Hopefully yours won’t be so badly affected, but many organisations will experience significant disruptions and costs due to lost productivity during the winter months. Billions of pounds are lost to UK businesses each year due to sickness absence, and especially flu.
A Doctorcall flu vaccination programme is an effective way to reduce the risk of flu in the workplace. For those unable to attend, Doctorcall Flu Vouchers are available at only £6.95 each and are redeemable at high street pharmacists nationwide, allowing staff to get vaccinated at a time and location which is convenient to them.
With vaccines available from only £5.50 each, call our specialist flu team now for a quotation on:
0844 257 0644
or visit us online at: www.doctorcall.co.uk/flu
Throughout London at your home, office or hotel
Why go to the doctor when he can come to you for the same price? Do you really want to drag yourself around town feeling ill and spreading your germs as you go? Why put up with endless waits in A&E with the risks of getting caught up in all the problems that come in and possibly even picking up a new disease while you are there?
A&E Departments are great for major accidents and heart attacks and (although the Government would prefer they weren’t) they are good for those who have nowhere else to turn. But there are horses for courses and if you are seeking private healthcare and if you are well-enough to wait for a home visit, Doctorcall is just the best. Private services are guilt-free: if you are paying for it, you don’t have to worry about whether you will be berated for wasting people’s time. The law of supply and demand means that the more you use the service the more it thrives.
The NHS does not take your personal circumstances into account; for example, if you are a family leaving for the airport and your son has earache, if you are a performer due on stage soon and you have a migraine or if you have a big day ahead and you want a doctor before work to give you antibiotics for a cough, Doctorcall is the perfect solution.
More and more people are using Doctorcall home visits instead of queuing up or suffering in silence. Many private doctors use it for their out-of-hours cover. Many of our patients write in to say they love it and we are particularly pleased because we really care for our patients and it is wonderful to see that they understand that. We love our service and we think you will too. Keep our number and try it when you need quick and helpful service.
0844 257 0345
Swimming is often recommended for patients suffering from lower back pain. The benefits over a land based fitness programme are obvious: the non-impact, weightless environment removes pressure from joints allowing associated structures to relax and compression on the nerves is reduced. Swimming also helps increase blood circulation, thereby increasing nutrient and oxygen supply to areas of damage, aiding the healing process.
However, before you grab those shorts or costume you need to be aware that swimming with poor technique can exacerbate existing back problems. Muscles in the lower back area can become hyper extended due to poor posture whilst swimming. Particularly common is swimming breaststroke with the head held high up out of the water putting sustained pressure on the lower back. Front crawl is an ideal stroke to master for those looking to prevent undue stress on the lower back.
It is essential, however, that the stroke is technically correct so that the movement through the water is smooth. Unnatural awkward movements in the water can easily damage tissue through the back. Top tips for mastering front crawl are:
For more details of one to one training available in Manchester city centre with Bespoke swim visit www.bespoke-fitness.com or call James Atkinson on 07886 205851.
- Think straight lines. As you swim you should imagine that a view from the side (underwater) would show your body position parallel to the water surface; this is achieved by ensuring the face is submerged with the water, the abdominal muscles pulled in and up, and the glute muscles engaged. You should also imagine that a birds eye view of you swimming would show a straight line in the water - i.e. no lateral deviation or snaking.|
- Roll with it. As you breathe to the side you must ensure this is timed with the roll of the body. Lifting the head or excessive twisting will at best slow you down, and at worst cause damage to cervical vertebrae. Be sure to rotate the head only within the axis of the body keeping the head down as much as possible.
- Work towards bi-lateral breathing (alternating the sides to which you take a breath). This helps to ensure you have a balanced front crawl stroke.
- Equip yourself. Goggles are an essential tool but equally short training fins are extremely useful for mastering the correct body position in the water. In more severe cases of back pain using a training snorkel can help reduce the awkward movement of the neck when taking breaths.
ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS:
For all those in training for the London Marathon, re-starting triathlon training, Manchester 10k and anyone just running for fun. Make sure you resolve any of your niggles and injuries with a visit to City Physio. We specialize in diagnosis of running related injuries and will aim to keep you running whilst correcting the cause of your problems.
As a client of City Physio you will receive a 10% discount on your running shoes at "Sweatshop" in the Arndale Manchester. Video gait analysis is available at no extra cost.
) and City Physio frequently liaise on the run up to major running events. Patrons of both businesses can enjoy mutual 10% discounts at each others store/clinics. Speak to a member of the Physio team for details.