Meet The Team
MEET THE CHIROPRACTORS
Director / ChiropractorStuart has had a lifelong interest in health and fitness. After graduating from high school, Stuart initially pursued a professional football career with Portsmouth Football Club. It was during this time that Stuart first discovered chiropractic care. A career threatening injury resulted in Stuart turning to Chiropractic when all other medical interventions had previously failed and his injury was completely cured. After this life changing experience, Stuart’s chiropractor was always the first person he went to see for any health condition whether it be colds, headaches, allergies or back pain. Stuart later decided that this was the route he wanted to take in his career and consequently studied at the prestigious Anglo- European College of Chiropractic (AECC). Stuart has personally attended over 200 extra hours of intense training all over the world through the Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic in places such as USA, Denmark, Paris and Manchester. Stuart is currently in the process of taking the Gonstead Extremity Certification (GCEC), and becoming only the 3rd chiropractor in the UK to obtain such a distinctive qualification. Stuart’s professional aim is to ensure all of his patients have a healthy functioning nervous system so they can reach optimal health with a nervous system that is free of any interference. Stuart is a recognised AXA chiropractor and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Paul has grown up in a family that values natural approaches to health and well being. After experiencing first hand the benefits of chiropractic care when his mother trained to be a chiropractor in his teens, Paul decided this was the way he wanted to help people achieve their health goals.
Paul graduated from Chiropractic college in Oxford where he learned a diverse range of gentle approaches to restore correct function of the spine and nervous system. Paul is also a keen academic and personal speaker and has been fortunate enough to represent chiropractic organizations worldwide as well as having research presented internationally. Having spent a year working as a chiropractor in Peru, prior to joining the Capital Chiropractic team, Paul has seen how chiropractic can help people from all walks of life and at all ages; from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between.
Paul understands that the nervous system is the master controller of the body and that disruption to its’ normal function can contribute to many common conditions as well as reducing performance in general. Paul’s professional aim is to help resolve his patient’s problems by correcting dysfunction in their spine and nervous system and play a part in their journey towards greater levels of health and well being.
Paul is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Director / Chiropractor
Shauna first experienced the benefits of chiropractic in Canada, her home country, when she was adjusted regularly as an adolescent to ensure that her spine developed in a healthy manner. Her interest in chiropractic care continued to grow after experiencing, first hand, all the benefits of chiropractic care and Shauna realised that the root of many conditions stem from the nervous system. Shauna then decided to train to be a chiropractor herself. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition in Canada, Shauna moved to England to study at the world renowned Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. After her studies, Shauna embarked on a chiropractic mission trip to Costa Rica, where she provided chiropractic care to the under-served people of rural Costa Rica. Shauna continues to dedicate her career to giving back to her profession and her community through her commitment to patient care, academia, research, mentoring, and volunteering. Shauna’s professional aim is to help her patients, of all ages, not only get rid of their pain but also to encourage them on their pursuit to overall health and wellness. Shauna is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a Bupa recognised chiropractor, an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue practitioner, is accredited by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors.
MEET THE MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Sports Massage Therapist DipSM DipTMRachael is a valued member of the team and has been at Capital Chiropractic since its inception. Rachael completed her studies with the Scottish School of Professional Massage and holds Diplomas in both Sports Massage (Level 4) and Therapeutic Remedial Massage. She is certified in First Aid, a registered member with The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), is a member of Athlete Angels and also works alongside the Iris Cancer Partnership. Rachael’s excellent massage skills led her to be selected to work with elite athletes at the Glasgow Common Wealth Games 2014. All of Rachael’s sessions are individually tailored and its her passion to help you understand whats going on in your own body. For more information please visit http://www.rachaelweatherlysportsmassage.co.uk
Sports Massage Therapist DipSM DipTM
Sergei is an experienced remedial and sports massage therapist who trained in Australia. Sergie has Diplomas in both Sports Massage and Therapeutic Remedial Massage and is a registered member with The Federation of Holistic Therapists. His treatments have a focus on restoring optimal function for problems arising from everyday postural issues to sporting related injuries. Sergei’s treatment techniques include, but are not limited to, sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and PNF stretching techniques. His previous and current clientele varies from athletes to office workers and Sergei strongly believes in working closely with his clients to provide an active treatment approach to maximize function.
