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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.
Johanna and I didn't spend very long in Japan due to a family bereavement. However, whilst waiting for flights home we were fortunate enough to see the famous cherry blossom and we came across this rather fascinating chiropractic establishment.