30 November 2014

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.

26 November 2014

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.


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.


  • January: 9, 10,11 and 23, 24, 25
  • Spring: 20, 21, 22 March and 10, 11, 12 April
  • September: 4, 5, 6 and 18, 19, 20
  • November: 13, 14, 15 and 27, 28, 29

Applications on all of these courses are now open


For more information, visit the Yoga Mama website. To request an application form, send an email to education@yogamama.co.uk.

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.


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 Rugby Tonight on Monday 24th November (BT Sport 1). You can keep up to date with Rob's progress by following his @MarathonMan_UK account on Twitter.


If you would like to make a donation to Rob's challenge, you can do so on his Marathon Man UK Virgin Money Giving page. So far he has raised in excess of £23,000 and has set himself a target of £200,000. We at The Putney Clinic sincerely hope that he reaches this total!

25 November 2014

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.


  • 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)


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) antenatal sessions, with a further postnatal session.


The Yoga Mama antenatal course costs £295 per couple. The price includes 5 antenatal sessions, plus a postnatal follow up.


Full information about Yoga Mama antenatal courses can be found on the Yoga Mama website, along with some Frequently Asked Questions. For more information or to request an application form, please send an email to midwife@yogamama.co.uk.

Bookings can be made by calling 020 8789 3881 or sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

24 November 2014

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 psychosocial health. Martin et al (2009 ), produced strong evidence linking increases in physical activity to improved mental health and psychosocial well-being.

We cannot turn the clock back and abandon our use of technology. However, we need to address prolonged sedentary behaviour as a new public health issue. Reducing sedentary time by encouraging higher volumes of light or moderate intensity physical activity is one of a range of measures which will help stop the decline.


If you are noticing any pain while (or after) using your smart phone, tablet or gaming console, you may be suffering from a repetitive strain injury. For appointments with our team of Osteopaths, call us at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on 0208 789 3881. Alternatively, you can use our online booking system or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

19 November 2014

Eddie Stern-Urban yogis.

Eddie Stern and the supporters of LIFE Camp walking the walk with yoga. Truly inspiring.

18 November 2014

20-Minute Yoga Class with Sharath Jois

Slightly longer version of the one posted yesterday :-)

17 November 2014

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.

05 November 2014

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
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)
12 - 1pm Rachel 6 weeks
Wed Prenatal yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm Diane Ongoing
Wed Restorative yoga 8 - 9pm Diane 7 weeks
Thu Mum & Baby yoga
(starts 13 November)
10:30 - 11:30am Hajni 6 weeks
Fri Ashtanga Yoga Led
(starts 14 November)
9 - 10:30am Cherie 6 weeks
Sat Prenatal yoga 10 - 11am Aspa Ongoing
Sat Back / Core Rehab
(starts 22 November)
11:30am - 12:30pm Rachel 4 weeks
Sun Pregnancy yoga CPD workshop
(30 November)
10am - 4pm Cherie 1 day


Class Duration Price Course duration
Yoga and meditation 1.25 hours £60 4 weeks
Postnatal Pilates 1 hour £84 6 weeks
Antenatal classes 2.5 hours £295 5 weeks
+ follow up
Back / Core Rehab 1 hour £56 4 weeks
Tai Chi 1 hour £98 7 weeks
Mum & baby yoga 1 hour £84 6 weeks
Mat Pilates 1 hour £98 7 weeks
Ashtanga led yoga 1.5 hours £90 6 weeks
Restorative yoga 1 hours £98 7 weeks
Yoga for Birth Preparation 1.5 hours £40 2 weeks
Pregnancy CPD workshop 6 hours £60 1 day
Drop in 1 hour £16 1 day


To book your place on any of the courses advertised, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.