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

Subscribe for more content from Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness for more advice, exercises, and product reviews:

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Website: http://www.purehealthchiropractic.co.uk

Follow our chiropractor, Chris on his channel MTBChiro for general advice and mountain biking adventures:

YouTube: MTBChiro
Instagram: TheMTBChiro

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.

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 🙂

Featured Image: Esra [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons

Christmas

Need some gift ideas? Try our new online store.

If you are like me and struggle for gift ideas around this time of the year, then we have a few good suggestions for you in our new online store.

The Complete Sleeprrr pillow has always been popular ever since we started selling it around 8 years ago. People love how adjustable and comfortable it is, and compared to other orthopaedic pillows is very good value.

Memory Foam pillow

For more information, please see our Complete Sleeprrr product page.

 

What about a gift voucher?

If you know someone who would benefit from a massage or chiropractic session, then it would be a nice gesture to get them a gift voucher for some treatment.

Gift Vouchers

For more information, please see our Gift Vouchers product page.

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.

From all of us at Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness, we hope you enjoy your Christmas and New Year break. See you in 2020!

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

Help your back pain with the Dying Bug

If you suffer with a back injury or pain, it can be a real burden getting back to normal movement.

The Dying Bug track is a progression of exercises designed to help you learn to engage the spinal and pelvic muscles again, and give you the confidence to return to normal activities. Here, our Chiropractor Chris runs through some of the steps of the progression and explains why it is so important.

Subscribe for more content from Pure Health Chiropractic & Wellness for more advice, exercises, and product reviews:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes0…
Website: http://www.purehealthchiropractic.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phchiro/

Follow our chiropractor, Chris on his channel MTBChiro for general advice and mountain biking adventures:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWx…
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/177911
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themtbchiro/

Let us help you to achieve better health. 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.