Meet our friendly and talented team here at Spinal Care Clinics Brentwood who will guide you through your journey back to health and will be with you every step of the way.

Our aim is to work with you to achieve optimum health and to give you the tools to sustain this into the rest of your life.

We’re here to help and support you with the healing process and we welcome any questions you may have and will provide you with any advice you need to help you on your healing journey.

Hayley Cohen

Clinic Manager

Hi my name is Hayley.  I have worked at Spinal Care Clinics for 7 years.

I didn’t  know much about chiropractic when I joined the clinic but it has become a big part of my life.  Having suffered from migraines for over 20 years, chiropractic care has helped me so much. I now only get migraines occasionally, I’m able to go the gym and exercise without this inducing a migraine and I take no preventative medication.  I also bring my youngest son to the clinic as he was a migraine sufferer too. My son also no longer takes medication for migraines and he also rarely suffers from them now.

I love working at Spinal Care Clinics.  Each day is different and I get to meet lots of different clients.  I feel lucky to work with such an amazing team.

Lianne Travi

Assistant Manager

I have worked at the clinic since January 2016 and I love it here. I took some time out later that year to have my son who is now a very energetic toddler. He had some trouble crawling when he was small but after some adjustments with Chiropractor Charlie, he was soon on the move.

We are a big team here but all very close and coming to work is always fun. I’m interested in nutrition and always find the Wednesday workshops interesting and I can always pick up new tips!

Dr Penny Clark

Doctor of Chiropractic

Completing my Masters at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2013 was an exciting time in my life. I always knew I wanted to be part of something that would look at health in a multi-disciplinary manner. I was fortunate to find Spinal Care Clinics shortly after graduating, and have never looked back since!

I am passionate about a well rounded perspective on well-being. I have always loved the feeling I get from a run through the forest or on a beach, and challenging my body to keep strong and adaptable to whatever I may be faced with! CrossFit ticked a lot of boxes in this way for me, as the training involves a mixture of strength, stamina, gymnastics and skill based activities, which require appropriate fuel, recovery and mindset to maintain, as well as a lovely community to experience it with!

When someone is faced with an obstacle that creates an inability, it’s so nice to offer a solution that’s also extremely empowering. As Chiropractors, we provide the help and support that’s needed to allow the body to heal itself, where possible.

The clinic continues to grow in our approach to helping the local community achieve optimal health and well-being, and so too have my ideas and perspectives on the subject (…and are, of course, ever progressing!) It’s truly rewarding to see people achieve their goals- feeling better in themselves and taking back control in what they want to do in life, as everyone deserves!

Dr Gurjot Nandhra

Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a true passion of mine which personally helped me in my teens to relieve pain and discomfort when playing tennis competitively.

It showed me another side to healthcare which I hadn’t been exposed to before. Being encouraged to carry on playing while getting treatment was music to my ears instead of the ‘rest, reduce the amount you play and take painkillers’ that was told to me by other practitioners.

Seeing our patients get back on their feet, get back to doing what they enjoy and ultimately enjoy their life again is what motivates me every day.

Dr Jessica Bood

Doctor of Chiropractic

I have been a chiropractic client since the age of 10 when my ballet teacher noticed I wasn’t able to stand straight due to a curvature in my spine.

When I moved to the UK from Australia at age 18, I was lucky enough to find a job working as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA) in a clinic.  Whilst working for 3 years as a CA I saw so many clients getting amazing results with their health without the use of medication or surgery and I decided that chiropractic was the career for me.

My biggest passion is helping people get well and stay well, not just pain free but optimising their health in all aspects.

I have found chiropractic has personally helped me so much over the years. I have found chiropractic has helped to reduce my headaches, increase my energy and improve my quality of sleep!”

Jess xx

Dr Aaron Saund

Doctor of Chiropractic

Hi , I’m Aaron

I started seeing a chiropractor at the age of 16. My appointment improved my posture and rectified pain in my right shoulder. Since I was amazed at the direct impact of my treatments , I decided to pursue a career in Chiropractor at WIOC in Cardiff.

I regularly attend a gym and endeavour to understand the link between a healthy lifestyle and well being . I now welcome the opportunity to support patients with the benefits of chiropractic care.

Dr Ronen Raphael

Doctor of Chiropractic

Hi I’m Ronen. I’ve always been attracted to healing, since caring for people is in my nature. I studied Pre-Med in NY but when I observed a Chiropractor performing healing miracles without the use of medications or surgery, I knew clearly my professional destiny.

I’m so grateful to work with an amazing team of specialised therapists providing natural care, transforming people’s lives and bringing hope to their hearts and smile to their faces.

Dr Jacqui Johnson

Doctor of Chiropractic

I graduated from Macquarie University, Australia in 2010 and I’ve been fortunate enough to be adjusted since I was 17 when my chiropractor discovered that I had scoliosis. After starting to receive regular care I saw not only my musculoskeletal discomfort ease but I also started seeing my health improve as well.

Over the years I have focussed on pregnancy and paediatric care as well as different techniques including Thompson, Activator, Occipital Lift and Sacro-Occipital Technique.

Health is not about having a perfect environment but about having a strong, resilient, adaptable body. This is where Chiropractic shines and this is why I love chiropractic.

I love being active and learning about good nutrition. My sports have changed a lot over the years but have included a long love of dancing, swimming, touch footy and yoga and my goal is to start CrossFit!

Steve Bocutt

Massage Therapist

I have been involved in sports and fitness for as long as i can remember!

I graduated from the university of Bedfordshire with my BSc (Hons) in sports therapy in 2009; specialising in sports injury rehabilitation and sports and remedial massage since. I joined the team here at Spinal Care in June 2015 and have loved every minute.

Working alongside so many experts has not only enhanced my own skills but allowed me to share some of my own knowledge.  It’s great to see how well Chiropractic and massage can together truly change people’s lives, giving individuals back aspects of their lives they had previously considered gone.I myself regularly receive chiropractic care along with my wife and even my 3 year old and newborn daughter.

Georgina Flowers

Massage Therapist

Since developing my love of sports from a young age, competing in National gymnastics competitions, cheerleading competitions and currently CrossFit competitions, I have grown in awe of the human body and how we continually push its boundaries and redefine its capabilities. This in turn has created my love for sports massage and helping those achieve their goals, whether it competitive sport or day to day pain management, by preventing and treating injuries, improving range of motion and increasing mobility.

Having worked in London for years in a completely unrelated field, I am thrilled to now work in the industry I love, helping all my clients on a weekly basis.

Simon Churchman

Massage Therapist

Hello my name is Simon, I’m one of the Massage Therapists here at Spinal Care Clinics. I have been in the leisure industry for over 10 years and spent majority of this time managing health clubs and gyms. My passion has always been massage therapy and I worked self employed massage therapist along side my full time position. I got into the leisure industry to make a difference to people’s health and ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.

I trained in GP exercise referral to get a better understanding in how I can help and train people with medical conditions.

The Spinal Care Clinics position opened and was invited down for an interview, my first Impression was ‘wow, this is where I would love to work’ and here I am, Spinal Cares ethos and beliefs are exactly what I believe in and couldn’t be happier to be working for them. I look forward to the future and helping more people reach their goals and potential.

Melanie Merritt

Massage Therapist

Sports and fitness has always been an important part of my life. I started coaching at the age of 13 and have a genuine passion for helping others reach their full potential.

Coaching sports was just the start; when I was at college we covered a unit on sports massage and that’s when I knew it was 100% for me. I didn’t go straight into it though – after college I became a lifeguard and then a swim teacher, which I loved. I wanted to expand my knowledge and became a personal trainer, again I learnt so much and even helped set up a gym, all the while still coaching sports within schools. I then had the opportunity to progress with sports massage and didn’t hesitate. Still to this day it’s the best qualification I have completed and I’m very proud to have gained it.

Using the knowledge I have learnt through working with various clients and colleagues I will work my hardest to help you on your journey.

My hobbies would be spending time with my dog, she is my best friend and loves the beach as much as I do.

My quote would be “The Best Project You Will Ever Work On Is You”

April Cain

Massage Therapist

Elena Klein

Massage Therapist

Hello I’m Elena. With a background in acupuncture and chinese medicine, I have been working in holistic and remedial massage therapy for the past 15 years. I came in to the profession (As many do) through my own personal experience of receiving successful treatment.

I have always been fascinated by the mechanical and physiological aspects of soft tissue therapy so I am thrilled to have found a place with so many professionally like minded people, that help so many others.

