Greetings from Somerset House. We have settled into our new space in the magnificent surrounds of Somerset House. We are loving the high ceilings and natural light in the treatment rooms and have welcomed the positive feedback from our existing patients.
Access to the clinic has improved with the use of a keypad by the lift in the New Wing. The code changes monthly so look out for this at the bottom of the confirmation emails.
NEW SERVICES and STAFF UPDATE
We are delighted to welcome Brian Allen and Timo Dahlstedht to the team.
Brian will be teaching Pilates, offering both individual and duet sessions on the reformer along with matwork. He has a dance background and six years teaching experience. Pilates is a very safe introduction to exercise after a back or neck injury. We have an introductory offer of 3 sessions for the price of 2.
Timo will be offering sports massage and joins Mark Edmonds to provide more availability for this popular service. Timo has more than 20 years massage experience with a special interest in dance related conditions.
From October patients will be able to re-book their appointments online. We hope that this will make booking appointments easier.
Please ask on reception for further details and to obtain a login and password to access this facility.
BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK 6th-10th OCTOBER
This year the theme is “Back in the Office”. We feel this is particularly relevant to the majority of our patients. Everyone is spending more time in front of screens at work, when commuting and at home whether it be on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
Whatever the device the principles of good posture and prevention of neck and back pain remain the same.
Are you sitting comfortably?
A few tips to keep you healthy at your desk:
The back of your chair should support your spine. Sitting straight with shoulders relaxed.
For the shoulders to relax the chair height may need adjusting so that your forearms are horizontal to the desktop and in line with the keyboard.
Your feet should be flat on the floor with the hips slightly higher than the knees (may need to tilt the seat).
If your feet no longer reach the floor a footrest may be required.
Eyes should be in line with the top of the screen you may need to adjust the monitor height.
At the correct height, hover hands over the keyboard rather than resting them on the desk. This prevents overstretching of your fingers and flexing the wrists as you type. Keep mouse pen and pad within easy reach.
Avoid tucking the phone under your chin and take regular breaks at least half hourly to stand and stretch.
There are many laptop stands/flexible keyboards and tablet holders now available to help maintain a good posture with mobile devices.
The main thing is to keep moving and avoid static postures for long.
Please contact us for further advice or information.
We continue to offer womens health, ante and post natal physio,ergonomic assessments, pre and post op rehabilitation using manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture and functional training.
For more information please call us on: 020 7497 8974