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April 2010

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AECC supports Chiropractic Awareness Week

April 13, 2010 — The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) is supporting the theme of this year’s Chiropractic Awareness Week, April 12-13, 2010, encouraging the nation to take better care of its posture.

Posture refers to the alignment and positioning of our body and plays a crucial role in our overall wellbeing, from the energy we need to breathe to reducing headaches and neck pain while we work.

Good posture ensures that the distribution of gravitational force throughout the body is balanced and that we are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA), the

organizers of Chiropractic Awareness Week, has released a number of simple tips on how posture can be improved, such as:

• Try to relax when you are sitting in a chair. Make sure you have your bottom against the seat back and your shoulder blades are touching the back rest of the chair. If leaning forward your spine should be straight and the natural curves maintained.

Avoid stiffness by doing shoulder shrugs, buttock clenches and foot circles (more information on those exercises can be found at www.straightenupuk.org).

• If using a laptop, don’t sit in the same position for long periods as you are looking down on to the screen. Rest the laptop on a table, not on your lap, arms should be flat and your elbows level with the desk.

• Muscles and joints are designed for movement so. Regular walking will help improve muscle tone, circulation, and posture.

There are a number of factors, which can cause poor posture, including stress, fatigue, pre-existing musculoskeletal problems, unsupportive footwear and being physically unfit. Another issue can be the type of bag we use.

Source: Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, www.aecc.ac.uk

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2011-01-23 11:51:35
Name: Josh

Location: Singapore
Unsubstantiated claims that cannot be proved by scientific inquiry should not be allowed to be propagated as truth and allow perpetuators to profit from such claims. Furthermore, suing people who are brave enough to expose your lack of evidence, can only serve to damage your reputation even more. If you truly care about your patients, please demonstrate that your services do work significantly based on statistics not individual testimonials.

2010-04-16 18:22:41
Name: Pete Marshall

Location: Birmingham
Here's hoping that the awareness of how stupid it is to try and silence your critics by suing them sinks in when you are (hopefully)bankrupted by the bill for costs.

2010-04-16 11:30:26
Name: Chris Jackson

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Who at the BCA thought that the 15 April press release was a smart piece of PR?

The BCA has been made to look like fools, not vindicated, not even remotely. Scientific evidence is not on your side. You can't pretend to be a scientific discipline, then opt for legal defence over scientific defence when the going gets tough.

Repayment of SIngh's costs is the least you can do.

2010-04-16 06:16:47
Name: Michael Kingsford Gray

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
What a marvelous way to start Chiropractic Awareness Weak with the realisation by the British Chiropractic Association that their ill-concieved case against Simon Singh was a GIGANTIC mistake.
Were I a Chiroprator, and financial member of this benighted association, I would be SUING the BCA for bringing my business into utter disrepute!

2010-04-15 20:13:13
Name: Phil

Location: S13
Simon Singh


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