Welcome to the Kenworthy Chiropractic news page. Check in frequently to find out what’s happening at the clinic. We’ll be posting all the latest news as well as hints and tips to improve your health, chiropractic articles, videos and even the occasional competition.
Please be aware that Kenworthy Chiropractic will be closed from Thursday 23rd of January and we will re-open from Tuesday 11th of February. We (Johanna and Stuart) will be in India until the 9th of February so we won’t be able to answer any enquiries until we return. When the clinic re-opens we will have our new chiropractor, Tom Roselle, working alongside Johanna which will mean more appointments will be available. As mentioned previously our prices will increase from February, but in most cases not by very much. We look forward to seeing you all when we return as the clinic grows and moves into this new and exciting phase.
It's been very difficult watching the devastation caused by the bush fires in Australia, so we've decided to make a small donation and become a koala protector via the WWF. For a mere £25 you can help them to help the koalas right now and re-plant their habitat for the future (this helps all the other animals too). If you'd like to become a koala protector can do so at https://support.wwf.org.uk/koala-protector
As most of you already know, the clinic has been operating at capacity for the last year. This has meant that standard appointments have been at a premium and new patients have, in some cases, had to wait almost two months to be seen. To remedy the situation we have hired a new and very talented chiropractor, a Mr Tom Roselle. Tom will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Kenworthy Chiropractic from the 11th of February 2020. Tom will be taking appointments from 8.30am which will give our patients the option of attending the clinic before they start work. All of Johanna’s existing patients can still book their appointments with her, but should she be fully booked they will now have the option to book with Tom. Johanna is now so busy that she won’t be taking on many more new patients. Consequently, the majority of new patients will now be seen by Tom (unless it is essential that the patient sees a woman practitioner, or is attending the clinic for pregnancy related issues). We’re very excited to have Tom on board and we believe it will help the clinic go from strength to strength. Onwards and upwards.
Happy New Year from Kenworthy Chiropractic. We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Please be aware that we will be away from the 24th of January until the 11th of February (more about that in future posts). This year promises to be very interesting for the clinic. When we return in February we will be adding a new chiropractor to our team for two days each week. This will allow us to take on more new patients and be able to provide more appointments at short notice. I will be giving Tom a proper introduction nearer his start date as he deserves more time and space than I can give him here. We'll also be adding a new member of admin staff to the team from Tuesday next week and I'll also introduce Emily properly then. So, lots of changes that ought to make the clinic even stronger than it is now. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020. P.S. The photo shown was taken during a rather disappointing Christmas trip to Barrow In Furness.
We know that many of our patients already use CBD oil, or are interested in giving it a try. That's why we've decided to stock this high quality product from yourzooki. Both Johanna and myself use CBD oil on a daily basis and we're constantly sending patients email links to show patients where they can buy good quality oil. Now it couldn't be easier as you can simply buy a bottle from Kenworthy Chiropractic whenever you have an appointment, or when you're just in town. To begin with we'll be stocking the 10% strength as this what we use. It isn't cheap at £69.99 for 10ml, but you do get what you pay for (this brand is stocked by Harrods, Selfridges and Planet Organic). Don't worry, we won't be giving you the hard sell. If you want to buy CBD Oil from us we'll be happy to oblige, but you if you're not interested that's fine by us. In the weeks to come we will also be stocking a 3% oil that retails at £27.99. We should have some of the 10% oil on sale in the clinic from Thursday 21st of November. Samples will be available if you'd like to give it a try. Tomorrow I'll post more about the product itself so you're all fully informed.
The clinic is full for now, so I'm afriad we're having to put new patients on hold until next year. That said, new appointments might still become available before February due to rescheduling, or the cancelling of appointments. So, if you would like to visit Johanna sooner rather than later do keep an eye on our schedule via our online booking service.
I know, it's not Christmas. It's not even December. That said, now is a good time to tell you about our Christmas opening hours so you can plan ahead. This year we're going to be closed for slightly longer than we have been for the last two years. Our final week runs from Tuesday 17th - Saturday the 21st of December. The Tuesday is already almost fully booked, but there are plenty of appointments still available throughout the rest of the week. The clinic will then close at lunch time on Saturday 21st and will re-open on Friday 3rd of January. I'm afraid we won't be able to add any extra appointments as Johanna is already working her Xmas socks off. However, we aren't taking on any new patients for the last two weeks to create more availability for our regular patients. If you do pay us a visit in our final working week we'll be serving up gingerbread and Christmas coffee, so save some room.
Nothing says Christmas like an industrial sized, grey, Dr. Graeme Massager. Okay, so it's not the most aesthetically pleasing gift you're likely to find under your Christmas tree this year, but you'll be hard pressed to find anything more useful. Whilst your friendly chiropractor is stuffing down the mince pies this will help to keep your aches and pains at bay until she returns. We sell this beauties for £49.50 which I don't think can be beaten anywhere. So, if you want to treat a friend, family member, or keep it all to your self please drop me a line via Facebook, email, or give me a ring in the clinic. I'll be putting our Christmas order in this Friday ((15th). P.S. Apologies for mentioning Christmas in November, but like Santa I have to plan ahead.
