Welcome to the first update of the news section of our website. Our aim is to keep you up
to date with what’s happening at the clinic, along with some useful and interesting articles
covering a range of health and exercise topics. If you have any suggestions, comments or
if there is anything you would like to hear about, feel free to contact us and we will do our
best to accommodate your ideas. As always it has been a busy start to the year at the
clinic. Laura was a member of chiropractic teams providing chiropractic treatment to
athletes participating at both the World Indoor Tug of War Championships in Perth, with
the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), and at the British Masters
Indoor Athletics Championships at Lee Valley in association with the British Chiropractic
Sports Council (BCSC). Both events were very enjoyable with an incredible level of
competition on display!

The Scottish Indoor Tug of War team in action at the World Championships, Perth 2012.


With the London Olympics fast approaching there has been an increasing focus on exercise and
the benefits it can have on your overall health, not just your level of fitness. Recent
research has shown that exercise can be of more benefit than medication in a wide range
of health complaints, not all of which are associated with lifestyle and diet. Exercise
means different things to everyone, but you don’t have to be running marathons,
competing in the Tour de France or swimming the channel in order to improve your health.
In fact as little as 30 minutes of exercise each day can achieve amazing results as this
short video clip demonstrates.

When it’s broken down in this way exercising to improve your health certainly appears more achievable, as Dr
Evans has shown a little does go a long way. If you are already receiving
treatment, part of the advice you have likely been given is to try and stay as active as you
can, which of course is different for everyone. As you have seen in the video, this advice
has far-reaching impact on your health beyond helping to resolve the problem you sought
treatment for. Hopefully this will provide the encouragement that some of you need to start exercising and for those of you already active – to keep going!
Please remember to exercise sensibly, particularly if you are new to exercise making
sure you warm up and warm down appropriately. If you are unsure as to what kind of
exercise is best for you or what to avoid, please speak to your practitioner for more
specific advice or contact us for more information or to make and appointment.