We will stay open

We know you may be concerned about whether we will be closing our doors, because of the national lockdown.

We want to reassure everyone that Chiropractic care will be available.

We continue to be exempt from closure under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, as we are Healthcare. Our work helps to promote health and takes pressure off the NHS.

The latest government announcement encouraged people to continue accessing necessary and routine healthcare from the NHS.
Accessing your regular Chiropractic care does not constitute breaking the rules of the lockdown and are in line with government guidelines.

We are following all of the measures as outlined by Public Health England (and more!).  We will risk-assess each individual appointment and have extra measures in place if required.

We feel the right thing to do now, is be available to assist you keeping up your care and helping you to cope better with the added stresses and their effects in the current time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01922 456700.

Golf and Back Pain

Golf and Back Pain

Golf and your Spine:
How your Chiropractor can help Golf and Back Pain

Are you a keen golf player who has been suffering with golf-related back pain?

Golf instructors estimate that 80-100% of golfers’ swing problems begin from faulty posture.  Therefore, having a Chiropractor evaluate your posture should be the first and most important step toward building an optimal golf swing.

Most postural faults are caused by muscle and ligament tissue imbalances that pull a golfers body out of alignment, or a misalignment in spinal bones. The result of an unbalanced or asymmetrical standing posture will always be unbalanced and decreased performance.

Over a long period of time, playing with faulty posture will often result in more frequent injuries and chronic low back pain, not to mention poor scores. In the UK 80% of the population suffer lower back pain.

Cynics may say that golf is not really an active sport compared with cycling or tennis. Not true.  Many avid golfers contort their bodies into oddly twisted postures, generating a great deal of torque (rotational twisting force) on the back.

Couple this motion with a bending back, repeat 90 to 120 times over three or four hours, add the fatigue that comes with several miles of walking, and you’ve got a good workout-and a recipe for potential lower back trouble.

Golfers who are serious about their game and who want to go on playing pain-free for many years, will take a pro-active approach. They get their backs in good condition and keep them that way. The other approach is to wait until the pain starts and then seek a solution.

There is no doubt that having a spine in good condition and having a regular spinal exercise routine are your best options for giving you years of pain-free golf.

Nerves control every muscle in your spine.  A pinched nerve will decrease performance. On the average, our golfing patients will decrease their handicap by two when they improve the condition of their spine.

Two might not sound like much to the uninitiated, but it can be the difference between winning and losing. Many professional golfers such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson rely on chiropractors to increase their performance.

To find out if chiropractic could increase your performance in golf please call us on 01922 56700 to arrange a Chiropractic Consultation.


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The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster – Are you on this ride?

Imagine going to a fairground and going on a Big Dipper. Great for a ride or two, fantastic thrill, adrenaline rushing, the world a blur as it flashes by. Now imagine you can’t get off, hour after hour, trapped on an endless roller coaster, you would at the very least be irritable, aggressive, tired and hungry. All the symptoms that people find themselves suffering from when they gradually become victims of the nightmare blood sugar ride that is so easily thrust upon us due to the horrendous levels of refined sugar found in many processed foods, fizzy drinks, cakes and sweets that surround us every day.

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Looking for a Birmingham Chiropractor?

If you are in need of a Birmingham Chiropractor then Portland Chiropractic Clinic is conveniently located in Aldridge just 10 miles from Birmingham city centre.  There are excellent bus routes available to Aldridge from Birmingham and we have ample space for several cars.

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Prevention or Cure? Chiropractor Sutton Coldfield

If I asked 100 people in Sutton Coldfield the question, “What is best, prevention or cure?”  I would guess that 100 would answer, “Prevention.”  So why is it that we as a society we do not practice prevention?


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Prevention is like waiting for nothing.  If, by your actions, you were able to prevent a year of infections, constant colds, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches and a few weeks of hospitalisation, you would not know it because it did not happen.  Therefore, you have no way of knowing whether you actually did prevent anything.


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Finding the Correct Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

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Finding the correct chiropractic treatment for back pain and slipped discs

What is a Slipped Disc?


Slipped Discs are more properly called Prolapsed or bulging discs.  People commonly refer to them as slipped discs or pinched or trapped nerves but basically they are all related to a problem with the discs.


The discs are the shock absorbers between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine.  They consist of a tough, fibrous outer coat and a softer gel-like substance in the middle. What happens is that the outer fibres tear and allow the inner gel to protrude.  They are popularly called ‘Slipped Discs’ although they do not really slip.

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Sports Injury Clinic Walsall: Treating Sports Injuries With Sports Massage Therapy

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What is the best way of avoiding sports injuries?

The answer is prevention. Prevention does not mean avoiding a hard tackle in a football match. No, the best prevention is the warm up and warm down process and it is surprising how many sportsmen and women still ignore this crucial part of the game. So, it is no wonder why we see many sports enthusiasts at our clinic who need chiropractic treatment and sports massage therapy!

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Lower Back Pain Birmingham: Should I use a Chiropractor?

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A healthy body and healthy back is essential to everyday health. The spine has two functions to support and keep us upright – this is called our posture. Secondly, to protect the spinal cord. Protection of the spinal cord is essential to our health and wellbeing.

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How does Chiropractic work ?

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How does a healthy body work?

Your spine is the core foundation of health and strength in your body.

The process begins in your brain, which controls All FUNCTIONS of your body. ENERGY from your brain moves down your spinal cord which acts as a lifeline delivering this energy through the nerves to ALL of the vital organs and cells in your body.

Healthy curves and spinal structure allow maximum energy to flow through your system, as well as provide core strength and flexibility for optimal performance.

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Healthy Eating Can Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years!

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Health – what is it? What constitutes as healthy living? Is it a healthy diet and a healthy mind?

Well, we all have our opinions. Some feel that everything in moderation is the way to health while others would never let a drop of alcohol pass their lips. Nobody has the right to tell others how to live their life. However, some facts are beyond opinion. There are things that we can do that we know will help all of us live longer, healthier lives. Three spring to mind immediately.

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