Matthew Burden BSc (Hons), Doctor of Chiropractic
I graduated in 2002 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (University of South Wales). I have worked at various clinics around the UK and have gained a wealth of experience treating many patients of all ages, using a mixture of manual and instrument assisted techniques. I set up The Gower Chiropractic Centre in 2010 and now work as part of a team of committed practitioners. In 15 years of experience and continuous learning, I love nothing more than assisting people to get well and staying well.
Techniques which I currently use include:
- Dry Needling/Acupuncture
- Instrument assisted myofascial technique
- Spinal decompression/Flexion distraction
- Trigger Point and Myofascial Soft Tissue Therapy
- Naturopathic nutrition
- Functional Training Prescription
- Yoga exercise and Meditation
My personal hobbies include playing music and surfing.
Rebecca Stopp MCHIRO with Distinction, Doctor of Chiropractic
I graduated from the AECC in Bournemouth in 2014 with a distinction in the master of chiropractic degree programme. I then moved straight to the Gower to be with my partner Matthew Burden and join his practice.
My work allows me to be of service to the community, providing hands on healthcare which works. It gives me a strong sense of purpose and fulfilment. I love what I do and couldn’t imagine being in any other profession.
I’m frequently inspired by my patients stories and our interactions together. I’ve been privileged to witness patients’ personal transformations from being stuck in pain to breaking free into ease and enjoying a better quality of life. All peoples bodies are unique and I feel honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility to help care for them. Every year I study new techniques and enjoy reading about health, longevity, movement and personal development.
Current techniques include:
- Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
- Thompson Technique (Drop adjustments)
- Flexion-distraction and Spinal decompression
- Instrument assisted Myofascial release
- Massage and mobilisation
- Movement therapy
- Yoga, breath and meditation therapy
- Specialist Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
Kirsty Hughes, Sports and Massage Therapist
I first became interested in massage at the age of fifteen. After my GCSEs I went to Swansea College (Tycoch) to study Sports & Exercise Science for two years in order to have a taster for sports massage and sports injuries.
When I completed the course I decided to go to Afan campus in Port Talbot to study Swedish massage along with Sports and Fitness Therapy and Sports massage. I qualified in Sports massage at level 4. During my time there I worked with Swansea City Ladies and the Ospreys. When I qualified I started working with Swansea City AFC and this will be my fourth season with them.
I love helping people and making them feel better. I don’t class my work as a job, it’s a passion.
Eve Harlow BSc (Hons) MBAcC, Acupuncturist
My own healing journey gave me a great passion for Acupuncture and in 2008 I began to study Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the University of Lincoln. I graduated in 2011 with a first class honours.
After graduating I worked for 4 years on luxury cruise ships working with people from all around the globe. I loved my time at sea and was privileged to travel to many parts of the world.
Both my personal experience of illness and healing and my professional experience have shown me what remarkable beings we are. We are capable of great self-healing and that is the basis of complementary therapy; to support the body, mind and spirit so it can heal itself.
Some of the techniques I use include:
- Tuina Massage
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