Our Team

All our Chiropractors are University trained, and are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and the United Chiropractic Association. The clinic has official research status, allowing our Chiropractors to produce current research for the profession (See our blog for recent studies).
Meet the team below:

Dr Wayne Whittingham

Dr Wayne Whittingham

Wayne comes from a family of chiropractors. His father Dr Ken Whittingham, who set up Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic in 1972, was renowned for saying ‘kids, you can be anything you want to in life, as long as you are a chiropractor!’ They all became chiropractors! Wayne’s sister, Yvonne, practices in Sweden and his brother, Bruce, in Surfer’s Paradise. Wayne lost his father to an accident in 1990 and his mum, Elisabeth Whittingham, continued to run the practice developing and growing it to bring chiropractic to the city of Plymouth. Wayne graduated in RMIT in Australia, where he continued to study for his PhD, the first in the world on Chiropractic for the treatment of Headaches. Wayne came back to the UK in 1997 and has enjoyed many years now running the clinic.

It is an exciting time for Wayne personally and for the whole team here as the practice is now beginning to get recognition for the work we do. We've achieved the PPQM and CMQM award again from the College of Chiropractors and are one of a handful of research clinics in the UK. Wayne is involved in research with the peninsula medical school at Plymouth University on the benefits of Chiropractic and dizziness and was awarded Chiropractor of the year in 2012, which he dedicated to his mum who passed away at the beginning of 2012.
Dr Wayne Whittingham

Tracey Whittingham

Practice Manager

Tracey graduated from the University of Plymouth after completing her nurse training, and went on to specialise in intensive care at Derriford Hospital. She loved the work that she did, helping people at the most desperate time in their lives. Tracey met Wayne in April 2005 and after a whirl wind romance they married in February 2007. Tracey was so inspired by the amazing benefits that she learnt and experienced first-hand about Chiropractic that she left nursing 4 years ago to take up managing Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic. The huge benefits that chiropractic care offers has been both inspiring and exciting to Tracey and she feels that she has found a profession that genuinely cares about every one that walks through the door. Tracey added, ‘I have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 amazing step children and everyday find myself thinking how lucky I am’.
The future for PCC is one of anticipation and excitement as we explore the field of research, so that we can document what we already know are the true benefits of chiropractic care. We have an amazing team here and a vast amount of patients from all walks of life, and we are looking forward to continuing this journey together.
Tracey Whittingham

Dr Jonathan Cook

Chriopractor

Jon always knew he would end up in some kind of healthcare profession, but he struggled to find inspiration in any of the mainstream occupations.

Jon immediately admired the approach of chiropractic: that is, putting a patient in charge of their own health and allowing them to make decisions for themselves, rather than just telling them what to do. “The most motivating part of my job is watching a patient’s health flourish and getting them back into the hobbies, jobs and pursuits that they love. Many patients are surprised at just how much impact chiropractic care can have. They usually arrive experiencing some pain, expecting that to be the only element that’s addressed. It’s inspiring and exciting to see them regaining control of their health, lives and happiness by making the positive changes that chiropractic teaches them all about.”
Jon was born and raised in Plymouth and, after completing his chiropractic degree, he moved back to live in Millbrook. Jon loves the relaxing surrounds of the area and enjoys going for runs or walks along the river or by the beach. “I live by my own advice, getting adjusted regularly, eating well and exercising as often as possible. I’ve run the Plymouth half marathon twice and Tough Mudder earlier in the year.”
Jonathan Cook

Dr Silas Keeling

Chiropractor

I joined Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic in July 2016, to take over Dr Wesley Trowse’s patient base as he has now returned to Australia with his Fiancée Lauren. I currently live in Plymouth, but am from a place in the middle of nowhere on the Devon-side of the border, due north of Bude. As such, I have grown up with 2 hobbies available to me; surfing and rugby, which I still fit in as much as I possibly can, although I am becoming less brave when it comes to cold waters!

Professionally, I am passionate about helping people live life to their fill potential, helping them to be the best that they can be, and not being held back by physical ailments.

Day to day I see firsthand how improved spinal health affects all walks of life and how greatly it leads to improved overall health. Helping the old feel young, the young grow old healthily, the hard working work pain free, and the athletes among us achieve their goals, which is where my passion for Chiropractic care began.
Silas Keeling

Dr Thomas Swingewood

Chiropractor

Tom started Chiropractic care from the age of 14 as a result of being beaten up on the rugby field; since then a deep respect for how important Chiropractic is for the health conscious individual has continued to grow.

Tom graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2010; since then Tom has worked in clinics in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Torquay rugby club, Totnes rowing club and since 2012 at Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic. Specialising in Applied Kinesiology, Tom brings the science of Chiropractic and muscle testing to help all ages. Sports and research is Tom’s main focus having worked with many athletes of all standards including former world champions as well as several hopeful candidates for Rio 2016. Tom will be partaking in a PhD at Plymouth University looking into the effects of chiropractic and nerve flow down the arm; all this will be taking place with Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic, so watch this space.
Thomas Swingewood

Dr Sergie Hajikakou

Sergie Hajikakou

Dr Hannah Chambers

Chiropractor

The move South was generated by my pursuit of an outdoors lifestyle and to work as part of an exceptional practice. My focus is on family orientated care from Baby to Grandpa and optimising quality of life for all. I believe Chiropractic is a safe, reliable way of helping people achieve the best in physical health and overall wellbeing.

