Reading Osteopaths Join Expanding Chiropractic Centre in Reading

Reading osteopaths and reading ChiropractorsReflex Chiropractic has evolved into Reflex Spinal Health and have added two Reading Osteopaths to join the Reflex team of Chiropractors in Reading.  Having Recently moved into a brand new, bespoke centre on Church Road in Caversham, Reading, the plan was always to expand and to increase the types of care offered at the clinic.

New Reading Osteopaths to join the Reflex Team

Two new arrivals at Reflex Spinal Health are a pair of

Gary Whelan Reading Osteopaths

Gary Whelan: Reading Osteopath

passionate Reading Osteopaths.  Gary Whelan had practised previously in Weston-Super-Mare and Cheltenham.  Jérémie Agius has travelled all the way from France to become a member of the team.  It has been a long held plan by Andy and Laura Green to expand and move the practice, and also to expand the types of care that are available at the centre.  There are many different approaches, and treatment types, used by both chiropractors and osteopaths.  However the aim at Reflex is to unite the professions and utilise the strengths of one another to create the best results for each patient.  We find that there is a lot of uncertainly in the general public about the differences between the professions of physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy.  However, we like to look at this from the opposite point of view and reinforce the many

Jérémie Agius Reading Osteopath

Jérémie Agius: Reading Osteopath

similarities between these effective disciplines.

Imagine, if you will, a Venn diagram three interlinking circles.  One of these circle represents physiotherapy, one is chiropractic and the final one is osteopathy.    All three circles overlap with each other, but the overlap between chiropractic and osteopathy is greater than either of the overlaps they have with physio.  However, the range of different treatment types from one end of the spectrum of chiropractic treatments to the other is very broad and this can be confusing to members of the public who are looking for consistency.  This range of approaches would also be very similar with osteopathy.

The new approach at Reflex is to have found two new Reading Osteopaths who have a very similar philosophy behind their approach to pain relief, functional change and correction as the current team of chiropractors have.  This will ensure consistency, stability and the confidence of the Reflex guests to see other members of the team should someone not be available, and that they will get the same quality of care whomever they consult.

Reflex Spinal Health: your Reading Osteopaths and Chiropractors new home

Reflex Spinal Health centre in ReadingThe long awaited move to the brand new premises has offered the community of Reading a fantastic bespoke facility in the heart of Caversham.  As well as their team of Reading Chiropractors, and the new Reading Osteopaths, the clinic continues to offer custom foot orthotics, spinal rehabilitation, neurological care and a special interest in sports injuries and attaining optimal performance.

All chiropractors must be registered in the UK with the General Chiropractic Council, while all osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

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How Can I Find a Chiropractor Near Me?

How Can I Find a Chiropractor Near Me?

People seem to frequently get a bit confused when searching for a local chiropractor, and many people, quite

Is there a chiropractor near me

Have you consulted a chiropractor before

sensibly, rely upon a personal referral for advice.  There are many fantastic chiropractic centres around but lots of these use different types of technique and approaches.  So, what to do if you don’t have someone who can refer to you?

What Conditions do Chiropractor’s treat?

Many symptoms and conditions are treated at chiropractic centres.  Some of the conditions most commonly adjusted by a chiropractor include:

  • Lower Back Pain – unsurprisingly one of the most common.  Non-specific Lower Back Pain is defined as soreness, tension, and/or stiffness in the lower back region for which it is not possible to identify a specific cause of pain.
  • Neck Pain – Mechanical neck pain is defined as pain in the neck for which it is not possible to identify a specific pathological cause of pain. It generally includes neck pain, with or without pain in the upper limbs which may or may not interfere with activities of daily living.  Chiropractor’s are the most skilled professionals at adjusting the cervical spine.
  • Cervicogenic Headaches – Defined as unilateral or bilateral pain localised to the neck and occipital region which may project to regions on the head and/or face. Head pain is precipitated by neck movement, and the root cause of this type of headache is in the neck.
  • Migraines – Defined as recurrent or episodic moderate or severe headaches which are usually unilateral, pulsating, aggravated by routine physical activity, and are associated with either nausea, vomiting, photophobia, or phonophobia.
  • Shoulder Pain – Defined as soreness, tension, and/or stiffness in the anatomical region of the shoulder and can be secondary to multiple conditions including, but not limited to rotator cuff disease and adhesive capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder).
  • Hip Pain And Knee Pain – Defined as soreness, tension, and/or stiffness in the region of the hip or knee and can be secondary to multiple conditions including hip or knee osteoarthritis or patellofemoral pain syndrome.
  • Tennis Elbow – Lateral epicondylitis (or Tennis Elbow) is defined as pain in the region of the lateral epicondyle which is exacerbated by active and resistive movements of the extensor muscles of the forearm.

