Our Staff

Meet the Team

Dicken Read
Dicken Read
MChiro DC MRCC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dicken attained his  Masters degree from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) after completing a 5-year course and was awarded the title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) following his registration year.

He joined Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic in 2005, and became clinic Director in 2007. 

Dicken is qualified as an advanced proficiency rated Activator practitioner and has qualifications in dry-needling and manual manipulative techniques. Dicken is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), Royal College of Chiropractors (RCOC) and registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

Caron Warner
Caron Warner
BSc (Hons) DC LRCC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Caron was inspired to become a chiropractor after her own chronic low back pain had been alleviated within two weeks of chiropractic care. She was so impressed by the results that she decided to become a chiropractor herself.

Caron has been a member of the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic team since 2006 and really enjoys helping people so that they are no longer troubled by back pain.  She is also interested in women’s health, work-related/postural complaints and sports injuries.

She is an Advanced rated Activator Practitioner, which enables her to offer you the option of very specific low force adjusted technique or the manual manipulation you may have experienced previously. She also believes in introducing everyone to easy spinal exercises; her aim is not just to alleviate pain but to help prevent reoccurrence. Caron is a GCC registered Chiropractor and a member of the RCOC.

Mike Shilton
Mike Shilton
MChiro DC LRCC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Mike graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic with a Masters degree (with Distinction) earning the Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

In 1991 Mike graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education then went on to become a Physical Education teacher at Dr Challoners Grammar School in Buckinghamshire. Challoners is one of the highest achieving schools in the country and Mike became Head of the PE Department in 1997 before moving, with his wife, to Dubai to teach in an International School. It was whilst living in Dubai that Mike was first introduced to Chiropractic treatment after suffering a lengthy calf injury. Mike enjoys travelling and as has been lucky enough to live in Thailand, Malaysia and France.

On returning to England he decided to retrain as a chiropractor in order to help others get to the bottom of those injuries that prevent us doing the things that we want to do with our life. With this in mind he has become passionate about retraining the nervous system through chiropractic and has completed additional training in Activator Technique and Proprioceptive Medicine.

Mike has a lifelong interest in sports and fitness and has played football and hockey to a high level.  Mike is a member of the British Chiropractic Assoication (BCA), registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is studying for his Licentiate member of the Royal College of Chiropractors (LRCC).

Hadley Brown
Hadley Brown
MChiro
Registered Chiropractor

Hadley attended the Welsh Instituate of Chiropractic (WIOC) at the university of Glamorgan for 5 years where he first graduated with a distinction for his Chiropractic Masters degree (MChiro).  He grew up locally in Southend when he currently lives.

Having suffered back pain for a long time, Hadley decided to become a chiropractor in order to not only alleviate pain, but to fully understand what causes injuries and how to prevent them from happening again.

Hadley is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

Gill Walby
Gill Walby
Dip (Level 5) SMRT, LSSM
Sports Massage Therapist

Gill began her career as a Biomedical Scientist before training to become a massage therapist.  She first became interested in sports massage after running the London Marathon and having a sports massage to aid recovery.  She then used regular massage as part of her training regime.

In 2012 the opportunity arose to train at the London School of Sports Massage.  In 2013 she attained her full level 5 diploma qualification in Sports and Remedial Massage and has embarked on a career in the area since then.  Gill has continued her work in this field – working at sporting events including London Marathon, London Triathlon and with runners, horse riders and cyclists.

She is still a keen runner and enjoys time with her husband and two daughters.  Gill is a registered member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage Therapists (SMRT).

 

Izzie Miller
Izzie Miller
Dip (Level 5) SMRT, LSSM
Sports Massage Therapist

Izzie qualified as a sports massage therapists with premier in 2015 with a level 5 diploma. 

She is also currently studying with the London School of Sports Massage (LLSM) to further her qualifications within this field.   Izzie has wealth of experience and knowledge of the body gained from over 12 years as a successful yoga teacher.

She continues to teach yoga in and around Chelmsford and has a strong understanding of the body not only from study but from her dedication and love of sport, which includes running, cycling, swimming and indoor climbing.

Izzie found her passion for sports massage after suffering a whiplash injury and could not ignore the benefit it made, helping to repair her injured muscles. 

Mandy Dawson
Mandy Dawson
Dip (Level 5) SMRT, LSSM
Sports Massage Therapist

Mandy’s interest in Sport Massage began about 10 years ago when she began long distance running.  Farleigh Hospice gave Mandy a place to run in the 2010 London Marathon and during her training she included regular sports massage as part of her training regime to aid recovery and help prevent injury.  Mandy has now run the London Marathon 5 times after completing this year’s event.

