Helo pawb :-)
Tro cyntaf i mi sgrifennu Blog!
Mae di fod dros dri mis ers i ni gau drysau Clinic Ceiropracteg Llangefni. Rwy'n methu merched gwych Karen, Georgie a Gwenda sy'n rhedeg y dderbynfa, yr holl gleifion hyfryd a methu helpu pobl gostwng poen a symud yn well.
Hefyd rwyf wedi bod yn brysur yn galw ac yn siarad gyda chleifion a chysylltu ar Facebook ac e-bost. Dwi di gal amser i gymryd rhan mewn cyrsiau datblygiad proffesiynol dyddiol ar-lein ac wedi cymryd cwrs am ddim Prifysgol Yale ar wyddoniaeth hapusrwydd. Rwyf bellach hefyd yn hyfedr mewn cyfarfodydd Zoom a gweminarau ar-lein - pethau na fuaswn erioed wedi dychmygu fy hun yn eu gwneud yn gynt.
Os ydych yn cael unrhyw boen cefn, poen gwddf, cur pen, materion iechyd neu ffitrwydd neu os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau ar hyn o bryd, mae croeso i chi ffonio'r clinig, gyrru neges e-bost neu Facebook atom.
Edrych ymlaen at eich gweld yn fuan
Ceri Ann :-)
First time writing a blog!
It’s been over three months since we closed the doors of Llangefni Chiropractic Clinic. I’m really missing Karen, Georgie and Gwenda our wonderful reception ladies and helping all our lovely patients move better and make pain a thing of the past.
I’ve been calling patients and staying active on Facebook and email, taken part in daily online professional development courses and taken a Free Yale university course on The Science of Well-Being. I am now also proficient in Zoom meetings and online webinars – things I’d never have imagined myself doing before the lockdown.
On Friday 16 October 2015, we worked a day for charity. We put every patient's treatment fee into a pot and gave it to World Spine Care.
Why? Well, we know how debilitating it is to have back pain. To not be able to work or to do the things that you want to do because of your pain. Luckily, in this part of the world we can do something about it.
Sadly, in other parts of the world, people are not so lucky. They don't have access to the care that they might need. They can't pop to the chemist to get some painkillers. They can't use an ice-pack as they don't have a freezer. They can't have a hot bath to ease their aches and pains. They can't even pop to see their friendly, local chiropractor!
What's worse, for them, it's not just relief that they want. They need to be fit and active to be able get on with life. To grow their food, to carry their water, to build their homes and to care for their families.
However, there is help! World Spine Care is a global charity on a mission to improve lives in underserved communities through sustainable, integrated, evidence based, spine care. They aim to create a world in which everyone has access to the highest quality spine care possible.
So, that's why we donated every treatment fee to World Spine Care.
You can help too - we've got a collection tin in clinic so stop by and pop your pennies in. We care for spines everyday, not just on World Spine Day...
"...it's nice to think that my back pain is helping to fix someone else's..."
I used to be someone who skipped breakfast. Or, at best I'd grab a piece of toast and a mug of tea, or munch my way through a bowl of sugary cereal. Then I switched to porridge thinking it was a healthier option. However, I was always hungry, my tummy rumbling after just a couple of hours - and then I'd reach for the biscuit tin.
After reading round, I switched to having a veggie omelette for breakfast. Hey presto! I felt fuller for longer, leaner, more awake and less sluggish. The extra bit of podge fell off and I'm pretty much full up until lunchtime. What's more, it is quicker to make and easier to eat than munching through a bowl of cereal!
Want to find out more? This has to be one of the simplest explanations as to why breakfast (and a protein-rich one at that) is good for you... click here!
I've seen a spate of stiff backs and achy shoulders after this sudden arrival of Spring; everybody seems to have been out in the garden, tidying up after the blustery winter we've had, or attcking the house with a bug of Spring Cleaning! No doubt everybody will be hard at it again this Easter weekend - whilst we're meant to relax, unwind, catch up with friends and family, I'm sure a lot of us will be attacking those DIY projects around the house and garden.
Whatever you're up to, just be careful! Avoid neck and back pain, or those general aches and pains by following a few simple tips...
'How does your garden grow...?'
Disclaimer: Following this advice will not only keep you looser and freer, but will keep your local friendly chiropractor happy too so she can catch up with her 'to do' list!!
