All of our Chiropractors have excellent qualifications to postgraduate level. You’ll find more information about each member of our team below. All are Registered with our Statutory Regulatory Body the General Chiropractic Council.
Elaine Cooke DC MRCC
I have developed my skills in General Chiropractic care over the past 32 years. I graduated from the Anglo-European Chiropractic College, Bournemouth in 1989 and worked for a year in Winchester before taking up the reins of Homewood Chiropractic. In my spare time, I am an avid gardener and animal lover, with ponies and dogs forming part of my extended family. My practice is broad based and even after all these years, enjoy every minute in Practice. I have a good referral network for patients with complex spinal and joint problems as these patients often need multi-disciplinary care. As a lifelong horse lover and rider, I also love to treat riders with simple, to complex injury and postural problems to improve horse and rider performance and comfort. Having recently lost over a year of my life to sudden illness, I have personal experience of pain and disability. I feel I bring a new level of awareness and empathy to others who have endured ill health too. I have recently become a member of the College of Medicine, and am delighted to belong to the Royal College of Chiropractors, both organisations having a commitment to clinical excellence and critical research.
After Graduating I went on to work for many years helping to start up and develop the Royal College of Chiropractors, whilst practicing at Homewood. I also ran the Post Graduate Continued Professional Development Programme for the Wessex area for the RCC for many years, again, whilst practicing at Homewood. During this time I also started probably the first Chiropractic Clinic in a GP surgery in the UK, going on to provide Chiropractic services to three NHS Health Trusts within three Clinics across Hampshire. I also spent many years teaching the Musculoskeletal Medicine part of the prestigious Complementary Medicine programme delivered to 3rd year Medical Students and 5th year Chiropractic Students under the leadership of Dr David Owens and Professor George Lewith at the Southampton Medical School. At the same time, I also taught Technique class at the AECC University which I thoroughly enjoyed. For a few years now I have been based solely in Fareham, driving the excellence of care for the whole Clinic whilst still practicing. We are very proud of holding the Royal College of Chiropractors prestigious PATIENT PARTNERSHIP QUALITY MARK. This demonstrates that we hold to a very high standard of patient care and satisfaction at the Clinic.
Max Atkinson DC BSc (Chiro) MRCC
After graduating with Distinction from the Anglo-European Chiropractic College, Bournemouth in 1995, I worked in Salisbury for a year and then made my permanent move to Homewood in 1996. I have undertaken a diploma in Extremity Technique, and have also trained in dry needle therapy and the prescription of orthotics. My Practice is broad-based and I continue to follow an exhaustive programme of Continued Professional Development to keep me up to date and fully informed.
Lisa Ennor BSc (Hons) DC MRCC
I graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) in 2006. It wasn’t long after my graduation that I joined Homewood and for the past ten years I have enjoyed being a part of the dynamic team that work at this clinic.
I am passionate about updating my knowledge and skills to remain at the forefront of the industry. My continued professional development focuses on learning about and researching new techniques that will enable a broad based treatment regime for patients. Most recently I have completed a number of courses including dry needling, fascia taping and basic to advanced rehabilitation, all of which I use on a daily basis in clinical practice to enhance patient rehabilitation and care.
In my spare time I love being active and take part in a number of outdoor pursuits. As a keen sportswoman, my hobbies include surfing, paddle boarding endurance running and coastal rowing. This love of sport has transferred to my chiropractic work where I currently treat a number of high performance athletes and teams to help support their pathways to Olympic and Paralympics competitions.
Lee Ayres DC, BSc (Hons) MChiro
I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2005. As well as my interest in general Chirpractic practice, I have a particular interest in sports injuries in general, but especially the treatment of football and golf injuries. Over my career I have treated a number of professional athletes across a range of different sports and enjoy transferring these skills to the amateur sportsperson. In my spare time I enjoy playing football and golf and run regularly.
Jo Kitchener BSc (Hons) MChiro
Following my first degree in Physiology and Nutrition, I graduated with distinction from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic winning awards for academic excellence and best research project. I was also awarded ‘student of the year’ for 3 years running – the only student to ever do so. I enjoy treating a wide range of people from all age groups, and have a keen interest in sports related injuries and developing plans for rehabilitation, that address the root cause of the complaint. I have a background in sports and have been a member of the Junior Olympic Ice Dance Team and a British and European Wushu Martial Arts Gold medallist. Whilst I no longer compete, I still enjoy training in Tai Chi as well as hiking and swimming. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and 2 dogs.
Claire Webster MChiro RGN
After qualifying as a chiropractor from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic I worked in clinics in Surrey and West Sussex before joining the team at Homewood. I have always worked in health care having previously qualified as a nurse, initially within the Royal Air Force then moving into secondary care. I enjoy treating a wide range of people and I am passionate about helping patients to achieve their personal goals and getting them to their optimum health. I am keen to continue my professional development and regularly undertake further training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and 2 dogs.
David Dickins PGcert DC MChiro MRCC
I qualified from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic having gained a Distinction grade in Masters of Chiropractic as well as receiving two awards including Graduate of the year. Having been inspired by Homewood Chiropractic from an early age due to their care for me and my family I now enjoy being able to provide those same high levels of care to others at Homewood. I previously worked in the Midlands after Graduation with Pete Townsend, who some of you may remember from Homewood, many years ago. This year I made the hard decision to leave his excellent practice to return to my home area. I bring new skills as well as experience with me to enhance the Homewood Teams’ Chiropractic Health Care. I am a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors Sports Faculty. This means that I am at the forefront of Chiropractic athletic provision with access to the latest techniques and education from the UK and worldwide.
Although my primary interest is in sporting and athletic recovery, I also enjoy working with anyone irrespective of their lifestyle and age to help them out of pain and achieve their goals. I have also gained further qualifications in Dry needling (acupuncture), sports taping, rehabilitation and other soft tissue therapies. In my spare time I enjoy playing football, running, baking and spending time with my family and friends.
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