Meet the family

Brentwood Chiropractic & Wellness Team

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.

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Dr Penny Clark

Doctor of Chiropractic

I have been here at Spinal Care Clinics as an associate Chiropractor since September 2013.

I’m driven by the transformations of those restricted by a problem, to then finding freedom and improvement in general life. It’s not uncommon to take our bodies for granted when it ‘feels OK’, and it’s when things start to fail that we start to notice.

If we remove the symptoms, this is usually only scratching the surface and so I take great care in addressing aspects of lifestyle to help reach optimum health potential.

All through life, I have enjoyed being active and love taking part in a variety of racket sports, as well as running and training at the local gym. I managed to complete a Marathon in 2014 and have also taken part in several half marathons, 10km and 5km races. Another passion of mine is to travel and explore new places. To me, experiences, family, friends and those I care for enrich my life more than any object.

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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.

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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.

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Dr Chris Braxton

Doctor of Chiropractic

Coming from a sporting background, I was fortunate to discover the benefits of chiropractic from a young age. 

Although I found chiropractic to help me perform at my best, it has also brought massive benefit to my life and because of this I decided to pursue a career as a chiropractor. 

Since starting, I have not only been able to help people with pain relief, but also weight loss, stress management, energy levels, gaining mobility and improving health through our 8 weeks to wellness lifestyle program.

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Dr Charlie Gregory

Doctor of Chiropractic

Most people ask me why I became a chiropractor? In short, it is because it changed the direction of my life. I have a keen interest in paediatrics and spent over a year working alongside midwives and one of the leading chiropractic paediatric specialists. During this time I was able to witness the true beauty of my profession. I got to see parents who were over the moon that their baby was now sleeping for longer, was breast feeding easier and seemed to be in less pain.

My life is always being enriched by the people I meet and the interactions I have, which is why I love my job. Honestly there is nothing like the feeling you get as you get a person closer to their goals, even if that is just to be pain free.

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Kim McMeakin

Clinic Manager

My name is Kim and I manage this amazing clinic. I am reminded every day why I love doing this job. I have an open door policy for my staff and clients alike and pride myself on honesty, professionalism and commitment.

I am lucky enough see genuine life changing stories unfold in the clinic and to work with an inspiring, professional team who help clients reach their health goals. I am here to support our clients and my team to personally develop. Every day is different and every person is different with their own stories to tell.

Working here has inspired me on personal level to take responsibility for my own health and I practise what I preach!!

I believe the only way to do great work is to love what you do!!

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Dr Iain MacFarlane

Doctor of Chiropractic

My life changed after receiving my first chiropractic treatment – a need that arose from an unfortunate incident when I collided with a giant on the rugby field.

I don’t play rugby anymore, a decision my body thanks me for every day. Now I SCUBA dive for fun – a far gentler sport – along with international travel when I get the chance.

The chiropractic continues, thankfully.

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Emily Bushnell

Assistant Manager

'Hi my name is Emily, after a history in Midwifery I came to the Spinal Care Clinics as both a client and potential employee. I shortly fell in love with the inspirational and friendly nature of all the team. Chiropractic changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined and it now provides me with great pleasure to help others whom were once in my position.

If you want to know any information about 8 Weeks to Wellness in particular then please come find me in clinic. I have a great interest in Nutrition, healing and wellbeing, and the body's amazing potential.'

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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.

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Hysen

Massage Therapist

From a young age friends around me wanted to become doctors/GPs due to their parents. My parents always wanted me to do what I enjoyed in life and can make a career out of it.
 
The journey started when my father visited a manual therapist and asked me to come along when I was 14, at this all I wanted to do was play football like the rest. Went along and wow for someone to treat pain without medication was like magic, I was then hooked. 
 
My background comes from tailoring treatments to every client, everyone has a story and so does their body so why should I treat everyone the same? In the clinic my role is to treat the client according to their specific body needs from an injury too maintenance. I treat the highest athletes known in the globe for their high achievements and some travel with to events. 
 
What I do in my spare time is read about how amazing the human body is and learn more, workout in the gym and did MMA for 3 half years. 
 
I consider this clinic like my home. What I enjoy about working here is waking up in the morning knowing I love my job and have my colleagues there to support me if I need it. 
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Debbie

Personal Trainer

Hi my name is Debbie and I am a Personal Trainer at the Spinal Care Clinic s.

Throughout my career path I have had the opportunity to work with all ages which has mainly been in the caring industry. I worked in a PE department in a school for many years and this lead me to become a Personal Trainer.  