A Chiropractor adjusts many other common conditions.  If your problem is not listed above then you should contact your local chiropractor who would be happy to answer your query.

A Chiropractor Near Me?

Check out this handy new site that helps you find a very highly trusted chiropractor near you.  These chiropractic centres have very high standards, excellent customer service and dedicated chiropractor teams.

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The Blue Cow Summit – Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs to create a Dream Life

Blue Cow Summit – Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Blue Cow Summit are inviting business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone looking for effective personal development to join them in London for an amazing 2 days of awesome content and business ideas that every entrepreneur should know in 2015. Check out our Blue Cow Speakers site TO BOOK and for more information on the event. There is currently a massive 30% OFF with promo code: ANDYGREEN

Blue Cow summit business ideas for entrepreneurs

Blue Cow Summit 2015

Business Ideas to design your Dream Life

Create the dream life you really want in 2 days with our unique course and great business ideas. Over the two days delegates will create a personal plan learn todays best strategies, business ideas and vehicles for wealth creation, transform their business into something extraordinary, develop a winners mindset, master key strategies for lasting health, build the psychology that leads to a fuller, richer life and turn what they already know into their fortune.

But why on Earth is it called the Blue Cow Summit? Jo & Steve Davison were inspired by the cartoon Blue Cow when their kids were young. Blue Cow is a very unusual cow who dreams about success and what she really wishes to do. One day Blue Cow dreams about competing at the Olympics. All the brown cows just shake their heads and tell her it is impossible, but we watch as she goes and wins a Gold medal! Most of us have our dreams quashed by all the naysayers telling them, “Oh No…. you can’t do that!” A Blue Cow is someone who does not listen to the masses, does not let them become limited in their aspiration, fulfills their business ideas and is passionate and determined to live their dream life. Are you a Blue Cow or one of the many brown cows?

Founders of WoW Inspirational Business Ideas, Dr’s Jo & Steve Davison (Doctors of Chiropractic), will present on how to get clear on what you really want for your life and your business ideas and how to make these decisions quickly and easily. Once you learn this you will learn how to make this happen and how to implement the 5 key “dream” steps to bring the plan to life.

Daniel Priestley & Darshana Ubl, from Key Person of Influence (KPI), will present some fantastic material on how to deliver dynamic business growth, business ideas and change. Daniel will teach business ideas to get customers queuing up for your products and services, to become oversubscribed and to develop a mindset so you feel sought after even in a crowded marketplace. Fellow KPI expert, Darshana will share her expertise on developing partnerships with successful brands, to collaborate commercial partnerships and how to magnify the value of your offering and ongoing business ideas.

Business Ideas to Inspire you to make it happen

Once you have learnt tools to design and develop your dream business the Blue Cow Summit will inspire you to fulfil this potential. Headlining the array of world class speakers is Dr John Demartini, who will present how to develop leadership skills and expand your influence and the art of communication as it relates to negotiations and sales. Many people feel that communication, especially public speaking, is a scary skill that may hold them back from developing their full potential. Well, Andy Harrington, aka The Jet Set Speaker, is a renowned public speaking coach who will deliver how to generate a powerful presence whilst remaining totally confident, comfortable and congruent on stage as well as how to become an instant authority with your own custom designed unique custom solution.

Wealth creation can take many different routes, but property investment expert, Gill Fielding, will explain clearly why property is such a powerful investment vehicle and how to develop a property developer’s mindset, how to invest and what to invest in and also how to leverage what you have to acquire property.

