SPorts and Remedial Massage

We are now open for massage, chiropractic & shockwave!

Hello again! We hope you are well 🙂 We’ve been back open for Chiropractic and Shockwave for over a month now with our qualified Chiropractor Chris, and even though it’s been different, we hope you haven’t noticed too much of a change.

Although all of the extra cleaning procedures, spacing out of appointments and PPE mean that our costs have actually increased and we are seeing less people, to help our patients during these tough times, we are keeping our prices the same for now. Hopefully it’ll get back to normal soon, but unfortunately we may have to see how it goes over the next few months as to whether we need to increase our charges a little to cover the extra costs.

It’s been a tough time for small businesses like ours over the last few months, and will continue to be tough for a while yet. We are asking for your help by simply letting other people know we are here. It only takes a few minutes, so if you’re happy to help us please do.

You can do this by giving us positive reviews on Google, or by hitting the like or “Invite friends” (click the three dots “…” then “Invite friends” option in the page menu next to the “Share” button) on our Facebook pages. We would really appreciate the support 🙂

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That being said, we are relatively busy at the moment. Lock-down seems to have brought about a few aches and pains! Chris has increased his clinic hours from the start of August to cope with demand, and also started seeing new chiropractic patients face to face again. He will also be changing his hours slightly from September.

The biggest news is that Sports and Remedial massage therapy will be starting up again from August! Yay!

SPorts and Remedial Massage Therapy

Yes, Matt and Liesa are back! Again, there will be some procedural changes, but hopefully you won’t notice anything significant. Online bookings are now open for sports and remedial massage in Stafford, but you can also call 01785 530911 for an appointment..

There’s been a few small updates to our procedures and changes since we re-opened. If you’d like to keep up to date with them, please visit our page at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

Best wishes, All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 (Stafford) or 01952 825042 (Newport), email or message via FaceBook (see links at bottom of page) and we will book you in ASAP. Those who have been in touch, we will try and contact you directly to get you booked in.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Chiropractic and Shockwave Covid

We are open for Chiropractic and Shockwave!

Monday 6th July 2020

Hi to all our lovely patients and friends!

It’s been a tough time for us all over the last few months, but as of last week, we have opened our doors for Chiropractic and Shockwave treatments to anyone who needs our help.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff are paramount, and we’ve been working really hard behind the scenes to make significant changes to our procedures to enable us to see you again. You can read about all the new Covid-19 procedures and the measures we are taking at https://purehealthchiropractic.co.uk/covid-19-information-a….

Best wishes, All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Clinic hours will be reduced for the time being, and unfortunately massage is still not available until possibly August. Although there will be no full time reception cover in Newport, if you leave a message we will get back to you within 24 hours, or you can get in touch using one of the methods below.

You can book online on our website, call us on 01785 530911 or 01952 825042, email or message via FaceBook (see links at bottom of page) and we will book you in ASAP. Those who have been in touch, we will try and contact you directly to get you booked in.

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Chiropractor Stafford Newport

The current situation regarding opening our doors…

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Hi to all our lovely patients and friends! We are  missing you, and we haven’t forgotten about you! We hope that you and your families are staying healthy and well.

We’d just like to give you an update on the current situation at the clinics given some of the recent events and news over the last week.

As I’m sure many of you know, our Stafford clinic is contained within a gym environment. This means that our re-opening will be at the discretion of when they are permitted to start opening their doors over the coming months. Until then, sadly the Stafford clinic will remain unavailable for both chiropractic and massage appointments.

Stafford clinic

At our Newport clinic, due to the nature of multiple therapists usually working from these premises, we are looking at ways and means of allowing one person at a time to use the clinic so that there is minimal risk to people visiting for treatment.

This is proving to be a challenge, but our number one priority is the safety and comfort of our clients and staff. The virus hasn’t gone away, and you can be rest assured we are working hard to come up with procedures in place that will minimise risk to everyone. This means creating risk assessments and clinic procedures, sourcing protective equipment and the waste management needed to follow all guidance so that we can open our doors with the least risk to you and our staff. This is time consuming (and expensive) and I’m sure you can understand that with the hands-on nature of our work it is not straightforward.

With that in mind it does look like things are starting to calm down and we are heading towards a new “normal”. Realistically, we will be hoping to open our doors to urgent cases from mid-late June or early July depending on guidance over the next week or two. There will be procedures in place to keep all of us as safe as possible and we will provide further details once we know a date.

