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 …

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Go hard or go home – wonga challenge

A wonderful Concept – The Wonga Challenge is following on from channel 5′s new show ‘Go Hard or Go Home’ hosted by Putney Chiro’s favourite yachts-women, Hannah White. The Mission of this challenge is simple: ‘to motivate and inspire 100,000 people to get up, get active and challenge themselves to do something they’ve never done before’ We hope we can inspire at least …

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 …

Injections a waste of time for sciatica

Epidural corticosteroid injections are unlikely to provide any meaningful long-term pain relief for patients with sciatica, a review has found.Despite the approach becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the review of 23 “high quality” randomised trials found it gave only modest, short-term pain relief compared to placebo. Writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine (online), the authors cautioned against using the injections, …

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 …

Why get adjusted?

Why adjustments are good for you! The following ten statements explain why getting a spinal adjustment by a Chiropractor can help you to get and stay well for the rest of your life. Each statement is supported by some great peer reviewed articles which backs up the benefits of regular chiropractic care. 1. It’s good for your nervous system This …

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 …

Dr Michael Bloom’s wellness certification

I recently completed my post graduate qualification in wellness. This certification is titled “Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner” and is awarded by the International Chiropractic Association. The study took me 2 years part time, and consisted of attending four individual 12 hour seminar lectures, completing four corresponding home module assignments and finally completing an examination covering all the course information. Briefly …

Family and friends discount

May 2013 is Family and Friends month. As an existing client of Putney Chiro if you’d like to send in one of your family members, friends or even your boss for our new client experience, we’ll take £75 off the normal price and all they will pay is £50 for their first visit. Just send them to this web page and …

La Marmotte 2013

Drs Michael and Craig headed to France for the weekend of 6/7 July to join 6500 other crazy cyclists to complete the Marmotte cycling sportive. Read some thoughts from Doc Craig as he sped around the course a year after he broke his leg. The Marmotte 2013 – unfinished business Marmotte time: 7hrs 10mins (414 out of 6000+) – not …

Prudential London Ride 100

The Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive hit London the first weekend of August 2013 and what an amazing event it was. The cyclists reclaimed the streets of London and Surrey and we had such a great time speeding through the traffic free streets. Doc Craig entered as part of a team from his local cycling club London Dynamo and …

June exercise of the month

Give this great exercise a try. We at Putney Chiropractic are determined to eradicate the epidemic that is the ‘forward head posture’. Especially for our children who are all addicted to iPads and computers. Get the kids doing this every day too, share it around the office or forward it to your children’s teachers!

Research – Subluxation Affects on Health

This paper explores how chiropractic care may be beneficial to non musculoskeletal conditions. Exploring the Neuromodulatory Effects of the Vertebral Subluxation and Chiropractic Care. Author: HEIDI HAAVIK Abstract: The elusive vertebral subluxation is the central defining clinical principle of the chiropractic profession. After almost 115 years of discussion there is still little consensus regarding the nature of the vertebral subluxation …

The Edinburgh Lectures

Dr Craig travelled to Edinburgh for a chiropractic conference early in the month of June. This was an international chiropractic event and there were some amazing speakers. Highlights for me were meeting the slightly bonkers Billy De Moss a chiropractor/surf nut from California and listening to some of the cool research that is on its way out of the New …

The Edinburgh lectures

Dr Craig travelled to Edinburgh for a chiropractic conference early in the month of June. This was an international chiropractic event and there were some amazing speakers. Highlights for me were meeting the slightly bonkers Billy De Moss a chiropractor/surf nut from California and listening to some of the cool research that is on its way out of the New …

Research – subluxation affects on health

This paper explores how chiropractic care may be beneficial to non musculoskeletal conditions. Exploring the Neuromodulatory Effects of the Vertebral Subluxation and Chiropractic Care. Author: HEIDI HAAVIK Abstract: The elusive vertebral subluxation is the central defining clinical principle of the chiropractic profession. After almost 115 years of discussion there is still little consensus regarding the nature of the vertebral subluxation …

Yvonne’s first ever 10km!

So 5wks ago Yvonne, our super chiropractic assistant, had only ever done a light jog but earlier this month she smashed her first ever 10k. Great work Yvonne! What an inspiration, ask her how she did it next time you’re in. No excuses! We are designed to move and the key is to find the right way for you, it …