May exercise of the month

Gluteal activation routine. Doc Craig took a few minutes to show you how to do a great gluteal activation routine that works well at stabilising your pelvis and giving your lower spine a great foundation. Not only that its will get your butt looking good for the summer (if it ever arrives!)

School careers and healthy spine talk

School Talks Dr Craig McLean gave up his Thursday morning a few weeks ago to inspire the young minds of Thomas’s Clapham – an early careers carousel for the aged 4-7 year olds. Can you imagine thinking about a career at this age – some are now considering a future in chiropractic or at least a career which explores the …

March’s exercise of the month

              The piriformis muscle stretch. The piriformis muscle is situated deep in your buttock and can be responsible for contributing to low back pain, sciatica or general tesnion in your low back region. The below exercises are simple ways to keep the piriformis muscle from carring tension and keep your low back and buttock …

Walking the talk

The team at Putney Chiropractic spend our time advising you how to help make your body healthier from the inside out, what you may not know is we walk the talk! Read on to find out what we are all focusing on at present to keep us healthy so we can be beacons of health and well being – leading …

Tammy’s story

Tammy Parlour is a 4th degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido, having practiced for over 30 years. She founded Chang’s Hapkido Academy UK, a full-time martial arts and meditation school in central London. She is doing a part-time MSc in Strength & Conditioning and is Co-founder of the Women’s Sport Trust. As a sports person my …

January exercise of the month

This months exercise is all about creating low back flexibility and strength by starting to access that very important core. So important in these sedentary times.

Christmas gift vouchers

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December exercise of the month

Welcome to our monthly exercise to help keep your body moving well and stop the negative affects sedentary posture may be having on your spine. This month is all about strengthening your upper back and neck. You’ll need an exercise ball but this exercise will strengthen your upper back and help improve your upper back and neck posture.

Ski fitness article

The ‘ski doc’ has been at it again, answering questions for the Ski Club of GB’s magazine ‘Ski and Board’. Our very own chiropractor Dr Craig McLean moonlights as an expert for the ski club of GB and regularly offers advice about how to prepare your body for the challenges of skiing/boarding.

Chiropractic safety update

Here’s a little article showing that a neck adjustment at the chiropractor is no more traumatic than simply turning your head left or right! Read on… Abstract OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to quantify the strains applied to the internal carotid artery (ICA) during neck spinal manipulative treatments and range of motion (ROM)/diagnostic testing of the head …

The PCC barista team

Thanks Grind Coffee Bar for a fab night learning the art of making the perfect flat white. There is way more that you’d think (or than the folk at Costas know) about making coffee. Thanks to Jurgen and Dave for a great night out. They regularly hold barista nights for £35 a head and we can guarantee you’ll be at least be …

Christmas opening hours 2012/13

As always, we will be open as much as possible during the festive break to ensure availability to a Chiropractor at what can be a stressful time for many. It is business as usual until Saturday 22 December then we will be open from 27-29th December and back to usual hours from Jan 2nd. [twocol_one]Sat 22 – open Sun 23 …

Live longer by sitting less

Abstract Objectives To determine the impact of sitting and television viewing on life expectancy in the USA. Design Prevalence-based cause-deleted life table analysis. Setting Summary RRs of all-cause mortality associated with sitting and television viewing were obtained from a meta-analysis of available prospective cohort studies. Prevalences of sitting and television viewing were obtained from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Primary …

Posture screen

We have started using Posture Screen software to help you see some of the variations in normal posture. Please ask your chiropractor to take a photo of your posture and we can use this as a great motivator to keep your posture upright and your spine healthy for the rest of your life. Dr Craig has donated his report for …

Chiro Europe Barcelona

The whole team from Putney Chiropractic headed off to the largest gathering of the profession in Europe ever in Barcelona the weekend of 17/18 November 2012. There were 730 of us in a large auditorium in central Barcelona. There was a fantastic line up of international speaker discussion developments in various techniques, research, education and politics. Delegates were from all …

The wellness guys

Our Favourites List We will be recommending a new podcast every month – our ‘favourites’ list. May 2013- Podcast 8 The flying doctor from ‘100 not out’ and podcast 1 from the ‘life by design’ team – discussing the principles of life by design. April 2013 – 100 not out podast series listen to them all! March 2103 – smart DNA This interview covers a range of topics including …

November exercise of the month

Welcome to our monthly exercise to help keep your body moving well and stop the affects that sedentary posture may be having on your spine. This exercise is an active lumbar roll and should be repeated 30-60 times each side.

World Spine Day – Oct 16

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting …

The London Ski and Snowboard Show

Ski and Snowboard Show This year the Ski and Snowboard Show is celebrated 39 years of bringing you the latest and greatest in winter sports gear, holidays, action, experiences and more. With over 200 stands to browse and a dozen free interactive attractions, it was a great way to spend the day whether you’ve never skied before or head to …

Team Triathlon

The South London Swim Club, a fine all year outdoor, cold water swimming club is based at Tooting Bec Lido and it holds an annual relay triathlon every year in September. Last year Doc Craig and his wife Gail teamed up with their neighbour and managed to win the Members trophy. This year the Putney Chiropractic staff entered two teams, …