The Team

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C.T. Herholdt

After qualifying at the Durban University of Technology in 2003, C.T. travelled to Ireland where he practiced for 2 years. On leaving Ireland, he worked in Middlesbrough for two years before joining a clinic in Maidstone in 2007. C.T. currently sees patients in the Maidstone clinic and at Blackfen Chiropractic Clinic.

C.T.’s first introduction to chiropractic was as a teenager, when a neck injury from playing rugby led to him seeing a chiropractor. It was his first impression of the chiropractic adjustment and the effect that it could have on a person’s health that motivated him to study chiropractic.

C.T.’s enjoyment of sports has led him to work closely with local sports teams, but it’s the challenges of a family based practice that C.T. finds most interesting and rewarding.

Since qualifying, C.T. has continued to be a keen student of chiropractic. In 2012 he attained his Advanced Certification in Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT). He is currently embarking on coursework in Chiropractic Neurology.

C.T. is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (Reg No: 02456) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association. On a personal note, C.T. and his wife enjoy the outdoors and go camping as often as possible. In 2014 he became a proud father to his son, Callum. C.T. is an avid golfer and enjoys watching rugby test matches at Twickenham.

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    Ingrid van der Toorn

    Ingrid completed her 6 year Chiropractic Masters course in 2006, and then moved from Durban, South Africa to the United Kingdom. She has been in practise ever since in Kent. In 2012 Ingrid qualified as an advanced Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) practitioner. This treatment technique allows for a gentle and effective approach to correct problems with the spine, pelvis, cranium and extremities.

    Ingrid loves to help people develop and maintain healthy functional bodies. She uses a range of treatment techniques and specifically tailors treatment plans to meet the needs of individual patients. Ingrid has a special interest in treating babies and children and regularly attends courses and seminars to stay up to date with developments within the profession.

    In her free time Ingrid enjoys road running and frequently takes part in races. Ingrid is married to C.T. and they have a delightful son, Callum who was born in 2014.

    ‘Chiropractic has made such a difference in my life. Every time I receive treatment, I am reminded of our bodies amazing ability to heal, and often times it just needs a helping hand along the way’.

    Ingrid is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (Reg no: 02793) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.

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      Jennifer Cox

      Jennifer graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth and has since moved to Kent to work. Jennifer decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic after seeing her mother suffer with recurrent episodes of lower back pain over many years. With the episodes getting more and more frequent, Jennifer saw the frustration of her mother in not knowing why she was repeatedly getting this pain. This led Jennifer to have a keen interest in preventative and rehabilitative work, through Chiropractic treatment, to decrease the predisposition of individuals to chronic pain.

      In her free time, Jennifer enjoys going to the gym and playing netball.

      Jennifer is also registered with the General Chiropractic Council (Reg no: 03994) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.

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        Katie Champion

        Katie completed her five-year masters degree in 2011 at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth. After graduating she worked for four years at a clinic in Hertfordshire. In 2015, Katie started working at a practice in Maidstone and now works between there and Blackfen Chiropractic Clinic.

        Katie has completed a wide range of postgraduate studies including paediatric and pregnancy care, functional muscle testing, sports injury and lifestyle aspects of health. In 2015 Katie completed a postgraduate degree in functional neurology and is now a member of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

        Katie's passion and goal is to help you achieve and maintain your health and wellbeing through Chiropractic treatments and the education of optimum lifestyle.

        "I have since an early age had an interest in the ability of the body to heal itself naturally. My passion for Chiropractic was enhanced further when I visited a Chiropractor at the age of 17 for treatment. Since then, Chiropractic and its philosophy continue to improve my overall health and wellbeing; I am passionate about providing the same opportunity to others."

        Katie has a special interest in neurological cases, paediatrics and pregnant women.

        Katie also registered with the General Chiropractic Council (Reg no: 03568) and is a member of the United Chiropractic Association.

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          Vanessa Thomas

          Vanessa is an experienced, qualified and registered Level 4 Sports/ Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, and has been in private practice for 2 years.

          During treatment Vanessa uses many advanced techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Vanessa is a good listener and will work with you to the find root cause of your pain. She will then help relieve the problem through therapeutic massage and exercise advice.

          Vanessa is passionate about helping people and is continuously studying in order to provide the most up to date techniques to her patients. She has just enrolled to do Level 5 in Massage Therapy, which is the gold standard in massage therapy care.

          Always looking to improve and fine-tune her skills, Vanessa does voluntary work for the London Marathon and a local rugby club.

          Vanessa practices what she preaches and enjoys gym training and long distance running.

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            Pauline Roberts

            Pauline is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and qualified in 2003. She trained at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and is registered as a Full Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a member of the British Psychological Society.

            Pauline has always had a great interest in people and why they behave the way they do. Her interest in Hypnosis grew after completing her Psychology Degree at Greenwich University.

            Mental obstacles can have a profound effect on your overall quality of life as well as how you perceive pain. Pauline can help you start the process of overcoming these obstacles. You do not need to be a Chiropractic patient of the clinic to see Pauline. To make a booking, please call:0208 3011033. Pauline is in clinic on a Tuesday 5pm-7pm.