Did you know your head is as heavy as a bowling ball?

People picking up bowling balls

“Why is neck pain so common”, this is a question we get asked all the time. The simple anatomical answer is because holding your head up is like trying to balance a bowling ball on the end of a snooker cue. This presents challenges to the neck. Ian, one of our Yate Chiropractors recently did…

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How is your posture?

guy at work with bad posture

We have all heard about the importance of having good posture. So many of us have heard time and time again that sitting tall, holding your head high and keeping good posture is very important. However, besides looking poised, healthy and professional, why is having ‘good posture’ so important? When you maintain your good posture,…

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Exercise – a better cure for knee pain than surgery

women with knee problems

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, which could be explained to you by your Willow chiropractor. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) compares two groups of middle aged individuals;…

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Walking Football – a winning sport for over 50s

senior playing foorball

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. I have witnessed this in my Yate practice where several patients have started playing in and around the Yate/Chipping Sodbury area. Many…

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