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Top tips for a better nights sleep

Posted on 04 May 2017 by Matt Freeman
Tags: Exercise, Health, Sleep

Do you want to benefit even more from your chiropractic care? Increase the speed of your recovery, feel more energetic and be healthier?

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7 Super fun and cheap activities you can be doing this summer - with a healthy spine!

Posted on 19 April 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Active Ageing, Back Pain, Exercise, Health, Performance, Summer, Wellbeing

Guess what? It's almost summer! Read this blog to find out 7 super fun ideas you could be doing!

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How can YOU manage headaches?

Posted on 18 April 2017 by Dane Jacks
Tags: Back Pain, Exercise, Headaches, Health, Medication, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain Relief, Stress

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints, how do we manage them?

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People go crazy for this secret, relax!

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Exercise, Health, Performance, Stress, Wellbeing

Relaxed? Are you sure? Read this blog and find out the secrets to a stress-free life!

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The 2 steps to stopping headaches

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Back Pain, Headaches, Health, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain Relief, Posture, Stress, TextNeck, Wellbeing

Headaches can be a nightmare in our everyday lives, so how can we limit them or better yet, stop them altogether?

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Are you getting headaches in the sun?

Posted on 05 April 2017 by Gus Nixon
Tags: Headaches, Health, Pain Relief, Stress

It's official - spring has sprung and the sun is beaming through! But with the new weather, are you beginning to suffer from headaches?

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To stand tall or not to stand tall?

Posted on 17 March 2017 by Lacey Prosser
Tags: Active Ageing, Back Pain, Pain, Posture

I grew up walking around my grandmothers living room with a bottle balanced on my head to improve my posture, how is yours?

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How is your posture?

Posted on 13 March 2017 by Ian Orr
Tags: Back Pain, Exercise, Headaches, Health, Pain, Pain Relief, Performance, Posture

We all know the importance of good posture, but what effects can bad posture have on our bodies?

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Get fit without getting injured

Posted on 13 March 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Back Pain, Exercise, Health, Sport, Wellbeing

For some, the gym can already be the ‘nope’ point. I mean, who wants to rock up to a building full of sweaty, smelly bigger guys than you?

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Have you got Text-Neck?

Posted on 13 March 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Back Pain, Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Headaches, Neck Pain, Pain, Pain Relief, Performance, TextNeck, Wellbeing

Our bodies were designed to move well, eat well and not stare at a piece of technology, so why have we evolved into couch-potatoes?

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Are you ready to be a chiropractor?

Posted on 06 March 2017 by Willow

You deserve a career with a great coaching and learning programme to set your career off to the best possible start. Being patient focused requires a set of disciplines. Taking the best care of your patients can only happen when your career is nurtured and supported.

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Live well with Chiropractic

Posted on 20 February 2017 by Gus Nixon
Tags: Active Ageing, Back Pain, Headaches, Health, Neck Pain, Performance, Wellbeing

Chiropractic can help you live well, with a maintained spine and nervous system you can live life to the full!

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Is your age an excuse, or just a number?

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Active Ageing, Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Family Health, Health, Pain, Pain Relief

As an ageing population, more people than ever are starting to believe declining health and declining happiness is normal, but is it?

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What are your dreams?

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Exercise, Health, Performance

Our dreams sadly come and go, with the tough reality of life kicking in. But is there a way to keep motivated and focused on our dreams?

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Use it or lose it

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Angus Blance
Tags: Active Ageing, Exercise, Health, Performance, Wellbeing

What will help us maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle as we reach retirement? Read this blog and see how exercise and Chiropractic can help!

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Can Chiropractic help pain at such a late age?

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Rose Ritchings
Tags: Active Ageing, Back Pain, Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Health, Pain, Performance, Wellbeing

Do not let your body reach the stage of several warning signs. Rather than waiting until your next birthday, why don't you keep your body working well to achieve an active retirement?

