Chandra Ricks (MChiro), DC
I was a bit of an adventurer when I was younger and my interest in healthcare began after I had a paragliding accident which left me with chronic back pain and limited mobility. Yoga helped me to overcome my injury, leading me to become a qualified Yoga Instructor and jump-starting my passion for “physical medicine.”
I gained an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) from McTimoney College of Chiropractic, along with qualifications in Massage and Graston Technique. Working clinically in my practice has been an amazing experience. It is wonderful to help patients progress out of pain and back into “normal” life. I also enjoy seeing that spark of interest flare in a patient when I can successfully explain why something has “gone wrong” and provide education in a lasting way to help prevent pain from occurring again.
Aside from working clinically, I am a Senior Lecturer at McTimoney College of Chiropractic teaching subjects ranging from Chiropractic Technique, Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology and Differential Diagnosis. Having an impact on the education of future chiropractors to ensure high standards is immensely satisfying.
I work as a freelancer for the General Chiropractic Council as a Test of Competency Assessor ensuring the standards of chiropractors trained in other countries follow the UK’s high standards of care.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, I was inspired to help support the NHS and worked part-time as a Healthcare Assistant in the community hospitals. Now, to continue supporting the community, I have recently started training to become a Community First Responder with South Central Ambulance Service.
When not working, I am the busy mama of two boys – the eldest nicknamed “Genghis Khan” and the youngest “The Scourgling.” I am an American, but have lived in England long enough that both places seem at once equally home and equally foreign. I still couldn’t fake a British accent if I tried….
Hazel Hanley (M.Ost) – Osteopath
In a previous life I was a store manager for a wine company, a role involving extensive manual handling. This was when I first encountered back pain and fortunately the benefits of osteopathy. I was so impressed with the transformation to my health that I decided to train to become an osteopath myself. I’ve also undertaken sports massage qualifications and I often incorporate elements of this into treatments. I really enjoy working in a clinic where I see a diverse mix of people with a variety of complaints. My previous work experience gives me a real understanding of the stresses and strains that can arise from both heavy manual handling and sedentary work.
I have two young sons and my experiences during and after pregnancy have led to a special interest in treating both expectant mothers and post-natal women and I’ve undertaken further training in peri-natal care and have a special interest in woman’s health.
I graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree in 2013. Since graduating I’ve been working in clinics in London, Marlow and High Wycombe as an osteopath and sports massage therapist. In 2019 I decided to set up on my own Osteopathy practice and have built up clinics in Lane End and Stokenchurch.
Outside of work, I recently completed Tough Mudder and I’m just starting to think about getting into shape for the next torturous challenge!!