Our Team

Reception

Brenda O'Neill Tracy Brown Cher Bell-Smith Katie McKeown

Brenda O'Neill
Practice Manager

Tracy Brown

Cher Bell-Smith

Katie McKeown

Chiropractic Doctors

James BloomDr James Bloom

James Bloom (Doctor of Chiropractic, MChiro, DC) graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. James joined the clinic in 2005 after working for a year in a busy clinic North-West London. James is very enthusiastic about chiropractic and how it can benefit both himself and his patients.

James takes a wellness approach to a person's care, aiming to improve and benefit their overall health rather than just relieving their pain.

Since graduating he has completed a course in Acupuncture - Dry Needling for muscular disorders, and is also currently studying sacro-occipital technique. He has a keen interest in sports injuries and paediatrics, and regularly attends educational courses to further his knowledge.

Francesca MinischettiDr Francesca Minischetti

Francesca speaks Italian and German.

Francesca was born in Italy, graduated from The Anglo European Chiropractic College, Bournemouth with a Masters degree in 2001.

Francesca has worked in private practice between the UK and Italy since graduating.

She is skilled in several Chiropractic techniques and has a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation, which allows her to treat a whole range of spinal problems.

Francesca has a special interest in the treatment of pregnant women and children.

Shaheeda ChowdhuryDr Shaheeda Chowdhury

Shaheeda speaks Bengali.

Shaheeda graduated from the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey in 2004 with a Masters degree in Chiropractic, after completing an undergraduate honours degree in Biomedical Science.

Shaheeda regularly attends conferences and seminars with a keen interest in health promotion, sports rehabilitation and Paediatrics. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a Member of the British Chiropractic Association and an Associate Member of the College of Chiropractors.

Shaheeda adopts an integrated approach to treatment: she combines specific manipulative therapy, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation along with advice on nutrition and ergonomics.

After work Shaheeda enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Nick MetcalfeDr Nick Metcalfe

Nick graduated with distinction from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. He was introduced to chiropractic at an early age, as many of his extended family are chiropractors, including his father.
He thoroughly enjoys working in such a patient-focussed healthcare profession.

Nick has rowed at national and international level, and is now a general sports enthusiast. Not only does he enjoy treating sports injuries, but he finds enormous benefit from tackling the wider spectrum of aches and pains.
He always aims to find the precise location of any discomfort and discover what factors may have caused it.

By working together with each patient, he hopes to alleviate their symptoms, improve their function and reduce the chance of it recurring. Nick's enthusiasm and care is greatly appreciated by his patients.

Chiropody/Podiatry

Hema PatelHema Patel

Hema has worked in private practice since qualifying as a Podiatrist/Chiropodist from Northampton School of Podiatry and is registered with the Health Professional Council. Her key interests are in biomechanics and Verruccae treatments. She firmly believes in Continuous Professional Development as a way of keeping updated on new treatments and developments within the profession. She likes to promote various issues and new research that comes to light through lecturing at seminars. Hema is extremely passionate about podiatry and would like to see advances in homeopathic podiatry. She is working actively to increase her knowledge in this area.

As well as having a full time career she is a leader at a local Brownie pack and teaches maths to students in need of extra support.

Hema enjoys working in a multi disciplinary environment and believes this to be a healthy change in the way people perceive healthcare, as it allows for patients to get the best possible treatment. As well as mutually beneficial for the practitioners who can learn from each other. Healthy comfortable feet should be within everyone's reach and Hema believes this target to be attainable; her enthusiasm is as contagious as is her positive attitude towards podiatry.

Acupuncture

Magdalena LiusMagdalena Lius MBAcC

BSc (Hons) Trad. Chinese Medicine - Acupunture Dip. Patent Chinese Herbal Medicine
ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Massage Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Magdalena also speaks Swedish.

Magdalena is an experienced acupuncturist and has worked within the field of complimentary healthcare since 1998. She started as a massage therapist and then went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture. After completing her acupuncture degree in 2002 she has worked within a wide variety of clinical settings. She has amongst other things worked as an assistant supervisor in the university clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture. Magdalena ensures she attends regular seminars and post-graduate training to continuously develop and update her knowledge.

