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All posts by Matthew Bateman

When to change your running shoes

The quick and easy answer is well before they look like these old trainers of mine. However there are more subtle signs before you get to this stage.

  • When the millage is creeping up to between 450-550miles.
  • When the outer soles begin to degrade and shoe the white inner sole.
  • When they are beginning to wear unevenly between shoes.
  • The support from the mid-foot or the heel begins to appear far too flexible and unsupportive

however generally you need to decide if the shoe is either not offering you support or if it starts creating asymmetries in running style between side to side.

Enjoy your running and look after your feet


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The Golfers lift

How to lift properly using the Golfers Lift

How do you lift properly? This is a common question and the answer is not simply “bend your knees”.

There are many ways to lift properly when you don’t put pressure and strain on your low  back. The aim is to keep your back straight, not bend forward and to over arch when your lifting. The golfers lift, as seen here, is used in times when you are picking up a light item with one hand. EG a golf ball, a child’s shoe or your handbag.

By lifting your non-weight bearing leg behind you, you can counter balance the load that you are picking up. This then equally loads the low back as you are lifting.

As you stand up straight, activate your core by keeping your tummy tight, then bring the back leg back into neutral and regain and neutral stance.

Tiger Woods should not be the only one using the golfers lift. Your will find it an easy way to lift light objects whilst protecting your back.

Use the Golfers lift well however if you feel any pain then book in for a free consultation to see one of our Chiropractors


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Is lemon water good for you?

When life gives you  lemons……make lemon water in the morning

From a personal standpoint I find it is a fantastic way to re-hydrate first thing in the morning, it eases muscular aches post work out and also improves my cognitive function during the day.

It  and has far more health benefits beyond that as well.. take a look

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Free Chiropractic Consultation

Come for your FREE CHIROPRACTIC CONSULTATION at Core Chiropractic and have any aches and pains assessed or have a qualified Chiropractor give you a spinal screen.

We treat spinal pain, sports injuries and can also help you with maintaining spinal health

So call us and book in TODAY

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Sitting is the new SMOKING

Sitting is the new SMOKING and everybody appears to know they sit too long but don’t know what it does.


Firstly we turn off all our abdominal muscles and core stabilisers. We turn them off and decondition them so that when we need stabilisation to move and lift etc they are not what they  should be.

Secondly we hunch forward and create a forward curve in our upper back and neck. We lean our heads towards the computer  and put stress on our necks and shoulders.

One more (of many) we reduce the flexibility of our hips putting them in a bent position all day  which in turns leans to poor movement in walking and standing upright.

There are many problems  which sitting can cause beyond the physical….. and I haven’t even discussed the lack of movement to your heart. However get up and away from your desk every 20-30 minutes and move. Get some water or simply walk as this will improve the stability of you low back and neck.

Lastly check your work station for  proper set up and then get you spine checked at Core Chiropractic to assess its  health.

Have  a great day!

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Dish of the week

Nutritious dish of the week. Just bringing to you an new addition to my weekly diet …. the Bolognaise pie…. a cross between good old spag bol and cottage pie. We made it healthy with turkey mince in home made bolognese under sweet potato crust with a smidgen of light cheese on top with a tomato salad….. basically a good substitute for lasagne / spag bol / cottage pie

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