Luke’s Christmas Australian

Lessons learned riding up mountains. During my recent trip to Australia I rode what is known as the “Three Peak Challenge” in the Victorian Alps with a friend of mine, Gussy. It wasn’t an officially organized event yet I suspect more planning and organizing was poured into our venture than the “real” race!! The Three Peak Challenge is around 250kms …

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. …

Bryony’s Story – sports injury

Why did you first come to Putney Chiropractic Centre? I came to PCC because I’d been knocked off my bike while training a month before and was still in quite a lot of pain in my lower back, neck and shoulder.  I really wanted to do a 14km swim in the Thames in a month’s time and needed help! What …

Research: cervicogenic headache

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: Spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache ABSTRACT Methods Eighty participants were randomized to receive spinal manipulation or a light massage control (n = 40/ …

Arek’s Story – ache to great

A few words from client Arek on his experience at Putney Chiropractic: Why did you first come to Putney Chiropractic Centre? After years of sitting at a desk and trying to maintain some degree of consistent exercise I found I was loosing the battle with my lower back!  It was consistently stiff and achy regardless of the stretching I was …

Hot or Cold best for injury?

Hot or Cold? Have you ever noticed that when you hurt yourself everyone around you becomes an instant “expert” about what you should do!? “Put heat on it!” “Have you tried a cold pack?!” So which is the most appropriate advice? It’s usually after someone has acutely injured themselves that they’re looking to put something on or do something quickly. An acute …

A Brief History of Chiropractic

Dr Luke brings to you the potted history of Chiropractic… The Origins of Chiropractic Chiropractic in it’s modern guise has been around since 1895 when Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer recognised the significance of a specific spinal adjustment. It was he who developed the philosophy of chiropractic that now forms the basis of our profession. D.D. Palmer, a Canadian who practiced …

Book Review: Born to Run

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Is running extremely long distances barefoot the key to health, happiness and longevity? Is running steadily for hours at a time not only therapeutic but also natural? Primitive humans did it constantly, catching and killing quarry simply by exhausting them in a marathon hunt. In “Born to Run,” Christopher McDougall discovers the Tarahumara, a …

Research: kyphosis and mortality

[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: Kyphosis and Mortality Paper Posture is key to a long healthy life A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society …

Book Review: The Hidden Messages in Water

The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr Masaru Emoto Have you ever wondered what water really looks like? What if water had feelings? Dr Masaru Emoto attempts to answer some of these questions with his fascinating and beautiful research. His findings are a must read for anyone who cares about their own and their family’s health. Dr Masaru Emoto has …

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 …

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.

Backpack essentials for school children

Backpacks for schoolchildren – interesting facts and stats While many of the current bags children use may be fashionable, unless they allow for even distribution across the back they can cause pain. According to an international study, daily backpack carrying is a frequent cause of discomfort for school children. School backpacks were felt to be heavy by 79.1% of children, …