Ski Fitness

VIDEO: Ski Fitness and Biomechanics

Dr Craig took time out from a trip to Sweden to have a chat about skiing, ski fitness and how an awareness of your biomechanics can make you a better skier. Here’s what he had to say… Ski fitness and biomechanics from Putney Chiro on Vimeo. If you want some more advice on how to get the most out of …

The Ski Doc

Your guide to carving up the slopes this winter

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts start turning towards the slopes. We’re mad on skiing and snowboarding here and Doc Craig has been heavily involved in the ski industry for nearly two decades. Skiing places all kinds of physical demands on the body, especially the spine. Craig has featured in the travel section of the Telegraph as …

Are you ready to ski?

Physical strength and flexibility are so important for skiing and Doc Craig McLean showed us recently why. The perfect storm hit Chamonix in late January 2015, well over a metre of snow fell over a 4 day period and Craig was there to make the most of the perfect conditions (see video of his selfie stick below). The half term …

Get Ready for Winter at Profeet

This Wednesday Dr Craig will be joining forces with five-time Olympian, Ski Sunday presenter and Putney Chiro client Graham Bell and orthopaedic specialists Pro Feet for a night aimed at getting you primed and ready for winter. They will be demonstrating the best ways to get fit for skiing and snowboarding and providing tips and advice on avoiding injury. The night will …

The 2014 London Ski and Snowboard Show

The PCC team were in attendance at the London Ski Show last week and we did our bit to help skiers and snowboarders from all over the UK get fit and ready to perform at their best for the approaching season. Highlights included Dr Craig at 11am on Sunday morning speaking at the Mountain Talks Theatre about his personal ski …

London Ski and Snowboard Show Ticket Giveaway

Tomorrow sees the start of the London Ski and Snowboard Show, one of the biggest winter sports events in the world. The show brings together representatives from all aspects of the sport and offers plenty of ways to keep both kids and adults entertained. There are mountain talks from British Olympic medalist Jenny Jones, visits from Father Christmas, fashion shows …

Ski Exercises to Prepare you for the Piste

When facing the impending winter in England, it can be tricky to find reasons to get excited. It does however mean the start of the ski season is just around the corner, giving us a lovely ray of hope as we make our way through the soggy darkening days. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the slopes this …

Get Ready For Winter Fitness Session

Last week Dr Craig was very kindly asked to share his expertise at the Austrian National Tourist Office’s annual media winter get together, entitled Get Ready For Winter. So at 7.30 am, he and a group of active and willing volunteers that included Britain’s premiere female alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott, headed out to Hyde Park and embarked on a fitness …

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.

City Ski Championships 2012

The 2012 City Ski Championships – Crans Montana, Switzerland Putney Chiropractic was a proud supporter of the 2012 Momentum Ski Festival. The weekend in Crans Montana, Switzerland brought together downhill and slalom ski racing with a comedy festival featuring Markus Brigstoke, Rufus Hound and Nick Doody, an apres ski music festival with among others top London band ‘The Feeling’, a …

Laugh your boots off report

The people from Momentum Ski who have brought you City Ski Championships for the past 12 years have teamed up with Marcus Brigstocke’s Taking the Piste agency and other partners to offer a smorgersboard of on and off piste fun. Monday 21st of November was the first taster of a series of events in the run up to the Momentum …

Ski Fitness session in Hyde Park

Getting ready for the slopes Chiropractor Craig McLean joined the Warren Smith Ski Academy at their recent Ski Fitness program held in Hyde Park on Saturday  12th November 2011. Craig’s been working with the academy as a chiropractor and biomechanics/physiology consultant since 2005 and at the London ‘Ski Fitness’ event he took a group of budding academy skiers helping them understand the …

Ski and Snowboard Show 2011

Dr Craig reports back on the first day at the Ski Show:  As part of my commitment to the ski industry over the years I’ve been treating some of UK’s best skiers at the ski show since my first visit in 2000. Pictured right is me with Graham Bell the BBC’s Ski Sunday presenter. He’s trying to get his low …

Competition – win Ski Show Tickets!!

We love the Ski Show, we’ve been every year for more years than we care to remember! This year it’s relocating to Earl’s Court, so to check out this new venue we’ve got a special offer to get you through the doors for less. Discount on Ski Show 2012 Entry! Book your tickets online at the ski show web site metrosnow.co.uk or …

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 …

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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.

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 – …

London Ski Show 2008

he Metro Ski Show, held at Kensington Olympia during late October, puts on display all that is skiing in the UK and worldwide. Putney Chiropractic Centre was invited back to look after the young athletes who put their bodies on the line for the crowd’s viewing pleasure. We were provided a private booth in the upstairs Riders Environment to keep …