Meet the Team
Chiropractic Dr Rebecca Nicholas – Clinic Director
DC M. Chiro MCC
Undertakes work for most major health insurance providers including Aviva, AXA/PPP and Simply Health
Doctor of Chiropractic, Rebecca Nicholas has been raised with a chiropractic ‘natural first’
philosophy and has been able to avoid GP’s surgeries and hospitals.
Following in the family tradition, Rebecca graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth with a Masters degree in Chiropractic before moving back to her home town and first love, Brighton. She has undertaken a post-graduate certificate in paediatrics and takes a special interest in chiropractic paediatrics and pregnancy. She has since completed qualifications to use dry needling and Activator techniques.
Rebecca believes that prevention is always better than the cure. Young people especially should not dismiss their problems but get them looked at, preventing many health issues later in life.
Rebecca acquired the Clinic during 2007 and continues to treat Cornelia Nicholas’ patients, having since retired.
Chiropractic Dr Mike Ford
Mike completed his training at McTimoney College of Chiropractic; here he learnt a specific style of chiropractic that can be very gentle and non-invasive, ideal for adjusting both the elderly and the very young. However, before becoming a Chiropractor Mike was a sports rehabilitation therapist and specialised in helping athletes of all capacities recover from injuries and improve their sporting performance.
He believes strongly that as well as physical treatment, it is important to promote health in all areas including exercise, diet and lifestyle. Encouraging an upwards spiral in health often requires change in multiple areas and Mike is passionate about helping clients achieve that.
Mike enjoys climbing, rugby, water sports and calisthenics training. He has a passion for nature and loves to garden in his spare time.
“Over the months after my graduation I visited many different chiropractic practises, looking for a place with my values and culture. I knew that I wanted to find people that were not only caring, inclusive and passionate about their clients, but also delivered outstanding service to every single person that walked in.
After declining several positions elsewhere I happened upon Back 2 Balance. It was further away than most, but after visiting once, I knew immediately I would not want to be anywhere else.”
Chiropractic Dr Michele Oman
MChiro (DC), BAppSc (Ex&SpS)
Michele grew up in a family where alternative treatments were always considered, and most of the time preferred! He was exposed to chiropractic care at 16 and experienced incredible changes in flexibility, movement and quality of his life!
He received adjustments sessions for seven years before deciding to follow his dream of being a chiropractor. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Science in Italy (July 2012), and graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (July 2016).
He has always being fascinated by every form of human movement, and by the concept of perfecting his motor skills and learning new ones. He has played basketball for several years and, more recently has dedicated his time to tennis, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and calisthenics.
Another of his passions is nutrition; he is a keen cook that likes to use extremely fresh and nutritious ingredients!
Emma Simon – Massage Therapist
Emma studied Remedial Massage Therapy at the Northern Institute of Massage in Lancashire, qualifying in 2005, and has since been found helpful by a wide range of clients including the elderly, the infirm, sports amateurs, football clubs, pilots, massage therapists, musicians, dancers, dj’s & those in stressful occupations such as social workers, and others leading stressful lives.
Emma incorporates a wide range of techniques, including Sports Massage techniques, and the Hendrickson Method, to release tension, so you feel relaxed & rejuvenated.
Emma has been described by her clients as deep and effective whilst remaining gentle and soothing.
Hayley Ring – Chiropractic Assistance
Hi my names Hayley.
I’m 23 years old. Originally I’m a Brummie but now I’ve been adopted by Brighton. I’ve had quite an eventful past, full of ups and downs but I don’t let that hold me back. Life is too short to let little things get in the way and I want to live it to the full. I’m always open minded and up for trying new things, I’m always a happy person, keen to make new friends, I enjoy taking on new challenges, expanding my knowledge and pushing myself. I love helping people and getting involved, I always get stuck in at the deep end.
My life motto is ‘ happy mind= happy soul’ you can always make find a positive in a negative situation. I’m a reliable person, very organised and enjoy embarking on new adventures. At the end of each day I relax by reading and catching up on the family’s events.
Shannon Donnelly – Chiropractic Assistant
Hiya I’m Shannon,
I’m 20, and a small town girl who recently moved to Brighton to study social science at the University of Brighton, and I’m loving it.
I’d describe myself at the moment as a happy-go-lucky person trying to learn as much as my brain can take in every aspect of my life. I have a big-heart and believe everyone deserves to be the happiest, best version of themselves and I think the way to achieve that is through good mental and physical and emotional health. Helping others makes me happy, so does being sociable, new adventures and the beach.
In my spare time, I like exploring Brighton, watching old movies, reading, and keeping fit.
Richard Renson – Practice Manager
Richard comes to Back2Balance with many years experience in the leisure industry, so he knows how to look after individual needs. Being of service to others, has always been a major part of Richard’s life. In the mid ’90s, Richard retrained to become a psychotherapist, and worked both in Brighton, and Surrey in various mental health settings.
Taking a break from therapy, Richard read for a degree at the University of Brighton. On graduating he worked for the Disability and Dyslexia Team, in Student Services at the same university.
By way of synchronicity, in 2015 Richard was attracted to the position of Practice Manager at Back2Balance. On meeting Rebecca, he set out on a new path supporting the team, and clients on a chiropractic voyage.
Richard is an avid sailor, being a Senior Dinghy Instructor through the RYA. He lives along the coast in Worthing with his wife, daughter and two cockapoos.
Our team and Chiropractic Doctors attend various training courses and seminars during the year to ensure the best, most-up-to-date service is available to our patients at all times.