Robert Simpson

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

Training & Qualifications...

Rob 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 in 2007, Rob obtained the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) title and a post graduate certificate in chiropractic practice (PgCert). Rob has also spent a further year training and obtained the qualification of Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) which is held by chiropractors with additional training and expertise in the musculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment and management of all extremity joints. 
Rob is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) (No. 02662). Rob is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), the European Chiropractors Union (ECU), the Royal College of Chiropractors (MRCC) and the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA). Rob 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, Rob spent a year working in Marlow, before moving on to join the larger and busier Henley Chiropractic Clinic, where he spent 5 years working as part of a 13 person strong multidisciplinary team. At Henley, Rob treated many hundreds of different patients, helped with clinical administration and worked to obtain two national awards from the Royal College of Chiropractors for the clinic which recognise the clinic's high standard of excellence in patient care and clinical management.

In 2012, Rob left Henley and moved with his wife Kate to Melksham to start up their own Chiropractic centre, which has been growing steadily ever since. 

Chiropractic Interests...

Rob is interested in all areas of chiropractic and general health, but has a passion for helping those with the increasingly common everyday work related injuries/problems, athletes (any level wanting to get or stay fit) and generally discussing simple everyday ways of keeping healthy.
Rob enjoys all sports and first saw a chiropractor himself as a teenager with a rugby injury. Since then he has had an interest in chiropractic and how the human body functions. He has enjoyed treating a wide selection of athletes, from those who compete at an amateur level to those representing Great Britain at world championships, covering a range of sports from GB rowing to premiership rugby to heavyweight boxing to ultra-marathon running. Chiropractic care is regularly used to help speed up recovery from injuries (sports and everyday injuries) as well as being beneficial for injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Rob has been involved with Chiropractic research, winning two national awards in 2005 for his undergraduate research and has since published a paper on orthopaedic testing in the peer reviewed Journal of Chiropractic and Osteopathy, which has since been re-named as the Journal of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. He is hoping to develop an on-site research element to the Melksham Family Chiropractic Centre with regards to the benefits of chiropractic care and a wellness lifestyle.

Treatment Techniques...

Rob has a range of techniques that he 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:
  • Spinal Manipulation (Diversified Adjustments) – may produce an audible click
  • Extremity Joint Manipulation (Adjustments) - may produce an audible click
  • Thompson Drop Technique
  • Activator Method
  • ArthroStim
  • Blocking
General Musculoskeletal Techniques:
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Dry Needling (medical acupuncture)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Soft Tissue Techniques (Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Release, PIR Stretching)
  • Nerve Mobilisation/Flossing

Post Graduate Training...

Rob has attended many post-graduate specialist courses/qualifications including:
  • Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture) seminars and workshops
  • Professor Stuart McGill - Creating The Ultimate Back
  • Chiropractic Sports Technique seminars
  • UK College of Nutrition and Health seminars
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 1 - TMJ, Shoulder Girdle & Ribs)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 2 - Advanced Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 3 - Advanced Principles of Soft Tissues)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 4 - Extremity Rehabilitation)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 5 - Advanced Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 6 - Foot, Gait & Orthotics)
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (Module 7 - Global Assessment)
  • Certified Niel-Asher Technique Practitioner (frozen shoulder treatment technique)
  • Institute of Optimal Nutrition seminars
  • Proprioceptive Medicine 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
  • United Chiropractic Association conferences
  • Strength & conditioning exercise/training techniques workshops

Outside of work...

Outside of work, Rob enjoys participating in most forms of exercise, especially those that involve the whole body and is a member of Crossfit Civitas in Melksham. He also enjoys experimenting with cooking and helping out with anything that needs constructing or building. Rob, together with his wife Kate is interested in the Paleo lifestyle and they try to incorporate it into their day-to-day living as much as possible.

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