The important thing to realise is that we have not abandoned you! We are still here to help if you are struggling. Our chiropractor is volunteering free support to any existing clients that are suffering via email, telephone or even virtual consultations if necessary, and then see you hands-on when we re-open again.

Chris - Chiropractor

Whilst it creates economic challenges for our small business to remain closed, we feel that your health and safety, and that of others working within our clinic, is of much greater importance.
 
We understand it may be frustrating being unable to access hands-on care during this time, and below is a graphic to explain the important key reasons behind why our clinic remains closed.
 
During these challenging times, we appreciate your support and understanding. Thank you, and stay well and safe.

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Covid-19

Why our clinics remain closed

Monday 11th May 2020 – current Covid-19 position

Following last nights announcement from the government, the safety of returning to face-to face appointments remains unclear and our position hasn’t changed.

We’re all looking forward to when lock-down can be eased. Until the Government and our professional association advises we can safely return to work, we are sorry to say that Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness will not be offering in-person appointments.
 
It is important to us that we can safeguard patients visiting our clinic, as well as our practitioners and staff. We have been working hard behind the scenes reviewing how the clinic currently operates, and what changes will be made in order to reduce risk to those visiting our clinic.
 
We are following robust advice and guidance from the British Chiropractic Association to help us and will advise you of any changes as soon as we have a firm plan.
 
Whilst it creates economic challenges for our small business to remain closed, we feel that your health and safety, and that of others working within our clinic, is of much greater importance.
 
We understand it may be frustrating being unable to access hands-on care during this time, and below is a graphic to explain the important key reasons behind why our clinic remains closed.
 
During these challenging times, we appreciate your support and understanding. Thank you, and stay well and safe.

Best wishes,
All the team at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness

Covid-19

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Squatting to help your low back and hips

The squat is one of the most fundamental movements to help keep our hips mobile and strong, and to help spare our low back from too much stress and potential injury. Being able to squat with a good movement pattern is a good indicator of general health and is something we should all be able to do.

Unfortunately, with a more sedentary lifestyle nowadays, particularly sitting, the ability to squat properly is being lost. Here, our chiropractor, Chris gives you some tips to help get that movement back!

To be able to squat properly takes good spinal stability, good gluteal/hip coordination and a good “hip hinge”! If you struggle with any of these areas, practice these too below:

For our “Hip Hinge” video: https://youtu.be/-KQnWH8iUTk

For the “The Dying Bug” stabilisation progression: https://youtu.be/zkzk86QL86I

For our “Gluteal activation” video: https://youtu.be/ko4eGs3bbFg

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Let us help you to achieve better health. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we are closed at the moment, but once open again you can book an appointment with our chiropractor Chris or massage therapists Liesa or Matt, by calling 01785 530911 in Stafford, or 01952 825042 in Newport. Alternatively you can book using our online diary.

We look forward to seeing you.

Coronavirus updates and advice

Update 27th May 2020

For our latest position on Covid-19, social distancing and opening our doors for treatments, please see our recent post here.

For latest government and PHE guidance, please see below.

Despite not being open, we will try to help anyone who is in pain as much as possible with advice and exercises. Whether that is through email, phone or even video link if possible, we are still here to help our patients and have already done so a few times.

Remember, the best thing to do is stay active! Make sure you go for your daily walk or exercise, especially in the sunshine to get your vitamin D levels up. If you are bored for exercise or advice, or just something to do, don’t forget we have a number of blog posts and videos on our website and YouTube channel that may keep you entertained.

Stay safe, and stay home.
All the best,Chris and everyone at Pure Health Chiropractic

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Dear Pure Health patients (both current and potential),

The situation and advice about this outbreak are ever-changing and fast-moving. We advise above all else to try to get your information from official, science-based sources and to avoid hearsay on social media. The media has made this the most discussed public health crisis ever, but this can have the effect of making it difficult to discern fact from fiction.

Please also refer to the PHE guidance if you have any questions about when or whether you should be limiting social interactions or self-isolating.(https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus- covid-19-information-for-the-public)

Furthermore, if you have reason to believe that you have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus, you should call your GP or, if you feel it’s more urgent, NHS 111 and follow the guidance provided.

What you can do to help avoid potential spread of the virus:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Please don’t:

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Advice for people at high risk

If you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it.

