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Meet The Team

MEET THE CHIROPRACTORS

Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper

Director / Chiropractor

Stuart graduated from the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and offers his patients over 14 years of clinical experience and expertise.  Stuart has had a lifelong interest in health and fitness. He initially pursued a professional football career with Portsmouth Football Club and it was during this time that Stuart first discovered the benefits of chiropractic care. Stuart is a certified Gonstead chiropractor and is currently the only Gonstead Chiropractor trained in the world renowned Gonstead Chiropractic Technique in all of Scotland. He had the elite privilege of studying under Dr Alex Cox who was Dr Gonstead’s very first chiropractic associate. 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 certified in the Gonstead Extremity Certification (GCEC) becoming only the 3rd chiropractor in the UK to obtain such a distinctive qualification. His expertise has allowed him to work with a variety of patients varying from professional athletes, actors, premiership footballers and business leaders. Stuart is committed to providing solutions to spinal pain utilizing the Gonstead System 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 Holmes

Paul Holmes

Associate Chiropractor

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.

   

Shauna Dunbar

Shauna Dunbar

Director / Chiropractor

Shauna graduated from the world renowned Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and brings over a decade of clinical chiropractic experience to her patients. Her expertise spans several therapeutic fields: spinal biomechanics, functional movement and yoga.  Shauna is fascinated with the human body and how it is able to heal and restore itself as well as how it compensates with injuries. Her cross-discipline treatment protocol helps patients and athletes achieve long lasting results by addressing proper spinal alignment and precise movement patterns to allow the nervous system to function at an optimum level.  Shauna’s high level of clinical expertise has allowed her to work with a variety of patients from a wide variety of backgrounds including professional athletes, pro-golfers, exercise enthusiasts, office workers and all patients who are seeking to reduce their pain and improve the health of their nervous system. She loves being a chiropractor because it allows her to get people’s nervous system working better so they can live more fulfilling lives. 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.  She is a certified yoga instructor (RYS 200), is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Medical Level 2 certified, is certified in the Functional Movement System, is certified in the prevention, detection and management of concussionis an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue practitioner, is certified in advanced kinesiology taping and is a RAD myofascial release mobility specialist.

Shauna is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a Bupa recognised chiropractor, is accredited by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board, is a member of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors.

MEET THE MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Sergei Anufrijev

Sergei Anufrijev

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.

Vicky McMurray

Vicky McMurray

Sports Massage Therapist

Vicky is a therapeutic massage therapist who specialises in the blending of therapeutic and remedial massage techniques utilising a range of skills and modalities. Since graduating, Vicky realised her focus in massage was in helping her clients overcome pain and discomfort by dealing with the daily aches and pains of muscle overuse, structural issues, trauma or chronic pain conditions. Vicky’s experience and knowledge allows her to tailor treatments to incorporate a range of skills which may include Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy, Thai Massage, stretching techniques, deep tissue massage and Chinese Cupping.

Scott Shepherd

Scott Shepherd

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.

Pavla Schwanova

Pavla Schwanova

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

Christine Morrison

Christine Morrison

Clinic Manager

Christine 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 Warnock

Tiffany Warnock

Chiropractic Assistant

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

Claire McKerrow

Claire McKerrow

Podiatrist BSc Pod M.Ch.S

Claire 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  
Lindsay McKerrow

Lindsay McKerrow

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