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 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.

 

 

 

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.

Hannah Lesbirel

Remedial / Sports Massage

Hannah was born in Guernsey in 1996. After finishing school at Ladies’ College, Hannah became fascinated with all things health and fitness and began her career by building a Personal Training business. Hannah later qualified in 2017 as a Sports Massage Therapist (ITEC) and gained valuable experience working at a therapy clinic in a ski resort in Canada. Hannah is a registered member of Exercise Professionals  and mostly specialises in the rehabilitation of injuries, injury prevention, sports performance massage, postural re-alignment, deep and soft tissue massage.

Hannah has always been interested in biomechanics and understanding how the body copes with pain. She often uses her knowledge from coaching to implement  functional rehabilitation exercises and stretches for a successful and speedy route to recovery. Being a keen sprinter herself, Hannah went on to represent Guernsey at the Island Games and achieved a Gold Medal in the 200m at the 2017 Games in Gotland. She also has a great love for animals and is a competitive horse rider with her horse Barney.

When Hannah isn’t at the clinic or the gym you’ll likely see her outside, especially in the mountains whether it be hiking, skiing or mountain biking. Any activity that will take her on a new adventure! 

 

Karen Jacobsen

Chiropractor

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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.

Low intensity laser therapy, also known as photobiostimulation or light therapy, is a treatment that utilises specific segments of the light spectrum to interact with cells. With its application, a variety of medical conditions can be healed effectively, eliminating pain and other symptoms. It is a safe, non-invasive and drug free treatment that helps treat acute and chronic musculo-skeletal injuries and degenerative conditions.

The physiological effects are:

  • Increased production and release of:
    – Endorphins – natural analgesics
    – Cortisol – precursor of cortisone
    – Growth hormone – instrumental in tissue repair
    – ATP – improves and regulates cellular metabolism
  • Increased protein synthesis – collagen, DNA, fibroblasts
  • Venous and lymphatic flow facilitated
  • Increased angiogenesis – elevation of oxygen saturation
  • Enhanced immune response, etc.

Laser treatment is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.

It is particularly effective for inflamed and injured tissues such as sprains/strains, tendinitis, acute disc prolapses and pain. It is also excellent for treating joint swelling and stiffness following surgery and fracture, and arthritic joints.

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.