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.

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.

Dr Rachael Hughes

Dr Rachael Hughes

Doctor of Chiropractic
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Rachael graduated with a distinction from the WIOC (Welsh Institute of Chiropractic) in 2011. During her final year at University she received the academic excellence award.

achael first came in contact with chiropractic through her love of horses, ever since rescuing a mare who was in poor condition. Her family have used equine chiropractors to help improve and maintain the health of their horses since she was a child. However, it was at about the age of 11 that she first came into contact with chiropractors that treated people.After a nasty Horse riding accident her mother started to see a Chiropractor to help her to fully recover, and it inspired Rachael to see just how much it could help people live their lives to the full.

Rachael is still a keen horse rider and also enjoys running. She usually runs half marathons but is in training for her first ever full marathon in October 2018. Naturally her love of these sports lends to her enjoyment in helping others achieve their full potential in the sports they love through Chiropractic treatment but especially riders and runners.

Her CPD has been focused on two main areas of chiropractic, treatment of the elderly and treating ladies during their pregnancies. It has been, and continues to be areas that she love to work in. “In both specialities, it’s the little things that make a difference, from helping an elderly person be able to reach into the kitchen cupboards so that they can stay independent, or helping a pregnant lady turn in bed or get out of the car without pain. Chiropractic can help to make the day to day things easier”.

Rachael also runs Health Weeks for local companies and has done for many years focusing on posture and desk related complaints. Her focus here has been to empower desk workers to be able to recognise how daily postures have an impact on their spinal health, and helping them through Chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation exercises to manage this despite their occupational loading.

Rhia - Chiropractor

Rhia Williams

Chiropractor
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Rhiannon (known as Rhia) achieved her Masters of Chiropractic degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. She is registered with both the General Chiropractic Council and British Chiropractic Association. Rhia knew from a young age she wanted to embark on a career in healthcare. Becoming a chiropractor allows her to deliver tailor made patient centered care to each patient.

Following her graduation in 2011 Rhia has undertaken further training in kinesiotaping, dry needling, and chiropractic care for children. Rhia hopes in the future to add more strings to her bow, including chiropractic care for babies.

Rhia and her husband enjoy traveling the world. Having already explored Asia in recent years, they hope to see much more of the world in the future.

Kathryn - Massage Therapist

Kathryn Deverson

Chiropractor
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Kathryn graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales after four years of full time study.

From day 1 she fell in love with the beauty in Wales and knew she had to stay.

Kathryn’s passion for physical therapy started young when she herself enjoyed and endured the delights of playing rugby and dance. First exposed to chiropractic when her father was treated for a rugby injury, she was instantly in awe observing the treatment. From then Kathryn knew she wanted to help people in pain and share how incredible chiropractic care can be.

For the last four years, Kathryn has developed this interest through being pitch-side for several top league Rugby Union and Rugby League teams across South Wales. This has sparked a particular interest in rehabilitation and the effects of chiropractic on an athlete reaching peak performance. She is also qualified in Kinesio taping, dry needling and sports trauma.

Kathryn is motivated to provide the highest standards of patient care and strive to learn develop and adapt. She strongly believes in treating the patient as a whole and stresses the importance of lifestyle and nutrition in the management of her people in her care.

Andy - Chiropractor

Andy Morris

Chiropractor
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Andrew hails from Bournemouth and studied at the AECC University College, completing a bachelors and post graduate masters in chiropractic there. During the course of his clinical internship, he developed an interest in treating athletes of all categories and calibre’s. Ranging from teenagers taking their first competitive steps, ‘weekend warriors’, elite athletes and everyone in between.

Andrew takes an interest in understanding the individual biomechanics involved in sport and uses this to help you to achieve your goals.

Andrew moved to Cardiff to be near the Brecon Beacons, as he is a keen mountain runner, climber and cyclist. He enjoys learning more about the ‘core’, and how different movement and bracing strategies can be used to protect and maintain your back. He has attended a dynamic neuromuscular stabilisation courses to further his understanding of core dynamics and how they influence recovery from injury.

Andrew is available at both our Newport and Cardiff Clinic

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.

Annie Bevan - Massage Therapist

Annie Bevan

Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Annie is a fully qualified and experienced sports massage therapist as well as a sport coach. Annie attended Cardiff and vale college to complete a  VTCT Level 3 Diploma in sports massage.

Annie has always had a high passion for sports and everything that it entails. Her massage passion grew after competing at a high rugby level and feeling the benefit of sports massage for herself. This led to Annie studying her passion. Annie’s client base covers not only wide range of sports athletes but non athletes that like to keep their physical well-being at a peak level.

Annie is a very passionate and dedicated therapist who takes pride in her work. She will ensure each session is specific and tailored to suit the needs of each client . Annie is always looking for further education opportunities to allow herself to progress as well as providing her clients with the best possible treatments.

In her spare time Annie has a very high passion for rugby, since childhood Annie has enjoyed watching, supporting and participating in her club rugby as well as higher levels.

Kimberly - Massage Therapist

Kim Sprudd

Reflexology & Aromatherapy Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Kim has a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapy which covers Reflexology, Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy Massage.

She attended Nash College in Newport and become a fully qualified therapist in 2010, then went on to work in care homes to support the resident and help them with the use of basic massage.

Kim is now joining the team at axis to offer a range of treatments from Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage to Swedish Body Massage.

Kim truly believes that massage can help ease pain and tension in your body, and to have a relaxing massage can lift your mood and leave you feeling rejuvenated. Kim enjoys reading, exercising, dancing and like to challenge her mind and body with new skills.

Reflexology and Aromatherapy only available at the Newport Clinic.

Dalton - Massage Therapist

Dalton Ritchings

Massage Therapist
Axis Chiropractic Clinic Newport

Dalton has been a fully qualified sports massage therapist since 2015 when he finished his first degree in BSc sports and exercise science, at the University of South Wales, then went on to train as a level 3 sports massage therapist. Following this Dalton set up his own clinic based in Swindon where he worked alongside chiropractors and rehabilitation specialists. During this time he has continued to improve his skills through completing continued professional development in kinesiology and movement patterns.

Dalton returned back to university to further develop his skills and is currently in his 4th and final year of a MSc Chiropractic degree at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. This has helped him improve his massage and assessment skills as well as improving his knowledge on the body.

Dalton has worked with an array of people throughout his career from rugby teams, professional football players, team GB horse riders and target rifle shooters to desk and manual workers and stay at home parents.

Freddie - Massage Therapist

Freddie Naseriyan

Massage Therapist
Freddie works at both our Cardiff and Newport clinics

Freddie id a level 4 sports massage therapist. Since qualifying He has worked with multiple professional teams and athletes. His client base also includes non athletes that like to ensure they are keeping themselves in top condition.

He’s always trained and competed in sports, with his greatest achievement competing for Wales in athletics.

His passion for sports massage comes from experiencing first hand how it helped with his own training.

Freddie works at both the Cardiff and the Newport Clinics.

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