Meet The Team
The clinical team:
DC, MChiro, PGCert Chiro, mRCC
Doctor Of Chiropractic & Clinic Director
I have been raised with a chiropractic ‘natural first’ philosophy and whilst growing up was shown how important nutrition, sleep, exercise and the outdoors was.
Following in my family tradition, I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth with a Masters degree in Chiropractic before moving back to my home town and first love, Brighton. I have undertaken a post-graduate certificate in paediatrics and take a special interest in chiropractic paediatrics and pregnancy. I have since completed qualifications to use dry needling and Activator techniques, plus the Webster technique and cranial and visceral techniques which really help support the baby and pregnant mother.
I believe that prevention is always better than the cure. I especially like to remind the younger population to not dismiss their problems but get them looked at, preventing many ongoing health issues later in life.
I acquired the Clinic during 2007 and continue to treat my mother’s, Cornelia Nicholas’ patients, having since retired.
Doctor of chiropractic
I completed my training at McTimoney College of Chiropractic; here I learnt a specific style of chiropractic that can be very gentle and non-invasive, ideal for adjusting both the elderly and the very young. However, before becoming a Chiropractor, I was a sports rehabilitation therapist and specialised in helping athletes of all capacities recover from injuries and improve their sporting performance.
I believe strongly, that as well as physical treatment, it is important to promote health in all areas including exercise, diet and lifestyle. Encouraging an upwards spiral in health often requires change in multiple areas and I am passionate about helping clients achieve that.
I enjoy climbing, rugby, water sports and calisthenics training. I have a passion for nature and love to garden in my spare time.
“Over the months after my graduation I visited many different chiropractic practises, looking for a place with my values and culture. I knew that I wanted to find people that were not only caring, inclusive and passionate about their clients, but also delivered outstanding service to every single person that walked in.
After declining several positions elsewhere I happened upon Back 2 Balance. It was further away than most, but after visiting once, I knew immediately I would not want to be anywhere else.”
Ben Leamon is a fully qualified GOsC registered Osteopath, ITEC level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy.
Osteopathy can treat and help a range of ailments including but not limited to:
Joint pain e.g. Neck, shoulder and back
Muscular related headaches
Muscle spasms and tension
Ben qualified as a sports massage therapist in 2013, since then he has been treating clients for muscle tension, especially before and after sporting events. After achieving a foundation degree in sports therapy in 2014, Ben was able to start treating more patients for sports related injuries – working with a number of sports teams and individuals.
Ben decided to complete an integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathic medicine and qualified in 2017, and has since been working in a number of clinics around Surrey and East Sussex.
Since he was 16 Ben has been interested in injuries, the human body and helping people with their injuries whether it was a sports, or day to day related injury. He worked in a leisure centre for 5 years and enjoyed giving advice to people who came to the gym or to the swimming pool about injuries they may have been dealing with or rehabilitating through exercise.
Ben also enjoys volunteering at charity events and has volunteered at events such as the London marathon and ride London.
I grew up riding horses, I had a horse with back problems and after getting an osteopath out to see her I was so inspired that I knew straight away I wanted to be an osteopath. I felt the holistic approach to care osteopathy offers to both humans and animals is invaluable. I gained my Master’s degree at the University College of Osteopathy in London.
Being an osteopath has helped me realised the importance of trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. This guided me to eat healthily and enjoy exercise which led to an improved overall feeling of wellbeing. I like to encourage my clients to make these changes in their life through supporting them with osteopathy and giving advice on how to achieve this.
I am passionate about how beneficial osteopathic care is in relieving pain, rehabbing and then making sure clients never revert back to how they were when they first visited us. Also, in using it as a preventative measure to help the body work in the best way possible way and making sure clients never have problems.
When looking for a job I visited many different clinics, however none were as busy and as vibrant as Back2Balance. With a great team that puts client wellbeing at the top of the priority list (even throwing client appreciation parties) I knew I would fit right in. I love working here!
Hello, I’m Maia!
I’m a Brighton girl through and through, and after a stint at university in Manchester and 6 months travelling around the Middle East I’ve come back home and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Back 2 Balance team.
