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Chiropractic First is a result of a life-long commitment to building a healthy and drug-free society through education and development, driven by the vision and aspiration of our founder-director, Dr. Matt Kan. With its headquarters in Singapore, Chiropractic First is now the leading and expanding practice with clinics across South East Asia.

Company Background

In 2000, the Chiropractic First Group was formed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by Dr Matt Kan. Since then the company has grown from strength to strength, with a head office in Singapore and more than 25 clinics across the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Singapore.

Our clinic in the UK, Manchester, was opened in 2015 as a joint venture between Dr. Matt Kan and Dr. David Bates, both qualified Doctors of Chiropractic.

Dr David Bates DC, previously worked for a number of years in the Manchester area before swapping the Lancashire sun for the Singapore sun. Having spent two years working in clinics in Asia the time was right for him to move back to the UK with his family to help develop the Chiropractic First family further afield.

Dr David Bates

Dr David Bates DC

Doctor of Chiropractic / CEO

It was from a young age that I was first exposed to the chiropractic profession. This was down to my older brother having struggled with persistent back and hip issues that were non-responsive to mainstream medical care. After observing and receiving adjustments myself, my mind was set on one day becoming a chiropractor. I found it fascinating that the human body had an inbuilt intelligence to heal and self regulate without needing to resort to drugs or surgery. A few years later after leaving school, I enrolled at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth and set out on a five year masters degree in Chiropractic. During these years and especially after graduating, I continued to attend seminars to further my understanding of the human body and how Chiropractic care plays a key role in optimising our health no matter how old we are. I believe that my ability to further help each and every individual is a never-ending learning process, which is why I attend weekly conference calls with Dr Stephen Franson, who has a wealth of experience in our field. I am a registered member of the General Chiropractic Council(GCC) and the United Chiropractic Association (UCA). After spending a number of years gaining valuable experience working in clinics in the UK, I had an opportunity to work in Singapore and South East Asia with a company called Chiropractic First. Following a very successful two year period in Asia, the time was right to move back to Manchester after the birth of my son. The idea was then born to bring the success of Chiropractic First to the UK. Away from Chiropractic First my time is spent with my family, as well watching Formula 1 or Football when time allows.

Dr David Bates DC

Marcus Chidiac DC

Chiropractic Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Marcus Chidiac DC

Kelly Jeffery

Chiropractic Assistant

I’m Kelly the senior chiropractic assistant for chiropractor first, here in Manchester.
I grew up nearby and have spent the past few years traveling all over the world before returning back home to Manchester to be near family and friends.
I have a background in beauty therapy and have a big a passion for natural care and wellbeing.
I am really enjoying being part of the chiropractic first team and the caring environment that I am lucky to work in.
There is always something new to learn regarding Chiropract care, its wonderful being part of a patients journey to recovery and seeing them lead a healthier and happier lifestyle, there is always time spend with and listen to patients which I love. Patient care is so important to me, and it means I always leave work happy with a smile on my face.

Kelly Jeffery

Nicole Northey

Chiropractic Assistant

I’m Nicole, a new chiropractic assistant here in Manchester.
I spent three years studying Biology at the University of Chester and have since been working in healthcare as a dementia care assistant. This role has opened my eyes in terms of physical and mental wellbeing – especially in the elderly. It has encouraged me to pursue a career within care as I enjoy interacting with patients and building long lasting relationships.
I am excited to start this new journey with Chiropractic First as they are such a friendly and welcoming team! I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning as much as I can about chiropractic care.

Nicole Northey

Elias

Elias Amin

Chiropractic Assistant

Hello, I am Elias and I am a Chiropractic Assistant here at the Birmingham Clinic.
Ever since I have left school I have always wanted to do an apprenticeship. When I was at the age of 15, I always wanted to be in a solicitors firm, after experiencing it for 3 months, I have got a clear view that its not for me.
So currently I am on a 12 month apprenticeship at Chiropractic First and I’m really enjoying it.
I have always loved meeting new people as I am an articulate, bubbly and welcoming individual.
In my spare time I do modelling for many clothing brands also around Multan,
Overall, I’m a confident, smart and caring individual.

Elias

Elias Amin

Michael

Dr Michael Bates DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

My passion for chiropractic evolved through both my sporting activity and the long-standing drive to help others. Through my love of the outdoors and playing sport, I have always been interested in exercise and healthy eating. However, following a significant injury from a skiing accident, I came to realise there was something missing from my health equation. I could no longer perform to the best of my ability, and I would regularly experience episodes of pain. I could not understand why my body could not heal itself. I was told at 18 years old that I should stop playing sport and skiing. Chiropractic allowed me to return to full contact sport and to ski better than ever! I felt fitter, faster and stronger. I experienced far fewer injuries, and if I did sustain an injury my body would heal itself in a much shorter time span. I realised that if an 18-year-old could be told to stop doing the things they loved at such a young age, imagine what people in their later years were being told. So, my drive became to help people of all ages to get to their best, and stay at their best for the rest of their lives. In my spare time I try to ski as regularly as possible, and have recently taken up rock climbing. I also enjoy travelling and sampling different cultures from around the world.

