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January Public Educational Evening: Understanding Core Strength

Understanding Core Strength
FREE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL EVENINGThursday 22 January 2015, 7 - 9pm


The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, in conjunction with its partners, will be holding a free public educational evening on Thursday 22 January 2015 (7 - 9pm),  with talks by Leslie Abrahams (Senior Physiotherapist) and Dr Neil Bulstrode (Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon).

The titles of this month's talks are:

"Understanding Core Strength"
Leslie Abrahams (Senior Physiotherapist)

"Plastic and Reconstructive solutions to Back Pain"
Dr Neil Bulstrode (Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon)


MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS
Places on these talks are limited, therefore booking is essential. For more information or to book your place, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk, quoting January Public Educational Evening as the subject.


Baby First Aid workshop

Tuesday 27th January 2015, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Our First Aid for Babies workshop is 3 hours in duration and covers everything from what to do in an emergency, an unconscious baby, baby and toddler CPR, choking, drowning and preparing for an emergency (including what to have in a first aid kit).

The instructor is a trained nurse and she will also cover in the session: major bleeds, burns, head injuries and meningitis. There will be manuals and certificates to take away with you.

This workshop is a practical session and attendees should wear suitable clothing and advise us prior to the class if there are any pre-existing injuries or conditions that we should be aware of.

Cost: £60 

Bookings

Please book by Monday 19th January 2015 to ensure your place. Payment on booking. To book, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.



First aid for babies and toddlers workshop schedule:

Action at an emergency (priorities of treatment)What to do if your child is unconsci…

Christmas and New Year opening hours at Yoga Mama

Below are the opening times for Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy over the Christmas & New Year Holidays. For course bookings and appointments, call 0208 789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Monday 22nd December: 8am - 8pmTuesday 23rd December: 8am - 8pmWednesday 24th December: 8am - 1pmThursday 25th December: CLOSEDFriday 26th December: CLOSEDSaturday 27th December: 9am - 1pmSunday 28th December: CLOSEDMonday 29th December: 8am - 8pmTuesday 30th December: 8am - 8pmWednesday 31st December: 8am - 1pmThursday 1st January: CLOSEDFriday 2nd January: 8am - 8pmSaturday 3rd January: 9am - 1pm
From all of the team here at Yoga Mama, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Class timetable: January and February 2015

Below you will find the timetable for courses run by Yoga Mama at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy for January and February 2015, which comes into effect on Saturday 3rd January. Courses last for 8 weeks, unless otherwise stated.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Yoga and birth
preparation 10 - 11:30am Diane 2 weeks Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 8 weeks Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 8 weeks Tue Yoga and meditation 9:30 - 10:45am Cherie 8 weeks Tue Baby massage 11am - 12pm Hajni 2 weeks Tue Antenatal classes
(6 January - 3 February) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi

January Weight Loss Workshop

Weight loss workshop
Thursday 15 January 2015, 6pm – 9pm

Marygrace Anderson of MG Hypnosis and Fleur Borrelli of Nutrition & Superfood will be holding a weight loss workshop at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on Thursday 15 January, 6 - 9pm. They will provide advice to help you to lose weight permanently and effectively. Here are five reasons why you should attend:


Successful proven results in long term weight lossLearn how you can eat to sustain appetite and energy levels  and lose the cravingsDiscover solutions to stop over eating and take effective  control of emotional eatingReceive a body composition analysis and learn what foods affect  your ability to maintain a stable weightExperience a 40 minute relaxation and confidence boosting  session using positive affirmations to achieve your goals, look  better and feel better   


Cost
The cost of this workshop is £45, which includes free handouts, a CD on relaxation/confidence and a personalized nutritional health assessment.

Christmas gift packages from Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic

Christmas gift packages from Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Available to purchase until 19 December by calling 0208 789 3881 or sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

These packs must be used before 31 March 2015 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

January Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training early bird offer extended

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in January 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in January.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

The early bird offer on the January 2015 course has been extended until the 15th December. £695, if booked and paid for before 15 December 2014.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 and 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March and 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 and 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 and 27, 28, 29
Applications on all of these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more informatio…

Pregnancy Yoga CPD workshop

A reminder that Cherie Lathey, Senior Yoga Teacher and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course Director at Yoga Mama, will be holding a Pregnancy Yoga CPD workshop at The Putney Clinic this Sunday (30 November) from 10am - 4pm.

The workshop, titled "Supporting Pregnant Students in General Yoga Classes", is aimed at qualified yoga teachers with an interest in teaching to pregnant students. For full information, visit the Yoga Mama website.

COST AND BOOKINGS
The cost of the workshop is £65. To book your place, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

Marathon Man UK

The Putney Clinic is involved in providing the medical care for an amazing athlete called Rob Young. He is aiming to break the world record for the number of marathons completed in a year. So far, he has completed an incredible 232 marathons in just 218 days... in a kilt, to make the challenge even more interesting!

Inspired by the runners at this year's London Marathon, Rob is raising funds for the NSPCC, GOSH and Dreams Come True. These charities hold a special significance to Rob as he was a victim of abuse when growing up. To read Rob's full story, visit his website.

Dr Courtney Kipps is his sports doctor and John Durkin is his foot specialist. We will be providing Rob with massage, physiotherapy and osteopathy treatment as and when he requires it. He is raising a lot of money for children's charities, so we are providing complimentary care to him and his fiancee.

As a challenge like this merits, Rob has been getting more and more media attention. He will feature on R…

Midwife-led antenatal courses for 2015

We are pleased to announce new course dates for the first half of 2015 for our midwife-led antenatal courses.

ANTENATAL COURSE DATES FOR 2015

6th January to 3rd February 2015 (for February/ March births)10th February to 10th March 2015 (for April births)17th March to 14th April 2015 (for May births)21st April to 19th May 2015 (June births)
ABOUT THE COURSES

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course.

The courses are organised in small, friendly groups and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenata…

Texting: is it becoming a pain in the neck?

By Clive D. Lathey D.O MSc (Sports Medicine), Registered Osteopath and Director of The Putney Clinic


We are starting to see young patients at the Putney Clinic in the 18-36 year age group with repetitive strain injuries (RSI) from excessive use of computers, iPads, smart phones and PlayStations. Common conditions that we regularly treat are: inflammatory tendon injuries of thumbs and fingers; tennis and golfers elbow from excessive use of the forearm muscles, and low back and neck pain from prolonged sitting in poor postural positions.


The increasing use of computers and smart phones, particularly in the younger population, will inevitably lead to a rise in the frequency of low back and neck pain and repetitive strain injuries. There is also concern about the physiological effects of sedentary behaviour and the associated health risks such as obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. There is further concern about the link between sedentary behaviour and psychosocia…

20-Minute Yoga Class with Sharath Jois

Slightly longer version of the one posted yesterday :-)

10-Minute Yoga Class with Sharath Jois

I suppose this was always going to be a matter of time-Sharath Jois in an online yoga programme. I find it slightly odd seeing him in this plush studio setting ...this is so far removed from anything Ive experienced with Sharath, but with KPJAYI being so full perhaps this is the reason why he has branched into this?. Whilst this may be helpful for some nothing can replace the teacher/student relationship.

Class timetable: November and December 2014

Here is our class timetable for November and December 2014, which comes into effect on Monday 3 November (some classes start later in the month) and is valid until the end of the year.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Yoga and birth
preparation 10 - 11:30am Diane 2 weeks Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 7 weeks Mon Back / Core Rehab
(starts 17 November) 8 - 9pm Rachel 5 weeks Tue Yoga and meditation 9:30 - 10:45am Cherie 4 weeks Tue Introduction to Baby Massage
(4 November) 11am - 12pm Hajni 1 day Tue Antenatal classes
(18 November - 16 December) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 7 weeks Wed Postnatal Pilates
(starts 12 November)

Postnatal rehabilitation

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy


Here are my top tips for rehabilitation after having a baby:

Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 6 weeks: you may have bruised and inflamed tissues that need to heal.Don't compare yourself to others: your pregnancy and birth will leave a unique footprint on you and your body. If something doesn't feel right, chances are it isn't. If something hurts, sit back and attempt the exercise again when you are stronger in a week or two.Walking is great: the movement of walking mobilises your pelvis, hips and lumbar spine to help with healing. Try doing pelvic floor exercises and avoid leaning over your buggy as you walk.Pelvic stability is key: all exercise should be conducted with a strong and stable pelvis and lumbar spine. This should be the first thing you address.Have faith in your body's ability to heal and strengthen.Look after your pelvic floor: especially wh…

Postnatal fitness

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy


I have never felt as weak and physically vulnerable as I did after having my baby 5 months ago. It was immediately obvious the minute I tried to stand up after the labour and it was something I feel I was totally unprepared for. It is only in hindsight that I can see how frightened I might have been had I had a minute to think about myself and my body – rather than my baby and where his next feed was coming from. I couldn't sit up or turn in bed without using my arms, I waddled rather than walked for at least a week. My first few trips to the supermarket were a push. My back ached over the site of my epidural. I was shocked at how my muscles, despite exercising throughout my pregnancy, had weakened.

I know from my osteopathy training that during pregnancy ligaments stretch, muscles atrophy, fat is deposited and breasts grow. I also know that the occasional afternoon nap …

The benefits of postnatal osteopathy

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy


As an osteopath I spend the majority of my time showing people how osteopathy can benefit them. But trying to persuade a busy mum that she should put herself first for half an hour a day to sort out her bad back or that dodgy shoulder will be my mantra for the rest of my career.

Mums are renowned for putting others first and bravely soldiering on – because they are mums and that's just what they do.  And now – as mother to a four month old little boy - I can see why.  My days blur into one – each a haze of coffee, marching around parks and attempts at housework, never mind trying to fit in brushing my hair or getting a little admin done.

