Meet the Team
Martin – Chiropractor
Martin qualified in 1998 from the University of Technology in South Africa with a Masters Degree in Chiropractics. He came to England later that year and completed his post graduate studies to gain the European equivalent of that qualification. He took over The Morley Chiropractic Clinic in 2001 and moved to the present premises on Bruntcliffe Road in 2006.
He has always been a keen sportsman, particularly in running and swimming. Highlights have included swimming the 11 mile distance of Lake Windermere, twice running a double marathon (56miles) in South Africa, completing an Ironman distance triathlon in 2016 and competing at the World Swimrun Championships in Sweden 2019. Inevitably, such crazy sports come with a host of musculoskeletal aches and pains. This lead to a strong interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. Focus on prehab rather than rehab!
Martin has continued his education into the treatment of extremities, various rehabilitation protocols (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation) and integrating a laser instrument into his treatment plans. Recently the practice has invested in a Shockwave Therapy Unit for the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries. Martin has completed two courses in running biomechanics with the London Running School in order to better understand the unique stresses and strains placed on the body.
He has a developing interest in the role of nutrition, mental health and treatment of musculoskeletal problems to optimise function. Whilst Martin carries over 20 years of experience, he would be the first to admit that there is still much to learn. Away from the practice he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, preferably in the fresh air and sunshine, enjoying some activity.
Eddie Lu – Chiropractor
in 2019 we were delighted to welcome Eddie Lu to the team at the Morley Chiropractic Clinic. We managed to prise him away from Bristol and introduced him to the wonderful area of West Yorkshire. He brought with him a mixture of professionalism mixed with classic Scandinavian charm.
Eddie grew up in Sweden and showed early interest in photography and sport, with a specific focus on swimming, football and hiking.
He showed early leadership qualities and held the position of year representative from 2016 to 2018 at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic. He qualified with a Masters Degree in Human Science and initially worked in the Bristol Area. His Masters dissertation focused on the correlation of low back pain and poor movement and control patterns in London Fireman.
He brings with him experience and special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. In addition he has furthered his career and studies in jaw and neck injuries and related dysfunction patterns.
His blend of easy going charm mixed with professionalism make him a welcome and valued member of our team.
Mark Kingham – Chiropractor
Mark graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Masters Degree in Chiropractics. He is currently a member of the British Chiropractic Association and fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a requirement to practice under the title ‘Chiropractor’ in the UK.
We were happy to welcome Mark to the team with his focused, professional approach and genial charm. He brings with him a strong interest in research, having completed 3 articles for publication purposes with the ‘Water and Health Research Department’ at the University of Johannesburg.
Mark has a particular interest in Sports injuries and Rehabilitation. This has led to further studies in Therapeutic Ultrasound, Interferential Current, and Laser. He has been so enthusiastic about the application and benefits of Shockwave Therapy, we have invested in a unit for the Morley Clinic and I have undergone training in this modality.
Mark is a qualified Sports Masseuse giving him even more insight into the function of the musculoskeletal and Myofascial system.
Abbie Dragg – Podiatrist
Abbie is a character. She is an effervescent personality with a big heart. Fortunately for us, she is a very smart lady and very capable at her job. She joined our team in 2012, bringing a wealth of experience in both the Private and NHS sector. She qualified from Huddersfield University in 2000 and joined the Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospital Trust where she currently holds the position of clinical lead in the Musculoskeletal Department.
Not satisfied, she set herself the challenge of gaining a Master’s Degree in Rheumatology in 2005. Apparently this wasn’t enough as she went on to get a second Masters Degree in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics 2011 (including a module in Sports Medicine.) She has continued her professional development to become one of the first independent medical podiatry prescribers.
She has a keen interest in Continued Professional Development and has had involvement with numerous article publications and presentations. Fortunately for us she somehow manages to find time to work in the private sector and has successfully built her practice since joining our team. Her skills set in the private sector include nail cutting , callus debridement, nail surgery, dry needling for verrucas through to biomechanical assessments, foot mobilisation techniques and the provision of orthoses.
Outside of work Abbie has a busy family life with two young adults in the making. She has developed an interest in trail running and accomplished some impressive goals in the ultra world, using the mantra ‘Long and Strong.’
Julia – Swedish Massage
Julia certainly puts the ‘sports’ in sports massage. A highly accomplished athlete, she is the perfect candidate to provide a firm massage to keep the body supple and functioning well.
Her recent achievements include competing with her husband in the mixed category of the Swimrun World Championships in Sweden last year. Historically she has qualified for the World and European age-group Championships in triathlon, she achieved a top ten finish in the Long Course Weekend Triathlon in Wales. She has reached the podium on numerous occasions at various open water races. Recently she was interviewed by a journalist on her many sporting achievements after she was nominated by her husband and chosen as an inspirational woman achieving at a high level whilst balancing work and parenthood.
All these amazing achievements and being so accomplished in endurance events have given Julia an innate understanding of the function of the musculoskeletal system. She has the knack of ‘finding the spot’ and working it out of the system. After qualifying she joined the practice and has spent the last ten years working with patients from all walks of life, young and old, active and inactive.
Selina – Receptionist
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