Who we are
Our team of knowledgeable and friendly practitioners have an immense combined skill-set, and are guaranteed to have the right tools to help you get back to being the best that you can be.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Owain, a doctor of chiropractic and personal trainer, is Backspace’s founder. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Glamorgan’s Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a Master of Chiropractic degree.
His treatment style combines joint manipulation; soft tissue massage, stretching and acupuncture dry needling to give a highly effective all-round improvement in symptoms. This along with exercise and lifestyle advice ensures he gets the best results with his clients.
He believes that many patients with back pain, neck pain or other musculoskeletal complaints usually suffer from ineffective movement. He is determined to teach people how to move properly and comfortably.
A Chiropractor shouldn’t just alleviate pain. They should also show patients how to take control of their conditions, by giving them the techniques to help themselves.
He loves exercise, food, singing (such a typical Welshman) and is always learning. you’ll often see him walking around the area with his Bernese Mountain Dog – Lenny.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Originally from the Emerald Isle, Mark graduated with a Master’s degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. He is passionate about inspiring people to become more active, as he firmly believes that being healthy and active leads to a happy life.
Whether it be working with high level athletes or those simply looking to become a little more active, Mark makes it his goal to inspire and help his patients to realise their full potential.
Mark makes use of spinal adjusting techniques alongside a variety of other treatment methods including soft tissue work, dry needling, fascial release and targeted exercise prorgammes. Mark utilizes a holistic whole body approach with the aim of finding the dysfunction behind the pain and so correcting the real cause of your issue.
Mark is a bit of a health nut and is slightly in love with his smoothie maker. He enjoys training using kettlebells, bodyweight techniques and practices yoga.
As well as a frequent theatregoer, Mark is a bit of a bookworm and is also a part-time poet.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Emma graduated from the Welsh institute of chiropractic with a distinction in her masters of chiropractic degree.
She first became aware of chiropractic after receiving treatment in her teenage years following a sporting injury and this highlighted to her how chiropractic treatment can help people achieve and maintain optimal health. Sport has always been a passion for Emma, playing netball competitively for over 15 years and taking interest in a variety of other sports.
Emma believes in addressing the cause of the problem and equipping you with the knowledge and exercises to help self manage and decrease the chances of re-occurring episodes.
She uses a variety of techniques including massage, manipulation, dry needling and K-Taping in order to best suit her patients needs.
In her free time, Emma enjoys going to the gym, playing netball, cooking, baking and travelling
Specialist Personal Trainer
Sports Massage Therapist
With a degree in Sports rehabilitation, Cecile is dedicated to helping a wide variety of clients, from office working weekend warriors, to marathon runners, iron-men (and women!), and body builders.
With a wide range of skills such as trigger point therapy, fascial release, muscle energy technique and various sports rehabilitation techniques, she can alleviate stress, ease pain and correct muscular imbalances.
If Cecile is not with her clients, she can be found drinking coffee at the local cafe, running through obstacle courses with her friends or going back home to France to visit family.
She has also worked for events such as the London Marathon, but her favourite is the 24h Le Mans in-line skating race in which she has taken part for the last 12 years as both a therapist and competitive skater.
Joy is fascinated by human relationships and uses her passion to help people overcome challenges. In addition to her role at BackSpace, Joy is an accredited Life Coach and says: “very often, we just need to adjust our attitudes and habits a little to experience happier, healthier lives”.
Of course, Joy is interested in her own personal development too, and is always ready to learn new skills. As well as being a longstanding member of two amateur orchestras, she also takes every opportunity to play her oboe with other groups, whenever the occasions arise.
Watch out for her wicked laugh, it’s quite contagious!
Pat is Joy’s sister, and is a graduate of Surrey University and has a background that includes working in IT and more recently providing training for academic library software in both the UK and Europe.
With much experience, Customer service is a passion of hers, and she will go out of her way to help in any way that she can.
An avid reader, Pat loves crime fiction as well as some sci-fi and action adventure too. Pat also enjoys crochet as well as playing the flute – mostly duets with Joy on her oboe.
Marishana has recently completed a Master’s degree in archaeology from University College London. She has pursued this life-long passion by working in Jordan and Canada on various archaeological projects. Clearly she loves history, so you can often find her at a museum or art gallery in her spare time.
Marishana also loves travelling and hopes to visit every corner of the globe, observing different cultures and meeting new people who widen her perspective and mark her life in a positive way.
In 2013 she underwent a lifestyle change where she transformed her diet, began working out, and started meditating. Marishana seeks to become her best self and improve her life in any way that she can. While at BackSpace, that means better posture
Lenny is Owain’s dog, and although he has no official qualifications in health & fitness, he has been known to have a therapeutic effect on his Owner.
He loves chasing cats and squirrels, and pulling Owain around like a rag doll on daily walks.