Chiropractic

The Chiropractor’s main modality is a joint manipulation procedure, which is typically referred to as an ‘adjustment’. Once you have been thoroughly assessed and an in-depth medical history (related to the problem) has been discussed, your Chiropractor will be able to identify your needs and apply specific adjustments to your body. By doing this the Chiropractor gently moves joints and the su... Read More

The Chiropractor’s main modality is a joint manipulation procedure, which is typically referred to as an ‘adjustment’.
Once you have been thoroughly assessed and an in-depth medical history (related to the problem) has been discussed, your Chiropractor will be able to identify your needs and apply specific adjustments to your body. By doing this the Chiropractor gently moves joints and the surrounding soft tissue in an attempt to restore normal joint and soft tissue function. The adjustment may be accompanied by a pop or ‘clicking’ noise. This is normal, and is due to a release of gases (nitrogen) in the joint due to a sudden pressure change (negative) and is called a cavitation.
In addition to the adjustment treatment you receive at the clinic, you may be given advice and instructions for home treatment between visits. These treatments commonly include therapeutic exercises and/or stretches, mobilisation of soft tissue, diet recommendations and the application of hot and cold packs. All of which will be clearly explained prior to you leaving the clinic.


Sports Massage & Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage largely overlap in their techniques. Ultimately, the intention of both is to restore the length and quality. As the name suggests a deep tissue massage consists of a therapist using firm pressure to manipulate the deeper tissues of the body, including the muscles. There are a number of reasons why someone might want or need this particular type of massage ... Read More

Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage largely overlap in their techniques. Ultimately, the intention of both is to restore the length and quality. As the name suggests a deep tissue massage consists of a therapist using firm pressure to manipulate the deeper tissues of the body, including the muscles. There are a number of reasons why someone might want or need this particular type of massage therapy, such as helping relieve muscular tension, reducing stress, breaking down knots, reducing the build of waste products and increase blood flow to the muscles. Deep tissue massage tends not to focus on a specific injury or one particular area of the body, instead of being administered as a full body massage or focussed on lower limbs or the upper body.
A sports massage differs from Deep Tissue Massage in it being more area-specific, focussing on larger and older knots that have built up over longer periods of time due to high training volume, trauma, muscle imbalance or poor biomechanics. The objective with sports massage is either to aid the recovery from injury, the prevention of injury or to assist performance through helping boost power production and the range of motion.

Is sports massage only for athletes?
Not at all. Sports massage can be an appropriate form of massage therapy for a large number of patients not undertaking any form of consistent exercise. For instance, patients sitting at a desk for long periods of time, or those working on low work surfaces, will also require the somewhat more specific tissue selection in treatment approach associated with a sports massage.

Can massage therapy be painful?
In order to achieve the desired effect, a certain amount of pressure is often required when administering sports or deep tissue massage. As such, it is not uncommon to experience a certain level of discomfort during treatment – especially when faced with a large build of tension in one particular area. This, though, is where the experience and exceptional communication of our therapists comes to the fore, helping you to achieve results without having to undergo too much discomfort.


Remedial Massage & Relaxing Massage & Lymphatic Massage

Both remedial and relaxing massages are very therapeutic and beneficial. Depending on the individual and their current circumstances, a relaxation massage or remedial massage will be most suited. If you’re feeling stressed and exhausted a relaxation massage is going to be most valuable. If you’re experiencing general muscle tension and you're a not keen on a Deep Tissue or Sports Massage Therap... Read More

Both remedial and relaxing massages are very therapeutic and beneficial. Depending on the individual and their current circumstances, a relaxation massage or remedial massage will be most suited. If you’re feeling stressed and exhausted a relaxation massage is going to be most valuable. If you’re experiencing general muscle tension and you're a not keen on a Deep Tissue or Sports Massage Therapy, then a remedial massage is going to be most beneficial. Your therapist will have a quick chat with you prior your appointment to establish your needs and recommend a specific style if you're not sure.

Relaxing massage:
This massage style aids with your mental and emotional health, as it calms the mind and settles the nervous system. Relaxation massage provides a general loosen up, encourages blood flow throughout the body, and helps boost the immune system by stimulating the lymphatics.
Relaxation massage is great for people who’ve had a stressful week/month, as it allows the body to catch up and recharge.