Renata Jociene

Massage Therapist

Claire Marketis

Massage Therapist

After leaving school I forged a successful career in the “City”.

Having always enjoyed all things connected to sports and fitness and realising my ambitions were not within the corporate world, I decided around 15 years ago to switch career to something closer to my interests and passion.

I have competed in triathlon, half-marathon, and endurance cycling events over the years and wanted to better understand how to recover and heal when we are injured. I decided to start studying the human body and continue to do so now.

I like meeting and helping others and enjoy the positive effects that massage therapy can have on people.

Adam Roberts

Massage Therapist

Having previously worked for the nhs and also in veterinary medicine, healthcare and rehabilitation has always been apart of my life.
Since joining the fitness industry several years ago, I have worked with rugby teams, dancers, runners, corporate clients and gp referral work.

I teach Pilates and post covid have enjoyed making this part of everyday life.

Out of work, family time is what is important to me, making sure we get out and about on adventures with the children and our rescue Labrador called “Willie”

It has been great to join the team here at the spinal clinic, where everyone works collaboratively, ensuring the clients health and journey is at the core of what we all do.

Marilyn Firth


Hi my name is Marilyn. I have worked in wellness for quite a few years now: As clinic manager for a group of chiropractic clinics and as a yoga teacher I found a passion for health and wellness. This led me to study Naturopathy and nutrition whilst still in Australia. I came to England to join my daughter, Jess (one of the chiropractors at SCC) and was lucky to be given the opportunity to join this amazing team. I look forward to meeting you!

Ben Lovelace

Personal Trainer

Nicola Casey

Personal Trainer

After working in an office environment for a number of years, I decided to retrain to become a Personal Trainer and have now been doing this job for 13 years. I have taught everything from 1-1 bespoke training, boot camps, core stability, boxing, kettlebell training and conditioning classes. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals and have recently become qualified as a specialist in ‘Corrective Exercise’. Over the years I have competed in half marathons, obstacle races and boxing events. These events didn’t come without injuries, and so I soon became interested in rehabilitation and injury prevention.

I originally became interested in working for Spinal Care as I wanted to learn more about rehabilitation and exercise for optimum health and not exercising just to look a certain way. Working here has enabled me to learn so much from like minded people and to help enable others to continue living their lives pain free.

Anoushka Chengadoo

Chiropractic Assistant

Hi I’m Anoushka and I’ve been at Spinal Care Clinics for 2 1/2 years.
After working in the fast paced tv production industry for over 10 years I decided I wanted a change of environment and a job that was less stressful.

With nursing within my family and having worked in health care as a part time job while at university, I decided to pursue something along those lines. I enjoy coming to work and catching up with clients old and new. What I particularly love about Spinal Care Clinics is that we are a community to lend an ear as well as keeping your spine healthy.

Faye Ellis

Chiropractic Assistant

Hi my name is Faye.

I have worked at Spinal Care Clinics since January 2022, but straight away felt very welcomed into the team. The team is one big family and we always help one another out.  It is always a joy to come into work; there is always an amazing atmosphere when meeting the clients too.

Jackie McLean

Chiropractic Assistant
I was born in the UK but grew up in South Africa. I have had a varied career within many industries but always felt that something was missing.
I have always had a keen interest in holistic health. Upon meeting the team at Spinal Care Clinic I knew I had found the perfect position for me.
The team are passionate about client wellness and this combined with the treatments they offer make a positive impact on a person’s day.
I look forward to learning and experiencing all that chiropractic care has to offer.

Anne-Marie Collins

Chiropractic Assistant
I have worked at the clinic since 2019 and have grown in my role.
My three children have all needed chiropractic care in the past and this has helped them tremendously.  We have all seen the benefits of this treatment and am so pleased to have been involved in the clinic to understand and know about this type of care.
Working on the front desk at the clinic is great fun and I love meeting and greeting both old & new clients alike.

Claire Smith

Chiropractic Assistant

I joined the clinic in May 2022 and absolutely love the positive vibe and can-do attitude of all of my colleagues here. Hearing about the amazing results clients get from the treatment we provide is always inspiring and it is always a joy coming to work and getting to know our clients better.

I have always had an interest in health and well-being and working within this health-focused environment is exciting to me. I look forward to learning more about Chiropractic care and everything the clinic has to offer.

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