Spinavita Chiropractic is an award winning Chiropractic and Sports Therapy Clinic. This forward-thinking and innovative clinic brings together highly trained practitioners with complementary skills. Working together, they provide a range of services treating each patient as an individual.
For over the past 12 years Spinavita (originally called Hardwicke & Quedgeley Chiropractic Clinic) has treated over 5000 patients in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. From newborn babies to the elderly, we believe that we can help anyone in need, whether they are suffering from back pain in pregnancy or have suffered a sporting injury. We are here to help!
Meet The Team
Our team brings a wealth of experience in Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy and Massage.
Anna graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2007 and worked in multiple clinics before taking over the reins of Spinavita in 2011. She is a traditional Chiropractor using spinal manipulation and mobilisation skills as well as acupuncture, soft tissue techniques and kinesiotaping techniques.
Anna continues her professional development by attending conferences around the world and regularly embarking on new courses and seminars. She has previously spoken at the British Chiropractic Association annual conference and has worked as a Clinical Tutor at the University of South Wales.
Under our Elite Athlete Programme Anna treats and manages a number of high level athletes, working to enhance their sports performance or treating injuries. Anna also has a very large patient base of local patients that suffer with a wide range of problems from work related neck pain and headaches, chronic low back pain and acute sciatic pain.
In her spare time Anna practises regular yoga, loves walking her dog in the countryside, participating in high intensity exercise with a small group of friends and she loves to read. Anna has a husband who teaches at the local school, they have a young family which she enjoys spending time with, she especially loves to cook and bake for them.
Anna is registered with the GCC and is a member of the BCA and RCoC.
Jessica graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2017 and was awarded her Postgraduate Certificate in Chiropractic Professional Development from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2018.
She has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal complaints including those of a complex nature. She is a Diversified Chiropractor whose treatment style includes spinal manipulation and mobilisation techniques, soft tissue release, activator techniques, dry needling and functional rehabilitation exercises.
She enjoys establishing connections with her patients and helping them to reach their goals. She believes her main role is to support and guide her patients to living beyond pain and get them back doing what they love!
Treating the elderly and incorporating functional movement are two areas of particular interest for Jessica. It is her belief that everyone should be able to go about their day-to-day activities without fear of pain or injury.
She regularly engages in educational courses and focuses on expanding her knowledge-base to keep her at the top of her game. She enjoys reading research papers on a variety of topics and hopes to one day specialise in pain management.
When not working, Jessica can be found cooking and baking in the kitchen, reading a good book, or attempting to run!
Jessica is a member of the British Chiropractic Association, the Royal College of Chiropractors and is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
After graduation Melissa spent three years in South Yorkshire where, along with developing her knowledge of chiropractic and patient management she was able to get involved in the treatment of injured service men and women. Treating patients with complicated trauma like amputation and brain injury and seeing them improve has given Melissa respect for how amazing the human body is, and how chiropractic care can help to improve its abilities further.
In 2011 Melissa was presented with the Graham Heale award for the 2010/2011 provisional registration training scheme (PRTs) candidate of the year. This is a very special award as it was set up in honor of the late Graham Heale, a very well-respected individual both within and outside of Chiropractic communities.
Melissa joined the Spinavita team in 2013 and has been a valuable part of the clinic ever since. Originally from the county, growing up in rural Gloucestershire and being in the outdoors fills part of her free time; Melissa enjoys walking, running and sampling the many, many fantastic restaurants, pubs and cafes our region has to offer.
Treating the whole body is a big part of Melissa’s approach. Along with the spine and nervous system Melissa has a keen interest in disorders of the extremities. In October 2013 Melissa completed an extra qualification in the treatment and management of the extremities and became a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). She continues to use principles learnt during this course today. She is also trained to use a gait scan analysis device to assess and prescribe orthotics to patients requiring additional support.
Her treatment includes a thorough assessment of the biomechanics of the body including muscle testing, posture analysis and joint motion. She uses a broad range of techniques and experience to improve movement, strength, posture along with the aim to prevent any recurrence. Techniques include dry needling, taping and soft tissue work, in addition to manipulation, blocks, drops and activator.
Over her 10 years in practice Melissa has developed a keen interest in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal issues during pregnancy. A time when more than ever having good movement and symmetry throughout the body is key.
Melissa takes a holistic approach to patients. She treats everyone individually whilst following the best evidence and research to create a treatment plan that aims to realistically reach patients goals and needs whilst preventing pain or discomfort to reoccur.
Melissa is registered with GCC and a member of the BCA. And RCoC.
George graduated from the University of Worcester in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Therapy. He joined Spinavita soon after graduating and has been an integral part of the team ever since.
George treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions as well as sports injuries. He specialises in working with athletes in not only returning them to their sport after injury but working with them to help prevent injury and reach their optimum performance.
To broaden his knowledge and skills George regularly attends courses; this has included Dry Needling (a form of acupuncture), Rock Blades (an instrument assisted form of muscular and fascial treatment), Laser Therapy and a Fundamental Strength and Conditioning Course. Recently George has started practising yoga, which has helped develop his own mobility and flexibility. Seeing how this would also help his clients he has embarked on a Clinical Yoga Course.
Having lived his whole life in a small rural village, the outdoors is a huge part of his life. George’s biggest passion is mountain biking, and being a real life action man he also loves to take yearly snowboarding and surfing holidays. When he’s not in the clinic, living on a farm means you will probably find him out in the fields with the cows, mending fences or walking his dogs in the woods.
George is registered with the Society of Sports Therapists.
Coco decided to study chiropractic at the Welsh Insitute of Chiropractic (WIOC) after a sports injury. A friend, who was a student chiropractor at the time, helped with her injury and inspired her to study chiropractic. After completing a Human Biology degree, Coco pursued her passion in chiropractic and hopes to inspire and help others on her journey.
Whilst at WIOC, Coco has done courses on dry needling and extremities adjusting and has a keen interest in learning more about how chiropractic can help with pregnancy and paediatrics patients.
Coco moved to the UK 11 years ago. Currently she is based in Bristol and loves the city. Prior to this, she lived in Nepal and then in India for 7 yrs. As a result Coco can speak three different languages: English, Nepali and Hindi.
When not studying or working in chiropractic, Coco loves dance and sports. She has been in a competitive cheerleading and dance team for the past 7 years and is also trained in the national dance of India , Bharat natyum. Coco practices yoga and meditation – she believes it is important to exercise your body and that movement helps to promote a healthier body and happier mind!
Anna is fantastic and extremely thorough. Her experience and knowledge are excellent.”
Anna and her team treat everyone as an individual and are extremely caring.”
Jess is just super friendly and a young modern person with empathy for your lifestyle/needs.”
Jess is fantastic. She has sorted my shoulder issues and given me set of exercise to prevent injury in the future. All the other employees I came in contact with always have been very helpful and super professional.”
The friendliness of the whole team is fantastic. Really pleased with the whole set up.”
The clinic itself is easily located and welcoming, clean and tidy. Acupuncture included in the treatment is good.”
There have been times when I could hardly walk because I was in so much pain. After treatment I have been able to walk and move much more freely.”
My chiropractor has been excellent in helping me through a really bad time . Giving me time and explanation, patience and caring.”
I am really happy with the service offered. The team is really dynamic, friendly and easy to talk to. I am happy to recommend the practice to anybody.”