What is Active Release Technique?

ART is a Type of Soft Tissue Treatment

Active Release Techniques

Today I have a guest post about What is Active Release Technique written by two European chiropractors and active release technique providers, Shane Lawlor and Mark Warren. Shane and Mark have a passion for this soft tissue technique which they use on professional sports men and women and their daily patients.

If you are a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist who is interested in doing the accredited active release technique courses there is a one happening Thursday June 7 – Sunday June 10 2012 at Tottenham Hotspurs FC home arena, White Hart Lane in London UK. This course will be teaching you how to use the active release techniques for lower extremity conditions. Continue reading

Mindfulness Training: How To Control Stress Levels

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How to Reduce Stress with Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness training guru, Jon Kabat-Zinn, teaches you today in a 1 hour 25 minute video how to reduce stress today by using mindfulness training. Jon was at the Googleplex corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc in 2007 presenting to Google employees what is mindfulness training and how to perform mindfulness training.

We are all living with some degree of stress in our lives. It is normal to have stress. However, prolonged stress will kill you I believe. A patient told me her mum had just died recently. She used to exercise everyday, never smoked and lead a ‘healthy lifestyle’. Except the patient felt she had lots of stress in her life running her own business. Can stress kill you? Jon Kabat-Zinn feels that we are still stone age people living in a permanently connected world. This is what can stress us out and cause burn out. If you have wanted to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation or wondered why people practice buddhist meditation or yoga meditation everyday then watch the video below to feel better today.

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Do You Need a MRI & CT Scans of Your Spine or Brain?

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What is an MRI or CT Scan?

Learn today about what happens when you are referred for a MRI scan or a CT scan. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. CT stands for computed tomography. The pdf information booklet and audio link below will tell you what happens when you are sent to have a MRI scan or a CT scan on your back or brain.

I found this great mp3 audio from the Brain and Spine Foundation in the UK. These are the same people who developed a map of all the neurological hospitals in the UK. Continue reading

Understand Pain: How Acute & Chronic Back Pain Starts

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Ouch That Hurts, Why?

Most likely you are reading this page because you are in pain somewhere in your body or know someone who is living in pain. To understand what is pain better I found a great simple video explaining the difference between acute pain and chronic pain.

You will find out how the brain and your nerves control pain levels and the different types of pain you may experience. You will see a very simple way of explaining the basic physiology of pain. By the end of the video on pain you will also understand why treating pain can be difficult as there are many issues to sort out. Continue reading

Being a Chiropractor is a Top Job in 2012

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Time for a Career in Chiropractic

It is that time of year again for the Wall Street Journal article on the top jobs for 2012 and guess what, being a chiropractor made the top 100 jobs again.

This year again being a doing Chiropractic as a career has improved in the position from number 56 in 2010, number 32 in 2011 to now number 19 in 2012. It looks like the average mid-level chiropractor salary is now $67,350.00, according to comcast research. You can find out how to a study to become a chiropractor in the UK or if you want to I have a list of where to study Chiropractic in America I have a list of some of the different US Chiropractic colleges on the top job for 2010 page. Continue reading

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Do You Get Lower Back Pain When You Bend Forward? Here’s the Reason Why

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Bending Forward a Cause for Low Back Pain

Did you know that a major cause of bad back pain is that our lower backs do not like too much bending forward (flexion). In the medical field it is well-known that in our lower backs, the lumbar discs respond better to bending backward movements rather than bending forward. Particularly in the case of someone with a disc source of back pain.

Today I will be explaining the concept of how too much flexion in our lumbar spines is causing acute lower back pain or chronic lower back in some people. There are two great videos below. One by chiropractor, Craig Liebenson, and the second by low back pain specialist and researcher, Professor Stuart McGill. Find out how Craig, who has studied at the Prague School of Rehabilitation, teaches a female marathon runner how to fix a bad back pain, fast and for the long-term. Continue reading

People Who Love Their Chiropractor

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I Love My Chiropractor

This is a post about those people who want to say how much they appreciate Chiropractic and what their chiropractor helps them through. Being a chiropractor it is cool and awesome to see the positive health changes people can go through. For example there are those that come into the chiropractor’s office bent over in pain who are then able to stand up straight and walk out in much less pain after they have had their Chiropractic treatment. You will see I added a video of just such an event of the story of Jim and his severe low back pain relief.

If your keen you can add your say in a comment below as well if your thankful for the positive health changes you have experienced seeing your chiropractor. Maybe you saw a chiropractor for the first time and were amazed how quickly you felt better, or that someone just knew what was wrong with you and was able to give you a plan to get better. There are many reasons I have heard people say thanks for after seeking a Chiropractic care, these are just a short collection below. Continue reading

How to Get Used to Vibram Five Fingers Shoes

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How to Use Vibram Five Fingers Shoes

So your keen to start barefoot running, but want to rather use a barefoot running type shoes like the vibram five fingers. Maybe you have just got yourself a new pair of vibram five fingers and want to know how to get started with using them.

I found a cool video from other vibram five fingers runners who gave their hints and tips on how to start running in a pair of these barefoot type running shoes. The users recommend you take it step by step as these vibram five fingers are not like any other shoes you may have experienced before. Check out what else they have to say. Continue reading

Most Common Reason to Pull Your Hamstring

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How to Pull a Hamstring Muscle

The hamstring muscle is one of the most common fast running sports injury. Do you know that feeling when you’re sprinting for the end and next thing you feel that “ping or snapping feeling” in the back your thigh? That is probably a pulled hamstring muscle.

