Meet the team
Back to Health has a very close team of experienced & professional staff to ensure that every aspect of your time with us is as positive as possible. From the friendly greeting on the phone, early morning until evening, to the professional but reassuring manner of our clinical team, the whole experience of being a Back to Health patient is a pleasurable one. Our team are passionate, dedicated & successful in their fields with a huge wealth of knowledge and experience. This is how we are able to achieve such outstanding results with our patients.
YOU, the patient comes first!
We know this is true because over 60% of our patients are referred to us by word of mouth, by other patients. We also know this is true because we have been recognised by others as providing outstanding patient care. In recognition of our commitment to our patients, as soon as 2009, our clinic in Wrexham was awarded the Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) which is a national award only given to those chiropractic clinics that demonstrate outstanding levels of service and care.
The Clinical team & Associates
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Chiropractors & Osteopaths
Physiotherapy, Sports Massage & Rehabilitation
Holistic Therapies & Remedial Massage
Peter Wagenaar, MSc DC - Chiropractor
“I treat the cause rather than the symptoms by getting to the root of the problem”
Peter originally gained a BSc(hons) in Physiology but became interested in chiropractic and continued his studying at the AECC University College in Bournemouth, where he gained a Masters in Chiropractic.
With his wife Nia he set up Back to Health in 2006 and Peter ensures that all the clinics are getting the best possible clinical outcomes for their patients.
Peter enjoys playing cricket for his village cricket team (and treats many of the team too). He is also a qualified hockey umpire being involved in managing local teams, and enjoys tennis, sailing, skiing and running.
Peter enjoys the diversity of treating patients of all ages, shapes and sizes. He is dedicated to providing care to patients of all ages not only with regards to pain but optimising their health.
At an initial appointment Peter takes a thorough medical history and examination. Once taken he will provide an explanation of what has gone wrong and discuss with his patient their expectations and the outcomes they are looking for. Peter then works together with them to achieve their goals. Once the goals are achieved, they agree a maintenance programme to enable those achievements to be long lasting.
Alongside English, Peter speaks Dutch and French.
Brett Halliday, Bsc DC - Chiropractor
“I thrive on the challenge of treating patients who have had a persistent problem for years that has not responded to other treatments”
Brett is a South African who trained at the AECC University College in Bournemouth and has settled locally although during his chiropractic career he has also worked in South Africa, Ireland, Italy and London.
Alongside his family, his main loves in life are karate and film making. Brett is a former South African and International Karate Champion and has captained and coached the British and Irish teams.
Brett understands the benefits of chiropractic in not only preventing and assisting recovery from sports injury, but also its effect in optimising sporting performance. He carries this ethos through to each of his patients, working to optimise their health and get them back to not just managing on a daily basis, but being able to do the things that they love. With over 25 years chiropractic experience he has effectively treated a multitude of problems in the young and old, the fit and not so fit.
Brett considers the causative factors which have brought you to his clinic. After taking a thorough history and physical examinations, his personalised treatment will be tailored to you and is likely to include:
- Spinal and limb joint manipulation
- Stretching and balancing muscles
- Providing ergonomic advice regarding your lifestyle (and workstation if relevant)
Brett works in our Wrexham clinic.
Kristy Lewis, MSc DC - Chiropractor
“I love being able to help people to be the best version of themselves as possible.”
Kristy first undertook a degree in medical science before becoming increasingly interested in chiropractic. She studied and qualified at the AECC University College in Bournemouth, gaining a Masters in Chiropractic.
Originally from South Wales Kristy moved back to Wales, the Wrexham area this time, where she met her partner. In late 2022 she gave birth to baby Rowan. She is now working part time and her clinical days vary, to enable dad to care for Rowan whilst she is running her clinics. Keeping it in the family, Rowan has already benefited from chiropractic treatment, her colleague Lili Denholm in our Chester clinic providing his care.
