News & Tips

Latest news and tips from Wincanton Chiropractic

Do Men or Women Suffer More Back Pain?
As part of International Men's Health Week (10th - 16th June 2024), we are asking the question - do men suffer with more back pain than women? Both men and women find that lower back pain is common. There is a theory that women are more likely to …
Movement Improves Mental Health
Mental Health Awareness Week 13th - 19th May 2024 This year’s theme is ‘movement’.  This fits perfectly with our ethos at Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic.  We aren’t just concerned with the skeleton.  It’s important to us to encourage total wellb…
Gardening Again – Tips to Reduce Back Ache
While gardening may bring calmness to your mind by reducing anxiety and stress, long periods of planting can take a toll on your back or make your existing back pain worse. Stretching before you begin garden can help prepare your body for time in …
Sleep Well
With World Sleep Day 2024 being on the 15th March, we thought it was a good opportunity to delve into how sleep positions affect your back. As an experienced chiropractor many of the clients that visit our chiropractic clinic in Wincanton suffer f…
Read Easy
We love reading at Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic and we know lots of our patients do too. As it is national book day on the 7th March 2024, we want to address the question: How can readers avoid neck pain? There are many advantages to reading books –…
Win a Sports Massage!
Win a free sports massage with Hannah. To celebrate Hannah joining the team, we would like to treat one of you to a sports massage on us. During a sports massage the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons and ligaments) is manipulated using hand…
Try a little Turmeric
Have you heard about the amazing health benefits associated with Turmeric? This spice traditionally used in curries, can offer us some surprising advantages to boost our body's wellbeing.   Did you know turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a powerf…
Improve your Posture
Since the pandemic many of us now work flexibly or at home. How you sit, especially for long periods of time can impact your health and wellbeing. How we sit and stand has a bigger impact on our health than we may realise. Here are our top tips to im…
Back to School – Choosing a Backpack
After the long, hot summer it’s time to label those uniforms, pack the lunch boxes and get measured for new shoes as schools get set to return. Here are some tips to help your child or teen cope with the strain of wearing a backpack full of books and…
Carry on Camping
With the Summer holidays now under way, some of us are getting our tents, sleeping bags and camping stoves ready to sleep under the stars or dance the night away at a festival. Here are some tips to help you when pitching and camping to avoid any …
Yoga Challenge
During the month of June, Cancer Research UK are setting a challenge to complete 30 days of yoga and raise money for life-saving cancer research. Members of the Wincanton Chiropractic team have signed up to take part in this exciting task and we want…
Eat the Rainbow!
We all know that fruit and vegetables contain all the goodness our bodies need to stay healthy, but making sure we fit them into our diet can be a challenge. Especially if we are all still making our way through those Easter eggs!While it’s good to l…
How to get ‘back’ into gardening!
As the season changes and we look forward to Spring we are all looking to tidy up our gardens. But we must be mindful of our backs when digging, lifting and carrying. All too often in our clinic we see many strains and injuries from overdoing it w…
Catch Those Rays
At this time of year our bodies can be missing out on regular sunlight and enjoying the many benefits of producing Vitamin D such as boosting immunity, improving sleep quality, improving mood and stimulating brain function. One surprising benefit …
As we head into 2022 we can become inundated by the New Year tropes of diet culture, resolutions and ‘new me’ personal goals. But instead, let’s aim for a more gentle approach that won’t lead to burn out before February even begins. Positivity and…
Tanya Green, Wincanton Chiropractic
At the end of November Alana will sadly be leaving us to pursue her other career. Alana has been with us for 4 years and we will be very sad to lose her. We wish her well for the future as I am sure you do. We are very excited to welcome Tanya gre…
As we head into December and start embracing everything the festive season has to offer, take a moment to check in with your wellbeing and start the New Year in the right frame of mind! Christmas is all about spending time with family and friend…
Autumn Comforts
If you’ve been pumpkin picking with your children or quickly picked one up at the supermarket and had fun carving your Halloween design, you’ll be wondering what to do with all that plentiful flesh and seeds. Try our deliciously creamy pumpkin and…
Self Care – Lets get started
After the last 18 months self care is now more important than ever before. Taking time for yourself can be as simple as a few moments of deep breathing or a phone call with a friend, but doing these things consciously and consistently will boost both…
Lighten Up!
We all know that exercise releases endorphins.  We all know that endorphins make us feel good.  And while the days are getting longer, it’s still dark for a lot of the time.  And the darker days can make us feel a bit gloomy.  So, how can we can get …
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
In 2016 Public Health England put out new guidelines on vitamin D intake. We all heard about them. We all read about them, but do you know what they mean? Or did the news disappear amongst all the other health advice we are given that year? While fu…
Coronavirus – (COVID -19) Update
To all our  loyal patients, Despite all the news about Coronavirus, life continues as usual along with all its aches and pains. I wanted to let you know what we are doing here at Wincanton Chiropractic to keep you safe when you come in to see us. …
Zane Eglite, Wincanton Chiropractic
Zane will be running classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm ​I moved to England over six years ago and settled in Dorset where I enjoy both the beautiful countryside and the warmth of the local community. I was born in Latvia and from an e…
What is your weekly mileage?
Whether you have entered a local park run, regional 10K or have taken on the task of running the London Marathon next month, the fact is you are out there training and putting your body through its paces. Running has become an increasingly popular wa…