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New years resolution's starting to falter?

Posted on 25 January 2017 by James Barber
Tags: Exercise, Sleep, Stress, Wellbeing

Late in January is normally the time motivation starts to fade, why not try the Chiropractic lifestyle!

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Your new year health steps

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Sarah Barrow
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Health, Sleep, Stress, Wellbeing

Its a new year, new you - but not many of us realise that there are six different area to consider when working towards improving your health and well-being.

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The six important ways to begin a healthy 2017

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Sam Williamson
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Health, Wellbeing

How many times have you told yourself "this is my year!" and not changed a thing? Follow these steps to begin a positive new year difference!

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Start 2017 with a healthy spine

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Matthew Freeman
Tags: Health

The New Year signifies an exciting chance to start a new chapter in your life, how will Chiropractic help you in the new year?

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Mental health & Physical health: What's the difference?

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Health, Sleep, Stress, Wellbeing

Most of us make at least one New Year’s resolution for 2017. But whilst most of our goals will incorporate improvements to our physical health, such as hitting the gym or losing weight, have you thought about how you can improve your mental health?

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New year, new you?

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Liam Checketts
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Health, Performance, Sleep, Stress, Wellbeing

We are usually expected to set ourselves goals and positive resolutions for the New Year. Yet, how many of us actually go on to achieve those goals?

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Have a Happy, Healthy Christmas

Posted on 21 December 2016 by Willow Chiropractic
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Sleep, Sport, Stress, Wellbeing

Christmas is nearly here and many of us are looking forward to the celebrations, but it can be a time of excess, so here are some tips on how to make this a Happy and Healthy Christmas from the team at Willow Chiropractic.

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The power of a good night's sleep

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Matthew Smith
Tags: Sleep, Stress

Burning the candle at both ends, reducing the time we spend resting and sleeping, can make us grumpy, irritable and feel far more stressed.

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Pain killers - do they really work?

Posted on 23 November 2016 by Lacey Prosser
Tags: Headaches, Medication, Pain Relief

It’s very easy to open your handbag or bathroom cabinet and reach for a paracetamol or Ibrufrofen, but do these pain killers actually help with the pain? And what else are they doing to your body?

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Could driving be causing you back or neck pain?

Posted on 25 October 2016 by James Barber
Tags: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Posture

For many people driving is a routine activity but too much time spent in a car seat is bad news for our backs causing 50% more pressure on the lumbar discs compared to standing up.

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Why choose chiropractic over pain medication?

Posted on 24 October 2016 by Matthew Freeman
Tags: Headaches, Medication, Pain

Many people suffer years or even decades of pain, using pain relief medication to try and continue a normal life - this is not a good long term strategy!

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Back pain - a huge problem

Posted on 23 October 2016 by Gus Nixon
Tags: Back Pain

The research is in, the stats are ominous, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that back pain is a huge problem for a staggering percentage of the population.

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Run - for your life!

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Michael Gallagher
Tags: Exercise, Sport, Wellbeing

You may have seen the great crowds of people in Bristol city centre on the last weekend in September; braving the rain in brightly coloured shorts and fancy dress. What were these crazy people doing? And why would anyone want to run 13 miles?

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Defy expectations and live life to the full for longer!

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Hanna Schofield
Tags: Active Ageing, Exercise, Wellbeing

One of chiropractors’ biggest pet hates, and something we hear a lot, is “It’s just age isn’t it, nothing you can do about it”. Too many people use this as an excuse not to try when in fact, there is a lot you can do about it ...

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Are you passionate about what you do?

Posted on 16 September 2016 by Sam Williamson
Tags: Performance

There is absolutely no point partaking in activities that you don’t like or that you feel are just okay, because you simply won’t put your all into it.

