Sprained Ankles – The Basics

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sporting injuries to occur. Most of us will have suffered from a sprained ankle at one time or another, but what exactly are they and how can we go about treating them? As mentioned, sprained ankles often occur when playing sports, but in particular any sport … Continued

What Are Shin Splints?

Anyone who has taken up running will likely come across the term Shin splints. Shin splints are a common issue which affects plenty of both experienced and inexperienced runners. Insidious in nature, shin splints come on slowly, but are very tricky to shift once they have taken hold. But what exactly are they, and what … Continued

The Three Pathways of Stress

Stress is regarded as one of the most prevalent medical issues that people suffer from in modern society. It is thought that stress is the root cause of 75% of GP visits. However, while people often visit the GP for stress related symptoms, the relationship stress has with the autonomic nervous system is often overlooked. … Continued

The Vale Velo

Founder of Morley Chiropractic, Martin Anderson, recently undertook the Vale Velo 100 Mile Sportive. This bike ride is renowned for its difficulty, and in a previous attempt he was in a serious car accident. Below he tells his story.   Last year I attempted to cycle further than I had ever travelled. I had entered … Continued

What is RICE?

One of the most common ways of people to relieve pain or aid recovery is by implementing the RICE protocol. This at-home-treatment is very effective at alleviating the symptoms of small injuries, and can go so someway to aiding your recovery. But what exactly is RICE, and how does it help? RICE is an acronym … Continued

How to relieve shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can come in different degrees of pain levels, and even if you are in a small amount of pain it can be extremely annoying and uncomfortable. Most day-to-day activities require use of your shoulder, more than is usually realised. So even a small amount of pain, over the course of a day, can … Continued

Three things back pain is trying to tell you

Back pain is incredibly common and can cause a lot of discomfort and suffering. If you are experiencing back pain, it could be for a number of different reasons. It is therefore important to seek treatment for the pain as well as identify the possible underlying cause(s). Poor posture Sitting behind a desk staring at … Continued

Five reasons to try Pilates

Pilates is incredibly popular with some of our patients, whilst others have never tried it before. To help you understand a little more about what this form of exercise is, here are five of the key benefits: Low impact on your joints Unlike many other kinds of exercise, Pilates causes low impact to your joints … Continued

How can massage help my health and wellbeing?

Massages can be used both to aid general wellbeing as well as treat particular physical problems. Some of the recognised benefits of massage include: increased circulation, improved flexibility and movement around mechanical structures and boosts to energy levels. It can also help to relax muscle tissue, helping muscles to feel less ‘tight’ after treatment. At … Continued