New Service at Crawley Chiropractic Centre - Sports Massage - Therapeutic Massage

We're delighted to announce that we now have an in house Sports and Therapeutic Massage Therapist at Crawley Chiropractic Centre. Sue Perry has joined the team and I'm sure you will join me in making her feel welcome. I've known Sue for many years now and she is very good, I've had many massages from her over the years and I highly recommend her.

Many years ago before I was a Chiropractor, I was training to be an Osteopath. As part of the Osteopathic training I became a Sports Massage Therapist so I know a good practitioner when I see one, hence the reason why Sue Perry is now working at Crawley Chiropractic Centre!

As well as getting a Chiropractic Adjustment every week, I also get a Sports Massage every week to keep me in the best condition so I can look after my patients. Sports Massage compliments Chiropractic care very well and we are advocates of both disciplines. Below is some more information on how massage can help you:

 

5 Benefits of Massage

1: Massage reduces waste products such as lactic acid & carbonic acid that can build up in muscles after activity. this lactic acid can cause cramping, discomfort, and irritability. It also enhances the immune system and aids recovery from soft tissue injuries by increasing blood circulation to injured areas.

2: Massage dilates or opens up blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion. Massage also can increases the number of red blood cells. This increase can be very helpful for many reasons.

3: Massage acts as a “mechanical cleanser” pushing along the lymph and hastening the elimination of wastes & toxic debris. Massage has also been shown to help eliminate edema of the extremities through lymphatic massage.

4: Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to the muscles without increasing the amount of lactic acid produced through voluntary muscle contraction (which takes place during exercise). Massage therefore helps to overcome harmful “fatigue” resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.

5. Massage can also aid digestion as well.

So there's lots of benefits to combining Chiropractic and massage, they really do compliment each other very well.

If you've got really tight muscles and need a Sports Massage or you just fancy treating yourself to a nice relaxing therapeutic massage, give us a call to book your massage with Sue Perry today.

Speak to you again soon!

Dr Danny

 


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Chiropractor in Crawley - Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

At Crawley Chiropractic Centre we adjust lots of babies and small children and we thought you would like to read this article for more information on the subject. Enjoy!

When Christine Anthony’s chiropractor clinic learned that she had a daughter, they wanted her to bring her in to be checked. Anthony, an Evanston, Ill., resident, wanted to believe that the clinic was good intentioned and not just trying to get business since they seemed on the level. She resisted a while, but eventually gave in.

Her daughter’s X-rays came back showing a slight curve in her spine – Anthony could actually see it. The clinic’s recommendation was that her daughter get adjustments once a week. “I don’t know how realistic and beneficial chiropractic care is for babies, toddlers and kids,” Anthony says. “Is it better to wait until they are full grown or is there really good evidence out there that early chiropractic care can really help kids be healthier?”

The Stats

Based on an American Chiropractic Association Report, there were an estimated 20 million pediatric visits in the 1980s. In 1998, there were an estimated 30 million pediatric visits annually. Last year, utilizing these estimates and based on a study by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Dr. Joel Alcantara, ICPA research director, estimated approximately 68 million pediatric visits annually. Since this was derived from a study done by ICPA members, there is some bias, admits Jeanne Ohm, ICPA executive coordinator, because they know their members see a greater amount of children annually than the average chiropractor.

Still, these results clearly show that it is common for children to receive chiropractic care. Furthermore, this care is safe. The ICPA presented preliminary results of their Practiced Based Research Network, listing three improvements with care noted by both doctors and parents involved in the survey:

Improved sleep
Attitudes and behavior
Immune system function
Starting Early
“Starting care at the beginning of pregnancy is the best way to assure an optimal growth environment with optimal neurological supply and nutritional exchange,” says Dr. Gregg Stern, a national board certified diplomate at Chiropractic Pediatric Maternity & Family Wellness Care in Buffalo Grove, Ill. In other words, there’s no such thing as being too young.

Dr. Stern says an immediate nervous system exam after birth or within the first few days is optimal, as labor and delivery can be traumatic, even more so when interventions are used and even more with a Cesarean section. He has a schedule of periodic checkups that correlate with the child’s development and changes in the spinal development:

Stage I: Within 48 hours of the birth process
Stage II: 2-month exam – child is lifting head up
Stage III: 6-month exam – child is sitting on his/her own
Stage IV: 8-month exam – child is crawling
Stage V: 11-month exam – child is starting to walk                                                                   

 

The Benefits
Says Dr. Stern, The nerve system is the master control system of the body- (please see our video on what is chiropractic) ,  and a well-functioning one combined with good lifestyle habits can handle stressors. But for most people their nerve system becomes overwhelmed, causing subluxation, dysfunction in the spinal joints causing pressure onto the nerves and interfering with proper information flow along the nerves.