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Be the best you can be - whatever your age

Posted on 15 September 2016 by Dane Jacks
Tags: Performance, Sport, Wellbeing

Ask yourself one question; “What is preventing me from being physically and mentally the best I can be?” Then, if you want some examples of what the human body is capable of, look no further than the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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Helping your body to withstand stress and prevent injury

Posted on 12 September 2016 by Matthew Smith
Tags: Exercise, Posture

Injuries, aches and pains - we all suffer from them. But have you ever wondered what causes them and whether there is anything you can do to help prevent them from happening?

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Willow Chiropractic - helping runners perform their best in The Great Bristol Half Marathon

Posted on 01 September 2016 by Willow Chiropractic
Tags: Exercise, Sport

The Great Bristol Half Marathon takes place on 25th September. If you have been inspired by the brilliant performances of Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics why not set yourself a new personal challenge!

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Last minute adjustment for silver medalist, Henrik Stenson

Posted on 26 August 2016 by Laura Please
Tags: Performance, Sport

Did you spot any of the chiropractors hard at work behind the scenes at Rio 2016? With just 4 holes remaining in the final of Olympic golf, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson took a break for his chiropractic adjustment.

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Achieve YOUR olympic dreams

Posted on 22 August 2016 by Gus Nixon
Tags: Exercise, Sport, Wellbeing

Usain Bolt, the fastest man the world has ever seen and a passionate user of chiropractic care says, "I don't always win gold medals but when I do I get adjusted first. Stay healthy my friends!"

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Small changes in your life can have a massive benefit

Posted on 15 August 2016 by Erika Haglund
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Exercise, Stress, Wellbeing

Did you know that a small change in your life can have a massive benefit for you in multiple ways, both short term and long term? It takes just 30 days to make something into a habit, or to change to a new a behaviour - that's not so long is it?

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Address the major stressors that affect your health

Posted on 08 August 2016 by Michael Gallagher
Tags: Stress

Stress has been shown to affect sleep, digestion, concentration and how you perceive and deal with pain. Chiropractic restores normal function to your spine and nervous system allowing your body to deal better with stress.

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High Heels - Are they worth it?

Posted on 03 August 2016 by Lacey Prosser
Tags: Posture

A very high percentage of people, mainly women will wear high heels at some point in their lives, many wearing them daily. They may look pretty and help bring your outfit together but what is actually happening to your body when wearing a pair?

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Your garden - the perfect outdoor gym

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Laura Please
Tags: Back Pain, Wellbeing

Exercise is an essential part of life, but not always the most appealing. And who wants to slog away in the gym when the sun is shining? At this time of year, your own back garden can be the ideal place to achieve a great mind and body workout.

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Do the hippy hippy squat

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Matthew Freeman
Tags: Pain, Posture

As chiropractors we see a huge number of people with low back and pelvic pain and this is, very commonly, associated with poor hip health and mobility. Just why is it so prevalent and what can you do to help reduce your chance of needing this?

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Improve your swing with chiropractic care!

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Liam Rice
Tags: Back Pain, Pain Relief, Sport

Successful golf pro's look after their bodies and that makes all the difference. Rory McIlroy's most recent advert on TV showed him training in the gym and being adjusted by his Chiropractor in preparation for the Masters.

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Exercise - a better cure for knee pain than surgery

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Ian Orr
Tags: Exercise, Pain relief

History repeats itself as researchers yet again show how 10,000s of knee operations performed every year in the UK would produce no better results than an exercise programme.

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Fascinating spine facts

Posted on 01 August 2016 by Angus Blance
Tags: Wellbeing

Isn’t it a funny thing, we all have one and it’s used in everything we do, but until it actually starts to go wrong, or cause us pain, we hardly ever think about our spine!

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Hydration - how much should we drink and why?

Posted on 13 July 2016 by Sam Donaldson
Tags: Diet & Hydration

We are often told we don't drink enough water. But how much is enough? And what are the benefits of good hydration? Sam Donaldson explains...

