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 …

Stephanie’s story

“Running ultra marathons without a chiropractor – bad idea…. I went into see a chiropractor in South London, Dr Craig McLean at Putney Chiropractic Centre, for a much-needed crack of my geriatric back. He did a very thorough assessment as I nattered away about my “robust” injury history. After seeing the state of my right hip, he asked “So Stephanie, …

Craig’s Story

Dr Craig McLean, Doctor of Chiropractic talks of his personal account of a past episode of low back pain and leg pain, “Disc herniation – I know all about how backs can perform well and I also how they can sometimes let you down. In 2003 I suffered a massive disc herniation at the L4-5 level. This resulted in severe …

Michelle’s story

“I’m not a runner, not exactly. I’m a runner-wanna-be. I’m not training for a half-marathon and never will be. I’m happy being slow for someone who runs as much as I do. Happy. I run because it makes me happy. Thus, when I became pregnant, I decided to continue running because it made me happy. At first, it was fantastic. …

Deniz’s story

“The 3 day stop-start exhausting and excruciating labour, which nearly ended in a caesarian had left me with a very irritable baby, drugged and tired, and a poor feeder. Of course I had received all the drugs possible in labour and was very weak and sick after the delivery and could barely hold my baby for a few days. My …

Will’s story

“As a keen sportsman playing and coaching cricket in the summer and hockey in the winter on a regular basis I was beginning to find that my body was not necessarily performing as my mind would want it to. My back was becoming stiffer and I was taking longer to recover from seemingly minor injuries. It got to the point …

Elmien’s story

“Baby Lily arrived at 3 minutes past midnight on Sunday morning – just 3 minutes past her official due date (fashionably late, I’d say). I would like to thank all of you, and especially Craig, for the wonderful chiropractic care I have received. After a difficult first pregnancy, with lots of pelvic pain, I decided to come for regular treatments …

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 …

Konrad’s story

Konrad Bartelski  “Since I retired from World Cup skiing in 1983, I have had continuing problems with the mobility in my neck. The wear and tear of crashing down icy mountains at 85 mph resulted in regular and frequent stiffening of my neck to the extent that I searched for all and any solutions. Physio – Chiropractor – Osteopath – …

Mark F’s story

“There I was and, as you do, I was idly playing with my Blackberry whilst in the checkout queue at Tescos. I wasn’t expecting anything but then up it popped – a most unexpected mail from Mike – “I’ve signed up for a ride with some mates – do you want to come?”. But this wasn’t one of Mike’s usual …

Mark P’s story

“After every long bike ride that included lots of climbing I’d always experience lower back pain and hamstring problems on my right side. Although sceptical of the value of chiropractors I decided to give Putney Chiropractic a go. The initial consultation and x-rays revealed a substantial leg length difference, which went a long way to explaining all my problems right …

Sophie’s story

“I started seeing Edwina five months ago after I hurt my back unloading the dishwasher – I’d had a horse riding accident a few years before and after switching from horse riding to rowing, my back was prone to frequent niggles and the slightest awkward movement could set it off again. I had to spend weeks at a time out …

Archie’s story

“My son Archie started chiropractic treatment with the Putney Chiropractic Centre a few weeks after his birth. My husband and I noticed that he wasn’t turning his head to the left and when we mentioned this to our midwife she suggested that we brought him here to have him assessed. An initial consultation revealed that he had a shortened muscle …

Graham’s story

Graham Bell, BBC Ski Sunday’s presenter and ex world cup and GB Olympian, tells his story about his experience at Putney Chiro “As an ex World Cup Skier I raced for 16 years on the World Cup Downhill circuit skiing in 5 Olympic Games along the way. Inevitably I picked up a number of injuries over that time. When I …

Richard M’s story

“One significant, and quite unexpected, benefit of the Chiropractic treatment I’ve received from Putney Chiropractic is the near complete elimination of cramp from my racing. Particularly if the event has been tough, in the past I’d really struggle to get through the final hour of Elite races cramp free. However, this has all changed over the last 3 months. While …

Richard S’s story

“I came to see Craig not because I had a problem to address, but because I wanted to improve my performance on the bike. Craig started work on straightening me out and within a few months was able to demonstrate noticeable improvements in how my muscles were working. In short he made me able to push harder on the pedals …

Alistair’s story

“I started visiting Putney Chiropractic in November 2007. I have been a distance runner for over 20 years and a triathlete for 6 but was considering giving up both due to the frustrations I’d long endured through each new injury sustained as a number of chronic physical problems. After reading that Dr. Craig was himself a triathlete and wanting to …

Jenny’s story

“At the beginning of this year I started time trialling, and have regularly been seeing Don throughout this time. Keeping in the same position for hours of riding puts a lot of strain on the back, but in my first season of riding and getting on a TT bike I can honestly say that my back hasn’t felt better!” Jenny …