Meet the Team at the Sykes Verwey Centre
Freddie Powell D.C
Freddie Powell (Mchiro, LRCC)
Registered Chiropractor (03574)
Member of British Chiropractic Association (3178)
Freddie is from originally from Devon having grown up locally in Torbay. Since graduating in 2011 he worked in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire for 2 years before moving abroad to work in a multidisciplinary practice in Mexico. He then moved back to London where he worked at the Chiltern Health Centre a prestigious clinic in Surrey. He has also worked in the financial district in Canary Wharf and the city for the London Wellness Centre and Clerkenwell Chiropractic. Working in multiple clinics has given him invaluable experience of different styles of practice and treatment techniques working alongside podiatrists, medical doctors, physios, and sports therapists. Freddie is honoured to have taken over a family run practice with a 50-year history of Chiropractic care in the local community with an outstanding reputation. He endeavours to build on this reputation modernising and developing the clinic further to offer even better patient care.
Freddie graduated from the University of South Wales with a Master’s degree in Chiropractic and has pursued further interests in Sports Chiropractic with various post-graduate qualifications including the mandatory Sports Chiropractic Diploma necessary to work at Olympic Games and sports events. He is certified in dry needling, kinesio taping, and FAKTR certified. This involves using instrument assisted soft tissue work which he does use alongside his typical Chiropractic techniques. He has recently completed his Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) exercise course from the renowned Prague rehabilitation centre to deliver the highest standard of core stability training to his patients.
He was very proud to have been contracted for Chiropractic services to Crystal Palace Football Club 1st team for 3 seasons between (2014-2017) forming part of the medical team at the New Beckenham training ground. Treating premiership players has a certain level of accountability and pressure to get fast results so he can draw on his Sports Chiropractic experience to get fast results.
Freddie has a great deal of knowledge of rehabilitation and combines his sports therapy experience alongside Chiropractic to allow for full return to health. He uses the most up to date techniques based on the latest research for a complete approach to patient care and can be seen regularly attending new courses to add to his toolbox of approaches.
He is registered with all the major insurance companies BUPA, AXA/PPP. He is a licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors, a member of the British Chiropractic Association (3178) and registered with the General Chiropractic Council (no.3574).
Please be confident that you will be in safe hands and thoroughly listened to for your initial consultation with Freddie Powell and an in depth consultation and thorough examination will take place. Please read some of the kind testimonials left by Freddie’s patients who love to share their positive experiences.
Freddie is very happy to be back home having taken over the day to day running of Sykes-Verwey Centre. It was over 15 years ago that Frank and Julia Verwey inspired Freddie to become a Chiropractor and he feels privileged to be able to treat patients in the very same building he observed all those years ago.
Julia Verwey D.C
Julia Verwey D.C
Registered Chiropractor (00226)
Member of the British Chiropractic Association
Julia graduated in 1983 from the world renowned AECC Chiropractic college in Bournemouth and as such has a wealth of experience having practiced for over 30 years. Julia followed in her parent’s footsteps with both Philip and Frances Sykes studying Chiropractic in America and then establishing the first Chiropractic clinic in Newton Abbot in 1963 at 16 Keyberry Park the very same location we stand today.
Julia has a very caring and gentle approach to Chiropractic, combined with a patient, upbeat and friendly manner. Greatly loved and appreciated by all her patients at the clinic she works on Tuesdays and Thursdays in clinic to see existing and new patients. Julia possesses excellent diagnostic and palpatory skills from her many years of hands on experience following a first visit to the clinic will be able to let the patient know if their problem is suitable for Chiropractic treatment. Julia has done extensive post graduate training, including kinesiology, activator methods and sacro occipital techniques from which she can draw upon to offer patient centred care.
Julia and her husband Frank Verwey took over the practice in ‘92 and the clinic continues to grow, incorporating physiotherapy and gaining an excellent reputation locally amongst GPs, allied health professionals and the community.
Julia greatest love is for her large family and otherwise enjoys keeping fit, struggling to learn the clarinet and travelling.
Joe Murch D.C
Joe qualified from the AECC University College with a First Class
Masters degree in Chiropractic and is so happy to be back working in South Devon, having grown up locally in Torbay.
He has previously worked as a Sports Massage Therapist and as an Exercise Rehab Supervisor combing this with his traditional Chiropractic techniques.
Joe is an upbeat, kind-hearted professional, and will always do his best for his patients.
He is extremely passionate about sport and exercise spending most of his free time playing rugby, surfing and training.
Joe works on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s and alternate Saturday’s.
George Gibson D.C
George qualified from the AECC University College with a First Class Masters degree in Chiropractic and grew up locally in Torbay.
He divides his time between practicing in Plymouth and the Sykes Verwey Centre.
He works in Newton Abbot on Tuesday and Thursdays and Wednesday morning.
He practices using a multimodal approach to care.
“I try and identify patients pain triggers, eliminate these, provide a diverse style of chiropractic care for symptom management and integrate rehabilitation with the aim of minimising pain and optimising movement patterns.”
Having always had a passion for sport with a previous background in competitive swimming and rugby. It was here that he found his passion for health and fitness during strength and conditioning sessions.
– Chiropractor (05173)
Arthur T Hocking
Arthur is an extremely enthusiastic individual with a passion for fitness,
sports and health. He knows the importance of Massage therapy as part of a balanced lifestyle. He has a great depth of knowledge in fitness and sports injuries to put you on the road to recovery.
He trained at South Devon Community college in Level 3 Sports massage.
He set up ATH Sports Massage and having been a previous patient of the Sykes Verwey Centre recognised the benefits of Chiropractic care for himself and decided to join the team on a permanent basis.
Having massage treatment in a multi disciplinary clinic allows patients access to a collaborative working style where the therapists can discuss your complaint more easily and refer where necessary for specific treatment needs and goals.
Arthur uses a variety of soft tissue massage techniques, including traditional, deep tissue, hot stone, and sports massage. He can also use instrument assisted fascial release work for more complex cases and cupping therapy to break up adhesions in soft tissues.
I have enjoyed working at the clinic for 12 years. I have 3 grown up children and a beautiful granddaughter. I enjoy swimming, walking and spending time with friends and family.
Wendy has worked at the clinic for over 40 years for Mr and Mrs Sykes. She knows the clinic and all the patients inside and out. Is extremely professional and we are very lucky to still have such an asset to our team. She works on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Penny helps with the general day to day running of the clinic, she is Freddie’s mum and helps to manage the business. In her spare time she is a kundalini yoga instructor, she has 3 sons and 3 grandchildren.
Julie is our newest receptionist who we are very fortunate to have. She has been a longstanding best friend of Nicolas. She is currently doing Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays.
THE SYKES VERWEY CENTRE IS THE LEADING CHIROPRACTIC AND SPORTS INJURY CLINIC IN DEVON.
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