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Ten tips to help you avoid or address the causes of neck pain

Posted on 12 July 2016 by John Gil
Tags: Neck Pain, Wellbeing

Have you ever woken up with a cricked, painful neck, that feels as though you have slept in a draught? Here are some top tips to help you avoid or address unwelcome neck pain.

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Kick start your day the right way

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Hanna Schofield
Tags: Diet & Hydration

A fast-paced, working life can make it hard to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Kick start your day with this delicious Bircher Muesli - its easy to make and is a great source of energy - why not give it a go.

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We are how we move - the benefits of going barefoot

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Matthew Freeman
Tags: Posture

The amount of time you spend walking barefoot, especially on natural and uneven surfaces, could help improve strength and mobility in your entire body...

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Do you want to live to be 100 years old?

Posted on 11 July 2016 by Mitch Quoi
Tags: Wellbeing

Do you want to live to 100 years old? Of course - although it does depend on the quality of life I still have. This is the answer that I hear most of the time...

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Don’t let holiday preparations put extra strain on your spine...

Posted on 05 July 2016 by John Gil
Tags: Family Health

Cooking, cleaning, reaching, wrapping, hanging, hugging, lifting. The Daily Mail found that women report being far more stressed-out over holiday preparations...

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Walking Football - a winning sport for over 50s

Posted on 05 July 2016 by Ian Orr
Tags: Sport

With well over 400 Walking Football teams currently playing nationwide, this new sport, designed to get over 50's out of their comfy armchairs and back into exercise, is proving to be a real winner...

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What is a prolapsed disc?

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Sarah Barrow
Tags: Back Pain

Low back pain is extremely common in the adult population of the UK but only a small percentage of these sufferers have back pain due to a prolapsed disc...

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Reasons to make exercise part of your healthy lifestyle!

Posted on 03 July 2016 by Angus Blance
Tags: Exercise

The number on the weighing scales isn’t the only reason to exercise. If your only goal is to lose weight, you might not stick with your workout regimen so here are a few more reasons to get moving...

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The battle for pain relief: Chiropractic versus Medication

Posted on 03 July 2016 by Liam
Tags: Pain relief

For most people being in pain, and the process of trying to recover, usually starts with a visit to the Doctor, followed by a prescription for some kind of medication to kill the pain...

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Caring for your spine and pelvis during pregnancy

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Lacey Prosser
Tags: Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be an amazing time for both mum and dad. Sometimes however, as a result of changes that occur, women experience pelvic and spinal pain in pregnancy.

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Chiropractic in sport

Posted on 20 June 2016 by James Barber
Tags: Sport

Golf, Football, Rugby, Cricket, American football, Formula 1, Cycling & Olympic athletes all have something in common. Yep, you’ve guessed it, they all have a Chiropractor.

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Banana & Vanilla Smoothie - a perfect post training boost

Posted on 15 June 2016 by John Gil
Tags: Diet & Hydration

Love milkshakes but hate the calorie content? Like the taste but not what they do to your hips? Then try this super quick and healthy alternative.

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Family chiropractic

Posted on 15 June 2016
Tags: Family Health

A lot of people presume that chiropractic is just for older people with pain but we see all ages in our clinics. From new born babies to 90 year olds.

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Chiropractic, the truth of the matter

Posted on 14 June 2016 by Matt Sutton
Tags: Pain relief, Wellbeing

Chiropractic is good for getting people out of pain, but really we're best at getting people really healthy overall.

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Getting back on track.

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Thomas Waller
Tags: Back Pain

Mr N came to see me a couple of years ago with a chronic history of back pain as well as pain throughout most of his joints.

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How important is posture?

Posted on 10 May 2016 by Michael Gallagher
Tags: Posture

Did you know new research shows that people with an increased thoracic kyphosis (the curve at the top of your back) had a 44% greater rate of mortality than those with a normally functioning spine?

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Head office: Willow Chiropractic, First Floor, Graham's House, St Luke's Close, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7AL. Willow Chiropractic is registered in England. Company number 07993127.