The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

Are you still doing your stretches? by louisehampton

This is something I ask my patients all the time but for busy mums it is also extremely important. A lot of our exercise comes from running after the children and walking to the park etc which is great but it is so important to do stretches and especially pelvic floor exercises as well.

Here’s a reminder of some of the best exercises to do:

Lying on your back try bringing one leg towards your chest and hold the stretch for 10 seconds. Repeat with the other leg. If you find this easy then try bringing both legs up together towards your chest.

On all four’s gently arch your back up and then down to stretch.

Then lean back onto your heels

Pelvic floor exercises – sucking in the bottom of your tummy and clenching down below. Hold for 30 seconds or as long as you can.

With all these exercises they should be done very gently and if you experience any pain stop and consult someone like a Chiropractor for advice.

I am a chiropractor in Hertfordshire working from a clinic on Buntingford High Street. I offer free consultations so people can see if Chiropractic would be able to help them.

If you are local to the area why not give us a call on 01763 878087. We have weekend and evening appointments and are registered with the BCA and GCC.


She’s on the move!! by louisehampton
October 6, 2011, 7:37 pm
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This week Zara has just started to crawl, well more of a shuffle but she is getting herself across the room and she has only just turned 7 months!

The good news is I don’t have to carry and hold her so much now so that is definietly helping my back which was starting to hurt as she is getting so heavy.

Zara also seems more content as she can now reach the toys she wants to play with. I just have to watch what is on the floor as Toby has lots of little toys.

In other news last week I had an open day at my Chiropractic Clinic to raise money for Isabel Hospice a local cancer charity. We raised £236 which was great. It was lovely to see lots of friendly faces and to celebrate the clinic’s 4th birthday and surviving the recession!

Going back to work has been hard leaving the kids but it is great to have some time to be myself. The children go to a local childminder who is wonderful and on a wednesday even baths the kids and puts them to bed! Its so nice coming home to two sleeping children.