I am the principal chiropractor at Revive Chiropractic and I’m here to help. I care passionately about the health and wellbeing of my patients and that is why appointments are for 30 minutes. You won’t be made to feel rushed and there is always time to ask questions.
As a chiropractor, I choose to practise an evidence-based ethical style of chiropractic, which places you, the patient, at the centre your own care. Each patient experiences different day to day stresses and for this reason you will receive a bespoke treatment plan to help get you feeling better as quickly as possible.
It is from these principles that Revive Chiropractic was born almost five years ago and each year we continue to grow and expand. As the patient, you are involved in every aspect of your treatment plan and in the clinical decision making process. Don’t expect to just be given a sheet of exercises and be sent away!
I spent three years studying for a degree in Physiology, learning in great detail about how the human body functions. After graduating I decided I wanted a job in healthcare and helping people.
Chiropractic seemed like the natural fit, so I studied for a further four years to become a chiropractor. I worked in clinics in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire before starting Revive Chiropractic in 2010. I’ve not looked back, and love my job helping people live a happier and more mobile life.
I enjoy an active life and when I’m not busy treating patients I can be found playing lacrosse, cycling in the dales or out running in and around Leeds (sometimes with my dog Sweep). To date I’ve run 3 marathons and despite saying each will be my last I’m signed up for the Yorkshire Marathon in October 2015. I’m also about to take on my first triathlon and cycling sportive this summer. All this means I understand the frustration of sporting aches and pains and I understand that time injured is time lost.
467 Otley Road
What ages is Chiropractic Suitable for?
It is suitable for all ages, from newborn babies through to the more senior citizens! Chiropractors use a variety of different techniques and will select a technique that is most suited to you.
Do Chiropractors only treat backs?
No. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat injuries involving any part of the body, not just backs!
How long are the appointments?
The initial consultation will take approximately one hour and usually includes the first treatment. Subsequent treatments last around 20 minutes, providing plenty of time for you to ask questions and for the chiropractor to discuss the progress being made.
Is treatment painful? Does it hurt?
As with any form of manual therapy, even massage, you may experience some soreness after treatment. However this is usually mild and should not last for more than 24 hours.
Do chiropractors “crack” bones?
You may a noise similar to a “pop” during your treatment. This is not the sound of bones cracking but the sound of fluid moving in the joints and is not dangerous in any way.
How much training have Chiropractors had?
All chiropractors have undergone a minimum of four years full-time study to degree level and are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (the governing body similar to General Medical Council for doctors).
Do I need a referral form my doctor?
No. Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession, meaning you do not require a referral. A Chiropractor is trained to diagnose your problem and will refer you to another health-care practitioner if necessary.
Is Chiropractic covered by private medical insurance?
Yes. Almost all of the major medical insurers cover the cost of Chiropractic treatment. This includes BUPA, Axa/PPP, Sovereign, Simply Health and Leeds Hospital Fund (please check your individual circumstances with your insurer).