Stop Exercising Now!

07 March 2017

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Are you keen to get exercising and building that core strength up?

Have you been doing planks and sit ups
as part of your routine?

STOP NOW!

 While it is great idea to build up the trunk muscles to have a sturdy back; there are some exercises that are better than others.  It is an established fact that doing front of body e.g. abdominal (stomach) exercises such as sit ups (or crunches) and planks can be detrimental to your back strength, if not balanced with back exercises.  An imbalance in abdominal (increased) and lower back (decreased) muscles is well known to lead to lower back pain.bird-dog

 If you are keen to start helping yourself with your back pain, or just want a bulletproof back, then it is better to start with exercises such as bird-dog, also known as superman and quadruped (see diagram to left) – however, these exercises not done properly can be problematic.

At any time, we offer you the opportunity to come in to the clinic for a free core strength and flexibility check where we can discuss designing an exercise programme that will be beneficial and help you reach your health goals.

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Keith Gordon
Keith Gordon
06:33 25 Feb 18
The best chiropractor I have visited in 25 years- Sarah is excellent and very professional. Throughly recommended over all others I have visited.
Marian Gheorghe
Marian Gheorghe
21:40 08 Feb 18
I came to see Mark Butterworth agonising with back pain, including lower back and the neck. Both, the entire spine and muscles around the neck were stiff and painful, making me unable to sit, stand and sleep more than a couple of hours over night. Mark assessed me very thoroughly and professionally, prescribing at the end a treatment over several weeks. After two weeks, my situation significantly improved: the muscles becoming more relaxed, spine more flexible and my entire body more able to move freely, without pain. The progress is obvious. Mark is not only very knowledgeable and professional, but also methodic in what is doing, caring about any detail and providing advice when requested. I would recommend Mark and his colleagues without any hesitation as one of the best clinics of this type I have ever encountered.read more
Mohammed Zabair
Mohammed Zabair
20:05 18 Jan 18
Very thorough and very informative, Highly professional yet relaxed atmosphere. Tea and coffee offered on several occasions, just made the whole experience very pleasant. Mr Butterworth is very knowledgeable and passionate about his craft. Highly recommended A+++read more
Iram Ali
Iram Ali
23:24 10 Nov 17
After months of being in pain, I went to see Mark at the Headingley Chiropractic Clinic. I can honestly say it has made a huge difference. I may have a while before I'm 100% but I definitely feel like I have some normality back in my life. Oh and Stephanie is a godsend with her cups of coffee :)read more
thornton andrew
thornton andrew
09:27 13 Sep 17
I retired from work in 2012 and had terrible back problems from not sitting correctly at computers. Mark gradually manipulated the muscles back into something like normality and I now go once a month to keep the muscles freed up and have a completely pain free existence. I have also had a long standing knee problem going back to a leg break in 1987. Mark actually managed to manipulate the joint back into line and since then i have had no problems with either my knee or hip, thus avoiding potential surgery. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire practice, all the staff are charming and couldn't be more helpful. Worth every penny for a pain free life. Many thanks to all the staff.read more
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