Retained Neonatal Reflexes

When we are in utero, and early in our life, our brain’s decision making process (in our higher brain) is still developing. So that we are able to instinctively perform necessary tasks such as feeding, grasping objects, or respond appropriately to situations such as our birth, or a threat, our brainstem (located at the top of the spinal cord) has …

Spinal Awareness Week 2015

Spinal Awareness Week, a national initiative from the United Chiropractic Association, is running from May 11th to May 15th. This year’s theme is ‘Move Better – Live Better’ and its aim is to encourage, educate and inspire people to change their lifestyle so they can enjoy better wellbeing and a higher quality of life. At Putney Chiro we believe chiropractic …

Do you Suffer from Headaches and Migraines?

At Putney Chiro we know how life can throw health challenges at you, and these can force your body into a less than ideal state. A common problem that is effecting an ever increasing number of people are regular bouts of headaches and migraines. Headaches and migraines can be attributed to a whole host of lifestyle factors such as stress, …

Dr Sophie on Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Although pregnancy is a natural process, the female body will have to endure a lot of changes and physical stress over the 40-week period. Some lucky few may have a pain free pregnancy however others may suffer more and this is where chiropractic care can provide great support. It is a well-known fact that many pregnant women suffer with pelvic …

Get Cycling Fit

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, with the arrival of the winter months it’s more important than ever to make the effort to keep your body moving to stay fit and healthy. At Putney we are experts on sports performance and maximising your body’s innate ability to heal and recover. We all also have a discipline that …

Ski Exercises to Prepare you for the Piste

When facing the impending winter in England, it can be tricky to find reasons to get excited. It does however mean the start of the ski season is just around the corner, giving us a lovely ray of hope as we make our way through the soggy darkening days. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the slopes this …

Free Posture Checks at Putney Exchange

From the sixth of October the Putney Chiropractic team will be setting up shop at The Putney Exchange for a week of free Posture Checks for you, your friends and family. Good spinal alignment sits at the very core of the principals of chiropractic. Posture is therefore an integral aspect of it. So if you’re wondering if chiropractic could help …

September Special Offer

To soften the blow of the approaching autumn we’ve decided to offer potential new clients a little treat. For the whole of September we are offering 50% off your first visit (normal fee £125) and if you bring a friend, it’s two for the price of one! This means, if the two of you visit together it will cost a total …

Wellness from Within

Understanding what chiropractic offers is simple. Many people think that the main objective of chiropractic is to help people with back pain when in fact it’s about so much more. It is about achieving true health and wellness which in turn leads to a happier you. Put simply, in order to be healthy our bodies have certain requirements… We require oxygen We …

Intro to Chiro – How often will I have to come in?

Many of us have never really thought about what it means to be truly healthy. Not just an absence of symptoms, but what we may have been missing from our lives and how long it has been since we were last truly healthy? One of the biggest questions you may ask yourself is: How long will it take for me …

Intro to Chiro – Subluxation: What is it?

We have had many people pop in an out of the clinic over our 25 years in Putney for a variety of reasons, all of various ages, sizes and backgrounds. Some are popping in for general health and wellbeing checkups, some are families who want to be pro-active about their health. Others are experiencing various symptoms that have disrupted their …

Intro to Chiro – My child has no pain, why take them to a Chiropractor?

How can Chiropractic benefit my children’s health & wellbeing? There are many benefits to your children having a healthy, functioning nervous system. So many of us are so familiar with associating chiropractic to back pain, neck pain and sciatica that we forget that the nerves that run through and from the spine service, control and regulate our entire body. Your …

Dr Edwina’s Allergy Advice

It’s spring, and we all know what that means! Meadow flowers, lighter days, running through the fields ….hang on a minute….. Those pesky allergies can really take the enjoyment out   of the best time of the year. I only began experiencing this for myself a few years ago, and I have created a great formula that I stick to, …

Monday motivation – don’t stop movin’

Our Monday Motivation is a blast from 2001 from the (surprisingly) prophetic mouth of s-club 7. Thanks to Dr Theodore for busting out his best s-club style dance moves. Don’t stop movin! It may be a cheesy song, with a wicked film clip, (with unconfirmed rumors it was filmed at Fez Club in Putney…but probably not!) but the concept of movement …

Research: Chiropractic effective for low back pain

This study measured the effects of a chiropractic adjustment on the low back (facet) joints. It proved that there was an effective gapping and stretching of these joints which was shown to help improve mobility and reduce the adhesions that are common place in the low back. MRI scans were used to show how the gapping was most effective in …

Common thread through all disease

We really do live in a fast paced world. We want quick results and instant gratification. Whether it is losing 4 kilograms in a week, or expanding the size of your biceps in a week, right through to having pre-prepared food, buying luxury items on credit, or having liposuction at the same time as a Caesarean. What I do know …

Germs and Immunity

How do I avoid getting sick? If the question is how to evade the effects of nasty virulent strains of bacteria? 1. Many people think that avoiding the “germs” is the answer. 2. Others would answer the same question by suggesting antibiotics. 3. Others might answer by suggesting that the effects can only take a hold if the bodies defences …

Life Blueprint: Creating Vitality

Life Blueprint: Creating Vitality… From the inside out! Our ‘Healthcare’ system IS failing.YET… Your body is born healthy and is innately designed to be healthy. In the second of the Blueprint Wellness series of talks, Dr Michael discusses the fundamental concepts of what it is to be ‘healthy’ and what you can do to ensure optimal vitality and longevity. Come in …

Chiro Europe Malaga

Dr Edwina headed off to Malaga, Spain for a large gathering of the chiropractic profession mid April. There were around 700 attendees from across Europe and the world. It is such a great way to share ideas within the profession, research, patient management and new wellness strategies for the future. The team at Putney Chiro strive to be the best …

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!)