While my style of Chiropractic is very similar to the rest of the Plymouth team, I have also completed additional training in the management of the pregnant pelvis and paediatrics, and therefore have a great love in helping pregnant ladies have a comfortable pregnancy and endeavouring to give new babies the best start in life. I also specialise in Kinesiology taping, which is beneficial in the recovery of sport injuries, stabilising the pregnant pelvis, and managing arthritic complaints.

I have been in love with this profession since I was a child, after finding Chiropractic helped me to overcome some of my own health issues, where conventional medicine had failed. I am truly inspired by this amazing profession and the results I have seen it achieve for my patients.
Hannah Chambers

Adam Osborne

Clinlic Supervisor

When Adam joined the team in 2003, he knew he could only stay for 6 months as he had already accepted a place at Chiropractic College. Many years later, Adam is still with us! During his time here Adam has completed an NVQ in Management, and is currently clinic supervisor. Although he hasn’t made it to Chiropractic College, Adam is passionate about everything Chiropractic and fully embraces the Chiropractic lifestyle.
Adam Osborne

Tasmin Easterbrook

Chiropractic Assistant and Massage Therapist

Tammy works alongside the principle chiropractor Dr Wayne Whittingham as a massage therapist, and joined the team in 2011, she qualified as a holistic therapist in 2006 and subsequently went on to undertake a foundation degree in complementary health studies. In her spare time she is the lead singer in a 7 piece soul band and can be found gigging around Devon and Cornwall every weekend!
Tasmin Easterbrook

Helen Hilton

Chiropractic Assisant and Massage Therapist

Helen joined our team from a nursing background, and despite previous work colleagues expecting her to return after only a couple of months, she stayed. Helen has embraced the Chiropractic lifestyle, and has been a valuable member of the team for many years now. During her time with us, Helen has trained as a massage therapist and a sports injury therapist, and works out of a room at Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic around her front desk shifts. Helen spends her free time running, cycling and looking after her 3 grandchildren.
Helen Hilton

Cathy Moody

Chiropractic assistant

Cathy has been a patient of ours since 2000, and being a strong advocate for chiropractic care she has introducing many of her friends and family to its benefits. When the role of Chiropractic Assistant became available, Cathy was an obvious choice. She is a well-loved member of the team, known for her carefree banter, and frequent holidays!
Cathy Moody

Liz Irving

Chiropractic assistant

Liz joined the front desk team in January 2010, and is a popular addition to the clinic. Liz will be chief organizer of our ‘Chiro-Kids’ club, where parents and children (of all ages) will be able to find out more about the benefits of Chiropractic care, and will receive exclusive offers and invitations throughout the year. Liz has 2 children of her own, and enjoys baking and decorating wedding cakes in her spare time.
Liz Irving

Bonnie Whittingham

Chiropractic assistant

Having grown up in a Chiropractic family Bonnie has always been able to see the benefits of Chiropractic care, and how much it can help people. Bonnie has been working with us since 2010, and as she is Dr. Wayne Whittingham’s daughter it is in her genetics to become a Chiropractor as well! To be honest, I think it’s a good excuse to study in Australia!
Bonnie Whittingham

Olivia Lloyd

Chiropractic Assistant

Olivia has been a patient since she was 9 years old, and loved coming in so much that we were her first choice for work experience in 2007. When a position at the clinic became available Olivia was the first to apply and after she made such an impression on the team we just had to take her on. Olivia recently graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in History and now works full time at the clinic
Olivia Lloyd

Vicki Jones

Chiropractic Assistant

For the past 15 years I have been running my own business and raising my 3 gorgeous boys. We have all experienced Chiropractic care over the years, and have benefitted a lot in different ways.

I have always been impressed by Chiropractic care, and the amazing team at Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic, and when a position became available to join, the timing was perfect, as I have recently married, and was looking for the next chapter in my life, so I eagerly applied, and was thrilled to be successful. I look forward to welcoming patients from all walks of life in to the practice, and it pleases me daily to see how many people are helped by Chiropractic care, and for conditions that people didn’t know Chiropractic care may help
Vicki Jones

Su Collins

Chiropractic Assistant and massage Therapist

Su has recently joined the practice in January 2017 having moved down from Berkshire where she has run her own Sports massage business for the last 15 years. Su has a diploma from the London School of Sports Massage. She now works alongside Dr. Jonathan Cook as his assistant as well as being part of the front desk and a massage therapy teams.

In her spare time Su is a keen sailor and skier. She moved with her husband to Devon in 2016 and has 3 grown up children in Singapore, London and Exeter.
Su Collins

Annette Collinge

Chiropractic Assistant

For many years Annette worked full-time in purchase ledger & administration and then went into healthcare. In August 2016 Annette was delighted to become a member of the front desk team and has also received Chiropractic care since joining. When Annette isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to music concerts, and the odd holiday.

Annette Collinge

Laura Hilton

Chiropractic Assistant & Massage Therapist

As a qualified Beauty and Massage Therapist, I joined Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic in January 2015 to work as a massage therapist alongside Dr Jonathan Cook (Chiropractor). When Jon’s patients arrive for an appointment they will have some soft-tissue work with me before they have their Chiropractic adjustments with Jon. This works really well for both the patient and the general flow of a busy successful practice.

I have 3 daughters, who, like me regularly have Chiropractic adjustments, in an attempt to stay on top of common postural issues associated with growth, and sometimes ‘normal’ every-day health complaints can be addressed before they develop.

My priority at Plymouth Chiropractic Clinic is to support Jon, the team, and the many patients that seek our help daily. On occasion I also work with my Mum, Helen Soby, offering massages to couples as a special treat – often around Valentine’s Day or during the Christmas period too!
Laura Hilton