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mom and babyMother’s Day is almost upon us, a day where we celebrate all the incredible things our mothers do for us. This year, the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) aims to highlight the way we can give back and support mums of any age, with the benefits of chiropractic care. While chiropractic can benefit all kinds of people of all ages, there are specific advantages that apply particularly to mothers.

Modern life requires us all to be much more knowledgeable about our diet, nutrition and the way we exercise and keep active. Mums spend a lot of time learning about and implementing changes in these areas, to keep the whole family happy and healthy.

They are also increasingly turning to chiropractic to help face the challenges and demands of modern motherhood. In particular, chiropractic can really benefit new mothers and pregnant women, as well as those who have had difficulties with weight, who have stressful lives, and those who wish to strengthen their joints and back for physical activities – whether it’s everyday jogging, or serious sporting pursuits.

Chiropractic has demonstrated relief for many of the specific health challenges that affect women, based on the facts of general female anatomy and the bearing of children. Chiropractic adjustment helps restore the nerve supply to the body, removing any interference to help the body function at its best.

Some of the specific areas we can work on with you include:

During Pregnancy
Whether you’re getting ready for pregnancy or are already pregnant, there are many female experiences that can be made easier and less painful with the aid of chiropractic treatments. Back adjustments while women are carrying a child can make life in the lead up to the birth much more pleasant. There’s even some evidence to suggest a correlation between chiropractic care during pregnancy and the decreased need for pain medications during labour.

Menstrual cycle support
Better alignment in the body will assist with the natural processes that women experience. Chronic pelvic pain and pain from the menstrual cycle also can often respond to chiropractic care.

After-birth care
After delivery, women who receive chiropractic care may have an easier recovery. Making sure your body is properly aligned helps your body to heal and get back to normal after birth more quickly.

Effects of Ageing
Older women can often suffer from osteoporosis, where bones become more porous and brittle. Osteoarthritis is also a common condition that can emerge as we age, affecting the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones. Chiropractic can aid in increasing the strength and vitality of your bones, joints, and muscles. It also helps improve posture, assisting the well-being of women as they get older.

It’s important to note that chiropractic isn’t a cure for bad period pain, infertility or women’s health concerns, but it is a tool that thousands of women use to ensure that their body is functioning without any interference.

Many women visit chiropractors because of the level of care and support that can develop between patient and doctor, as well as how effective chiropractic care can be in increasing quality of life. The unique combination of expertise in general health, specific spinal adjustments, exercise advice and nutritional guidance, combine to create a kind of lifestyle counselling that can benefit all mothers.

Being a healthy mum means guiding your body through the many different phases of your life. Chiropractic care can help your body operate at its optimal level of performance, whichever phase you are in. Whatever your age, it is never too late to start chiropractic care. Find your local UCA chiropractor»


Giving piggyback rides – Long hours at work – Packing the car for holidays – Cutting the hedges – Cleaning the gutters – Mowing the lawn – Helping with homework – Painting the house – Helping their children move house – Driving their children to University – Cooking – Worrying about their kids – Teaching their child to ride a bike – Being a fun dad – Dancing like they’re John Travolta – Building a shed/decking – Playing Football – Dad’s Taxi Service – Watching their kids play football in the rain – Watching their kids play netball in the cold – Teaching their children to drive – Carrying their children on their shoulders so they can see in the crowd – Carrying tired tots – Paying the Bills – Wives – Being competitive – Riding on the scary rides at the amusement parks – Initiating water fights – Wrestling – Protector – Leader


Father-And-Son-200WWith so much to do it is no wonder that dads get subluxations and find themselves suffering from aches and pain. What better way to celebrate the dad in your life this Fathers’ Day than by giving them the most relaxing and beneficial gift of all? CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic care involves no drugs nor surgery, and a broad range of techniques are used to locate, analyse and gently correct vertebral misalignments also known as Subluxations, caused by a variety of everyday activities. Chiropractic care is a natural method of healing that stimulates the body’s communication system to work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells, organs and systems of the body, benefiting your overall health. Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain.

Chiropractors help to restore and maintain alignment and function of the spine through Chiropractic adjustments. Ultimately, the goal of Chiropractic is to restore the body to its natural state of peak health and performance by having a clear brain-body connection, rather like an electric circuit. When the spine is properly aligned, overall health is boosted in a number of ways.

