Meet The Team

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Meet The Team2018-08-21T17:13:52+00:00

Sam Davies (Principle Chiropractor – MChiro DC)

Where She Began

Sam has always been in professions in which she has cared for other people. It was through a back injury she sustained as a care worker that she was first introduced to chiropractic. She has never looked back. Sam decided after only a few treatments that this is what she wanted to do for other people. This is because she was so amazed by what it had done for her.

Education

In 2012, Sam graduated from the Welsh Institute of chiropractic with a Distinction.

To further her education, Sam is currently completing a series of courses in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS). This primarily focuses on correct core activation in specific postural positions. You can read more about DNS in the services section which explains it in more depth. When completed she will be both a certified DNS Practitioner and DNS Exercise Coach. She has also enrolled on a Matwork Pilates course next year so watch this space.

Her Passion

Since graduating, Sam has found that her passion lies in combining chiropractic with soft tissue techniques and functional rehabilitation. She feels that this combination is perfect to help her patients improve in whatever issue they come in with. She also feels it gives them the tools they need to keep them out of pain and moving well.

Sam loves treating people of all ages and from all walks of life, but she has a special interest in treating CrossFit Athletes and Weight-Lifters. Not only those who come to her with an injury, but also to help improve performance and prevent injuries from occurring. This interest arose due to her own love of the sport which she has been doing for the past 4 years. Personal injuries resulting from not moving as well as she should have has led her down this path. Her goal is to not let this happen to others and help people to keep injury free whilst training.

Personal Interests

Anyone that knows Sam will know that outside of work her biggest love is to keep fit. She does CrossFit and Pilates in order to keep herself in shape and to keep her core strong. She also loves to cook and to read.

Registered with The General Chiropractic Council and The British Chiropractic Association.

Qualifications

  • Master of Chiropractic (Welsh Institute of Chiropractic)
  • BSc Biology (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Dry-Needling Level 1
  • Active Release Technique (ART) Certified (Lower Extremity)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation Basic A
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation Exercise 2

Kate Bayley (Chiropractor – MChiro DC)

Where she began

Ever since Kate first went along to her mum’s chiropractic appointment, she has wanted to be a chiropractor.

Education

In 2010 Kate graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a Chiropractic degree.  Greater Manchester has been her place of work ever since.

Her Passion

Kate believes that it is her job to try and get people to be as pain free as possible. She provides her patients with the correct information and advises them on how to make better, healthier lifestyle choices. The result is them being able to function at their optimal level.

Spinal health is something that can often be taken for granted. A lot of the time, people will only tend to seek out chiropractic care when there is pain or discomfort. However, Kate believes chiropractic has many more benefits.  It is just as important as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet in keeping us well and preventing injury.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Kate likes to keep fit – she enjoys playing netball, practicing yoga and loves to go on country walks.

Registered with The General Chiropractic Council and The Scottish Chiropractic Association.

Qualifications

  • BSc Chiropractic (Welsh Institute of Chiropractic)
  • Medical Acupuncture Level 1
  • Medical Acupuncture Level 2

Kathryn Parkin (Chiropractor – BSc Chiropractic)

Where She Began

Originally from the beautiful South West of England, Kathryn has made Manchester her home since graduating. When Kathryn received some treatment for her neck, she realised how amazing Chiropractic was and wanted to become a Chiropractor herself.

Education

In 2008 Kathryn graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in Wales. Following her 5 year degree, her aim has been to get everyone feeling great and functioning at their absolute best.

Her Passion

There are 3 principles that Kathryn follows which she feels are important. Firsty, to see each patient as a unique individual. Secondly, to examine and diagnose with the highest standard of care and professionalism. And thirdly, to provide successful chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation advice, appropriate for their lifestyle.

Personal Interests

Kathryn likes to keep fit in her spare time – she enjoys Pilates and horse riding and spending family time out and about with her partner and young son.

Registered with The General Chiropractic Council and The Scottish Chiropractic Association.

Qualifications

  • BSc Chiropractic (Welsh Institute of Chiropractic)
  • Medical Acupuncture Level 1

Ashleigh Smith – Soft Tissue Therapist

Where She Began

Ashleigh was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. This is where she developed a passion for sports and fitness, including netball, football, swimming and above all, horse-riding. After incurring a few injuries herself, she became fascinated with physical therapy and what it takes to get back on track after an injury.

Education

She received her BSc in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology from the University of Pretoria in 2012. Afterwards, she realised that her interest still lay in treating injuries and chronic pain. It was then that she went on to get her Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy as well as becoming certified in Equine Therapy.

Her Passion

Today she still uses the knowledge from her degree to give advice to her patients. This advice helps them make small changes that can have huge benefits to their everyday lives. She has a love for health and fitness and finds it incredibly rewarding to see the progress patients make.

Personal Interests

In her spare time she enjoys strength training, Pilates and anything that is outdoors and active.

Registered with the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage

Qualifications

  • BTEC Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy (Oxford School of Sports Massage)
  • ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage (North East Surrey College of Technology)
  • BSc Human Physiology, Genetics and Physiology (University of Pretoria)
  • Winks Greene Faradic Therapy Certificate (BSET Academy)