Nicole Paine, Owner, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, ART® Practitioner, Mobility Specialist

Nicole graduated as a Chiropractor from CMCC, Canada, in 2006. Following her dream to work abroad, she moved to London in 2007 and created Live Free Wellness in 2012. Since then, Live Free has become one of the leading multidisciplinary health clinics in London.

Nicole decided to become a chiropractor after sustaining an injury playing varsity volleyball in University. She was able to return to the court with the help of chiropractic, and experienced first hand the benefits of specialist chiropractic care. She continued her sporting pursuits competing in Ironman triathlons, marathons, ultramarathons and now CrossFit. This first hand knowledge of sport and biomechanics has given her a deep understanding of movement and what it takes to be an athlete or an active human in a sedentary world.

Nicole’s thirst for learning has seen her qualify in Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Active Release, Functional Range Release, Functional Range Conditioning and most recently completing a masters in Functional Medicine. These qualifications have given Nicole a wide range of knowledge from which to individualise your care, focus your treatment on the root causes and find solutions that fit with your lifestyle and personal goals. Working together we can guide you on your journey to optimal health.

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Kathleen Tam, Chiropractor, Dry Needling, Pediatrics

Kathleen is an experienced chiropractor with over 10 years of experience. She attained a Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2007, before moving to work in Hong Kong to expand her knowledge. She is registered in Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom..

In addition to treating patients of all ages and conditions, Kathleen has a special interest in chiropractic care for pregnant mothers, infants, and older children. She is also qualified in acupuncture and dry needling.

Kathleen is passionate in helping patients find the balance they seek in their bodies by assessing and treating faulty movement patterns, postural imbalances and tight or weak muscles. She believes in not just treating pain, but finding the root of the problem in order to properly correct the issue, and prevent future occurrences.

Sabu Bhugobaun, Psychotherapy & Counselling

I have been involved in the counselling field since 1997 and I soon recognised that grounding the human spirit is fundamental to living an authentic and fulfilled life. This led me to train in Psychosynthesis at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.

I have counselled children in both primary schools and in a unit presenting challenging behavior. My adult work includes the Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Befriending Service, co facilitating group art psychotherapy for the Park Royal Centre for Mental Health, eight years at the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, and over ten years in private practice. I’ve been practicing Mindfulness meditation for sixteen years with a very keen interest in the mind/body connection, which I teach in group sessions and to some of my clients. To learn more about Sabu visit Or call me directly on 020 8780 9449

Nicole Oh, Peloton Physiotherapy

Nicole has 15 years experience as a Physiotherapist, having worked in Australia and the UK in both the public and private sectors, including 5 years in a large city clinic. She now specialises in Cycling Physiotherapy, with extensive knowledge and experience in treating cyclists and triathletes of all levels and abilities. A keen and competitive cyclist herself, she competed in Triathlon for 5 years, qualifying for the 70.3 World championships in 2009 and completing an Ironman in 2011. She now concentrates on road racing, and competes to National level with her women’s racing team. To learn more about Nicole visit

Paula Bendon, Psychotherapy & Counselling

Paula is highly qualified with a Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis from King’s College London and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Social, Child and Cognitive). She also trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, which is accredited by Westminster University. Paula is currently finishing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University with her research linked to the NHS and King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Paula is trained in Counselling, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She also has been trained in psychological interventions for children and adolescents with psychosis. In her therapy she adopts an integrated approach which will be personalised for each client. To learn more about Paula visit

Matthew Sykes, Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

Matthew is a professional Massage Therapist who trained at the Bodyology school of massage in London, gaining skills in holistic and deep tissue massage. He is registered with the Massage Training Institute as well as the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Matthew recognises the way in which we live our lives today; on the phone and sitting at computers can generate stress and tension as well as postural issues for many.