Kristy’s approach to chiropractic is to assess the body as a whole to address the root cause of the problem to provide long term results. This approach not only allows her to address the symptoms and pain presented but to treat any problems before they become symptomatic and allows improvement to overall health and well-being.
Kirsty works in our Wrexham clinic.
Eleanora Tassi, MSc, BSc (Hons) DC - Chiropractor
“I love to see the impact I can make…without the use of drugs or invasive procedures.”
Ele, as she prefers to be known, is Italian but has settled in England. She has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Science and a Masters in Chiropractic from the AECC in Bournemouth.
Ele finds it hugely satisfying to see people regaining their functionality and rediscovering the ability to move in a pain-free manner when they thought they were going to be taking painkillers for the rest of their lives. When patients have hope that they will once again be able to do the activities that they love, it’s a special moment and incredibly rewarding.
Ele keeps fit through regular kick boxing sessions and she is currently a blue belt. She also likes to go on adventures with friends, exploring new places, swimming and hiking, Ele knows that chiropractic treatment is not only about reducing pain, but also finding the underlying problem which is preventing the body from working correctly.
Once she has diagnosed your issue, she will use chiropractic treatments to bring the body back to its maximum potential and functionality, improving your quality of life.
Alongside English, Ele speaks Italian and she works in our Chester clinic.
Andy Beckinsale, Bsc DC- Chiropractor
“I enjoy facilitating the rehabilitation of all types of injury and surgical repairs”
Andy has over 30 years’ experience as a Chiropractor having gained his chiropractic degree from the AECC University College in Bournemouth. He is a keen sportsman which has led him to diversify to work in sports as well as in general chiropractic practice during his career.
Andy lives in Shropshire with his wife, they both have a love of animals (his wife is a vet) and together they manage a smallholding.
Andy is a former rugby player and his love of rugby took him professionally as a chiropractor to work for an English premiership rugby team for 10 years. He has also worked with professional athletes in tennis, MMA and with other amateur and semi-professional athletes. No longer playing rugby, Andy now enjoys training and participating in endurance events.
Andy will determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient based on his assessments at first visit and the progress they make during treatment. His tailored treatment is likely to include:
- The diversified chiropractic technique. The objective of this is to restore proper movement and alignment to the spine
- Prescribing exercises to aid treatment
- Working with his patients to enable them to reach their optimal fitness levels
Andy works in our Wrexham clinic.
Laetitia Denholm, BSc(Hons) MSc DC - Chiropractor
“l am trained in paediatric SOT and love treating babies and their mums from pregnancy through to post-natal.”
Lili, as she prefers to be known, is from France and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Paris IFEC (French European Institute of Chiropractic) in 2014. Prior to this she undertook 2 years undergraduate medical training.
Her move to studying chiropractic came after sustaining a neck injury she found that traditional treatments and medication did not bring her relief. Chiropractic treatment brought excellent results and Lili decided to learn how to do it herself.
Having met and married a local Welshman, outside of work Lili is involved in raising her two young children although she also finds time to practise yoga, Pilates and meditation to improve her wellbeing.
Since graduating Lili has continued her career development with training in the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and paediatric SOT. She works closely with other health professionals involved in infant care and the youngest baby she has treated was just 4 days old.
Lili takes a holistic, patient-centred approach to her treatment using the latest techniques and protocols. She provides gentle treatments to the very young and those with conditions such as osteoporosis and more standard joint and soft tissue treatments for those with other conditions, alongside providing exercises and helpful advice on lifestyle choices in order to meet healthy goals.
Lili works in our Chester clinic.
Adrian (Adi) Duicu, MCSP - Senior Physiotherapist
“I enjoy providing physiotherapy for my patients because I love to see them getting better”
Adrian graduated from the University of Transylvania and first worked in Romania where he provided physio to the Olympic Sky Jumping team of Romania. The inspiration for being a physiotherapist came when he was a patient himself. He received physiotherapy which enabled him to make a full recover from a football injury.
