"Chiropractic is a conservative and natural healing art and science that concentrates on keeping people well. Chiropractic's drugless and preventive approach to good health makes it appropriate for infants, children and teenagers.
I have made it my mission to educate myself in Paediatrics specifically related to musculoskeletal issues and problems that relate to newborn crying disorders and difficulty feeding.
My focus is on patient care but I love working with our team of experts who have the highest integrity and skill set I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I am very lucky that this skilled group have chosen to work for our company and I know that our patients are "extremely satisfied" from all of our surveys".
Tom Butterfield Chiropractor & MSK Ultrasonographer
"My job is great, I get to help people and have opportunities to improve my knowledge everyday. The more I improve my knowledge, the more effective I become at helping my patients reach their health goals. Chris Hoy used to say "I will be better today than I was yesterday"... and that ethos served him just fine.
I use a wide variety of techniques from Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, strength training, etc, in order to attain your desired result. In my opinion my patients dont really care which speciality I tailor make their treatment from as long as it is successful.
The "one size fits all" approach is not how I do things at Riverside Chiropractic Group.
In order to deliver a more efficient and effective service I have qualified in Diagnostic Musckuloskeletal Ultrasonography. This allows us to scan patients on-site who suffer from Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle and foot complaints. This option allows us to take a full history, perform an Orthopaedic exam, scan the area, and give you a diagnosis of the condtion within 60 minutes! This saves you time, and there is nothing more precious than that."
James Noble Sports, Pregnancy & Peadiatric Chiropractor
Hello, I would like to introduce myself; My name is James and I am a qualified Exercise Scientist and Chiropractor.
I am a keen sportsman and have competed in various sports for the majority of my life. Luckily for me, I found chiropractic early on in my sporting career and I been receiving chiropractic care to help me to compete and perform to my optimum for over 25 years.
During this time I have seen first-hand the effectiveness treatment has on a varied number of injuries and ailments.
In recent years I replaced rugby with triathlon, hopefully a little easier on the aging body, but still chiropractic is helping me to perform at my best and keep me mobile in day to day life.
Using treatment methods that complement each other to alleviate daily stresses and injuries alike, my aim is to allow people to continue to perform or return to activities they want to do (be it competitive sport, gardening, walking etc.) as soon as possible.
Having a young family (3 children under 9, including twins) I have had great exposure to treating newborns and infants as a matter of course. I firmly believe that children can benefit from chiropractic care as they develop, for no other reason than reducing the stresses they put themselves through on a day to day basis. For this reason my trio are treated regularly.
Having completed a Sports Nutritional Advisors course, this along with my personal experience in competition I can also advise on dietary matters to help with gaining peak performance in sport and daily life. So, whether it is day to day irritations, a sporting strain or injury, pregnancy related discomfort or you want your little one checked over, I look forward to seeing you soon.
Shannon Leach Chiropractor & Acupuncturist
With over 16 years clinical experience, we are very fortunate to have Dr Shannon Leach join the RCG team.
Shannon completed his Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2002. Prior to studying chiropractic, Shannon spent four years training as an acupuncturist, which he completed in 1995 and now uses in conjunction with chiropractic care to assist patients to achieve their health goals. After finishing his studies Shannon practiced in a number of clinics in Australia before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2005 for ten years to further his experience and see what Europe had to offer. We are very lucky that he has decided to join our group of experts.
Shannon sees chiropractic care as vital in influencing the muscular, joint and nervous system of the patient, as they provide the basis for a person's wellbeing. He uses a variety of techniques to treat both spinal and peripheral joint conditions including Diversified Adjusting, Thompson Drop-Piece, Sacro-occipital Technique, Activator Adjusting (hand-held instrument), Trigger Point Therapy and Acupuncture. Shannon is used to seeing patients of a wide range of ages as well as acute and chronic long-term conditions. He focuses on patient education to help them understand their presenting complaints, the underlying cause and how the patient can play an active role in improving their wellbeing.
