the reality check

Book Review: The Reality Check – Dr Heidi Haavik

Our chiropractic assistant, Dayna Hopgood, has worked with us for over a year and has been accepted as a chiro student over in Australia with her studies starting in 2017. Dr Craig wants her to be fully prepared so as ‘homework’ she’ll be reviewing different chiropractic texts and books for us. Here’s her first one on The Reality Check by Dr …

Ski Fitness

VIDEO: Ski Fitness and Biomechanics

Dr Craig took time out from a trip to Sweden to have a chat about skiing, ski fitness and how an awareness of your biomechanics can make you a better skier. Here’s what he had to say… Ski fitness and biomechanics from Putney Chiro on Vimeo. If you want some more advice on how to get the most out of …

What every rugby player needs to know about chiropractic

With contributions from our team of chiropractors including Dr Luke, Dr Bryan & Dr Craig. The 2016 6 Nations is in full-swing with the second round of matches now complete. Every year the intensity of the rugby in the championships goes up a notch and collisions from Cardiff to Rome could be heard ringing around the continent. Ok, perhaps not …

The Ski Doc

Your guide to carving up the slopes this winter

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts start turning towards the slopes. We’re mad on skiing and snowboarding here and Doc Craig has been heavily involved in the ski industry for nearly two decades. Skiing places all kinds of physical demands on the body, especially the spine. Craig has featured in the travel section of the Telegraph as …

Yoga and Chiropractic

Yoga & Chiropractic

CHECK OUT OUR FREE YOGA, JUICE & CHIRO EVENT ON MARCH 10th AT 8.15pm… Chiropractic, simply explained, is the detection and correction of specific spinal blockages or misalignments with the aim to improve spinal and nervous system function. A spine that moves well and is free of these subluxated spinal segments allows the nervous system to function better and as …

Not the Christmas break Doc Craig was expecting

Drew gives us an update on Doc Craig… As some of you are already aware by popping in, or stalking him on social media, Dr Craig decided it was a great idea to pull a ‘Dr Michael’ at the velodrome this week by cannoning into a bunch of his fellow cyclists and soaring through the air like a majestic reindeer …

Give the gift of health this Christmas

There’s not many better presents you can give to someone than the gift of health. Every year we see more and more faces you have heard about us from their friends and family. That’s why this Christmas we’re giving you the chance to get someone a present that’s a little bit different .Our gift vouchers are either for a new person …

Holiday Opening Hours

With the daily rush and routine out of the way, bank holidays are a great opportunity to bring the whole family together for a spinal health check-up. We’ll be open over Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year…and any other holidays we might have missed! Our opening hours are as follows: Wednesday, December 23: Business as usual Thursday, December 24: 7am – 9:30am December 25th …

Dr Bryan battles to return to action

After arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this week, Dr Bryan is now on the mend and optimistic of a return to elite level ice and inline hockey early in the New Year. All going well, Bryan is also hoping to rejoin Team GB in preparation for the World Inline Hockey Championships taking place in Bolzano, Italy this coming June. Dr Bryan …

Start your Sunday with a dose of chiro and coffee

We’ve got some good news for you…we’re now open seven days a week with a new opening time on Sunday mornings. To meet an ever growing demand and provide more flexibility, we’re now open on Sunday from 8.30am to 11am. And to help launch our new opening time, Dr Ami will treat anyone coming for an adjustment on Sunday to a …

Dr Luke tackles Ultraks 2015

Earlier this year Dr Luke took on Ultraks 2015 – a 46km trail race around the magnificent Matterhorn. It turned out to be an epic adventure. Here’s what Dr Luke has to say about it… So, as is almost standard practice these days I signed up to this 46km adventure after having a few beers with some friends. Full of …

Dr Craig hits the heights in the Dave Creasy 6

The Dave Creasy Six-Day bike racing event is a Madison format six day event compressed into two days day. Day one was held at the Lee Valley Vello Park in Stratford, London,  day two at the Herne Hill Velodrome in South East London. Our very own Dr Craig McLean was represented in team five, the orange team. There were 14 teams …

Staying healthy through the school holidays

The school holidays are now in full swing and keeping the kids happy, entertained and enthusiastic for 6 weeks can sometimes be a tall order…as can keeping them fit and healthy. Good health and wellbeing isn’t something that can be dipped in and out of. It’s not a pot of hummus. It’s a way of life, a choice and something …

7 things you need to know about chiropractic

Chiropractic works on the simple principle that good spinal alignment leads to improved health, better performance and less pain. However, chiropractic extends much further than just this simple principle. Whether you’re brand new to chiropractic, thinking that it might be good for you or have had adjustments for years we’ve put together the following so you can discover all you …

aggregation of marginal gains

Making marginal gains in your health & wellbeing

  Cycling’s premier event, the Tour de France, is now in full swing with riders from around the world putting their bodies through three weeks of hell in order to claim the fabled Maillot Jaune – the yellow jersey. The first part of the race has been dominated by Team Sky who have become the dominant force in world cycling …

Pregnancy – Pelvic Instability

Pregnancy – Pelvic Instability Pelvic instability (PI) is a condition that causes pain around the joints of the pelvis (pelvic girdle) during and after pregnancy. In normal pregnancy a hormone called relaxin softens the ligaments around the joints of the pelvis. This is a natural process which prepares the maternal pelvis for childbirth and does not usually cause lasting discomfort. …

5 easy ways to start feeling good this summer

  The sun is shining, blue skies are on the horizon and summer is well and truly here. Summer, probably more so than any other season, is when we want to feel good. There might be summer holidays to look forward to, they’ll be plenty of things to keep us busy and keeping ourselves in optimum health is something we …

Bike Blog – Dr Craig & the Wiggo Hour

June was a big month of cycle racing for Doc Craig. Craig’s been riding with the amateur racing team Nuun Sigma Sport – sponsored by Nuun hydration tablets, Sigma Sport bike shop in Kingston, Cannondale bikes, Mavic wheels and helmets, Castelli kit, Bont shoes, Smith Optics sunnies and of course Putney Chiropractic. He’s a second category cyclist who regularly mixes …

Pregnancy – heartburn

Are you sick of laying in bed at night with the constant pain of heartburn? It is a very common problem affecting a large percentage of pregnant women, which can be controlled with some small changes. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause relaxation of the ligaments which normally keep the valve between the esophagus and the stomach closed. If it relaxes …

Mums and Bumps Coffee Morning at Putney Chiro

Hey Parents and Future Parents! Come join our team at Putney Chiropractic on Wednesday 24th June at 10am when family wellness experts Dr Edwina Waddell and Dr Conor Ward to talk about the lifestyle choices you can make that will leave your friends asking you “Whats your secret?” when it comes to the health and happiness of your family. [one_half] …