Meet the team


Emma Hellard
Chiropractor & Joint Owner
A long-standing advocate of Chiropractic treatment Emma has “seen and experienced first-hand the changes this profession has made to my life and others around me.”

Following five years of study Emma graduated from the Anglo-European college of Chiropractic with a Masters degree and went on to gain distinction in her Post Graduate Certificate in Chiropractic Professional Development. Emma now enjoys mentoring new Chiropractic graduates working with the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Emma has specialised in providing chiropractic treatment to pregnant woman and babies and has focused and extended her studies in this area, in addition to completing additional qualifications in medical dry needling and myofascial release therapy.

When not at work Emma enjoys the great outdoors, walking with her dog. She also spends time with family and friends and is attempting to improve her cooking skills!

Emma is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Royal College of Chiropractors.
Diane Hellard
Manager & Joint Owner
Diane’s first experience with Chiropractic care started in 1993. She had been suffering with a painful back problem for more than three years. During this time, she had tried a number of alternative medical therapies but found nothing helped her condition.

Diane visited Stafford Chiropractic Clinic and was astonished on her first visit with the knowledge and expertise of the chiropractor, Karen Jacobsen. Karen concluded that Diane had an acute disc injury to my lower spine.

Regular Chiropractic care changed changed Diane’s life for the better. It has enabled her to function on a day to day basis, improving mobility, reducing pain and providing a ‘normal’ life.

Karen employed Diane as a receptionist in 1998 and so her journey with Stafford Chiropractic Clinic began.

Diane is a passionate advocate of Chiropractic care, not just because of her own experience but after working at the clinic for so many years she has witnessed incredible results and the compassion and help the chiropractors give to people of all ages from tiny babies to the elderly.

Diane become a director of the clinic in 2016, together with her daughter Emma, one of the clinic’s Chiropractors.

“We are very passionate about the work that we do and strive to provide a caring, compassionate environment for all our patients”.
Judith Martingale BSC., D.C.
AXAPPP Registered Chiropractor
Judith qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic Clinic in 1996. She worked at Lichfield Chiropractic Clinic until she joined the Stafford team in January 2000.

Judith is particularly interested in the care and treatment of babies and children and extremity problems (e.g. knee, foot and hand). Judith has undergone training in prescribing orthotics (in-soles) and she is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a full member of the British Chiropractic Association and a registered consultant with AxaPPP.
Mukesh Madhar MChiro, D.C.
Registered Chiropractor
Mukesh is an associate Chiropractor at Stafford Chiropractic Clinic. He graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and spent his final year working in the Chiropractic Clinic treating the general public whilst completing his Master’s degree.

Mukesh believes Chiropractic care improves people’s quality of life by relieving their pain, decreasing reoccurrences and preventing future injuries. He enjoys treating people of all ages with a diverse variety of conditions.

“I believe chiropractic is not only a means of pain relief for all ages but a way of keeping the spine, muscles and nerves moving as they should do.”

Mukesh has full registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC).

In his spare time he is an avid golfer and you will find him down at the Chase enjoying a round of golf.
Leah Jacobs
Registered Chiropractor
Leah graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a Masters in Chiropractic and is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Chiropractic Professional Development.

Leah’s love of Chiropractic stemmed from personal experience after receiving treatment at a young age. She has always participated in sport and for a while had her heart set on becoming a professional sportswoman which resulted in recurrent injuries. Leah tried a variety of treatments, none with any lasting results, until she sought chiropractic care. Not only did her injuries resolve but it also helped her realise how the body worked and therefore how to treat it, without the need for drugs or surgery. Due to the positive effects that Chiropractic care brought into her life she felt a strong desire to help others and since this time she has enjoyed treating patients of all ages and all walks of life.

Leah is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Olivia Horne
Registered Chiropractor
Olivia graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic after four years of training to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. With a keen interest in treating a variety of age groups, Olivia has experience in treating patients of all ages from babies to the very mature.

She enjoys using an array of techniques including - spinal and extremity adjusting, massage, soft tissue techniques and functional rehabilitation. Olivia has had further training in dry needling, cognitive behavioral therapy and neuroplasticity therapy.

Olivia grew up on the Isle of Man where her passion with horses and show jumping started. Her first encounter with a chiropractor began at a young age after a riding accident. As Olivia continued with chiropractic care she started to become interested in how her chiropractor was optimising her musculoskeletal health. Following this she was inspired to learn how the human body works and the importance of good posture, exercise and nutrition.

Olivia is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.
Alison Hunt
Sports massage therapist
BSc (Hons) Second Class Division One Sport Rehabilitation, Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Therapy, Cert. Medical Acupuncture and Diploma in Pregnancy Massage. Alison graduated from Salford University in 2016 with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation. Since then she has worked with LiveWell Health treating clients covering the wider Birmingham area. She is also working very closely with the CBSO orchestra in Birmingham. While she was at university she worked with Coventry RFC and Salford RFC, where she was invited to offer her expertise as masseur to the teams. Since then she has supported a variety of football teams, where she has been the lead Sport Rehabilitor, for both Birmingham County Football Association (under 18s team) and previous to that The Crown FC. In 2017, she worked for the Women’s Tennis Association, when the Aegon Classic Tennis Tournament came to Birmingham, offering her the opportunity to treat some of the world elite athletes. Since graduating Alison has gained further qualifications in Medical Acupuncture and Pregnancy Massage.
Dan Toon
Sports massage therapist
Dan qualified as a level 3 sports massage therapist with Fit4Training active IQ in 2014 and has been working at the Stafford Chiropractic clinic since. When Dan isn’t working at the clinic, he can be found at the gym or waking at 5am for his early morning training sessions! He has been a personal trainer for the past 6 years and has been a manager at the gym for the past 18 months. Dan enjoys working with clients on a one to one basis to help them reach their health and fitness goals. Dan enjoys working with clients from all walks of life but has a specific interest in sports, rehabilitation and nutrition. He is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in football, rugby and cricket, and used to be the sports therapist for Nottingham Forrest under 18’s and under21’s.
Jocelyn Turner
Holistic and remedial massage therapist
Jocelyn has been practicing Holistic Massage for 2 years and holds a level 4 Holistic and Therapeutic Diploma. She is currently working towards her Level 5 Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy Diploma with the Massage Training Institute (MTI). Jocelyn also practices hot stone massage. She has a background in playing and enjoying sport, most recently rugby. She has been providing sport and remedial massage with a holistic twist and she will always look to tailor her approach and treatment to the client. She believes in treating the person as a whole rather than just their injury or condition and is trying to dispel the “no pain, no gain” theory behind sports massage.


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