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Dr Timothy Wood - Chiropractor and Wellness Physiologist. Practices at Maple Leaf Chiropractic & Wellness, in Weybridge UK. Author of several scientific papers, international speaker and co-developer of the Wellness Spectrum.

Summer Newsletter

Tim says  …. it’s time to celebrate!

We’ve just finished our busiest week in practice, which tells me our community focus and Wellness Club are exposing more people to the benefits of regular chiropractic care. More of our clients are bringing friends and family to the Induction Talk and we have a growing number of parents bringing their kids in to get checked. I love the vibe when the whole family are gathered around the adjusting table. It’s also good to know that we still have spare capacity in our current schedules to see more people.

Thank You for continuing to help us realise our vision of a truly healthy, connected community.

UBUNTU ( Zulu)
“I am, because you are”
The connectedness between people. Generosity of spirit. The spiritual element that binds us as a community.

Clinic information …… Holidays

While I am very fortunate to choose my working hours and have plenty of free time during the week. Taking long holidays, as every small business owner knows, is not easy. In fact, over the last 10 years I haven’t had more than 9 days off in a row. With my kids now 11 and 14, Janet and I decided it’s time to take a longer holiday. This could only be possible by getting locum chiropractor who would fit in with our approach and someone I can fully trust with all our clients. That’s’ why I am really chuffed to let you know that Dr Nicky Kirk will be taking over while I’m away for 4 weeks in Indonesia (end of July into August).

Nicky was one of our top achievers at the University of Surrey. Since then I have watched his career take off. He is now well known in the arena of performance chiropractic; both as a speaker and as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field of sports and injury recovery. I can now totally relax on my holiday, knowing you are all in expert hands. Rachael, Selma and Cathy will all be around to make sure everything keeps running as usual.

Member’s feedback 

We are delighted to welcome Irfan, to the Wellness Club.  He has also brought in his two beautiful kids for their important first spinal check.

Here, in his own words, is Irfan’s review:

“A lower back injury sustained in the gym, brought me to Maple Leaf Chiropractic.  Dr Wood and his team are very professional. I like the friendly ambience of Maple Leaf and the passion the team have towards the improvements to my quality of life.

I felt supported when I had fallen ill during my course of care with the team being considerate and flexible when rearranging my appointments – with no last minute cancellation costs charged to me.

I am on my way understanding the term ‘Chiropractic care’ and will recommend Maple Leaf Chiropractic to my family and friends.  Well done Maple Leaf, the team get five out of five stars from me.”

Cathy’s Kitchen

Thank you Cathy for your delicious home baked Friday morning treats. All treats don’t have to be full of preservatives, sugars and saturated fats and can be enjoyed guilt free!!!!!

Here is some information about SUGAR:

Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose. The “table sugar” or “granulated sugar” most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. Sugar is used in prepared foods (e.g., cookies and cakes) and is added to some foods and beverages (e.g., coffee and tea). In the body, sucrose is broken into the simple sugars fructose and glucose. Other disaccharides include maltose from malted grain, and lactose from milk.

Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides or polysaccharides. Some other chemical substances, such as glycerol and sugar alcohols may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Diet food substitutes for sugar include aspartame and sucralose, a chlorinated derivative of sucrose.

Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants and are present in sugarcane and sugar beet in sufficient concentrations for efficient commercial extraction. In 2017–18, the world production of sugar was 185 million tonnes. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in developed countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person per day.

Since the latter part of the twentieth century, it has been questioned whether a diet high in sugars, especially refined sugars, is good for human health. Over-consumption of sugar has been implicated in the occurrence of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and tooth decay.

This month’s recipe is: Breakfast Bars


250g medjool dates

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

325ml cold water

75g goji berries

75g pumpkin seeds

150g brown flaxseeds

50g cocoa nibs

25g chia seeds

25g cornflakes (gluten free if required) (I did not use these)

100g organic porridge oats (not instant)

  • Preheat oven to 180 C/gas mark 4, and line 1 x 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.

  • Pit the dates if needed and place in a saucepan with the cinnamon, cover with the cold water, bring to the boil and let it bubble for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and beat with a fork until you have a rough puree. (I did mine in a food processor)

  • Put all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl, add the date mixture and mix until everything is combined. Wear a pair of disposable vinyl gloves for this.

