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 of the Chelmsford Chiropractic Clinic in 2007. 

Dicken is qualified in musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and is registered on the public voluntary register of sonographers.   He is qualified as an advanced proficiency rated Activator practitioner and has qualifications in dry-needling, manual manipulative techniques, taping, ultrasound therapy, myofascial tools and further techniques. He enjoys training new graduates and is a Royal College of Chiropractor PRTS trainer.  Dicken is a full member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), Royal College of Chiropractors (MRCC) 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 Lincentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors (LRCC).

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 a Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors (LRCC).

Laura Wong
Laura Wong
MSc (Chiropractic)
Registered Chiropractor

Laura graduated from the AECC University College in her home town, Bournemouth. From a young age Laura aspired to help people in a healthcare setting, and after discovering the positive impact of chiropractic, she believed that everyone should experience the benefits to reach their optimal health potential.

Laura has worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team at the infamous AECC Newborn Feeding Clinic, which sparked her special interest in babies and paediatric care. She is committed to delivering individualised and goal-orientated care to all her patients, whether that’s returning to function or improving quality of life.

Outside of clinic, Laura loves travelling, cooking and painting. You may also find her looking for the best café spots as she enjoys a good coffee and cake!   

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

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, then continied to further her studies with an additional level 5 diploma at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM).  She has undertaken additional qulifications in areas such as pregnancy massage.

Izzie has wealth of experience and knowledge of the body gained from over 15 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, NLSSM
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.

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. 

Kate Watson
Kate Watson
Dip (Level 5) SRMT MSMA NLSSM
Sports Massage therapist

Kate qualified with a level 5 BTEC Diploma in Sports Massage & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy from the North London School of Sports Massage and is a member of the Sports Massage Association.

 

Having previously worked as a Beauty Therapist in both a salon and spa environment Kate

saw the benefits regular massage had on clients.  She then decided take existing massage skills to the highest level by attending the NLSSM to increase her knowledge base and techniques.  She thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of her training.

 

Kate enjoys helping people to feel better and strongly believes in the benefits of Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, whether that be for pain management, improving mobility or helping to manage stress.

 

Kate loves spending time with her young family, taking part in calisthenics classes and reading.

 

 

 

Emma Hall
Emma Hall
Dip (Level 5) SRMT MSMA NLSSM
Sports Massage Therapist

Emma has a BTEC level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy from the North London School of Sports Massage and is a member of the SMA; the association for soft tissue therapists.

Enthusiastic about exercise and well-being Emma is a regular runner and cyclist who has completed a range of triathlon’s, including two at full Ironman distance and values the benefits of regular massage to achieve peak performance and remain injury free.

Emma believes sports massage is beneficial for anyone who is in need of soft tissue work to help them with their everyday activities, not just athletes! Using massage and other advanced soft tissue techniques to release tension and restrictions in fascia, muscles and connective tissues helps to improve quality of movement and aid injury prevention as well as contributing to an overall feeling of well-being.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

Jacqui Alden
Jacqui Alden
Chiropractic Assistant

Jacqui joined the clinic in December 2018 as a Receptionist.

She has previously worked for a bank, as a counter assistant in a Pharmacy and as a Receptionist in a Doctor’s surgery.

She enjoys the friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the clinic and especially enjoys helping and meeting the patients.

In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, walking her Boxer Dog and spending time with family and friends.

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.