TotalMSK is a provider of Corporate Wellness, on-site, pop-up clinics, throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. TotalMSK also offers a mobile Private Patient Clinic Service specialising in the treatment of work and sports related musculoskeletal conditions. The private patient mobile service operates up to 20 miles from Cambridge and Reading, with patients being seen in the comfort of their home or place of work.
Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective (causes, self-help and avoidance strategies)Neck Pain, much like Back Pain, is an age-old problem. However, there would appear to be increased incidences of Neck Pain, which appear to be partially attributable to our modern way of life. Terms such as “Text Neck” have also become popular, and the press has regular articles about smart devices and increasing incidences of neck-related pain. Admittedly, modern-day living for many people involves significant amounts of time using smart devices and minimal movement. Equally, neck pain can often coincide with shoulder pain, upper back pain and even tension or migraine-type headaches. The article “Neck Pain - a Chiropractors perspective” explains strategies to help avoid or limit the occurrences of neck pain and more.
Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. TotalMSK LtdThe Corporate Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Chiropractic Specialists www.totalmsk.c…
Back Pain - A Chiropractor's perspective, causes, treatment Back pain is an age-old problem and one which unfortunately most people will experience at some point in life. Episodes of back pain can vary, as can severity and possible cause. The human spine consists of a highly complicated combination of joint structures and soft-tissues. Pain-free and unrestricted mobility relies on each section of the spine, being able to move or function correctly. Overall movement within the spine relies on "coupled-motion", and each section has a direct impact on others within the spinal column. A restriction in one segment will impact segments above and below (see Biotensegrity article), which may or may not result in pain or aching. The article Back Pain - A Chiropractor's perspective explores this in more detail along with possible causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. TotalMSK LtdThe Co…
New Years Resolutions and Sports Injury Prevention, a Chiropractor’s perspective The new year can often be a hectic time for Chiropractors and people working in the musculoskeletal health field. After, the typical excesses of the Christmas and New Years festivities, many people make health and fitness related new years resolutions. Evidence has suggested for a long time that activity is essential for physical and even mental health. However, unfortunately, many fitness related new years resolutions become short-lived due to injury. The full article on Sports Injury Prevention, a Chiropractor’s perspective looks at common injury mechanisms and ways to help avoid them in the first place.
Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. TotalMSK LtdThe Corporate Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Chiropractic Specialists www.totalmsk.co.uk
Tissue Healing and Scar Tissue - the relationship to Adaption and Biotensegrity (summary) Although many people may not realise it, injuries and tissue healing have more relevance than just at the time of injury. Injuries, tend to create pain, which in turn the affects how one moves at the time of injury. In essence, our bodies adapt to allow us to move in a way that tries to avoid pain and yet enables us to survive. Such movement adaptions become learnt at the time of injury, during the healing phase and often long after healing has finished, effectively becoming normalised. Furthermore, when soft-tissues heal the process results in scar tissue, which is very different to the original tissue. The combination of adaptions and scar tissue can create changes in loads (biotensegrity) on other structures within the body. Unresolved trauma and changes in biotensegrity can frequently lead to other seemingly unrelated injuries sometimes years later. The full article on Healing, Adaption, Biot…
Biotensegrity - Relevance to injury, treatment and training - a Chiropractor's perspective (summary) The human body consists of a combination of parts, structures, joints and soft-tissues, which enable us to move amongst other things. One should view the body as a single or whole structure as everything grew via mitosis (cell division). Structures and tissues within the body have different material properties such as elasticity, strength and more. Our bodies maintain and change shape through a combination of compressive and tensional forces within (Biotensegrity). Loads or forces within the body are continually changing according to the requirements placed on the body. Many people seem to forget that our limbs are relatively heavy and our bodies deal with the force of gravity 24/7. Equally, biotensegrity can change due to injuries (trauma), or tissue adaptions. The full article on Biotensegrity and its relevance - A Chiropractor's perspective explains far more.
Tissue Adaption - relevance for injury prevention, rehabilitation and training. Tissue adaption is highly relevant to injury prevention, training, performance, injury rehabilitation and general musculoskeletal health. Tissues and structures within the body have different types of properties, based on function. The musculoskeletal system adapts to applied forces and as is tolerable. Equally, tissues and structures respond differently according to the types of force involved, speed of force, duration of force, the direction of force and more. Adaptions also have relevance for Biotensegrity and tissue healing. The full article about Tissue Adaption - A Chiropractor's perspective, contains far more detail about the process of musculoskeletal adaption.
Article written by Dr Terry Davis MChiro, DC, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS. TotalMSK LtdThe Corporate Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Chiropractic Specialistswww.totalmsk.co.uk
Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (Part Three) The final part of the three-part article on “Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing and Performance” looks various means of self-help and coping strategies to address the negative impacts of excess stress. Part three also covers resilience and several commonly found factors of individuals characterised as resilient people. The building or developing resilience can help with how one perceives or interprets any given stressor or stressful situation. There are many more methods of combating stress than just those listed in the article, and it is a case of each person find what works for them. Although one can use the methods listed in the final article without reading the previous two, though the understanding gained from the previous two articles is highly relevant. One can find the full article Stress, the Individual, Wellbeing, Performance and the Workplace (3 of 3) here.