Who are the Body Evolve Team?
Body Evolve Chiropractors are registered members of the statute body the General Chiropractic Council and of the United Chiropractic Association or Scottish Chiropractic Association specialising in the treatment of neck and back pain, pregnancy and baby care and sports injury. They are accredited with specific chiropractic qualifications to Doctorate level, and use a courtesy title of ‘Dr’ however hold no general medical qualification.
Dr Michelle Chrapkowska (B.A Hons, MChiro, Doctor of Chiropractic, LRCC)
I was introduced to chiropractic in 2001 whilst studying a Sport, Health and Exercise degree at Durham University. The chiropractor amazed me. He showed how a dysfunction in the spine and nervous system could make the body weak and unstable – even in professional athletes. Once corrected, full function returned instantly! From this moment, I witnessed how our health and fitness could be altered simply by ‘touch’, so I embarked on a second degree to fulfil my dream of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.
I’ve had chiropractic care for 14 years and it has been invaluable to my health, personal development and wellbeing. I found the profession opened up a community of like-minded friends and mentors, with common values and goals upon health and lifestyle.
Since 2009, I’ve been a keen public speaker in the UK Association of Speakers Clubs. In 2012, I was delighted to win 1st place in the National Speakers Topics Contest. I’ve had great opportunities of guest speaking around Manchester about my passion for chiropractic and finding ‘true health’, without the need for drugs/surgery. Previously, I worked in the fitness industry for 5 years as a gym/spinning instructor and continue to enjoy my own training, including running and yoga. Outside the clinic, much of my time is spent with my dogs, horse and the great outdoors – my relaxation and playtime!
As part of continued professional development every year, I currently attend seminars throughtout Europe, including the International Paediatric Chiropractic Association, particularly in Pregnancy and Infant care and in the gentle innovative technique of Network Spinal Analysis. I’ve helped many new mums, health professionals and consultants, athletes and celebrities during their pregnancies. As the Director at BodyEvolve, we attained the Royal College of Chiropractic PPQM award for excellence 2016-18.
I take great satisfaction in helping to enhance the lives of babies, children, parents and grandparents alike. Natural holistic care offers greater wellness to the whole family, giving all members a happier and healthier future. A gift that is truly rewarding!
Dr Holly Thornton (MA, MSc Doctor of Chiropractic)
I discovered chiropractic pure by chance, I had a feeling that I wanted to do something that was helping people in a hands on way but was uncertain of exactly how.
I was in the car with my dad when I spotted the spine in the window and the word Chiropractic. I had never heard of this before. I remember asking my dad, “What is this? “”Bad backs I think” was his reply.
That was it, when I got back I started reading all about it and organised to observe some local chiropractors. I was amazed. It seemed so simple, it made sense to me. People were getting better and living happier lives, and all because of their body’s natural healing ability. I was inspired and within a month I was enrolled on to a Chiropractic course.
I studied at the Welsh institute of Chiropractic and graduated in 2010 with a masters degree.
I then worked in Edinburgh for seven years where I discovered my love for yoga and Reiki. I find that these interests enhance my practice as a Chiropractor and I am excited to continue developing my knowledge in this area to help people live healthier and happier lives.
In 2015 I took my skills to Uganda. I spent a month In Gulu, northern Uganda, where I worked in a hospital alongside the physiotherapists. This was a truly humbling and eye opening experience.
Outside of work I love to run. I am a part of the Chorlton runners club, a great bunch of people! I also love yoga, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Recently I decided to try and learn to play the piano, my poor house mates!!!!
I am very much looking forward to joining the team at body evolve and getting to know and supporting the community of patients to be happier and healthier.
Kirsten Cook (Clinic Assistant)
I heard plenty of amazing things about chiropractic care from friends and family but never visited one myself. My husband had suffered with back pain for years and had walked with his foot on an angle. There was a remarkable difference after only a few adjustments, he was walking straighter and having less problems with his back.
Last summer I was itching for a change in career, after working in Childcare for 7 years. I love working with people, having worked in customer service roles since the age of 15 years old, and I always give 100% to provide excellent service. I am an extremely good listener and I love to socialise, so I will make you feel at home when you visit us!
Since starting my role at BodyEvolve, I have found myself taking more of an interest in my health. I always thought medication was the only way (I suffer with ulcerative colitis and polycystic ovaries) and even though I still take medications, I have found myself researching more and more about how I can boost my immune system naturally by eating the right types of food.
I am still learning and everyday is different but thats what makes me love my role at BodyEvolve, we are a family and we support each other.
Natalie (Clinic Assistant)
I first discovered Chiropractic Care in 2015, when attending hypnobirthing classes. My teacher said that ‘in an ideal world, every pregnant woman would see a chiropractor.’ I’ve been a practice member at BodyEvolve ever since and the improvement in my wellbeing has been fantastic.
I worked in various roles in the banking and insurance industry for 17 years and then became a stay at home mum, my favourite job but definitely the most challenging! When I saw there was an opportunity to become part of the BodyEvolve team, I knew I had to apply.
I’ve always had a keen interest in wellness and the human body, but I have always thought it would be a lovely place to work with a real family feel!
On a personal note, I enjoy cooking (and eating), crocheting, workouts, holidays abroad and I’ve always got a couple of books on the go.
Linda (Clinic Assistant)
I’d heard lots of great things about chiropractic care before coming to work at BodyEvolve.
I didn’t have much first-hand experience, although it was something I was interested in and I was aware of the benefits of good care.
Working at BodyEvolve has allowed me to do what I love most, which is meeting new people. This is one of the reasons I loved my previous part-time role as a Slimming World Consultant. My role here has been amazing, I’m learning every day and I’m working with a fantastic team.
On a personal note during lockdown I decided to get fit and take care of myself. To kick-start this, I completed the Couch to 5KM, 9 week program and continue to run 5KM 3 times per week.