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Preston comes in for a lot of flak and whilst we’d agree that the transport system is hellish there’s a lot to love about this old town (city). In this post I’ll be covering some of Kenworthy Chiropractic’s favourite places to eat and drink. If you’d like a good cup of coffee and a delicious piece of ginger loaf cake (our favourite) and would rather avoid the chains then you should try Paluca’s on Guildhall Street. For a cheap and spicy lunch we can’t resist Coco’s Soul Food on Friargate, close to the Adelphi roundabout. Our favourite burger restaurant is We Don’t Give a Fork on Guildhall Street – Delicious, big portions and great value. Solita’s on Winckly Square is great for sharing platters of American style goodies. For dinner we usually go to the New Continental on South Meadow Lane or the The Theatre Street Bar and Grill on Theatre . We’ve been hearing great things about the Olive Tree Brasserie, so we’ll be giving that a try next. We love Indian food best of all and East Z East on Church Street has a few unusual dishes on its menu (The Paya, or “lamb’s trotters” (hooves surely?) is fantastic). When it comes to a pint we don’t really bother with the fashionable watering holes. We prefer the ‘old men’ type of pubs like the Old Vic on Fishergate. It’s not fancy, but they know how to look after their beer and it’s always very friendly. Alternatively, we wander down to The Bluebell on Church Street for a very cheap organic lager. So, that’s our choice – Where would you recommend?

Do you have Present Wrapper’s Elbow? Tinsel Trimmer’s Wrist, or Christmas Tree Trauma? Then why not buy yourself the gift of chiropractic care and make sure you’re fighting fit for the festivities? Kenworthy Chiropractic is open until Friday December the 22nd. And, should you do yourself a mischief over the Christmas period we’re open from Thursday 28th of December until Saturday 30th off December so we can put you back together in time for the New Year’s celebrations.

Santa: Argghhh! You said you'd be gentle?

Johanna: Aye, and you said you'd fetch me the My Little Pony Enchanted Castle when I was seven...Deep breath...!

Johanna and Stuart would like to extend a warm welcome to Lynsey Watson Dc who will be joining Kenworthy Chiropractic later this week. Lynsey trained with Johanna and is her very own her trusted chiropractor. Lynsey will be helping out at the clinic when we're very busy, or when Johanna is taking a break. We're sure you'll enjoy the same level of skill and care that you're used to from Johanna.

"I arrived at Kenworthy Chiropractic frightened and injured, and now I'm mended! Johanna has fixed my back / sciatica problems, and cured a long-standing neck problem for good measure. Above all, she is comfortable to be with, and really empathetic. I see so many people in Preston with limps, and I know how exhausting and confidence-draining a limp can be - I'd love you all to visit Johanna and see if she can fix you too."

Johanna McCormick DC will be taking a fortnight's break from the 4th of January 2108 - Although, she will be working between Christmas and New Year and for three days at the beginning of January. Should you need an appointment whilst Johanna is away we've arranged some holiday cover. Lynsey Watson DC will be working on the weekends from the 5th-7th and the 12th-14th of January. Lynsey is also a McTimoney chiroprractor that trained with Johanna. Indeed, she's Johanna's chiropractor so we're leaving in some very capable hands. To check availability for January we would recommend you use our online booking facility.

Doctor of Chiropractic Johanna McCormick practices McTimoney chiropractic because she believes in a holistic approach to chiropractic care. The McTimoney approach is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. Moreover, the gentle nature of chiropractic the McTimoney way makes it suitable for people throughout their lifetime from babyhood to those in later life. Here's our latest 5* review from Peter explaining his experience of a McTimoney treatment:"On previously having had a posture check at one of the Health Melas I decided to take Johanna up on her advice regarding her findings. Over two appointments, she realigned my posture and I left feeling like I was walking on air. I have had Chiropractic care for many years, but the McTimoney treatment method Johanna practices is by far the best I have experienced."

Johanna McCormick DC has a special interest in treating children, that's why she gave up her weekend off to attend the Royal College of Chiropractors CPD event: Toddlers to Teenagers run by Elisabeth Davidson FRCC (Paeds). Topics covered on the course included: The challenged child; Milestone; development & delayed development; Early indications of dyspraxia; Hypermobility in children; The paediatric spine; Orthopaedic conditions (growing pains, Osgood-schlatters, tibial torsion, development dysplasia hip, scoliosis, toe walking) and headaches in children.

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The clinic is now so busy we're fully booked on at least 3 days per week. So, if you are intending to book an appointment it's advisable to do so at your earliest opportunity to make sure you get the time and date you want. If you need an appointment at short notice then it's worth noting that we are currently not quite as busy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, should you ever find yourself in extreme pain it's worth giving us a call as can sometimes slot in an emergency appointment at the end of the day.

