About us

The Newton Abbot Chiropractic Centre is a family run clinic that has been established since 1992 in Devon Square in Newton Abbot. We have a wealth of experience from helping over twenty thousand patients by providing a first class chiropractic service.

Our clinic

We have first class modern and bright facilities with plenty of parking, easy access, disabled parking, extended opening hours and we are the only clinic in the area with in-house X-ray facilities.

Our disabled parking (2 spaces) is in front of the building with car access to the right.

Our extended parking (14 spaces) is to the left of the building.

Our team

Chiropractors

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw

MChiro., DC.

I first became interested in the health of the musculo-skeletal system whilst working in the field of spinal rehabilitation/personal training in Newton Abbot, but soon realised my passion to help people improve their physical function, lay in becoming a chiropractor.

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Five Years later in 2010, I graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and for a short time worked in Barnstaple, before taking up a position here at Newton Abbot Chiropractic Centre in 2011. Specialising in the general practice of Chiropractic, I utilise spinal manipulative therapy, massage, Kinesiology taping, acupuncture (dry needling) and ergonomic/exercise advice to treat a vast spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders from chronic arthritic conditions to sports injuries.

I am a family man, who if time allows, like nothing better than keeping fit by either running, cycling or going to the gym. With my involvement in sports I have gained a greater understanding of both acute and chronic conditions in this area.

Melanie Carpenter

Melanie Carpenter

MRCC., DC.

I have developed my skills in General Chiropractic care over the past 35 years. I graduated from the Anglo-European Chiropractic College in Bournemouth in 1988 and returned to my home town of Newton Abbot to work, setting up the Newton Abbot Chiropractic Centre in 1992.

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My practice is broad based and even after 35 years, I still enjoy every minute in practice. I have developed a busy family practice and thrive on the many challenges posed by all the different age groups I treat, from 0-99!! I vary my approach to suit every patient’s needs but predominantly use Diversified technique (the most widely used amongst Chiropractors) and add to this by utilising massage and long wave ultrasound to relax musculature. I am also qualified in dry needling.

I am passionate about continually updating my knowledge and skills to remain at the forefront of chiropractic care. Having an interest in rehabilitation, I particularly like advising and teaching patients how they can look after themselves as well as treating them in the clinic. I enjoy family time, reading and all things vintage.

Chantelle Edmonds

Chantelle Edmonds

BSc., MRCC., DC.

Chantelle qualified as a Chiropractor in 1996 and has worked at the Newton Abbot Chiropractic Centre since 1997. She is a member of the BCA (British Chiropractic Association) and the RCC (Royal College of Chiropractors).

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During this time Chantelle has undergone a magnitude of wide-ranging postgraduate education to further enhance her skill set in helping patients. These include Dry Needling (musculoskeletal acupuncture), SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique), and various Paediatric courses, amongst others. However, by far her most utilised therapy technique in recent years is in Rehabilitation.

Chantelle says, “After providing symptomatic relief through our effective hands-on Chiropractic techniques, I believe it is most important that the patientʼs nervous system relearns some of the motor control that may have been lacking, often through an old trauma. This requires frequently working on improving areas that might not seem  directly related to the problem, like Breathing patterns or foot dysfunction.”

Chantelle often uses Kinesiotaping with specific exercises to facilitate improved function and create newly enhanced awareness of movement. “ Relearning efficient movement patterns and creating a locus of control and confidence within the patient is a powerful change to implement. This can go a long way to limiting chronicity and recurrent painful episodes.” This is why Chantelleʼs treatment room is full of exercise bands, balls and foam rollers. No one leaves without some form of home exercise to reinforce the new movement pathways. This approach can benefit patients of all ages
as the nervous system is always open to change.

Chantelle is currently studying the DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation) Course modules and hopes to become a certified Practitioner in the years to come.

In her spare time Chantelle is busy with her two daughters, being a Mum taxi to their various activities and clubs, and walking two boisterous dogs. She is also a keen advocate for healthy eating and spends a lot of time in the kitchen meal prepping,
experimenting and organising the family meals.

Clinic team

Per Kittisford

Per

Practice Manager

Cathy

Reception Manager

Helen

Clinic Assistant

Adel

Clinic Assistant

Anna

Clinic Assistant

Laura

Laura

Clinic Assistant

Wendy

Wendy

Clinic Assistant