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Meet the Team at 1st Chiropractic Centres

Our Chiropractors


Our Practitioners

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Tom Farres, Sports Rehabilitation Therapist BSc (Hons) GSR

Tom graduated with a BSc Honours in Sports Rehabilitation from St Marys. Tom’s specialties include sports massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling and athletic taping. He also has extensive knowledge in exercise prescription, especially in injury rehabilitation. Tom works at 1st Chiropractic Centres on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.

Nicola Bishop, Massage Therapist

Nicola Bishop, Sports Therapist BSc (Hons), MSST

Having grown up in Yateley and attended Yateley School and Sixth Form, Nicki then went on to study at The University of Teesside graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy. Sports therapy concentrates on prevention of the injury as well as the rehabilitation. This can be achieved through sports massage, taping, exercise rehabilitation, stretching and Pilates, of which Nicki has been an instructor for over 10 years. She gets huge satisfaction from her work when her patients achieve their goal: whether that be competing in a 10k race pain free or not suffering from migraines anymore. Outside of work, Nicki is kept busy with 2 young boys and a dog but also makes time to run and train for Triathlon. Nicki works at 1st Chiropractic Centres on Tuesdays.

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Matthew Barson, Co-Owner/Sports Massage Therapist

Matthew is Co-Owner of the Clinic with his wife and business partner Emma. As well as running the company operations he is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist. He has always had a passion for helping others get fit and healthy, bringing his patient-focused approach to treatment whilst expanding our range of health & wellness services and values. Sports massage is not just for sports people, your occupation and day to day activities can affect your posture, causing niggles, pain, and decreased range of movement.

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Julia, Relaxation Massage Therapist

Julia has had a love for Massage since she was a child, receiving treatment when she was a Table Tennis player in Israel. She enjoyed it after some energetic training sessions and having first hand experience of how much massage effects recovery. It always amazed me what you can discover and also help people only by touch. She finished remedial massage which included Swedish massage as well as manual lymphatic drainage course in Godelman International College and Clinic of Complementary Medicine. I started as a massage therapist at a Gym in addition to my own clinic at home and have a great level of experience within all walks of life. I ​enjoy relaxing my patients with a wonderful experience.

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Kim Pelham, Pilates Instructor

Kim started doing Pilates after she suffered disc bulges in her lower back after giving birth. She had injections, physiotherapy and with the threat of surgery, someone suggested Pilates. Kim is grateful to Pilates for giving her life back and after experiencing first hand the benefits of Pilates was keen to help others.Kim achieved a YMCA (CYQ) Level 3 Pilates qualification and loved learning the anatomy and the clinical side of Pilates. Kim has also done a course on Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Hypermobility and Pilates.


Our Receptionists

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My background was in domiciliary care and I’ve been here with the clinics for 10 years. I am a local and have seen Yateley grow from a small Village to a small Town in the last 20 years. Interest are Travelling, reading, gardening and cooking. You will usually spot me from my coloured hair!

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Brigitte is a local Yateley resident who has 15 years of working experience in the Health and Fitness industry. She has been a regular patient herself at the 1st Chiropractic Centres so it was a welcome opportunity to be offered the role of Receptionist after many years of being looked after by the team herself. She loves the daily interaction with patients and seeing first hand the positive results. Brigitte is passionate about walking and cycling regularly in the beautiful surrounding countryside, Pilates Reformer classes and gardening.

Meet the Team at 1st Chiropractic Centres | 01276 681555