Meet the team

“Incredibly nice staff – really helpful and thorough” – Jordon

THE CHIROPRACTIC TEAM

We have spent our careers as chiropractors supporting the health of our local communities

Alison Rigby DC

Many of my patients are self employed within a rural community where injury and illness can have an enormous effect on the livelihood of their families. The success in providing the most appropriate successful long term outcomes for my patients as such gives me considerable personal satisfaction.I am a graduate of the Anglo-European Chiropractic College and have been a a full time chiropractor and for the last 30 years.

​I love the work that I do and I think my dedication and drive has helped me create a very successful small rural practice.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to make a difference to my patients and to provide support to the community.

​I own, run and manage the Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic, which I have built up into a successful patient orientated practice delivering a range of MSK treatments in the predominantly rural South Somerset catchment area. Outside of my own practice I have been actively involved in wider patient care and support to the community and over the last 20 years have provided NHS funded chiropractic care for patients at Stalbridge surgery. I currently divide my time between managing and practicing in my own clinic and two local GP’s surgeries where I supply private chiropractic care in support of their local patient health requirements.

​I am a member of the British Chiropractic Association and am registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

“I have been seeing Alison on and off since childhood, she’s always been there to help me whenever I injure myself/fall off horses! She’s also treated most of my family, we all highly recommend!”

Emily

Emma Brown BSc DC

Emma graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. Prior to her 4 year chiropractic degree she did a 3 year degree in Clinical exercise Science. Throughout her degree, she enjoyed working closely with a local rugby team as a pitch-side assistant, dealing with a variety of sports injuries and conditions.

Emma also worked as a carer in local care homes in Bournemouth which she loved.

​She is originally from Exeter but in the last 7 years has made Bournemouth her home. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors and loves Yoga.

OUR SUPPORTING TEAM

A wide spectrum of supporting health experts

Sorrel de la Hey – Yoga and Massage

Sorrel is a massage therapist, bodyworker and yoga teacher with a keen interest in anatomy, movement and injury prevention/rehabilitation.

Sorrel offers group yoga classes that take place in our airy studio. However if you prefer not to commit to a group you can enjoy a one to one session with Sorrel.

Please contact the clinic should you want any further information or to book an appointment.

Alana Steer – Sports Massage

In 2016 I decided to combine my interests in Sports, Science and Human Biology to study Sports Massage. During my studies in Cardiff, I worked closely with the Royal Marines, the Police Force and various Athletes in South Wales. The thought of being able to help patients prevent injuries and relieve painful muscles and joints is something that is extremely rewarding to me. Sports Massage has allowed me to meet new people and help them with maintaining their overall health, relieve them of stress and increase their mobility.All these components can help patients improve their performance and ability. Following a patient’s progress through assessments and consultations is satisfying to know I have played a part in their recovery or next sporting achievement.

​All treatments include an in-depth consultation to ensure a personal treatment plan set to suit your own needs and expectations. I am currently available for appointments in the Wincanton Clinic on Saturday mornings. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.

Caroline Newton-Brady BSc – Massage & Complimentary Therapy

Caroline does aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, reflexology and pregnancy massage. All treatments include a consultation, treatment plan and aftercare advice to ensure a personalised treatment.

I am currently available for appointments from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am until 3pm. Other days and times may be available on request.

​All treatments include an in-depth consultation to ensure a personal treatment plan set to suit your own needs and expectations. I am currently available for appointments in the Wincanton Clinic on Saturday mornings. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.

Emma Rickards-Tilley BSc(Hons) LicAc PaedMBAcC- Acupuncturist

Emma graduated after studying for 4 years from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, Berkshire obtaining her degree in Acupuncture. She then went on to train for a further year in Paediatric Acupuncture and has become passionate about providing effective treatments for babies and children. Having treated her own children with Acupuncture she has experienced first hand the beneficial effects on a variety of childhood conditions. Emma also specialises in male and female fertility, pregnancy and the post-partum period.

Emma’s extensive training includes other techniques used in Chinese Medicine such as cupping, moxabustion, gusha, tuina, kinesiology taping, auricular and electro-acupuncture.

To enquire or make a booking please call 07825224853 or email erickardstilley@gmail.com

Zane Eglite – Pilates & Yoga

I became a teacher in 2011 where I developed my interest in both Yoga and Pilates gaining professional qualifications in Latvia. Subsequently, I resat these examinations in the United Kingdom where I qualified with credits.

My interests and passion are dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance and the musicals. I also believe in a healthy lifestyle, which is not just good and healthy for our bodies but beneficial in the context of the overall environment. Both together and individually everyone can make this world a better place for us all and future generations to live in and enjoy.

Qualifications:

  • Member of CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)
  • Yoga course in India, Trika Art ashram (2017)
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (QCF)
  • CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
  • Course in Basic Life Support and the use of Automated External Defibrillator
  • Hatha Yoga courses and retreats in Latvia, India
  • Pilates Instructor training courses at three levels in Latvia
  • Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Choreography faculty, Dance Teacher and Choreographer
  • Latvian Culture School, Dance Teacher

My family and I made a decision to move to the beautiful county of Somerset where I have continued with my work. During my years in practice I have seen positive results in both physical and mental conditions.

I have a particular interest in working with mental health, addiction and depression, using ear acupuncture as well as the body points. I believe acupuncture can also be invaluable for musculoskeletal conditions as it relaxes muscles and can ease a lot of pain.

I enjoy teaching yoga, which is an amazing way to relax, rehabilitate and strengthen the body. Practiced regularly it will help to maintain health and well being, and support any number of injuries or ailments.
I am now delighted to be able to join the team at Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic and offer my services in both acupuncture and yoga.

Chris Giles – Yoga

Chris has a background and variety of professional, competitive and leisurely sport and endurance events, enabling an extensive feel and knowledge of the movements that most sports present. He has a passion for correcting movement patterns to reduce injuries, increase efficiency and longevity for the sports we love doing. His Yoga inspired work aims to help athletes increase range of motion (flexibility), torso stability (core strength) and strength. Whilst his sessions involve a subtle focus on the psychological and wellbeing benefits from mindful yoga and breathwork, the main emphasis is the physical benefits to your sporting performance and body for day to day life.

www.yoga4sport.org
Yoga4Sport – Chris Giles (Facebook Page)

  • Chris’s sporting experience:
  • Yoga for Athletes Coach
  • Ex Professional Footballer
  • Current competing Triathlete (Sprint to Ironman)
  • Open Water Endurance Swimmer (10km)
  • Professional Sports Coach (Football, Tennis, Triathlon, Cricket)
  • Personal Trainer Strength and Fitness Coach
  • L4 Psychology in Sport

Steve Robinson MBACP(Accred) – Physchotherapy

During times in our life we can experience difficulties that are hard to overcome.

I offer therapy that is tailored to you to enable you to overcome your difficulties and live a more fulfilling life. Together we can tailor the way we work to your individual needs; however diverse they may be.

I understand that it can be a very brave thing to do to reach out for help and will ensure that I respect you as a person and be understanding of your needs to help you, If you feel I could help, why not get in touch.

​I also provide educational talks to groups on issues around stress, relaxation, emotional wellbeing and coping with life events. and specialised emotional support groups for various organisations.