Do you know someone that's difficult to buy for that's always complaining of a bad back, or is aiming to improve their fitness in the new year? If so, why not give them a Kenworthy Chiropractic gift voucher? They come in £20 denominations, so you'd need three for a first visit, and two for a standard visit (we will give change). Alternatively, the Dr. Graeme Deep Tissue Massager is great for easing those aches and pains and at only £45 it's fantastic value. Finally, if you need a secret Santa gift, or have to buy a present for someone you don't really like then the Kenworthy Chiropractic Cold Pack is for you. At a mere £5 you'll fulfil you're gift buying obligation, whilst providing a very useful, if slightly bizarre small present.

Kenworthy Chiropractic has only been open since February 2017, but in that short time we've had some amazing feedback. We now have 51 five star reviews on Facebook and Google. We're very grateful to our patients for taking the time to review us and we're delighted they're so happy with their treatment. Here's one of our latest 5 star reviews with a photograph showing the improvement in baby's posture after just one visit: "Came here as recommended for my 3 month old son. He was presenting a "C" shape with his body and tilting his head to the left due to torticollis from a difficult delivery. Johanna could find what was wrong with our baby right away.The difference Johanna made with just the first visit was remarkable, our boy was so much straighter and happier after his vertebrae were corrected and his hip and neck treated. Cannot recommend enough. Excellent service and such friendly staff whom my baby absolutely loved."

Johanna McCormick DC recently gave lectures on the benefits of chiropractic care for mothers and babies to 2nd and 3rd year midwifery students at Uclan. Once again Johanna was very impressed by the students and she thoroughly enjoyed answering all their questions.

From the 6th of November the exclusive Fishergate bus lane is to be reinstated between 11am and 6pm each day. Any motorists using the bus lane will be fined £60. Kenworthy Chiropractic is currently in discussions with the council to allow our patients with restricted mobility permission to use the bus lane so they can park/be dropped off on Theatre Street (not shown on the map , but it's right where it says "NO ACCESS"). We'll let you know how we get on. In spite of the changes it' still very easy to access Kenworthy Chiropractic as there's ample car parking available in various car parks nearby. On street car parking is also available on Mount Street (adjacent to Theatre Street).

Kenworthy Chiropractic recently took park in the 2017 Leyland Health Mela at the Academy@Worden on Saturday 14th of October. The event was a huge success and we'd like to offer a big thank you to the organisers and all the staff and students that helped make the day run so smoothly. The free posture screens offered by Kenworthy Chiropractic is always one of the most popular apects of any health mela, so in order to cope with the high demand we brought in reinforcements in the guise of Doctor of Chiropractic Lynsey "Bunty" Watson. Lynsey travelled down from her native Scotland to help out and proved to be invaluable: Across the day she assisted Doctor of Chiropractic Johanna McCormick in providing 49 free posture screens. Indeed, the format was so succesful we hope to repeat it at the next health mela in Preston in 2018.

In a past incarnation Kenworthy Chiropractic's clinic mananger worked as a comedy writer for television. One of the last major projects he worked on was a silent animation called Oddbods for Hot Drop Films of Dublin/One Animation of Singapore. At this week's Marché International des Programmes de Communication in Cannes it was announced that Oddbods has been nominated for an International Emmy in the category of animation. Stuart worked on the show from 2015-2017 writing a total of 24 episodes. Indeed, whilst Stuart was helping Johanna to set up the Kenworthy Chiropractic clinic he was still taking breaks to put a final polish on the last few episodes. Oddbods has proved to be an extremely popular show and has been broadcast all over the world, including CiTV and Boomerang in the UK. The other nominees in the category are Revolting Rhymes, an animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short stories; Siesta Z from Argentina and Trudes Tier (Trude’s Flatmate) from Germany. The winner will be announced at the The 6th International Emmy Kids Awards on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Kenworthy Chiropractic is offering a free cup of coffee and a slice of cake to all our patients that attend the clinic between Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st of October. We've bought in the coffee from Atkinsons Coffee Roasters of Lancaster and your Doctor of Chriopractic Johanna McCormick will be baking the cakes herself. Not only that, but you'll be able to see our new clinic makeover. And don't worry, if you're just passing by and fancy dropping in we'll still be happy to serve you up some coffee and cake.

Our lovely Kenworthy Chiropractic website is now even better. We've added a news page to keep you up to date with all the latest information about the clinic, offers and chiropractic developments. We've also added a page of exercise videos starring Doctor of Chiropractic Johanna McCormick. So now when you attend the clinic Johanna will be able to direct you towards the videos that are relevant in aiding your recory, or maintaining your future health.!