These include:

  • not leaving your home – you should not go out to do shopping, visit friends or family, or attend any gatherings
  • avoiding close contact with other people in your home as much as possible

Read the full advice on protecting yourself if you’re at high risk from coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

To read the full advice, guidance and information please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please be assured that we are keeping up to date with all developments and advice from both the Government and Public Health England and will continue to take the necessary precautions.

If you require further information on Government advice to employers please click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

During these challenging times, we appreciate your support and understanding. Thank you, and stay well and safe.

All the best,
Chris and the Pure Health Team

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SPorts and Remedial Massage Therapy

Need a good massage?

Are you looking for a top quality sports or remedial massage in or around Stafford?

Meet our excellent massage therapists Liesa and Matt. Whether its general aches and pains, a muscular injury, or simply helping with training recovery – they’ve got you covered.

With the Stafford Half marathon just around the corner, regular massages could help you get that PB you’ve been after!

For more information, visit our Meet The Team and Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy pages.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Gardening and Chiropractic

Calling all gardeners!

It’s been an interesting few days, with storm Ciara bringing rain, wind and snow to the region. Hopefully once everything settles back down we can get back to normal and spring will be on the way!

Spring seems to be the time of year when the gardeners come out in force and many of them end up seeing someone like myself for those new found aches and pains, so to help avoid potential problems, here are a number of handy tips:

Don’t start with heavy-duty gardening. Warm up with the lighter jobs, like mowing the lawn, and then move on to something else. It is important to vary your activity every 30 minutes or so rather than be in one position for too long.

If you are laying a patio, keep the slab close to your body and bend through your knees and hips. It is sometimes better to bend one knee rather than two to pick up or move objects (also known as a ‘golfers lift’) as your supporting leg gives you a position of strength.

If you are planning a trip to the garden centre to buy heavy items such as bags of compost or pebbles – buy multiple small bags rather than one big bag. Smaller items are easier and safer to carry. If there is no other option, ask someone else to help carry it to the car and then when you get home, shovel out smaller quantities straight from the car and put it into smaller containers.

Do not ignore pain. It can be a warning sign and could indicate something more serious or damaging. If you start to ache then stop what you are doing, have a break and come back to it later once the pain has eased. If there is no improvement, have it checked out as soon as possible.

Most injuries that I see are typically avoidable and we specialise in helping you to recover and then manage them. Studies have shown that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation and mobilisation combined with appropriate exercises and education, is a very effective method in keeping back pain at bay.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

Mountain Biking

Have the January blues? Getting active can help!

After all the build-up and hype around Christmas, it’s gone so quickly that January can often be a bit of a let-down. It’s hard to get back into the routine of things, particularly when it comes to exercise and staying healthy.

I’ve found it difficult this year too. With a number of injuries, a rather stressful house extension, and a very busy practice; it’s been a struggle to keep motivated to stay fit and strong. Despite this, I know I’ll get back to it again because I enjoy my mountain biking.

One of the things I often try to encourage my clients to do is to find something they enjoy that gets them active. It doesn’t matter what it is: swimming; cycling; Zumba; Pilates or simply going for a walk. Being active and doing something you enjoy is just as good for you mentally as it is physically. It has been shown to be one of the most effective remedies for feeling down and for your general well-being.

However, I know it’s not always easy when you’ve got aches and pains. I’ve been through back injuries and surgery and have been told before that I should give up riding down ‘bumpy hills’ as it’s not good for my back. I strongly disagree.

In all activity, having a spine that functions well but is also strong and stable is vital to both good movement and staying injury free. It’s the biggest reason why everyone (including athletes or those just looking to stay healthy) should be maintaining good spinal function, good movement patterns, and good core stability. These three factors are hugely important in both professional and amateur sports (and movement in general) if you want to enjoy your chosen activity as much as possible.

Unless there’s a very good reason, no-one should ever tell you to stop doing a sport or activity you love doing. With the right treatment, advice and training, almost everyone can continue with their chosen activity and lead a better quality of life.

We can help you to achieve better health. Why not come and see what our chiropractors and massage therapists in Stafford and Newport can do for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Mallett
Principal Chiropractor
Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness (Stafford and Newport)

Christmas

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year hours are below 

Chris and Liesa are off from 24th December and back on 6th January.

Matt is still here over Christmas on 28th December and 2nd January (Stafford clinic only).

Wishing everyone a fantastic break over the holiday period 🙂

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