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.

Nidine Simmonds D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic Nidine Simmonds decided to become a Chiropractor after observing various therapists in a search for her future career.

"The one person that stood out was a chiropractor. The way they could solve the puzzle, by observing how someone stood and moved... Not only did they identify the root cause of the problem, but the ability to help someone feel instantly better really caught my attention and started my passion for chiropractic."

She obtained her Masters degree in Chiropractic from the Anglo European College of Chiropractors after emigrating from South Africa as a newlywed.Having started her career in Hampshire, she joined the team here in Stoke-on Trent in 2010.

"I have a special interest in both treatment of pregnant ladies and babies. I believe that chiropractic care is essential throughout pregnancy to both prevent problems and help ease labour through the alignment of the pelvis. After the recent birth my son, I personally have chiropractoc care to thank for a straight forward and painfree pregnancy having had pelvic problems in the past."  

 

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 Clinic as a Chiropractic Assistant in June 2010.

Becky lives locally and in her spare time enjoys decorating and home improvement. She also enjoys sewing and has recently started designing and making baby clothes. At the weekends she loves visiting the lake district, and often goes up there to rent a rowing boat on Windermere and to get some delicious Grasmere gingerbread! She also visits Whitby in the quieter months to relax and enjoy the beach and beautiful scenery.

 "I am really enjoying 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."

 

 

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! 

Hazel Mycock

Hazel has been a keen sports player since childhood, representing the county at football and hockey and currently plays hockey at Midland level. She started her further education at Manchester University, gaining a degree in Sport and then carrying on in Manchester to get her Sports Massage Therapy qualifications and start work in private practice. Hazel has worked with many sports teams including Premiership rugby, national league hockey, league football and national level martial arts and cricket players. Hazel enjoys treating a variety of patients and problems but has a special interest in sports injuries and optimising sports performers.

Apart from playing sport in her spare time Hazel also likes to walk with her husband and border terrier Bruce and socialise with friends.

 

Hannah Knibbs

Hannah holds a diploma in manual therapy and is currently in her final year of study for a degree in osteopathy. Hannah is now available to treat patients on Monday and Thursday mornings.

Hannah is also the clinic manager here at the clinic and so you are likely to have seen her around the clinic or covering reception 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.

When not in the clinic or at University, Hannah enjoys going to comedy and rock music gigs and attending the Pilates classes here at the clinic.

Julia Gover

 

Julia trained at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractors, and also holds a degree in Biological Sciences from Warwick University and training in nutrition. She has treated a whole range of patients including: athletes, office workers, students, babies, the elderly and everything in between. She also worked with members of Bournemouth's professional football team, The Cherries, to return them to playing quickly after injury. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Royal College of Chiropractors.

Julia measures success in her job not just by getting patients well but by keeping them well. She actively encourages patients to get involved in their treatments so that they get the best results and the fastest relief from pain. She also uses a combination of exercise, nutrition and postural advice to equip patients to care for themselves long-term so that their pain doesn't return. Julia aims to get the body working at its best, and not just free of pain, and tailors all her treatments to suit the individual needs and goals of her patients.

In her spare time Julia enjoys live music, board games and camping.

 

 

Hannah Knibbs

 

 

Hannah holds a diploma in manual therapy and is currently in her final year of study for a degree in osteopathy. Hannah is now available to treat patients on Monday and Thursday mornings.

 

Hannah is also the clinic manager here at the clinic and so you are likely to have seen her around the clinic or covering reception 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. 

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