Our Chiropractors – Craig McLean DC

About me

I graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T) Australia in 1994 and took over Putney Chiropractic Centre (est. 1986) in 2002. Since then it has been transformed into one of the leading Chiropractic practices in the UK where we strive to provide treatment in a fun, friendly and caring environment.


I grew up in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and first came to the UK in 1999. I settled in London and now have an English wife and two international kids who love the UK and Australia. Having experienced a disc herniation and more recently a broken leg, I understand what others with discomfort are going through and the extent to which Chiropractic can help.


I became a chiropractor originally because I liked the simplicity behind the concept of using the spine to improve someones health – without the need for drugs or surgery. I practice this principle and love to promote ‘the healthy spine, healthy you’ concept.

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Experience and Achievements

Craig’s Chiropractic Expertise

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sophie Hosking, (the Gold Medalist in the lightweight women’s double scull) in the lead up to London 2012. I was the chiropractor for the GB canoeing team and had the pleasure of working with Tim Brabants, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the K1 1000m and a finalist in London 2012. I’m experienced in skiing biomechanics and I am part of the Biomechanics and Physiology team for the Warren Smith Ski Academy, alongside my role as health and fitness editor for Ski and Board magazine. You may have read about me in The Telegraph or the Guardian’s travel section as a ‘ski injury expert’ or heard me on Radio 5 Live discussing the Queen’s back condition. You can find me in the ‘ask the expert’ section of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s website.

Craig’s Sporting Achievements

  • I understand what it takes to train and compete in various sports. In 2015 cycling for me ‘got real big’ I continue to ride for an amateur bike racing team Nuun Sigma Sport as a cat 2 cyclist and compete regularly on the road, on the track and in time trials. I raced the inaugural 2014/5 track league at the Lee Valley (London 2012 Olympic) Velodrome and came top 15 in the A grade competition, not bad for a track novice. I race regularly with elite level cyclists in crits and on the road. I’ll be racing in the GB masters national competition aiming to do well in the 40-45 age group. I love the occasional sportive and in 2013 I headed to France for the mountainous La Marmotte taking me 7 hours 10 minutes.

  • I have a golf handicap of 12 and I’m qualified as a Level 1 Titleist Golf Medical professional, I’m a backcountry skier who loves touring as much as free-riding, have a history of competitive school boy rowing, am a really bad tennis player and had one game of lawn bowls in 2008.

Pregnancy, Babies And Family Chiropractic Expertise

  • I have a network of contacts with independent midwives in the local area and have undergone post graduate study in Chiropractic Paediatrics. I also have first hand knowledge and experience on how to promote optimal comfort during pregnancy and how to help babies sleep and feed well after the rather tricky hospital birth of my son in 2007 and the scarily fast home birth of my daughter in 2009.

Watch Doc Craig at the Dave Creasy 6 Day

Doc Craig ripping some turns @ Chamonix January 2015

Craig’s blog

  • Hi guys, Welcome to week 4 of our Monday Motivation – a simple sharing of ideas that can help you be well, get healthier and be at your best. We’d love to know what you…

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  • chiropractic and immune system
    No matter what time of year it is, it’s never a bad time to give your immune system a boost. The body does an amazing job at healing itself but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t…

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  • Hi all, Doc Craig here fresh on the back of our first Monday Motivation last week. I’m just back from a week in the sun riding bikes around Majorca so I’m super motivated so –…

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  • Have a listen to Dr Craig as he talks though all things chiropractic on Wandsworth Radio.  Topics include how chiropractic is becoming more ‘mainstream,’ promotes a lifestyle that focusses on health and well being, and…

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 Call now to get an appointment with Craig on 0208 785 6144