Giving Dad the gift of an alignment will allow him to operate and fire on all cylinders
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The United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that by literally taking steps now, older people could add years to their active lives – and it would save the NHS many millions of pounds each year.

The UCA points to new research which suggests regular adjustments reduces the risk of falling among the elderly by tackling some of the main causes.

The UCA has launched a Make Health Last campaign as part of its 2015 Spinal Awareness Week on 11-15 May and says that with people now living much longer, more needs to be done sooner to enable people to stay mobile.

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The UK’s Huge Cost of “Ignoring” the Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The United Chiropractic Association (UCA) has hit out at the “blinkered” governmental attitudes towards chiropractic care, which means research showing it drastically reduces hospitalisation rates and nursing home admissions has been ignored for almost two decades.

With coronary heart disease (CHD) the biggest killer in the UK and dietary advice on prevention recently discredited, the UCA says the government should look at all possible ways to tackle heart disease and other conditions that affect people as they grow older. Click here to read more…

3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition – World Health Day

Simple to Eat WellOn Tuesday 7th April, World Health Day the United Chiropractic Association is promoting 3 simple ways to improve your nutrition. Whilst the emphasis of World Health Day is Food Safety Ed Groenhart, a member of the United Chiropractic Association and chiropractor at Cambridgeshire Family Chiropractic Centre in Linton, suggests: “Whilst we all want to ensure that the foods we eat and drink are improving our health, not damaging it, we need to be aware that there are simple ways to ensure this” Ed has come up with three simple rules to supply our bodies with more goodness, and decrease the effects of a poor diet:

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MumDay2015Being a mother is one of the most rewarding jobs on earth and to celebrate Mothers Day the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) is highlighting the benefits of chiropractic for all mums, whatever their age.

Modern mums have become much more knowledgeable in diet, nutrition, exercise, sports and physical activity and are turning to chiropractic to help them face the different challenges and physical demands of motherhood. Millions of women visit chiropractors because of the caring interaction that develops between patient and doctor and because of chiropractic’s effective combination of expert care, specific spinal adjustments, exercise and nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic offers demonstrated relief for many of the specific health challenges that affect women based on their female anatomy and the fact that the female body is designed to be able to bear children. It is a chiropractic adjustment that helps restore the nerve supply to the body, removing the interference that helps the body to function at its best. Chiropractic isn’t a cure for bad period pain, infertility or women’s health concerns, but a tool that thousands of women use to ensure that their body is functioning without any interference.

Being a healthy mum means guiding your body through many different phases in your life and chiropractic care can help your body operate at its optimal performance.
Whatever your age it is not too late to start chiropractic care – to find your local UCA chiropractor: or

UCA Chiropractors donate a day’s work for 
Foodbank Charity The Trussell Trust

United Chiropractic Association (UCA) members will be helping some of the most vulnerable people in their local communities this Christmas, in a Care and Share in the Community campaign in support of foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust.

Participating members will be donating a day’s work by providing adjustments on 2 December in exchange for food to the value of the treatment. Cash payments from clients who prefer to pay for their treatment in the usual way will be donated to the trust, too, while clients not booked for an appointment that day can also donate.

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Chiropractic- helping people with arthritis

Arthritis Awareness
Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals suffering from this disease. On 12th October 2014, World Arthritis Day the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits Chiropractic care can have for those suffering from this condition.

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Migraine Awareness Week – A Chiropractic Approach

Migraine AwarenessMigraine is not just a headache, it can be relentless; an intense pounding and throbbing pain that can steal your energy and ability to function.

Migraine is the most common neurological condition affecting people of all ages, social classes, races and culture. During Migraine Awareness Week 07th – 13th September 2014, the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits of Chiropractic care in both the prevention and treatment of migraine headache.

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Feel great this summer!

Active mother and childIt’s midsummer, the holiday season is here – at last! – and all that’s needed now is a great YOU to make the most of those long, sunny days and light, balmy evenings. Here’s how.

To help the nation hit tip-top condition to enjoy our favourite time of year to the maximum, the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) has come up with six scorching summer tips.

