Our treatment comprises general half yearly checkups and the occasional specific treatment for example when John had a number of monthly visits to deal with lower back pain.
We both find that the McTimoney technique suits us very well which coupled with Nicola’s skills has helped maintain our skeletal health over the years. Pauline worked as a secretary and the treatment kept neck tension at bay.
We find that Nicola is easy to deal with, has a warm welcoming manner, a sense of humour and gives confident advice during the sessions, treating accordingly. These are the reasons we always look forward to our regular visits and come out feeling much better.
– John & Pauline Hanrahan
Meet The Team
The team at Fleet Chiropractic Clinic are all trained in the light dextrous McTimoney method and are all members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, the Royal College of Chiropractors and the General Chiropractic council (chiropractic regulatory body).
Nicola Eldridge RGN DC MMCA MRCC
Nicola started her working life caring for the elderly and working in nursing homes. She went on to train as a RGN and worked abroad as a nurse for a while. On her journey home to England, she was involved in a car accident and received Chiropractic in Canada.
Once back in England, Nicola returned to elderly nursing whilst working and training in Massage, Aromatherapy, Kinneseology and Reflexology. Unable to help some conditions as much as she would like Nicola joined the Mc Timoney Chiropractic course in Oxford and graduated in 1992.
She has since been working in Fleet for over twenty years, only becoming part-time after the arrival of her daughter. Nicola treats people of all ages from the very young to the very old (90+ ) Her special interest, due to her previous work experience, is in elderly care and Migraine being a sufferer herself. Nicola incorporates a great deal of massage and soft tissue and muscle work within her treatments.
Samantha Harries MC Chiro MMCA MRCC
Sam graduated from McTimoney College in 2012 with an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic. She joined Fleet Chiropractic in 2014, prior to which she worked in a number of different clinical settings, including multidisciplinary practices in London and as a remedial massage therapist at a neurological physiotherapy clinic.
Sam has a particular interest in pain science and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Pain Management with the Royal College of Chiropractors. She is passionate about the
biopsychosocial approach to healthcare and believes that by listening to patients and finding out about their specific goals (however big or small), she is able to provide an effective and comprehensive treatment program. Her treatment style includes exercise and lifestyle advice, massage and McTimoney chiropractic. Her aim is to empower patients to feel more comfortable and confident in themselves so they can get back to doing what they enjoy.
In her spare time, Sam loves to keep active and enjoys yoga, running and gardening. She is also a big fan of South East Asian cuisine and when the opportunity allows she loves to travel.
Melanie Kemp MChiro MMCA
Melanie was introduced to chiropractic from early age she witnessed and experienced how chiropractic can help people from all walks of life. She has a masters degree in chiropractic, diplomas in massage, registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association.
Melanie is trained in McTimoney Chiropractic and remedial massage techniques which she uses to help her resolve new or old aches and pains. She works with children through to the elderly and even expectant mothers so her patients can get back to doing what they enjoy most.
Her special interest is helping expecting mums with pregnancy pains such as pelvic pain, symphysis pubis instability and sciatica. Her work includes the preparation of mums to give the baby the best chance of a normal un-traumatic delivery.
Prior to becoming a chiropractor Philippa was a qualified veterinary nurse for about 10 years. The last position she held as a veterinary nurse involved caring for pets with neurological and orthopaedic problems in a specialist centre. Philippa completed her Masters in Chiropractic in 2014 with a first class degree at integrated masters level after deciding to retrain. Her passion is in helping people live their lives to the full by working with them to find the tools they need to gain greater control of their health and well-being longer term.
Philippa is currently completing the Royal College of Chiropractor’s diploma in pain management. She offers a number of therapies including advice on activity and coaching around lifestyle, exercise, prescription, McTimoney chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture and taping.
When not working Philippa enjoys long walks in the country or by the sea. Each day she either walks or runs and practices regular yoga. She loves to cook as she also loves to eat!
I am born and bred in the UK and my ancestral roots are in Punjab, India, therefore my mother tongue is English and Punjabi. I am multilingual, speaking also Hindi and Urdu.
I am a January 2021 graduate from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.
I have always had an interest in human anatomy but I soon realised that traditional medicine wasn’t what I envisioned myself doing. Whilst my younger brother was being treated for shoulder dystocia as a result of birthing difficulties, I witnessed the success of Chiropractic intervention. From then I developed an interest and felt this was my calling.
During my masters placement, I was fortunate to treat a vast range of individuals, from teenagers displaying poor posture and athletes with sports injuries to the elderly who are a breath of fresh air, wise and full of wit. I have witnessed patients reducing their reliance on their conventional medication whilst realising the importance of self healing through Chiropractic treatment.
I love how each working day is never the same, there is plenty of diversity and challenge on a daily basis and I love that about my job. I take pride in making a difference to patients wellbeing and improving their quality of life, whilst acting in their best interest.
Outside of clinic, I believe in giving back, so I have been a first aid volunteer with the Red Cross and have carried out humanitarian work in Peru. I am also a black belt in Southern Shotokan Karate. In my spare time I love travelling, cooking and spending time with my family.