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).
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.