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Glute strengthening exercises from Brighton Chiropractor

Glute strengthening exercises from Brighton Chiropractor include simple hip extensions and abduction exericses.

Glute  strengthening can help stabilise the pelvic and low back joints, they can help develop power when running and lifting as well as helping the hip stay stable to allow proper alignment of the knee and ankle.

Proper gluteal stability can help prevent low bacck pain, hip pain and knee or ankle pain. Hence they are incredibly important for everybody not simply those practicing sport.

Practice these simple glute exercises which can be done either  in the gym or at home with theraband as demonstrated in the video attached.

If you have any pains or issues either doing these exercises or in your everyday activities then please feel free to contact us on 01273 933170 or



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Face Pull Postural Exercises from Brighton Chiropractor

Face pull postural exercises from Brighton Chiropractor can help show you exercises which you can do in the gym or at home to help stabilise your shoulders and upper back into better posture.

Face Pulls are a great exercise to help train the muscles shich stabilise the shoulder blades into a retracted position.Many people experience shoulder and neck pain because their spines and upper shoulder muscles become tight and painfull. By training the antagonistic or opossing msucles we can reduce the effects of tight upper shoulder muscles and how they can cause neck pain or headaches.

At Core Chiropractic we help using hands on therapy to loosen tight muscles and spinal joints and then show you how to work on the correct muscles to stabilse you into a better posture.

If you have any questions or problems which you would like assessed or treated then please contact us on 01273 933170 or email

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Postural Exercises with suspension trainer from Brighton Chiropractor

Postural Exercises from Brighton Chiropractors can help target the muscles which stabilise the shoulders preventing neck and shoulder pain. This exercise can target the rhomboids, low trapezius and rear deltoid msucles which strengthen and stabilise the shoulder blade in good posture.

There are many postural exercises combined with hands on Chiropractic care in Brightons Core Chiropractic to help treat pain and prevent reoccurance in the future.

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Staff at Core Chiropractic Brighton

We welcome a new member of staff at Core Chiropractic Brighton and his name is Jeffrey.

He works behind the front desk here at the moment however if you do call and find there is no-body to talk to then please leave a message and we will get back you ASAP


Core Chiropractic Team

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World Spine Day 2016

Straighten up on world spine day

Core Chiropractic is urging people to pay attention to their posture and straighten up this World Spine Day (October 16th) by following a few simple steps.

Recent research from the British Chiropractic Association found that over half of south east England (52%) who have suffered from back or neck pain believe poor posture triggers it. However, having and maintaining a good posture can help to keep back pain at bay.

Many people don’t realise that a straight spine is more achievable than they think, and incorporating just a few small changes into our daily routines can make a huge difference to back health.

Core Chiropractic has compiled a number of simple tips to improve posture and protect against back pain.

  • Get up, stand up. Inactivity is a leading cause of back pain. If you spend most of your day sitting, make sure that you take regular breaks, ideally every 20-30 minutes. Stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little.
  • Stretch it out. If you struggle to get away from your seat at work, simple activities such as stretching and shoulder shrugging and even simply fidgeting in your seat can all help to keep your back in line.
  • Keep moving. Exercise is key to a healthy back, however you don’t need to embark on any extreme fitness regimes. Adding just a few extra minutes of walking a day can have a huge impact on your posture.
  • Straighten Up. Try incorporating some simple exercises into your daily routine. The BCA has developed – Straighten Up UK – a series of simple exercises designed to improve posture and help prevent back pain by promoting balance, strength and flexibility in the spine. You can find these via the BCA website on
  • Spot your side profile. Paying closer attention to your body’s side profile can help you recognise back or neck pain triggers. People who want to improve their posture should try imagining they have a plumb line hanging straight from their ears to ankles – with everything in the middle sitting on the same line.One way to do this is to try standing in a relaxed way and then gently contracting the abdominal muscles

Matthew Bateman comments: “As modern lifestyles put increasing amounts of strain on our backs and necks it’s becoming even more important for people to take proactive measures to protect their back health.

“Prevention is always better than cure, so this World Spine Day we want to encourage people to straighten up, and incorporate simple steps into their daily routine to maintain a healthy posture. For example, people are often surprised at the positive impact that simply ensuring you take regular breaks when sitting for long periods of time, or walking regularly can have on your back.” 

