Thank you to PinkHockey for promoting our calendar!

 

The International Gay & Lesbian Field Hockey Federation (I.G.L.F.H.F.), or simply PinkHockey, was launched to give every gay, lesbian or bisexual field hockey player a chance to be him- or herself on and around the hockey pitch - in every sense of the word.

PinkHockey maintains contacts with other (gay, lesbian or regular) field hockey organisations, sports organisations and federations. One of the mean goals of PinkHockey is to organize each year a Worldwide Gay & Lesbian field hockey tournament during a event like the Gay Games. We intend to compete in several tournaments, with our main aim being to compete at the Euro Games, Gay Games and Outgames. During this tournaments participants are welcomed from all over the world to join not only the hockey tournament, but especially the social aspects and the parties during this events.

Everyone is welcome to join PinkHockey - gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, makes no difference. The colour of your skin, hair or eyes as well as your religion, beliefs, race, age, gender or the way you want to dress or choose to live are not an issue, as long you are a field hockey player or a fan of the game you are more than welcome to join. PinkHockey has players from England, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, USA, Belgium, India, Kenya, Romania and Argentina

There are PinkHockey teams active in the regular competition in Argentina, Australia & England. In Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Holland there are so called touring teams, which compete in the PinkHockey tournaments.

Take a look at their site if you'd like to find out more! http://www.pinkhockey.com/

 

Stiffness – It’s not because you are getting old!

Here at C2 we have your back.. and your neck.. and your shoulder.. and your leg..
Since the start of the season we have been working with the men’s first team, helping to keep them fighting fit and ready for battle on the pitch. On top of this we have agreed a substantial discount on examinations and treatments for all Bromley & Beckenham Hockey Club members. So if you are suffering from any pain, discomfort, stiffness or any other medical issues, then don’t be shy!! We treat a very wide range of problems from injuries picked up on the pitch to more chronic problems (such as issues caused by poor working posture). If you have any questions or would like any advice on anything then just get in touch!

Over the cause of the blogs coming up in the future we will be giving you lots of info on injuries and different conditions. Their causes. What you can do to help yourself and what we can do help you. In the meantime Prevention is always better than Cure is one of the fundamental principles that we try to live by. In that vein, if you are starting to suffer from periods of stiffness (especially to your low back or your neck) then you may like to arrange a free Spine Check.

Stiffness – It’s not because you are getting old!

Stiffness in the morning, the end of the day or after a period of inactivity such as sitting for 30 minutes, is the body’s early warning system beginning to tell you that something isn’t quite as it should be. Unless there has been a specific accident or injury that you are aware of (such as getting clattered on the hockey pitch), stiffness is nearly always a precursor to the onset of pain.

It’s caused by your body having to compensate for some reason. This in turn focuses more force and strain through certain areas and anatomical structures within the body that then start to become inflamed (swollen) as a result. This is what causes the stiffness. It’s not because you are getting old!! It’s because you have a problem and you need to get it looked at before it becomes painful. A helpful hint for something you can do at home to help reduce the stiffness is to Ice the stiff area. This will reduce the inflammation and so reduce the stiffness.

If you are suffering from Stiffness then please feel free to call us today on 0800 021 3226 and book an appointment. Remember. If you are unsure, you can always book a Free Spine Check or alternatively if you have any questions please drop us an email at info@c2chiropractic.co.uk.