He originally moved to England to broaden his work experience in Manchester and decided to stay a little bit longer, this became long term as he is settled in Chester now.
Adrian still has an interest in football being a level 4 qualified referee and he often referees on a Saturday morning. He is also active in other sports including skiing, swimming, running and tennis.
Adrian’s areas of expertise include musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries such as foot, ankle, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck. Also sports and running injuries, muscle and joint pain, whiplash injuries, orthopaedic surgery recovery, overuse/over-training injuries, and rehabilitation & postural programmes.
The variety of therapies that Adrian is specialised in are:
- Manual therapy /soft tissue manipulation
- Mobilisation / manipulation of joints
- Ultrasound therapy /shockwave therapy
- Western medical acupuncture
- Rehabilitation exercise plans
- Strength and conditioning exercises
Adrian’s linguistic skills are English and Romanian.
Rhiannon Ward-Hughes, ISRM - Sports Massage
“Massage therapy can help maintain a pain free lifestyle”
Rhiannon is an experienced Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Therapist with a Level 5 B-Tech Diploma in Soft Tissue, Sports and Remedial Therapy from the London School of Sports Massage. As with all our clinical team she is constantly updating her skills, most recently studying nutrition in 2021.
Rhiannon has worked with many competitive athletes from Professional Footballers, Golfers and Triathletes, to Bodybuilders, Power Lifters and Cyclists.
In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit training as well as mountain walking and cycling. She has a passion for health and fitness and encouraging others to reach their potential.
After an initial assessment Rhiannon will determine the best techniques to use for each patient from her toolbox. Treatments may include:
- Sports massage, releasing strains and tensions
- Soft Tissue Release, a technique where the muscle fibres, tendons and fascia are stretched
- Myofascial Release, to relieve pain
- Trigger Point Therapy, releasing painful knots in muscles
- Muscle Energy Technique, using the muscles own energy
- Neuromuscular Techniques, using alternating levels of pressure to relieve muscle spasm
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation, using instruments to enable deeper penetration when treating soft tissue disorders
Sally Wynne, BSc (Hons) - Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Herbal Medicine
“I'm particularly interested in how biodynamics affects the stress points in the body, which causes pain”
Sally provides a range of treatments for her patients as she is an experienced massage therapist, reflexologist and medical herbalist.
Sally’s career started when she gained an ITEC diploma in anatomy, physiology and massage awarded in 1998 and she has since undertaken continued development with qualifications in massage, reflexology and manual lymphatic drainage.
At Back to Health her massage treatments include remedial / deep tissue massage, Indian head massage, manual lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments.
However, Sally also took time out to study herbal medicine and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine in 2008 from the University of Central Lancashire. She belongs to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Her experience enables her to treat people holistically with herbs, diet advice and nutritional supplements. Herbal consultation appointments are available with Sally and she can, after a consultation, provide herbal treatments for you.
Sally is also a qualified colonic hydro therapist and colonic cleansing is available at the Chester clinic.
Sally is health conscious, vegan and gluten free and endeavours to live a healthy lifestyle. She believes in meditation and breath techniques to reduce anxiety and keeping your body healthy and in balance. Sally cycles to work in all weathers! No mean feat considering the cycle home is basically uphill!
At an initial remedial massage appointment, Sally undertakes a full body and postural assessment, checking for imbalances in the body. A clinical assessment is performed and a diagnosis made. The treatment plan is then tailored to each patient.
Sally works at our Chester clinic.
Lynn Owen, Lic.Ac M.B.Ac C MRCHM - Acupuncture
“To really improve your health you need to look at your whole life style. Diet – Activity — Rest time, Mental & Physical Wellbeing”
Lynn, a member of the British Acupuncture Council, is one of the most experienced acupuncturists in the North West. Her training began in 1996 at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. She studied Traditional Chinese Acupuncture for 3 years and Chinese Herbal Medicine for a further 2.
