Meet the team
Tamson came to chiropractic after seeing how well her horse responded to care, in fact she pretty much demanded a job then and there; only to discover it was a little bit more complicated than that!
Tamson has focused her post graduate continuing professional development on areas as diverse as western medical acupuncture (dry needling), care of pregnant ladies and rehabilitation for back and neck pain sufferers. Being a lifelong headache sufferer herself Tamson loves that she is now able to help to alleviate this condition in so many of her patients.
Tamson first moved to the UK from Ireland to study equine science. She has recently followed her dream of becoming an animal chiropractor and has gained a certificate from the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) in equine and canine bio mechanics and manipulation. She has recently started Cathedral Chiro Pets; treating horses and dogs.
The whole Barber family moved to Cornwall from Cardiff in 2015 and they are thoroughly enjoying the Cornish way of life. In her spare time Tamson loves spending time with her family exploring Cornwall; be it on foot, on a bike or from the back of a horse.
Dan’s first encounter with chiropractic was when he experienced back pain as a teenager. After a few treatments and feeling a lot better he was inspired to pursue a career in chiropractic to help others as he was helped.
Dan enjoys treating people of all ages and with a wide variety of complaints and he is particularly interested in how exercise and sports effects individuals and working out with them how to correct their problem.
Outside of chiropractic he enjoys reading a good book and keeping fit by going to the gym and cycling whilst also playing football for Perranwell and cricket for Truro.
Tom graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2009 and has built up a wealth of experience working at various clinics throughout Devon and Cornwall. He enjoyed his time in Devon but always intended to move back home to Cornwall and settle longer term.
One of the fun things about being a chiropractor is that there is an endless variety of people and problems to treat, because of this Tom doesn’t restrict himself too much in terms of the type of patient he treats but, that said, he has certain areas where he has more of a specific interest. He especially enjoys treating sports injuries – being very active himself he has a rugby, crossfit, surf boat racing and surf lifesaving background (to name but a few!). He finds that his background experience with so many sports helps him to understand and treat both higher end athletes and ‘weekend warriors’ with sports related injuries. He gains a lot of professional satisfaction from treating sports people where the emphasis is not so much simply alleviating pain but on improving performance.
Natasha has long had a passion for massage with a lot of experience gained over the years. She qualified in a Complementary Therapies Degree back in 2012, alongside four diplomas in different massage therapies. She furthered her knowledge with a Sports Massage Level 4 diploma in 2013 and continues to further educate herself.
After having a car accident back in 2014 she fully understands the struggle to get your body back to feeling ‘normal’ again. This inspired her to experiment more with the way she manipulates muscles.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good and getting a massage frequently can do even more. Budgeting time and money for bodywork is truly an investment in to your health.
When not at the Cathedral Chiropractors providing 30 mins and 1 hour sports/remedial massage you can also find her at The Scarlet and Bedruthan hotel. This has helped her grow as a therapist, learning how to work with a variety of injuries and health concerns, whilst keeping the client at ease
Elena trained originally as a midwife and later, in 1993, as a massage therapist before studying Massage, Rehabilitation and Recreational Exercise at Moscow University where she graduated in 1998 and finished her PhD in 2003.
She has worked as a massage therapist at various clinics in Russia.
Elena moved to the UK in 2012 and is offering Thai Yoga Massage and other therapies in West Cornwall.
Shelley (Clinic Manager)
I joined Cathedral Chiropractic as Clinic Manager from March 2016.
I enjoy working with the team in this busy clinic and seeing the impact that chiropractic care can have.
Having initially experienced chiropractic treatment myself as a patient here, which I felt essential to my performance as a rider and to my horse – who also received regular chiropractic treatment – realising the difference that it made to myself and horse. I value the importance that chiropractic care provides in supporting optimal function.
In my spare time I enjoy the wonders of the Cornish countryside with horse riding, long walks with my dog and keeping myself fit generally.
I love my job at Cathedral Chiropractic! I haven’t been here long, but I already feel like part of the family- everyone is so friendly and welcoming; staff and patients alike. It really is so satisfying to see the positive impact that chiropractic has on people’s lives. The patients all leave with a smile on their face, and so do I.
I come from a huge Cornish farming family and really like spending time with the animals and enjoying the countryside. I love the arts and especially enjoy the theatre and generally soaking up all the culture this great little city has to offer!
I have been working at Cathedral Chiropractic since late 2017. After spending 10 years being a mum and working from home, it has been so nice to be part of a team again and meeting so many people on a day to day basis.
Before I worked here I made occasion cakes professionally, and still do a lot of baking for friends and family and the rest of the staff here, but being on my feet a lot and bad posture habits has meant my back has suffered. I had never had chiropractic treatment before I started working here but the difference it has made to my life has been great. I wish it was something I had done sooner.