MEET THE TEAM

All the experience and details of our team members

Clinic Assistant and Management Team

Corinna Palmer

Corinna Palmer

Practice Manager

I started out in chiropractic by being a client and became a Clinic Assistant after seeing an advert at my local chiropractor’s clinic. I worked with him for five years until he moved his practice to another town and had to let me go. I really loved my work and didn’t want to look for a different type of job, I just wanted to stay in chiropractic! Luckily, County Chiropractic heard that I was available and took me on.

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I have now been in chiropractic & wellness for ten years and have worked my way up from Clinic Assistant to Senior Assistant, Assistant Manager and now to my present role of Practice Manager. In this role I help the clinic run like the well-oiled machine that it is! I am dedicated to supporting the team by helping them learn and develop. I take care of our clients by being friendly, professional and thoroughly organised.

I get adjusted regularly so I can enjoy my swimming and being outdoors with my animals. I love floating in the clinic’s floatation therapy tank because of my affinity with water.

Barbara Knight

Barbara Knight

Clinic Assistant / Marketing Co-ordinator

I was a regular visitor to County Chiropractic for several years before having the opportunity to become a Clinic Assistant, having monthly chiropractic adjustments and massage to help me stay fit and well. When I was looking for a change in career it was serendipitous that an opening came up in the clinic.

Being a Clinic Assistant is extremely rewarding, supporting our fantastic team of practitioners as they help so many people return to and stay in good health, as well as having the opportunity to get to know our guests.

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My professional background is in marketing and events, so I’m really fortunate to be able to enjoy my role and combine it with helping with County Chiropractic’s marketing, including social media. We regularly attend community events and visit local businesses, with our practitioners offering free spinal health checks and muscle health checks. Organising our attendance at these events is part of my role, so if you feel your business, team or event could benefit from this service, please get in touch!

I continue to have regular adjustments and massage and have completely fallen in love with floatation therapy. This regular care helps me to maintain my own wellbeing, and more importantly keeps me in touch with how all our practitioners work so I can help advise clients on which practitioners’ methods might best suit their needs.

Alicia Joyce

Alicia Joyce

Clinic Assistant

Originally from Nottingham, I have a wealth of experience in various roles, from retail to support work. I have a passion in health and wellness as my background is in acupuncture.  I also practice this at County Chiropractic and am available for appointments alongside chiropractic, osteopathy and massage therapy.

I enjoy my role as a County Chiropractic assistant, and love being part of a busy and thriving team. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the beautiful county that is Devon!

Chiropractic and Osteopathy Team

Adam Robertson

Adam Robertson

BSc Hons Osteopathy

Being an experienced Osteopath I have treated all types of injuries, effecting people of different ages. As I am naturally a calm guy, I mostly treat gently, which reassures my clients that they are in safe hands. Due to my gentle approach, I have found that I get the best results with people who respond well to a light touch.

Back in my twenties I worked as a personal trainer and a physiotherapist technician. So I have a lot of experience in rehabilitating injuries. It was not until my thirties that I qualified as an Osteopath, and trained as a functional range release therapist. Nowadays when I am not treating my clients, as an Osteopath I spend my free time, either reading a non-fiction book, or eating a healthy meal with my fiancé.

Tom Howe

Tom Howe

MSc Hons Chiropractic

I was first introduced to Chiropractic in January 2011; I was working on a cruise liner as a Personal Trainer and injured my right ankle whilst surfing in Hawaii.  I attended a stretch class where a Chiropractor asked if she could assess me. To my absolute amazement the single adjustment she performed on my ankle removed my pain and I was able to walk freely without crutches. From this point onwards I had a clear path that I wanted to follow, and so, over the following 5 years, I obtained an Access to Higher Education Diploma which allowed me to start the Masters’ Degree in Chiropractic.  In the summer of 2016, I qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

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I now share my knowledge and personal experiences about Chiropractic and Personal Training with my clients here at County Chiropractic. Each person brings a new challenge that I grasp with both hands.  I aim to retrain and re-educate my clients to best prevent any future problems arising.

Outside of my passion for Chiropractic I am a keen swimmer, having been awarded a swimming scholarship at Kelly College for my secondary school education. I competed at the British National swimming championships over 6 years and won 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. In 2006 I swam for the South of England at the UK school games held in Glasgow, and won 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.  I also enjoy coastal walks around North Devon and down time with my partner, friends and family.

Massage Therapy Team

Laura Howell-Griffith

Laura Howell-Griffith

Diploma Holistic Massage Therapy

As an empathetic and open-minded Massage Therapist I am able to engage quickly with my clients, allowing them to relax in my presence.  With a Holistic Massage qualification and four years experience of working in wellness centres I am able to offer a calm, yet therapeutic, treatment.  My passion in helping people achieve a balance of physical and mental health is fueled by my own previous injuries, that are now maintained through regular check ups with our fantastic team of practitioners.

