Health & Fitness

Chiropractic by Hand


Chiropractic By Hand is a Balham based chiropractic clinic with a strong pregnancy and paediatric patient base. Chiropractic By Hand aims to provide people and families of all ages in South West London with high quality, affordable health care in a relaxed and caring environment.

Polly Hand (the company founder) has been practising in Balham since 2009, helping people achieve optimum wellness through chiropractic care and lifestyle advice. In March 2013 she set up Chiropractic By Hand. Polly and the team have a passion for helping women through pregnancy and the postnatal period. Many women are unaware that chiropractic treatments can be beneficial during pregnancy and after birth and sadly just put up with pain and discomfort; often in their lower back and pelvis.

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Your body will change as it adapts to your growing baby. As well as changes in posture and mechanical stressors, your spinal curves will become exaggerated. The changes going on during pregnancy put more pressure on your pelvis and spinal joints. As your baby grows your body will be put under more and more stress.

If you decide to try chiropractic care for any pain or discomfort you are experiencing, or just to check your alignment, your chiropractor will devise a care plan specific for your needs which could include safe exercises, stretches and gentle adjustments to your lower back and pelvis. Polly is also certified in the Webster technique.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic technique used to analyse and correct pelvic imbalances. It is commonly applied to pregnant women because the Webster’s technique is a very gentle yet powerful technique designed to ensure that the mother’s pelvis is well aligned and that the muscles and ligaments that surround the pelvis and womb are under normal tension.

Postnatal Care

The transition a woman’s body goes through postnatally is often unrecognised, but after giving birth and for weeks (make that months!) afterwards her body will be undergoing a huge amount of changes as it recovers from the pregnancy and labour. Core muscles will have been stretched, the pelvis floor will be tender and the pregnancy hormones will still be floating around leaving everything a bit unstable.

Chiropractic postnatal care will aim to minimise pain and discomfort you may be experiencing and rebuild your strength with adjustments, exercises and stretches similar to those used in prenatal care. Positions during feeding or simply carrying your little one can also put new pressures on your back and shoulders which will all be taken into consideration, treated and discussed as required.

Babies & Children

Chiropractic care is suitable for children and babies of all ages. The techniques used are incredibly gentle and do not hurt- the pressure used can be compared to that used to touch your own eyeball.

Polly’s special interest in treating babies and children started even before she started her chiropractic training. Polly and the team are constantly improving their skills and knowledge by attending CPD courses (Continuing Professional Development) on the subject and Polly has been lucky enough to be taught by the leaders of the profession from all over the world.

Chiropractic By Hand offer FREE Parent and Children posture and spinal checks, and Clapham Mums get 25% OFF your First Visit.



Address: Rize, 63 Balham High Road London SW12 9AP

Telephone: 07847202365,



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