So perhaps I am biased, but over the last few months I have seen for myself how osteopathy has helped me and my little boy. I have been for four treatments since having him. Once a month, I have carved out the time and made it a priority…

November NCT Talk: Baby massage

An introduction to baby massage Tuesday 4th November 2014, 11am - 12pm

About the talk Massage is the most natural and instinctive form of caring for the baby. New-born babies experience the world through their senses, such as touch, smell, taste, sound and vision. These senses are developing gradually, but from the moment of birth the baby already understands the language of touch.

Hajni Varadi, massage therapist, will be giving a short talk and introduction to baby massage here at the Clinic on Tuesday 4th November (11am - 12pm). The talk is free and is open to new and expectant parents alike.

More information and bookings
Spaces are limited, therefore booking is essential. If you would like more information about the talk or would like to attend, call us 020 8789 3881 or drop us an email at info@putneyclinic.co.uk, quoting November NCT Talk as the subject.

October NCT Talk: Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy and Your Baby
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 11am - 12pm
About the workshop
Cranial osteopathy is particularly effective in treating babies and young children with problems such as colic, sleeplessness, glue ear and birth trauma. Come along to our free talk on Tuesday 7 October (11am - 12pm) and discover the benefits.

More information and bookings
This talk is free of charge and is open to the general public. Places are limited, so booking is essential. To book your space, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk quoting October NCT talk as the subject.

Forthcoming talks this autumn
Baby massage taster session
Tuesday 4th November 2014, 11am - 12pm

January 2015: Midwife-led antental course

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course.

The courses are organised in small, friendly groups with a maximum of 6 couples and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenatal sessions, with a further postnatal session.



WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?
The Yoga Mama antenatal course costs £295 per couple. The price includes 5 antenatal sessions, plus a postnatal follow up.


OTHER COURSE DATES
7 October - 11 November 2014 (for December births) 18 November to 16 December 2014 (for January births)6 January to 3 Febru…

November 2014: Midwife-led antenatal course

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course.

The courses are organised in small, friendly groups with a maximum of 6 couples and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenatal sessions, with a further postnatal session.



WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?
The Yoga Mama antenatal course costs £295 per couple. The price includes 5 antenatal sessions, plus a postnatal follow up.


OTHER COURSE DATES
 7 October to 11 November 2014 (for December births)18 November to 16 December 2014 (for January births)6 January to 3 Febr…

October 2014: Midwife-led antenatal course

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course.

The courses are organised in small, friendly groups with a maximum of 6 couples and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenatal sessions, with a further postnatal session.



WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?
The Yoga Mama antenatal course costs £295 per couple. The price includes 5 antenatal sessions, plus a postnatal follow up.


OTHER COURSE DATES
18 November to 16 December 2014 (for January births)6 January to 3 February 2015 (for February/ March births)
MORE INFORMA…

November 2015: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in November 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in November.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

Early bird offer on November 2015 course: £695, if booked before 30 September 2015.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 & 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March & 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 & 27, 28, 29Applications on these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form, …

September 2015: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in September 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in September.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

Early bird offer on September 2015 course: £695, if booked before 31 July 2015.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 & 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March & 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 & 27, 28, 29Applications on these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form, se…

Spring 2015: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in Spring 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in March and April.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

Early bird offer on Spring 2015 course: £695, if booked before 31 January 2015.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 & 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March & 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 & 27, 28, 29Applications on these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form,…

January 2015: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in January 2015. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in January.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

Early bird offer on January 2015 course: £695, if booked before 30 November 2015.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 & 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March & 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 & 27, 28, 29Applications on these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form, send…

November 2014: Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Mama is holding a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course in November 2014. This is an 80-hour course, accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, with a maximum of 15 students per class. There will be six full days of classes, divided over two weekends in November.

The course is suitable for both existing yoga teachers who already hold a yoga teaching qualification and trainee teachers. We may also consider applications from midwives and health professionals who have a strong personal yoga practice.

COST OF THE COURSE
The Yoga Mama prenatal yoga teacher training course costs £750.

Early bird offer on November 2015 course: £695, if booked before 30 September 2014.


TRAINING DATES FOR 2015January: 9, 10,11 & 23, 24, 25Spring: 20, 21, 22 March & 10, 11, 12 AprilSeptember: 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20November: 13, 14, 15 & 27, 28, 29Applications on these courses are now open


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form, …

November Pregnancy Yoga CPD Workshop

SUPPORTING PREGNANT STUDENTS IN GENERAL YOGA CLASSES SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2014 (10AM-4PM)
Cherie Lathey will be holding a CPD workshop for yoga teachers at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on Sunday 30th November 2014. The subject of the workshop is "Supporting Pregnant Students in General Yoga Classes". For full information about the workshop and booking details, see below.


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Pregnancy is an amazing personal journey for a woman, both mentally and physically. Practising yoga during pregnancy can help women adapt to these changes in a positive way.

Many yoga teachers often feel they do not have enough information or the confidence to integrate pregnant women into their general classes. This one day CPD workshop will be led by Cherie Lathey, Director and Senior Yoga Teacher of Yoga Mama, and is approved by Yoga Alliance UK. This will be both a discussion and practical workshop. Teachers will leave feeling confident they have the relevant information to safel…