August 1, 2023
Hello, August! The eighth month of the year has arrived, and it feels like our last chance at summer!
Fewer rainy days means more sunshine (with a bit of luck) to give us a good dose of Vitamin D — builder of strong bones and teeth and fabulous hair. Sunshine also boosts our serotonin levels, which makes us happier, so bring on the sunshine!!!
For some, August is a time for family relaxation, and is the last full month of fun before the regular work and school schedule kicks back in.
We hope that August can be an opportunity to follow your passions. Have fun, enjoy your free time, be adventurous and be creative.
See how Team Bridgeham can help you enjoy your time!
Keep reading to find out more...
BRIDGEHAM IS 30!
Bridgeham is celebrating 30 years this year and we would like to thank all our patients for their loyalty and support.
Trevor and Jo have recorded a little video talking about their passion for what they do and their journey so far. Click here to see their video.
We had a celebratory coffee morning on the 25th of July with amazing cake courtesy of our star baker, Mary. The event was attended by some of our wonderful Pilates group class ladies and gents, as well as Ian Wilkins from Crawley Open House together with Steve Sawyer and Clare Silva from Manor Royal BID.
We would love to hear memories from you lovely patients who have been coming to Bridgeham and there is a memory book in the reception area for this when you are next in clinic.
PHYSIOTHERAPY AT BRIDGEHAM
We are delighted to welcome Alistair Schofield to Bridgeham as a Physiotherapist. Alistair has been a patient at Bridgeham since early childhood and has now returned to Bridgeham as a practitioner.
He will use physiotherapy and exercise prescription to help patients achieve individual goals without the use of manipulations.
Physiotherapy can be useful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions.
Alistair will be working on Thursdays and Fridays from the 10th of August. For more details, or to book a free 15-minute consultation with Alistair, please call our admin angels on 01293 542245, or you can book via our website.
KNEE PAIN by Emma Newlyn
Knee pain exists due to a plethora of causes, from osteoarthritis to an injury, to inflammatory issues like rheumatoid arthritis. One of the most common knee-related issues I’ve come across in the last few months at Bridgeham however, is idiopathic knee pain – otherwise known as knee pain with an unknown specific cause.
When this happens.... to continue reading click here!
If any of Emma's top tip recommendations resonate with you and your knees, or you know your knees are not coping well, then book in for a 1:1 Pilates session to learn about your leg tracking and how to get the most out of your knees in your everyday actions. Call our admin angels on 01293 542245.
'Crawlifornia' is a term used by airline crew when they have stayed in the town during layovers, and we've affectionately adopted the name for a Summer of activities in the town centre.
Throughout the summer on "Wellness Wednesdays" #Bridgehamclinic are going to be supporting this great event. We will have a stand from 12.00 noon- 3.00 pm demonstrating our various services from free Osteopathy assessments, massage, acupuncture and Pilates.
Why not take the opportunity to join in a free 20 minute chair class and potential picnic together, to share your Bridgeham results and positivity with potential new Bridgeham clients and of course you can ask the attending Bridgeham practitioners questions about your movement and well-being health too!
See all the activities here. Why not take a trip to Crawley town centre this Summer!
HEALTH & NUTRITION COACHING
Emma Newlyn is now offering Health & Nutrition Coaching at Bridgeham. Appointments can be online or in person, by arrangement. Emma will advise on foods and nutritional aspects such as specific nutrients and supplements, as well as giving recipes and meal plan recommendations. She focuses on lifestyle practices that are often incredibly effective, such as stress management techniques, sleep hygiene and exercise as well as nutrition.
Emma's introductory offers are:
£70 for an initial 60-minute consultation
£50 for a 30-minute follow up consultation
She is offering a package of six 60-minute sessions within a 3-month timescale, for £370 (online) or £400 in person
To request a call back from Emma, please call our admin angels on 01293 542245 and they will pass your details to Emma.
BBQ SUMMER RECIPES!
Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Many shop-bought salad dressings are high in sugar, preservatives, additives, and ingredients your body doesn’t want you to eat! That’s why having a healthy go-to salad dressing is key to making your meals more beneficial. This healthy dressing is full of good fats and fresh herbs, to help you obtain even more benefits from your salad.
