Chiropractor - Katy Adams BSc MSc Doctor of Chiropractic
(Clinic Director)

I have been in private practice since 2003 having graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic from the University of Surrey, in which I obtained a distinction.

I was introduced to Chiropractic care in my early 20s when working as a clinical research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry and found that lifting hand luggage, packed with clinical data left me with constant low back pain.

The chiropractic care was gentle, and worked quickly and effectively for me. I was so impressed with the treatment that I received; I halted my career path in pharmaceutical research and retrained as a Chiropractor. I have never looked back and receive instant job satisfaction in seeing the majority of my patients, from babies to the elderly, respond well to the individual treatment that Chiropractic care offers.

I am married and have two children and throughout both my pregnancies I received Chiropractic care. I especially enjoy treating families and have a special interest in pediatrics, including the treatment of babies and musculoskeletal care of the pelvic girdle during pregnancy.

In addition I have co-published a paper (2006) looking at foot posture and its possible links to low back pain.

Kathryn Adams is registered with:
General Chiropractic Council,
British Chiropractic Association
College of Chiropractors (Licentiate member).
European Chiropractors Union
Sacro Occipital Technique Organisation (SOTO Europe)
Registered BUPA and AXA Chiropractor

Chiropractor - Lucy Steel, BSc MSc Doctor of Chiropractic

I enjoy treating patients of all ages, but my passion lies in the care of pregnant women, babies and children, and most of my post-graduate training has been in these areas.  I have two young daughters and so I have been able to benefit first hand from treatment while I was pregnant and I have treated both my daughters from when they were a few hours old!

I look forward to meeting new patients at Abbey Chiropractic and building up a busy family practice!I became interested in chiropractic after receiving chiropractic treatment for neck pain while studying at university.  My symptoms improved so well and chiropractic made so much sense to me that I decided to pursue a career in chiropractic.

I gained a degree in Human Biology from Leeds University and then went on to complete a Masters degree in Chiropractic at the University of Surrey.  I graduated in 2004 and since then I have worked in clinics in Windsor, Maidenhead and Crowthorne

Chiropractor - Elizabeth Garvey, BSc MSc 

Following a degree in Psychology and a career in sales and marketing, I made a career change into the Chiropractic profession. I have been working at Abbey Chiropractic Clinic since I graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales.

My passion for health, the human body and for helping people is what urged me to make the decision to become a chiropractor. Having had problems with my back through Gymnastics, I am acutely aware of the difference that Chiropractic can make to peoples lives. I enjoy treating patients of all ages and love educating people on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle

Sports Massage Therapist - Claire-Marie Selwood 

I have always enjoyed playing sports and being active so I know how upsetting it can be when an injury or pain stops you from doing what you love.
I enjoy playing hockey, golf and more recently have taken up mountain biking with my husband Andrew.
My interest in sports massage and soft tissue therapy came from my own experiences of recovering from sports injuries. I also suffered a whiplash injury in my early twenties and the treatments I received at the time really made a huge difference to everyday life.
I now have a BETEC Diploma (Level 5) in Sports, Remedial and Clinical Massage from the Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM).  I really feel that the skills and knowledge I have gained allow me to genuinely help people experiencing a wide variety of Musculoskeletal problems.

Claire-Marie offers 30 and 60 minute appointment times at the Reading Chiropractic Clinic on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings


Counsellor and Hypnotherapist - Janet Vinall

I have qualified both as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and a hypnotherapist .I have a positive, optimistic and enthusiastic approach to life, with a firm understanding of the problems it can bring and also the solutions that can be found.

My approach to counselling is an integrative one using a range of therapies and multi-modal approach. One size does not fit all and this allows a flexibile “working together “ approach where therapy is tailoredspecially for you. I have a special interest in helping with bereavement, depression and anxiety.

As an accredited Hypnotherapist I am able to offer a FREE 45 Minute consultation to discuss how this safe, effective, drug free approach may help with anxiety, low self esteem, pain management, stress, depression, relaxation, and panic attacks.

I am also able to offer gastric band hypnotherapy, a procedure used to suggest to the subconscious that you have had a a gastric band fitted around your stomach. 

Jan is available at the Reading Chiropractic Clinic on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapist - Alice Cochrane

PG Dip Mental Health Practitioner Studies, PD Dip CBT (IAPT Pathway), BABCP Accredited Member

Alice is an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist who has worked in both primary and secondary mental healthcare settings. She has experience using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Third Wave CBT such as mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.

"I have a strong belief that psychological therapies offer people the chance to develop skills so that they can negotiate life a little easier. I am passionate about the usefulness of CBT and recommend DBT to help people;e understand the development of their difficulties, what is maintaining them and in developing skills to deal with difficult emotions and thoughts. My aim is for clients to learn the tools to become their own therapist."

For all bookings at the Reading Chiropractic Clinic please Telephone 01865 920077

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Practice Manager and Indian Head Massage Therapist- Maureen Fernandes

Maureen is our experienced Practice Manager and welcoming face to our patients. Having worked chiefly in Chiropractic Clinics for the last 12 years, she brings a wealth of experience to the clinic.

She additionally brings her skills to the clinic as a Complementary Medical Association trained, Indian Head Massage Therapist. 

This is a gentle and effective treatment, with or without nourishing oils, which may help alleviate

  • Stress
  • Muscular Tension in neck and shoulders
  • Headaches related to neck tension
  • Insommnia

Maureen offers 30 or 50 minute appointments at the clinic

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