Meet the Team
MChiro, DC, LRCC Sports, PGDipAcu, FICS
Medical Acupuncture / Fitness Instructor
Read more about Bronwen
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 Association, British Chiropractic Association, Royal College of Chiropractors, British Medical Acupuncture Society, The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and the RCC Sports and Exercise Faculty.
MChiro Dist, BSc (Hons)
Exercise Science Health and Rehab
Read more about Monika
I always wanted to be a doctor and work in medicine, however my love of sport and having seen a chiropractor myself, led me towards a future in Chiropractic.
Swimming from a young age propelled me into a sporting environment, which led to competing in athletics during school, and playing Lacrosse for the university team. In order to compete throughout my education I relied on Chiropractic treatment to keep me free from pain and injury.
Given my love of sports, I initially completed a degree in Exercise Science Health & Rehabilitation which opened many avenues including working with Bournemouth Football club, as well as with stroke patients in aiding their recovery, and providing hydrotherapy for MS sufferers. I gained a lot of experience working both within the NHS and privately as a physiotherapy assistant, seeing a wide variety of patients with different health needs. I have also worked as a pitch–side assistant for local rugby clubs in South Wales.
I graduated from the Welsh institute of Chiropractic with a distinction, and this evidence based, rehab-orientated approach is something which reflects in my chiropractic treatment approach.
I use a variety of techniques including massage, manipulation, acupuncture and K-Taping as part of treatment in order to best suit the patient’s needs.
I believe in addressing each individual’s pain and looking into what is the cause in order to prevent future re-occurring episodes.
Given my rehab background, I offer individually tailored and evidence-based advice on rehabilitative exercises as well as general exercise to maintain a strong core, an important factor to preventing back pain.
Outside the clinic, I love travelling, especially going to places where I can ski, windsurf, and scuba dive.
Monika is registered with the BCA, GCC and RCoC.
MChiro Dist, BSc (Hons)
Read more about Carly Richardson
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.
Read more about Marianne
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.
Read more about Ziggy
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!
Read more about Murphy
Murphy is Lola’s owner and is a lovely bouncing energetic boy! He loves playing and will walk all day if you let him! He’s a handsome black haired boy with a dashing little white beard.
Read more about Guinness
Guiness the Goldendoodle is Monika’s owner and is a happy playful puppy. He is very well behaved and loves a little sleep in the clinic!
He adored long walks and can eat a bowl of food in a second! He’s always smiling and generally a wonderful little man.
Sports Massage Therapist
Read more about Ashley
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.
Sports Massage Therapist
Read more about Abi
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.
Read more about Kirsty
Kirsty joined the reception team in 2017 and works part time. She’s a mum of two young children and a doggy. She’s a wonderful addition to the clinic always welcoming everyone with a smile and a cup of tea.
Running Coach / Personal Trainer
Read more about Ross
Ross is level 2 UK athletics and “advanced” level three personal trainer qualified. His training method is based around simplicity and correct progression with appropriate rest and recovery.He is a dedicated runner who participates in running and triathlon races. He organises group running from The Exercise Club, where he is also the manager. Ross has excellent experience in assessing and correcting running technique and has had many successes. This is useful in eliminating and reducing recurrent running injuries.
Sports Massage Therapist
Read more about Ellie
Ellie has always had a keen interest in how people move and make sense of pain and illness, stemming from an early passion for sprinting and competing in athletics tournaments as well as her studying medical anthropology for her Masters degree.
After suffering from some prolonged physical pain during a period of immobility and stress burnout whilst working as an office worker, Ellie trained in yoga (200hr), yin yoga (100hr) and holistic massage (level 4) with the view to help others to understand pain in relation to posture and limited mobility at the levels of both physical, mental and social health. She now works as a massage therapist and a social researcher to explore and progress all things wellbeing.
Her approach to massage works in a number of direct and indirect ways to support the body’s ability to restore itself. Her intent is all about anyone and everyone finding some awareness and interest in their day-to-day movements and her “massage toolkit” incorporates everything from the pinpointed deep tissue work for those areas just crying out for a little more detailed attention to using yoga and anatomy to support her clients in more long-lasting aftercare advice following on from a massage treatment.
Read more about Nicola
Nicola works part time during the week in insurance and has two young children. She has enjoyed meeting the patients at the clinic and since starting working with us has become more health conscious thinking about diet and exercise more.
She makes good cup of tea and is always welcoming and friendly! We love her!
Read more about Billy
Beautiful Billy keeps and eye on Saturday receptionist Nicola and makes sure she behaves. He’s a sweet little chap who loves snuggles by the fire and playing with his toys.
Read more about Lily
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.