Chickpea & Cumin Burgers
High in plant-based fibre and protein, as well as bloat-reducing cumin, these burgers are a tasty vegan alternative, without additives or processed ingredients. Make them ahead of time so you can simply pop them on the BBQ when you’re ready.
Click here to get the full recipes and instructions.
Enjoy - if you give it a go we would love to see some pictures!
WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY
If your feet are looking less than toe-tally fantastic then Janine is here to help! She is in the clinic every Monday and Tuesday - miraculous feet are her speciality!
Book your appointment online, via the app or by calling our admin angels on 01293 542245.
NEW CLASS STARTING SEPTEMBER
To Help You Connect Better to Your Core and Pelvic Floor
How do you strengthen your Pelvic Floor? Watch Lindsay's video here
When I first started strengthening my pelvic floor after getting my Pelvic Organ Prolapse diagnosis, I realised that it was much more than just Kegel’s. Below are the 7 areas of focus for a gold standard pelvic floor:
- The pelvic floor itself - learn to contract and release so that it’s dynamic in function
- Posture and alignment - stack your bones and improve your posture
- Diaphragm and breathing patterns - master diaphragmatic breathing pattern
- Core pressure regulation - discover if you are actually squashing your core
- Glutes - find your strong and dynamic booty
- Hips - integrate happy hips that move well
- Feet & Jaw - who knew the feet and jaw connect to the core and floor?
**This class will appeal to pre and post pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause**
If using your pelvic floor seems really overwhelming, sign up for this 6-week course, to make it simple and achievable. Details below:
12Sep - 17Oct (6 weeks initially)
Tuesday 1230 - 1320
Special offer of £72.00 if you sign up before Tuesday 29th August
Contact the clinic on 01293 542245 to book this class.
NEW BEGINNERS PILATES CLASS
Do you struggle with everyday functions such as getting out of bed, putting your shoes on, emptying the washing machine, getting in the car or on the bus? Then this NEW Pilates class is the right one for you.
Katy will teach you which exercises will help you with your daily functions to avoid pain/strain and help you achieve your goal of coping with daily routines.
The class will run every Thursday starting from the 7th September onwards at 10.45-11.45.
If you are interested in joining the class, or if you know someone who would benefit from it, please contact our amazing admin angels on 01293 542245.
If you are not sure whether this is the right class for you, Katy can see you for a 15-minute introduction to the class and you get your first class free (if you haven’t already done classes at Bridgeham).
Oh, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled over on social media channels too!
We post daily with clinic updates, interesting articles and MUCH more! August is going to be a busy month so keep your eyes peeled for more information on:
- National Allotment Week
- Left Handers Day
- Relaxation Day`
- Breastfeeding Awareness Week
- Cycle To Work Day
- National Dog Day
If you've liked our Facebook page & not seeing many of our posts, make sure you check out our recent video with some top tips to see more!
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Testimonial Prize Draw Winner!
Here is what Mrs. S said about her Bridgeham experience:
"I have had chronic neck and jaw pain for years. Having tried numerous physios, acupuncturists etc I was ready to give up. My sister recommended Selena for acupuncture and Emily for osteopath treatment at the Bridgeham Clinic. These ladies are very welcoming, easy to talk to and very good at what they do. For the first time I can feel my body healing! I would highly recommend them for a relaxing and professional treatment.
I have a scar from 2 previous surgeries to repair a broken collar bone as a result of a horse-riding accident 20 years previously. I had undergone physiotherapy and deep tissue massage numerous times, but still had reduced and abnormal sensation to the skin around the scar, and a sharp tearing pain when it was touched. I was also reluctant to touch the scar as there were a lot of negative feelings associated with the scar from the trauma and surgeries.
My sister recommended trying acupuncture with Selena at the Bridgeham Clinic. Selena was lovely, she listened to all my physical and emotional problems and talked me through what could help. The needles were a little uncomfortable around the scar tissue, but after a few sessions this improved a lot. The skin moved more freely around the scar tissue and the sharp pain was gone. The numbness went and it felt normal to run my hand over it. Not only was it feeling better, but the appearance was less prominent as well. I would highly recommend Selena if you have any troublesome scar tissue!".
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