My previous work experience has mostly been in hospitality and customer service, but I’ve always been interested in chiropractic and its benefits (I love watching adjustment videos online!)
Working in an environment with such positive, like-minded people has been a joy. From my first day here I knew this was the place for me and I can’t wait to continue my Back 2 Balance journey.
In my spare time I love cooking, going to yoga classes, performing in musical theatre and walking my dog Nelson!
Hey I’m Faye!
I’m originally from the West Country and relocated to Brighton to study Guitar at Degree level. I took an injury to my shoulder because I played too much guitar! I know its kind of ironic but because of this injury, I began chiropractic treatment and noticed the improvement to my health and posture especially when playing guitar.
I really enjoy informing and helping people so they can get the most out of life and all the spontaneous adventures it throws our way.
I believe you have to make the most of everyday whether it’s reading a book, having the best pancakes in Brighton or playing an awesome gig.
I trained as a Beauty Therapist (Please look up definition, very different from a Beautician!). I managed a salon and taught beauty in Chelsea for 12 years until I had children. We then moved to Sussex when the children were babies to be closer to family and to give them a larger outdoor space, but I am by birth a Londoner.
I gave up working while my kids were tiny and went back to work part time in a design company, commuting to London, one day a week. I devoted the rest of my week to my family and our ever growing menagerie, as the kids grew up, I found myself taking on new roles, such as taxi driver and agony aunt to their friends and it felt as if I were running an unofficial youth club or catered hotel, but when they left home I missed them terribly and knew that if I didn’t find something to take up my natural nurturing personality, I would end up as a mad dog or cat lady!
When I first met the team at Back 2 Balance, I felt very at home. I realised that I had missed working face to face with guests and being part of making people feel good. Although I have only been in the clinic a short while, I have found all of the visitors completely charming and I am looking forward to getting to know you all!
Sports Massage Therapist
Once upon a time I decided to become a massage therapist because I love helping people….
I grew up in Hungary and completed a Hungarian University Hospital Training’s 1200 hour program in 2002. I have been a qualified Massage therapist for the past 16 years and am very passionate about helping people on their healing journey. I have originally qualified in clinical massage therapy but Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, Sports massage and relaxing massage are all within my comfort levels. I specialise in, but not limited to deep tissue techniques focusing on postural issues. I believe in healing from within to properly maintain the body.
I am a L.S.S.M trained Soft Tissue, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist and Tri-Yoga Teacher trainee.
I have always been fascinated by the biomechanics of the body, and how even the smallest thing can disrupt the natural ebb and flow of our bodies and lives. Throughout our lives our bodies take on many journeys and have equally as many wonderful and terrible stories to tell. I believe that although these stories make us who we are, they should never hinder our enjoyment of the present. In this way, my intension as therapist, is to accommodate the possibility of change and facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself.
I am a strong believer in working with the body we have, rather than trying and failing to fit the mould. We all have imbalances and postural habits, but by becoming aware of these idiosyncrasies we can find ways to create and maintain balance.
In my free time, between work and training, I practice and enjoy Yoga, cycling, hiking, reading and cooking. I love being outdoors and have recently hiked and wild camped The Great Glen Way, from Inverness to Fort William.
My name is Geraldine and I’m the Practice Manager at Back 2 Balance. Before I joined the Back 2 Balance Team I ran my own successful massage workshop business for many years.
I have always been interested in a holistic lifestyle and try to incorporate as much as possible into my life – whether it’s going for a walk, meditating, or eating healthily (Well – I try to!).
What attracted me to Back 2 Balance is not only the lovely, warm and vibrant team but also their philosophy of bringing health to the community.
I enjoy helping people and if you have anything you would like to discuss about Back 2 Balance – just grab me for a chat.
All of our team and Doctors of Chiropractic and Osteopathy attend various training courses and seminars during the year to ensure the best, most-up-to-date service is available to our clients at all times. This means that occasionally we close, however all our clients are notified ahead of time, and our answerphone says the same.
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