October 3, 2022
Bounce Back with Bridgeham this autumn!
Hello! We hope you're well. I expect like us you're wondering where this year has gone.
October is possibly the most beautiful month of every year. From the beginning of the famous 'sweater weather', to the change of colours in leaves, the beginning of everything Halloween, all the way to the influx of pumpkin spice, bringing joy and happiness to October.
Find out more about the services we offer and how we can support your wellbeing goals this autumn!
Keep reading to find out more...
BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK!
If you've been putting up with back pain don't suffer in silence!
Back pain has existed since the beginning of time. Almost all of us go through it at some point in our lives. It can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition. This is why it’s extremely important to address how we can better manage this pain and discomfort to lead a better quality of life.
Bridgeham aims to provide practical as well as emotional support to people living with back pain whether it’s due to wear and tear, injury, musculoskeletal disorders such as scoliosis, spina bifida, and arthritis, or other serious underlying health conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease or cancer.
Our Broken to Brilliant® pathway uses a multi-disciplinary approach to back pain and uses the protocols of neutralise, stabilise, and mobilise. This allows us to plan a treatment pathway for a successful outcome for each patient.
If you would like to know more, you can book a FREE 15-minute assessment with one of our osteopaths.
Check out our schedules and book an appointment here.
BONE JOINT AWARENESS!
Taking care of your bones and joints health is essential to maintain mobility and prevent injury. Multiple reasons can trigger bone and joint-related illnesses and pain.
Awareness and taking note of the essential nutrients are important for bone and joint health.
Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is just one way to achieve this. To find out more about nutrition click here.
If you wish to book a free 15-minute initial telephone consultation with Birgitta, our Nutritionist, call our lovely reception team.
We also have a range of classes specifically suited for bone and joint mobility. Buff Bones and Back Care classes on Tues/Thurs at 9.30 am and/or Beginners Pilates
classes on Wed at 9.15 am or 5.45 pm. Here is what Ms. W said about her experience:
“I really enjoy my Buff bones Pilates class with Jo. She is extremely caring and understands my osteoporosis problems as she does with other members of the class. I like that she asks every member of the class every week how their problems have been. I feel I am getting fitter and am aware of my problems now and know what I can and cannot do. We do lots of strengthening exercises which I feel I’m benefiting from. I would have no hesitation in recommending the class to anyone who has osteopenia or osteoporosis.”
Click here to book your class.
Preparation time: Less than 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour
Dietary - Vegetarian You need to have this delightfully warming pumpkin soup in your little black book of dinners. Serve with a swirl of cream if you want to be naughty!
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 bay leaf 25g/ 1oz unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium pumpkin (prepared weight about 850g/1lb 14oz) deseeded and roughly chopped
1 medium-sized floury potato, such as Maris Piper, roughly chopped
1 litre/1¾ pint vegetable or chicken stock, a little extra may be needed
100ml/3½fl oz double cream
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Put the onion, carrots, garlic, bay leaf, butter and half the olive oil into a large pan. Cook over a low–medium heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender but not coloured.
- Add the squash and potato, mix to combine and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Pour in the stock, season well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, half cover the pan with a lid and continue to cook for about 40 minutes until the squash is really tender when tested with the point of a knife.
- Pick out the bay leaf and blend the soup until smooth using a stick blender.
- Add the cream and a little more stock if the soup is on the thick side, taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper as required.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the pumpkin seeds and fry quickly until the seeds start to pop. Remove from the pan.
- Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with a swirl of cream and the toasted pumpkin seeds.
We're sure you will all join us in wishing Sonia the very best for the future, who will, unfortunately, be leaving us at the end of September. We are going to miss her terribly and her amazing skills. Sonia wanted us to pass on these words:
"As I literally fly the Bridgeham nest! What can I say it’s been an absolute pleasure to work here. The whole Bridgeham family is brilliant and wonderful to work with, every day is a fun experience and I certainly go home with a smile! Thank you to all the team and customers who’ve made my Bridgeham journey an experience to remember, I will miss you all, and thanks for having me" 😊
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! September is going to be a busy month so keep your eyes peeled for more information on:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- World Menopause Month
- World Mental Health Day
- World Osteoporosis Week
- Allied Health Professionals Day
- National Work Life Week
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 Ms. F said about her Bridgeham experience:
“I saw Saif Abbasi for an emergency appointment and couldn’t have had a better result! For the first time in many years of seeing different practitioners, I was pain-free in my lower back - bliss! Saif used a combination of osteopathy and needling which was very successful. He is professional and knowledgeably answered my questions and went on to take the time to find and explain a visual presentation of the problem I have, that I’ve struggled to understand, in a way that finally made sense. Also, he works on a Saturday which is a huge plus when you have other commitments in the week.
I would definitely recommend Saif. “
If you haven't already given us a testimonial then why not write one on Google, Facebook, or by email. You too could then be in with a chance to win a £50 treatment voucher!
See you in the clinic or online soon…you’ve got to be in it to win it!