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Fuel your Body

HealthJust like a car needs fuel to make it run, your body needs the right kind of nutritional fuel. The key to healthy eating is balance, variety and moderation. The right balance of foods will make sure that your body gets most of what it needs in terms of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fibre to stay healthy.

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Hydrated and Healthy

Did you know that around 60% of our body weight is made up of water? It is an essential element that your body can’t produce. You can survive for weeks without food, but only a couple of days without water, unlike camels, we aren’t lucky enough (depending on how your look at it) to be able to store water in humps.

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Add Movement to your Lifestyle

MovementMovement is linked to every function and process in the body. Lifestyle is by far the most important factor that determines the type and frequency of movement that a person engages in. Today with all the modern technology available to us many of us lead a sedentary lifestyle without even having to ‘move off our chair”. Desk work is far more common than it used to be and activities that used to require movement now require much less of it (washing dishes, laundry etc)

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The pursuit of mindful living

Pause...Modern Life is anything but Simple. We are in an age of expansion not seen before and doesn’t look like slowing anytime soon. We juggle multiple roles, chase our never ending to do lists and many of us are entrapped in the web of technology as it advances and expands and intrudes into every corner of our existence, where not even the bedroom or the bathroom provide solace, anxious we’ll miss the latest blog or txt or ‘like’.

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Sleep your way to good Health

SleepRestful sleep is one of the pillars of health and getting a good night’s sleep should be at the top of your to-do list. Everyone knows there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep for feeling refreshed and alert in the morning.

Sleep is important to maintaining your health; without it you become more susceptible to health problems. Failure to obtain quality sleep may lead to poor alertness, lack of attention, reduced concentration, decreased work and academic productivity, and even car accidents.

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Brain Body Connection

spineThe brain is the master control system for the whole body; it sends and receives a complex frequency of signals to the body via the nervous system that dictates the function of the body. The brain is rather like an air traffic control centre; receiving information from landing and departing planes, ensuring that the flight paths are clear and that all is operating effectively. If air traffic control can’t communicate with the aircraft then chaos is sure to happen. The same goes for your body, if your brain can’t properly communicate with the rest of your body then health problems will result.

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National Bike Week – Pedal your way to better health

woman bikingTo coincide with National Bike Week 14th – 22nd June 2014, the United Chiropractic Association is encouraging people to incorporate cycling into their busy schedules. To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active, cycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It gives your heart, blood vessels and lungs a good work out; it is fun, cheap and good for the environment.

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It’s a child’s nervous system that controls their amazing development

Baby with bear hatDuring Chiropractic Spinal Awareness week, we are aiming to focus attention each day on a different area of posture awareness.

Most people are aware of their own posture and how it can affect their day to day lives, but are completely unaware of how their babies and toddlers are developing great (or less than ideal!) posture habits.

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‘Killer Heels – please use these weapons of fashion in moderation’

Killer HeelsA pair of pointy 4 inch heels may make that outfit perfect but by seeking this foot style perfection could be costly to your health. Studies have shown that those Killer heels can take their toll on your spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet, whilst altering your posture and gait.

In an optimal functioning body, the neuro-musculoskeletal system hangs in dynamic equilibrium, with each part balancing the other. When a woman wears high heels a new dynamic equilibrium occurs, if one body part becomes fixed the whole system must compensate with altered movement patterns.

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Is Your Bag putting a strain on Your Spine?

woman with large purseAs spinal health care experts, chiropractors in the United Chiropractic Association are working to educate the community during Spinal Awareness Week. Their main focus is on how you can ensure that your spine and nervous system are working optimally and how to prevent injury and chronic problems through daily activities.

As modern life has become busier most of us have started carrying more in our bags and purses. Even our children are carrying more in their school bags than ever before. Carrying a heavy load can adversely affect our spine and nervous system – resulting in reduced health and can be a pain in the neck – and shoulders, and back!

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Parents warned against baby walkers and leaving their infants in car baby seats

Infant babyMums and dads are being urged not to allow their toddlers to use a baby walker and not to leave their babies in car baby seats when outside of the car.

The advice comes from the United Chiropractic Association (UCA), which says that baby walkers are bad for toddlers, and the habit of carrying a baby around in a car seat is harmful to both child and parent.

