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.

Chiropractic Team

Justin Seaborne

Justin Seaborne

MSc Hons Chiropractic

As a healthy and active boy born in South Africa, I had no idea that my first migraine, accompanied by the full array of ‘fun symptoms’ would go on to shape and change my life. I was seven years old at the time. I was very healthy and quite athletic – rugby, competitive surfer, swimmer, water polo, kitesurfing (Seaborne by name, seaborne by nature) & ice hockey but was taking medication daily, weekly and monthly. However, the migraines still occurred every 6-10 weeks with no apparent cause other than that they were probably ‘hereditary’ (my father was hospitalised 3-4 times annually owing to the severity of his symptoms). As luck would have it, while I was in my 3rd year at University, a close friend of mine in his 1st year at Chiropractic College suggested I become part of a final year student’s thesis on headaches and migraine.

I knew nothing about Chiropractic but after three neck adjustments over 2 weeks, I have been migraine-free except after two fairly serious head traumas in the years that have followed. I was 24 at the time. The experience was literally life-changing.

I’m not suggesting that Chiropractic ‘cured’ me.

That would be silly, like suggesting it’s the stitches that heal the cut or the plaster cast that heals the broken bone. You know they are only there to ensure that ENVIRONMENT is ideal for the body to do what it has been designed to do, what it strives to do… which is TO HEAL ITSELF. By restoring function to the dysfunctional joints in my neck, the Chiropractic Adjustment prevented the migraine gene I was born with expressing itself.

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If I wasn’t certain by then, eighteen years in practice as a Chiropractor have convinced me beyond a shadow of doubt the undeniable life-changing effectiveness of a Chiropractic adjustment. It was good enough for my mom and good enough for my sister and good enough for me, I want everyone I meet to know the beneficial effects my family and I have experienced through Chiropractic Care.

I want to ensure that structurally I will always be up to lots of work and play into my late eighties or even nineties. That means I get my spine checked over and adjusted every two to three weeks. This is alongside a Chiropractic lifestyle of keeping active, a healthy diet, drinking two to three litres of cool water daily and keeping a smile on my face as well as in my head.

No matter who you are or how you feel, my goal is to meet you where you are and share with you the profound changes and benefits the chiropractic adjustment holds for you. I have a keen interest in following your body’s ‘indicators’ which I’ve learned as a Chiropractor that help me address the root cause of many of today’s health and dis-ease issues. I’ll focus on easing your symptoms as intensively and safely as possible at first. Then I’ll help you to stabilise and rehabilitate your spine with a combination of being regularly Adjusted alongside regular & vigorous/activities exercise.

Regardless of whether you are in it for the long-haul and committed to ‘being better’ or if you want that one ‘miracle cure’, I will do my best to meet your expectations but encourage you to be realistic at the same time. You will get the same outstanding level of expertise, care, advice, motivation and that active Superpower ingredient, the Chiropractic Adjustment whose health benefits should never be underestimated. I guarantee it’ll more that meet your expectations.

Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray

MSc Hons Chiropractor

Having been bred in the green fields of the Devon countryside, I have always enjoyed physical hands on activity and sport which has brought with it a fair share of injuries. It was this that first introduced me to the Chiropractic profession and opened my eyes to the benefits Chiropractic can bring to people restricted in life by injury and pain. 

After deciding to join the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic I continued to enjoy physical pursuits, aside from my studies, which has naturally lead to an interest in preventing and treating sports injuries. However, the most rewarding part has been utilising the ‘diversified’ Chiropractic approach to help people get back doing the things most important in their own lives. 
Before joining County Chiropractic & Wellness Centre I spent 2 ½ years gaining priceless experience with a team of chiropractors in Leicester and Mansfield. I also worked with the professional athletes at Leicester Riders basketball team where I was relied upon to speed their return from injury and improve performance by reducing pain and improving function.

I am very excited to be back working in my home County.