Remedial massage:
This type of massage is designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues. Remedial massage has a wide range of skilled techniques used to manipulate soft tissues. It can be used specifically for relaxation or to reduce pain and normalise the body's muscles and soft tissues.
People who will benefit from a remedial massage include anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and general aches and pains (lifestyle related)


Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon. This can be a very successful second-line treatment for patients who fail to respond to appropriate physiotherapy or other conservative treatments. Shockwave Therapy treatment is a highly effective treatment available for patients with: Pl... Read More

Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues within the abnormal tendon.
This can be a very successful second-line treatment for patients who fail to respond to appropriate physiotherapy or other conservative treatments.
Shockwave Therapy treatment is a highly effective treatment available for patients with:
Plantar Fasciitis
Shoulder pain
Tennis elbow
Achilles Tendonopathy
Trochanteric bursitis (Lateral hip pain)
Patellar tendonitis ("jumper's knee")
Hamstring Tendinopathy
Heel Spurs
Before shockwave therapy is considered you will have a full clinical assessment. This may include an MRI or ultrasound scan.

Kevin qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer in 1999 and a few years later completed a BSc in Sports Therapy.

He worked for Christchurch FC, Bashley FC and AFC Bournemouth for their youth team and academy for 10 years. Kevin continued his education in manual therapy with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Kinesio Taping, and Trigger Point Dry-needling as well as massage masterclass course for the cervical spine and advanced massage techniques.

More recently Kevin completed a master’s degree in Workplace Health & Wellbeing.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Therapy; HESA 1210790036481

Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) 60358400

Sports Massage Therapist

Personal Trainer Level 3

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation

Cupping

Kinesio Taping

Lymphatic Massage

Fitness Instruction and Personal Training

Fitness Assessment and Health Appraisal

Optimum and Sports Nutrition

Body Massage

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Lifestyle Management

Kevin qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer in 1999 and a few years later ... Read More

Klaudia is both a qualified Sports Massage therapist and also our clinic manager, with years of high-level hospitality management behind her, she always aims to deliver a great service both within the Clinic and her treatment room.

Her massages are complex having had years of experience with multiple therapists. She uses a variety of firm pressured arm and hand techniques focusing on specific muscular trigger point therapy. This results in great muscular tension release to over come sports injuries, stress/tension and repetitive stress injuries.

Outside of work she enjoys running and every so often takes part in 10 km runs and Half Marathons raising regularly monies for the Aspire charity which helps people with spinal cord injuries to live independently.

Qualifications:

Sports Massage Therapist Active IQ 1050608 Level 3

Sports Massage Therapist Active IQ 1225936 Level 4

Personal Training Active IQ 1190137 Level 3

Certified Nutritional Coach NASM 1210587750

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation

Dry Cupping Therapy

Kinesio Taping

Lymphatic Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Registration:

FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies) 208590

STA (Sports Therapy Association)

Klaudia is both a qualified Sports Massage therapist and also our clinic manager, with years of ... Read More

John Bradford graduated from AECC in 1999 and has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. In this time, he has owned a practice in both Bournemouth and Oxford. He is now proud to be the owner of a double awarded Royal College of Chiropractic clinic here in Bournemouth, which is only one of 2 in Dorset. During this time he has developed his clinical expertise which has culminated in working with several World Champion Gold Medalists, European & British Medalist as well with sports clubs; the Oxford Harlequins Rugby club and Phoenix handball team. He is currently enrolled on an International Sports Chiropractic programme. In his practice, he prides himself on delivering a high standard of Chiropractic treatment in which he combines the latest technology (Shockwave, Cold Laser, RRT, V-Actor, Spinal Decompression), detailed patient education and prescribed video rehabilitation exercises, all delivered with a fun bedside manner. His treatment goal is both to help prevent patients from further relapses and also to help them achieve their goals, whether it be a personal best in a sport or being able to return to gardening without pain! John doesn’t have much free time with his dedication to his practice but when he does get away he enjoys running, open water swimming and most of all kitesurfing/windsurfing!

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John Bradford graduated from AECC in 1999 and has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. In... Read More

Ally is currently a student at AECC studying for a masters in chiropractic which she has been committed to doing since being a very small gymnast. During her journey of studying she enrolled in a sports massage therapy course which was a great way to explore all the tools involved in manual therapy. Ally is determined to help people to the best of her abilities and will strive to find the best approach for every patient. When she is not studying, Ally loves getting involved in gymnastics and tumbling which she coaches, judges and participates in herself to maintain general fitness. She also loves walking her dog!

