Training & Accreditation
Hello, I am Alyssa, a French/Scottish chiropractor. I practice in Dublin, where I have been living since I moved here in the summer of 2018. Before that, I lived for 4 years in my mother’s home country, Scotland, where I practiced in a very busy, family-based chiropractic clinic. Now I am seeing patients in Ranelagh and in Insight Matters!
I studied chiropractic for six years at the Franco European Institute of Chiropractic (IFEC) in Toulouse, France, graduating in 2014.
I am a member of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.
I am certified in the Webster technique, which helps restore movement and alignment in the pelvis of pregnant mothers (see an article about the technique here). I am continuously learning more about chiropractic techniques with a focus on pediatrics (chiropractic for babies and children) and the adjustment of pregnant women.
In my chiropractic work I practice “Network Spinal” (a specific approach to chiropractic using very gentle touch on the spine). I am constantly improving my skills in this technique by attending a number of seminars throughout the year.
I use gentle chiropractic techniques that can help the body use its natural ability to heal and flourish. I care deeply about my patients’ well-being and it is my aim to help you improve your health and the way you feel in your body.
Most patients come to me initially for pain-relief. Many patients keep on visiting me for regular maintenance care because they feel that my chiropractic adjustments help them improve their quality of life even in the absence of pain. Each session focusses specifically on what the patient’s body needs at that point in time. In particular, patients who care about their health and are willing to put some effort into the process of getting healthier, can benefit a lot from chiropractic treatments.
Experience & Areas of Interest
My main area of interests within chiropractic are Network Spinal, chiropractic for babies and children, and chiropractic during pregnancy.
Network Spinal care is a chiropractic technique that helps create better self-awareness by making the patient more conscious of the connections between their body, mind and emotions. During Network Spinal care, chiropractors use gentle and precise touch on the spine to improve the connections between the brain and the spinal cord. Network Spinal is an evidence-based approach to body-awareness and wellness.
I discovered chiropractic care when my parents took me to chiropractors in Pau (in the South-West of France) who practised Network Spinal Analysis (an earlier form of Network Spinal). I was 15 at this time and not long after that decided to become a chiropractor myself. I am still today just as enthusiastic about Network Spinal as I see so much positive change in my patients, my family and myself when receiving Network Spinal care. For example, when I worked in Scotland as a chiropractor in three busy clinics (in Dundee, Fife and Edinburgh) many hours a day, weekly Network Care helped me to stay healthy and energetic.
Chiropractic care can be particularly helpful for mothers during pregnancy, for children and babies. I use the Webster-Technique to adjust expecting mums and am Webster-certified.
Here are a few reasons why I think that it is a great idea to see a chiropractor during pregnancy: Chiropractic care reduces back, neck, and pelvic girdle pain (SPD), improves comfort as the body changes, restores pelvic imbalance, and can lead to shorter labour and a safer birth. After birth, chiropractic care can help overcome nursing challenges and help to overcome pelvic dysfunction.
In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga as well as cooking and eating organic and healthy food.
I am looking forward to welcoming you into my practice.
Rates Per Session
Initial Consultation: €75 ; Adjustment: €50 ; Concession: €40 ; Paediatric Adjustment: €35 ; Pre-payment 6 visits: €258 (save €42) ; Most major health insurers cover chiropractic care in Ireland, but please check with your provider for any terms associated with your particular policy.