I have a always had a passion for fitness and motivating others to reach their goals. I have a level 4 in Low Back Pain which lead me to work at the Spinal Care Clinics where I have been working for almost a year. I believe through fitness we become energised which helps us to feel empowered to move forwards.

My philosophy is to set yourself clear and realistic goals, train regularly, workout when you are at your strongest and above all keep it enjoyable.

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Lianne Travi

Chiropractic Assistant

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!

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Elena

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.

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Massage Therapist

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Caroline

Personal Trainer

Hi I’m Caroline one of the Personal Trainers here at the clinic. I’ve been here since January 2017 when we first started the fantastic 8 weeks to wellness program.

Outside of the clinic I’m a mum of 2, Pippa who is 8 and George who is 6, as you can imagine they keep me pretty busy!!!! About 20 years ago I started martial arts, I am now a black belt in kickboxing and run my own children’s & ladies kickboxing classes. I absolutely love being part of 8ww and helping people of their journey to a healthier & happier lifestyle.

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Anoushka

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.

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Jamie Ellis

Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Jamie. Whilst at college studying Sports and Exercise Science, I developed an interest in sports injuries that eventually lead me into the subject areas of Chiropractic and Sports Massage therapy.  

I started working as a Sports Massage Therapist at Spinal Care Clinics in January 2016. I am really passionate about how much of a difference a Sports/ Deep Tissue Massage can make; especially when combined with Chiropractic care, the results can be amazing.   

I really enjoy working at the clinic; everybody who works at the clinic is very passionate about what they do and are lovely people to work with. The clinic is one of the best clinics around for promoting wellness and wellbeing which inspires me to help change people’s lives for the better.   There is nothing more rewarding than hearing how much better my clients are feeling from the work and treatments that I do with them in the clinic.

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Dave

Massage Therapist

I have been working in the music industry for almost 30 years, however In my 20`s I developed a severe back issue as a result of bad posture from working in the studios for long hours and carrying heavy boxes of records at the weekend.

I saw many doctors and consultants who advised me that I just had to learn to live with the pain; and prescribed very strong pain killers. I tried many different alternative therapies with varied success until eventually I found an amazing chiropractor who changed my life. After around 6 months I
got to a stage where I was 60% better. After 6 months of seeing him, he advised me to go to see a massage therapist. After a few sessions of massage, alongside the Chiropractic treatment I went from 60-90% better!

It was at that point I knew I wanted to be a massage therapist who worked with Chiropractors. I still work in the music industry but I now have two passions!

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Simon

Personal Trainer

Hello my name is Simon, I'm one of the personal trainers 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 personal training and worked self employed personal training 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 believe that fitness should be accessible to everyone no matter who you are or what your background is. 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.

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Lucy Kakoullis

Chiropractic Assistant

My name is Lucy, I’m part time at the clinic but full time mummy to my 2 wonderful children.

I’ve been with the clinic coming up to about 3 years now, and very much love the family feel it has there. I had no knowledge of chiropractic care before starting here, but since then I’m blown away by its ability to help so many people. The doctors, massage therapists, personal trainers and CAs, are all very much team spirited and I’m lucky to be part of it.

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Zivile Ribokaite

Massage Therapist

Hi, I'm Zivile. My great passion is bringing healing to people. As physiotherapist/ massage/ complementary therapist my aim is to help people successfully achieve and maintain emotional stability and wellbeing.

I'm so pleased to work with such a specialised team and to help bring one message to our clients as a team.

Eva

Leva

Massage Therapist

Hello, my name is Ieva and I am from Lithuania. I graduated in Physical Therapy studies and previously I have worked in a rehabilitation centre. 

I always continued to study to improve my ability to do my job as there is always something to learn. I have completed training in human psycho – physical state of recovery, Lymph draining massage, with oncological diseases, Japanese Imperial Massage, (Kobido), essential oils, holistic medical course, classical, holistic and aroma-therapeutic massages and sculptural massage.

So you can see, I like to learn! Here at Spinal Care Clinics, I have started my dream job, where I can use my knowledge and learn so much – things that will help me do my job better every day.

Hayley

Hayley

Chiropractic Assistant

Hi my name is Hayley.  I joined Spinal Care Clinics three and a half years ago as a Chiropractic Assistant.

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 on Front Desk.  Each day is different and I get to meet lots of different clients.  I feel lucky to work with such an amazing team.

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Melissa

Chiropractic Assistant

I have recently graduated from university with a degree in retail marketing, I wanted to be able to help people and for people to be able to get out of pain. After seeing the work that the clinic did in order to help my Grandmother I wanted to be a part of the team and help others. Working in such a lovely environment and with such a lovely team whilst being able to work for my masters has been a great experience for me.