She gained work experience in Hongzhou China, and has worked full time as an acupuncturist, running her own clinic, undertaking voluntary work at home and overseas, and working within other practices.
Lynn undertakes regular post grade courses and recently trained with Zita West, a fertility specialist who focuses on using Acupuncture during the different stages of pregnancy, the use of Acupuncture during IVF treatment, facial acupuncture and acupuncture for pain relief.
Lynn also practices Yoga and offers group classes on a regular basis and one to one sessions, upon request.
More recently she qualified as a Butyeko breathwork teacher which combines well with acupuncture and yoga.
The focus of Lynn’s treatments is on the individual, not just one ailment. Treatments are aimed to improve the overall health of the individual, taking into consideration people’s life styles, sleep, activity, posture, diet, stress levels and relaxation.
If you feel acupuncture could help you, please ask our receptionists to arrange for a free consultation phone call with Lynn.
Liz Eames, BSc, MATCM, MRSS (T) - Acupuncture & Shiatsu
“My approach is holistic. I offer a professional and confidential service tailored to your needs”
Liz is a very experienced acupuncturist, she gained her BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicine in 2006. She is fully registered and a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (UK).
Liz is also a fully registered practitioner & teacher with the Shiatsu Society, with over 20 years experience. She is able to offer (if she considers it appropriate after your consultation) a combination of Acupuncture & Shiatsu therapy, both of which are based on the holistic principles of health and wellbeing.
Many of our clinic patients will have Acupuncture treatment in conjunction with Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy to achieve the most effective results when they suffer with chronic back and neck pain.
Liz has treated many clients with a wide range of conditions ranging from acute & chronic pain through to stress & anxiety related problems.
She also has a special interest in women’s health, having worked alongside many women undergoing fertility treatment & IVF. Additionally she has worked with women during pregnancy and postnatal.
It is extremely important to Liz that a patient feels confident coming in for their first treatment. She offers a free 15 minute consultation to enable her to answer any questions you may have. Together you can decide whether to begin Acupuncture and/or Shiatsu treatment.
Liz works in our Mold clinic.
Abigail Corte, M.Ost PCert SPOP - Osteopath
“I take pride in assisting patients across all age groups in achieving their peak health using a natural, holistic approach, and I hold specialised qualifications in paediatric osteopathy.”
Abi studied at Swansea University gaining her Masters in Osteopathy. She is now an extremely experienced practitioner who loves treating patients of all ages. Having found a love for treating babies as young as four days old at her previous clinic she recently completed a Postgraduate certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice at the University College of Osteopathy in London. The course allowed her to work closely with a range of other professionals, which includes social workers, CAMS, health visitors, occupational therapists and midwives.
Abi was brought up in Kuwait and moved to the UK in 2013. Having developed a passion for food and travelling early she is always planning her next adventure, whether that is the next country to visit or a new restaurant to dine at.
She chose to study Osteopathy having always wanted to work within healthcare to help people achieve their desired health and wellbeing goals, in a progressive and alternate approach.
Abi is happy treating people of all ages and with a range of issues from pregnancy care, sporting injuries to the conditions which arise for her older patients.
Angus Wood, BSc (Hons) Ost - Osteopath
“l enjoy helping people to achieve their health aims and goals with osteopathy as it is a drug-free, natural approach.”
Originally from Scotland, Angus began his career as a Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer based in Oxfordshire. His love of sports developed and he graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2007 with a BSc Hons in Osteopathy. It was after his graduation when he settled in Cheshire and has remained ever since.
Angus is also a fully qualified ski instructor and taught skiing throughout Europe for over 15 years – he was even seen in a number of Ski Magazines showing off his moves on the pistes. In addition to snow sports he has a personal interest in running and triathlon events and is also a certified running technique specialist and Rocktape UK Instructor.
Angus will work with you to reduce pain, resolve your neurological and musculoskeletal issues and help your body to work to its optimal function.
