May newsletter - cycling and chiropractic
Tony supports cyclist on the road to success
Healthcare 2000 Clinics' chiropractor Tony Honeker has spent some of his free time over the past year helping a Bristol cyclist perform to her best ability and avoid any unnecessary injuries.
Tony, who works in our Chippenham and Wingfield clinics, and runs his own clinic in Paulton, Somerset, has been treating Keynsham cyclist Beth Taylor, 18, for more than 12 months and the Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club (BOBC CC) Podium Ambition cyclist couldn’t be more pleased about the effect that chiropractic has had on her performance and health. "Chiropractic has helped me massively as I used to suffer with pain in my hips and knees but after having the treatment I can do more training and not have any trouble from niggly pains,” she explains. “It has also taught me which stretches help certain muscles so that I can stretch properly afterwards.”
Beth, who is dreaming of racing for Britain one day at events such as The Commonwealth Games and The Olympics, started cycling when she was about eight years old but properly got into the sport after she did a track session at Newport velodrome in Wales, aged 11. Earlier this year she was named as one of BOBC Cycling Club's six scholarship riders and she couldn't be more excited about this opportunity. She said, “I joined to work in the friendly environment that has been created and have the benefit of riding with top class riders I see as role models. The pathway is a great idea to bring more riders through to professional level at a pace that is right for the individual.”
Before going to see Tony, she had only vaguely heard of chiropractic but wasn’t aware of the benefits and positive impact it could have on an athlete. She started to research it and found lots of positive feedback from fellow athletes. "Even the first session helped massively as Tony and I spoke about the typical trigger points of pains in cyclists and we found I had a weakness in one of my legs which has now been sorted out and my strength feels like it has greatly improved. We also spoke about sports nutrition and how I could improve my diet and the effects of these changes have been surprisingly big."
Health talk with a cycling focus
Healthcare 2000 Clinics are hosting a free chiropractic health talk next month to inform local cycling enthusiasts about how chiropractic can be used to prevent biking-related injuries. On the night there will also be free spinal checks available. The talk will take place on Wednesday 1 June at our Chippenham Clinic, which is based at the Hathaway Surgery on New Road. Doors will open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. If you know someone who is into cycling and could benefit from attending the event, please feel free to share this information with them. Early booking is recommended. Please call 0800 1244417 for further information.
Win a chiropractic treatment!
Be in with the chance of winning a discounted chiropractor visit (50% off) for someone that you care about by answering the question below and emailing us your answer by Friday 27 May at the latest. The winner will be randomly selected through a draw.
Where was cyclist Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins born? Please email your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org