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 …

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!)

March’s exercise of the month

              The piriformis muscle stretch. The piriformis muscle is situated deep in your buttock and can be responsible for contributing to low back pain, sciatica or general tesnion in your low back region. The below exercises are simple ways to keep the piriformis muscle from carring tension and keep your low back and buttock …

February’s exercise of the month

This exercise has been taken for our get powerful to ski exercise program but can be used by anyone to strengthen your lower back muscles, core and help with coordinated movement of your leg muscles. You’ll need a dumbbell and be sure to keep your back straight and the weight nice and light to begin with. Do 3 sets of …

Stress and Cortisol

Cortisol is a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands. It regulates blood pressure and regulates the body’s use of macronutrients. Cortisol also affects the release of insulin release and your body’s ability to convert sugars into energy. Typically, cortisol levels peak in the morning, and is at its lowest level in the middle of the night. At natural, healthy …

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 …

January exercise of the month

This months exercise is all about creating low back flexibility and strength by starting to access that very important core. So important in these sedentary times.

December exercise of the month

Welcome to our monthly exercise to help keep your body moving well and stop the negative affects sedentary posture may be having on your spine. This month is all about strengthening your upper back and neck. You’ll need an exercise ball but this exercise will strengthen your upper back and help improve your upper back and neck posture.

Ski fitness article

The ‘ski doc’ has been at it again, answering questions for the Ski Club of GB’s magazine ‘Ski and Board’. Our very own chiropractor Dr Craig McLean moonlights as an expert for the ski club of GB and regularly offers advice about how to prepare your body for the challenges of skiing/boarding.

Stay healthy during the party season

Dr Edwina’s top 4 strategies to boost your immune system at Christmas. Too many late nights, parties and stress at this time of the year often lead to us succumbing to fatigue and illness. 1. Make sure your nervous system is in good working order: Did you know that your body is really good at defending itself from germs and …

Chiropractic safety update

Here’s a little article showing that a neck adjustment at the chiropractor is no more traumatic than simply turning your head left or right! Read on… Abstract OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to quantify the strains applied to the internal carotid artery (ICA) during neck spinal manipulative treatments and range of motion (ROM)/diagnostic testing of the head …

Live longer by sitting less

Abstract Objectives To determine the impact of sitting and television viewing on life expectancy in the USA. Design Prevalence-based cause-deleted life table analysis. Setting Summary RRs of all-cause mortality associated with sitting and television viewing were obtained from a meta-analysis of available prospective cohort studies. Prevalences of sitting and television viewing were obtained from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Primary …

Posture screen

We have started using Posture Screen software to help you see some of the variations in normal posture. Please ask your chiropractor to take a photo of your posture and we can use this as a great motivator to keep your posture upright and your spine healthy for the rest of your life. Dr Craig has donated his report for …

The wellness guys

Our Favourites List We will be recommending a new podcast every month – our ‘favourites’ list. May 2013- Podcast 8 The flying doctor from ‘100 not out’ and podcast 1 from the ‘life by design’ team – discussing the principles of life by design. April 2013 – 100 not out podast series listen to them all! March 2103 – smart DNA This interview covers a range of topics including …

November exercise of the month

Welcome to our monthly exercise to help keep your body moving well and stop the affects that sedentary posture may be having on your spine. This exercise is an active lumbar roll and should be repeated 30-60 times each side.

Autumn cycling at Putney Chiro

Cycling at Putney Chiro We have started a virtual cycling club on Strava and invite you to join us. Find our cycling club on Strava and join us for a few virtual rides. Here’s some pics of a recent ride Drs Michael, Luke and Craig went on through the Surrey Hills on a beautiful Autumn day.

Ignacio’s story – mobility and wellbeing

Ignacio has been visiting Putney Chiropractic for a few months now. He kindly told us what he thought about our practice: When did you first come to Putney Chiropractic?  February 2012 Why did you first come to see us here? I had been seeing another chiropractor for a few years until he left the UK. Putney Chiropractic was recommended to …

The London Ski and Snowboard Show

Ski and Snowboard Show This year the Ski and Snowboard Show is celebrated 39 years of bringing you the latest and greatest in winter sports gear, holidays, action, experiences and more. With over 200 stands to browse and a dozen free interactive attractions, it was a great way to spend the day whether you’ve never skied before or head to …

Team Triathlon

The South London Swim Club, a fine all year outdoor, cold water swimming club is based at Tooting Bec Lido and it holds an annual relay triathlon every year in September. Last year Doc Craig and his wife Gail teamed up with their neighbour and managed to win the Members trophy. This year the Putney Chiropractic staff entered two teams, …

Celebrating with Gold Medalist Sophie

Sophie Hosking, the London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the lightweight womens double scull has been celebrating at her native London Rowing Club and Drs Luke Brady, Craig McLean and Mrs Gail McLean were there to help. It was a great night and provided a great insight into the thoughts of the rowers as they gave a stroke by stroke …