Staying healthy through the school holidays

The school holidays are now in full swing and keeping the kids happy, entertained and enthusiastic for 6 weeks can sometimes be a tall order…as can keeping them fit and healthy. Good health and wellbeing isn’t something that can be dipped in and out of. It’s not a pot of hummus. It’s a way of life, a choice and something …

aggregation of marginal gains

Making marginal gains in your health & wellbeing

  Cycling’s premier event, the Tour de France, is now in full swing with riders from around the world putting their bodies through three weeks of hell in order to claim the fabled Maillot Jaune – the yellow jersey. The first part of the race has been dominated by Team Sky who have become the dominant force in world cycling …

5 easy ways to start feeling good this summer

  The sun is shining, blue skies are on the horizon and summer is well and truly here. Summer, probably more so than any other season, is when we want to feel good. There might be summer holidays to look forward to, they’ll be plenty of things to keep us busy and keeping ourselves in optimum health is something we …

Pregnancy – heartburn

Are you sick of laying in bed at night with the constant pain of heartburn? It is a very common problem affecting a large percentage of pregnant women, which can be controlled with some small changes. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause relaxation of the ligaments which normally keep the valve between the esophagus and the stomach closed. If it relaxes …

Pregnancy – Preconception Care

Preconception health is a woman’s health before she becomes pregnant. It focuses on the conditions and risk factors that could affect a woman if she becomes pregnant. The key to promoting preconception health is to combine the best health care, healthy behaviours, strong support, and safe environments at home and at work. Good preconception health care is about managing current …

Health and wellbeing in the workplace

3 tips for better health and wellbeing in the workplace

A new study carried out by YouGov on behalf of Virgin has found that more than half of all employees suffer from burnout, severe anxiety and physical and emotional exhaustion in the workplace. In this time of austerity, both employees and employers have had to adapt to increasing demands being placed on their time, resource and capacity. The moments where …

Better Wellbeing

5 easy ways to improve wellbeing

We always strive to improve our wellbeing and our clients often report an improved sense of wellbeing while under our care. But what is better wellbeing and how can we go about achieving it? An improvement in wellbeing will often see people experiencing more energy, less fatigue, improved immune system response, better sleep, improved digestion and other signs of overall …

An egg-cellent time to focus on wellbeing

Easter is an egg-cellent time to start focussing on getting fitter, being healthy and finding more balance in your lifestyle. Most people we see tend to want to look and feel good as we move into the summer months. We all might enjoy the extra bit of chocolate at Easter but once it’s out the way you’ve got a great …

Treat Mum to a dose of wellbeing this Mother’s Day

Being a Mum is stressful. There’s no two ways about it, Mums have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Forget investment banking in the city or wheeling and dealing on the stock exchange, being a Mum tops all of that. That’s why it’s important that, when we can, we take the time to give something back to the …

Putney’s Christmas Party Tips

With Christmas just around the corner, the party season will soon be in full swing and quite right too! The festive season gives us all the chance to partake in some well needed festivities, celebrations and relaxation to brighten up the harsh English winter. But while we all need to let our hair down, we also need to remember to …

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 …

Dr Michael – Healing & Recovery

Dr Michael is back from a 3 month layoff with a serious injury. After his rehabilitation he has shared his experience on recovery and healing. Well after my little tete a tete with a large deer in Richmond park on my bicycle I struggled to see much positive from the experience. A full afternoon of surgery, along with metal pieces …

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 …

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 …

Art, Science, Philosophy

Chiropractic is often referred to as having these 3 pillars to its foundation. Today I was casting my mind back to when I first started my journey towards chiropractic in my first weeks at university. The academic challenge of understanding the science and the philosophy were relatively easy for me. I was used to learning in that way, and relished …

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 …

Edwina’s Organic Quest

Dr Edwina Waddell shares her latest experiences in attempting to live and stay healthy in London. This week, in my eternal quest to simplify my life by shortening my to do-list, in a health focused and free from nastie’s way, I did my first online, all- organic, grocery shop. I was bored of scouring the supermarket for organic fruit and …

Eat Blueprint Nutrition Workshop

Food fundamentals is the first of the Blueprint series to get you started on the journey to improved nutrition. Dr Michael Bloom will present an an inspirational evening about how to eat the way we were designed to eat! What is a paleo diet? How are we genetically designed to eat? What can you do nutritionally to make sure your are 100% healthy …