Nicola Lawson RCG Clinic Manager
"I have recently become the office manager at Riverside Chiropractic Group. My duties involve the day to day running of a very busy chiropractic clinic along with the meeting and greeting of our patients and the scheduling of appointments.
We have a wide and varied cliental so I enjoy listening to their varied experiences and stories.
I lived in Spain for several years and working at the clinic has certainly helped me settle back into life in Aberdeen.
I am an avid football fan, watching not playing and love walking my dogs in the Aberdeenshire countryside.
What I like most about working at the clinic is that my colleagues are also my friends. Looking forward to meeting you in the future."
Norma Campbell Clinical Receptionist
I'm Norma and I am one of the receptionists at the Holburn Street branch. My background was as a District Nurse in the NHS where I trained as a General nurse, Midwife and finally for the last 34 years as District Nursing Sister in community. I thoroughly enjoyed my nursing career, but after completing 40 years service, it was time to retire and move aside for some younger nurses to take up the post.
For the last 2.5 years I have been part of this family team, and thoroughly enjoy meeting new patients, and learning from this highly qualified team. It is always inspiring to talk and listen to colleagues and patients, as we are always learning something new each day!
I enjoy golfing and participating in matches all over Aberdeenshire.
Alison Watson Clinical Receptionist
I am Alison Watson and have recently joined the team at RCGS to work in the reception. The practice is small but busy and has a very friendly and welcoming feel to it.
I am a mum of 2 lovely boys and enjoy spending my free time doing family activities, and socialising with friends.
I get my "feel good feeling" from participating in classes at the gym, and also from swimming and taking some time out in the spa facilities. I have taken part in various sports over the years and am always keen to try something new. Having been a patient receiving chiropractic treatments here myself for a number of years, I have an understanding of how a patient may feel when they come to the clinic.
So I hope to use this to make patients feel at ease when they visit us. I look forward to meeting patients, old and new, and am glad to be a part of such a friendly team.
Jayne Woodrow Clinical Reception Team
I'm Jayne Woodrow and have recently joined the team at RCG. I am looking forward to meeting new patients and learning from this friendly and highly knowledgeable team.
I am a Mum to 3 sporty children who like to keep me busy. When i am not cheering them on at their sports, i am a keen cake decorator and also like to go to the gym where i'm aiming to improve my fitness and health.
Kathy Kennedy Complementary Therapist
"I work as a complementary therapist, treating clients in a confidential, holistic way. The therapies that I am qualified in include advanced remedial and sports massage, swedish massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, reiki, hypnotherapy and NLP.
My aim is to cater to individual needs and offer combination treatments when desired or appropriate. I enjoy reading ,travel ,dancing swimming walking, and being outdoors".
Hannelise originally from South Africa studied a 4 year b-tech degree in somotology, which comprised of massage therapy, sports therapy, psychology, nutrition and business management. Working in a variety of health facilities she received in house physiotherapy training and expanded her holistic knowledge. I enjoy combining different types of therapies to achieve better results. "The therapies that I offer include deep tissue massage, reflexology, reiki, lymph drainage and shiatsu pressure points". Hannelise is a very dedicated therapist and treats all her patients with the utmost respect and care they deserve.
Esther Marsal Acupuncturist
Originally from Barcelona, Spain. I am a Qualified Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. I started my Training in 2007 in Barcelona at The International Acupuncture Training Centre in Nanjing, China. I now regularly attend new courses, continually adding to my knowledge and skill set.
I am very passionate about helping and caring for people and always strive for the best results. That is why I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eastern Therapies which include Acupuncture, Moxa heat Therapy, Cupping, and Ear acupuncture. All of these remedies are based on the same Philosophy and Holistic approach to help heal the body,which i truly believe is effective.
Acupuncture is used for many conditions, including stress relief, anxiety, headaches, migraines, insomnia, musculoskeletal disorders, addiction, gynaecology and obstetrics disorders. Acupuncture is an approach that treats the whole person.
All of our treatments are tailor-made for you so I can include Massage therapy treatments like Reflexology if required which compliment your Acupuncture success.
