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grey divider Chiropractor, Greater Manchester, Fay Sidebottom

Fay Waiting – Doctor of Chiropractic

BSc (Hons), MSc, DC

Growing up on a working family farm, I have always been aware of the need to take an active role in my health and wellbeing. I had never really heard of a Chiropractor until during my A level studies when I undertook some reception work at a Chiropractic clinic. The combination of both learning about Chiropractic, and seeing the obvious benefits to patient’s health was the turning point in my life. I realised that Chiropractic was the perfect career choice I had been looking for. I enrolled and studied at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, where I graduated with distinction and was awarded the European Chiropractors’ Union prize for being the ‘Graduate of the year’. Since finishing University, I have undertaken further training focusing on Chiropractic care for pregnant women, babies and children. This is an area which holds a particular interest for myself, and I practice a variety of treatment techniques including cranial work and the Webster-Breech Protocol. I have also completed further specific training in dry needling, treating temporomandiublar joint disorders (TMJ) and extremity complaints (shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists etc.). Read more »

Outside of work I have a keen interest in sports and regularly run, cycle and horse ride. Having competed in numerous events including two marathons, several half marathons, fell runs, and long distance cycle rides, I understand the frustration of injuries and the impact they can have on a training schedule. I enjoy working with athletes of all ages and ability to get them performing at the best of their potential. I have successfully treated walkers, runners, cyclists, golfers, rugby players, footballers, horse riders and weight lifters amongst many others. So whether you are training for an iron man or simply want to be able to do the ironing without pain, I aim to get you performing to the top of your game. Marple is my home town, and I love having the opportunity to help and educate our local community, by offering an alternative choice to simply ‘putting up with’ complaints, or masking symptoms without getting to the underlying cause. Additionally, I believe it is important for patients to take an active role in their own recovery, and will give ongoing advice regarding exercise and nutrition throughout the treatment plan. As a Chiropractor, one of the most satisfying aspects is seeing the difference in the quality of a patient’s life by getting them involved in their own healthcare. So if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call, or get booked in and we can get started on your journey to optimum health.

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Kerry Labuschagne – Doctor of Chiropractic

BSc (Hons), MSc, DC

My first experience of chiropractic was when I was 14 years old. As an amateur swimmer my coach used to get a chiropractor to adjust us before we swam our races. I became fascinated as to why an adjustment of my spine would make me swim better. Years later I decided to study chiropractic at the Durban University of Technology. Since then I have enjoyed furthering my studies in various chiropractic techniques, particularly NeuroImpulse Protocol, which is a gentle technique initially developed for treating babies. I am also currently studying Functional Neurology with the Carrick Institute. On a personal note I love being active, swimming, participating in triathlons, hiking and going to the gym. I enjoy good food, and feeling healthy. If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you, please give us a call, I would be more than happy to answer any questions.

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Cornelius Musonda – Sports/Orthotics Therapist

I was born in Zambia, central Africa and this is where I first began playing squash. My love of the sport increased and I began to play professionally. I have been lucky enough to represent Zambia in many major competitions including the commonwealth games. Unfortunately I suddenly found myself injured and not knowing quite what to do. I’d always had a very keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation and it was while researching my own injury that I stumbled upon the idea of studying as a sports therapist. Little did I know that from my own shoulder injury the career that was to shape my life was starting to grow. In 2006 I became a fully qualified sports therapist. I specialise in deep tissue sports massage, sports injuries and rehabilitation, neck and back pain, muscular and joint injuries, posture correction and orthotics. Having been injured myself I believe it gives me a wide understanding of the stresses and strains that chronic and acute pain can put on not only the body but also our mental health. I believe that chiropractic treatments and deep tissue manipulation work in harmony with each other and are now proven to have enormous benefits. We must listen to our bodies and service and maintain them as we do our cars without a second thought. Resorting to pain killing medication time after time is simply a quick fix to mask the pain but by doing so we ignore the underlying reason or cause. I now have regular treatments once a week to help maintain a healthy mind/body balance. There is no need to wait until an injury happens. Simply having a deep tissue massage once a week helps release the build up of toxins in our body, revives us and gives our immune system a great boost.   divider

Dr Imran Ali, Doctor of Chiropractic DC (MChiro)

Dr Imran Ali Stockport Chiropractic Health Centres

From an early age, Dr Imran has had a keen interest in health, nutrition and sporting activities. He has played competitive cricket throughout his life until he suffered a debilitating back injury. This introduced the rewarding effects of chiropractic treatments which he found to be life changing and resulted in him pursuing it as a career.Dr Imran happily graduated from the Welsh Institute Of Chiropractic (University of South Wales) with a Distinction and has been changing lives ever since. He believes that the body can heal itself and self-regulate providing there is no physical, chemical and emotional interference. His positive approach includes his firm belief that the body is designed to be healthy and should be able to function to its optimal potential reassuring patients who feel unwell. Dr Imran understands the importance of keeping up to date with the latest research and education. He travels around the world to attend many courses and seminars on the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic. Dr Imran has a keen interest to work with people of all ages and believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. His adjustments include the use of Diversified Techniques and he has perfected The Activator Methods Technique (Low force Technique). His passion for assisting patients of all ages has led him to be qualified in Dry needling (Acupuncture) alongside with Kinesio Taping. Dr Imran aspires to educate and lead patients towards better health naturally through chiropractic care. His mission is to increase awareness that spinal care and maintenance treatment are vital. Dr Imran‘s vision is to see chiropractic care as the first choice in a patient’s quest for optimum health!