Magdalena has travelled extensively in India, Nepal and Thailand where she has taken the opportunity to study different treatment methods to incorporate into her practise. She also practised acupuncture for 6 months in the North of India.

Magdalena takes a particular interest in infertility and pregnancy and has attended several courses in infertility and obstetric acupuncture. She is a member of the London Acupuncture Childbirth team (www.actlondon.org.uk).

Magdalena puts a strong emphasis on treating the individual and an acupuncture treatment is often combined with massage, cupping and herbal remedies depending on the individual's needs. She has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of conditions. The more common ailments include migraine, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, low energy, low immune system, muscular aches and pains, mood swings, PMS, infertility, pregnancy, menopause.

Acupuncture/Massage

Charlotte MorganCharlotte Morgan

T.C.M. Acupuncture Mem BAcC.Dip. I.T.E.C.
Holistic Massage

Charlotte began her career as a massage therapist in 1996, she worked in private practice for two years during which time she attended various workshops and learnt a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage and basic Shiatsu.

She developed an interest in yoga whilst travelling extensively in India, and became increasingly aware of the "eastern" approach to health and healing. This prompted her to begin training as an Acupuncturist in 1998, including extra studies in Qi Gong Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage) further developing her interest in "hands on approach", but using the T.C.M (Traditional Chinese Medicine methodology. She qualified in T.C.M. Acupuncture in 2003.

Charlotte began working at the Islington Chiropractic Clinic in 2005, she primarily works as a "body worker" in the clinic specialising in muscular skeletal conditions. She takes a holistic approach and incorporates nutrition, stretching and lifestyle advice from both eastern and western traditions.

Charlotte is currently studying to become a Yoga teacher so that she can offer further practical support to her clients for sustaining good physical health.

Victoria KirkwoodVictoria Kirkwood

BSc (Hons) Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture
APNT Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
ITM/Wat Po Thai Traditional Massage
IEB Aromatherapy
Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Victoria has practised and taught massage for over 20 years working in private practice, Five Star Spas and Substance rehabilitation units. She has continuously updated her skills training in Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology and Yoga teaching, and studied Thai massage extensively at temples and schools in Thailand. She synthesises elements of all these physical therapy approaches in her treatments.

Victoria completed a three year Acupuncture degree in 2005, and has taken post-graduate courses in the treatment of Substance Misuse, the Spine, Obesity, Allergies, Infertility and Facial Revitalisation. Chinese Medicine training includes elements of Nutrition and ancient wisdom regarding 'lifestyle' and health preservation. Victoria's intention is to use a multi-disciplined approach to enable individuals to look after their own physical and psychological well being, ideally using complementary therapies as a preventative as well as for acute conditions. She is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions from back pain to depression and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Homeopath

Jennifer HautmanJennifer Hautman

BA (Hons), MA, BSc (Hons)RS Hom
Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths

Jennifer qualified in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Homeopathy from the University of Westminster School of Integrated Health after five years of training. This was the first homeopathy course in Europe to attain degree status in 1996 and included a minimum of 300 hours spent in a teaching clinic as well as the study of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis. She has since worked in a clinic based at the Crossroads Women's Centre in Kentish Town where women asylum seekers and others who have survived various forms of trauma and torture can receive help that would not otherwise be available elsewhere. She has witnessed first hand how homeopathy has helped so many people to overcome their difficulties and rebuild their lives.

As a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths, the largest professional body in the field, she abides by its Code of Ethics and Practice and is committed to continuing her professional skills by regularly attending seminars, conferences, supervision and training courses. She has seen people with a wide range of conditions benefit from homeopathy - conditions such as: skin complaints, arthritis, after effects of injuries, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, grief, allergies, menstrual and hormonal difficulties, childhood diseases, pregnancy, birth and infertility. She has also experienced homeopathy to be very useful to those who have suffered a deep emotional trauma from events such as war, rape, violence, bereavement or relationships breakdown.

She is passionate about holistic healthcare, and her enthusiasm is infectious. In her experience, homeopathy has the potential to be a catalyst for restoring balance from within. She considers patient involvement to be a central component of treatment, and enjoys working collaboratively with each individual, seeking together to raise levels of health, restoring well-being, safely and effectively.

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