The Team

Stoke-on-Trent Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic with professionals who have different specialties. Please select from the list below to read more.

Our Team

 

Andrew Knibbs D.C.

 Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Knibbs is the Principal Chiropractor and Director of Stoke-on-Trent Chiropractic Clinic. He has a First Class Honours degree in Chiropractic and has lived and practiced in North Staffordshire for the past 8 years. He has a keen Interest in helping patients of all ages who have suffered with long-term or recurrent pain. His interest in chiropractic was sparked after receiving chiropractic care after injuring his back at the age of 18.

"I spent months struggling with back pain - painkillers, physio, massage, nothing was working. A friend of the family recommended I see a chiropractor and within a short time I was much better. I now dedicate my time to help others get well and keeping them feeling that way."

Andrew often contributes on Radio Stoke and has appeared on the 'Ask the Expert' slot on the Stuart George show.

He also regularly works backstage at live music venues, treating the performers and crew on their UK tours, he has worked behind the scenes providing chiropractic care for the Britney Spears, Dolly Parton and the Leona Lewis Tours. He has also helped rock bands Guns n Roses, Bullet for my Valentine, Trivium, MGMT and Lacuna Coil to keep well whilst touring the UK.

Beth Lloyd

 

Beth has a background in sport and exercise, both competitively and for pleasure, which started at a young age and includes Badminton, Basketball, Hiking, Hockey, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Swimming, and Walking.

An injury at a young age ignited an interest in sports injury management and the benefits of massage. A degree in Sports and Exercise Science from York St John followed. A desire to be ‘hands on’ led to an in-depth diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

Beth soon realised that some people were missing out on the benefits of sports massage, by not classing themselves as ’sporty’, so she has branched out in to No Hands Massage so as to reach those patients who prefer massage for relaxation and wellbeing.

“After gaining my degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2003 at the University of York St John I developed an interest in the hands-on world of Sports Massage and how it can aid athletes in achieving their goals. I qualified as a Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner in 2005 and in 2007 I added to my abilities by becoming a No Hands Massage Practitioner. Since then I have been helping people feel at their best again.”

Becky Ramsden

Becky joined our team here at Stoke-on-Trent Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic as a Chiropractic Assistant in June 2010.

In her spare time Becky enjoys cooking delicious vegetarian dishes and spends much of her time on her sewing machine creating unique clothes and accessories. At the weekends when she’s not doting on her beautiful pets, she is often found in Whitby with her husband strolling around the boutique shops and enjoying the beach and breathtaking scenery.

"I really enjoy learning about all aspects of chiropractic care and I feel privileged to be the first point of contact in such a caring and professional environment. I love to meet and greet all of our patients and I am dedicated in helping continue to maintain the high standards of care provided here at the clinic. It is extremely rewarding to be a part of helping so many people feel better and reach their full health potential in many different ways."

Helen Burrows

 Helen joined our team here as a chiropractic assistant in September 2011, whilst already attending the clinic as a patient. She lives in Newcastle-under-lyme with her husband, family and numerous pets. She enjoys listening to rock music, reading and attending weekly Pilates sessions at the clinic.

"After struggling with back pain on and off for many years I took decided to make an appointment to see a chiropractor on the recommendation of a friend. After responding brilliantly to treatment I feel very lucky to now work at the clinic and be able to greet and introduce new patients to the care we have to offer here. If you have any questions about care here don't hesitate to ask me!"

Nicola Herd

 

Nicola originally trained and briefly worked as a contemporary dancer. It was through injury that she discovered Pilates and went on to set up a successful business teaching Pilates Matwork in the North East of Scotland, where she is originally from.

Her initial career in dance drew her towards teaching the next aspiring generation of dancers and she spent 8 years working as a Dance Lecturer at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. Here she developed her interest of the moving body, not only through teaching Technique, Choreography and Body Conditioning but through writing and developing the subject of Movement Science for Dancers.

During this time Nicola qualified as an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher in 2006 with Brian Cooper and went on to advanced Teacher training with Ana Forrest in 2007. Nicolas' teaching is also influenced by the Franklin Method.

Nicola has been passionately involved with movement for 20 years, teaching for 10. She is fascinated by finding ways to help people unwind the tensions in their bodies and assist them in a return to the joy of their own physicality.

