Our Clinic

Meet The Team

The clinical team:

Rebecca Nicholas

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.

Mike Ford

DC, MChiro

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.”

Kayleigh Fugl

Osteopath

My background is in the Beauty and Massage industry where I worked for 10 years. I have just completed my training to be an Osteopath after 4 years of training at Kingston. Yeah!!!

After my qualification in Beauty and Massage therapy, I worked on a cruise liner as a Deep Tissue Massage therapist. This was followed by working for various salons and spas around Sussex and Surrey. I qualified in all types of massage, including: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy and Indian Head massage and in Beauty therapy.

When I decided to want to make a real difference to people’s lives, I enrolled on an osteopathy course. This was the best decision I ever made and I never looked back. I am eager to help my clients to live a better, healthier and more mobile life which they can thoroughly enjoy.

I have a particular interest in cranial work and love to work with children too. At uni I have treated a variety of musculoskeletal conditions all over the body which gave me a great insight of what can be achieved and changed within a short period of time.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising by going to the cinema, bowling and shopping. To keep active (and live by example 😉 I like to swim too, especially with dolphins. I am so happy that I have found Back 2 Balance as I enjoy working with lovely people and making them feel better.

Chiropractic Assistants:

Hayley Ring

Senior Chiropractic Assistant

Hi my name’s Hayley.

I’m 23 years old. Originally I’m a Brummie but now I’ve been adopted by Brighton. I’ve had quite an eventful past, full of ups and downs but I don’t let that hold me back. Life is too short to let little things get in the way and I want to live it to the full. I’m always open minded and up for trying new things, I’m always a happy person, keen to make new friends, I enjoy taking on new challenges, expanding my knowledge and pushing myself. I love helping people and getting involved, I always get stuck in at the deep end.

My life motto is ‘ happy mind= happy soul’ you can always make find a positive in a negative situation. I’m a reliable person, very organised and enjoy embarking on new adventures. At the end of each day I relax by reading and catching up on the family’s events.

Faye Polden

Chiropractic Assistant

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.

Natalie Pearce

Chiropractic Assistant

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!

Massage Team:

Zoltan Molnar

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.

Lucy Sortwell

Massage Therapist

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.

Alison Josling

Massage Therapist

I am very happy to have joined Back 2 Balance as a Massage Therapist.

I am a qualified Complementary Therapist, achieving distinction across the board for my Diploma which I studied for at Sussex Downs College.  As a Complementary Therapist I can practise Aromatherapy and Reflexology as well as various types of body massage.  Previously I have worked very closely with the elderly and vulnerable, I have a very caring nature and see it as my mission to help my clients (& people in general really…. anyone who’ll listen 😊) get on the right path to good health and a greater sense of wellbeing.   I have always had a very keen interest in holistic therapies & treatments and plan to continue expanding my knowledge to better my skills and practices.

In my free time I like to exercise in the gym (mainly weight lifting and kickboxing) I am about to sign up for a ten-week training programme which will ultimately have me in the ring for my first ever boxing match!  I firmly believe it is extremely important to keep fit, flexible and strong, especially later in life and if through my work, experience and knowledge I can help people learn to take better care of themselves too then I have the best job ever!!

Practice management:

Geraldine Wachholz

Practice Manager

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.

Training

All of our team and Doctors of Chiropractic 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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