East of England workers slacking when it comes to back health
As part of Chiropractic Awareness Week (11 – 16 April) Dr Louise Hampton from Attend2health is urging workers to do more to protect their backs, both in the office and at home.
New research from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reveals that almost a third (32%) of workers in the East of England admit to taking no proactive measures to help prevent back or neck pain, more than any other region in the UK. Despite this almost a fifth (18%) of people in the region who have suffered from back or neck pain say work can trigger it, and 41% have had to take time off work because of their pain.
The BCA found that over four in ten (43%) of workers in the East of England who have suffered from back or neck pain said that sitting in the same position whilst working for long periods of time contributes to their pain.
Louise comments: “The reality of modern working lifestyles means that many more workers are now spending long days in front of a computer screen, either in the office or working remotely and not doing enough to prevent serious strain on their backs. Whilst it may be tempting to do work from your sofa or bed when working from home, poor posture means you could be putting even more strain on your spine. However the good news is there are several simple steps you can take and I would encourage all workers in the East, particularly office workers, to follow these to minimise their risk of work-related back pain.”
Throughout this week we shall be posting tips on how you can help yourself keep your back in tip top condition.
Attend2health are very proud to announce we have been awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) by The Royal College of Chiropractors.
The PPQM is awarded to chiropractic clinics that demonstrate excellence in meeting patient expectations in a range of areas including accessibility, cleanliness and safety and patient communication. The decision to award the PPQM is made by a panel of patients and public who form the Royal College of Chiropractor’s Lay Partnership Group.
The award was announced at a ceremony in London on 27th January by the Chair of the Royal College’s Lay Partnership Group, Mr Hew Helps.
Clinic owner Dr Louise Hampton is pictured receiving the award from the Chair Mr Hew Helps.
Louise said “The award of the Patient Partnership Quality Mark recognises this clinic’s commitment to meeting the expectations our patients have when they visit us for advice and treatment. The aim of our clinic team is to continually improve our levels of service and the award encourages us that we are achieving this”
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a treatment from a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or an Osteopath?
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If the answer to any of these questions is yes then please call us on 01763 87 80 87 or pop in to the clinic at 58 High Street, Buntingford and book a 15 Minute free consultation with any of our practitioners to find the answer.
We are always happy to welcome new patients or catch up with existing ones.
We offer a range of treatments including Sports Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture and Podiatry along with Strength and Conditioning Classes and help and advice from our Nutritionist.
As a special thank you to any of our existing patients we offer £10 off a treatment when a recommendation from you results in a New Patient Appointment.
Call in or ring today, we look forward to hearing from you.
We are pleased to welcome Ginelle Kay to Attend2health from Thursday 23rd October 2014. Ginelle will be replacing Sam Bloomfield and will be available to treat both new and returning patients on Thursdays between 10.30am and 6pm. Please call in to the clinic at 58 High Street, Buntingford to book an appointment with Ginelle or call us on 01763 87 80 87 and we will be happy to help you. We take this opportunity to thank Sam for all his help over his time with us at Attend2health and at the same time offer a very warm welcome to Ginelle.
For the month of September we are offering a One Hour Sports Massage for just £29.00 (usual price £40) with either Natalie Pettitt or Alison Trehearn.
We offer Sports Massage on Wednesdays 9am-1pm and then from 5pm-7pm, Thursdays 3pm-6pm, Fridays 9am-1pm and then 6.30pm-8pm and Saturday Mornings from 9am-1pm
To take us up on this offer please call us on 01763 87 80 87 or pop in to the clinic to book your slot.
We now offer nutritionist advice from Claire Thornton MSc here at the Clinic on Tuesday mornings. If you are unsure of what Claire could help you with why not call us on 01763 87 80 87 and book a Free 15 minute consultation and let her explain exactly what we offer and how we can help. Follow the link to Claire’s blog to find out more www.glownutrition.org/blog/
Louise Hampton, owner and Chiropractor at Attend2health is taking part in the Great North Run this coming Sunday 7th September 2014. Louise is running to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. If you would like to sponsor her please call in to the clinic at 58 High Street, Buntingford or call us on 01763 87 80 87 and we can take your details. I’m sure you would like to join us all here in wishing Louise the very best of luck, such a worthy cause and such a fantastic effort already put in with months of training. Well done Louise, we will be thinking of you on Sunday.
We are pleased to introduce Claire Thornton, an Associate Nutritionist who provides individually tailored, evidence-based nutrition & lifestyle advice to help you eat smarter not less to look and feel your best. Claire will be working at Attend2Health on Tuesday mornings from 5th August 2014
Claire focuses on what you can eat rather than what you cannot eat. She will support you in making gradual lifestyle and dietary changes, to enable you to reach your goals and enhance your wellbeing. No strict diets or calorie counting is required.
Whatever your needs, there is a package to help you enjoy life to the full and maximise your wellbeing and success. To find out more or to book an appointment with Claire call in to the clinic or phone us on 01763 87 80 87 We look forward to hearing from you.
The ladies here at Attend2health are entering the Race for Life on Sunday July 13th in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and would like to invite you to sponsor us at our just giving page or call into the Clinic at 58 High Street, Buntingford if you prefer and pop a few pennies in our collection pot.http://www.justgiving.com/attend2health3/
We have all been affected by Cancer in some way in the past and felt this was a great way to get involved and help raise some money for a great cause.
Some of us will be running, Louise Hampton, Becky Harpin and Sophie Parkins, and others Talia Lethbridge, Rhiannon Poucher, Nikki Saydraouten, Tracey Burton and Natalie Pettitt, walking/jogging. Our team consists of Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, a Physiotherapist and admin staff. We will be finishing the day with a picnic kindly supplied by Louise and are hoping for sunshine!
In our photo here we have, from left to right , Becky and Nikki (Reception) Tracey (Clinic Manager) and Louise Hampton (Chiropractor) We will post pictures from the day in due course!
Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored us.