MEET OUR CHIROPRACTORS

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The clinics are run by Jean-Baptiste Garrone and Sophie Gremion-Garrone, who are helped by our dedicated team to consistently deliver high quality chiropractic care. Each of our practitioners have their own individual style and speciality, ensuring most cases can be treated and every technique preference can be met.

Please click on a practitioner below to read their profile.

Jean-Baptiste-Garrone

Jean Baptiste
Garrone

Sophie Gremion Garrone

Sophie Gremion
Garrone

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Margaret Heptonstall

Sumaya Ahmed

Sumaya Ahmed

Brodie Marriott

Brodie Marriott

Sumaya Ahmed

Sumaya Ahmed

Brodie Marriott

Brodie Marriott

Charlotte-Ruault

Charlotte Ruault

Jean-Baptiste-Garrone

Jean-Baptiste Garrone,

Founder and chiropractor, Jean-Baptiste graduated in 1992 from Palmer Chiropractic College West, USA. His journey into chiropractic began in his late teens when he became aware of his passion for understanding the human body as a whole. This naturally led him to the world of chiropractic.

During his years spent in California he witnessed the chiropractic profession as the leading force of alternative medicine. He believes an increase in research, growing faith in the body’s own healing powers, and freedom of opinion within the health industry is challenging established medical thinking. JB believes this field has offered him the opportunity to fulfil his passion and discover alternative ways to positively influence the body and mind. He considers chiropractic a preventative and holistic approach to health.

After graduating in the USA, JB worked in private practices in France and Italy, before moving to England in 1997. He opened and has successfully run the Chiropractic Health Centres ever since.

The emphasis on treatment and education at our clinics stems from JB’s desire to spread the positive impact chiropractic has had on his own life to the lives of his patients. He insists that those working with him at the clinics put an emphasis on communication in order to properly understand and deliver on each patient’s needs.

“Our concept is simple, and that is why it works. Influence the nervous system and you will always get changes.”

JB insists on practising a variety of techniques, having personally benefited from many in the past, including:

  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • SOT (Saccro-Occipital Technique)
  • Network
  • DNFT (Directional Non-Force Technique)
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Paediatric
  • Neuro seminars

Having experienced the benefits of exercise, nutrition, and meditation on his own well-being, JB combines chiropractic with general advice on all these areas to help guide his patients to optimal health.

JB is passionate about learning in order to share, challenge, and progress the science of chiropractic. This involves attending seminars and reading research papers on subjects as varied as neurology, nutrition, exercise, or meditation, enhancing the successful management and treatment of his patients.

He recently specialised in the treatment of horses alongside his chiropractic clinics, recognising the benefits spinal corrections have on their performance. For more information on his equine services, please visit London Equine Chiropractic  or contact  the clinics directly.

Customer feedback

JB’s success in his clinics centres around the trust he builds with his patients, and his ability to positively effect their functionality and lifestyle.

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JB is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Orpington clinic, and on Wednesdays and Fridays at our Blackheath clinic. Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with JB, or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics  or request an appointment online.

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Sophie Gremion-Garrone,

Having been raised in a family who prioritised maintaining good health and with many relatives becoming chiropractors, undertaking chiropractic studies seemed like the natural path for Sophie. She graduated from the Institute Franco-European de Chiropractique in Paris with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1990. After university she worked in private practice until 1998, before joining her husband in London. She began by providing chiropractic care for the staff at Greenwich council whilst raising their two daughters, and then moved on to work at the Chiropractic Health Centres.

“The natural and holistic approach of chiropractic particularly interested me. I believe I experience every day the benefits of receiving chiropractic adjustments over my childhood on my mobility, energy levels, and posture. Chiropractic has become an integral part of my philosophy of life and I aim to share these benefits with every one of my patients for their general well-being”

Sophie specialises exclusively in a mix of different gentle techniques, sometimes using specialised devices such as an activator or block S.O.T., suitable and highly effective for any age and almost any condition. With over 25 years’ chiropractic experience, and an approach which combines the latest technologies with effective techniques, Sophie is a successful and popular Chiropractor.

Her treatment techniques help alleviate the following symptoms:

  • Back and lower back pain
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Mechanical neck pain, stiffness and soreness
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Sciatica i.e. pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Some sports injuries, depending on diagnosis
  • Pregnancy-related discomforts

Pregnancy and chiropractic

Being a mother gave Sophie a particular interest in the benefits of chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy.

She understands that any misalignment in the spine, sacrum or pelvis – often relating to poor posture, chronic back problems, softening of the ligaments, or a shift in weight distribution during pregnancy – results in distortions which could cause increased discomfort and a more difficult birth if left untreated.

She uses chiropractic to help correct physical adaptations associated with pregnancy, using gentle techniques to rebalance the pelvis, sacrum and spine, including:

  • Trigger points
  • Stretching
  • Increasing tonus by inducted or active exercise

Although these techniques are recognised as safe for both mother and baby, please ensure you get your doctor’s approval before receiving chiropractic care.

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Customer feedback

Sophie is an attentive and empathetic chiropractor who strives to understand the needs of her patients and has created a loyal patient base as a result.

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Sophie is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Blackheath clinic, and on Wednesdays and Fridays at our Orpington clinic.
Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with Sophie, or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics  or request an appointment online.

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Margaret Heptonstall,
Spinal Manipulative Therapist

Margaret Heptonstall qualified as a chiropractor in 1989 at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, a QS 5-star university, focussed on research.