  • Push into prepared tin and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until firm and set.

  • Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into pieces

  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place or in the fridge for up to one week.

    Bake it and enjoy it!

Funky Fridays – Giving Back

Funky Friday is a giving day.

The person who wears the brightest, funkiest shirt/dress gets to choose which charity we donate to

Our community gets involved

Can you beat this shirt?

UBUNTU —  “There is a word in South Africa – Ubuntu – the recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us”

Freshly Brewed Coffee & Sweet Treats

Autumn Update – Connected Community

 November 2017 Newsletter

Autumn is a wonderful time for me; reflecting on the abundance of summer, getting ready for the lights, crisp morning walks and the depth of colours, all really make me feel alive.

Wellness Club
I’m very happy to tell you that our Wellness Club makes up about 60% of the visits to Maple Leaf now. Almost 70% of these are families or couples. This tells me we are “on track” with our message of pro-active care and the benefits of ongoing chiropractic. I’m super proud that we can offer the most affordable family care in the country! This couldn’t happen without YOU. So, a big THANK YOU for your ongoing support and helping us grow a healthier and more connected community.

One of the challenges we are facing as the Wellness Club grows, is that we are finding it increasingly difficult to monitor visits. As part of our contract with you, we’ve stipulated that unused visits will not roll over to the following month. We have on occasions been lenient on this but please note, that as of this month. We will be enforcing this, so please make sure you take all your allocated visits otherwise you’ll lose them.  
What we have found works really well, is booking your visits up for the year ahead. This way it becomes a standing feature in your diary and you are less likely to forget. Either bring your diary in with you next visit or better yet, call Selma or Mica and book ahead over the phone.

In the spirit of giving and with our community work at Feltham Young Offenders Institute at an impasse, we are looking to support a local charity that helps vulnerable families . This can be financially and/or professionally. If you are involved with or know of any groups that work locally, please call me.

At the start of this school year we ran our “Back to School” campaign, offering Free Posture Screens to all local kids. We saw dozens of kids from ages 4 – 16 and gave away hundreds £££ in assessments and advice. Continuing with our outreach to local schools I gave a 40 min Talk on Posture and Spinal Health to the Halliford School 6 Formers, in October. I’m still shocked every week in practice at the state of our children’s spines and I’m very concerned for the impact that this WILL have on their health in later lives. Not just in terms of spinal pain and trapped nerve syndromes but the global impact on health and accelerated aging. This will come at a massive personal and economic cost. If you haven’t brought your children or grandchildren in yet, please do. The earlier we get them checked the better.

We all take our kids to the dentist regularly to get checked and sometimes drilled, filled and braced … and you can replace teeth … there’s no replacing vertebra and these bones protect the most vital part of our body, the Nervous System!

I took a similar message to the office workers at Walgreens Boots Alliance in Brooklands last week, where we ran 3 workshops educating the employees and helping them move from awareness to action. We look forward to welcoming them to Maple Leaf over the next few weeks.  With this in mind, if you’d like me to come and chat to your office, club or group – no matter how big or small, I can do a range of Talks or Workshops from as short as 10 min in a lunch break, up to a 60 minute main presentation.

Looking ahead: In early 2018 we will be holding an in-house event for all our clients. So watch out for the info in January.

Thanks for making Maple Leaf such a great place to be.



Exercise – some is better than none

There are so many ways to exercise and

even a small amount is beneficial to our health.

“Movement – Both Funcion and Expression of Life”

We all  know that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have exciting implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more complex conditions, like obesity.

Even 20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory

Unfortunately, many people who want to start exercising have issues that stop them exercising or make it uncomfortable or painful to exercise. This could be because of painful joints, stiff back or even lack of confidence in their body’s ability.

Our bodies are designed to move. We love the feel the feeling of movement and all the benefits that exercise brings to our health and the postive impact it has on those around us. We’d love you to be able to feel the same.

So, if you feel that your body is not up to it yet and want to find out if we might be able to help you. Come in for our weekly, free, no obligation Talk. Have a look at this short clip for more info.