I have been interested in Health and Wellness for as long as I can remember.
I think as a child this all came out of my love of sport, there are very few sports I haven't played to some level at some point in my life: football, cricket, rugby (league and union), squash, tennis, badminton, swimming, gaelic football, racquetball, climbing, athletics... As a keen amateur athlete, I began at quite a young age to take increasing interest in the bones, muscles and joints I was using to work out how they did their jobs. I began my working life in Leisure and Tourism as a lifeguard and eventually a swimming teacher. From here the natural progression was into mainstream healthcare and Physiotherapy, but through a ‘lucky’ coincidence concerning my mother’s back injury and a subsequent trip to a local Chiropractor I discovered Chiropractic…
The concept of Chiropractic appealed to me immediately - the idea of holistic, natural healing focussed on function and maximising potential seemed to be the perfect balance! The more I learnt about the practice of Chiropractic the more I liked it.
I applied for and began studying for my degree in Chiropractic at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) just north of Cardiff in the Rhondda Valley. I completed my four years of undergraduate study in Wales, graduating in 2007.
Whilst at University I was able to continue my sporting interests; representing the University in both football and badminton. Through doing so I was able to focus my areas of specialist interest into the field of sports, culminating in my attending the British Masters Games with Chiropractic colleagues and learning more about rehabilitation and return to sport as a result.
After graduation, I was lucky enough to secure a job at the very Chiropractic clinic my mother had attended for her treatment all those years earlier back in my hometown of Harrogate. I started my life here at the Family Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Centre as an associate and within two years was given the opportunity to cement my future at FCPC by becoming a partner.
During my years here at the centre I have furthered my learning as part of my Continued Professional Development (CPD). I constantly want to expand the range of techniques that I use and have completed a series of courses in Neuro Impulse Protocol (NIP) Chiropractic technique. In pursuing my interest in sports I have also completed a certification in golf assessments from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
BSc (Hons) Chiropractic, 2007 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Basic and Advanced level Neuro Impulse Protocol (NIP) Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level One (Golf Assessments)
General Chiropractic Council (02856) United Chiropractic Association
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Having competed in sport to a reasonably high level I managed to pick up a few injuries along the way. I was lucky to have some treatment which fascinated me and helped in my decision to pursue a career in physiotherapy. I have over 20 years experience since graduating from the University of the West of England in Bristol back in 1999.
The first few years of my career were spent in the NHS but most of my experience comes from working in sports and the private sector. During this time I have specialised in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, which has led to the opportunity of working with and treating some high profile individuals.
Working with elite sports men and women has lead me to understand the inconvenience of an injury. These episodes need no nonsense quick and effective treatments to help you get back training or competing again.
My wife first introduced me to the Family Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Centre as she has had treatment from the Chiropractors here since she was a teenager. I started working at the Centre in 2010 and was offered the opportunity to become a partner in the business in 2012. As a Centre we now provide different therapies of choice and continue to grow as a multidisciplinary team.
As well as maintaining and improving my skills as part of Continued Professional Development (CPD) I have focused on specific post graduate training including Musculoskeletal Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling). In line with my sporting interests I have completed a certification in Golf assessments with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, 1999 Post graduate Acupuncture for Chartered Physiotherapists Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level One (Golf Assessments)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (061156) Health & Care Professions Council (PH.57173) Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (Physio First 8243) Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (3720)
(Doctor of Chiropractic)
I was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. I grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario close to the great lakes called Manitouwadge. I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology back in 1998.
Chiropractic had always been a subject that has fascinated me since my high school years, so following my degree I made the decision to continue my studies in the UK at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth. During this time I discovered the diverse methods and systems of healing that can be incorporated into Chiropractic treatment and I graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2002.
I was given the opportunity to work at the Family Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Centre as a new graduate. While practicing I have expanded my techniques of healing with an entirely holistic approach. No two bodies are the same, despite many patients suffering similar complaints, so I aim to ensure each patient I see is treated as unique and their treatment is tailored to the individual. I incorporate a wide and diverse range of approaches to Chiropractic care and have continued my studies with Sacro-occipital techniques, neuro impulse techniques, muscular active release techniques and applied kinesiology as well as the more traditional manipulation techniques.
I aim to give a clear description of the causes of their ailments as well as information about how I will treat them, and how they can avoid the symptoms re-occurring. Away from the practice I enjoy Ashtanga Yoga, weight training, team sports and running. I travel regularly to my families native Greece, and enjoy visiting friends and family around the world – especially if they live somewhere sunny!
MSc (Chiro) BSc Biology, 1998 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from AECC Bournemouth, 2002
General Chiropractic Council (01854) British Chiropractic Association
(Doctor of Chiropractic)
I was born in The Netherlands and have lived in Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and many places in the UK.