Dr Michael Bates

Dr Michael Bates DC

Jade

Jade Cox

Chiropractic Assistant

Hi my name is Jade and I am one of the Chiropractic Assistants at the Leeds Clinic. Growing up I have always known that I wanted to help people become and better and healthier version of themselves. After working in the dental industry for a couple of years, I found Chiropractic First. Chiropractic First allows me to support people’s journey’s to optimal health in an all natural way which is extremely fulfilling for me.

Jade

Jade Cox

Kat

Kat Kokotenko

Chiropractic Assistant

Hello, my name is Kateryna. Until the day I visited my chiropractor as a patient, I didn’t have hope or belief that my chronic pain would get better. To say, I’ve never even known about chiropractic medicine until it was my ‘last resort ’. The CA’s and Michael reassured me and helped me to start believing in myself again. Being inspired by what they do, I’ve regularly started working at the Roadshows helping to educate the crowd and share my own experience with them. The hard work got me taking an important role as a Technical and Floor Chiropractor Assistant where I get to help patients with same challenges as mine as well as assess and assist them daily. My biggest desire is to persuade a career in healthcare environment like physiotherapy where I can help the patients as much as I was once helped. For now, I am on my way to get qualified as a Sport Therapy Masseur in June and starting two learning two more languages as well as three I already know.

Kat

Kat Kokotenko

Dr. Imran

Dr Imran Shah DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

My journey to chiropractic began after being a keen tennis and cricket player where I noticed injuries affecting my level of performance. These were diagnosed as “growing pains” at the time and only after a visit to a chiropractor that I realised my problems were actually related to my spine and he looked at things biomechanically rather than just trying to ‘fix’ the symptoms. Not only was I able to return to a high level of performance (representing my University at tennis) but it made me realise how powerful the chiropractic adjustment can be in helping my nervous system function efficiently. I went on to study a four year master’s degree at the WeshInsititute of Chiropractic (WIOC) in South Wales after initially completing my biomedical material science BMedSc (Hons) at the University of Birmingham. Following graduation, I have gained experience working with professional athletes in an acute Sports injury clinic in a multidisciplinary team consisting of (Osteopath, physiotherapist and podiatrist). I then went on to specialise in Chiropractic care which taught me the importance of prevention and maintaining optimum health. I have also done locum work in London which has helped me treat a wide variety of muscular skeletal conditions. I am a registered member of the GCC (General chiropractic council) and the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). I have recently spent time observing a clinic in Dubai and in Singapore working under the Chiropractic First Group witnessing some of the great results they have working with families and people of all ages. My personal interests include playing tennis regularly and competing in the Warwickshire leagues for my club, functional rehabilitation, strengthening and conditioning and giving my patients nutritional advice where necessary.

Dr Imran

Dr Imran Shah DC

Cameron Turvey

Doctor of Chiropractic

Bio coming soon!

Cameron Turvey

Lorna

Lorna Yates

Chiropractic Assistant

Hi, I’m Lorna and I’m one of the chiropractic assistants here at the Birmingham clinic. I left my last job in a restaurant because I felt like I wasn’t doing enough, and I knew I didn’t enjoy it. The thing that actually made me happy was helping my Grandad, he has had issues with his back for my whole life, so I knew I needed to do something that helped people. This is when I started to look into health care jobs and came across Chiropractic First, I hardly knew anything about chiropractic care but as soon as I started to learn, I realised this was the perfect job for me because I got to be there for a patient’s full journey; from being in a lot of pain to becoming fit healthy again. Its amazing to meet people I would have never got a chance to meet but now I class them as my chiropractic family.

Lorna

Lorna Yates

Dr Richard Mackinnon

Doctor of Chiropractic

Bio coming soon!

Dr Richard Mackinnon

Dr Josh Ashwood

Doctor of Chiropractic

Originally, I was drawn to Chiropratic because I’m active in many different sports and have sustained a number of injuries and ‘niggles’ in the past. After receiving care myself, I knew I wanted to help others reach their own health goals, regardless of whether it’s to simply play with your grandchild or compete at an elite level of sports.

I’m sure if I hadn’t discovered chiropractic at the time, my health, my energy and quality of life would be on a very different trajectory. Just because certain lifestyle choices are common doesn’t necessarily mean their healthy. Once I realised that every day I was making hundreds of decisions that would stack up over time and move me closer to health or further away from health, I was able to able to make small changes and am now healthier and happier than ever. That’s what I want for you too.

I graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia after completing a 5 year double undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Chiropractic).
Outside of the clinic, I love spending time with my family, keeping fit through running, weight training, basketball and anything health and wellness related.

What are your heath goals? I’d love to see if we can help.