On Friday Johanna spent a fabulous evening at a gala to support one of her favourite patients, Rory Curzon-Smith (in the photograph Johanna is shown with Sally, Rory's proud mum). It was a rather grand affair held at Bartle Hall and true to form Johanna had a ball. Not only that, but she won a hamper of confectionary. Talk about the luck of the Irish. This year we know many people are looking to donate to charity in lieu of giving presents. If you fall into this category, then might we suggest you make your donation to Rory's Rec Fund. Follow the link below to read more about Rory and to make any donations.
Three years ago today (Friday 11th Oct.)Johanna and I took our first look at 9 Theatre Street and decided it would be ideal for our (Johanna's) chiropractic clinic. Johanna was still in her final year at the time, so it felt like a very big step. By the middle of January we were all set, although it's taken another 2 years for Johanna to get the clinic just how she wants it. It's been hard work, but we love it and we're so glad we took the plunge.
As I believe I've mentioned before all chiropractors must complete 30 hours of personal development a year if they are to retain their registration with the General Chiropractic Council. Consequently, Johanna is closing the clinic early today. She'll then be heading off to Abingdon in Oxfordshire where she is meeting up with a number of her fellow former students for a couple of days of intensive learning. As part of the weekend Johanna and her friend Nicola will be giving a talk on pregnancy and chiropractic. Other topics covered will include diversified chiropractic techniques, the philosophy of chiropractic and the examination of a number of case studies. I, on the other hand, will be putting my feet up. Happy weekend everyone.
Kenworthy Chiropractic has invested in a top of the range Belloost pregnancy pillow. This allows women with even the biggest bumps to be treated face down in much more comfort than we could offer previously. I (the clinic manager) modelled for the photograph and I can report that my 'could be 6 months pregnant' stomach was well protected.
If you've looked at our online booking system you might presume we've spent most of the summer on holiday. Indeed, one or two people have told us they thought this is exactly what we'd done. Now, I really wish we had been lounging in the sun, or exploring some ancient city, but we haven't; We've been in the clinic as usual. It would seem that we appear to be closed because there is no availability on our online booking system. The reality is that we've had an exceptionally busy summer and we've been fully booked for at least 3 weeks in advance. That said, we do have a few gaps for the week after next if anyone is in need. Please bear in mind it's always worth keep checking online because some patients need to change their bookings at the last minute and this can free up some slots. Now, where's that holiday brochure...?
Today in clinic we are playing host to 1st year McTimoney chiropractic student Michael Carr. Johanna really enjoys having students in to observe her at work and she does all she can to make their day worthwhile. This Wednesday we have a full clinic with a diverse mix of patients, so there ought to be plenty to see.
Kenworthy Chiropractic has signed up to Who Gives A Crap to supply our toilet rolls. They're 100% recycled and 50% of the profits go to build toilets for those in need. We've also changed our supplier for the couch rolls we use on the chiropractic benches. This will now be supplied by Outback Organics and it too is made from recycled paper. Not only is this much kinder to the environment, but the products themselves are actually much nicer.
All chiropractors tend to have an area of specialist interest and Johanna's centres around pregnancy, both pre-natal and post natal. McTimoney chiropractic care can help with back ache, leg and neck pain, pubic/groin pain, stomach cramp, indigestion, as well as aching and swollen feet and ankles. Indeed, Johanna has treated many mums to be that have found great relief from her treatments. Not only that, but Johanna offers a free well baby check and a babygrow gift for each new arrival if their Mum has attended the clinic for chiropractic care. Johanna loves meeting patients of all ages and backgrounds, but it's quite clear that nothing makes her happier than meeting the new babies.
Whilst waiting for the heatwave to show Johanna and I spent the weekend painting and decorating the clinic. We still have to crack the entrance hall, but we've finished the corridor leading to the 2nd clinic room and we've smartened up our toilet facilities. It was actually a lot more enjoyable than we were expecting and we made it back outside in time for the sunshine.
You've taken up running. You feel energised. The weight's falling off and you've got a new lease of life. Now, you want to push yourself a little harder - The PB around the back garden has been smashed and you're looking for a greater challenge. This weekend many of you undertook the Hero Assault Course and many more of you are signed up for the City of Preston 10k in September. Good for you, but...We've noticed that some of you are working with dodgy equipment i.e. Your musculoskeletal system. You'd be surprised by just how many runners are tanking about with a misaligned pelvis, a twisted rib cage or another issue that impacts upon their running. So many people have become accustomed to the idiosyncracies of their bodies that they have no idea they're bent out of shape. However, on our morning walks around Avenham and Miller Parks we see so many runners that are running with an impediment that is actually putting strain upon their body and making them more prone to injury. It's like going out on a bike with a bent wheel, or a wobbly seat - It'll get you around, but it could be so much better and the chances are chiropractic care could help. So, if you think your body could use a tune up, or you like an unfair edge over your competitors then book in with Kenworthy Chiropractic.
P.S. We really have seen a lot of people running in a way that could damage their bodies, so we're thinking about arranging a few talks with regard to the do's and dont's for effective and safe running. Anyone think this is a good idea, or is part of a group that would be interested, then just let us know (and best of all it'll be free).
Whilst plenty of people wait until they're in pain, bent double and at their wits end before they visit the chiropractor, there is another way. Regular wellness care can help you stay in shape and minimise the risk of chronic issues taking hold. Most people would find some benefit in a monthly visit. Of course if we found that your body wasn't changing much in that time we would advise that the treatments be spaced out until we find a schedule that suits your needs. Regular appointments can be arranged with the clinic, or booked online so that you get the time that works fits in perfectly with your life.