carrying a bag with one strap, encourage them to alternate which shoulder they carry it on and to carry it across their body.
What’s in the bag?
Try spending just a few minutes every evening helping your child pack their school bag. Use this time to ensure that your child is not packing unnecessary items for their day’s activities and to ensure that any weight is equally distributed in their school bag to reduce pressure on their back and neck. Top tip is to ensure that the heavier items are at the top not the bottom of the bag otherwise the rucksack can pull shoulders backwards creating discomfort and more imbalance.
10 January 2019
From our team to you:
We wish you a Happy New Year, Good Health and Harmony
Eastbourne Chiropractic Clinic can help you approach your new health objectives for 2019. Let our practitioners be part of the big picture towards a healthier and better you. We have a team that can support you to achieve your goals. Our chiropractors can recommend instructional sessions of home exercise with advice (HEA) as well as guidance on warm up exercises to protect your neck and back. Discover the benefits of Wellness Care that include the manual therapies of chiropractic, massage, reflexology and Alexander Technique plus nutrition guidelines and counselling. We can help prepare a personal Wellness Care package that will complement the exercise and health activities you plan for 2019.
A reminder: The NHS offers a free Health Check. If you have not, we recommend you do. If you have, bring your results with you.
18 June 2018
We will respond to your queries or comments. Please use the contact box above.
- - ADDRESS THE CAUSES Chiropractors don’t just want to see you every time you have a problem, they want to help you avoid the problem in the first place and offer a wide range of excellent ‘top tips’. - -
Here is some useful advice: SUMMER IS HERE
Keep your back in mind, as you gear up for a fun-filled summer. Here are some tips to keep your back healthy as you exercise and enjoy the great outdoors this summer.
Warm up Before hitting the links or even the back garden, make sure you warm up. Do gentle stretches to limber up muscles and joints before lifting, digging or swinging that golf club.
Learn the Proper Technique Learn the correct technique for your activity, right from the beginning. Poor technique can cause injury to joints and muscles. For example, be sure to kneel, not bend, when planting your garden. For golfers, take professional lessons to rid yourself of bad habits in your golf swing that could hurt your back.
Maximize Your Flexibility Maintaining good mobility for muscles and joints will contribute to your athletic ability and help prevent injury. Restrictions in muscle and joint function can hamper your technique and lead to strains and sprains. If you are a runner, take the time to stretch out calf and thigh muscles before hitting the road.
Drink Fluids Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after physical activity. Remember that once you are thirsty, you are already starting to dehydrate. Dehydration affects your energy level and your physical functioning.
Don’t Overdo It Don’t do too much, too soon or too fast. Take your time and work up your activity level slowly before pushing yourself too hard. This is especially true if you have been inactive all winter.
Cool Down Cooling down after any physical activity is just as important as warming up. Take 20 minutes for a brisk walk or a slow jog, and stretch out your muscles and joints before heading for the shower.
Seek Professional Help If you suffer an injury or expereince pain from your summer recreational activities, if pain persists, consult a chiropractor or health care professional to help you with your recovery.
10 May 2018
We will respond to your queries or comments. Please use the contact box above.
- - View our video here: Introducing Our Clinic - -
04 May 2018
This May Bank Holiday Weekend
The weather forecast is good. Whatever you are doing: driving, out in the outdoors, DIY, gardening or relaxing
-- TREAT YOUR ACTIVITY LIKE NORMAL EXERCISE--
- Warm up and warm down to lessen the chance of muscle strain
- If you need to use a ladder, make sure you are always facing it and move the ladder regularly rather than leaning to reach your goal. Always keep your shoulder, hips and knees pointing in the same direction.
-Vary your activity and try to spend no more than 20-30 minutes on any one thing. It is important to take breaks to avoid being in the same position for too long.
HELPFUL GUIDELINES -
Read some of our articles in our Newsletter page
- Newsletter 2 - Gardening and your spine
- Newsletter 3 - Home improvements