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Availability

Monday: 13:30-19:30
Tuesday: 08:00-14:00
Thursday: 13:30-19:30
Friday: 08:00-14:00

Fees

First Consultation
Up to 60 minutes – £75

Follow-up Consultations
Standard 20 minutes – £50
Longer 30 minutes – £60

Kirsten Cloete
(M.Chiro.)(D.C)
Chiropractor & Craniopath

‘Chiropractic?! What’s that?!’…I had no idea that Chiropractic even existed as a profession, until my final year of school. That summer, whilst working a typical part-time student job, I entered into a conversation with a fellow staff member who just happened to be a 2nd year chiropractic student. From that moment, I started my investigation, and the more I discovered about the wonderful world of chiropractic..the more I realised my path was set!

After 6 years of full-time study at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. A year later, I boarded a plane for the United Kingdom, ready for a new adventure!

As is required by internationally trained chiropractors in the UK, I successfully sat the General Chiropractic Council board exams, and began working at various chiropractic clinics in Putney, Wimbledon, Southfields and central London. Since then, I have had the privilege of working alongside, and learning from some incredibly passionate and gifted chiropractors, and been introduced to a range of chiropractic techniques and methods of practice. I have particularly enjoyed the study and practice of Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), a specialised and comprehensive system of chiropractic which includes spinal, extremity, visceral and cranial analysis. In 2013, I achieved my Advanced SOT Practitioner Certification, and after 5 years of post-graduate study, my Cranial Board Certification in 2015.

I love the diversity of chiropractic practice, with patients ranging in age from only a few days old, to 95 years, from students to corporates, pregnant mums-to-be to professional athletes.

I am convinced that all people, no matter what their age or current state of health, have the capacity to feel WELL and function better, and believe that chiropractic is not only a safe and natural method of resolving pain and symptoms, but a way of life that contributes to our ability to live life at our maximum potential.

I use a range of techniques in practice, based on my patient’s needs. These include:

SOT is a systematic and ‘whole person’ approach to chiropractic. Researched and developed over many years by renowned chiropractor Dr Major de Jarnette, this technique employs uniquely low-force methods to assess and correct imbalances in the pelvis, spine and cranium. Methods of assessment may include neurological tests, muscle weaknesses, and postural analysis. Since SOT is so gentle, it is extremely well-tolerated by most patients, including babies, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and patients who are hyper-mobile.
This techniques is extremely gentle (the pressure used on the cranium is that which can be tolerated by your eyeball!) and is part of the Sacro-Occipital Technique. It is commonly used on babies, but is suitable for all ages.
These are techniques used to assess and restore motion and optimal proprioceptive function to the non-spinal joints i.e. shoulders, elbows, wrist, hips, knees, feet!. This type of adjusting is important for everyone, but particularly athletes, or those taking part in sports.
This is the technique most commonly associated with chiropractic, and involves a high velocity, low amplitude (fast but shallow), movement of the chiropractor’s hand or wrist into a joint, to restore it’s range of motion. This short, sharp movement often produces a characteristic ‘popping’ sound, which is actually just the movement of air within the joint space.
Trigger points are essentially ‘knots’, or tight bands within a muscle. Dry needling is a technique used to effectively release trigger points,by encouraging blood blow and therefore oxygen and nutrients to the area.
This included advice regarding posture when driving, at home to in the office, as well as basic core stability exercises to improve spinal strength and flexibility.
 
I look forward to meeting you at Well4ever in Putney, and helping you get back on track to better health!


Kirsten is a member of:

  • The General Chiropractic Council
  • United Chiropractic Association
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique Organisation (Europe)
  • International Chiropractic Paediatric Association