Meet the Team

Annabelle Westbury
MChiro DC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Annabelle is originally from a small village in Bedfordshire, England. She first became interested in what chiropractic could offer as a child when her father developed low back pain and received chiropractic care. After seeing what a difference it made, she decided at the age of 13 that she was going to become a chiropractor herself.

After having spent 5 years training at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth to obtain her Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro), she then proceeded with another year of training to gain her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).

Following her graduation, Annabelle moved to the Isle of Man in 2009 and spent 5 years working as a chiropractor in Ramsey. Having gained ample experience, she decided to open her own chiropractic clinic in 2015 with a mission to promote the healthcare that chiropractic offers.

As well as providing a range of chiropractic manipulative techniques to suit people from all walks of life, Annabelle has trained in dry needling (a form of acupuncture), massage and kinesiotaping, so can offer a wide variety of soft tissue treatments to work alongside the more traditional chiropractic approach.

Annabelle is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council and completes a certain number of hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year in order to further her knowledge and understanding of the body and to keep up with current techniques and development.

Annabelle enjoys treating people of all ages from newborns to the elderly and the challenges that each provide. She also enjoys working not only with spinal conditions such a neck and back pain, but also extremities including shoulders, hips, knees, hands and feet.

Annabelle looks forward to meeting you in person. Please call the clinic on 433 777 if you would like to make an appointment with Annabelle Westbury.

 

Gary Kirwan
BSc (Hons) MSc Chiropractic
Doctor of Chiropractic

Gary originates from Johannesburg, South Africa and made the move to the Isle of Man in July 2015 specifically to work alongside Annabelle.

He studied to be a chiropractor at both the University of Johannesburg and the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth to obtain his Masters in Chiropractic (MSc Chiropractic). After several years of training, he started up and successfully ran his own chiropractic clinic for 10 years developing experience with people from all walks of life including newborns/infants to the elderly and everyone else in between.

As a result of playing rugby, golf and rowing, Gary has a keen interest in sports injuries. Whilst studying for his degree, he completed his thesis on: “The benefits and risks of stretching”. Since then, he has had plenty of opportunity to build experience whilst working both on and off the sports fields with the Oakmedians RFC in Bournemouth and the Dainfern and Randburg Football Clubs in South Africa. He has also provided chiropractic care for corporate golf days and for the WWE wrestlers whilst in Johannesburg.

Gary is a fully registered member of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is passionate about chiropractic. He continues to study many different fields such as: functional medicine, movement therapies, behavioural psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and neurofeedback training in order to expand his knowledge and understanding of the body and to provide the best care for his patients.

In addition to providing chiropractic care, Gary also likes to integrate another skill of his; prescribing Foot Levelers custom-made orthotics for the feet to assist in keeping the spine in alignment with the aid of his digital foot scanner.

Gary has also lectured on the topic of functional biomechanics especially in regards to the feet up for the management of back pain at various Chiropractic CPD (continuing professional development) events in both the UK and Australia.

Please call the clinic on 433 777 if you would like to make an appointment with either of our Ramsey Chiropractors or to ask anymore specific questions prior to coming in.