Meet The Team
Dr Shelley Lee Davies - Principal Chiropractic
I began working life as a Personal Assistant and administration manager working across the country within the NHS for an artificial limb and orthotic specialist. I co-ordinated the management of seven specialised rehabilitation centres nationwide.
Always an avid sports person and a regular gym user I decided to change my career and qualified as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist in 2001. I practised for several years and was a part-owner of a small private gym. Although I loved what I was doing, I still felt something was missing.
Having suffered with lower back pain due to a trampoline accident in my teens, I discovered chiropractic in my early 20’s and was fascinated. Not only was it the one intervention that alleviated my pain for the long term but it was also something I felt compelled to do.
I was awarded the Holme Award for clinical excellence in my final year at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, and also won awards for the most new patients seen and patient treatments given in my year. I graduated in 2008 and expanded my already established Sports Therapy Clinic to incorporate chiropractic care.
My speciality is holistic chiropractic, by this I mean treating the cause not just the symptom. In my experience most injuries or pain patterns can be related either to immediate trauma or to chronic and mostly “forgotten” injuries. These issues cause the body to function in compensatory ways and usually other injuries occur years later. I pride myself on finding the cause of these issues so injuries can be rectified in the long term .
Dr Linn Erixon-Sahlstrom - Associate Chiropractor
As a result of trying almost every sport on the planet (with varying levels of success), I have come into contact with lots of therapies. However, it was when I first went to a chiropractor that I really felt an instant difference and knew I wanted to give up my job as an advertising copywriter and retrain at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic to graduate with a MSc in Chiropractic.
Endurance, strength and flexibility are fundamental for a functional and healthy body. I firmly believe that movement is the overall key and that everyone is able to work this into a daily routine. However, this won’t happen without the correct mindset. I therefore like to find out what is important to my patients in their recovery.
I ask: What is it that you would like to do tomorrow that you cannot do today, and how would being able to do that make you feel?
As a competitive ultra-marathon runner, I know what is important for your body. I understand the need for an athlete to be able to reach peak performance, regardless of their level, and I enjoy the challenge of helping patients achieve this. Likewise as a certified clinical hypnotherapist in 2012, I like to incorporate the mind-body connection in my overall management plans. I also do separate hypnotherapy sessions, whether it is about overcoming a mental blockage or a phobia or for pure pain management, please call for more information about how hypnotherapy could be helpful for you.
Dr Hazel Mellars - Associate Chiropractor
I grew up on a working farm and have spent my life surrounded by animals. My passion is horse riding and I have done many types; from Portuguese working equitation, to dressage, jumping, and endurance. After the thrills come the spills, and one tumble too many took me to see a Chiropractor where I experienced first hand the difference treatment could make on my body.
I realised Chiropractic was a career I had to follow, and how helpful it could also be for our four legged companions. I graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth with a distinction in MSc Chiropractic, and I further qualified to treat animals through the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC).
I have treated patients from all walks of life including children, the elderly, pregnant women, athletes, horses, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca. I enjoy a challenge and like to keep myself busy. I feel that Chiropractic can improve our performance, health, and quality of life. With every patient, whether animal or human, I give my best and provide honest care. When I’m not treating patients I enjoy horse riding, cycling, or curling up with a book.
Dr Ellice Kasper - Associate Chiropractor
After four years of studying including 12 months in clinical practice, I graduated from the Anglo- European College of Chiropractic with first-class honours. I developed skills to work with a variety of patients, including soft-tissue techniques, taping and exercise rehabilitation which I combine with chiropractic techniques to suit the person I’m treating. Whilst at university I was awarded an academic scholarship for maintaining distinction for each year of studying.
During my childhood I played most sports including football, basketball, golf and athletics. I still continue to play football (my biggest love) and it’s given me first-hand insight into sports injuries and how important chiropractic care can be in getting athletes of all levels back to their sport quicker. I particularly enjoy treating knee injuries as well as our most common complaint of spinal problems.
Susan Haynes - Clinic Manager
I manage the administration of the clinic and booking appointments for the chiropractors and warmly welcome you to Davies Chiropractic.
I'm married and have two teenage boys who ‘s various sporting activities keep us busy leaving just a little time to enjoy my hobbies - sailing and keeping fit.
Aly Sawyer - Receptionist
I am married with two teenage daughters and live in Wick Village. I was born in Christchurch and have lived in the area all my life. I love nothing more than a walk over Hengistbury Head, a trip down to one of our fantastic beaches, or an evening of yoga.
Previously, I have worked as an administrator and phlebotomist for a local district nursing practice and, before I had my children, I worked in fund management.
Administration has, therefore, been central to my working life and I hope that my skill set will now be of assistance to Shelley and her team.