Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back - Johns' story

Three gym exercises to avoid with a bad back – Johns’ story

When John came to see me with a recurrence of his back problem he was really fed up. He had been going to the gym and doing the core stability exercises that he had been shown by the instructor. He had been exercising two or three times a week since his bad back had recovered…

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

Mind your posture – carers, care for your backs with a free check up

There are currently around 140,000 thousand carers in East and West Sussex with the figure set to rise to 180,000 by 2037[1]. For many carers physical activity such as lifting is a significant part of their daily routine. However, not all carers will be aware of their back health when looking after someone. Although paid…

The hidden dangers of Christmas: Top Tips to avoid back pain

The hidden dangers of Christmas: Top Tips to avoid back pain

Never mind the feeling of being more stuffed than the Christmas turkey there are other hidden dangers lurking around the Christmas tree. Turkey Lifters Back, Shoppers Shoulder, TV Remote Thumb may not be well known but they stalk the unwary festival reveler just the same. Ok maybe some of those names are made up but…

Benefits of Rock Tape kinesiotaping, Brighton physio Quentin Guichard explains

Benefits of Rock Tape kinesiotaping, Brighton physio Quentin Guichard explains

Rock Tape kinesiotaping has become very popular with good reason at the Olympics. If you, like us, watched the Olympics in every spare moment whilst it was on, you will have noticed athletes wearing different coloured tape.  Usain Bolt wore some on his thigh to help him speed to his historic triple gold medals.  Novak Djokavic…

Back pain - what car is best?

Back pain – what car is best?

Previously, Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bennett, looked at what causes back pain in cars. As we saw, correct adjustment of your car seat will help. Seats are partly to blame but that is not the whole story. Poorly positioned pedals and steering wheels can make a bad problem worse. So what is the ideal car for…

Preventing Back Pain on Holiday and Chiropractor Treatment Abroad

Preventing Back Pain on Holiday and Chiropractor Treatment Abroad

Back pain on holiday is very common. One of the biggest causes is lack of activity and an already stiff spine. Mobilising the spine and a few simple exercises are often enough to prevent back pain from spoiling your holiday. In daily life we are often fairly active even if we work behind a desk.…

7 Tips to Prevent Back Pain in Golfers

7 Tips to Prevent Back Pain in Golfers

Preventing back pain in golfers is easy with these tips. Brighton chiropractor, Matthew Bennett, shares the 7 essential tips. By following these simple rules your back will be pain free and your game can even improve. Back pain in golfers is quite common. Four out of five will experience some back pain at some point and…

Bad Backs in Children

Bad Backs in Children

Back pain in children is common. About half of school age children report back aches at some time. Poor school chairs are often to blame. In this video Matthew talks to BBC’s Newsround about the importance of good chairs at school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAb9UIcm_E If you would like your child to have a free spine check-up then…