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.
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!
Chris Dumbrell MSci
I have always had a strong passion for health and physical activity. From a young age I have always been involved in some sort of sporting environment, whether that being through trying new sports, or playing in sports teams, or getting involved in local sports clubs. It has been such a large part of my life, therefore, when it came to choosing a career path, I didn’t have to think twice about choosing an area to study in.
I chose to study sports therapy as I found this is a perfect way for me to use my passion for health and a physical lifestyle and allow me to help others return to fitness and achieve their goals. I studied at the University of Chichester, completing 4 years to achieve an integrated master’s degree in Sports Therapy.
At university, I obtained level 5 sports massage and have been providing massages to a wide range of individuals with different needs, from office workers providing relief from bad posture, to athletes returning from injury. I also completed modules in injury rehab, manual therapy, sports taping, nutrition, and human physiology, which I now use daily when treating an individual.
During my final year of university, I was fortunate enough to have a professional placement working within elite level football. I spent 9 months of the 2019-20 football season working for the first team of AFC Bournemouth. During my time there I was responsible for administering injury prevention exercises to the players, providing individualised and sport specific rehabilitation plans as well as working alongside the massage department in delivering any soft tissue massage the players needed, whether that being pre or post physical activity, as well as any maintenance they needed. This was an amazing placement for me as it taught me a lot about creating and implementing rehab programs. I currently also work as a team physio in semi-professional football.
I am delighted to now be a part of the brilliant team at Back2Balance where there is a strong ethos of giving people the best possible options for good health and fitness. I hope to bring my passion for rehabilitation and injury management to the team.
Sports and Holistic Massage Therapist
I moved to the UK from Italy more than 10 years ago and have since qualified as a Sports and Holistic Massage Therapist achieving ITEC and VtCt qualifications at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and at Brighton City College. I have been working in an acupuncture clinic in Kemptown for many years and volunteered as Sports Massage Therapist for MacMillan Charity.
I have a passion for nutrition and plant based diet. Being vegan I love cooking alternative healthy and delicious recipes and post them in my own blog that is more of a personal diary of new vegan culinary finds.
I am also a qualified and practicing Medical Herbalist and Naturopath in my own practice making me very aware of the Holistic approach to health that I see part of the daily life here at B2B. I am very happy to work in such a fast and vibrant environment helping clients to achieve their health goals and wellbeing.
Having studied at the London school of sports massage 12 years ago and getting a Diploma in sports and remedial massage I have not looked back. I have continued to study and obtained my masters certification in No Hands massage organization where I as also a trainer using this zero Syrian approach to massage therapy.
As well as massage my passions also lie in sports and nutrition and over the years have been involved in many different sports such as boxing, Thai boxing and other combat
sports. My current interest is in functional fitness and Olympic lifting. With my interest in sports I also studied Activated Isolated Stretching the Mattes method. Having seen the results of. Ryo therapy after an elbo injury I also studied localised cryo stimulation and offer this treatment in my own practise.i have had the great opportunity to be the massage therapist for the LTA and ATP tennis association at the nature valley tennis tournament in Eastbourne for the last 4 years which was a incredible learning experience working with professional athletes.
I believe in the power of exercise and rehabilitation to sustain treatment is so great that I have also studied the Rehab u movement and performance therapy and have a level 1 qualification in movement optimization and rehab. This has been a great help in gaining a better understanding of pain and injury and how to help people resolve pain issues and restore function.
Having worked at a Chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne for over 4 years I have experienced and understand the healing power of chiropractic and osteopathy in relation to massage therapy.
I am extremely excited to be joining the amazing team at the award winning back to balance. Their ethos of achieving your best possible health resonates deeply with me and the outstanding care and attentiveness to clients is inspiring. Back to balance has an amazing vibe and the team are awesome.
I am from the Falkland Islands and I only decided to move to the UK 4 years ago to study an undergrad in Business at the University of Brighton. It was a hard decision to leave the Islands as my family, friends and house are all there but so far I have loved every minute of being here in the UK. Being a Falkland Islander (and not terrible :D) at a few different sports, I was lucky enough to travel to some amazing places around the world to participate in football tournaments, athletics events and combat shooting competitions. I am passionate about fitness and enjoy challenging myself when running, cycling or in the gym.
When I was looking for work this role really stood out to me after meeting Becky (via video link, good old coronavirus :D) and her energy and passion for Back2Balance, which I now see is mirrored by the rest of the team, made me excited to get started! The role is a good challenge and is definitely not one I will ever get bored of! I love being around people and have found it so great to meet all the friendly and interesting clients that visit the clinic.
I have lived and worked in my hometown of Brighton and Hove for many years. Health and wellbeing is my passion and I have worked in the wellness sector for over 15 years in a local therapy centre, helping and supporting the local community, and previously worked with young children in local schools teaching fitness and nutrition.
I love helping people and have found it very rewarding to see how natural healing can benefit everyone on their journey to wellbeing. I’m so happy to have recently joined the Back2Balance team as it has such an energetic and positive vibe, and I enjoy meeting all the lovely clients.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my large family, practicing yoga and aerobics, walking, dancing, and travelling.
I was born in South Africa and moved to London as a young child, from London I then moved to Guernsey Channel Islands where I completed my high schooling. I then moved to Hayward’s Heath and continued my education in performing arts.
Having attended both Bath Spa and Kingston University; I have had many great opportunities working alongside some successful people in the trade; some include Keith Lemon, STOMP and Peter Andre.
I always look on the bright side of life! And bounce off people’s energies, so I am very adaptable to all kinds of personalities.
When I am not working, I am a mother to my beautiful daughter. I also enjoy cooking and generally creating things. You will always find me in B&Q onto my next DIY project.
I am extremely happy and excited to be working at Back2Balance with such an amazing team, who all share the same desire for all client and staff wellbeing. I have always had such an interest in chiropractic treatments and the benefits they have. I look forward to continuing to provide the best level of care and expanding my knowledge.
Digital Marketing Apprentice
I am the digital marketing apprentice here at Back 2 Balance. I have always been extremely interested in digital marketing and over lockdown I decided I would do something about it. I applied for some intense courses to get myself more educated and taught myself a lot. After I had completed the courses, I was lucky enough to be offered a job here.
Back 2 Balance is the best place I have worked, which is down to our team, clients, and atmosphere. I love being part of the B2B community and getting to meet the clients.
Being able to use my creativity and ideas to help bring clients in and get them on their way to recovery really gives me excitement. As a child, I was always injured due to athletics and sports, and I had no idea that a chiropractor/osteopath was an option for treatment. My aim is to make more people aware of what we do here at B2B and hopefully get people more educated and out of pain.
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