Morningside Chiropractic Blog - Milestones - baby head

Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) & Reposition Therapy

An infant’s skull is made up of several relatively moveable bones that are separated by sutures (where the bones join). The sutures allow the skull to mould (bones folding underneath each other) during labour to make…


Morningside Chiropractic Blog - Milestones - baby feet

How do I know if my baby is reaching the developmental milestones?

The answer is however not so simple as often there are a number of contributing factors that create a compounding effect. There are lots of factors such as restriction in the uterus, birth trauma, stress among others…


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The Paleo Diet – what’s it all about?

When it comes to the subject of optimal nutrition, one of the diets which is receiving increasing prominence in mainstream media (both as a fad and as a proposed solution to many modern health problems) is the Paleo…


The importance of a Cool Down after exercise

The time of year of bright mornings and long light evenings is upon us, resulting in many of us wanting to get out and exercise for those charity runs or to get that beach ready body. It is important to remember to warm…


Do you really have a Frozen Shoulder?

Very frequently patients consult us thinking (or having previously being told ) that they have a “Frozen Shoulder” only for us to find out that their shoulder problem is a result of something else entirely! Frozen…


Acupuncture: West V East!

At first glance they appear very similar, needles are inserted into various places in the body and they are then stimulated either by hand or electrical impulses before being taken out again. However the two approaches…


Myofascial Trigger Points – An Overview!

What are myofascial trigger points? They are defined as a ‘hyperirritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle, located in the muscle tissue or its associated fascia’ (Travell and Simons 1983). Essentially it is…


Omega 3 – An Overview

What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid which the body requires to function normally.  It is not a single nutrient rather a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids which is broken down into different components…


Sciatica – All you need to know!

What is sciatica? Sciatica is not a diagnosis rather an umbrella term used to describe a collective group of symptoms which are due to pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve anywhere along its pathway. It does not…


Highlightling the National Osteoporotic Society’s “Stop at One” Awereness Campaign

Earlier this month, the National Osteoporosis Society launched its “Stop at One” campaign to raise public awareness of fractures caused by osteoporosis . This campaign aims to encourage people over 50 who have suffered…


Lower Cross Syndrome – Do you have it?

Do you have a good posture? Lower cross syndrome is a common postural problem which can lead to the development of low back and pelvis pain that may have been avoided by following a few simple tips and exercises. We…


Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain – Recent Reseach

Spinal manipulation is one of the treatment modalities most often  associated with chiropractors, osteopaths and some physiotherapists. In this post we will highlight 3 recent research papers on this manual technique…


Myofasical Release

What is Myofascia? The term myofasical stems from two Latin words ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascia’ for bands. We are all pretty familiar with the importance and roles of the muscles but the fascia is less widely…


Kinesio Taping

Taping Traditionally when you hear of strapping and taping you think of support and restricted movement of painful or injured areas. Until a few years ago you wouldn’t be far wrong with those thoughts, however there has…


Take the Pain & Strain out of the Garden

Gardening Advice Now the sun is starting to shine and there’s promise of summer being just around the corner many of us are being tempted into the garden. Whilst this is a great time of the year it is all too often that…


Tips when buying a Cot and Pram

Buying a pram and/or cot can be a daunting task as there are a multitude to choose from all varying in shapes, sizes, colour and functionality. It is important to take your time when…


Is your bra the source of your back pain?

Bra Fitting Are you wearing the right size bra? If not you are definitely not alone its’ been reported that 80% of UK women wear the incorrect size. An ill fitting bra may affect your…


Posture – How to sit correctly

Sitting Posture Poor sitting posture can lead to a number of aches and pains not only in the back and neck but also shoulder and arm pain as well as headaches. A slouched posture increases the load on the ligaments and…


Edinburgh Chiropractor reviews the potential benefits of The Webster Technique for expectant mothers.

Do any reading about chiropractic treatment during pregnancy and the chances are you will have either read about or have seen videos posted on the internet about “The Webster Technique”.  This blog post by Edinburgh…


Edinburgh Runners – Common Running Injuries & What Causes Them.

Common Running Injuries In the next few weeks and months, those training for this years Edinburgh Marathon (May 26th) will be upping the mileage on their feet  substantially and some may encounter pains and strains as a…


Tips for New Parents to Help Avoid Back Pain

Posture, Lifting and Carrying Tips for New Parents The arrival of a new born baby is a very exciting time, but it is also a time when parents and caregivers are at risk of developing back pain due to neglect of their…


Natural Inflammatory – Turmeric

What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a strong spice that is a member of the ginger family. It is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia and Africa and has a long history of use in herbal remedies, particularly in China,…