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MEET THE TEAM

Our Chiropractors:

Polly Hand - Registered Chiropractor & Doula
MChiro, DC, LCC

Polly Hand is a Chiropractor and Doula based in Balham and South West London. She has a passion for helping people achieve optimum health through Chiropractic and healthy living.

Polly has been practising in Balham since 2009, helping people achieve optimum wellness through Chiropractic care and lifestyle advice. In March 2013 she set up Chiropractic By Hand.

Polly has a special interest in all things pregnancy and baby-related and likes to take a holistic approach to each and every patient, ensuring patient-centred care. She enjoys a busy Paediatric base due to her gentle technique approaches, Cranio-Sacral techniques and applying her knowledge gained from her work as a Doula.

Doula Care
Polly practises as both a birth and a post-natal Doula. She trained with Nurturing Birth in 2012 and thoroughly enjoys helping new parents on their journey.

 

Nicole Harris - Registered Chiropractor
MChiro

Nicole first discovered an interest in manual therapy after caring for her father during an illness, which inspired her to pursue a career in Chiropractic. She undertook a four year Master’s degree in chiropractic at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and was working in a clinic in Cardiff before moving to London and joining Chiropractic by Hand. 

As a keen horse rider and yoga enthusiast, she is especially interested how the body functions and in the rehabilitation of sport injuries, as well as care of the older generation. Nicole is committed to learning as much as she can and about chiropractic care in an effort to help as many people as possible develop their bodies to their best and find their optimum level of functioning.

 

Richard De Bois - Registered Chiropractor, Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Acupuncturist

After having been involved in the sports and fitness industries in Australia both as a Gymnastics Coach and Personal Trainer for many years - Richard first took the leap into the healthcare profession by qualifying as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. He then developed a passion for musculoskeletal medicine and was encouraged to study Chiropractic because Chiropractors are the specialists in this field. Richard decided to enrol in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at Macquarie University Sydney and graduated with the Vice Chancelor's Commendation for academic excellence.

Never to shy away from a challenge, Richard then moved with his family to France where he continued his chiropractic studies in French, a language that was both new and foreign to him. At the completion of the 6 year degree, he finally graduated as a Chiropractor before working in France combining skills in Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

Now settled in London Richard is excited to join the team at Chiropractic by Hand where he looks forward to assisting patients with their health needs.

 

 

Our Other Therapists:

Claire King – Massage Treatments
Claire qualified in ITEC Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology at Morley College, London in 2003. Claire then went on to become a teaching assistant on the course and whilst teaching started her private practice and continued her bodywork studies, qualifying in 2004/05 in Indian Head Massage, Seated Acupressure, Baby Massage teaching qualification and a City & Guilds in Sports Massage.

 

 

 

Lucinda Peyton-Jones – EFT & Reiki Treatments 
Lucinda is a trained practitioner and a professional member of AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) and the Reiki Federation. She is a certified practitioner of ear candling and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).Lucinda has worked for many years as a volunteer healer in the Radiotherapy Unit at London College Hospital, and the Chemotherapy Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight. She also works with clients of the Chai Cancer support group and Trinity Hospice in SW London as well as many private and corporate clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley Bidwell - Reflexology
Hayley is a fully insured Member of the Association of Reflexologists, with a Distinction in both Anatomy and Physiology, and Clinical Reflexology. Hayley's continual professional developement includes firstly Facial Reflexology- The Bergman Meathod. Mentored by Ziggie Bergman herself, Ziggie is the leading expert and teacher of Bergman Method Facial Reflexology in the UK and Ireland. And secondly, Pregnancy Reflexology- Mentored by Louise Keet who has been described by Mail on Sunday as 'Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner'.
 
Bidwell Reflexology offers tailored treatment plans to ensure you are receiving the very best in complimentary therapy. Hayley's focus is to reduce stress and tension, relaxing you on a deeper alpha level. Reflexology can trigger an involuntary responce to stimuli of the reflex points that will encourage self healing through increased blood, lymph and nerve flow.

 

 

 

 

 

Lissa Leader  - Nutritional Therapy
Lissa Leader is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, (CNM) in London. Lissa believes that good nutrition can help to restore balance in the body by addressing digestive issues and any nutritional imbalances that could be impeding a route to optimum health and vitality. Lissa offers a pragmatic and individually tailored approach to help you re-shape your diet and lifestyle.

opening Hours

  • MON 3.00PM - 9.00PM
  • TUE 7.30AM - 9.00PM
  • WED 7.30AM - 9.00PM
  • THU 7.30AM - 9.00PM
  • FRI 7.30AM - 8.00PM
  • SAT 8.30AM - 12.30PM

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