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Guthrie Steer – Bsc (Hons) MSc DC

Registered Chiropractor

gs@cmc.gg

 

Guthrie has moved away from Guernsey but is still very connected with the future evolution of CMC. Over the last couple of years our clinic & our team as expanded – this has enabled Guthrie to stay closely involved with the business but more able to dedicate energy to working on future plans for CMC without having to be in the clinic.

 

As well as helping to evolve new products & services for CMC, he has started a Post Graduate course in Medical Illustration based at Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge. This is a huge opportunity to resume a lifelong passion for illustration & combine it with a love for communicating complex ideas on human sciences.

 

He will also be working part time at Body Motion Spine & Sports Injuries Clinic in Barbican (www.body-motion.co.uk) so if you’re in the city, do call in..! Chiropractors James & Karen will be working an enhanced schedule and the whole CMC team will be on hand to take care of all you.

Mark Griffin – ITEC Raw Dipl.

Remedial Massage Therapist

mg@cmc.gg

 

Mark Griffin was born in Guernsey in 1973. After leaving Les Beaucamps secondary school he took a year out before returning to education at the Guernsey College of Further Education where he achieved a B-Tec diploma in Health Studies. From there he went on to study at the Raworth Centre in Dorking, Surrey where he obtained his Natural Health Practitioners Diploma.

 

Mark has been practising as a Remedial Massage Therapist on the Island for over 20 years and has built up a strong regular client base. Since being part of CMC Mark has continued his education and gained experience in MET (muscle energy techniques), advanced STR (soft tissue release) and Medical Acupuncture.

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Emma Hicks

Sports Therapist

eh@cmc.gg

 

Emma was born in Guernsey in 1990. After leaving the Grammar School she qualified in 2011 from the University of Chichester with a first class degree in Sports Therapy. Sports Therapy is an area of healthcare which focuses on sport and remedial massage including muscle energy techniques and soft tissue release, diagnosis of injury, and manual therapy treatment. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to ensure effective rehabilitation and the return to optimal and functional performance. Although regarded as a sports injury and soft tissue specialist, Emma’s hands-on approach and scope of practice lends itself well to a wide range of clients needs.

 

Throughout her career Emma has gained valuable experience in a number of therapy settings; some of which involved working on a year long selective placement with an elite young athlete scheme, and assisting alongside Crawley Town FC during their remarkable 2010 FA Cup run. Locally, she has worked with the Guernsey Rugby Football Club for 2 seasons providing first aid and injury support for all games. She has always been actively involved with sport on the island herself, representing Guernsey with the senior women’s basketball squad for 9 years, competing at 3 Island Games and never losing an interinsular to the other island! Emma is a registered member of the Society of Sports Therapists and regularly attends CPD courses to keep her treatment methods current and as effective as possible. In the past she has gained certification in pitch-side trauma, physio-based pilates, kinesio-taping, and muscle activation techniques.

Emma Kinder

Remedial / Sports Massage

ek@cmc.gg

 

Emma has been practicing as a sports massage therapist in Guernsey for the past 12 years. As part of the Guernsey Medical Team, she has provided sports massage at the past 7 Island Games and at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. She continues to work closely with many of the Island sports including cycling, swimming, athletics and football.

 

Emma has also built up a strong non sporting client base as sports massage therapy is essential in helping to relieve many day to day problems including postural dysfunctions, repetitive strain injuries, tension and fatigue.

 

Emma has always had a keen interest in Island sport having represented Guernsey in swimming at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. She went on to pursue this interest by studying for a Sports and Exercise Degree at the University of Bath and obtaining a Diploma (level 4) in Sports Massage Therapy.

 

Emma has always had a keen interest in Island sport having represented Guernsey in swimming at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. She went on to pursue this interest by studying for a Sports and Exercise Degree at the University of Bath and obtaining a Diploma (level 4) in Sports Massage Therapy.

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Karen Jacobsen

Registered Chiropractor

kj@cmc.gg


Born in Denmark, Karen graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth in 1992, completing her post-graduate year in highly respected clinics in Manchester, which provided care for local and international sports teams. In 1993 Karen started a Chiropractic Clinic in the Midlands, it quickly grew into a large, multi-disciplinary clinic, with a reputation for outstanding patient care and Chiropractic excellence. Karen sold her clinic in September 2016 due to moving to Guernsey.

 

Karen has attended many post-graduate courses, including completing a post-graduate diploma in Clinical Chiropractic. Karen is particularly interested in the treatment of chronic low back pain, neck and shoulder problems and the treatment of the elderly. Techniques she uses are amongst others spinal manipulation, soft-tissue techniques, dry needling (acupuncture), sacro-occipital technique and low intensity laser therapy.

 

In 2007 Karen travelled to Toronto to train in low intensity laser therapy (cold Laser). Karen uses the latest generation of laser therapy equipment – you can learn more about it on www.bioflexlaser.com.

James Adam BSc (Hons) MSc DC

Registered Chiropractor

ja@cmc.gg

 

James was born in Guernsey and graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2016 with a BSc in Human sciences (1st with honours) and an MSc in Chiropractic (2:1). He has worked for 3 years in Merseyside as an associate chiropractor and has a keen interest in sports having worked with Caldy RFC for 3 consecutive seasons overseeing the team get promoted from National 2 north as champions and then cementing their place in National 1 the following season.

 

As part of this he did pitch side work having completed an internationally recognised RFU immediate care in sport (level 3) course at Twickenham.

 

James prefers to treat the patient as a whole and to search for any injury precursors in everyday movement patterns as opposed to solely treating the primary complaint. His favoured treatment modalities are spinal manipulation, IASTM and kinesio-taping techniques.