For more information on how to maintain a healthy posture and avoid triggering neck and back pain, visit

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Low Back Exercises for the Office

Low back exercises for the office include thhe pelvic tilt which can be done in the chair as well as the knee – chest stretch which both move the pelvis  and low back joints.

These help keep the back mobile if you are subject to sitting all day in the chair at work.

Obviously the best movement is always to get up and move around and walk in the office however these gwo exercises will help when seated also

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Hip Flexibility Stretches – Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman demonstrates

Hip Flexibility Stretches can effect your chances of developing low back pain. Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman helps explain how to improve your hip flexibility with two simple stretches.

These stretches help you improve your hip flexion which is important when bending forward and squatting. But also hip extension which is very important when walking to prevent over arching in the low back and pelvis.

Brighton Chiropractor Matt Bateman explains two fantastic stretches that can help you improve your flexibility. If these have been prescribed to you then watch the form careully and do not complete if painfull at all.If either cause back pain or  leg pain then consult the clinic and book in for a free consultation TODAY ON 01273 933170

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Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman Healthy Eating makes you Happy

The Core Essentials to Health is the latest collumn written by Brighton Chiropractor Matthew Bateman and to read the full story please follow below:

Healthy Eating Keeps Your Happy

There are many diets in the media, it is difficult to know which FAD to listen to. Nutrition should not just be about weight loss as we should all know the affects of our food has on us. People who have decreased brain function, regular illness or chronic pain may be dehydrated, eating low energy foods or eating too many inflammatory foods such as red meat, refined sugars or processed foods.

A common piece of advice I give to patients is to drink more water. People who are properly hydrated are less susceptible to headaches, muscle pain and have better brain function. See how you feel if you drink 2 – 2.5 litres of water daily.( But think about when you are drinking water.)( You dehydrate during the night by exhaling water vapor and sweating and then morning caffeine makes you more dehydrated hence you can swap your morning coffee or tea for a lemon water or herbal tea to rehydrate as early as possible. This can help your brain function, mobility and digestive system for the rest of the day. Ignore some of the FADs and make small changes to your diet and see what works for us.

When diet is combined with physical fitness and psychological happiness you can make changes in your overall health. Combining the three allows you to balance a good level of health if you know you are going to have a stressful week and cannot make the gym then you need to be strict with your diet. However if you have been segregating your stress levels, completing consistent exercise then feel free to enjoy a steak and vino with your family.


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The Core Essentials to Health – Fit Exercise into you Life

Core Chiropractic Chiropractor Matthew Bateman has written another column for the Brighton and Hove Independent in the column The Core Essentials to Health

This month he has focused on the how exercise is beneficial with tips how  to stick to exercise as a consistent goal in your life.

The full article is below, however for more hints and tips how to live a healthy lifestyle then please follow through this link for the latest news

The Core Health Essentials to Health

With Dr Matthew Bateman (Doctor of Chiropractic)

Welcome to the Core Essentials to Health column. Last month’s column covered psychological stress and this month’s column focuses on my favourite, physical wellbeing.

Very simple levels such as 20 minutes of active exercise daily can make you 50% less likely to have diabetes, 30% less chance of heart disease and 30% less likely to suffer from depression or dementia. So obviously even low levels of exercise not only helps us physically but also mentally. Sticking to long term exercise is a problem that I see in my patients regularly. You need goals that are achievable for you and then enjoy fulfilling them. Goals can be as simple as walking the dog daily or tough as running a marathon, it must fit around your current lifestyle so you can plan it at the beginning of the week and execute it by the end. You goal can be integrated into your current schedule like walking your children to school or even going to the gym in your lunch hour. The key aspect is to then celebrate your goal! Tell people about your achievement and then set a new goal. My wife ran the Brighton Marathon but after race day, her running stopped. So now she has set another goal of a 12 week fitness plan and is enjoying executing her new goals. Don’t make excuses, remember the satisfaction after going to the gym, walking to dog or swimming and make that feeling a priority in your life.

Combined exercise, psychological happiness and nutrition can help you to be healthier and happier. Next month you can learn simple easy methods to introduce new and fun healthy eating to your lifestyle.

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