After giving birth in 2009 she decided to train in Pregnancy and Post Natal Pilates. Recently qualified she looks forward to helping women who have have had children return to fitness.

Catherine Ellis

Catherine has extensive experience as a Nutritional Therapist, Allergy Therapist and Aromatherapist managing a renowned Complementary Therapy Clinic in Cheshire. With a background in professional dance training, Catherine has a specialist interest in sports and athletic nutrition, as well as having expertise in digestive health, a passion for fertility and family health.

‘I was introduced to the world of natural health following a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which left me in a lot of pain and having a lot of time absent from my then job. Doctors were unable to help me, other than by recommending drugs to manage my symptoms. By following some simple dietary guidelines and a supplement regime recommended to me by a naturopath, I was able to completely get rid of my symptoms and regain an excellent quality of life. This sparked my passion for nutrition and naturopathy’.

Catherine has a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy issued by the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and is working towards a diploma and degree in Naturopathy.

Ben Roberts

Doctor of Chiropractic, Ben Roberts, graduated from the AECC in Bournemouth, receiving his Masters Degree in Chiropractic with honours.

Ben first came across Chiropractic at the age of 17: "I woke up one morning unable to turn my head to the right and was in a fair amount of discomfort. I visited a chiropractor who was able to both relieve my pain and restore the movement in my neck. The chiropractor informed me that my poor posture was likely to be the cause of my neck pain and explained what to do to prevent the injury recurring. That was 8 years ago and I've had no problems since. I am extremely passionate about Chiropractic, a therapy which doesn't just treat the pain, but the underlying cause."

Ben has a special interest in sports injuries; working alongside a number of sports clubs, and he firmly believes that most injuries are preventable with the correct postural and lifestyle advice.

In his spare time Ben enjoys playing football, early morning gym workouts and "attempting" to play the guitar! 

Hannah Knibbs

Hannah is the clinic manager here at the clinic and so you are likely to have seen her around the clinic if you are a patient here already. Hannah is passionate about customer service and is always keen to receive any feedback, so if you would like to speak to Hannah regarding any issues relating to the clinic, please feel free to ask for her at reception. 

Hannah is also a registered osteopath, having qualified from the College of Osteopaths. 

Hannah decided to study for a degree in osteopathy after helping her husband Andrew set up the clinic here in Stoke. "I would help out on reception and patients would tell me what a huge influence treatment had had on their lives and so I decided I wanted to be able to help people in this way too."

Hannah is enthusiastic about helping patients of all ages to become pain free. She uses a wide variety of techniques from soft tissue massage, to osteopathic manipulation to lymphatic drainage. She is also a certified practitioner in Niel Asher Technique for frozen shoulder.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys going to see live music and comedy gigs and attending pilates classes here at the clinic. 

Hannah Knibbs

Hannah is a registered osteopath, having qualified from the College of Osteopaths. 

Hannah decided to study for a degree in osteopathy after helping her husband Andrew set up the clinic here in Stoke. "I would help out on reception and patients would tell me what a huge influence treatment had had on their lives and so I decided I wanted to be able to help people in this way too."

Hannah is enthusiastic about helping patients of all ages to become pain free. She uses a wide variety of techniques from soft tissue massage, to osteopathic manipulation to lymphatic drainage. She is also a certified practitioner in Niel Asher Technique for frozen shoulder.

Hannah is also the clinic manager here at the clinic and so you are likely to have seen her around the clinic if you are a patient here already. Hannah is passionate about customer service and is always keen to receive any feedback, so if you would like to speak to Hannah regarding any issues relating to the clinic, please feel free to ask for her at reception. 

In her spare time Hannah enjoys going to see live music and comedy gigs and attending pilates classes here at the clinic. 

Zaina Tomlinson

 

Christopher Pitcher

Christopher graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic after 4 years of full time training, obtaining a Master of Chiropractic degree.

Christopher is a passionate sportsman and his sporting background has led to a particular interest in the treatment and prevention of a range of sports injuries and dysfunction.

Christopher's clinical knowledge and practical experience in both sports and fitness mean that he is ideally placed to advise patients on other areas of their health including diet, training and rehabilitation.

Christopher enjoys being active and relishes the opportunity to have a hand in improving the health and lifestyle of his patients.

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