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Patient Resources

At Nottingham Chiropractor we frequently recommend various health resources that patients can utilise to improve their health. The following useful links may aid you in improving your health through better nutrition, exercise and more.

MEDesign – Backfriend

MEDesign produce an ergonomic back and seat support. It has been carefully designed to provide optimum support for your thoracic and lumbar spine, in any seat or chair in order to provide support and to relieve back pain.

Backfriend

MEDesign – Backfriend


Sealy – Mattresses and Beds

Sealy has been producing beds and mattresses over 100 years, now a merger with Tempur has put them on the spot as one of the biggest brands in the business. More than half of us (55%) wait until their bed loses all firmness before changing it, but an astonishing 16 per cent wait until we experience aches and pains before doing so.

Those looking for a new mattress can now choose the one that’s right for them with Sealy’s innovative new bed selector app: http://www.sealy.co.uk/bed-selector/ The app takes you through a series of questions about your body, sleep habits and preferences, from support, comfort and profile to value, to identify the perfect bed.

Advice on safeguarding back health when making that selection can be found on the BCA website

As part of the British Chiropractic Association membership, our clinic is able to offer you a substantial discount on Sealy mattresses and beds.

Sealy Beds


K-Laser – Pain relief and increased healing time

The official website for K-Laser.

K-Laser

K-Laser


Specialized Concept Store (Nottingham) – Footbeds (orthotics)

Orthotics are used to help correct your foot arches, such as flat foot or dropped arches. Whilst most on the market, including customised orthotics, can be expensive, we have found Specialized Footbeds to be a cost effective option providing sufficient arch support plus an additional metatarsal support.

Whilst used for biking shoes they are ideal for everyday shoes as well, and the shop will do a free fit using the “Arch-o-meter” to pick the right arch lift required from the three available. If you would like more advice, feel free to ask in the clinic.

Specialized Concept Store – Nottingham

Or alternatively, order directly from Tredz

Specialized Concept Store (Nottingham) – Footbeds (orthotics)


icepackVulkan Reusable Ice Pack 

It is common for people with low back pain to use heat when they should be using Ice. Heat is helpful when there is mainly muscular stiffness after exertion and pain levels are mild. If pain levels are moderate or severe the source of the problem will be inflamed and tight spinal joint which causes muscles to spasm and splint the area. In this instance heat will aggravate by increasing inflammation, whereas a gel ice pack will:

Gel ice packs should be left on for 10 minutes only at a time, up to 8 times daily.

If comfortable lie on the frozen gel pack on a bed with knees bent and feet flat or place inside your belt and move around for 10 minutes. If pain is very severe initially try for 5 minutes each time, if in doubt ask your chiropractor.

 

Available for purchase at the clinic or alternatively you can buy them online:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vulkan-Reusable-Cold-Pack-Misc/dp/B0015KPSE2


Theraband Balance Trainer

The Thera-Band Balance Trainer is widely used in knee, back and ankle rehabilitation, and it is also great for older adults to restore their balance. With The Thera-Band Balance Trainer you can improve your motor skills and balance. We use the blue Balance Trainer for more sensory stimulation of your balance proprioceptors.

Theraband Balance Trainer

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How do I become a chiropractor?

Interested in training to become a chiropractor? Click the link below to find out more.

Become a chiropractor

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Riverford Organic Food & Drink – Home deliveries

Riverford provide and deliver high quality organic food and drink straight to your doorstep.

www.riverford.co.uk

Riverford Organic Food & Drink - Home deliveries


Abel & Cole Organic Food & Drink – Home deliveries

In addition to Riverford, Abel & Cole is another company we recommend. They source high quality organic food and drink from local farms and deliver to your doorstep. Abel & Cole also stock other products such as fish and household products.

www.abelandcole.co.uk

Abel & Cole Organic Food & Drink – Home deliveries


Hook and Son – Fresh unpasteurised milk

Hook and Son, Phil and Steve Hook, manage Longley’s Farm in East Sussex. With the help of their Friesian Holstein cows, they have produced high quality unpasteurised milk since 1959 and plan to have a full herd of A2 cows (cows which produce a milk protein casein, that is more easily digested and tolerated). They were in the top 3 UK Dairy Farmer’s of the Year in 2012.

www.hookandson.co.uk

Hook and Son – Fresh unpasteurised milk


Bio-Kult – Probiotics for digestive and gut health

A beneficial live bacteria supplement is one that positively affect the host by enhancing the microbial balance. Although all beneficial live bacteria’s mechanisms of action are not yet fully understood, it is known that they also have an effect on immune responses in the gut, which reduces inflammation. The use of live bacteria has been suggested for the prevention and treatment of gut health problems, including acute infectious diarrhoea, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease. Bio-Kult capsules can be bought directly from Bio-Kult, Boots, or Amazon.

 http://www.bio-kult.com/

Bio-Kult – Probiotics for digestive and gut health


Mindful Medicine – Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation, taught by Dr. Karen Neil (MRPharmS), that allows us to deal more effectively with stress and live with more ease and balance. Mindfulness training helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them. Mindfulness is a potentially life-changing way to alter our feelings in positive ways, and an ever-expanding body of evidence shows that it really works.

http://www.mindfulmedicine.co.uk/

Mindful Medicine – Mindfulness Meditation


The Wellness Guys – Podcast

The Wellness Guys podcasts are created every week by three Australian chiropractors. They provide a  great resource for tips and inspiration to change your lifestyle for the better.

Available to listen to on iTunes

The Wellness Guys – Podcast


Wolf Tucker for dogs – Biologically Appropriate Real Food

Wolf Tucker provides high quality frozen, human-grade raw pet food for your dogs. Dried, pellet-type food contains little nutritional value as it is mainly composed of filler such as ash. Dogs and cats respond better to raw meat, organs, and bones, with advantages such as healthier skin and coat, more nutritional value, and tends to result in a longer life-span.

http://www.wolftucker.co.uk/ 

Wolf Tucker


K-Laser for Pets

As well as for humans, K-Laser can be used for other animals such as cats and dogs for a range of conditions from arthritis and cystitis, to wound healing and hip dysplasia.

Arnold and Carlton Veterinary Centre
The Lawrence Veterinary Centre