My husband is on leave and bored at home so he made a 'Tag Cloud' of all the words used on the website!
Living here on Anglesey, we can all spend a lot of time on the A55 - even a trip to the nearest supermarket can result in a 40 mile round trip! Many of my patients are having to do a long commute to work on a daily basis, or head out of North Wales a couple of times a week for meetings or work elsewhere. I spend quite a lot of time on the road too; I have to attend BCA meetings in Reading or London and in my spare time enjoy catching up with friends and family - usually involving a trip down to Oxfordshire.
All this driving and commuting can take its toll. A recent survey conducted by Evian found that of the 2000 commuters questioned 1 in 9 felt miserable because of the journey, 1 in 3 were bored with their commute and 1 in 6 arrived at working already exhausted and wanting to go back to bed!
However, it's not just our minds (and souls!) that suffer; sitting puts twice as much pressure through the spine as standing up, and when we're in a car seat we really can't wriggle around. Minimise the detrimental effect by ensuring that your car seat is set up for you to make you comfortable - adjust your steering wheel and seat so that your arms are relaxed and not reaching too far. Tilt your car seat so that your knees are slightly lower than your hips as this can help to ease the pressure in your low back, and adjust the seat back so it is comfortable. Most importantly, take regular breaks! Plan your journey to fill up with fuel half-way on a trip, stop and have a brief walk for a minute or so every hour, and on arrival, park further away than usual so you can have a quick walk to stretch your legs.
The same goes for trains - if you get a seat, stand up and wriggle around regularly, make sure that you're sitting correctly with your bottom against the seat back and your shoulder blades touching the seat behind you. If you're doing some work, try to adjust your position so that you're not slouching or leaning too far forwards with your head unsupported. Get up and move about regularly.
If you have to stand, spread your weight evenly between both feet, keep your knees soft and your feet firmly 'planted' to help you balance, and make sure you don't over-reach for the grab rails.
At the end of the day, our bodies are designed to be moving around and walking. This will help to improve muscle tone, circulation and posture - and will minimise the aches and pains. So make the most of every opportunity you have to move - your body will thank you for it!
This has to be one of the most comprehensive explanations of simple low back pain.
It explains the different types of low back pain, how we chiropractors and health care professionals classify it, what sort of nasties we're ruling out when we assess you, and most importantly, what YOU can be doing to help yourself!
Definitely worth watching...
Yey! It's time for us all to kick back, relax and unwind. Time to catch up with friends and family, eat ourselves silly, wear the Christmas jumper and watch a few films on the telly.
Please be careful - watch your back lifting the enormous turkey out of the oven or over-stretching to put the fairy on top of the tree. Leaning over the table wrapping up all presents is a killer for your low back, as is too much time slumped on the sofa, weighed down by the tin of Quality Streets. Do your back a favour and leave the remote control the other side of the room so you have to get up to change channel. I promise you your back will thank you for it!
If this windy weather ever lets up, head out for a bit of a walk - it'll get the circulation going, loosen up the stiff joints and will help to work off that second helping of Christmas pudding... It's great for clearing the head and getting away when the kids (or grown ups) are getting scratchy from Too Much Christmas! Or, if the weather doesn't let up, embark on a gentle game of Twister...
It's been a busy year at the Llangefni Chiropractic Clinic - and I'd just like to say a very big (and very public!) thank you to all the brilliant receptionists - I really couldn't do without them. A BIG thank you too to all my patients - without you there wouldn't be a clinic! As you can see, the clinic Christmas tree is looking suitably festive with all the presents we've received from very generous patients - thank you!
So, Happy Christmas to you all, and have a peaceful but fun New Year!
A government-backed initiative being run by the charity Age UK aims to make us more aware of malnutrition amongst our elderly population. With nearly 1 million over 65's suffering from malnutrition, and 93% of these living within the community, it's something to remember whilst we're all creating havoc and making merry this festive season...
Click here to read the full story
Malnutrition in the elderly is more common than people imagine and can lead to all sorts of problems - slow recovery from illnesses, poor uptake and absorption of medication making it less effective, and reduced bone density, for example.
It's often down to the fact that older people aren't able to prepare a meal, or simply can't face eating alone again. So, this year, spread some of the seasonal goodwill and make up a doggy bag for an elderly neighbour. Better still, invite them over to share in the festive cheer...
Eich Ceiropractydd yng Nghlinig Ceiropracteg Llangefnii