International snowboarder return from injury

Top British snowboarder, Chris Southwell,  popped into see us in London last week. He is still struggling with his left shoulder after dislocating it in a bone crunching fall down a rocky cliff during a competition at the start of last years winter season. See the video below… Craig McLean, chiropractic ‘SkiDoc’ comments: “I gave him a full spine adjustment …

Ski and Snowboard Show 2011

Dr Craig reports back on the first day at the Ski Show:  As part of my commitment to the ski industry over the years I’ve been treating some of UK’s best skiers at the ski show since my first visit in 2000. Pictured right is me with Graham Bell the BBC’s Ski Sunday presenter. He’s trying to get his low …

Spinning with the Putney Chiro Team

Spinning with the Putney Chiro Team The Putney Chiropractic crew are heading to the Pedal Studio Monday nights at 8pm for an hour of Spin! Dr Luke has committed to a weekly Monday night spin and is after some company. It’s more fun with a group so grab your shorts, t-shirt and trainers and log-on to the Pedal Studio for more information. …

PCC team triathlon win!

Dr Craig and his wife Gail were part of the winning team in the South London Swimming Club team triathlon event this weekend. It was a gloriously sunny day in London and while there was certainly a chill in the air the Tooting Lido looked inviting, even if it is currently 15 degrees. Gail started off with a good swim …

Research: efficacy of steroid injections

RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant. RESEARCH PAPER: Efficacy of steroid injections It appears that it makes no difference in the long term outcome of shoulder or elbow pain using either …

4up team time trial – Sept 2011

Here is a great account from my team mate Stu Spies on the trials and tribulations of cycling team time trial (TTT). This event was held at Alfold, Surrey on 10th September, 2011. Stu is quite the wordsmith and read on to discover how hours of training and preparation can come a little unstuck with the help of a…..puncture! My …

Research: spinal manipulation

[highlight3]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight3] RESEARCH PAPER: Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Gert Bronfort, Mitch Haas, Roni Evans, Brent Leininger and Jay Triano; Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010, …

Craig’s Cycling Blog 2011

Ask some of my family or close friends and they’ll tell you I am addicted to cycling and spend way too much time on two wheels. In 2011 I decided to get serious and work closely with a coach, Rich Simmonds from Personal Cycle Coaching, start training with an SRM power meter and buy a few more toys. Read on …

Titleist certified golf fitness instructor

Dr Craig becomes a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf fitness instructor. Amsterdam, August 2011. I had a great experience this year when I met the team at Titleist who have blended the understanding of physical limitations and restricted moved of hips, shoulders and spine with golf swing problem solving. The goal of working with a TPI golf pro is to …

Research: low back pain

[highlight2]RESEARCH PAPER The information replicated below concerns worldwide studies related to Chiropractic. Putney Chiropractic did not conduct the original research and only wishes to share issues with you that you may find interesting and relevant.[/highlight2]   RESEARCH PAPER: Low Back Pain The May 2009 report by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence provides full support for Chiropractic adjustments (referred to …

Joe’s story – mountain biking

Joe Wright came to Putney Chiropractic with some low back pain and weakness on the left leg. He is an active cyclist and had signed up to a big mountain bike race in Italy in the summer of 2011. He had a recurring problem of low back pain and chronic neurological weakness of his right leg. He’d been all over …

Sacha’s story – Marathon des Sable

Sacha’s story – Marathon Des Sable 2011. His website name says it all. Sacha is not a runner but decided that his next physical challenge would be one that will push his body to the limit – so he signed up for the Marathon des Sable. This event covers almost 250kms of running across the Sahara Desert – that’s the …

New PCC lycra

Well, it was only a matter of time! Here’s a sneaky peak of our new bike racing outfits – watch out for them in Richmond Park! Want to join our team? If you want to get your hands on a set, you can order them at reception. They are available at a cost of £90 for the set (top and …

Lumbar disc problems

Lumbar disc herniation Lumbar disc herniation is a common cause of low back pain and sciatica and is known by many, especially your GP, as a slipped disc. It’s description as a slipped disc couldn’t be further from the truth. The discs don’t slip anywhere but the disc material can protrude or bulge putting pressure on spinal nerves or even …

Nove Colli

Craig joined over 60 members of his cycle club, The London Dynamo, for an amazing weekend of cycling on the Adriatic coast midway down the East Coast of Italy. They were joined by 12,000 enthusiastic Italian cyclists who love a sleek, shiny bicycle. Race details 205kms, nine cols/hills, total ascent 3800m and temperature 30+ degrees. Alarm set for 4:00am, breakfast …

City Ski Championships 2011

Courmayeur, Italy This March saw the team from Putney Chiropractic participate in the 2011 City Ski Championships in the beautiful alpine resort of Courmayeur in Italy. This event, which has been running for 12 years, combines the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom for novices, amateurs and the more serious skiers together. The Championships were originally designed as a ski …

Putney Chiropractic Vs Ski Sunday

Dr Craig McLean and Graham Bell go head to head A special moment for the team was getting to watch Craig taking on Graham Bell at the slalom at the City Ski Championships 2011. It was a close call, but he was quick out the gates and luckily he didn’t miss the last gate this time!

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Summer Skiing in Saas Fee

The Doc a welcome sight Dr Craig has been bio-mechanics and physiology expert with the Warren Smith Ski Academy for over 5 years and he made a trip out to the Swiss Alps, Saas Fee in August to offer advice to any of the academy clients who are studying for their BASI ski instructor exams. He set up a clinic for the …

Windsor Triathlon 2010

Sunday 13 June, with a 7.30am kick off, Dr Craig began the Windsor Triathlon Olympic distance, hoping for a new personal best. Here’s how he got on… Swim – The current in The Thames was not flowing too badly which made for good conditions in the water with a temperature of 18 degrees. The swim went relatively smoothly and completed …