 

Massage Therapy Team

Laura Howell-Griffith

Laura Howell-Griffith

Director / Holistic Massage Therapist / Functional Integrated Dry Needling (FIDN) Practitioner

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. 

Throughout my 8 years of working as a Massage Therapist I have been fascinated by fascia and its role in pain and the healing process. Fascia has an incredible ability to hold on to emotional and physical traumas and I have seen first hand how massage for the fascia can release these restrictions.  I felt the next logical step in my career was to become an FIDN therapist, what better way to alter the fascia than with needles!  FIDN is very specific and gains a deep response from the body, sometimes immediately, which is why I am so passionate about this technique.

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When I’m not massaging or working ‘behind the scenes’ I enjoy walking our dog and doing pilates classes.  These activities keep my brain and body healthy and happy, and I couldn’t ask for more!

Vanessa Fleming

Vanessa Fleming

Therapeutic 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.

Ian Nicholas Harnett

Ian Nicholas Harnett

Sports Massage Therapist

My journey in massage therapy began during my studies of Sports Science at Bournemouth University where I developed my passion for sports Massage . I was lucky enough to be able to use these skills through various aspects of my sporting and working life from looking after the well-being of the University rugby team to working as a massage therapist on board a super yacht.

After finishing my career on the Super yachts, I turned this passion into a career by studying Sport, remedial, deep tissue and rehabilitation Massage Therapy at South Devon College.
I fully believe in the link between Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, understanding that the two skills work together superbly under one roof to create improved physical and mental well-being for all clients.

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Rebecca Newson

Rebecca Newson

Sports Massage Therapist / Rehabilitation

I am from Cape Town, South Africa, now building my home away from home in lovely Devon. Most of my life has revolved around training and racing, competing at international level in swimming, surf lifesaving and Oceanski. The international circuit has now taken a backseat, but I am still racing locally in those sports, as well as marathon kayaking, and multi sports events that also include running and cycling.

To be able to achieve all of that I was fortunate to have a great support system, which included teachers, coaches, friends and family, chiropractors, physios and massage therapists.

Along the way I learnt that my two big passions in life are Massage Therapy and Swim Teaching / Coaching.

For 21 years I have taught and coached swimming to all ages and abilities, from parent and baby classes to age group and youth national swimmers. I currently teach and coach swimming to anyone of any age and ability. My goal is to help them achieve theirs, and to teach them a life skill so that they can feel confident to participate in many other water sports.

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My massage therapy journey started 15 years ago because I wanted to provide the treatment and rehabilitation that I had received for my injuries and to those who were also suffering with chronic musculoskeletal pain and injury. My experience includes treating the community, runners, cyclists, triathletes, international rugby and cricket teams; and working at trail running and cycling events. I absolutely love helping others feel good and be in less to no pain. My passion is to provide support to others on their journey towards fulfilment. I look forward to meeting and helping you.

 

 

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.

Throughout my 8 years of working as a Massage Therapist I have been fascinated by fascia and its role in pain and the healing process. Fascia has an incredible ability to hold on to emotional and physical traumas and I have seen first hand how massage for the fascia can release these restrictions.  I felt the next logical step in my career was to become an FIDN therapist, what better way to alter the fascia than with needles!  FIDN is very specific and gains a deep response from the body, sometimes immediately, which is why I am so passionate about this technique.

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When I’m not massaging or working ‘behind the scenes’ I enjoy walking our dog and doing pilates classes.  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 & Wellness Centre as a Director, alongside my partner, Laura.

The majority of my time is spent making sure the engine of County Chiropractic & Wellness Centre runs smoothly and our clients are well cared for.  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 & Wellness Centre.

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.

You can also find us on the Mindbody App which you can use to book in with us. The app is also fully accurate with all of our Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Floatation Therapy availability. To get the App click the Mindbody botton on the right. Once you have the App just search for County Chiropractic & Wellness Centre and use the same login for this website if you are going to create one.