Beautiful Morning at Falmouth Marina yesterday (home of LivingRoom Chiropractic)

Falmouth Marina 

Falmouth Marina 

Today it's raining, but yesterday... 

Beautiful Falmouth Marina a great environment to be as a Chiropractor @ LivingRoom, great Staff at Premier Marina's, Marina bar upstairs, free parking for clients, Cutting Edge hairdressers if you need a trim, Ancasta yacht sales when you are buying your first yacht and much much more...

Come down and check it out! 

Dem Bones, Dem Bones

A lot of bones moving through space and time... 

A lot of bones moving through space and time... 

Q: So what positions and moves all those bones in synchrony? 

A: Your muscle system. 

Q: So what makes your muscles move your joints?

A: Your nerves. 

Every muscle in your body is connected to a nerve that feeds back information to your brain about tone and stretch and position. This is how your brain builds up a picture of what is happening to you in space and time. The quality and clarity of this feed back determines the quality and clarity of feed back to the muscles, like a loop or a circuit. The better the feedback the better the movement patterns, efficiency and performance of your muscles, your joints and your body. 

Your network of nerves connects to every square centimetre of your body. Every sq. cm. of YOU is connected to a nerve that feeds up to a trunk of nerves that enter the spine in between each vertebra and then the enter the spinal cord and on up to the brain. 

That is why Chiropractors focus on how the spine works because we want the connection between you, your nerves and your brain to be as clear as possible. A spine that doesn't work as well as it should can confuse the nerve communication up to the brain and back down again. 

The clearer the nerve communication throughout YOU the better you work, the better you heal, the closer you are to your full potential and the less injuries and ware and tear you will accumulate over time. 

We are made of many things that are made of many cells but every cell, every organ is connected to the one under your hat (your brain). 


Both of these sitting postures are poor. 

Both of these sitting postures are poor. 

It is rarely the accident or the unusual lift that causes problems but your daily grind or habits that are the cause. 

If you watch most 5 year olds they bend and squat like olympic weightlifters; they have perfect form. As soon as we force our children to sit for long enough they start to loose those natural movement patterns and bend, lift and sit abnormally (like most adults). 

Anterior Head Carriage


It's better to be inspired by great posture, great health, feeling well than to wait until you are desperate for help to correct an established problem caused by an established habit. 

Try to lead by example and inspire others to choose different daily habits. Come to see your Chiropractor for inspiration, not through desperation. 

Inspiring Posture 

Inspiring Posture 

Link between your Gut, your Vagus nerve and the incidence of Parkinson's Disease

The marvellous Vagus Nerve 

The marvellous Vagus Nerve 

There was an interesting Danish study recently published that suggested a significant association between gut function and the incidence of Parkinson's Disease. The study found that those people who had had their vagus nerve severed in the past had a significantly lower incidence of developing the disease. 

This may suggest a possible link between gut health and resultant pathological effects on the brain. Further evidence that you should consider the health of your gut and indeed the type of bacteria that lives within it (your 'microbiome') as of the utmost importance to your general health and longevity. 


Bulletproof Coffee back in stock at LivingRoom Chiropractic Cornwall

Mmmmm Bulletproof Coffee - clean, stimulates you and tastes great 

Mmmmm Bulletproof Coffee - clean, stimulates you and tastes great 

I use Bulletproof Coffee most mornings blended with MCT oil and grass fed butter to keep me in fat burning until lunchtime. Tastes great, makes me feel great and the evidence for the benefits of Ketosis and fasting with exogenous ketones is growing. 

Complimentary Initial Examination for Children (under 18 yoa)

LivingRoom Chiro Kids

Our children are our future and at LivingRoom we think it's really important that as many children are checked in order so that any spinal dysfunction can be addressed as soon as possible. 

Call 01326 617290 or book online

Modern Healthcare - a decidedly average approach. Chiropractic an Individual approach.

Individual Care

The Actor Christopher Waltz was interviewed recently in the run up to the release of the latest James Bond Movie, Spectre. In that interview he commented on judgements made by the film industry about its audience. 

Waltz said that Carl Jung once claimed that if you collected a sample of 1,000 pebbles, you could calculate the average weight of a pebble on the beach. And yet the chances of finding a pebble that matches that weight is about a million to one. 

Waltz loves this analogy. "You cannot reach a generality," he says, "And you cannot reach an individual through generalities." 

