World Spine Day!

It’s World Spine Day and this year the focus is ‘the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.’ Throughout the week I’ll be posting some easy exercises you can do to keep your body moving and to help with your posture. Jump up and do these through the day to keep your spine moving and healthy . Exercise 1 – Standing hip circles. These are simple to do and can really...

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50% off children’s consultations until the end of October!

As I posted a few days ago last week was BackCare Awareness week. Their focus was ‘Back Pain in Education’ and it’s made me think a lot about the health of the next generation and how it’s more important than ever to educate and look after our children’s backs. With that in mind I’ve decided to offer 50% off children’s consultations until the 31st October. So if you have any concerns about your children...

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Squatting 101

Humans have been squatting for 2.5 million years. We used to squat when eating, cooking, socialising and defecating. In many parts of the world this is still the way people rest and conserve energy whilst leaving two hands free to perform daily tasks. It’s no coincidence that in these under-developed parts of the world, where people squat instead of sitting in chairs, they have better posture, fewer musculoskeletal problems and hip...

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How low can you go (a chiropractor’s perspective)?

Two months ago my wife, Lydia, started a high intensity interval training programme (HIIT) in Woking and has been squatting vigorously to strengthen her hips, legs and core. One day she came to me with pain and pins and needles in her foot. On examination she had a lowe read more

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Why so many kids can’t sit still today

Interested article in the Washington Post about why there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. The author, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, says it because our children are sitting for too long in class…...

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Top tips for Christmas

Happy Christmas to all my patients in Woking! We’ve had a great year at Mark Walles Chiropractic and have learnt a lot about health, life and the human body from you all. Thank you very much. To keep healthy during the festive period here are my top three tips: 1. Walk. Most of us are taking some time off work this week and it’s a great opportunity to provide our spines with a little light relief from the relentless compression of the daily...

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