Dr Josh Ashwood

Evelina Arvidsson

Chiropractic Assistant

Hey! I’m Evelina, one of the CA’s in Shepherd’s Bush.
My contact with Chiropractic First started in America where I worked together with Steve Holloway for two weeks on a scout jamboree.
I had just gotten my bachelor’s degree in nursing and was planning to move from Sweden to fulfill my dream of living in London when Steve asked me if I wanted to be a part of the team. Working with people and health is very close to my heart so this was a wonderful opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to meeting and supporting our patients here in Shepherd’s Bush.

Evelina Arvidsson

Daniella Wiles

Chiropractic Assistant

Hiya I’m Daniella and I’m one of the CA’s in Shepherd’s Bush. I stumbled across this position by chance and didn’t think that or consider being a CA as a career, but I am so glad that I am here now.
After being a bartender for a couple of years and gaining experience in customer service, I decided to change my environment from late nights to early mornings.
I do enjoy designing clothing and logos which I did study and got my Level 3 Diploma in but also enjoy reading rather than going out. But my track sheet of employment is very different to my background and what I enjoy.
All in all, I’m ready to see where being a CA takes me.

Daniella Wiles

Dr David Goldsworthy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Bio coming soon!

Dr David Goldsworthy

Miriam Oriol

Chiropractic Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Miriam Oriol

Dr David Bates

Dr David Bates DC

Doctor of Chiropractic / CEO

It was from a young age that I was first exposed to the chiropractic profession. This was down to my older brother having struggled with persistent back and hip issues that were non-responsive to mainstream medical care. After observing and receiving adjustments myself, my mind was set on one day becoming a chiropractor. I found it fascinating that the human body had an inbuilt intelligence to heal and self regulate without needing to resort to drugs or surgery. A few years later after leaving school, I enrolled at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth and set out on a five year masters degree in Chiropractic. During these years and especially after graduating, I continued to attend seminars to further my understanding of the human body and how Chiropractic care plays a key role in optimising our health no matter how old we are. I believe that my ability to further help each and every individual is a never-ending learning process, which is why I attend weekly conference calls with Dr Stephen Franson, who has a wealth of experience in our field. I am a registered member of the General Chiropractic Council(GCC) and the United Chiropractic Association (UCA). After spending a number of years gaining valuable experience working in clinics in the UK, I had an opportunity to work in Singapore and South East Asia with a company called Chiropractic First. Following a very successful two year period in Asia, the time was right to move back to Manchester after the birth of my son. The idea was then born to bring the success of Chiropractic First to the UK. Away from Chiropractic First my time is spent with my family, as well watching Formula 1 or Football when time allows.

Dr David Bates

Dr David Bates DC

Steve

Steve Holloway

General Manager

Hi My Name’s Steve & I’m a chiropractic Advocate!
I’ve been involved with chiropractic and chiropractors since meeting my wife 22 years ago.
My background in marketing and sales has given me a unique insight into chiropractic and how to explain its philosophy and benefits. Having experienced the life changing results of being a chiropractic patient has given me a deeper understanding of chiropractic and health in general.
Having worked with many chiropractors and as a co founder of the United Chiropractic Association I have in some small way contributed to the growth and stability of what I know is a vital part of today’s healthcare system bringing relief of symptoms and improved lifestyles to millions of people worldwide.
Working with the team at Chiropractic First has renewed my passion for chiropractic and sharing chiropractic vision and benefits to a wider audience.
I am immensely proud of the care we deliver and my main focus is delivering a level of service and experience to everyone who seeks our help.
BJ Palmer once said ‘”you never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow” my aim and my aim for Chiropractic first is to embody this statement and make it a reality.
I look forward to meeting you all in practice and helping you achieve your health goals.
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Steve

Steve Holloway

Michelle Wong

Personal Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Michelle Wong

Tim Jenkins

Marketing Co-ordinator

Joining the team as Business Development and Marketing Executive in early 2017, Tim comes almost exclusively from a sales and marketing background, ranging from face-to-face fundraising and IT recruitment, through to corporate sales training and B2B commodity sales. His desire to deliver the best possible patient care is matched only by his eagerness to succeed in seeing Chiropractic First become, and remain, the market leader it deserves to be. The amazing team who work tirelessly alongside him, and the consequential energetic atmosphere they create, are the main reason he loves coming to work.
Originally from Devon, Tim settled in Yorkshire after attending the Leeds College of Music in 2002. His passions outside of work lie mainly in cooking and food production and he is well known for his curing, smoking and sausage making! A keen Liverpool FC and Mclaren F1 supporter, when not watching sports, Tim enjoys cycling, hiking, camping & exploring the countryside.
Outgoing, confident and highly driven, Tim plans and oversees various public and corporate marketing strategies at Chiropractic First, and so is the person to speak to if the wellness of your staff is a priority, or if you’d like a medical professional to visit your place of work for talks on optimising spinal health, posture and ergonomics.

Tim Jenkins

Olivia Sutcliffe

Social Media Co-Ordinator

Bio coming soon!

Olivia Sutcliffe