Don’t let pain stop you from living

We are a leading Chiropractic Practice providing fast and effective pain relief for patients across Europe and Asia.

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What pain are you experiencing?


Symptoms may include pain in the area of the herniation that may radiate across the hips or into the buttocks.


Posture is the window to the spine, usually developed from your lifestyle, habits & the way you sit.


Research indicates upper cervical trauma as an underlying cause for many types of headaches.


Neck pain (Cervical pain), is commonly caused by bad posture, poor ergonomics, poor sleeping patterns & awkward sitting positions.


Back pain can be debilitating, persistent and recurrent for some. Plus, it can happen anywhere along the spine.


Your body is prone to the same kinds of aches and pains, whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a professional.


25 chiropractic clinics globally and over 2 million adjustments done

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.


Over 2 million chiropractic adjustments done

“During my examination, l was shocked to see that my spine was not straight. After the doctors explanation, I understood why I was having my lower back problems. My review X-rays shows how much my spine has improved!"

Standing and sitting even for a short period of time would cause pain in my lower back.


32 years old

“During my first adjustment, I was afraid that it would be painful. But to my surprise, it was not! I could feel an immediate relief of the tension in my neck. My posture and mood is way better now that the pain is no longer there.”

I had tension in my neck for many years, which is accompanied by headaches and dizzy spells. I was referred to a physiotherapist and went for close to 8 months but there not much difference.


21 years old


For patients

Most healthcare schemes cover chiropractic treatments, either to address both ongoing and initial care.

Most people who have chiropractic treatment pay for it privately. It usually costs around £30 to £80 per session. You do not need to see a GP before making an appointment.

Absolutely. Many pregnant ladies have reported improvement in posture and spinal conditions from chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Age really is no barrier! Treatment is safe for people of any age; procedures differ for the very young, those with bone disease such as osteoporosis and the elderly.

Chiropractors treat all types of back and neck issues, general aches and pains including those of joints, muscle spasms or cramps, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck. They also treat joint pain including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis, alongside core osteoarthritis treatments and exercise. Chiropractic can also help with headaches secondary to neck problems and prevention of migraine type headaches.

If indicated as safe and necessary, the chiropractor may decide (at their discretion) to adjust on your first visit. However, this is not a normal practice.

Chiropractors are highly trained on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatments which include, joint manipulation, patient education, physical therapy modalities, manual therapy, nutrition and rehabilitation exercises. Chiropractic adjustments involve qualified practitioners applying, using their hands or a small instrument, specific and controlled thrust to a spinal joint to improve the movement of the spine as well as your body’s physical function.

Chiropractic care is highly regarded for its scientifically proven results in treating/ helping with back pain, neck pain, headaches, bad posture, sciatica and certain/many other conditions. It is also important to note that chiropractic care can provide practical preventative care to optimise a person’s overall health and wellbeing.

Your Chiropractor should have completed a 5 – year full time degree or postgraduate master’s course recognised by the General Chiropractic Council.

In the UK, chiropractic is a regulated profession. In common with medical practitioners and dentists, all chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractors Act 1994, and the title ‘Chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation. The profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practice as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.

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Dr. Paul Glodzik

Chiropractor Shepherd’s Bush

Dr. Glodzik comes from the United States of America where he practiced in Washington DC for the past 14 years. Dr. Glodzik ran his own chiropractic clinic for 12 years and was selected to work with the US Olympic Committee Medical clinics at all three US training centers. He also became one of the chiropractors for USA weightlifting.  Dr. Glodzik has many years of experience working with patients from all types of backgrounds. He specialized in working with athletes and sports related injuries. He is not only a chiropractor but is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist, as well as, a USA weightlifting coach. He has learned how to take more advanced training techniques to help benefit the average patient by focusing on postural and stabilizing muscle strengthen to enhance the effects of spinal manipulation.

Dr. Glodzik is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL USA where he was awarded a fellowship in both pathology and biochemistry. While completing his clinical hours he had the opportunity to work with underserved populations (including homeless and recovering addicts) at the Salvation Army clinic in Chicago. He completed a preceptorship with Dr. Steven Horowitz who was the USA Olympic Chiropractor at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Dr. Glodzik was a university level ice hockey and rugby player when he was an undergraduate at SUNY of Buffalo. Afterwards he was an active rugby union and league player of which he was selected to USA National Camps on three separate occasions. He has since retired from playing competitive athletics but still enjoys playing ice hockey, golf, cycling, and weight training.

Roberta McGoldrick

Chiropractor Manchester

I was inspired by a chiropractor from an early age and as an elite junior horse rider with back problems, I’ve experienced the difference chiropractic makes to daily life and functional potential enabling me to sustain an elite level.