Qualifications:

Sports Massage Therapist iTEC Sports 603/4503/2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Massage

Ally is currently a student at AECC studying for a masters in chiropractic which she has been com... Read More

As well as being a Chiropractor, Ben is a team GBR Tumbling gymnast; 2 time reigning junior British Champion and he came 3rd at the World Age Group Championships in Tokyo 2019. It was his career in gymnastics that first introduced him to chiropractic which has helped him maintain a high standard of performance ever since. Despite his athletic background he loves working with patients of all ages and backgrounds having worked with children to retired folk to wheelchair users and more! For Ben chiropractic is about helping anyone and everyone achieve whatever their aims are, whether its elite sporting success or being able to pick up their grandchild without pain, your life and values matter to Ben. Having graduated from the prestigious AECC university college with a Master’s degree in chiropractic with 1st class honours, Ben has a strong passion for continued learning and keeping up to date with the latest research, he even co-authored a paper last year that was published in the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.

As well as being a Chiropractor, Ben is a team GBR Tumbling gymnast; 2 time reigning junior Briti... Read More

Anthony is originally from Bournemouth and qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. He initially qualified in personal training and sports massage and went onto become a chiropractor after seeing the benefits of chiropractic after suffering a sporting back injury. Anthony’s interests lie within the treatment of acute and chronic conditions and the rehabilitation of patients, in order to help patients maintain the benefits they have achieved. He has a wealth of experience in treating people from young children to the elderly. This allows him to help all patients to achieve their primary goals, be it being able to walk without pain to being able to compete at elite level within their sport. He uses a variety of techniques such as spinal manipulation, dry needling, soft tissue work and extremity adjustments to ensure he can adapt to what works best for you! These techniques are under continuous development through various different courses he attends every year. Anthony is passionate about sport having played numerous sports competitively throughout his life. He tries to ensure his active lifestyle sets an example to his patients, allowing him to show how beneficial an active lifestyle is to everyone’s overall health.

Anthony is originally from Bournemouth and qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiroprac... Read More

Piotr is a both a qualified Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience. He has trained in a variety of massage techniques including Classical, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Relaxing. His ultimate aim with these techniques is to take your pain and stress away to leave you truly relaxed and regenerated.

Piotr aims to live a healthy lifestyle by integrating sport and nutrition. He is an experienced personal trainer who loves to spend his free time in the gym, his passion is powerlifting.

He strives to always gain new knowledge and education in the manual therapy field. Piotr has one of the most positive personalities you are likely to ever meet!

Piotr is a both a qualified Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience. He ... Read More

Jana has 15 years of massage experience consisting of a wide range of styles such as; sports, classical, remedial and Chinese massage. She has worked within the UK and Europe in both private practice and Spa’s. She always puts her clients first and is passionate about helping them achieve their goals whether it is stress reduction, improved mobility or a return to sport. She puts in a lot of energy into her massage and it can be described as a vigorous, energizing and also tension melting experience! A wonderful combination that must be tried.

Qualifications:

Sports Massage Therapist YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Lymphatic Massage

Dry Cupping Therapy

Classical Massage

Remedial Massage

Lava Shell Massage

Thermo-Auricular Therapy

Registration:

FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies) 214465

Jana has 15 years of massage experience consisting of a wide range of styles such as; sports, cla... Read More

Jodie Wilson graduated from AECC University College - one of the world’s leading chiropractic institutions - with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic.

Jodie is an attentive chiropractor who strives to serve her patients with the highest level of care. With a background in personal training and swim teaching, Jodie has an abundant understanding of how faulty movement patterns and lack of muscle activation can lead to under and overuse within the body. Patients adopt their own unique way of moving which can lead to pain and discomfort.

Prior work within the finance industry has enabled Jodie to appreciate how dysfunction within the body can be caused by daily stresses from physical, mental and emotional demands, as well as workplace ergonomics.

Jodie also has a keen interest in improving children’s well-being - volunteering her time to help out with children during after school activity clubs, from karate to assisting those with learning disabilities.

Jodie would love the opportunity to help her patients achieve improvements in all aspects of health and passionately believes nobody should suffer in silence.

Jodie Wilson graduated from AECC University College - one of the world’s leading chiropractic ins... Read More

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