Dr Dez Zadvirna – Doctor of ChiropracticDr Dez Zadvirna Marple Stockport Chiropractic Health Centres

Dez graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a Masters Degree with additional post graduate training in Acupuncture / Dry Needling.

With both parents having practiced medicine Dez naturally developed a keen interest in health and general wellness. What initially drew Dez to chiropractic was its all-encompassing approach in supporting musculoskeletal pain management.

Later, Dez realised that to achieve truly optimal results, diet, exercise, stress along with other factors need to be considered. By addressing the above alongside chiropractic care, the benefits can be long lasting. Dez is passionate about helping people enhance their health and well-being all round, treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including neck / lower back pain and headaches.


Dr Michael Wain – Doctor of Chiropractic Dr Michael Wain Marple Stockport Chiropractic Health Centres

Originally from South Africa Michael has always had a keen interest in Science, sports and the outdoors. Michael completed his first degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Following his first degree he turned his hand to Chiropractic after a chance encounter with a sports chiropractor on the Rugby field. He obtained his Masters degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. The biomechanical knowledge and understanding gained on his previous courses helps with the diagnosis and correction of mechanical issues. Combined with exercise prescription and rehabilitation no problem is insurmountable. Michael has further training in Gonstead, Thompson, Driversified and Dry Needling techniques. Michael can help with the assessment, correction and management of spinal complaints as well as knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.   divider


Dr Thomas Jarka Stockport Chiropractic Health Centres Neurolab Manchester

   Dr Thomas E. Jarka, DC, MS – Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Tom is a chiropractor from Missouri, USA whose passion lies within functional neurology and functional medicine.  He went to the University of Missouri-Columbia in the US and did his doctorate of chiropractic from Logan University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.  He is currently halfway through his specialty studies from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board along with the International Fellowship for Functional Neurology.  He is a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation and has extensive knowledge and specialty education from Apex Energetics in functional medicine and natural medicine for autoimmune conditions.  Dr. Tom moved to the UK in September of 2017 and has settled in Manchester with his wonderful wife Kara.  They have been married since April 2014 and plan to explore all of Europe and the rest of the world while they live here in Manchester.  Dr. Tom loves to read thriller/mystery novels, lift weights, go for ParkRuns on the weekend, and is a movie nerd.  He truly has a passion for educating the public about health conditions and natural alternatives for various chronic conditions, and plans to pursue teaching/continuing education for functional neurology to fellow practitioners, both in the medical community and the chiropractic community.



Jordan – Personal Trainer

Jordan is much more than a Personal Trainer; he is a Spinal and Postural Specialist. With Jordan you can reach your goals, and go beyond them. His rehabilitation sessions for patients and the general public are tailored to suit individual need. Jordan focuses on correct posture, breathing with movement, specific exercises to strengthen the core, improve your fitness, functionality, range of movement and quality of life. Jordan is an award-winning professional dancer, dance teacher and personal trainer with over 10 years of experience, and a background in Latin dance. His passion for health and fitness inspires his clients, as well as his dedication to providing an enjoyable experience. Workouts with Jordan are always good fun, and the results are obvious. His excellent knowledge of anatomy, and unique approach to fitness, makes training with Jordan an experience not to be missed. Reflected in the glowing reviews he receives, and the long-term clients who still see him on a weekly basis, is the excellent value his sessions provide. Jordan dedicates a lot of his time to planning his lessons and classes, coming up with fresh, original content, as well as researching new techniques and expanding his knowledge of anatomy, nutrition and health. Inspired the amazing Chiropractors at our Health Centres, Jordan is currently in Year 1 of University, embarking on 5 year’s of study to become a Doctor of Chiropractic himself. With his cutting edge knowledge, infectious passion, energy and enthusiasm, you can reach your health goals!


Ruth Rose – Stockport Clinic Manager & Yoga Instructor

Ruth Rose Yoga My name is Ruth. I’m an experienced yoga teacher with a passion for people. Yoga is for absolutely everyone, not just the young or flexible. Yogic breathing techniques, relaxation, meditation and movement with correct posture can aid the individual in all aspects of life. My medical background and extensive study in anatomy, yoga and health help me to provide an excellent service to my clients. Regardless of what your background is, or your current lifestyle, I have a way to help improve your quality of life. I teach my own unique style of yoga, inspired by Iyengar’s focus on alignment and posture, the musical flow of Vinyasa, and also Hatha meditation and relaxation. I am very knowledgeable about the human body and mind, but as they say “teaching is learning, twice” and I am always learning something new. I keep my finger on the pulse of the yogi world, always coming up with fresh and invigorating lesson plans. I keep my classes small, just 6 people per class, so I can give special attention to my students like a private lesson. Everybody is different, not one size fits all, so my classes are mixed ability with a level given to suit all; from absolute beginners to advanced students. I also teach Ballet Yoga, a unique blend of ballet dance techniques and yoga. With these classes you can improve your agility, coordination, strength, flexibility and range of movement. Enjoy your fitness journey with my continuous support, taking you from the basics to a higher level.


Maria Farah – Massage Therapist

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