Business Ideas to support your Health or your client’s health

Blue Cow Summit will also cover health topics that everyone can benefit from. Bestselling author, health expert and chiropractor, Dr Fab Mancini, has been lecturing around the world over the last year but will open your eyes to the power of self healing. Covering topics such as diet, effective supplementation and new insights into how physical activity floods the body with natural healing substances.

Last, but by no means least of the headline speakers, is Dr Joe Dispenza. Fascinating material on why reality is based on your perceptions and feelings right through to how the epigenetic model of health is one of the most exciting discoveries in proactive healthcare, Dr Dispenza will open eyes to areas of health that are sometimes tricky to understand.

There will be several other fantastic speakers supplementing the headline speakers, but the line up and structure of this fantastic event is unique. If you are looking for inspiration in how to design and implement these amazing business ideas and fulfill your dream life this is a must attend event for you!

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Best Core Strength Exercises for Beginners

What is Core Strength?

Most people think of their core as a nice six-pack, or strong, toned abdominal muscles, but the truth is that these muscles are a very small part of your core. The abdominal have very limited and specific action, and what experts refer to as the “core” actually consists of many different muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis, and run the entire length of the torso. When these core strength muscles contract, they stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle and create a solid base of support. When this happens, we are able to generate powerful movements of the extremities.  More importantly having good core strength stabilises the spine which is crucial for keeping ongoing back pain at bay.

What are the Core Strength muscles?

The core strength muscles include a large group of muscles, and while there is no defined list here are some of the most important players:

Erector Spinae:  these run down the back parallel to the spine

Rectus Abdominus:  these are the external abdominal muscles, sometimes referred to as the “six-pack” muscles!

Multifidus:  deeper than the Erector spinae, these crucial Core Strength muscles get severely atrophied within 24 hrs of a moderate back injury, and do not strengthen correctly without specific core strength exercises.

The Obliques (Internal & External):  running on the sides of the abdomen in opposite direction to one another

Transversus Abdominis:  this deep, and thin muscle is sometimes considered to be the holy grail of core strength, and is indeed important, but in reality works as part of a group of muscles to keep good core strength.

The large Gluteal muscles and hip flexors also play a key role in the function of correct core strength.

Core Stability to improve Core Strength

Core Stability to improve Core Strength

Benefits of Good Core Strength

Good Core Strength Keeps Back Pain at Bay:  Poor Core Strength is a key contributor to ongoing, chronic back pain, especially low back pain.  Having poor core strength destabilises the spine, leaving it poorly supported and therefore increases load onto the intervertebral discs and facet joints.

Good Core Strength Improves Posture:  Improving your core strength will greatly improve your functional fitness.  This may not be a “visible” benefit as you will not expect to see a visual change, but having great core strength with absolutely improve your day to day fitness, allowing you to complete all of your everyday tasks, such as sitting at your desk all day, with sufficient control that you won’t end up with that nagging, gripey back pain!

Good Core Strength Improves your Athletic Performance:  Almost every sport i can think of requires great core strength!  Why?  Because great core strength means a stable spine.  A stable spine allows the big powerful muscles around it, the shoulders and hips / legs to move and use these big muscles to fulfil their prime purpose, i.e. to move that limb!  Poor core strength cause some of these big muscles to adapt and help stabilise the spine and trunk.

Best Exercise for Beginners?

Have a look at the embedded video below for two really great starters exercises.  Once these have been tried, and things feel easy then the next big three to move onto are the Dead Bug Exercise, the SideBridge Exercise and the Quadriped Exercise.  You can think of these as the “core” core strength exercises.  As always though, please consult with an expert practitioner before starting if you have any back pain at present.

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Reading Chiropractor on Chiropractic, Back Pain & Sciatica

Reading Chiropractor, Andy Green from Reflex Chiropractic, sees lots of people presenting with combinations of back pain and leg pain that is often Sciatica.

Reading Chiropractor on causes of Sciatica

Sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg
  • Pain usually worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk

Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Reading Chiropractor, Andy Green says, “Specific sciatica symptoms also vary widely in type, location and severity, depending upon the condition causing the sciatica.”