Therefore, I am passionate about chiropractic and making a difference to my patients lives.

The diversity of conditions that chiropractic can help with is astonishing. The power the body has to heal itself when given a helping start can really benefit both acute and chronic conditions. 

I aim to engage my patients nervous system using manual adjustments enabling the body to heal itself, which can be achieved with the right treatment programme and patient commitment helping them on their own path of self- recovery.

Steve Holloway

Steve Holloway

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.

Kelly Jeffrey

Kelly Jeffrey

I’m Kelly, Operations Manager at Chiropractic First. I was born and raised in Greater Manchester but have spent the past few years travelling the world before returning home to be near family and friends.

I have a background in Beauty Therapy and have a passion for natural care and wellbeing. I enjoy being part of the chiropractic first team due to the caring environment that I am lucky to work in.

There is always something new and exciting to learn regarding chiropractic care, it’s wonderful being part of a patient’s journeys to recovery, seeing them lead healthier and happier lifestyles. I always make time to spend with and listen to patients, which I love. Patient care is so important to me which is why I always leave work happy, and with a smile on my face.

Léa Saintespes

Chiropractor Chelsea

Hello, I’m Dr. Léa Saintespes, French woman that grew up around Europe, moved around a lot, studied chiropractic in Madrid- RCU-MCC, and have now settled in London.

My first contact with chiropractic was at a very early age, after many ankle injuries and Low Back Pain due to dance competitions. Similar to a lot of young kids doing high level sports I was mislead to think it was normal until I met my chiropractor. That’s when I started to become more aware of what natural health means and felt in love with the holistic approach. Naturally I wanted to be part of the solution.

What I like most about my occupation is when my patients realise how life changing chiropractic care is on so many levels. I also enjoy the constant learning side of chiropractic and being a part of my patient’s wellbeing.

A bit about myself, I’m interested in Latin dance, yoga and self growth. I speak 5 languages, and enjoy using my linguistic skills to connect with patients from all over the world, something I find especially rewarding living in London.

If this resonate with you, my team and I will be pleased to accompany you on your path towards optimal health!

Luis Vilches

Chiropractor Barcelona

Hi, my name is Luis and I am a chiropractor. My first encounter with chiropractic was at young age practicing sports I injured my back, I went to a chiropractor, he adjusted me, and my symptoms were gone by the second appointment, but the most important thing, he taught me the importance of a well-adjusted spine, and he shifted my health paradigm. After that, I wanted to be able to help people like that doctor helped me.

I graduated form UNEVE (Mexico´s College of Chiropractic) in 2010 and after that I did Chiropractic Rehabilitation in Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Since then, my purpose is to help people to achieve their maximum potential of health.

I am very excited to be part of the family of Chiropractic First Barcelona.

Hola soy Luis y soy quiropráctico. Mi primer encuentro con la quiropráctica fue cuando, siendo muy joven me lastimé la columna practicando deporte, acudí a un quiropráctico, el me ajustó y el síntoma desapareció en dos sesiones, pero lo más importante es que él me habló de la importancia de una columna libre de subluxaciones, y cambió mi paradigma de salud. Después de eso, quise poder ayudar a los demás como ese doctor me ayudó a mí.

Me gradué de la UNEVE (Universidad de Quiropráctica en México) en 2010 y después hice una especialidad en rehabilitación de columna en Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Y desde entonces mi propósito ha sido poder ayudar a la gente a alcanzar su mayor potencial de salud.

Estoy emocionado de formar parte de la familia de Chiropractic First Barcelona.

Imran Shah

Chiropractor Birmingham

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 bio mechanically rather than just trying to ‘fix’ the symptoms.

Not only was I able to return to a high level of performance (representing myUniversity 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 Wesh Insititute of Chiropractic (WIOC) in South Wales after initially completing my biomedical material scienceBMedSc (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 theChiropractic 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

Richard Mackinnon

Chiropractor Chester

I pride myself on being someone who has a natural rapport with patients and works cooperatively to identify and address impediments to personal growth and health.

Having been rehabilitated through chiropractic care I am passionate about the excellent benefits and health care I can provide my patients. I’m dedicated to finding natural approaches to correct postural management, spinal degeneration, stress reduction and optimal health function of the entire body.

‍Originally from NewZealand I have lived in London many years. This has provided me with the opportunity to travel extensively and experience new cultures which is something I am passionate about. I am a keen sports fan and enjoy helping those that want to improve their strength & conditioning for competition or recreation.