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UCA Spinal Awareness Week 12-16 May 2014

Spinal Awareness WeekThe United Chiropractic Association (UCA) is celebrating the spine by holding a nationwide Spinal Awareness Week on 12-16 May.
Our spine is an amazing thing; it’s what holds everything together! So it’s important we take care of it. As part of Spinal Awareness Week, UCA, which has around 600 members nationally, is providing some top tips on how to keep your spine in tip-top shape. The good news is that in a lot of cases, the wellbeing of our spine and health is in our own hands; we might just have to tweak some of our habits.

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Mobile Device Use

Texting and using mobile devices for long periods of time could lead to lower life expectancy, according to the United Chiropractic Association (UCA). Forward-leaning posture increases the risk of an early death in elderly people and there are fears that younger people might be knocking time off their lives by using this posture when they text, go online, send emails or play games on phones and other mobile devices.

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Health Benefits of Love

heart shaped handsWhether you have been married for years or are single and looking for that right someone it is important to make room for love in your life. Love doesn’t just put a sparkle in your life – love can positively affect your health and well-being.
Romance can bring you more than just butterflies in your stomach…

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Many of us set New Year Health resolutions but struggle to keep them –
Why is that you ask?

The resolutions you set are often unrealistic or you are not truly committed to change. If you were why wouldn’t you make these changes today?

Forget the New Year’s Resolutions you have made and broken and set a goal today to make a lifestyle change for a more healthier you. It is important for that any goal you set is SMART for it to be successful.

Things such as what we eat, how we exercise, how much rest we get, our posture and what stress we carry around are all factors to consider when making lifestyle changes for better health.

Here are some Examples when setting your SMART Health Goals…

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How to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas – AND stay healthy!

How to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas – AND stay healthy!Tis the season to be jolly … unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when health and fitness regimes get thrown out of the window, some of them never to be seen again!

The good news, according to the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) is you can join in the festive fun without abandoning all that hard work.

Their top tips for a happy Christmas include: Laugh – it’s the best medicine of all; dance – it’s a great workout; tell yourself you’re going to have a nice time – your beliefs are key to how you feel; be grateful for and enjoy what you have; try to do something for others this festive season; and be with the people you want to be with – this way, you’ll be happy!

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Managing Stress

stressThe 6th November is National Stress Awareness day and UCA Chiropractors are sharing tips on how to reduce stress and help maintain a balance of health. The spine and posture are important factors in the ability of the body to cope with stress, and a healthy spine and nervous system can help to manage stress more effectively.

Everyone experiences stress on a daily basis due to the modern world that we live in and the increase in demand for our time and attention. Stress, in its negative sense can be defined as an imbalance of bodily system(s) due to excessive stimulus that upset normal functioning and disturbs mental or physical health.

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Time to put your back into your healthcare!

Woman holding her backWhen it comes to reasons for visiting the doctor, only the number one cause – the common cold – beats back pain.

It’s estimated that four out of every five adults (a whopping 80%) will experience back pain at some point in their lives. It’s a problem that is affecting industry, with studies suggesting absenteeism through back pain is costing UK companies £673 per employee per year.

So what are the causes and what can we do about it? Some of the reasons are quite obvious: bad posture, lengthy use of computers or tablets, and carrying heavy loads. Other contributory factors are less obvious, such as not drinking enough water and not eating the right foods.

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United Chiropractic Association announces partnership with
foodbank charity The Trussell Trust

Hands with familyUCA chiropractors across the UK will be donating a day’s work to the Trussell Trust’s foodbank network, in a new campaign being launched in time for Christmas 2013.

The Care and Share in the Community campaign by the United Chiropractic Association will see members give their services to clients in return for a donation of food for their local foodbank.

The UCA, which has some 500 members, announced the campaign after becoming partners with The Trussell Trust, which has grown 380 of the UK’s foodbanks.

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The heavy burden being carried by young school children

School children with backpacks

Research is to be carried out at schools in the UK, amid fears that young children are being literally weighed down by their school bags.

There is concern that in many cases, children are carrying much more than the recommended maximum of 10% of their body weight, leading to posture and potentially spinal problems.

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