Reading Chiropractor on symptoms of Sciatica

Here are a list of the most common symptoms:

  • Low back pain is not as severe as the leg pain
  • Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg
  • Pain that originates in the low back or buttock and continues along the path of the sciatic nerve – down the back of the thigh, to the lower leg and into foot sometimes
  • Pain that feels better when lying down or walking, but worsens when standing or sitting
  • Pain typically described as sharp or searing, not dull
  • May feel “pins-and-needles” sensations, numbness or weakness, or a prickling sensation down the leg

Reading Chiropractor on how Chiropractic adjustment’s can help Sciatica

Reading Chiropractor on Sciatic nerve

The Sciatic Nerve

Sciatica is most commonly a result of a misaligned spine that is pinching the root of the sciatic nerve. This restriction can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve and cause severe pain. Faulty pelvic alignment can place the gluteal and piriformis muscles under stress and the sciatic nerve will be pinched as it passes through the buttocks, causing back pain and leg pain. A slipped or herniated disc is another common  cause, while less commonly noted causes would include arthritis, tumors, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, and any degeneration as a result from long-term stress on the spine.

Sometimes, Reading Chiropractor, Andy Green, will find the source of the nerve blockage and use manual adjustments to correct the spinal misalignment. Adjustments remove the blockage that is pinching the sciatic nerve and causing the pain. Pain medications merely mask the symptoms and never heal the cause, and surgery should always be the last resort.  Chiropractic care works, so contact your Reading Chiropractor today if you experience any of the symptoms of sciatica.

Reading Chiropractor, Reflex Chiropractic, have also produced a fun video on how they help this presenting with Sciatica, Disc and Back Pain.

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Bulging Or Herniated And Slipped Disc

Slipped Disc Best Treatment

You call for slipped disc treatment whether what you are experiencing is described as a protruding, slipped, or herniated disc. They are in fact all names describing the same thing – a disc prolonging from its appropriate area in your vertebrae inducing pressure on the sciatic nerve. This disorder can be caused by a lot of things consisting of lifting of arduous weights incorrectly or a vehicle mishap, or a silly move on your part (most of us do it – for the people, just consider attempting to be all "macho" before the girls and raising all kind of rubbish).

bulging disc

herniated disc

As soon as this occurs, the disc which works as a flexible buffer located in between your vertebrae bulges out and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and afterwards all the women run away. The sciatic nerve comes to be squeezed and you begin to feel pain around your lower back which slowly emits towards your buttocks then goes all the way to your leg triggering your feet and legs to feel numbed. The good news is that there are slipped disc treatments which you could make use of to fight this health condition and this short article will consider a few of these.

One of the most typical slipped disc treatment available is that which is supplied by a chiropractic practitioner. Chiropractic doctors are educated to supply relief to troubles entailing the spine. Typically they accomplish this by utilizing an unique tool created particularly for these problems. Furthermore you may choose that visiting a chiropractor is not your point, and as an alternative choose to opt for an alternate procedure of slipped disc treatment.

The reaction I get is almost always the exact same; stupefaction. Whenever I state the reality that you could address your slipped disc by don't doing anything the people I am chatting with never allow me to also complete the sentence prior to wrapping up on my behalf. What I was going to claim, before the bewilderment meddled, is that you can manage your slipped disc by doing nothing greater than taking control the counter anti swelling medicine.

A fantastic way to do this is to opt to go to a physical specialist

Even if you decide to choose a physician, he or she may most likely still end up finish you to a physical therapist anyways Specialist Exactly what the bodily specialist will do is to evaluate the degree of your slipped disc and suggest a set of reduced effect physical exercise regimens which you will be needed to do daily.

The honest truth is that this might in fact be all you require to address your trouble. Make sure that the physical therapist is trained and experienced with taking care of the discomfort of induced by a herniated disc.

If you are looking for experts in this area and you are from Ireland, there is very good physiotherapy clinic in Dublin with certified physiotherapist whom also has certificate for McKenzie method their website is

One thing that can cause slipped disc symptoms is carrying too much  excess weight.

With over 38% of the population of the USA being overweight many have turned to gastric bypass surgery or some form of Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery).  By far the most effective form of Gastric Surgery is Gastric bypass surgery, in this form of surgery the stomach and parts of the intestine are bypassed to slow the absorption of food and calories If is important when considering this surgical option that you understand the pros and cons and you also find the best gastric surgeon to meet your personal circumstances. A great resource for finding the best gastric specialist is

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