Dr Stephen Massey Chiropractor
Dr Stephen Massey (Doctor of Chiropractic) graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2004 with first class honours. He has continued to study and develop professionally, combining a holistic approach to spinal health with rigorous medical and evidence-based care programmes.
His professional interests include; posture, pregnancy and babies, headaches, cranio-sacral therapy (a very gentle modality that can help to release deep tensions from tissues,) and the use of mind/body therapies to reduce pain, stress and other factors that are essential to treating the complex issues that often underlie back pain. He is also trained in mindfulness and is a fully qualified hypnotherapist.
“Chiropractic for pain relief can be the start of a journey into health and healing. To be honest, getting rid of pain is often quite easy. Relieving stress in the mind and body can be more challenging, and I like to help support people to make the changes they need in order to live life to the full"
Dr Massey, grew up in a medical family; his father and brother are both doctors who have reached pinnacles in their profession. He lived as a monk in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand before working as manager of a retreat centre in the UK. During this period in the 80s he met and was inspired by different healers and healing techniques.
“Sometimes it seems as if there is no common ground between conventional medicine and complementary therapy, but I am comfortable in both worlds and am able to bring you the best of both, setting you on a unique path to healing and harmony.”
Dr Anthony Saunders Chiropractor
“Gaining a Master’s degree in Chiropractic in 2017 from McTimoney Chiropractic College, Dr Saunders has a strong commitment to providing high quality care for patients of all ages and abilities. He combines the gentle McTimoney treatment with the more standard “Diversified” chiropractic style which gives his approach breadth and effectiveness which is reflected in his high level of success in treating clients with all manner of complaints. He has experience in a wide range of healthcare settings, including shared practices, private practices, and rehabilitation centres
Dr Saunders’ experience in working with musculoskeletal pain led him, naturally, to explore the more integrated approach of the Biopsychosocial Model. Back pain, like most medical conditions, has multiple causes and the best way to treat it is by addressing all the causes such as diet, exercise, other health conditions, stress, and work and leisure activities.
“In my opinion, there are many degrees of wellness, just as there are many degrees of illness. The wellness paradigm directs one beyond the mere physical symptoms of illness.”
Dr Saunders is interested in how psychological and sociological factors influence the development, course and outcome of ill health. He is passionate about learning and he will go the extra mile to explore the latest research around his patients health issues in order to create a high quality and personalised treatment plan, and to achieve the best evidence-based outcome.”
Charlie Clubb Massage Therapist
Charlie graduated in his Sports Science degree in 2003 and followed a pathway into teaching. He taught for 13 years in secondary education, holding the position of Leader of Learning for Physical and Performing Arts for 9 years.
With a deep desire to develop himself, and focus on his passion for anatomy and physiology he took the bold decision to retrain as a sports massage therapist. Charlie graduated as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2017 specialising in deep tissue massage, postural assessment, rehabilitation and exercise prescription. He is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Training. Charlie also works in partnership with SportTape and is a fully qualified practitioner for the application on kinesiology tape.
Charlie has seen his client base at The Back Doctor continue to grow and believes it is due to his attentive and accurate approach to treatment. Charlie specialises in treating muscular injuries in a wide variety of sports. He is currently treating cricketers, rugby players, runners, golfers, footballers and has professional athletes as part of his client base. Charlie also has experience of working with sports teams in the North Wales area. Having said this Charlie also believes that sports massage should not only apply to sports athletes. He strongly believes that deep tissue massage is extremely beneficial for all people in society. The relieving properties of massage can benefit people in all occupations, whether it be easing stress, increasing mobility, developing muscle movement or increasing positive mental wellbeing.