Gilbert M Méal

Senior consultant at the Centre has been a member of the British Chiropractic Association since graduating from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. He was a full-time lecturer in chiropractic from 1972 to 1980 and started the Christchurch Chiropractic Centre in November 1977 where he has been in full-time practice since 1980.

He is a keen follower of post-graduate education and is regularly called upon to give lectures at the scientific meetings of the British Chiropractic Association, the College of Chiropractors and others.

He has published numerous articles in the scientific and chiropractic journals. In 1987 he was appointed chairman of the European Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the candidates from the Institut Français de Chiropractie in Paris, a position he held until 1998. He is a Fellow of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, a Fellow of the College of Chiropractors and has been a guest lecturer at Southampton Medical School.

He specialises in difficult back problems, recurrent sports injuries and digestive disturbances.

He has experience in the management and treatment of whiplash injuries, assisting in claims for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents by writing reports and providing relevant information to the patient's solicitor.

In September 1997, he was conferred the title of Fellow of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic for the following achievements:

*27 years of professional commitment to chiropractic.

*A significant contribution to the European context of Chiropractic.

*Distinction as a teacher at AECC.

*A commitment to chiropractic clinical education.

*20 years as President of the Alumni Association of the AECC.

Travis E Webb

Travis E Webb BSc MChiro started at the Christchurch Chiropractic Centre in June 1999. After attending Canberra Boys Grammar School in Australia, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Sydney University in 1992. He then studied pathology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and studied chiropractic at McQuarie University, Sydney where he obtained the Masters of Chiropractic degree in 1995. He then practiced as a locum chiropractor in various parts of Australia until he decided to come and join his fiancée in England. They married in September 1999 and settled in Christchurch. His wife Alexandra, also a chiropractor, lectures in Anatomy at the Southampton Medical School and is currently completing a PhD degree at the University of Southampton. Travis is particularly interested in the chiropractic management of headaches, occupational pain syndromes, rehabilitation and preventive care.

Sandra Méal

Reflexology is also available at the Christchurch Chiropractic Centre. This therapy is particularly suitable for providing relaxation, helping with stress and harmonising the body's energies. Mrs Sandra Méal is a Member of the Association of Reflexologists. She also gives advice on diet and lifestyle. Please telephone the Centre for further information or e-mail your request.