Christopher (“Chris”) Lloyd Maddocks (born 28 March 1957) is a retired race walker from Great Britain, who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. He retired from international competition after finishing last after being injured in the 50 km race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He became the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games.
He won an award for services to athletics at the 2000 British Athletics Writers Awards, having become a freelance journalist following his retirement from professional athletics. For the 2012 Summer Olympics, he is to be a analyst for the racewalking events for American television network NBC.
Chris struggled with his inner demons for many years before writing his autobiography. “Money Walks” was published to coincide with the 2012 Olympics, at which time Chris was a specialist TV sports commentator for NBC. The book is available to purchase online at http://www.racewalkuk.com/Book/
“No More headaches….now I can train and Compete” Emma-Jane Corry winner Miss Toned Figure NABBA West Finals
Emma-Jane said “Before having Chiropractic treatment from Kevin I had constant headaches, I couldn’t concentrate, I felt tired and certainly couldn’t train. My headaches have gone and I can now put in the rigorous training needed to develop my body and fitness for competition.
Kevin Kelly at Plymouth ‘s Peverell Chiropractic Clinic says “if you suffer from frequent headaches, taking the time out to seek treatment should be a priority”. In a lot of cases, Chiropractic treatment will be able to help. That’s because many headaches are caused by stress induced tension in the muscles, nerve irritation or by poor posture.
Chiropractic care aimed at releasing that tension, correcting posture or restoring the spine to proper function has been scientifically tested and shown to provide positive results.
The commonst cause of headaches is from tension in the neck and upper back.
The neck contains seven bones (vertebra) these make up the Cervical Spine. The spinal cord passes through the large opening in the centre of each vertebra. It connects the brain with the nerves of the body.
Nerves branch from the spinal cord through small openings in the sides of the vertebra. Each opening is called a foramen. The nerves branch out in pairs.
Each vertebra has a bony bump at the back that you can feel on the back of the neck, this bump is called a spinous process.
Seperating the vertebra are discs. These are tough fibrocartalige pads that have a jelly like substance in the middle of them. Together with the hydraulic blood pump mechanism these discs provide a protective/shock absorbstion function and allow the neck to move safely to specific ranges of motion in conjunction with the facet joints of the vertebra, these gliding joints are the main mechanism used in movement of the neck.
A healthy neck is strong and flexible it is pain free and it keeps your head and spine in balance for good posture, If your neck is damaged it may become stiff and painful and cause headaches and arm pain.
Chiropractors treat neck pain every day and scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment for spinal problems. Migraine and headaches are relieved with neck manipulation which has been shown to be very safe and cost effective, so much so that most major insurance companies use Chiropractors to provide spinal manipulation to their clients who have spinal injuries.
Kevin Kelly also works for the NHS Plymouth Primary Care trust providing spinal manipulation for patients referred who have spinal dysfunction.