Sports Massage Therapist BSc ST BSc SES IR
Scott specialises in sports massage and sports injuries, cryotherapy, remedial massage and taping and strapping. He holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Napier University and, during his studies, he was lucky enough to be involved with both the Great British Judo team and the Scottish Rugby League team. Working at Capital Chiropractic has shown him a completely new approach to sports injuries and prevention. It has allowed Scott to put his skills into action and given him the opportunity to work along side Stuart and Shauna.
Sports Massage Therapist
Pavla brings with her a wealth of knowledge in sports massage to the Capital Chiropractic team. Pavla has a true passion for running and she understands not only the training demands on the body, but also an athletes’ mind; so her goal to is to return the athlete to full function, with minimal interruption to training. Pavla is fascinated with the intricate design of the human body, the way every layer works together, and its ability to self-heal. Bringing this awareness into Capital Chiropractic, she tailors her treatments so that they identify what structures could be contributing to pain and restriction to help the body achieve optimal wellness.
MEET THE CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANTS
Clinic ManagerChristine has worked within the health and well being industry for over a decade and has come to Capital Chiropractic to continue to see the benefits of a healthy life style. Christine enjoys managing the day to day running of the clinic as well as helping to educate patients about the benefits of chiropractic care. She is here to help in any way possible so please feel free to ask her if you have any questions. Christine looks forward to meeting you at your appointment!
Tiffany originally comes from beautiful British Columbia, Canada and has travelled all over the world. She now happily lives in Edinburgh with her husband and is overjoyed to be a part of the exciting and uplifting environment at Capital Chiropractic. From a young age, Tiffany has received chiropractic adjustments as it is something her family always found very important for their own health and well-being. As a chiropractic assistant, Tiffany looks forward to welcoming you into the clinic with a smile and encouragement as there is nothing more exciting than taking the steps to maintain a natural healthy lifestyle.
MEET THE PODIATRISTS
Podiatrist BSc Pod M.Ch.SClaire graduated from the prestigious Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and is a second generation podiatrist, following in the footsteps of both parents. Claire can help with a variety of problems from routine care of callous, corns, ingrown toe nails and thickened toe nails to cryotherapy for verrucae and nail surgery. She can also assess pain in the lower limb, arch pain, heel pain and aching feet. Claire is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is HCPC registered. She also regularly attends CPD events and training courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in her field. Claire looks forward to meeting you and helping you get back on your feet pain free! For more information on Claire and the McKerrow Podiatry and Chiropody clinic, please visit http://mckerrowpractice.co.uk
Podiatrist MSc., D.Pod.M., Cert. Sports Science, Cert. Sports Podiatry, M.Ch.S.
Lindsay McKerrow is a HCPC Registered Podiatrist and has over 25 years experience working in both the NHS and private practice field. Lindsay initially qualified from the Glasgow School of Chiropody and he continues to regularly attend CPD events and training courses to keep abreast of new developments in his field of expertise. He is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Scottish Private Practitioners Group. Mr McKerrow was involved in setting up the Highland Institute of Sport, was the institutes Sports Medicine Co-ordinator and he is presently the Consultant Sports Podiatrist. With his vast knowledge and expertise in foot biomechanics, Lindsay looks forward to meeting you and helping you put your best foot forward. For more information on Lindsay and the McKerrow Podiatry and Chiropody clinic, please visit http://mckerrowpractice.co.uk
MEET THE CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST
Lena grew up in the Soviet Union where preventive medicine was well-developed and popular among people, even more than conventional. A doctor’s daughter, Lena witnessed both sides of the picture and, as a result, has come to appreciate each approach’s benefits. Lena has developed her interest in alternative health treatments with a focus on what a patient can do to improve their health and speed up their recovery time.
After receiving a spine injury at the age of 16, Lena had to give up her life-long passion for gymnastics and instead found a new one in theatre graduating from the leading drama school in Moscow the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. In 1996, she immigrated to the United States and pursued her interest in holistic healing, receiving a BSc in Brennan Healing Science from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. It is the only holistic health educational institution in America licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Lena has also completed a 2-year Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation qualification (COMTA). She moved to the UK in 2011 and, continuing her studies in holistic healing, completed Cranio-Sacral Therapy training at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in London. Lena is a member of the Cranio-Sacral Therapy Association and is insured by HIS. For more information on Lena and the benefits of Craniosacral therapy, please visit https://www.cs-therapy.co.uk