Kelly Mitchell Bsc (HONS) is the resident sports therapist at Back to Back.
She has been a part of the team since February 2009 and within a matter of months an extensive client base was established and the demand for a local Sports Therapist was evident.
The results of the integration, of Sports Therapy into the Chiropractic clinic speak for themselves; the clients now have the ability to obtain the information to optimise their performance in Sport and receive regular maintenance massage as well as receive the appropriate treatment or advice when injured in the convenience of one clinic.
The facilities offered on site include x-ray and comprehensive posture analysis using the latest in equipment.
Kelly graduated form the University of Bedfordshire with a Sports Therapy degree with Honours in 2008 after studying a FND Sports Therapy. Her three years studying sports therapy allowed her to explore the many aspects of sports injuries and the extensive rehabilitation included in returning to sport.
“After exploring many aspects of sports medicine, Sports Therapy drew my attention; this was probably due to the various components that made up the profession, from rehabilitation to the psychology of sports injuries, nutrition and analysing biomechanical movements specific to each sport.
It is so rewarding to see the rate of improvement in the patients, some of which have seen their injury as career ending, seeing their own improvement and having control of their own recovery have instilled strength and determination in which are valuable in their day to day lives as well as in their chosen sport.
Sports Therapy is not just for the professional athlete; on the contrary research indicates that Sports Therapy is as beneficial to the general public as sporting professionals as has beneficial properties to aid circulation and lymphatic drainage among others.
I am pleased with the direction the clinic is heading and looking forward to the future of Back to Back as a comprehensive Injury clinic”
When visiting the clinic, patients are greeted by the friendly reception team who are accountable for the laid back atmosphere and positive environment. They are knowledgeable in all treatments available and always go the extra mile to point you in the right direction.
Dr David Leu and Dr Paula Garcia are the hard working, experienced team of Chiropractors at the clinic responsible for ensuring the level of patient care does not deviate from exceptional, their combined experience and knowledge promote confidence in all who seek relief form joint pain and their work really does change quality of life.
“I would like to thank all the staff for the hard work it took to make the integration work and all our clients at Back to Back for their continuing support, and look forward to seeing the practise grow in the future”
David Leu B.Sc DC MCC
A widely experienced Chiropractor of over 14 years; motivated by a passion to help people in need and bring relief from pain. Inspired by successful treatment from a Chiropractor, at the age of 14, following a low back sporting injury, David decided to make Chiropractic his chosen career.
In 1996 he Qualified with a degree from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic.
Following qualification he worked for two years in two clinics in the Edgware and Greys area of London but had the Vision to open his own Chiropractic clinic in his home town of Luton, Bedfordshire.
In 1999 David and his wife, Mary, achieved this and the Back to Back clinic was established. Such was the success of the clinic in meeting people’s needs David was congratulated by the mayor of Luton for this achievement. Recognition of David’s chiropractic abilities also came as he was approached, within the first two years, to work along side the Luton Town’s Football club (LTFC) medical team, treating their football players and staff. David is still currently enjoying his relationship within the club treating numerous sports injuries. Part of the role is to advise LTFC management whether or not players should be contracted into the club. David has seen a number of players he has treated at various times progress from LTFC to play within premiership clubs and international teams for their own countries. A fact from which he draws satisfaction that he kept their footballing careers on track.
The success of the Back to Back/LTFC relationship can be seen by the fact that on 26th January 2005 LTFC opened the newly installed Back to Back X-ray facilities. This has proved indispensable to the clinic providing vital knowledge and insight regarding patients’ health. This facility enables immediate referral of patients for Hospital treatment if necessary.
In 2003 David was approached by the Heinz Frozen Foods Occupational Health Team to be retained to conduct assessments and provide treatment of their employees. (see testimonial)
His Chiropractic philosophy in the treatment of patients is to invest in the best diagnostic equipment that he can possibly get within the clinic in order to blend traditional chiropractic methods over the last 100 years with current scientific advances
Of particular concern and interest to David with each patient is to look at the ‘whole’ person, not just at the symptoms that present themselves. This can reveal previously unidentified issues – for example, it may be necessary to apply the use of orthotics to correct feet, pronation (turned in foot) to resolve their back issue. Further, more specific spinal adjustments may be required or stretching techniques to correct balance and co-ordination problems affecting the low back. The popular myth is that Chiropractors only treat the back. In fact, Chiropractors treat bio mechanical problems in most places of the body.
David continues to pursue his passion to see people restored in health through the ongoing pursuit of his own professional development; studying, learning and employing new techniques; researching best practice from around the world.
He rightly takes pride in the Back to Back Chiropractic clinic and is grateful for the continued support of his wife in realising his dreams and for the Back to Back administration team who provide a second to none, hassle free service to patients. The Clinic’s Chiropractic and massage services are considerably strengthened by associate Chiropractor, Paula Garcia and Kelly Mitchell (sports therapist).
A team second to none in care and professionalism
Meet the Reception Team
Clare Brown - Reception Manager
Clare has worked at Back to Back for eight and a half years.
She likes seeing the difference that chiropractic treatment can make to people.
Also meeting and chatting to patients and putting them at ease before they see the Chiropractors.
Clare runs the Reception and along with her colleagues creates a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Janet Davies - Receptionist
Janet has worked at Back to Back for seven and a half years.
She is good at making patients feel comfortable and shows compassion.
June Harris - Receptionist
June has worked at Back to Back for nearly six years.
Pleasant and always careful to make patients feel at ease and comfortable. Very flexible and happy to go the extra mile for colleagues and the clinic when required.
Julie Adeleye - Receptionist
Julie has worked at Back to Back for just over three years.
She enjoys meeting all different people and really likes to see the difference the treatment has made to patient's lives.