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May

Annual Survey results announced 

We are pleased to announce our 2017 annual survey results. Over 300 patients took part this year as we surveyed our new brand, service delivery and treatment quality. Click here to see the full results summary

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Recipe of the month

Each month we provide our patients with a healthy recipe to try at home. This month our recipe includes rhubarb. We hope you try this rhubarb and apple chutney which can be enjoyed all year round.

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Discount code for Aruna Shields guided meditation.

Durham House Chiropractic have partnered with Aruna Shields to bring our followers a discount on her guided meditations.

Aruna Shields is a Bollywood star turned therapist, meditation teacher and mentor based in Venice Beach, LA.

When prompted use the discount code ‘Galin’ and get 20% off.

Be quick as a limited amount of discount codes are available.

To visit the website click here 

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April

Interview with Paul Monks.

This month we speak to Paul, one of our yoga teachers. You can get to know him more and read the full interview by clicking the button at the bottom of this introduction.

Paul sought out Astanga yoga following some years practicing martial arts, as a keen club runner he has used yoga to counteract the shortening effect running has on the muscles and further drawn by the connection of body to breath as a way to maintain and increase health. Over time Paul has trained/ studied with various teachers in order not to become dogmatic.

He qualified as a yoga teacher with Yoga-Campus in London and is a RYT200 registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and Yoga Alliance USA.

Interested in the therapeutic aspect of yoga both in everyday life as an aid to recovery from injury, (emotional and physical) and in how sports people can enhance their specific training through the release of mental stress and the physical stress created by their training. Paul believes (from personal experience) the awareness to breath/body connection greatly enhances our ability to improve our health, and that this begins from wherever we find ourselves. All it requires is the desire for change and an open mind .

In order to better help his students, Paul continues to advance and consolidate his own knowledge. With a diploma in Massage Techniques Paul uses his knowledge of anatomy to inform his yoga teaching, so that his students can practice in a safe way at a level suitable to their current level of ability.

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Recipe of the month. Lovely Lamb shank.

Last month we learnt about the benefits of eating leeks. Here we team leeks with rosemary and thyme in a delicious, yet simple dish.

The lamb shanks are slow-cooked and can be served with the sauce juices poured over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, risotto or even soft polenta, alongside your favourite vegetables.

Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Iron boosts haemoglobin formation, improves muscle function and increases brain function amongst many other benefits. Our bodies need calcium to build and help maintain strong bones. It is also needed by our heart, muscles and nerves to function properly.

Thyme is packed with vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A.

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March

Interview with Jon Walsh,

Jon graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. During his clinical training, Jon was very fortunate to be mentored by some of the UK’s most experienced and respected acupuncturists.

Since his late teens, Jon has been inspired by a deep interest in healing. Via a path through many disciplines, Jon found a love for acupuncture and has found that treatment, combined with lifestyle advice, can be an extremely effective method of promoting healing and well being. 

Jon is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). This guarantees the highest standards of training and professionalism. All members adhere to a strict code of conduct and are professionally insured.

Click here to read the full interview

Helpful tips for when your out of the slopes

Still plenty of time to get out to the slopes and enjoy some skiing or snow boarding. Read our Top Tips this month to help keep you prepared and safe on the slopes.

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February

Interview with Sam Hendy

Sam graduated from Winchester University in 2011 with a degree in sports studies. She then went on to study sports massage and qualified in 2012. 

Sam has been part of the team here at Durham House since 2006. She started off as a receptionist covering weekends and holidays, which is where she developed her passion for sports massage. 

Sam believes that sports massage not only helps to cure, prevent and maintain sports injuries, but it also improves people’s quality of life in so many ways.

Sam is also qualified in ultrasound therapy which helps to speed up the healing process as well as kinesio taping which helps to support muscles in movement, reduce lymphatic fluid congestion and decrease pain.

Click here to read the full interview

Recipe of the month

We are still in the winter months, with the hope of Spring around the corner. This month's recipe will provide you with many important and vital vitamins to look after your body whilst still being a tasty dinner.

Both chickpeas and butternut squash provide us with fibre and both contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength, amongst other health benefits. Butternut squash composes of many vital antioxidants and has high levels of vitamin A, a natural antioxidant. Vitamin A is also an essential vitamin for healthy eyesight.

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January

Interview with Emma Reade

Each month we give you the opportunity to get to know members of our team. This month we speak to Emma our Barre Pilates instructor. Emma Reade is an experienced Barre Pilates instructor. She trained professionally as a dancer studying all areas of dance and musical theatre which then led her to a career in performing and teaching dance

Click here to read the full interview

Help us to help you.

Our Members Survey begins January 2018 until March 2018

This month we will be launching our patient and member survey. This survey provides us with invaluable feedback which we can use to improve our service. The survey will be sent via email to all patients and we will also provide copies you can collect and fill out at both the Fleet and Farnham clinics.  Should you have any questions please ask at either reception.

Top tips for "Ice walking"

With the temperatures hitting some icy lows, perfect your ‘ice walk’ this winter with top tips from Durham House. Snowy and icy roads and pavements mean potentially hazardous conditions underfoot and a rise in injuries caused by slips and falls. It is quite natural, therefore, for us to be wary when walking outdoors and adopting our ‘ice walk’; the problem is that an unnatural walking posture could cause as many problems as the icy conditions themselves.

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December

Interview with Felicity James

Each month we give you the opportunity to get to know members of our team. This month we speak to Felicity, one of our chiropractors.

Felicity James is a registered chiropractor and was the first chiropractor to join the Durham House team in the Farnham clinic. She moved to the area following the completion of her degree in June 2008 at Cardiff, graduating with a few prizes for overall achievement and excellence in radiology.

