Guthrie Steer – Bsc (Hons) MSc DC

Guthrie SteerRegistered Chiropractor
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Guthrie Steer was born in Guernsey in 1973. He graduated from The Anglo European College Of Chiropractic in 1999 with a 2.1 honours degree and then went on to complete a one year MSc Chiropractic. He then worked as an associate at chiropractic clinics in Maidenhead and Sheffield before settling in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

While in Hitchin he completed a further one year postgraduate diploma in Chiropractic (DC) and became a partner in a clinic. Prior to taking a year out to travel, he worked as a locum at the ISMRC in St Martins. Since CMC opened in 2005, Guthrie has attended numerous CPD events in the UK & Europe – particularly focusing on rehabilitation and pain management.

 

 

 

Mark Griffin ITEC Raw Dipl.

Mark Griffin ITEC Raw DiplRemedial Massage Therapist

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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 MassageTtherapist on the Island for the past 20 years and has built up a strong 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 Acupunture.

 

 

 

Emma Hicks

Emma Hicks - Sports TherapistSports Therapist

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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

Emma KinderRemedial / Sports Massage

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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.

Ian Bisson

Ian Bisson

Osteopath

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Ian was born in Guernsey in 1979 and raised locally attending Castel primary school and then Elizabeth College. On leaving college, he worked in the finance sector for a number of years to help fund his passion for travel which has taken him to all corners of the globe, normally with some kind of board strapped to his feet. Later on Ian worked outside the finance sector, working at Specsavers Optical Group as well as seeking a change outside the office working in printing and for Guernsey Post.

Although he had an interest in manual therapy at a much younger age, having seeked out treatment due to his active lifestyle and jobs, it wasn’t until he was travelling with a fellow Osteopath who needed help with an injury that he decided to go back to study and the rest is history. Ian graduated with an Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy from the prestigious European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone in Kent in 2013.

Ian enthusiastically commits to the health and well-being of his patients. He finds it a great joy to spend time with people and support them in the physical challenges they face. He always tries to adapt treatment and management plans to the individual’s needs and preferences placing a huge emphasis on patient education and self management between sessions.

He uses a wide range of techniques that were included in his training including muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movement, gentle release techniques and the occasional joint manipulation if needed. Ian has treated patients from all walks of life, including children right through to the very elderly, and feels his experience in the different job sectors Guernsey has to offer helps him to relate to people very easily and his time working overseas as a kite-surf instructor has helped him to interact with people naturally and keep people positive at all times.

Michelle Le Page

Michelle Le PageReceptionist / Administration

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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.

Amy Critchlow

Amy CritchlowRemedial / Sports Massage

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Prior to becoming a sports massage therapist, Amy graduated from the University of Swansea in 2003 with a degree in Marine Science, and then spent the next decade travelling to some amazing locations around the world working in marine research.

Amy has always been a sports addict and has a general love for all things water based. She grew up swimming and surfing in Guernsey and eventually, at the age of 34, discovered a passion for triathlon and endurance sports. She is now hopelessly addicted to triathlon and has competed successfully on the world stage, as well as helping organise events and train novice athletes for the local Try-a-Tri Guernsey series.

Amy’s pathway into Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy seemed inevitable and came about through her own needs and interests as a triathlete. By incorporating massage into her own routine she developed a more holistic approach to training, which was key to her success as a slightly more mature athlete! Now, as a therapist, Amy’s interests are centred on injury prevention and rehabilitation, especially within endurance sports. She loves to work with athletes of all abilities and fitness levels and enjoys using massage to help increase people’s awareness of their own bodies and how they are using them in sport. Amy graduated with a Level 5 BTEC Diploma from the London School of Sports Massage and is a full member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage.