Katie Simpson


Melksham Chiropractor Katie Simpson
Katie Simpson DC, MChiro, PgCert, MRCC
Clinic Director & Doctor of Chiropractic

katie@melkshamchiropractic.co.uk


Training & Qualifications...


Katie attended the prestigious Anglo European College of Chiropractic, one of the world's leading chiropractic education and training colleges in Bournemouth in 2001 to complete the 5-year full time chiropractic training (MChiro). Following a 6th year of post-graduate study, Katie obtained the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) title and a post graduate certificate in chiropractic practice (PgCert).
 
Katie is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) (No. 02649). Katie is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), the European Chiropractors Union (ECU) and the Royal College of Chiropractors (MRCC). Katie is a Bupa-recognised consultant chiropractor, as well as being registered with most other private medical insurance companies that cover chiropractic care.

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Work History...


Since graduating in 2006, Katie joined the well established and locally well respected Amersham Chiropractic Clinic in Buckinghamshire. At Amersham Katie was part of a multidisciplinary team working with two other chiropractors, a massage therapist and a podiatrist. The large well known clinic was a fantastic opportunity for Katie to gain unrivalled experience in treating many hundreds of patients of different ages and with many different complaints. 

In addition to this Katie also set up and managed the rehabilitation programme that is available at the Amersham Chiropractic Clinic. Katie also played a significant role in helping the clinic to achieve two national awards from the College of Chiropractors. These awards recognise the clinic's high standard of excellence in patient care and clinical management and Katie is excited about providing the same high standards of care at the Melksham Family Chiropractic Centre.

In 2012, Kate moved to Melksham with her husband Rob to set up their own chiropractic centre. She continued to work part-time in Amersham, until she became full time in Melksham in 2013. 

Chiropractic Interests...


Katie enjoys all aspects of chiropractic healthcare and helping each individual to achieve their own health goals. Since her student days Katie has had a special interest in the treatment of pregnant women, babies and children stemming from her involvement in the 'paediatrics club' and her own undergraduate research project in the subject area. Katie's research which investigated the safety of chiropractic treatment for children under three years of age was published in the peer reviewed Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2008. 

Katie also has a keen interest in the management of sports-related complaints ranging from treating acute injuries to injury prevention and performance enhancement. Katie was a competitive swimmer to county level between the ages of 6 and 16 and has always felt her experience of being part of a swimming club from a young age gave her the mind-set to continue on leading a healthy and active life. Her Chiropractic career has helped her to build on her beliefs that a healthy lifestyle is vital for optimum wellbeing and Katie is passionate about helping people on how to select the right healthy lifestyle choices.

Treatment Techniques...


Kate has a range of techniques that she uses for different patients based on the injury/problem, patient’s age, size, medical history and general lifestyle. A full description of the techniques can be found on our website click here.
 
Chiropractic techniques:
  • Diversified Adjustments (spinal & extremity joint manipulation – may produce an audible click)
  • Thompson Drop Technique
  • Activator Method
  • ArthroStim
  • SOT Blocking
General Musculoskeletal techniques:
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Dry Needling (medical acupuncture)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Soft Tissue Techniques (Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Release, PIR and PNF Stretching)
  • Nerve Mobilisation

Post Graduate Training...


Katie has attended many post-graduate specialist courses/qualifications including:
  • Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture) Seminars and Workshops
  • Chiropractic Sports Technique Seminars
  • UK College of Nutrition and Health Seminars
  • Certified Niel-Asher Technique Practitioner (frozen shoulder treatment technique)
  • Institute of Optimal Nutrition Seminars
  • Orthotics Seminars
  • Wellness Nutrition, Spinal Function and Psychology Seminars
  • Neurology Seminars
  • Chiropractic Pregnancy Care Seminars and Workshops
  • Structural Rehabilitation Seminars
  • British Chiropractic Association Conferences
  • Strength & conditioning exercise/training techniques Workshops 

Outside of work...


Outside of work Katie enjoys exercising and currently attends the Melksham outdoor bootcamps. She also enjoys going for long walks and generally being in the great outdoors. Katie is interested in the Paleo lifestyle and along with her husband, Rob, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and finding ways to incorporate the Paleo way into every day modern life. 
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