ACTiV8 – In a Nutshell

A lot of people come in to see us because of pains and an inability to function normally. When it comes to effective healing strategies, a mechanical approach can work well, but it is not the best solution on its own. It’s now known, and well researched, that pain and dysfunction are complex and multifactorial. Here at Spinal Care Clinics, we aim to help you accomplish a better quality of life for the long term… and so, we give you ACTiV8!


It takes approximately 66 days (or 8 weeks) to build a new habit.

So this is the reason for the time frame. It’s not a short term change, but a long term lifestyle change to create your new ’normal’. Habits are defined as a ‘settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up’.


The role of chronic disease

Chronic disease is highly prevalent in our society. It’s extremely hard to find someone who has never been affected by it – whether personally or friends or family who have. By chronic disease, we mean examples such as type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease or even some forms of cancer. 
Something that is not stressed enough is that it is possible for these diseases to be eradicated, merely by altering lifestyle choices in the right way. Unfortunately, the ‘norms’ of society, the media etc are not conducive to this notion… and so bad habits are therefore able to persist. Bad habits are ‘silent killers’ in that it’s their accumulation which causes high blood pressure, insulin resistance and chronic inflammatory state in the body. This can go on for years (in silence) before symptoms become noticeable and the diagnosis is made. 
The lifestyle that creates chronic diseases also creates pain, disability and dysfunction. It’s wonderful to see the results of those with pain and dysfunction improve and become able again with Chiropractic care. However, there are those who can go much further with appropriate coaching on the principles of a true wellness lifestyle. 

If a patient with low back pain also has low energy, how likely are they to exercise and move their bodies well? If they do not exercise and move their bodies well for the long term, how likely are they to continue experiencing pain and dysfunction?


There are 5 main pillars for ACTiV8

Each have a fundamental role in combatting chronic disease. Together they form a winning combination. 


So if you’re looking to start your journey to wellness, we can help you do it the right way. Firstly we would like to offer you a no obligation free chat about what ACTiV8 can do for you. 


Call us to find out more about ACTiV8

01277 205746


Just have a look at some examples of people who have turned their lives around with ACTiV8. Just imagine how you can transform your life with our dedicated support.
Get in touch to find out what ACTiV8 can do for YOU!

What does ACTiV8 involve and how does it work? 


Let’s take a look at the elements in more detail:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care manages and helps spinal dysfunction and the functioning of the nervous system.

Not only can Chiropractic adjustments  help relieve symptoms, it helps ‘turn the power back on’ and improve the working of the nervous system..


Sports Massage

Regular sports massage to help improve muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion, and therefore reduce chances of injury. Further benefits include increased blood circulation, reduce recovery time, promote rapid removal of toxins as well as psychological benefits in soothing and reducing anxiety.


Personal Training

Focussing on the three key areas; strength, mobility and cardiovascular fitness.

Our trainers will support your progression in these areas to improve fitness, posture and function.


Stress Management

Otherwise known as guidance on meditation. There is a huge mind-body link when it comes to healing… that’s why placebos work! Addressing stress and anxiety greatly improves outcomes by managing stress hormones, reduce muscular tension associated with stress, and allowing other normal functions of the body that are shut down or dampened by the fight and flight response.


Nutritional Support

Last but certainly not least: Your chemical state is fundamental to your health. The goal is to improve body fat and visceral fat, reduce spikes in sugar levels to reduce or prevent insulin resistance, reduce inflammation in the body and improve energy levels… or put simply, to allow your body to heal!



The power of these elements alone is good, but when combined, the potential for optimal health is massive.




In conclusion:

We believe the more time you spend with your health and wellness doctor, the less time you will spend with your GP. So the best thing you can do for yourself is to focus on your wellness and what better to start a new wellness journey than with the full support of a totally integrated wellness program, designed specifically for you! 


Call us to find out more about ACTiV8

01277 205746

Give us 8 weeks and we’ll change the rest of your life. 



Article is written by  Dr Penny Clark D.C Chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinics
Dr Penny believes in addressing key aspects of lifestyle to help reach your optimum health potential.
She enjoys running with her dog, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Crossfit and Yoga.

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