British Chiropractic Association
The British Chiropractic Association www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) is the largest and longest-standing association for chiropractors in the UK. It was founded in 1925 and has a membership comprising over 50% of the UK’s registered chiropractors. The BCA only accepts members who have graduated from a nationally or internationally-recognised college of chiropractic education, after a minimum of four years full-time training and ensures its chiropractors maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training.
The BCA was a founder member of the European Chiropractors Union and the World Federation of Chiropractic. All BCA members are covered by a high quality professional indemnity insurance and the Association operates a robust professional standards and complaints management process.
Hampstead Chiropractic Clinic has successfully referred patients to the team of podiatrists at the Gaitlab over the years, whenever a low back or pelvic complaint is strongly related to faulty lower limb biomechanics.
Podiatry is a foot and ankle specialty that provides, diagnosis and treatment of patients with foot and lower limb injuries.
The areas that the Gaitlab cover are biomechanical and gait assessment,
podiatric sports medicine, paediatric podiatry and management
of hypermobility syndrome
They are a group of HPC Registered Podiatrists who assess and treat the lower limb for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function the Podiatrists are able to determine if the way you are walking may be contributing to a current injury or problem. All patients are assessed with slow motion video gait analysis by the Podiatrist to visualise their individual gait pattern.
Some of the injuries of the feet and lower limbs that they treat are…
Metatarsal and big toe joint pain
Achilles tendon injuries
Lower Back Pain
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Leg Length difference
Healthywork – Ergonomic Assessments
Healthywork- Ergonomic Assessments http://www.healthywork.org.uk/
As the majority of the problems we treat at the Hampstead Chiropractic Clinic are due to bad posture, mainly in the workplace, it may be useful for you to have (or your employees) an ergonomic assessment.
The Occupational Therapists at the company Healthywork, provide just that. As well as a broad range of occupational assessments, they offer an in-depth Ergonomic Workstation Assessment (1-2 hours) (or more basic 20-30 minute workstation assessment for groups of employees).
‘We are the Health Professionals skilled to assess and rehabilitate the worker and to also assess the work’
Ergonomic Workstation Assessment / Worksite Assessment
Ergonomic Assessments are required if you want to address in detail individual requirements to improve health, comfort and productivity in the workplace, when a medical condition or ongoing symptoms are experienced.
This assessment allows implementation of reasonable adjustments the Equality Act 2010 (Replaced the DDA 1995).
Now that the Med3 ‘sick note’ is a ‘fit note’ (since April 2010) this type of assessment can assist in the process to get the individual back to work after a period of illness, if a GP considers an individual ‘may be fit for work’.
How it Works
They spend 1-2hrs with the employee in the work location, discussing their situation, medical details and assessing how the work tasks are performed.
Some practical solutions which can be implemented immediately will be made. eg Assessing the sitting posture and advise regarding adjusting the chair to individual needs, especially back comfort regarding the height and depth of the lumbar support and the movement in the chair mechanism which is required, to see if a tension wheel is available and what levers adjust the angles of movement that the current chair can achieve. Also to check if sitting at the correct height to the work surface, as this is linked to the upper arm length and back length, so ensuring the gas stem of the chair is sufficient for the user. Correctly positioned arm rests can ensure weight is reduced on the back and is also critical in the prevention/treatment of RSI and other upper limb or shoulder and neck problems.
Other equipment in use and all work tasks will all be assessed in depth and solutions implemented or advised upon.
The ergonomics eg heights/postures and task methods in which non-desk tasks are performed will also be analysed for suitability and best practice, with alternative methods or other solutions identified.
Advice regarding the taking of suitable breaks and micro breaks to ensure management of symptoms and future prevention of work related ill health, which is known as Pain Management.
A handout will be provided to the individual for future reference regarding setting up the workstation equipment and posture also including pacing/pain management or fatigue/symptom management.
Within 48 hours of the assessment, a written report is sent to the referrer via email with justifications for recommendations.
The report includes suggesting specific models of chairs or other items with specific quotes, product codes, costing, suppliers info.and contact details for ease of ordering.
This assessment is suitable for an employee experiencing pain or discomfort, who is currently continuing to work or is on sick leave, who may be seeking medical advice and/or treatments for their condition. The Company may have performed an internal H & S risk assessment but the discomfort and problems have continued. Therefore more specialist advice and help is required.
This assessment can be conducted prior to an employee returning to work following a period of sick leave, in order to ensure that the work task layout and equipment are the most suitable for them.
This assessment can also help prevent ill health in employees.
Nutrition Essence – Monique Palmer
Nutrition Essence – Monique Palmer www.nutritionessence.co.uk
We are lucky to have been working with Monique for a number of years now and she has seen many of our patients.
Monique has studied extensively in Nutrition, Exercise Science and has a Masters in Health Psychology. Further studies in nutritional therapy and an interest in eastern dietary therapies grounded in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine has helped enhance her unique approach. Trips to India to learn about food, cooking with herbs and spices under the supervision of ayurvedic doctors has helped her understanding of more natural methods of healing that also require insight into ones personality. This approach has also combined well with her interest in healthier cooking.
Individual consultations (Includes constitutional analysis, and bespoke plan.)
Advice and provision of nutritional supplements
On line services
Telephone consultations, food diary analysis.
Corporate talks on Nutrition
Cooking lessons Including usage of individually recommended healing herbs and spices.
Sacro Occipital Technique
Sacro-Occipital Organisation Europe – SOTO www.sotoeurope.org
Sacro Occipital Technique Organisation Europe (SOTO-E) is a non-profit organisation formed in 1986. We provide postgraduate education in Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) for chiropractors, which originated from the work of Dr M.B. DeJarnette.
SOT is an holistic method of chiropractic utilising a specific indicator based protocol for the assessment and correction of pelvic, spinal, cranial, visceral and extremity dysfunction.
Providing High Quality Chiropractic in North London Since 2004
We are friendly Chiropractors in North London, NW3. Ideally situated close to central London, we have parking space and are just a few minutes' walk from Finchley Road tube station and Finchley Road and Frognal overground, linking us to Canary Wharf and the City.
Our chiropractic patients are typically from the North West London area but also travel from far afield due to our good results, appointments that aren't rushed and our attention to our patients.