Mandy successfully completed her Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at the NLSSM.  Opportunities gained through the college have included working at sporting events such as the London Marathon and Ride London as well working with an elite Athlete.

Mandy is involved in helping out the Farleigh Hospice’s team of Marathon Runners by giving them advice on injuries/injury prevention and stretching along with recovery massage after planned long runs.  This year Mandy was very pleased to see the benefits of her efforts with the sports massage as three of the team had injuries that looked set to stop them running, after a few treatments all three were all able to participate in the event and run to the end and collect their medals.

Fay Downing
Fay Downing
Dip (Level 5) SMRT, MSMA, NLSSM
Sports Massage therapist

Fay started her career in Human Resources before training to become a massage therapist.  She became interested in the field after receiving treatment herself and seeing first-hand the benefits it can bring. Having spent many years in a desk based occupation she understands the problems many people face in terms of postural issues, pain and discomfort.  

Fay has a keen interest in health and wellbeing and understands the importance of providing the right environment for the body to repair, recover and return to optimum performance.  This is equally as important whether you are a top sports person or just want to enjoy a fit and active lifestyle.  She is committed to working with clients to understand their needs and deliver treatment to meet their goals, whether it be to provide massage for general health and wellbeing or to support their recovery from injury.

Fay studied at the well known North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) to gain her BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage.  She is also a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA).

 

 

Sonia Frew
Sonia Frew
Dip (Level 5) SRMT MSMA NLSSM
Sports Massage therapist

Sonia joined the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic team after qualifying at the North London School of Sports Massage in 2016 with  level 5 Diploma.

She has particular interest in pain relief and control of chronic suffers and continuously grows her knowledge base by attending regular seminars. 

Sonia is qualified in pregnancy and post pregnancy massage as well as gaining an oncology diploma to aid people who need pain relief the most.  She combines the anatomical knowledge at higher level learning with holistic approach to keeping the body functional, which supports the work of the chiropractic team here in clinic. 

Ellie Meadows
Ellie Meadows
Dip SMRT, BSc (Hons) Sports Science
Sports Massage Therapist

Ellie is a former international 800m runner, which led her to a degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University.  After retiring from athletics through injury in her mid-twenties she decided to pursue a career in Sports Massage Therapy.  It seemed a natural choice due to her previous experience and knowledge.

She qualified as a Therapist through Sports Therapy UK in 2015 and has been furthering her study with them ever since.  She is just about to complete their level 4 certificate in Advanced Sports Massage Therapy and will go on to study dry needling and strapping and taping in 2018.

Ellie is still involved in athletics now, coaching a group of national and international middle distance athletes.  She has a keen interest in rehabilitation and improving athletic performance through strength and conditioning.  She also works with older adults in and around Chelmsford, running specialist exercise classes to maintain their mobility and strength.

Ellie still enjoys training and spending time with her husband Mark (also a former international athlete), their two children, a dog, a hamster and five chickens!

Karen Morgan
Karen Morgan
Chiropractic Assistant

Karen joined the practice as a receptionist in April 2001.

She previously worked in London as a legal PA, and then for a major department store in Chelmsford.  She enjoys all aspects of her job especially the interaction with patients.

 In her spare time Karen like gardening, crafting and flower arranging.

Maggie Page
Maggie Page
Chiropractic Assistant

Maggie joined the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic in November 2004 as a receptionist.

She previously worked in London as a medical secretary at Guy's Hospital and then spent several years working as deputy supervisor in a local pre-school.  She loves working in such a friendly environment and interacting with all the patients.  Maggie loves spending time with her friends and family and looking after her wide variety of pets.

 

 

 

Maggie Clarke
Maggie Clarke
Chiropractic Assistant

Maggie joined the clinic is October 2015.  Previously she has worked for a bank, with in a pharmacy and later a receptionist for a GP practice.

She loves that despite being a very busy clinic, there is always a calm and friendly atmosphere.  In her own time, Maggie enjoys cooking and is happiest when spending time with family and friends.

 

Linda Blyth
Linda Blyth
Chiropractic Assistant

Linda joined the clinic in January 2012 as a receptionist, having been a patient here for a number of years.

Her previous career had been secretarial in the banking industry and wanted a completely different change of environment. She loves working in such a calm atmosphere and mostly enjoys meeting all the different patients that visit the clinic. Linda is a keen dog walker and also enjoys cooking and entertaining.

Beryl Read
Beryl Read
FCCA, FCIS
Practice Manager

A qualified accountant and company secretary, Beryl joined the clinic in 2007 having worked for many years in industry as a Finance Director and earlier as a Practice Manager.

She enjoys the friendly and tranquil environment of the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic.  Her spare time is spent gardening and propagating plants, travelling abroad, scuba diving, pilatez/yoga and walking the dogs.