About our team:
Helen Mulliner DC
Doctor of Chiropractic MChiro (dist) PGCert (dist)
Helen is the principle Chiropractor at The Woodland Chiropractic Clinic.
She attained her Masters degree from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth, with distinction.
In her final year at university, Helen presented her own research material, regarding chiropractors and their views towards gaining prescribing rights, at professional conferences to Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
Since graduation in 2008, Helen has worked in private practice in Bournemouth, Bromley, Southend, Sevenoaks and Wrotham. She has developed her knowledge and clinical expertise in areas of sports chiropractic, pregnancy and paediatrics, myofascial release, dry needing (medical acupuncture) and Kensiotaping.
Helen has a particular interest in treating patients who suffer with neck related tension headaches. Having been a chronic headache sufferer herself, Helen has personal understanding of the debilitating symptoms of this complaint. Helen found chiropractic through seeking long term relief from her weekly sometimes daily headaches. She is able to not only give treatment but also proved support and ergonomic advice to chronic headache suffers.
Helen has a three year old son who has enjoyed chiropractic treatment since birth from her chiropractic colleagues. He suffered from reflux and plageocephely (flat head) as a young infant and so Helen understands the challenges motherhood brings. He now regularly receives check-up treatments from chiropractors locally.
Helen enjoys treating patients of all ages and is currently undertaking further studies in clinical nutrition.
- Masters of Chiropractic (MChiro) with distinction
- Post Graduate Certificate in Chiropractic (PGCert) with distinction
- Registered member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA)
- Registered member of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
- Dry Needling (western medical acupuncture) Practitioner
- Sacro-occipital technique
- Graston technique
- Rock Tape Practitioner
- Exercise rehabilitation
- GCC registration number: 02971
Elisabeth Cooper DC
Doctor of Chiropractic MChiro
Elisabeth graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic following a 5 years MSc degree in chiropractic.
Elisabeth is originally from Norway, and has previously worked as a chiropractor for several years in Chislehurst. She decided to become a Chiropractor after seeing the amazing results her own mother gained from chiropractic treatment after suffering with back problems. and moved to Bournemouth to study Chiropractic.
Elisabeth loves helping patients of all ages from new-borns to the elderly and is adept at treating and managing a wide range of conditions. She has a passion for treating mothers and babies and has previously worked in a breastfeeding clinic in Bournemouth, where alongside midwifes and lactation consultants she wrote and published research in a peer reviewed scientific journal, showing the benefits of combined Chiropractic and midwifery care for suboptimal breastfeeding (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4768400/). Whilst working in Chislehurst she founded “Before Beyond Birth” - a team of healthcare professionals working with expecting and new parents.
Elisabeth also has experience working with sports injuries and performance having worked closely with the Oakmedians Rugby Club in Bournemouth attending both training and matches to provide Chiropractic support to players and staff.
Elisabeth strongly believes in looking beyond the pain to find and treat the true cause and strives to ensure she is always up to date with the latest techniques and methods to do so.
Elisabeth is registered with the United Chiropractic Association and the General Chiropractic Council (Registration Number 04233).
Massage Therapist (Dip. SMRT)
Jules is very excited to be the new Remedial Massage Therapist at The Woodland Chiropractic Clinic.
Jules originally came across Remedial Massage as a way to manage her own tension headaches and migraines, she found that no amount of pills or lying down in a dark room would improve things. Instead, she found that by having weekly massage for her neck and shoulders, this improved her well-being markedly.
Having seen the benefits of regular massage first hand Jules was curious enough about the "magic of massage" to book onto a weekend course to learn a bit more about it. She instantly became hooked and halfway through the first morning of the course signed herself up for a Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Deep Tissue Massage. Since then, Jules has also completed further courses to specialize in Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone treatment and Kinesiology Taping.
Jules says: “I love my job, I look forward to coming into work every morning, the challenge each client brings and the sense of achievement when we start seeing results together."
Carrie has recently joined the team as our new Chiropractic Assistant.
Originally from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, Carrie moved to London to pursue her love of Theatre where she worked at several different venues in the box office. Whilst in London, Carrie developed an injury that made simple tasks extremely difficult and was recommended by a family member to see a chiropractor. After receiving treatment, her quality of life had improved immensely. Carrie has been receiving chiropractic treatment ever since.
Carrie is involved with several charities and sponsors 3 children living in Uganda which enables them to go to school and encourages their families to become self-sufficient.
Family is very important to Carrie and she loves spending time with her nieces and nephews and enjoying family time with her husband and cat.
Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system (nerves, bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, but when they assess patients, they take their entire physical, emotional and social well-being into account.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions, such as:
- Ankle sprain (short term management)
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Inability to relax
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
- Generalised aches and pains
- Mechanical neck pain
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms
- Plantar fascitis (short term management)
- Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
- Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder