A ray of sunshine

The alarm goes off in the morning – we wake up, rug up, rush to the train, head inside where it’s warm. Later we leave, drive to the gym, and then home to bed……. What’s missing from this picture?   Vitamin D has been receiving some press recently, notably, in New Scientist magazine and the newspapers. They are reiterating the …

Emotional wellbeing – new years resolution

It’s a whole new world! Well, it’s a new year, with new resolutions, and my resolution is to improve my overall health by improving my emotional wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing is one of the most important, and most overlooked, components of our health. Health is a totality of your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and it can be difficult to get …

Book Review: DIY Health

We have been reviewing books monthly at the practice for some time and we’re finally putting our reviews up on the site. We sell all the books we review in the practice and only stock books that we think are truly inspiring. Feel free to have a look through our little library next time you are in. Book Review November …

Just Start Walking – were you there?

We hosted our Just Start Walking event on September 18th in Putney in conjunction with the Chiropractors Association of Australia’s ‘Just Start Walking Australia’ campaign. The official date falls on World Spine Day on October 16th, but we decided to hold our event in September to take advantage of the beautiful autumnal weather! The mission was to get as many …

Research: migraine relief

[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: Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. Journal Manipulative therapy 2011 Jun;34(5):274-89.  Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, Marcoux H, …

Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches are one of the most common types of headaches in adults, and one in seven adults in the UK suffer from them. It can be difficult for you to decide what to do – sometimes a person with headaches may not realise that it is a migraine and may be unsure about what causes it or whether there …

Preconceptive & Pregnancy Workshop

There are many things that you can do to promote good health when expecting a new addition to the family – but what about beforehand? Preconceptive healthcare (your health before you conceive a child) is every bit as important as your health during pregnancy. If you are expecting a child, or hoping to be, then this is a fantastic opportunity …

Sarah’s Story – back pain & stress

“I first met Edwina from Putney Chiropractic at a fair several years ago, and spoke to her about my lower back pain. I also suffered from eczema, and had been labelled as ‘highly allergic’: to pollen, to peanuts, even some fresh fruit and vegetables. I had to carry adrenalin with me at all times, it was a constant stress. Edwina …

St Mary’s School Summer Fair

The first weekend of July saw the Putney Chiro crew head around the corner to the St Mary’s Summer Fair.  It was a gorgeous afternoon- lots of sunshine, fun and shenanigans!  It was a great chance for us to chat with people about the importance of posture and good spinal health from a young age, as well as getting involved …

Book Review: The brain that changes itself

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge I found The Brain that Changes Itself a fascinating read, as it tells the story of the human brain and nervous system, and its’ amazing ability to change, adapt, and heal itself. It isn’t a dry textbook, rather, it is a series of stories from doctors, scientists, and patients who have witnessed …

PCC at the Royal Wedding

Bec, Edwina and Luke headed up to town and braved the crowds to catch a glimpse of William and Kate as they arrived at the palace. Their patience was rewarded with some fabulous views.

Pregnancy – eating for two?

It is an old wives fable to say that a pregnant woman needs to ‘eat for two’. It is important however, to have accurate information about what constitutes a healthy diet for pregnancy as unhealthy dietary habits lead to inappropriate weight gain which is a well known risk factor for gestational diabetes. Many women have concerns about putting on too …

Leigh’s story

“I first came to see Edwina 5 years ago after a trip round South East Asia with a backpack that was probably just a bit too heavy (taking the kitchen sink not always the best option)! From then till now Edwina and the team have helped me through some amazing times in my life, 4 days lost in a kayak …

City Ski Championships 2010

City Ski Championships 2010 – Courmayeur, Italy March 18-21, 2010 was the beginning of the Putney Chiropractic Racing team, or PC racers as we were referred to by the BBC Olympic commentator Matt Chilton. Team members included Drs Craig, Abby and Edwina, Ben Lofthouse and Momentum Ski director Amin Momen. Putney Chiropractic was out there to race but also in …

Alcatraz Swim Challenge

Swimming to freedom On the 12th July Edwina proved that it really is possible to ‘escape from Alcatraz’ when she successfully competed in the Alcatraz Challenge in San Francisco, California. Freezing temperatures, strong currents, foggy conditions, and sharky waters weren’t enough to deter her, and she finished the crossing in 46 mins 39.2 seconds – 7th place in her age …