Meet the Team

Bronwen Henley
Bronwen Henley

Principal Chiropractor

MChiro, DC, LRCC Sports, PGDipAcu, FICS

Medical Acupuncture / Fitness Instructor

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I am very passionate about what I do and I feel there is nothing better than helping people recover from back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint, nerve, and muscle pain.

I use a variety of techniques including massage, dry needling, and manipulation to effectively treat these conditions and work not only by treating what is found to reduce the pain, but also identifies the underlying cause to reduce recurrence of the complaint.

I have always had a strong interest in health and fitness and have worked extensively in care work before training as a chiropractor.

I graduated with a Merit from a Masters degree in chiropractic after training at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. The institution is well renowned for having the best tutors and an extensive curriculum including: anatomy, diagnosis, functional rehabilitation, paediatrics, nutrition, pharmacology, and neurology.

All students undergo extensive clinical training, treating a wide range of patients and conditions. Furthermore I aided a local Rugby club providing pitch side assistance. I am especially interested in treating sports injuries and working with athletes.

I am a member of The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, an Associate Member of the RCC Sports and Exercise Faculty and currently studying the ICCSP Sports Chiropractic certification. Additionally I have just finished studying the PGCert APP in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health at the AECC.

I am a trained fitness instructor with a special interest in rehabilitative exercises. All new patients are given rehabilitative exercises and have the opportunity to participate in supervised rehabilitative exercises in a gym environment.

Additionally, after completing the AECC Diploma in dry needling and medical acupuncture and seeing amazing results using these techniques, I am continuing to  study Western Medical Acupuncture and am a registered member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Bronwen is a registered member of the General Chiropractic AssociationBritish Chiropractic AssociationRoyal College of Chiropractors, British Medical Acupuncture SocietyThe International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and the RCC Sports and Exercise Faculty.

Lee Hodgetts

Lee Hodgetts

Chiropractor

MChiro, DC, MRCC

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I have always been interested in healthcare, although not initially knowing what I wanted to work towards. After considering personal training, I was introduced to Chiropractic though my sister who was suffering from recurrent headaches. I was amazed at both the results shown from treatment and the wealth of knowledge the Chiropractor had, and I knew this was something I wanted to pursue.

In my personal life I take a great interest in healthy living, which is what originally drew me to study Chiropractic care. Across the course of my studies I have discovered that it is crucial to tailor care specifically for a patient rather than give a general care package to everyone.

You’ll often find me in the gym as I find a good workout can not only be good for the body but keep the mind in check, and I enjoy mixing up different routines to keep things fresh and prevent boredom from setting in.

I have an interest in drama and musical theater, regularly attending professional productions to top up my theatrical enjoyment.

I have recently graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic after studying for 5 years. I am very excited to put what I’ve learnt into practice and meet a variety of people.

Carly Richardson
Carly Richardson

Chiropractor

MChiro Dist, BSc (Hons)

 

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Ever since I was sixteen years old I wanted to be a chiropractor to help people have a better quality of life.  My journey started after needing treatment during my competitive swimming days and being amazed what could be done with relatively little intervention.

I graduated from AECC in 2013, and since then I have loved being part of each patient’s journey to better health. I strongly believe that there are many ways to help people and try to tailor each treatment to suit each patient using a variety of techniques.

Outside of clinic I am part of the medical team for Hampshire rugby which I love, I have been involved with the under 18 squads mostly and have treated a wide range of sports injuries and helped rehab the players back to match strength.

My other interests are pregnancy and paediatric care. I am a member of the GCC, BCA, and the Sports Faculty of the Royal College of Chiropractors like Bronwen and have recently moved to Bristol with my husband and new baby.

Marianne Thompson

Marianne Thompson

Practice Manager

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Marianne Thompson is a qualified nurse and a busy dedicated mum to three fabulous children, working at the clinic fits well into her family life.

After experiencing chiropractic as a patient she is passionate about the benefits of treatment and really excited to welcome patients to the clinic.

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Ziggy is a lovely little man who loves snuggles and barking!

He lives with Bronwen and loves sleeping in his little igloo at work. He is very small so gets a little grumpy when people get in his space but pretty soon he is happy and calm again!

Chesney Bear

Chesney Bear

Cavapoo

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Chesney Bear loves his brother Ziggy and lots of treats and snuggles!

Lily Lowther

Lily Lowther

Receptionist

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Lily works at the Hanmam Clinic three evenings a week, helps out with holiday cover and she has is a trainee Teaching Assistant in during the day. She volunteers at her local youth club and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Mathias

Ashley Mathias

Sports Massage Therapist

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Ashley Mathias Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Sport has always had an important role in my life especially as a GB judo athlete.

As an athlete I meddled at the junior Commonwealth Games, I was also requested to be a training partner for my team mates as they prepared for going to the Rio Olympics. Through my sporting career I have built up a wide and varied range of knowledge in regards to injures,recovery and functionality of the body,this helped me towards achieving my level 4 sports massage therapy qualification at Bath university.

Abigail Friend
Abigail Friend

Sports Massage Therapist

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Abi has always had a passion for sport and competing which led her to martial arts as a teen. She found a love for the sporting side of karate and competed internationally for several years gaining medals at the British Championships and the World Cup. More recently Abi has developed a background in Crossfit which led to a love for weightlifting. She is a keen skier and tries to spend as much time as possible on the slopes throughout the winter season.

Having suffered with injury herself she regularly sought, and was supported with, treatment from both sports massage therapists and chiropractors which allowed her to continue doing what she loved. It was this treatment which helped her develop an interest in soft tissue therapy and the anatomy of the human body. She was keen to understand why injuries were occurring and how they could be supported with regular treatment and rehabilitation. This interest eventually led her to retrain.

Given her background, Abi has an interest in treating all types of sporting injuries but also in supporting athletes with essential maintenance treatments. Having been a desk worker she understands how posture can have an impact on the body and is keen on working to improve all types of postural dysfunction with soft tissue therapy.

She is passionate about what she does and is keen to show people that treatment is not just for athletes and is equally as beneficial for anybody suffering from pain, discomfort or limited range of movement.

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