Meet the Chiropractic Team

Michelle Bush — Founder of Axis Chiropractic

Dr Michelle Bush

Doctor of Chiropractic
Founder and Owner of Axis Chiropractic

Michelle started up Axis Chiropractic Clinic in Cardiff  after qualifying from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2005 and branched out into the Newport area in 2014. Michelle’s interest in Chiropractic came about after meeting an Equine (horse) Chiropractor as a teenager, at that point Michelle was considering a career in veterinary, but soon changed her mind after witnessing the benefits and wide scope that chiropractic can offer both animals and people.

Since qualifying Michelle has had the privilege of working with and treating many top athletes in the south Wales area in a wide range of sports including football, rugby, badminton, classical and modern dance, athletics and equestrianism both at professional and amateur level. She was invited to treat the dancers at the 2008 Madonna Hard Candy tour at home in Cardiff and travelling to see them at different venues throughout the UK. Michelle prides herself on creating a professional and friendly environment for all patients attending the clinic.

Before qualifying as a Chiropractor Michelle spent 6 years working in promotions and hospitality. She had the honour of representing Wales at Miss World 2002 in Nigeria. When not at work Michelle enjoys spending time with her horse Comma a big part of her life. Leading a busy active life reinforces her belief in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how Chiropractic can help to achieve this.

Charlie Nicholls,  Chiropractic Practitioner

Dr Charlie Nicholls

Doctor of Chiropractic
Charlie works at both our Cardiff and Newport clinics

Charlie graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2012 with merit in her undergraduate masters degree in chiropractic.

Charlie has always wanted to pursue a career in health care and after A-levels she did a diploma in sports therapy and massage which introduced her to the idea of going on to study Chiropractic.

She has been an active participant in a variety of sports most of her life and is an avid fitness enthusiast outside of work. She also believes in the importance of nutrition and exercise, along with the use of chiropractic to promote health and to keep people at their peak.
After university Charlie moved to the Pembrokeshire countryside, and having been a country girl all of her life she loved the outdoor lifestyle and was often found running along the beaches and costal path with her dog come rain or shine.

Charlie has a special interest in treating athletes and sport related injuries, as well as helping to improve their performance in their field. Though sports are her passion, she has a vast amount of experience in treating other neuromusculoskeletal problems in a wide range of patients.

Dr Laura Walker

Dr Laura Walker

Doctor of Chiropractic
Laura works at both our Cardiff and Newport clinics

Laura is originally from a small town called Inverurie in north east Scotland. She moved to Wales to study to become a Chiropractor at the University of South Wales in 2009 and graduated with a Master of Chiropractic. Laura is registered with both the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Association.

Laura has a ten year history of working in healthcare previous to chiropractic and always knew she wanted a career helping people but was unsure of where this would take herLaura developed a keen interest in Chiropractic after experiencing the benefits of treatment personally back in 2007. This gave her the motivation she needed to go back to school to get the qualifications she needed to pursue a career in Chiropractic in 2009.

She is passionate about helping patients to achieve their personal goals and getting them to their optimum health.

Laura has a keen interest in travelling and adventure whatever this may be. Recently she went to Peru where she had a fantastic time trekking to Machu Picchu and around the Andes. She has also had some great adventures around a lot of south east Asia, taking three months to explore this part of the world during one summer at university. Over the next few years she is hoping to do a lot more travelling closer to home, in and around Europe.

Yulia Delahaye

Yulia Delahaye

Sports Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Yulia is a fully qualified and experienced sports massage therapist. She is also qualified in Swedish massage and Belabachi cupping massage.

Yulia has always been interested and had a passion and desire to learn and discover the depths of sports massage therapy. This grew after spending years supporting her daughter through her dancing career and watching her suffer with injuries, where sports massage became the ultimate solutions for aiding these injuries. This led to her becoming the sports massage therapist supporting other dancers at the dance school who competed at national championships. Yulia’s client base grew and she went on to support other sports, including rugby teams, runners and fitness dance classes. She has also worked as a therapist supporting charity marathon events.

Yulia is a dedicated therapist who takes pride in her work. She takes the time to listen to her clients to ensure each session is tailored to their needs. She is very passionate about health and wellbeing and is experienced working with clients who suffer with anxiety, where she uses therapeutic massage to assist with relaxation as part of their treatment.

Yulia is very active, continually educating herself in order to provide the best possible care for patients and clients that seek treatment. From those who require help with rehabilitation of musculosketal injuries to other clients who require a relaxing massage. In her spare time she attends weekly yoga and dance fitness classes to build her strength and energy to assist her to help others. Yulia gets satisfaction from seeing results and improvements in people’s health and well being and finds it very rewarding being a sports therapist.

Cat Homolka - Sports Massage Therapist

Cat Homolka

Sports Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Having worked in the sports industry for the past 10 years, as a sport coach, Cat has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from grass roots, through to Elite athletes. Cat has progressed her skills into the rehab and recovery side of sports and believes that educating her clients and patients is key to their ongoing recovery.

Cat is fully qualified in Sports Massage, as well as Sports Coaching. Her interests include extreme sports, outdoor fitness, traveling, and all aspects of health and fitness.

Emma Bonvonni - Sports Massage Therapist

Emma Bonvonni

Sports Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Cardiff

Emma became an established Soft Tissue Therapist having successfully completed a 1st Class BSc Honours degree in Sports Therapy at UWE Hartpury in 2013 and developed her skills by completing a Level 4 in Sports Massage and is now registered with the Sports Therapists Association.

Emma returned to university in September 2017 to pursue a career in Physiotherapy and she is excited to share her developing manual handling skills with clients at Axis Chiropractic.

Emma includes Graston therapy technique alongside Muscle Energy Techniques and stretching to compliment her sports massage sessions.
Emma has provided sports massage to a number of elite international and Premiership rugby teams including the New Zealand All blacks, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Glasgow Warriors, Cardiff Blues and Southern Kings. Emma also works with a number of Welsh Athletics U16 athlete’s as well as promoting enhanced performance and recovery to individuals in lower level sports and activity within the private sector.

Emma has always been active and enjoys participating in sports of a wide variety; challenging her body to adapt to new skills like dance, horse riding, Cross-fit and outdoor running events such as Cardiff Half Marathon, Tough Mudder and Colour Runs.

Meet the Axis Chiropractic Clinic Admin Team

Charlotte Bennett, Receptionist (Cardiff)

Charlotte Bennett

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Cardiff

Abbie Davies, Receptionist

Abbie Davies

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Cardiff

Michelle Bush — Founder of Axis Chiropractic

Dianne Bush

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Cardiff

Michelle Bush — Founder of Axis Chiropractic

Jo Midgley

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Newport

Michelle Bush — Founder of Axis Chiropractic

Jenny Russel

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Newport

Janice Moylan — Receptionist GCC Chiropractic

Janice Moylan

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Newport

Tom Brown — Axis Chiropractic Receptionist

Sian Oliver

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Newport

Tom Brown — Axis Chiropractic Receptionist

Annalise Venditto

Receptionist | Axis Chiropractic Admin Team Cardiff