Morris Kahere

Chiropractor Leeds

I’m Morris Kahere, a Chiropractic graduate from the Durban University of Technology class of 2017. I started being actively involved in Sports Chiropractic when I was a second year Chiropractic student in 2012, working with Jaguars Rugby Club as the assistant team Chiropractor. This is when my passion for Chiropractic was ignited. In 2015, I became the team Chiropractor for the Durban University of Technology Women Football. From 2016 I was taken up by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Sports Science Department where I was the Resident Chiropractor for their Football teams (men and women). I travelled across the country with the teams for their USSA and Varsity Tournaments. When I qualified in 2017, I went on to open my own private practice in a South African third-world community called Umlazi, where no one knew about Chiropractic. I became actively involved in community events raising the awareness about Chiropractic, offering free Spinal Assessments, Health Education and Promotion. In 2019, I decided to be adventurous and joined the World Voyage Cruise Ship, Queen Mary 2, where I was working the onboard Chiropractor while travelling the World. On the flipside of the story, I am an active researcher with a few publications in peer view journals. My main research areas are Epidemiology and Health Economics of Neuromusculoskeletal Diseases.

Booking Policy

Once you have submitted your details through the form, a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your booking. Upon confirming your booking you will be required to pay a 50% deposit of the £60 consultation fee, which accounts to £30.

In the event you need to cancel your appointment, we kindly request you notify the clinic no later than 24 hours before your appointment, to ensure a full refund of the deposit. Any cancellations that occur within 24 hours of an appointment will not receive a refund of the deposit.

This policy has been put in place to ensure patients attend their bookings and, in the event that they wish to cancel their appointment, notify our clinics ahead of time so that we can allow time for clients on our waiting list to be contacted.

If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact us.

Michael Bates

Chiropractor Leeds

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.

Ai-Chen Tseng

Chiropractor Birmingham

Hey! My name is Ai-Chen, originally from Taiwan; and I graduated from McTimoney College of Chiropractic. Let me give you a brief introduction about my chiropractic journey.

Actually, I never heard of “chiropractic” before I came to the UK! I was studying Business Administration in Taiwan; however, throughout the first year, I can’t foresee myself working in this profession because I was not passionate about what I learned. Then, I started to explore my interest.

I first heard of “chiropractic” from my auntie, who found chiropractic care really beneficial and served for good purposes. She suggested I observe her chiropractor finding out more about this delightful profession. I was impressed to see how the spine is related to our body function and all positive responses from the patients.

After that, I took my chance to come to the UK to learn more about chiropractic. Throughout the study, I have met good friends and seniors, sharing and discussing techniques. It was inspiring to understand that we can do so much more as chiropractors to help everyone to improve their quality of life.

I would be immensely proud to say that “Being a chiropractor means you never stop learning!”. I want all my patients to be happy, being able to perform activities they struggled before and to be a lifelong healthy wellbeing.

Joel Mariner

Chiropractor Chelsea

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to chiropractic from a young age. As an active child who would get stuck into any sport I could, I felt that the lower back pain I was experiencing was not right for a young, healthy person and there must be something that could be done about it. So my parents took me to see a chiropractor. Not only did I find that the pain subsided with chiropractic care, but I was feeling stronger and able to perform at a higher level in my sports. This experience fuelled a curiosity about how the body works which led me to study chiropractic at AECC in Bournemouth where I learnt to look at the body as a whole and how maintenance of the spine allows it to function at its best.

In my spare time I am a keen rugby player and a fan of many sports. I also love cooking and finding new cuisines for culinary inspiration.

As a chiropractor my objective is to be detailed and specific so that each patient can achieve their personal goals, allowing them to see ho their health can positively influence their lives.

Andrea Fois

Chiropractor Shepherd’s Bush

My passion for chiropractic was born by chance. It was through my uncles that I met their chiropractor (who later became mine) at a time in my life when I needed to make some changes. After attending just one session I was intrigued and fascinated and began to learn more about the profession.

My passion and constant desire to help others had always brought me closer to medicine, but I realised that chiropractic focused on the true well-being of the human being, increasing the body’s self-healing abilities without the use of any medication. I graduated from the Madrid College of Chiropractic and from the very beginning I had the opportunity to work alongside my chiropractor and learn so much from his valuable advices.

After my studies I have done various seminars and training courses, which are essential to give my patients the care they require.

I am a playful and empathetic person but meticulous in my work. I like to continuously update and improve my knowledge and what motivates and rewards me in my work is achieving the goals of improving the health of my patients and having the honour of being part of that healing journey with them.

Jean-Patrick Brochand

Osteomyologist Manchester

I am Jean-Patrick Brochand, I am 29 years old and grew up in up in Lyon, in the South of France. I practice in the UK as an Osteomyologist whilst I got through the registration process with the General Chiropractic Council. I studied Chiropractic in Paris and Madrid where I graduated after 5 years of study.

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David Bates

David Bates

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.