The saying goes that doctors make the worst patients. Unfortunately, chiropractors and other health professionals are just as fallible as everyone else, and while we’re fully aware of what we should and shouldn’t do, we all slip into bad habits occasionally. Here are some of the habits we’re guilty of, and how to correct them.
- Our receptionist holds the phone between her shoulder and ear constantly, leading to back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain – hardly ideal when we’re advertising spinal health! If you can’t use your hand to support the handset at all times, see about investing in a headset or a hands-free kit.
- One of the few times many of us get to relax is spending an hour on the sofa in front of the television, and the temptation to slump on the sofa is a strong one, but not one that leads to a strong back! (See what we did there?) With the risk of sounding like your grandmother, the ideal sitting position is to let the seat take your weight and, if possible, keep as much of your body in contact with the chair so that your whole body is supported.
- The last one is awful, and something which we should all know better than doing, but it always bears repeating: make sure you book in with your practitioner as soon as you feel something is wrong. There is always a temptation to ignore any back pain, or that slight stiffness in your neck, but what could have been a simple adjustment often escalates into a longer course of treatment. A stitch in time saves nine, as granny always used to say.
Now for some content that isn’t full of Nana’s wisdom.
Attend2Health now has an osteopath.
We’re bold-italics excited to announce that as of September 1st, Sam Bloomfield will be joining the clinic on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Chiropractic and osteopathy are both similar practices and both help with many conditions, and we’re delighted to add Sam’s osteopathic expertise to our stable of professionals .
We now have eight therapists working within Attend2Health, offering treatments from acupuncture for fertility through to diabetic foot care, so whatever you may be struggling with, call us on 01763 87 80 87, or drop Kat or Nikki an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (they get lonely) and see if we offer a treatment that’s right for you.