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Developing my skills and knowledge as a Massage Therapist at County Chiropractic has created many leadership opportunities for me, including becoming a Director.  Myself and my partner, Alan, took over the business in September 2017 and have been working hard to create an exceptional health and wellness centre in Exeter.  Our aim is to provide various therapies under one roof yet come together as a team to deliver them.

When I’m not massaging or working ‘behind the scenes’ I enjoy walking our dog, attending contemporary dance classes and doing yoga.  All of these activities keep my brain and body healthy and happy, and I couldn’t ask for more!

Roisin Kitts

Roisin Kitts

Massage Therapist

I have been a registered Massage Therapist for the past 6 years and am very passionate about helping people on their healing journey. Swedish massage, deep tissue and pregnancy massage all fit comfortably within my skill set. I specialise in deep tissue techniques focusing on alleviating pain and postural issues. I believe in encouraging diversified movement to achieve a balanced, healthy body.

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In my spare time I perform in an Irish folk band as a flute player and Irish dancer. I also enjoy the unusual and interesting art of fire breathing! I am very passionate about my hobbies and believe they keep me fit and healthy alongside regular Chiropractic and Osteopathy adjustments.
Rose Nichol

Rose Nichol

Remedial Massage Therapist

My natural inclination towards helping alleviate pain led me to undertake training in therapeutic and remedial massage.  I am passionate about taking an empathetic and holistic approach to massage treatment and strive to tailor treatments to individual’s requirements, incorporating therapeutic, deep tissue and Thai mobilisation techniques, as well as advice to enhance health and wellbeing, during and between treatments.

Prior to embarking on my career as a massage therapist, my professional background is varied. I have experience working in diverse clinical settings as a qualified Occupational Therapist, as well as working as a snowboard instructor in Argentina, Japan and Spain.

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My diverse professional experience has equipped me with insight into how ill health and injuries can impact daily life and I am passionate about supporting people to feel and stay well through massage.

When I’m not working I enjoy staying active – running around after my toddler, cycling, walking, and snowboarding whenever the opportunity arises! I’m a bit of a language geek and speak fluent Spanish as well as several other languages not quite so fluently – although I always welcome the opportunity to practice!

Vanessa Fleming

Vanessa Fleming

Massage Therapist

I have been a certified massage therapist for the past twelve years. Living my purpose of helping people with a passion to aid them reach their optimum physical wellness.

In the U.S.A., where I lived for twenty five years, I received a broad and varied education in massage therapy which helps me fulfil my purpose for helping others. I endeavour to be the best I can be daily, with a goal of making a difference in someone’s life in a caring way, always in a professional manner.

A world traveller, who loves any form of dancing, fitness and whenever possible walking trails.

Acupuncturist

Alicia Joyce

Alicia Joyce

BSc hons Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture

I am originally from Nottingham and have a degree in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, from the University of Westminster, where I studied for four years. During this time, my practical experience included a placement in the university’s Polyclinic and The Gateway clinic at the Lambeth Community Centre.  Since graduating, I started an internship and worked in a small private practice.   

In 2015 I moved to Devon and in 2017 I started working with the team at County Chiropractic.  I love working as part of a multidisciplinary wellness centre!  As well as being an Acupuncturist I also work as a County Chiropractic Assistant. My friendly approach enables me to create strong relationships with all our clients.  

Acupuncture can be a good complement to chiropractic, osteopathy and massage, as well as being a great standalone treatment.

Directors

Laura Howell-Griffith

Laura Howell-Griffith

Director

As an empathetic and open-minded Massage Therapist I am able to engage quickly with my clients, allowing them to relax in my presence.  With a Holistic Massage qualification and four years experience of working in wellness centres I am able to offer a calm, yet therapeutic, treatment.  My passion in helping people achieve a balance of physical and mental health is fueled by my own previous injuries, that are now maintained through regular check ups with our fantastic team of practitioners.

Developing my skills and knowledge as a Massage Therapist at County Chiropractic has created many leadership opportunities for me, including becoming a Director.  Myself and my partner, Alan, took over the business in September 2017 and have been working hard to create an exceptional health and wellness centre in Exeter.  Our aim is to provide various therapies under one roof yet come together as a team to deliver them.

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When I’m not massaging or working ‘behind the scenes’ I enjoy walking our dog, attending contemporary dance classes and doing yoga.  All of these activities keep my brain and body healthy and happy, and I couldn’t ask for more!
Alan Upfold

Alan Upfold

Director

In my former life as a business manager for large hospitality companies I was employed to look after the finance, customers and team members. Having enjoyed much success over the past 8 years as a manager I made the move in September 2017 to transfer those skills to County Chiropractic as a Director, alongside my partner, Laura.

The majority of my time is spent making sure the engine of County Chiropractic runs smoothly.  I believe that looking after myself will enable me to better look after others that I am responsible for be it friends and family or the amazing team of professionals working at County Chiropractic.

My passions in life are all things to do with the stock market, and finance in general. I read quite a lot of books on anything from self-help to Dark Fantasy. I try to stay fit and healthy by walking as much as possible and eating home-cooked food.