Our Doctors of Chiropractic
Our Doctors of Chiropractic are all trained to the highest of International Standards and have large practice experience in England and abroad. They are all registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the regulatory Government Body, which protects and maintains the high standards of the Chiropractic Profession. The BritChiro team counts over 30 members including secretarial, admin and management personnel. All of the practitioners listed below are Doctors of Chiropractic (as opposed to Doctors of Medicine).
Dr Peter S Westergaard, Founder of BritChiro Clinics, completed his pre-clinical studies at the University of Odense in Denmark, then studied four years at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic followed by a post-graduate year of full-time practice and studies at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics in Denmark. On graduation he built a strong practice in Denmark. He then decided to move to Britain with the challenging aim of achieving a high status for Chiropractic here, as is the case in Denmark. He is a well known figure in the Chiropractic profession in both England and abroad - also inspiring Chiropractic university students in Denmark, England & Australia, in the capacity of external lecturer.
Peter is married and has two daughters who are both enthusiastic Chiropractic patients.
Dr Charlene Warnell, who is from Canada, graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. Before moving to England Charlene graduated from Saint Mary's University in Halifax with a degree in both Psychology and English. Charlene, who was a competitive gymnast, first encountered the power of Chiropractic many years ago when she, after suffering an injury to her shoulder, was successfully treated by a Chiropractor. The natural philosophy and effective treatment techniques behind Chiropractic practice inspired her to become a part of this dynamic profession. Dr Warnell has a special interest in treating and optimising the performance of sports men and women.
Charlene is married and is the mother of two young children.
Dr Philip Mitchell graduated with first class honours from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and has extensive clinical experience having consulted in busy clinics in Singapore, Bristol, Monmouth and BritChiro's Bournemouth branch. He now consults in our Horsham and Horley clinics having settled in the area with his wife and two young sons.
Phil first had treatment as a 14 year old for a recurring knee complaint and has been having regular adjustments to keep well ever since. Phil was delighted to be given the opportunity to join the BritChiro team as he is a firm believer in achieving optimum health through optimising function. Having played semi-professional football, Phil understands the stresses placed on the body by high level sports and the huge benefits chiropractic adjustments can give to performance.
Dr Teri Clarke achieved her Masters Degree in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic where she was awarded 'Clinician of the year'. Dr Clarke also has a BSc (Hons) Science and Management in Health and Exercise. Teri started her career within BritChiro, then spent 10 years establishing a successful community based Chiropractic practice in Scotland. Missing the South Coast Teri returned to her home town Bournemouth.
Teri has a broad range of skills and is passionate about caring for children, pregnant women, athletes, those struggling with chronic pain and people looking to enhance their individual health. She is not only interested in getting people well but also in educating, inspiring and supporting people in maintaining their health, vitality and wellness.
Dr Luke McCabe who is originally from South Africa and graduated from WIOC, practised for eight years in Cheshire and Singapore before joining the BritChiro team. He became interested in chiropractic care after breaking his lower back when he was just 13 playing rugby. After 6 agonising months and being told that he wouldn’t be able to play again, a family friend recommended he see a chiropractor. After 8 months of treatment he was able to resume normal sports and rugby again, and with regular chiropractic care went on to play both national and international rugby.
Luke has extensive experience in sports medicine and rehabilitation for both elite athletes and amateurs of all ages and has undertaken post-graduate training within gerontology, pregnancy and paediatrics.
Dr Edmund Tso, who is from Hong Kong, graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic. Before studying chiropractic, Edmund graduated from The University of Bristol with a degree in Applied Anatomy. Having competed in a variety of sports locally in Somerset, where he grew up, Edmund understands the importance of peak performance in sport. After his wife suffered a back injury which was successfully treated with chiropractic Edmund felt inspired to change the course of his career to become a chiropractor. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge on maintaining optimum health and well-being through chiropractic and has a particular interest in treating chronic back and neck conditions.
Dr Morten Westergaard has a Masters Degree in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. He has consulted in Norway and has extensive practice experience in England. He is a well respected figure within the Sussex community due to the large number of patients he has successfully treated. Morten has a keen interest in the treatment of neck pain, headaches and migraine, knee and foot problems. A family man with three young children he is proactive in ensuring that Chiropractic treatment is becoming more and more well known for its' primary role in health care for the whole family due to its ability to correct a wide spectre of health problems and conditions and is proud of the fact that BritChiro Clinics has become a first stop for many families' health care. A keen golfer himself, Morten has undertaken the Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) Healthcare Provider training.
John Radin D.C., D.A.C.N.B, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Radin also has a BSc degree in Human Biology and recently, after years of study has qualified as a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and become a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.
John is extremely highly qualified, yet down-to-earth and a likeable, caring person. Dr. Radin has developed his skills through 22 years of experience treating the unique needs of patients of all ages, helping with both pain related conditions and increasing the performance and vitality of athletes at all levels of play.
Dr. Radin is married to a third generation Danish chiropractor, now a teacher at the Chiropractic University in Bournemouth and they have one son who is a dedicated chiropractic patient
Dr Patrick Thomas graduated with a Masters degree from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic. He was introduced to Chiropractic treatment after suffering a lengthy ankle injury that failed to heal. A Chiropractic examination of the pelvis and low back revealed being the source of the problem, despite the lack of pain in those areas! Dr Thomas also holds a Bachelor degree in Sport from Durham University and is a keen endurance sportsman himself, having recently been team medic on board a six man ocean rowing boat, setting a new world record by becoming the quickest team to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Along with staying active and a good diet, Dr Thomas considers optimal spinal function as fundamental to good health.
Karena Westergaard, BA, PDCHyp, BSCH (Assoc) holds post graduate qualifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the University of West London (UWL) in addition to qualifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy at certificate and diploma levels. Originally from New Zealand, Karena has a Bachelor degree in Psychology & Social Sciences from The University of Sydney, Australia. Karena is an associate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). Karena has also completed an advanced course in the clinical practice of Alpha-Stim, Micro current Electrical Therapy and Cranial Electrical Stimulation.
For more information on Clinical Hypnotherapy please visit www.horshamhypnosis.co.uk
Massage / Sports Therapist
Portia Dance is a Massage Therapist who incorporates massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Portia graduated from Northampton University with a BSc Honours degree in Sports Therapy. Portia recently qualified in pregnancy massage and holds membership of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). She has provided rehabilitation programmes for Horsham firefighters and throughout her education and after graduating she has acquired a variety of experience in different types of clinics, sports clubs and working at sports events, such as the London Marathon.