Since I was a teenager I’ve been a keen skier and snowboarder which lead me to my first job as a ski instructor. When I met my husband I followed him with his Army career and it was during this time that I decided to train as a sports and remedial massage therapist. After my daughter was born I felt I wanted to be able to do more for people and this lead to the start of me becoming a Chiropractor.
Following surgery I discovered McTimoney Chiropractic and I felt it fitted my style to caring. It is an overall body approach, the technique is fast, accurate but light which suits people from all ages.
I already had a job lined up in Yorkshire when I graduated as a McTimoney Chiropractor in 2016 and could not wait to start working as a registered Chiropractor. I was introduced to the team at Family Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Centre and started working in Harrogate in 2017.
One of my interest is in the development of children and pregnant women as I truly believe that regular care helps with the development of healthy and happy adults. I aim to pursue this passion with a masters in Paediatric Chiropractic care in the next couple of years.
Diploma level 5 BTEC Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, 2011 MChiro, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Basic and Advanced level Neuro Impulse Protocol (NIP)
General Chiropractic council (04454) McTimoney Chiropractic Association Royal College of Chiropractic (LRCC)
(Doctor of Chiropractic)
Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner
I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth back in 1989. At the time the college represented the only Chiropractic facility outside America or Australia. After spending 4 wonderful years on the south coast I returned home to the North of England and began work in Harrogate.
In those early years I become a mum to 3 wonderful children and it was their arrival and development that led me into further training in Paediatric care. In 1999 I trained under an Australian Chiropractor, Dr Neil Davies, who has a world reputation in the field, after travelling to Australia to observe him at work I had the confidence to move into the field of paediatric Chiropractic care.
Through my entire career I have also held an interest in lifestyle issues, the trigger factors to people's pain and sickness. I have furthered this interest and gone on to graduate with a certificate in Wellness. Now I’m able to link together different facets of people’s lives and help them improve through diet, exercise and stress management as well as Chiropractic care.
My career has been ever evolving and for that I am very grateful, I left college believing Chiropractic had the answer to everything and it didn't take me long to realise nothing has the answer to everything, we can only arm ourselves with knowledge and expertise and try to make the right choices. I will continue to learn and gain that knowledge in an attempt to pass it on to my patients.
Doctor of Chiropractic from AECC Bournemouth Paediatric Certification CCWP – Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner Basic and Advanced level Neuro Impulse Protocol (NIP)
General Chiropractic Council (00363) United Chiropractic Association
Having been born and raised in South Africa, I naturally loved sports both playing and watching. When I moved to the UK with my family at the age of 12, I continued to enjoy sports and became interested in the theoretical side of physical education.
After my initial BTEC First Diploma in Sports Exercise, I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Sports coaching and development. It was on this course where I first learnt about sports massage and decided that this was what I wanted to do for a career.
I graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Sports Therapy. By completing my Degree I have over 200 hours of massage experience gained through working in a sports injury clinic in Luton, working with MK Dons Football Academy and working in the University’s sports therapy clinic. During my years at the University of Bedfordshire I worked as a Sports Therapist at major sporting events such as the London triathlon, Reading half marathon, Milton Keynes half marathon and the Bedford 10 mile charity event. As well as this, I was the team Sports Therapist for the University’s Ladies Rugby team, where I learnt a great deal about pitch side Sports Therapy and treatments.
I have worked as a Sports Therapist since 2014 and have experience from working in several Sports Injury and Therapy Clinics around the country including Bedfordshire, Luton, Ripon and Harrogate at the Family Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Centre. I use a variety of treatments including Sports Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Electrotherapy, Medical Acupuncture and Taping. I often advise on exercise programmes, postural/muscular imbalance and also give advice for modalities such as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation), Cryotherapy (ice therapy) and thermotherapy (heat therapy). I also offer pre/post competition and rehabilitation Kinesiology Taping.
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients, including Iron Man competitors, Triathletes, Invictus Games athletes, competitive sports people and many other patients who seek treatment for work-related physical complications.
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 2014 Medical Acupuncture
Sports Massage Association Sports Therapy Association
I went in with pretty bad tendonitis and a possible stress fracture with only 5 weeks to go until I was meant to be running the Amsterdam Marathon!! I was really worried I wouldn't be able to run but after a course of Ultrasound therapy Jamie had me back in my trainers and I managed to run and get a pretty good time THANK YOU!!
Thanks Ben for making my pregnancy aches and pains bearable, couldn't have done it without you!
Been going on and off for 10 years. Have to say Niko is amazing and has helped me out no end with disc and pregnancy problems. Highly recommend
After the first visit my back pain was dramatically reduced. Feel like I have a new lease of life. Friendly and professional practice. Thank you Ben and the team!!
Thank you so much to the lovely caring Receptionist and Jamie the Physiotherapist and Ben for helping me today. I have been in so much pain with nowhere to turn after a routine Op. They are so professional, I have had my injury thoroughly explained with such reassurance of plan for my rehabilitation. Thank you again.