The Butt stops here …..

Who knew  ……

Just one Cigarette Butt has the potential to pollute 200 litres of water  !!

This astonishing fact, when multiplied by the number of Butts in the two 1.5L bottles above  –  collected over a period of just two hours  –  have the potential to pollute  something like 160,000 Litres  …

that’s  35,000 GALLONS

And we thought our problems were all about Plastic !!!

The Good News is  ….

The Lightworks Clinic can help you Quit Smoking

 

Photobiomodulation … What ???

Photobiomodulation    ….     It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this is the ‘new’ word that is now used to define all Therapies that use Light as their medium by which to affect tissue.    Thankfully it is more often than not abbreviated to ….  PBM  !!

Read the Review in the latest edition of the journal  Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery   written by its Editor-In-Cheif, Michael Hamblin

The new wording however, does not change the way light works and interacts  …  with every cell in the body.

Photobiomodulation  (aka  Laser Therapy) succeeds directly because of this intricate interaction  –  whether used to heal wounds, help control infection, strengthen tendons and ligaments or mend fractured bones.   However, it does more accurately describe the effect light has on tissue :

  Photo (light)  –  bio (of the body)  –  modulation (adjustment)

 

So there you have it  !!

 
 
 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Awareness Week should be EVERY week  …  it doesn’t just ‘Go Away’ on Friday  !!!

Mental Distress can strike Anyone, at Any Time  –  the problem is that it can’t be seen.
We give sympathy and consideration, time and good wishes to anyone with a broken leg  …  so why don’t we do the same for an injured Mind ?   The fact that it can’t be seen or touched, shouldn’t prevent us from giving the same TLC and Understanding.

Let’s rethink our approach  ….

   HAPPY NEW YEAR

2019 is here at last  …

  

………….Wishing All our Clients, Students and Colleagues a
………………………………Very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year  !!

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The Lightworks Clinic
Suite 8
Westend Courtyard
Grove Lane
Westend
Gloucestershire
GL10 3SL

NAVP CONFERENCE 2018

It’s that time of year again  ….

I am delighted to have been asked to speak at the NVAP Conference this weekend in Warwickshire  –  it promises to be another really interesting event, with speakers including Hannah Capon, MRCVS, CAM Founder; Melanie Watson, Equine Behaviourist; and Anna Webb, Broadcaster, Author and Trainer.

Click on flyer below for more information  …

MEDICAL LASER THERAPY COURSE

The last Medical Laser Course for 2018 was held last weekend   …

A great two days, with plenty of opportunity for learning and exchange of ideas from different Therapeutic perspectives  –  I love teaching these courses !!

Dates for 2019 will be available towards the end of this year/early next, but please contact me to register your interest

New for next year too, will be one-day follow on courses  –  for those who have completed the above basic course and want to develop their skills and/or to discuss specific cases.   

Let me know your thoughts …
Cheers for now
Jan

GDPR

New Data Protection Regulations

Some information about how we store and process your personal data

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force from May 25th 2018.  As such, we at The Lightworks Clinic take your privacy very seriously and would like to give you a little information on how we keep and use your Data.
Your personal details will only ever contain relevant information to assist with clinical assessment and treatment.  
Most records are hand-written, securely stored and only accessible by our clinical team. Any electronically stored data is held, again securely stored, offline on separate hard-drives.  We use some authorised third party services for important clinical services only. This may include Mailchimp for general service information. No such service has access our information for any marketing or sales use.

Sharing of information with any other third parties only happens when authorised by you. Such occurrences may include reporting back to your GP or insurance company and will never be given to any company looking to gain by accessing your personal data.  In addition, we do periodically use your contact details to send you information about new treatments, services, courses and Lightworks Clinic news.

It is a requirement under the new GDPR regulations that you actively ‘Opt In’, in order to give permission for us to continue to hold and process your information as outlined above.   Please click on the link below  …

OPT IN

We would, of course, be very sad to lose you  …

However, under the new Regulations, all clients who have chosen not to Opt In, or who actively Opt Out, will automatically be unsubscribed and their records deleted.

In the meantime, should you wish to discuss any aspect of this procedure please contact us by email (info@lightworksclinic.co.uk) or by phone (07712 778378).