“Kids not only have their own stressors, but they also experience the stressors in the home and the poor lifestyle habits of the parents,” Dr. Stern says. “When a child starts getting adjusted, their nerve system gets cleared of the interference and starts to function properly again, passing the appropriate messages for proper immune responses, healing, growth and development, mental acuity, physical performance…”

“I can tell you, in my expert opinion, that every single child that has entered my office with asthma, ear infections, eczema, digestive problems, bed wetting, sleep problems, among many others, has seen a tremendous response to chiropractic care,” says Dr. Marc Gottlieb, a chiropractor in San Diego, Calif. “It is simple neurology.”

Addressing the issue of ear infections, every child that Dr. Gottlieb has checked with ear infections has had Vertebral Subluxation Complex in the upper part of their neck – this is when one or more vertebrae shift out of their normal position due to physical, chemical or emotional stress and pressure is created on the corresponding nerve root.

Depending on where the nerve is in their spinal column, it creates a disturbance to the central nervous system and the corresponding cells, tissues and organs that nerve innervates. By adjusting the upper cervical spine in children, it allows proper flow of the lymph system and muscles relax, allowing the fluid to drain normally, stopping the infections.

“Another huge benefit to receiving care early in life is that their spinal condition has not been there as long as an adult, thus allowing children to respond much faster to care,” Dr. Gottlieb says.

In the case of Anthony’s daughter, it would make sense to fix the curve early on, because like a tree growing crookedly, “It is much easier to ‘retrain’ its growth as a sapling rather than waiting until it becomes larger and more firmly set in its deviation” says Dr. Jeanne Ohm, a chiropractor in Philadelphia, Pa.

Shellie Ver Meer of Laguna Hills, Calif., used chiropractic care early on in her sons’ lives. If either of her sons had a fever, she would take them right to the chiropractor. “I could absolutely time it,” she says. “Within 20 minutes of their adjustment, usually the time it took to drive home, their fever would be gone. After we got back home, I retook their temperature, and it was gone. They got over their colds and flu in at least half the time as normal, and ridding them of their fever was the beginning to healthier boys.”

The Risks
Minor aches and pains can be experienced at first when lactic acid is released and as the old dysfunctional body patterns start to change into more functional patterns, Dr. Stern says.

“The amount of force used to adjust an infant and child is nothing compared to that used on an adult,” Dr. Ohm says. “For infants, picture the amount of pressure it would take to touch a ripe tomato before it would go through the skin of the tomato. Very often, infants will peacefully sleep through their adjustments.”

Dr. Gerry Clum, president of Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, Calif., and spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, says his favorite method of adjusting a child is to have Mom lie on an adjusting table on her back and place her baby or small child on her chest.

The child is happy and comfortable, and Mom has a direct sense and awareness of the amount of force that is being applied to the child’s spine. “It [is] a win-win-win situation!” he says.

Dan Thompson has had his 9 1/2-month-old son adjusted since birth – not because he had subluxations or curvature in his neck or spine – but rather as an agent for healthy growth and development. At this point, the Bradford, N.H., resident is planning to continue Caleb’s chiropractic care throughout his childhood, though it will eventually be his decision on whether or not to continue.

“Chiropractic care seems to be a widely misunderstood practice,” Thompson says. “It’s a matter of putting the pieces together (no pun intended).”

Thank you to by Lisa A. Goldstein for this article.

 


Fathers Day. Celebrating from 11th - 21st June! :)

Dads get Subluxations Too!

Is Your Dad still with us? Are you a Dad Yourself? We're Chiropractors in Crawley and we believe Dad's need looking after as much as everyone else! ;) Mums and kids are really important, Dads are important too aren't they? They do loads of things to help out:

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

 

With 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! Contact Dr danny Scahill DC of Crawley Chiropractic Centre on  01293-511265 for more information about Your Fathers Day Special Offer!


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Check Out Some Useful Video's from Crawley Chiropractor Dr Danny Scahill:

Low Back Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wc2wAkqL9c

Headaches & Migraines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_HKG-KHA8s

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Is Chiropractic For You?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRCG-8UV80

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