Click here to read the full interview

Top tips for Christmas

While the run-up to Christmas and New Year's Eve is the perfect excuse to indulge, it doesn't mean you have to completely abandon your health and fitness routine! Although hitting the Studio doesn't have to be a priority, if you keep up exercising you'll feel the benefits in the long term – plus you'll be able to enjoy the extra food and drink completely guilt-free!

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Recipe of the Month

Turkey is the traditional meat of choice for this time of year – but surprisingly only for one day! That said, it’s fast becoming a preferred low-fat alternative to red meat now that it’s available minced in supermarkets. Try these spicy turkey burgers and maybe you’ll agree that turkey isn’t just for Christmas.

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November

Meet Ian Stone, Acupuncturist

Each month we will be giving you the opportunity to get to know members of our team. This month we meet Ian Stones BSc Hons. Lic Ac. MBAcC. - Acupuncturist. Ian graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in acupuncture and has been based in Farnham, Surrey for over 3 years. Ian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the lead professional body representing over 3000 acupuncturists in the UK. As a BAcC member, he is bound by the codes of professional conduct and safe practice ensuring he gives the highest standard of treatment.

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Top Tips for November

Chiropractic care is very effective in treating common gardening injuries such as lower and upper back pain, neck pain, knee and shoulder pain. If you have any aches and pains associated with gardening this autumn then don't hesitate to make and appointment. To try and prevent this from happening, here are some easy tips.

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October

The Studio Durham House, Past, Present and Future.

We talk to Durham House Chiropractic Clinic Managing Director Galin Lowe to discuss the past, present and future of The Studio Durham House Farnham.

Click here to read the full interview from October 2017.

 

Digital Detox Month

During October we would like to invite you to try a digital detox.

We have included some tips for helping you along the way. Share with us your digital detox story on Facebook or Twitter with the attached #DigitalDetoxDurham.

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September

Keep Calm it's our Birthday!!

September the 16th see's the Studio Durham House celebrate it's second birthday with a FREE open day celebrating all things studio. This day will showcase our full range of classes and can be attended for free. We will also be offering guests the chance to take advantage of our fantastic "20% off" offer of the month if they book a 10 or 20 session block before the 19th September. To find out more information please contact thestudio@durhamhousechiropractic.co.uk or book online by clicking here

 

Keep healthy on long flights

With school holidays already having started in July for many, families across the country are planning their big summer getaway abroad or on home turf. Either way, it can be hard to stay healthy when on holiday as it’s often seen as a time of indulgence, but have you ever considered the impact a holiday can have on your back health? Find out our top tips to help keep you on track during your travels. 

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August

Meet Nick Wavell, Chiropractor. 

Each month we will be giving you the opportunity to get to know members of our team. This month we speak to Nick, one of our resident Chiropractors. Nick graduated in 2008 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. He has since worked in the Southampton area, and moved to Durham House Chiropractic in 2015 for fresh challenges and to be closer to his family. Prior to his chiropractic training he volunteered in a physiotherapy department for physically handicapped children. 

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Top tips whilst gardening this summer.

As a nation, we love our gardens and spend a considerable amount of time and money on them. As we rush to get those jobs in the garden done, there is a risk that gardeners may injure themselves. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to actually enjoy sitting in their garden and enjoy the fruits of their labours come summer time, so here are some helpful tips from the British Chiropractic Association.

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July

Meet Fiona our resident sports massage therapist.

Each month we will be giving you the opportunity to get to know members of our team. This month we speak to Fiona, one of our resident sports massage therapists. Fiona qualified as a sports massage therapist in 2007 and currently works at Durham House in Fleet and a bodybuilding gym, which offers a great spectrum of patients and injuries needing treatment. Fiona is also qualified in ultrasound therapy which helps speed up the healing process and decrease pain, as well as pregnancy massage which helps ease some of the problems that can be associated with pregnancy, such as relief of muscle tension caused by softening of the joints. Read our full interview with Fiona here.

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July recipe of the month with Sarah Brown

With the summer months upon us, no one wants to spend time in the kitchen slaving over a hot oven. This is the time of year for freshly grilled fish and meat and cool salads. There are so many options for lovely, filling side dishes and salads that you can make and keep refrigerated. This month’s recipe makes use of bulgur wheat, a healthy protein-rich grain traditionally used in Middle Eastern and North African cooking. Add it to your next Barbecue for a fabulous flavoursome accompaniment to marinated chicken or fish. 

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June

Debunking the myths of Hypnotherapy with Viv Evans.

This month we spoke with Viv Evans, a highly qualified hypnotherapist, practicing from Durham House in Farnham.

Viv debunks some of the myths around hypnotherapy, explains how a typical hypnotherapy session works and reveals why her clients make her feel humble.

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Recipe of the month for June with  Sarah Brown BSc, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC, Nutritional Therapist

Recently we have welcomed Sarah Brown to the team.  Sarah is a registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in digestive health, hormone imbalances, weight management and energy disorders. 

She is also the regular author of our recipe of the month which you can view by clicking the link below. This month’s recipe focuses on broad beans. Not only are they a great source of protein, but they’re also a fantastic source of folate, iron, manganese and magnesium.

Sarah suggests there are so many ways to use broad beans and dips are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your daily meals.

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A view from our patients 

In May we spoke to Carolyn Haynes; a patient at Durham House and s regular attendee of Rehabilitation Yoga with Cathy on a Wednesday evening at the Studio.

Carolyn has been a patient of Galin's for many years and here shares what she's got out of coming to the Clinic and Studio, after a serious accident jeopardised her wellbeing and livelihood.

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