Backcare Awareness Week October 8th-12th 2012

The charity Backcare has launched “Builder’s Back Pain”, a new campaign during BackCare Awareness Week.  This focusses on the construction industry, which generates 30,000 new back injuries every year.
Back pain doesn’t kill, it tortures – destroying lives and livelihoods; it accounts for half of all chronic pain and is the leading cause of sickness absence from work.
The financial burden of back pain is enormous; EVERY DAY it costs the NHS £1.3 million, EVERY DAY it costs £13 million in Disability Benefits, and EVERY DAY it costs the UK Economy £37 million. That’s a staggering £19 BILLION every year!
Here at Hayes Chiropractic we will be supporting this initiative by offering our free 15 minute advisory consultations to see whether or not chiropractic would be able to assist in your recovery.

Treating the Kenyan Olympic Team pays off

Inspired by treating Kenyan 2012 Olympians Chiropractor Jake Hayes qualified for the 2013 AAA UK marathon championships.  Jake ran a 2 hour 41 minute personal best this weekend at the 2012 MBNA Chester Marathon beating the qualifying mark by 4 minutes. The AAA championship is held in conjunction with the Virgin London Marathon, to qualify athletes have to run a full marathon under 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Healthy Living Zone at Bristol Half Marathon 2012

The guys from Hengrove Park Leisure Centre have a stand at the Bristol Half Marathon giving advice and information on the Healthy Living Zone membership packages and offering sports massages too for the runners – no doubt they will be busy!  Feel free to pick up infromation on the services they offer including Hayes Chiropractic, look forward to seeing you there.

Bristol Half Marathon coming soon…

Good luck to all those of you training for the Bristol Half Marathon – I thinked I bumped into half the field running the Avon gorge towpath on sunday morning.  The big day is almost here and now is time to taper your schedule, in other words the hard work is done now its time to recover from those miles of training and regain your strength ready for 13.1miles of fun on September 30th.  See you all there!

London 2012 Athletes use Hayes Chiropractic!

Hayes Chiropractic had the privilege to meet and treat members of the visiting Kenyan Olympic Team who were training in Bristol prior to the London 2012 Olympics.  Chiropractor Jake Hayes worked alongside the Kenyan Olympic Medical team of doctors, physiotherapists and osteopath to help the athletes prepare for their events.  Jake commented ‘as a runner myself I thought the closest I would get to Kenyan athletes was to be with them and 30000 other runners at the start line of the Virgin London Marathon, so to be able to help them on an individual basis here in Bristol was a real honour!’