The way the hamstring muscle is normally injured is by what is termed an eccentric muscle contraction. If you don’t know what I mean by eccentric contraction don’t worry I explain it easily in the video below. Continue reading

Lower Back Pain Unable to Bend Over: See This Quick Relief Story

lower back pain unable to bend overI came across a video about lower back pain and sciatica today that is amazing to see the pain relief change in someone so fast. You may have heard of people hobbling into the chiropractor on crutches or being carried in by others only to walk out standing up and in less pain.

The video below shows you one of those times when a patient can come in with severe low back pain and can’t stand up straight then end up leaving the chiropractor being able to walk upright. Continue reading

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Injury: Basic Guide

 

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Neck Sore from an Accident?

Todays’ article is a guest post written by Howells Solicitors about some of the ways a chiropractor would treat your sore neck from a whiplash injury. The solicitors need a medical report about a client’s neck pain which they can obtain from a chiropractor treating their client.

A neck injury from a car accident can vary in severity which you can see how bad whiplash can get. The key thing to do once you have hurt your neck from something like a bumper bashing is to first have it examined. I have come across cases in the past where people didn’t have an x-ray, but they actually had done some serious harm to themselves after rolling a car on a farm track or driving into a ditch.
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23 and a Half Hours Disease Cured in 30 minutes

Want to know what is one of the most effective treatments to keep you healthy, to reduce your risk of chronic lifestyle diseases and takes up to 30 minutes per day to perform? I know you want to know what is this miracle cure for our bodies is. The best thing is this treatment is free and can be done anywhere in the world.

To see what I’m talking about today watch the video below from Dr Mike Evans to see what could change your life today forever. Continue reading

Maignes Syndrome: Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome

Maigne SyndromeDid you know your low back pain could be coming from higher up in your spine. In our bodies we experience something called referred pain. Referred pain means the area that is sore could actually be referred pain from somewhere else. This happens all the time in organs referring pain, like a heart attack pain going down your left arm.

However, there are times the answer to your back pain could be from an area in your spine known as the thoracolumbar junction (TL junction). You can get a trapped nerve in this area causing all your pain. Ever wondered which trapped nerve is causing all your back pain? Today I want to let you know about something called Maigne Syndrome or Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome. Continue reading

Powerful Photo About Healthy Versus Skinny

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Skinny is Not Sexy, Health Is

I came across this photo about health versus just dieting on the latest hit social website, Pinterest.

What I like about it is the major point that looking good to others or yourself should not just be a focus on your actual weight. The focus should be on a healthy weight.

This model for Nike here looks amazing! She doesn’t look gaunt, she doesn’t look weak, she doesn’t look like she could break a bone easily, her body tone is not excessive in any way or form.

It is a good advert for Nike saying use our stuff to get healthy and look like her.

Coming back to the main point though when we aim to achieve a balanced healthy lifestyle I think if we could have enough energy for our days, enough strength to play randomly and carry our bodies in a strong posture effortlessly we are getting there. This is also what Jack Lalanne said in his motivational videos.

I know this photo reminded me today to watch my food type choices and to want to be able to have a body I can move easily and do what I want to do on this earth.

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How to Give a Vitamin B Injection Properly

Have you ever had a Vitamin B injection in your bum cheek? Recently I came across a person who was wondering why they had such a pain in their left buttock. What made this case interesting was they didn’t link the intra-muscular (IM) injection to their current pain in the butt. He had the injection to help boost his energy for the start of the year.

If you want to know how your doctor, nurse, you or a loved one should give a gluteal intra-muscular injection then you can watch the video below. Continue reading

Chiropractor Bristol in County Bristol at BS8 2XS

Chiropractor Bronwen Henley at Bristol Chiropractic ClinicIf you are looking for a chiropractor in Bristol then here are the contact details of Bristol Chiropractic Clinic in the postcode area of BS8.

Below you will find the contact details of the clinic. You can also use the interactive Google map with the option to view the street view in order to get directions and see the front of Bristol Chiropractic Clinic. The local map is also useful tool to help you find you way around the beautiful city of Bristol in the county Bristol, UK.

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How to Prevent Low Back Pain when Lifting

Have you ever experienced low back pain when lifting a weight from the floor. Maybe it wasn’t even a weight your were lifting, you might have just been bending forward to tie your show laces or you were changing your babies nappy and you got a sudden severe low back pain.

Lifting Causing Low Back PainThese are times when a patient would come into the chiropractors office and ask what do you think caused my back pain to start? Well the answer can be hard at times to pinpoint but repetitive bad movement like bending and lifting incorrectly can weaken your lower back. This includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and especially the discs between your vertebrae causing a slipped disc. Today I want to show you some things you should be thinking about how to avoid low back pain when lifting or bending forward. Continue reading

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What is a Trapped Nerve

So you are in pain and you want a solution. If it is any consolation it is not just you there are tons of other people from around the world who are sitting reading this article who need answers. Well you have found the right page and I want to help you solve that painful nerve somewhere in your body.

Man holding  no pain posterThe pain of a nerve being pinched can be terrible both in how bad the pain levels are and the feeling of frustration because you just don’t know how to stop it. I hope to help guide you through this event in your life.

I’m going to start by helping you get to get a clearer picture of this common condition. Well actually that’s going to be the first part I’ll clear up for you. It’s not an actual condition, but a colloquial (informal) term for possibly a variety of problems.
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How to Avoid a Trapped Arm in Bed

This video caught my attention with the title “How to avoid a trapped arm whilst cuddling in bed“. I knew I had to watch this video just to see what this was all about.

I have definitely experienced it and I’m sure you have. It is that feeling when you’re laying in bed snuggling or cuddling a girlfriend or wife and your arm gets trapped underneath their head. You then get a loss of feeling in the hand and arm. It is not a nice feeling at all. So watch the video below to get some tips on “How to avoid a trapped arm whilst cuddling in bed” 🙂 Continue reading