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Frederica Collingwood DC

Registered  CHIROPRACTOR

fc@cmc.gg

 

Frederica is from the UK, graduating from the AECC in 1986. Throughout her career, Frederica has travelled globally, building a wealth of knowledge while owning and leading her own successful clinics. Highlights of her career include being a lead chiropractor for the British Team at global events such as the Veterans Olympics in Athens and the All African Games in Egypt.

 

Currently based in Guernsey, Frederica is committed to maintaining her knowledge of the latest research and techniques, completing courses in extremity pain, effects of pain on mental health, chronic pain and phantom pain.

 

Frederica is particularly interested in treatment of spinal and extremity joint pain and sporting injuries, focusing on improving her patients personal bests through restoring balance to their bodies. She uses techniques such as hands-on spinal and extremity manipulation and manual soft-tissue to improve function and increase mobility in her patients. Frederica provides patients with long term advice allowing progress to be made both in and outside of the treatment room

Liz Mahy

Registered Physiotherapist

lm@cmc.gg

 

Liz was born in Bristol, in 1973 and moved to Guernsey in 1999. She has lived in Malta for the past ten years and is now really enjoying being back in Guernsey, loving anything to do with the sea, running and cycling and keeping up with her children who seem to be overtaking her in all sports!

 

Liz qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University, England, in 1994. She worked in hospitals in the UK and clinics in Australia before moving to Guernsey in 1999-2008 where she enjoyed working in a GP practice.


She moved to Malta in 2008 for ten years and completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath, England, in 2013, before returning to Guernsey in 2018.

 

Liz has an in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, including spinal pain, soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation. She has a special interest in sports injuries and participation in sport for athletes with disabilities. When working in Malta, Liz worked with a swimming club to help treat and prevent injury and enhance athletic performance. She also has an interest in injuries in musicians, after working with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Liz’s treatment philosophy revolves around the restoration of normal movement. She uses soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation, acupuncture, taping, Pilates and therapeutic exercise in her treatment protocols.

Sophie Daking

Registered Physiotherapist

sd@cmc.gg

 

Sophie completed her masters training in Physiotherapy in 2005 at Brunel University. Her career started in NHS gaining a wide range of experience treating the general public to athletes, with a variety of diagnoses and conditions, including musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. She since worked in private practice in the City of London specialising as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, before relocating to Guernsey in 2021.

 

Sophie has a keen interest in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions however she specialises in the management of spinal conditions; chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain presentations. She has a keen interest in acute sports injury rehabilitation and prevention; and tendon injuries. Sophie is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor and is keen to incorporate Pilates into her rehabilitation approach where appropriate.

 

Treatment approaches include spinal and joint mobilisations, dry needling, soft tissues techniques and therapeutic exercise. Her programs are always client-specific and individualised, working in collaboration towards her client’s goals.

Chloe Adam

Registered Nutritional Therapist / NLP Practitioner

ca@cmc.gg

Chloe was born in Guernsey and graduated from the University of Sussex in 2016 with a BSc Hons in Psychology. She later went on to study nutrition and functional medicine and graduated from the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and Middlesex University in 2020 with a PgDip in Personalised Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy.

 

Chloe is a registered Nutritional Therapist with the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and governed by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and is also a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner.

 

She provides one-to-one consultations, working with clients with a variety of health concerns and health conditions, providing personalised, evidence-based dietary and lifestyle recommendations to support their health goals. Combining the use of food, supplements, functional testing and lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress and movement to help to restore health and wellbeing.

 

Chloe works using the functional medicine model, which considers biochemical imbalances in the body as a whole. The body has many interconnected systems that work in harmony to allow us to function efficiently and feel good. Imbalances in the body can stem from a variety of factors such as hormones, gut health, environmental toxins and the foods we consume. The functional medicine model aims to assess and identify the root cause of symptoms and to restore balance.

 

Chloe’s passion is to help individuals to achieve their health goals, make positive changes in their lives and ultimately provide the opportunity to strive for optimum health.

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Francesca

Francesca McLuskey

Sports Therapist

fm@cmc.gg

Francesca is a qualified Sports Therapist. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2012 with a degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy. Francesca has over 10 years’ experience in sport and exercise rehabilitation and conditioning, treating sport injuries as well as a range of muscle and joint problems.

Francesca’s treatment skillset includes but is not limited to dry needling and medical acupuncture, soft tissue work, sports massage, strength and conditioning and graded functional rehabilitation from injury, all of which she has acquired through her degree and accredited courses.

Throughout her career she has worked as Lead Sports Therapist for:

  • The Guernsey Raiders Rugby (National League 3 and 2) for 10 seasons (Current)
  • Island Sport including Athletics, Swimming and Hockey; and
  • Medical Team for Team Guernsey in Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.

Francesca is a member of the Society of Sports Therapist (SST) and The Network for Engagement in Equity, Diversity & Social-Structural Strategy (NEEDSs) group for the SST, as well as being an avid hockey player who regularly plays the Guernsey First XI.

Michelle Le Page

Receptionist / Administration

mlep@cmc.gg

 

Some say that she is forged out of pure gold; others comment on how she can do 10 things with one hand whilst answering the phone with the other – we know her as Miche.

 

Michelle joined the clinic in May 2008 with several years experience as a receptionist and enjoys meeting new and existing patients. She is our first point of contact and is keen on promoting a friendly and informal relationship with patients.

 

Michelle was born in Guernsey and is married with 2 grown-up sons. She was educated locally at St Sampson’s Secondary School and has previously worked for 8 years as a receptionist at a Body & Skincare Clinic, and also as a carer at a Residential Home, also for 8 years. Both of these positions involved looking after clients/patients and their individual needs.

 

Michelle take’s care of business – from completing insurance claims to making sure there is ink for the printer Michelle gets the job done, allowing us time to focus on what we do best – The therapy.