Hugh Hurst established Clifton Chiropractic Clinic in 1988 after graduating from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. His interests in chiropractic include treating babies and the very young as well as much older patients. He is one of less than 20 chiropractors in the country to hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Chiropractic. He is the only chiropractor in full-time practice in the world to hold a Professional Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic. He is a Fellow of the Specialist Faculty of Pain and a Member of the Specialist Faculty of Paediatrics in the Royal College of Chiropractors.
With a special interest in spinal rehabilitation he established Bristol's first spinal rehabilitation gym for supervised exercise in 1998. He is a fellow of the Specialist Faculty of Chiropractic Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.
In 2006 Hugh was made a Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association in recognition of the work he has done for the Association. Currently he chairs the Diagnostic Imaging Committee. He is President of the Alumni of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and sits on their Board of Governors. He travels and lectures extensively in Britain and abroad, keeping abreast of current developments in the management of back and neck pain. He was made a Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic in the field of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in 2007.
I’m Dr David Wells (chiropractor) and I am pleased to have joined the highly prestigious Clifton Chiropractic Clinic team. I have been qualified for 7 years now of which I have spent the last 2 in a leading Australian Clinic. Prior to that I practised in Cheltenham and Gloucester as well as helping out as a tutor at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.
I have a passion for Rugby and have been honoured to work in clinics associated with two different professional teams both in the UK and Australia. However, it is my belief that chiropractic can benefit everyone and I enjoy helping people to improve their own health and quality of life. I look forward to helping this community with its healthcare and hope to meet you soon.
After completing four years of full-time education, Samera graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2014 with a distinction in her Masters of Chiropractic degree and was awarded ‘Excellence in Radiology’ award amongst her peers.
Samera is also a qualified radiographer. Samera has been working as a senior Chiropractor in a Bristol clinic since 2014 where she has helped many of her patients with diverse complaints. Samera has recently joined this clinic where she will continue to provide her patients with the best available evidence-based chiropractic health care. Samera's aim for her patients is to provide them with pain relief as well as safeguard their long-term health and well-being by optimising their overall function and performance through rehabilitative care (improving posture/alignment and strengthening deconditioned muscles with exercise) and positive lifestyle choices and encouraging patients to have spinal check-ups to maintain good health.
Samera is also qualified in dry needling (acupuncture) which she finds effective for patients that may suffer from more complicated pain patterns. Samera has a keen interest in treating sports injuries and has gained a qualification in kinesiology taping (fascial movement taping) and has attending further training courses on muscle testing and functional movement patterns which she finds beneficial when treating sports injuries. Her other interests include Neurology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Paediatrics and various pregnancy-related complaints.
Samera is committed to updating her knowledge with latest research and guidelines by attending regular postgraduate training courses both here and abroad. Samera is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Royal College of Chiropractors.
Gareth graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic degree in 2013 at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. He moved straight into full time work in a private practice in Surrey where he helped many people with diverse complaints and honing his skills as a chiropractor. He joined Clifton Chiropractic Clinic in August 2014 after deciding to move closer to his hometown of Cardiff.
Gareth first got introduced to chiropractic care when at 16 he suffered a back injury playing cricket. Chiropractic treatment enabled him to recover and get back on the field of play immediately. Being a keen sportsman and having played cricket to a high level, Gareth has a passion in treating sporting related injuries. He also enjoys treating people of all walks of life and feels that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care.
Gareth is committed to updating his knowledge by attending regular post graduate training and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association which represents the largest group of chiropractors in the UK.
Gareth looks forward to meeting you in the future and helping you improve your quality of life through chiropractic care.