Not the Christmas break Doc Craig was expecting

Drew gives us an update on Doc Craig… As some of you are already aware by popping in, or stalking him on social media, Dr Craig decided it was a great idea to pull a ‘Dr Michael’ at the velodrome this week by cannoning into a bunch of his fellow cyclists and soaring through the air like a majestic reindeer …

Hear Emma’s Testimonial

As part of Putney Chiropractic’s ongoing testimonial reel, this week we’d like to share Emma’s story. Emma is a mother of five who first came to see us with a slipped disc sustained from yoga. After seeing the results for herself she now brings the whole family for regular adjustments, giving their bodies the chance to effectively self heal. If you …

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 – 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 …

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!)

Healing

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 Caeserean. What I do know …

Recovering from a broken leg

Our resident Chiropractor and ironically a renowned ski injury expert, turned the focus on himself recently when he fractured his leg while skiing in Canada late in the 2012 ski season. Below is an outline of what was involved in the recovery process taking him from a shattered leg and shattered dream of working at the London 2012 Olympics, to …

Sciatica advice

Sciatica is a very common complaint amongst people of all ages, occupations and fitness levels, however many people don’t understand what it really is, what has caused it and what they can do about it. Some people experience it in a relatively mild form, while for others it can be quite debilitating, interfering with normal daily activities and movement. What …

Research: efficacy of steroid injections

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: Efficacy of steroid injections It appears that it makes no difference in the long term outcome of shoulder or elbow pain using either …

Research: spinal manipulation

[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: Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Gert Bronfort, Mitch Haas, Roni Evans, Brent Leininger and Jay Triano; Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010, …

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 …

Lumbar disc problems

Lumbar disc herniation Lumbar disc herniation is a common cause of low back pain and sciatica and is known by many, especially your GP, as a slipped disc. It’s description as a slipped disc couldn’t be further from the truth. The discs don’t slip anywhere but the disc material can protrude or bulge putting pressure on spinal nerves or even …

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 …

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 – …