Having originally worked as a chiropractic assistant, Margaret witnessed on a daily basis how effective and efficient chiropractic care was in addressing the wide range of symptoms that patients brought to the clinic.  This developed into a deep desire to study and to practice chiropractic herself, and she went on to study at university level to complete the 5-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) degree course.

During her 20 years of practice, she often observed an overlap between a patient’s biomechanical symptoms (back pain, headaches, muscular tension, recurrent injuries) and the additional emotional stresses and challenges that a patient might coincidentally comment on during their chiropractic treatments. If this clinical overlap surfaced, she noticed that it could complicate a patient’s recovery process.

Margaret decided that this required further investigation if she was to be consistent with her commitment to a wholistic approach to patient care.  Now living in London, she began a second 3-year university degree in Counselling, and in 2014 she graduated with Distinction, gaining a BSc in Integrative Counselling.

Margaret now practices as a Spinal Manipulative Therapist (SMT) and integrates her chiropractic training and skill with a mind/body approach to better explore and understand what is happening for her patients.  She uses traditional manipulative techniques (Gonstead, SOT) and gentler techniques (Activator, blocking) as well as soft tissue therapies (Trigger Point Therapy, massage).

As SMT treatment progresses and if areas of possible clinical overlap emerge, this can be discussed with patients, who are then able to consider if they would like to explore any presenting issues in a separate and confidential counselling context. Of course, this is wholly dependent upon the patient’s personal decision and wishes. This approach has been shown to have a profound impact on a patient’s clinical experience, and their ongoing physical and emotional wellbeing.

Margaret is engaged in continuing professional development (CPD) and education in both areas, and focuses on expanding her knowledge-base of the biomechanics of the body, its functional neurology and the overlapping emotional and psychological aspects of true wellbeing.

Watching patients progress and thrive motivates her to continuously challenge and improve as an integrative healthcare practitioner.

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Margaret is available on Mondays and Wednesdays at our Orpington clinic only.
Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with Margaret or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics  or request an appointment online.

Sumaya Ahmed

Sumaya Ahmed,

Sumaya graduated as a chiropractor from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic after completing five years of full-time higher education. Once graduated she decided to settle closer to home, first working in Bristol and Newport before relocating to London. Along with manual adjusting and soft tissue techniques, she is also qualified in dry needling (acupuncture) and kinesiology taping.

She holds a particular interest in the care of pregnant women, cervicogenic headaches and has also undertaken extensive research into nutrition and digestive disorders. After having danced from a young age as well as playing a variety of sports, she considers chiropractic care to be essential in improving and optimising the performance of any athlete.

As a chiropractor, Sumaya not only aims to quickly resolve her patients immediate pain, but also believes in promoting long term health by reducing the likelihood of reoccurrence. She believes that combining chiropractic care with positive lifestyle choices, self-management and advice will help improve the overall health and wellbeing of her patients.

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Sumaya is available on Saturdays at our Blackheath clinic only.
Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with Sumaya or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics  or request an appointment online.

Brodie Marriott

Brodie Marriott,

Brodie is extremely passionate about chiropractic and the impact it can have on people’s lives. Her interest in health and wellness led her to graduate with a Masters in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.

She loves how the practice can both reduce pain and dysfunction in the body, as well as maintain or restore general health and well-being. She has always been interested in the effects of lifestyle on productivity and energy levels, and works to maintain this holistic approach with her patients. Brodie lives by these principles in her own life, regularly practicing yoga and making homemade healthy food.

Brodie loves treating a variety of patients with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatrics. She is certified in the Webster technique and really enjoys treating women throughout their pregnancy.

“It is so important to have good nervous system health as the nerves control every function within the body. Without good spinal alignment and healthy spinal movement the body won’t function like we ask or expect it to. Chiropractic treatment promotes good communication between the brain and body to allow the body to work to its optimum.”

Brodie also has a love for animals, and believes they can benefit from chiropractic just as much as humans. Most animals have spinal tension just like humans do and chiropractic can really help to improve the animals movement and general overall health. She recently qualified as a canine and equine chiropractor with the IAVC, setting up her mobile animal chiropractic service ‘Animals Aligned’.

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Brodie is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at our Blackheath clinic only.
Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with Brodie or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics  or request an appointment online.

Charlotte-Ruault

Charlotte Ruault,

Charlotte is a qualified chiropractor, leaving her small hometown of Quiberon to complete her degree at the renowned Institut Franco-European de Chiropraxie in Paris. After 6 years’ of full-time study, she relocated to London to begin her career as a chiropractor.

Her practice is influenced by her holistic approach to health, integrating her love of nature and meditation to her treatment. She believes every patient can benefit from chiropractic, whether symptomatic or not, through optimising their nervous system, body movement and alignment. She particularly enjoys studying the mechanics of the body and how to relieve pain in a holistic way.

“I have always had my heart set on pursuing a career which helps and serves people, and having many chiropractors in the family, it was for me the best way of achieving this.”

Charlotte is qualified in manual adjusting and soft tissue techniques, as well as Applied Kinesiology. Her chiropractic techniques include:

  • Diversified
  • K (Applied Kinesiology)
  • O.T (Saccro-Occipital Technique)
  • Activator

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Charlotte is available at our Blackheath clinic. Should you wish to book a chiropractic appointment with Charlotte or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinics or request an appointment online.

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