He is interested in understanding a patients’ lifestyle, finding the origin of their pain and discomfort through physical, neurological, and orthopaedic examination. This helps him provide suitable advice and treatment for each individual so that they can achieve the best results. Angus looks at the body as one unit and works on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system so the body can function to its full potential.
Angus works in our Wrexham Clinic.
Rinal Gudhka, M.Ost - Osteopath
“I love treating patients of all ages especially babies and mums to be.”
Rinal – or Rin as she prefers to be known – is one of our brilliant Osteopaths and is from Kenya and has “some Indian roots”.
Rin decided to become an Osteopath after personal experience made her want to make a difference in people’s lives. She moved to the UK in 2016 and studied at Swansea University, gaining a First Class Masters Degree in Osteopathy.
She enjoys treating patients of all ages but has also continued her career development with training in Cranial, in both Osteopathic and Chiropractic techniques, and Paediatrics. In fact the first paediatric patient Rin treated was the son of our Group Practice Manager.
Rin’s approach to treatment is to assess the whole body in order to identify the root cause of the problems and therefore help to achieve long term results. She develops personalised treatment plans for each patient in order to help them achieve their personal health and well-being goals.
Georgina Bell, MAR - Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage & Relaxation
“Relaxation is a necessity for optimum health not a luxury”
Georgina initially studied anatomy, physiology and massage and worked as a massage therapist at the David Lloyd Centre in Wimbledon in London. During her time there she was lucky enough to be part of the team providing treatments for the tennis players at Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Georgina developed an interest in reflexology and went on to qualify in clinical reflexology. She has undertaken further training in advanced facial reflexology which offers a deep relaxation as well as a positive effect on the complexion. Georgina also offers Indian Head Massage and more recently has qualified in Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage.
Georgina has a love of the outdoors and is also a talented painter, especially of animals. She supports a local charity “Amy and Friends” for children with life limiting conditions. And in 2022 was sponsored to cycle from Venice to Milan for the charity.
Georgina specialises in relaxation and rebalancing. She is passionate about the ability it has to give clients the tools to relax on a daily basis thus assisting in preventative healthcare as well with pre-existing conditions.
Georgina offers individualised treatments and treatment plans. She will provide a deeply relaxing and rebalancing session choosing the techniques she is expert in, to ensure your session is as effective as possible for you.
Her treatments are non-invasive and the most you will be asked to do, is to remove your shoes and socks before you like back and relax.
Nia Wagenaar - Director
Nia and Peter set up Back to Health in 2006. Whilst Peter has always been the Principal Chiropractor, Nia has focused on developing the 'behind the scenes’ aspects of Back to Health. She is extremely proud of what has been accomplished in confirming our position as the leading provider of MSK healthcare in Chester and North Wales.
After studying modern languages and tourism, Nia spent several years working in the tourism industry all over the globe, including South America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Nia first met Peter in the French Alps before he had even thought about being a chiropractor. Nia is a local girl, having been born in Rhosllannerchrugog, so they moved to the area and had three children in quick succession, although they are now, nearly, grown up.
Katie Campbell - Mold Clinic Lead
Katie leads the Mold Reception Team and is responsible for the smooth running of the clinic and supporting our clinicians whilst they focus on treating you. She joined our team in 2016 and has developed an in depth knowledge regarding all the treatments we provide. When she’s not at the clinic Katie is busy bringing up her twins and helping to run her farm in Nercwys. She will often come to work in the morning having delivered several sheep during the night!
Anne Cutress - Chester Clinic Manager
Anne Cutress is our Chester Clinic Manager having joined us in 2018 and is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the clinic. Anne is also our Senior Administrator for Marketing and communication and oversees the day-to-day internal and external marketing & communication activities of the company including our social media pages. Anne enjoys time with her friends outside of work including walking and trips to art galleries and theatres.