I think that this analogy has implications for national healthcare systems that are developed by economists and influenced by endless statistics. This approach then accounts for the mean or average patient more than the individual. This leads to a generalised drug administration and care protocols. 

Chiropractic has a different approach. It does not generalise, it does not base its care protocols on a mean or a typical diagnosis; it allows everyone to be an individual. Care is not standardised between people, not even between visits. You as an individual get what you need each time you visit the Chiropractor on that particular day. 

What is Sciatica? How can Chiropractic help?

Sciatica often originates in the Spine

Sciatica often originates in the Spine

As you can see from the diagram above true sciatica more often than not originates in the spine. Your sciatic nerve is made up of a number of spinal nerves that descend together down the leg. Irritation of any of these spinal nerves can cause irritation and symptoms in the sciatic nerve.  

Your spinal joints lie just behind your main nerves that exit through the spine. If your joints are unhappy they can become inflamed and irritate the nerve, this can affect the ability of your brain to receive vital messages from your leg and to send vital messages down the nerve to your leg. Nerve irritation can also give you sciatic pain which can go along the length of the sciatic nerve all the way to your foot. 

If you spinal joints have been dysfunctional for some time this can lead to stress on your spinal discs which can in turn can make a disc injury more likely. Your spinal disc sits directly in front of the major nerve that exits from the spine. So just like joint inflammation, disc inflammation can cause irritation to your spinal nerves and then your sciatic nerve. Disc injuries can be very small (annular tear) or more significant (full prolapse) but either way they can irritate the spinal nerves depending on how much inflammation occurs. 

Therefore in order to help you with your sciatic nerve pain we often need to reduce the irritation and inflammation in and around the spinal nerves that go on to make up the Sciatic nerve. This means we have to address any dysfunction in the joints and discs of the spine. If the spine is happier, the nerves that exit the spine will be happier, inflammation will decrease and so will your nerve pain. The key is finding the cause of the irritation (often the spinal joints) and not just attempting to treat the symptoms.  

As Chiropractors we aim to improve the function of the unhappy spinal joints by the application gentle and specific hands on techniques called Chiropractic Adjustments which stimulate normal nerve reflexes local to the spinal joints and allow the joints to function better and to begin healing. 

Happy joints = happy nerves = happy body = happy brain 


OCTOBER 2015 is Friends and Family Month: First Visit is only £15 (normally £40)

Disclaimer : none of the machines illustrated are used in LivingRoom or recommended by Simon Finemore DC. Any tests carried out during your first visit are not represented in this illustration. 

Disclaimer : none of the machines illustrated are used in LivingRoom or recommended by Simon Finemore DC. Any tests carried out during your first visit are not represented in this illustration. 

During October you can book in your friends and family for an initial consultation with Simon for only £15.

You can find out if you have any problems that we can help you with and how we would go about that (consultation takes about 45mins). 

LED lights only in LivingRoom Chiropractic Cornwall

LED lights in LivingRoom do not emit any blue light that stimulates and irritates your brain. They only emit yellow and orange tones which allow you to feel more comfortable and relax. 

Massage Now Available at LivingRoom Chiropractic Cornwall

Thankfully Massage with Vicki and Rose is nothing like this... 

Thankfully Massage with Vicki and Rose is nothing like this... 

Available Now : on a Tuesday or a Thursday you can book in with Rose or Vicki to get a Reviving, Revitalising Massage. You can book online or Call 01326 617290 

Running - a software upgrade

Forefoot Running in Finland 

Forefoot Running in Finland 

Running/Movement/Exercise provides essential feedback to the brain from the receptors of your body. It is like feeding your nervous system and brain or giving your operating system an upgrade. The more food/upgrades your nervous system gets the better able it is to communicate clear instructions to the body. More than 50% of all this brain food comes from the receptors in your spine. The less subluxations you have in your spine and your joints, the clearer the information your brain receives. 

Amount of Movement/Exercise (-number of subluxations) = quality and quantity of essential feedback to the brain = quality and quantity of instructions from the brain down (ABOVE DOWN INSIDE OUT) to the body. 

Open Afternoon Chat Friday 7th 5-7pm

We are having an opening event on Friday 7th August from 5-7pm where you can pop in and chat with Simon, check out the LivingRoom, have a drink and some strawberries...

Come in and say hello...

Come in and say hello...