Gina has always led an active life, enjoying a variety of outdoor hobbies (when possible). As a child she was passionate about cross country running, but this was replaced over the years with camping, orienteering (whilst on camping holidays), walking, swimming and general outdoor fun. Her love of running was re-ignited in 2011 and this saw her train for and completed the London Marathon in April 2012. Since then she has continued to enjoy running as a hobby and has competed in several triathlons.
In a previous life Gina used to work as an assistant head within a senior school setting, but after a short time away to raise her young children, she decided to go back to school but for her own education! Gina graduated from the OSSM (Oxford School of Sports Massage), and is fully qualified as a Soft Tissue Therapist (Level 5), specialising in Sports and remedial massage. As a soft tissue therapist, Gina treats clients with musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction caused by life's stresses and strains; she is able to assess and treat sports injuries, and deliver sports and remedial massage. Although sport can be a common factor with many of Gina's clients, it is far from being the main issue she deals with, her clients have come from all walks of life with varying levels of activity and for those of you looking to relax and re-energise, she also offers therapeutic massage.
Rachael Gaskell Traditional Acupuncturist & Fertility expert
Rachael has been practising Traditional Acupuncture since 2006. She qualified with a BA Honours from The College of Traditional Acupuncture, Royal Leamington Spa, one of the oldest and most established colleges of Chinese Medicine in the UK. On qualifying as an Acupuncturist she worked from two busy multi- disciplinary clinics in Manchester for three years. In 2009 she moved to Norway where she set up her practice, before returning to the UK in 2012. Rachael has been working with RGC since 2015 in our Aberdeen city centre clinic. Rachael sees a wide range of patients with a variety of complaints.
Tim McCune Personal Trainer, BSc Exercise Science, Sports Nutritionist
I have worked in the fitness industry for the last six years as a personal trainer and sports nutritionist, beginning whilst studying for my degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
I see health as the foundation upon which fat loss, hypertrophy and performance are built and therefore prioritise this above all else in my programming and nutritional advice.
It is my aim to put the 'personal' back in to personal training as there is no one size fits all approach, all programming, exercises and nutritional advice will specific to the goals, needs and starting point.
My role is as much about education as it is about instruction, and I aim to leave those that work with me with a clear understanding of how and why they are doing what they are doing.
I am proud to be a member of such a diverse team, and look forward to working alongside such skilled practitioners.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - University of Birmingham
REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
Anatomy in Motion
M10 Physique Camp
Hypertrophy camp Marbella
Hypertrophy camp Stuttgart
Shaaron is a multi-skilled practitioner who teaches empowering psychological training courses. She teaches you the skills to live the life you want. Courses are available for adults and children; most people master in six weeks the techniques to build the three core psychological strengths used to fight any negative belief or symptom:
- Putting you back in control
- Building your self-esteem
- Reducing your social anxiety
You will learn what makes you tick. When you know this, and understand how you got yourself to the place you are in, you can easily get yourself out.
Shaaron works with people with anxiety, smoking cessation, weight loss, negative behavioural patterns and helps them take back control of their lives.
She is a very friendly, honest and open person and our patients love her.
Dr Chnanis Kongsuwan Ladha Psychological Health Consultant & Therapist DHealth, HPD, CHt, Dip LC, MM, MSc, BA
Dr Chnanis Kongsuwan Ladha
Dr Chnanis focuses on positive mental health. She does not only aim for the absence of negative emotions or illness, but also supports you to reach your holistic wellness, promotes your psychological resilience, and sustain your mental well-being for the long-term.
She can help you with many emotional and psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, pain, anger, phobias, low self-esteem, negative thoughts and beliefs. Your sessions will be tailored according to your background, personality and goals. A wide variety of psychological techniques including positive psychological intervention, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as coaching and counselling will be applied in the sessions to support you to overcome your issues, enhance your happiness and well-being.
With understanding, Dr Chnanis will warmly support you to manage and overcome your issues, enhance your happiness and well-being. You will be able to take back control of your life, be happy and mentally healthy.