MChiro DC LRCC
With a GP and a teacher as parents, I was in many ways bound to end up educating and helping patients achieve optimum health.
Having had a fair few injuries myself over the years I have learnt (occasionally the hard way) the importance of fixing and rehabilitating the root issue and not just patching up the symptoms. To this end I have trained extensively in paediatrics, pregnancy, western acupuncture, treatment of the athlete and Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT).
I enjoy treating all ages, from newborn to great grandparents, and writing up individual treatment programs for everyone. At a previous practice I headed up the Sports Injury Clinic and love tracking down the cause, no matter how complicated.
MChiro DC LRCC
During my teens I suffered from severe headaches and general ill health I decided enough was enough. I decided to take my health into my own hands and became passionate about healthy living.
Having seen how complementary therapies work hand in hand with mainstream medicine during my childhood in Asia I decided to go into chiropractic to help others that were in my position.
After studying for 5 years at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic I moved to Brighton and Hove. Since moving here I have work hard to help those who need it, becoming invested in each patient.
I have undertaken extra training since graduation in the care of both pregnant mothers and babies becoming certified in the Webster technique. I have found my sessions with these groups some of the most joyful and interesting I have had.
I find medical dry needling alongside chiropractic and many other techniques useful to get patients back on track and keep them improving in their health and happiness.
Growing up I was always fascinated with healthcare and when I realised the therapeutic potential of manual therapy I was sold! Soon after, I packed up my bags and studied for 4 years at the AECC University College in Bournemouth and have never looked back. After struggling with hip pain for years as a teenager, the relief I experienced from getting chiropractic treatment only reassured me that I had chosen the right path. During my clinical year at university, I immensely enjoyed working with a broad range of ages and characters, the challenges they presented with and learning how to create individual treatment programs. I have always found it fulfilling to watch my patients get back into enjoying the things they love and continue to improve on their health journey.
Upon the completion of my degree, I am now a registered chiropractor with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). My range of treatment techniques include spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue techniques, creating individualised home exercise programmes and advising patients on adjusting their lifestyle to benefit their health.
I'm thrilled to have returned back home and I serving my community here in Southwick!
Independant Therapists at Align
After graduating from a Foundation Degree in Complementary Healthcare in 2012, Jaki applied this in industry with her Beauty Therapy background. Initially working in a well known Sussex Spa, she went on to an award winning Sussex Salon providing both beauty and holistic treatments as it underwent various expansions.
With her passion lying in Reflexology and health and well-being, in 2020 she enhanced her training further in Maternity Reflexology and nestled into focusing her career solely on holistic practice. Since then she has completed further advanced training in Reflexology for [Perimenopause and] Menopause which has benefitted many clients in this phase of life.
With relocating to the coast in 2019, Jaki has been making roots in the local area with her partner Tom and their son Layton. Jaki is really looking forward to becoming part of the Align family.
Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Massage
I first found my passion for fitness after joining the Army in 2005. Since then, I have worked with clients from many different backgrounds both in and out of the military and across a range of fitness needs from rehabilitative work to training for national and international competitions.
After completing my degree in Sports Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University, I pushed myself further by developing a specialism in strength and conditioning / Late-stage rehabilitation; aimed not just at athletes at an elite level, but to assist clients from all walks of life.
My passion is Olympic weightlifting (don’t be shy this does not mean you need to be training for the Olympics). This method of training utilises a functional-based approach, with multi-joint action movements such as Deadlifts, Squats, Presses, Clean & Jerk, Snatch, helps to promote a stronger healthier body.
When planning sessions for clients I concentrate of the big 5 - Push, Pull, Squat, Hip Hinge and Carry. Whilst these movements are deployed in everyday life, strength and mobility, dependant can decrease due to sedentary work and lifestyles.
While I was studying, I was employed as a strength and conditioning coach and sports massage therapist at a reputed cross fit gym (Cross fit Chiltern), working with people from all aspects of life – from office-based sports enthusiasts to those coming back to the world of fitness as well as athletes preparing for national competitions.
The Bowen Technique
Massage and Pregnancy Massage
I have worked in alternative health since 2002 offering reflexology and massage in Spain. I returned to England 4 years later to begin working as a tutor at a Massage training school. I have since then worked in Doctor’s surgeries, Yoga retreats, Sports centres and Festivals, therefore gaining further experience in this field.
I have been treating a wide diversity of people, working with expectant mothers, babies and children with physical or emotional issues, asthma, Tourette’s, and digestive issues. I also work with prize-fighters, footballers and rugby players, and brought relaxation to the chronically stressed. I also continue to help seniors live a full and healthy life, long into their later years.
In 2012 I moved to Sussex, my clients see me for Bowen, Aromatherapy and Reflexology treatments as well as Advanced Deep tissue massage and Seated acupressure, sometimes I use a blend of the techniques depending on the individual’s needs.