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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.

Johanna and I have been trying out a few new places to dine close to the clinic and we thought we’d share our findings.


Last weekend Johanna attended the McTimoney Chiropractic Association Conference in Oxford.


...But if you want to sort out your gift buying problems nice and early then we have the solution.


We started out on the journey towards a new clinic room last May, but it took three changes of workman before anyone showed up.


The new clinic room build is now well under way. This picture was taken after 3 days work and we're now into the third week.


We have one of those good problems - We're fully booked until November 6th. Of course we do get cancellations, so if you need an appointment do keep checking.


If you have an appointment over the next week (23rd Nov - 27th Nov) please be aware that the toilet is out of action.


The kind people at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic (word up Cathy) have sent us a copy of Becoming A Chiropractor, so if you're thinking of a career change do take a shufty whilst you're waiting for your next treatment. The book is written by the college's very own Professor Christina Cunliffe and it gives a clear overview of the profession and addresses all the requirements and opportunities available to a chiropractor today. As many of you already know Johanna taught A-Level Psychology at St. Mary's College in Blackburn before becoming a chiropractor and she believes it's the best move she ever made. Moreover, Johanna found that her knowledge of psychology and her teaching skills weren't wasted as they actually complemented her chiropractic training. So, please do pop in take a look at the book, or have a chat with Johanna as she'll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Now, try not to get too excited, but it's Back Care Awareness Week. This year the focus is firmly placed upon the over 60's. The Back Care people say "Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older adults to the causes and effects of back pain and pain management." So, there you are, now you're aware - And don't forget McTimoney chiropractic is a very gentle form of treatment, so much so that Johanna is able to treat a number of patients with osteoporosis (for other issues than the osteoporosis).

Kenworthy Chiropractic has earned some fantastic reviews of late. These help the business to thrive, so we're really grateful that people take the time to write them. Here are just a few of the comments. More to follow.

Twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play...But, twenty years ago yesterday Johanna McCormick DC moved to sunny Preston from the windswept shores of Northern Ireland. Johanna had already spent time in Preston whilst visiting friends as a 14 year old and had enjoyed a rather wild few days. Hooked by the bright lights and regular buses (yes really) she knew she'd be back one day. So, when the time was right she applied to study psychology at UCLAN. Johanna loved her time spent at Uclan and Preston. In fact, she fell in love with the North West full stop. Whilst studying Johanna worked part time in a coffee shop on Friargate where she met her future husband and clinic manager (lucky woman). Preston has changed quite a lot over the last 20 years, but Johanna has remained as upbeat and young at heart as she was the very first time her feet hit the cobbles. So, here's to the next twenty helping the people of Preston with all their aches and pains.

Here at Kenworthy Chiropractic we use Cliniko online booking software. This allows you to book yourself in without having to call the clinic. You can see which appointments are available on each day and pick the time that suits you best. There's no app to download; the site is easily accessed from our Facebook page, or website and it's very simple to use. Once you've added your details you can click "Remember Me" and you'll never have to enter them again. If you wish you can then add your appointment to your Google Calendar/iCal Calendar, or there's an option to print a hard copy. Once you've made your booking you'll receive a confirmation email and you'll also receive a reminder 2 days before your appointment (which is why we need a recent email address). Should you wish to cancel an appointment you can do so via the link in the confirmation email you were sent. To change appointments, simply cancel the first one, then book another. This system is so easy to use and it puts you in control. You can even book in when the clinic is closed. Indeed, we've found many people book in during the night when their pain has kept them awake.

Johanna McCormick DC has is a finalist in the Health and Wellbeing category of the Enterprise Vision Awards 2018. Johanna's achievements since she opened the clinic have been quite remarkable; She's helped so many people to feel better whilst creating an environment that is safe and welcoming. Johanna really cares about her patients and always gives her best as she helps them back on the road to recovery. So, if you'd like to make a chiropractor very happy plese vote for Johanna by clicking on this link:

Todaywe have 2nd year McTimoney student Hannah Briggs observing in the clinic. Hannah was encouraged to become a chiropractor by Johanna and is now positively thriving. It's great to have her on board and we have a fully booked clinic today, so there ought to be plenty for her to observe. If you think you might like to train as a McTimoney chiropractor, Johanna would be more than happy to have a chat with you (when she has a spare moment) and explain what's required and why she thinks it's the best job in the world. So, feel free to drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.

If you have purchased one of our Dr. Graeme Massagers and you suffer from insomnia, or poor sleep quality why not give it a try just before you go to bed? Both Johanna and I have found that a 5 minute massage at bedtime sends us to sleep faster and we sleep far more deeply than we would do usually. Happy Zzzzzzz.

Kenworthy Chiropractic is now closed until Tuesday 14th of August. However, you can still book an appointment online at, or via our Facebook page. Alternatively, you can wait until we’re back and give us a call on 01772 379520.

Kenworthy Chiropractic has been on the receiving end of some more really great reviews. We work very hard to give our patients the best possible care, so it's very rewarding when they take the time to repay us with such kind words.

We're delighted to announce that Johanna is a finalist in the health and wellbeing category of the 2018 EVA Awards. This is a really great achievement and is richly deserved. The awards ceremony will be held in Blackpool in late September - We can hardly wait. To find out more about the awards and the other finalists go to:

Johanna McCormick DC spent Thursday morning at All Hallows School in Penwortham talking to the Years 9’s as part of their Health & Wellness week. Johanna talked about the importance of spinal health in relation to brain function and plasticity. That is, the brain’s reliance on the nervous system to supply it with the information it needs to function optimally and even change structurally as new neural pathways are formed. Johanna went on to highlight the importance of posture, sleep and movement to ensure this process can run as smoothly as possible.

If you’re aiming to get fit and stay fit then Kenworthy Chiropractic can help. Chiropractic treatments are scientifically proven to improve stamina and performance in athletes. Moreover, a regular chiropractic MOT can help you to stay at the top of your game (especially when it’s an holistic top to toe treatment). Our patients that practice contact sports tend to visit the most frequently; usually every 4-6 weeks. For those that run, cycle, swim etc vary between 6 -12 weeks. Of course, it’s entirely to you and we promise not to cajole you into booking more treatments than you want. That said, those of our patients that have made chiropractic care part of their health regime have all said it’s been money well spent and that it’s made a significant difference to their physical well being.