Debra Jones - Wrexham Clinic Lead
Debra leads the Wrexham Reception Team and is responsible for the smooth running of our Wrexham clinic, to enable our clinicians to focus on treating you. She has been with us since 2017 and loves getting to know our patients and providing them with first class support. During this time she has worked extensively in Mold Clinic as well as providing cover in our Chester Clinic. Debra enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Sandra Chisholm - Chester Receptionist
Sandra is a part time receptionist who joined Back to Health when the Chester clinic merged with Chester Chiropractic in 2019. She has taken all the changes this has brought in her stride and become quite the expert at using our systems. Sandra loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen and enjoys skiing and different exercises including spinning.
Pauline Goodwin - Chester Receptionist
Pauline is a part time receptionist at Chester who also provides cover at our other clinics. Her love of Zumba has led her to become a trainer and she also loves tennis. When not working or exercising she loves to be by the sea especially if she can take her granddaughters there too and is involved on a weekly basis in caring for them.
Alicia Wright - Chester Receptionist
Alicia is our friendly Saturday morning receptionist, who also provides holiday cover. She joined the team after coming to shadow our physio Adrian and is now studying at Liverpool University to become a physiotherapist. Alicia enjoys baking and solving puzzles, loves being out in the countryside and keeps fit by hiking and running.
Tracy Cheetham - Senior Administrator (Finance)
Tracy Cheetham looks after all things finance and is based at our Head Office in our Wrexham clinic, supporting Nia and Andy in the running of the clinics. Tracy is sometimes seen out front on the desk as she also provides holiday cover for the reception team in Wrexham. Tracy is a real animal lover, keeping chickens and tortoises amongst other animals in her garden.
Megan Byrne - Wrexham Receptionist
Megan Byrne is a member of the Wrexham Reception Team, ensuring every patient's visit to our clinics runs smoothly. Megan also works with the communications team to create social media posts and visual displays in the clinic. Megan works closely with the Young Minds Charity to raise funds to support their work fighting young people's mental health. She is also a body empowerment coach and plus size advocate and has taken part in national and international competitions. She was crowned Miss Europe in the International Miss Voluptuous competition in 2022.
Bella Bailey is a part time receptionist in our Mold clinic. Bella is a gymnast who has represented North Wales and was in the North area competitive squad. Although Bella no longer competes she is now one of the coaches at Buckley Gymnastic and also a cheer leading coach.
Nicola Hughes - Wrexham Receptionist
Nicola is one of the friendly faces you'll see when you arrive at our clinic as she is a member of our Wrexham Reception Team. She grew up in the local area and returned in 2022 after living in Jersey. Nicola came with a background in customer service and has built on this to enable her to support our patients when they visit the clinic. Nicola has a teenage daughter and enjoys walking her dog, going to the gym and travelling.
Andy Beedle - Group Practice Manager
Andy is our Group Practice Manager at Back to Health and oversees the running of all three of our clinics. He is highly passionate about his role as Group Practice Manager because he cares about each and every one of our patients and also about the exceptional team who work at Back to Health. For him and indeed all of us, it's about delivering a first-class service to all our patients. Outside of work he is kept busy by his son William, wife Sam and dog Sheldon. He also has a passion for cooking, most likely coming from his previous career having spent over 20 years in Hospitality Industry.
Jo Stewart - Chester Receptionist
Jo is a part time receptionist who joined the team in 2021. Jo always ensures she is keeping active and getting her daily steps in by walking to and from work – a five mile walk each day! Apart from her love of walking, she runs and enjoys the gym. Jo also likes cooking and travelling especially trips where she can explore new places.
Laura Hughes - Mold Receptionist
Laura is the newest member of the friendly Mold reception team. She first visited our clinic as a patient when she competed in martial arts at an international level. She found Sports Massage was very beneficial when training and competing. Laura loves the outdoors and often spends her spare time riding her horse or walking her rescue dog.
We feel it’s very important to be able to recommend additional services which complement the work of our in-house clinical team.
