Meet the Team

Quentin Standish-Hayes

Chiropractor

My chiropractic journey started in my teens when, after a heavy rugby tackle, I developed headaches and dizziness which didn’t go away.  Eventually, my father took me to a chiropractor, and I was immediately fascinated by the whole process of examination, diagnosis and treatment of the neck injury I’d sustained.  Without realising it at the time, the seed had been sown for my life’s career.

I enrolled at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) and graduated in 1987. In 1989 I became the principal chiropractor at the Casterbridge Chiropractic Clinic and have been in continuous practice ever since.  Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of teaching final-year students at the AECC and also lecturing to groups of doctors and other healthcare professionals on the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care is about enabling patients to function at their best and keep them that way. Often, it’s pain or injury that causes someone to initially consult me and the first goal is to help them over that of course. However, logic and experience tell us that to stay better takes more than just hope, and I like to seek out the reasons why a patient’s problem has developed in the first place and give them the guidance and support to help prevent problems in the future.

I deliberately maintain a diverse practice, caring for patients of all ages and for the whole spectrum of biomechanical disorders.  I’m honoured to have so many patients who have trusted me to look after them over the last 30 years and continue to do so.

Outside work I enjoy a variety of sports and will often be found walking the hills and coastline of Dorset with my dogs.

For details about an initial consultation with Quentin or to book an appointment, click here.

Testimonial

I am a new patient and have found the care and treatment from Quentin extremely impressive.  The thorough case history was taken very carefully.

Kate Lewis

Chiropractor

At age 16 I suffered a lower back injury whilst competing as a national heptathlete, which lead me to my first chiropractic treatment. After my first experience of chiropractic I decided straight away that this was the career choice for me.

I enjoy treating a wide variety of patients such as dressage riders, triathletes, keen gardeners, personal trainers and farmers. My treatment is mainly from a functional approach, taking into consideration not just the symptoms, but the movement patterns and lifestyle influences of each individual patient.  However, this does mean that I like to give my patients a fair amount of homework in terms of stretches and exercises.

I feel very privileged to be a chiropractor and to help people achieve their goals – whether they be returning to a sport or simply feeling more comfortable in their own body. Chiropractic can bring very positive changes to people’s everyday lives and I love being a part of that.

Outside of chiropractic I have a keen interest in fitness and am often found trying new classes and workouts within the gym. At home I love to try new recipes and put my kitchen skills to the test. For down time I regularly visit my family back home in Wales or spend weekends away with friends.

I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic with a BSc degree in Human Sciences and an MSc Master’s in chiropractic. I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the British Chiropractic Association.

To book a consultation with Kate click here.

Testimonial

Fantastic chiropractic clinic. Staff friendly and helpful. Saw Kate who was knowledgeable and thorough in her work. Would recommend.

Liam McMahon

Chiropractor

 

I graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 2015, after completing my first degree in Biology at the University of Bath while also playing rugby up there.

I was the chiropractor for FC Pune City after graduating and travelled with the team across India supporting the medical team in the 2nd season of the Indian Super League.

Having worked with many different people I continue to improve my variety of techniques to use with each person depending on their situation. This includes spine and extremity adjustments or lighter mobilisations, dry needling, rehab, pregnancy and paediatric techniques and shockwave. I am always keen to help keep you doing what you want to do. Communication is a big part of the treatment for me and I’ll always talk you through what’s happening and what to expect.

I still remember seeing the improvement with my mom’s shoulder from chiropractic when I was younger. I was a late starter myself with chiropractic and only started getting treatment aged 18 to help with many rugby injuries. I would have gone through the medical route to be an MD but a talk by a chiropractor while at school opened a new path for me which I am very happy I took.

Outside of chiropractic I love watching sport, mostly rugby and cricket but will watch pretty much most big games. As I was born in South Africa I’ve always been passionate about nature and would have been a park ranger at the Kruger if still living there.

Although not playing rugby anymore I still enjoy keeping fit with plenty of running and a little gym work plus lots of beach sports and swimming, even in the cold! Apparently it helps keep you young!

To book a consultation with Liam click here.

Testimonial

Welcoming atmosphere, Pleasant staff and more importantly great chiropracters

Mita Dennis

Bowen practitioner

Bowen came into my life after the birth of my daughter in 2010; I received a treatment from my Aunt who at that time was the Chairperson of the New Zealand Bowen Association.  The impact and relief of my symptoms was so profound, I was hooked! 

I determined in my mind that I too would like to help people, using the Bowen Technique.  At the time I was an accountant by trade, so I studied physiology and anatomy, followed by The Bowen Technique in London under John Wilks.  Several years later I am now an Advanced Bowen Practitioner with a wide and varied client base, I’m a fully registered member of the Bowen Association and now living in beautiful Dorset, having relocated from Buckinghamshire in 2014.

Joining the team at Casterbridge Chiropractic has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to utilise my skills and experience to help people and make a real difference to their lives, now and for the future.

I have a lifelong interest in many different aspects of health and fitness and when I’m not working or studying, you can find me in the gym, spinning or beach walking with my family and friends, and on the odd occasion kayaking to Old Harry Rocks! 

I look forward to seeing you in the practice soon.

Testimonial

As a regular, I can only recommend this practice for a friendly and professional approach and excellent treatment!

Rachel Mentern

Practice manager

I’ve been part of the team at Casterbridge Chiropractic for over 10 years.  I enjoy looking after the many regular patients we have and also meeting new patients, supporting them through their chiropractic care. Apart from my front desk role, I have responsibility for administration in the clinic, ensuring its smooth running.

I am family orientated person with two grown up lads and enjoy spending social time with my family and friends.  My hobbies include walking, going to the cinema and eating out.

Testimonial

I have had a number of appointments and was very impressed by the treatment and the reception I received. Excellent.

Lucinda Sparks

Receptionist

Having joined Casterbridge Chiropractic in 2017, I am really pleased to be part of a great team, welcoming our patients and providing helpful, friendly assistance.

I have previously worked in the health sector as a physiotherapy assistant, a dental nurse and a receptionist.  I have also worked in education as a classroom assistant and as a speech and language assistant.

I have three lovely grown up lads that have left home, but somehow still manage to keep me busy.

I enjoy walking and cycling with my husband around our beautiful county.

Testimonial

Just brilliant.  First time to a chiropractor and came out feeling so much more comfortable. Thank you!

Angie Lambert

Receptionist

Having been a patient for many years, I joined the reception team at Casterbridge Chiropractic in July 2019.

My career has taken me into hospitality, banking, wedding/event management and working in a school office.  I live locally with my husband and two boys and I am now embracing being part of the Casterbridge family, helping to provide a professional, caring experience for our patients.

Testimonial

Excellent! Great help and have cured my back problem.  Would recommend to everyone.

Contact us on 01305 263048

Or email on info@casterbridgechiro.com

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