Hurlingham Polo

The team had a cracking time at the Hurlingham Polo recently. We like to support local events and it was just a hop across the river to check out this incredible sport. Did you know that Chiropractors see many riders, but also a there are some amazing McTimoney trained Horse Chiropractors?  

Nove Colli

Craig joined over 60 members of his cycle club, The London Dynamo, for an amazing weekend of cycling on the Adriatic coast midway down the East Coast of Italy. They were joined by 12,000 enthusiastic Italian cyclists who love a sleek, shiny bicycle. Race details 205kms, nine cols/hills, total ascent 3800m and temperature 30+ degrees. Alarm set for 4:00am, breakfast …

City Ski Championships 2011

Courmayeur, Italy This March saw the team from Putney Chiropractic participate in the 2011 City Ski Championships in the beautiful alpine resort of Courmayeur in Italy. This event, which has been running for 12 years, combines the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom for novices, amateurs and the more serious skiers together. The Championships were originally designed as a ski …

Putney Chiropractic Vs Ski Sunday

Dr Craig McLean and Graham Bell go head to head A special moment for the team was getting to watch Craig taking on Graham Bell at the slalom at the City Ski Championships 2011. It was a close call, but he was quick out the gates and luckily he didn’t miss the last gate this time!

Bio-mechanics and physiology expert

Since arriving in the UK from his native Australia, Craig has been working with the Warren Smith Ski Academy on a consultancy basis, helping the academy clients unlock blocked ranges of movement that biomechanically restrict developments taking place in their skiing technique. Most skiers hit a plateau in their skiing ability because of anatomical joint restriction, muscle weakness or poor neurological input. …

Tim Brabants on course for London 2012

We are proud to work with Tim Brabants, previous world champion and gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics in the K1 1000m. Tim’s back in training and is preparing himself for the long road to the next Olympics in London 2012. August 2010 – Kayak World Championships – Poland Tim succeeded to win a silver medal in the K1 1000m. …

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Summer Skiing in Saas Fee

The Doc a welcome sight Dr Craig has been bio-mechanics and physiology expert with the Warren Smith Ski Academy for over 5 years and he made a trip out to the Swiss Alps, Saas Fee in August to offer advice to any of the academy clients who are studying for their BASI ski instructor exams. He set up a clinic for the …

Photos in Saas Fee

Here is Vanessa Sharples photographing for the Daily Mail while we were out in Saas Fee Summer 2010.

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 …

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 – …

City Ski Championships 2010

City Ski Championships 2010 – Courmayeur, Italy March 18-21, 2010 was the beginning of the Putney Chiropractic Racing team, or PC racers as we were referred to by the BBC Olympic commentator Matt Chilton. Team members included Drs Craig, Abby and Edwina, Ben Lofthouse and Momentum Ski director Amin Momen. Putney Chiropractic was out there to race but also in …

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 …

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 …

Optimising ski performance

Optimising your skiing performance by DC Craig McLean. In an attempt to prevent injury and improve strength and performance there are some specific tests that will help you determine if you are susceptible to a future injury or have limitations in your biomechanics or physiology that will prevent you from performing at your best. Assessment of specific spinal and lower extremity …

London Ski Show 2009

Putney Chiropractic Centre was proud to be invited to the 2009 Metro Ski and Snowboard Show held at Kensington Olympia from 21-25 October 2009. Our purpose at the show was twofold. Firstly, we had a mobile clinic set up for some of Europe’s top skiers and snowboarders and secondly to offer free back advice to the thousands of attendees. We …