Within the clinic we are very lucky to have an experienced team of "talking therapy" therapists, who support the mental health of our patients. Our chiropractors use the biopsychosocial model of medicine which take a holistic approach to our health - looking at the underlying causes, lifestyle & background to pain rather than a medical symptomatic approach which addresses symptoms only. An important part of this holistic approach is focus in on pain being both a physical and a mental manifestation of a problem.
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Karen Jones - Podiatrist
Karen is the principle podiatrist and owner of Chester Chiropody and Podiatry, taking over the practice in 2015 having worked alongside Jan Ellison as an associate for 4 years. Karen graduated from Salford University with a 1st class honours degree in podiatry in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry, and always aims to provide high quality podiatry treatment for her patients. She especially enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level. Karen lives in Chester with her two young children and husband.
She will be able to offer a full range of chiropody and podiatry services including routine chiropody, nail surgery, biomechanical assessment, bespoke & off the shelf orthotics and verucase needling. For further information have a look at her website at www.chesterchiropody.co.uk.
Tongue Tie North West
Tongue Tie North West is run by Sharon Hollman and Laura Evans. They hold weekly clinics in our Chester clinic and are lactation consultants providing infant feeding support and tongue tie division for babies up to 12 months old.
Infant Feeding Support
The Tongue Tie North West team, are both qualified health professionals, fully trained IBCLC’s and tongue tie practitioners. An IBCLC has the highest standard of infant feeding support training and is known as the gold standard for feeding support. They work with you to provide support with any feeding issues and come up with an individualised feeding plan.
Tongue Tie Division
Tongue tie division includes assessment of infant feeding (breast or bottle), function and anatomy of baby’s tongue, Tongue Tie Division Procedure, Lactation Support before and/or after the procedure. Tongue Tie North West will see babies for tongue tie division up to 12 months of age.
Referrals to the Back to Health team
As part of their assessment and care plan, Sharon and Laura refer babies to our specialist paediatric Chiropractors and Osteopaths if they consider that treatment will be beneficial for the infant’s development.
For more information and booking, please visit their website
To enable our patients to have timely ultrasound and MRI scans we are partnered with:
Coastal Medical Imaging
We refer our patients to Coastal Medical Imaging when our professionals recommend ultrasound investigations. They provide a very timely, affordable and professional ultrasound service which means that there is the minimum of time between a referral and the diagnostic results being provided to our professionals.
When our professionals consider an MRI is required, we are partnered with Vista Health who are a leading provider of diagnostic services across the UK with dedicated clinics. This excellent service enables our patients receive the diagnostic services they require as speedily as possible.
A range of of Yoga, Pilates, Posture and Strengthening classes are run in the Chester clinic studio. View current classes
Please contact the trainers directly if you would like more information or to book.
We also recommend that you contact the Chester clinic for the latest information on classes as they do vary as new instructors join us.
The Pilates Centre
In Wrexham if you would like to join a group class we recommend The Pilates Centre at Bryn Estyn in Wrexham. The Centre is led by the highly qualified and experienced Pilates instructor Cathryn Rees-Slawson. Cathryn trained at the Alan Herdman Pilates Studio in London in 2002 & started teaching in Wrexham in January 2004, and opened The Pilates Centre in January 2006. Her list of clients includes sports enthusiasts, dancers, expectant mothers, people who have had or are awaiting surgery, those with serious back and joint complaints, and people who just want to get fit and improve their physique, posture and musculo-skeletal health. Visit Cathryn’s website
I’m a counsellor working both online and in person at the Back To Health clinic in Wrexham. I can support you with anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, relationship or work related issues, bereavement, illness, or to work through something difficult or traumatic that happened to you. I’m a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, a Mental Health First Aider and am trained in supporting people in the aftermath of a critical incident. For a free consultation contact me via my website niacharpentier.com
Did you know?
The BPS (Bio psycho social) model proposes that health is best understood in a combination of biological, psychological and social factors rather than purely biological (medical) ones. Our chiropractors follow an evidence based, patient centred BPS model for all our care