Matthew’s aim is to promote relaxation in his treatments in order to diminish this elevated stress level in so many people’s lives. He is trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage as well as Pregnancy Massage.  He is also trained in myo-fascial release and Indian head massage, Matthew utilises his diverse training along with a thorough understanding of anatomy to tailor each treatment to your individual needs. To learn more about Matthew

Cristina MalgarottoSport & Remedial Massage, Pregnancy Massage and ART Practitioner.

Cristina Malgarotto qualified in 2008 at the London School of Sport & Remedial massage, she then went on to take a Diploma in Pregnancy Massage in 2010 at the Well Mother School. Cristina has provided sport massage therapy at Harlequins Rugby Club for almost 2 years , working alongside the club’s physiotherapists in providing treatments to the players. Cristina is specialised in deep tissue, neuromuscular and Active Release Technique . Cristina enjoys many sports and played rugby for Ladies Wimbledon Rugby Club for a number of years, after a series of injuries she decided to hang up her boots and discovered Pilates prompting her to get a mat-work pilates instructor qualification, she has also been having fun doing regular sessions of kickboxing. Cristina believes that any form of exercise and keeping active massively benefit physical and mental well-being.

Leo Maria Shearing, Reiki & Reflexology

Leo Maria is a, Reflexologist, Holistic Practitioner and a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition with an unbroken lineage going back to Mikao Usui. With over 14 years experience, she started her professional practice at Putney Bridge Clinic in South West London, and is now at at Live Free Chiropractic & Wellness. She is a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, the Complementary Therapists Association and the UK Reiki Federation where she is a member of the Research Committee. Leo is also a qualified Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing Practitioner. To learn more about Leo visit 

Vera Dubrovina, Yoga Therapy & Pregnancy Yoga.

Vera has been practicing yoga since 1992 and teaching from 2004. She holds teaching diplomas from British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight, Yoga Therapy Diploma (YC). Vera also has extensive training in meditation and mindfulness practices. She has trained as a Doula with Dr Michel Odent and has been birth companion to over 30 births to-date. Her creative approach is drawing on many traditions but heavily influenced and inspired by the teachings arising from Sri Krishnamacharya’s lineage such as Viniyoga, Iyengar and Ashtanga. Her lessons are guided by her studies with Sylviane Gianina, Burgs and Shiva Rea, structured around meditative flow based practice and tuned to the individual needs. Vera’s main expertise is female health, pregnancy and birth (more details on At the clinic Vera offers Yoga Therapy as well as yoga for pregnancy and preparation for birth sessions.

Isabelle Nunn, Nutritional Therapist and Pharmacist

Isabelle is a fully qualified and registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC). She has over 5 years of experience in the field and has undertaken challenging roles working as a pharmacist. Her enthusiasm about health promotion, disease prevention and the ability to heal from within led her to complete a three year diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition from the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine (UK). Her expertise and professional background gives her a unique knowledge of the benefits of nutrition to complement and provide alternative solutions to address complex health conditions.
Isabelle is also a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), recognised by the Department of Health. Isabelle works as a full time Technical Nutritional Therapist for a Natural Products Distributor firm and enjoys working one to one with individual clients on a private basis. To learn more about Isabelle visit

Sophie BowkerOsteopath

Sophie is a fully qualified and registered osteopath. She is passionate about osteopathy and its ability to produce great benefits in pain management and general wellbeing. To compliment her degree Sophie has also completed a basic mat-work pilates course and gained a level 3 ITEC sports massage qualification.

She has extensive experience working with professional athletes within different disciplines. She completed an internship with Bath Rugby and is currently providing the medical support for Wimbledon Hockey Club. A keen sailor and hockey player, Sophie has a particular interest in sport injuries and the appropriate rehabilitation programmes. To learn more about Sophie visit

Alice Otoo, Reception Supevisor

Originally from Ghana but born and raised in Italy, Alice made her way to London in January 2015. While living in London Alice always kept her passion for fitness and outdoor activities alive as much as possible. But it was only after she gave birth to her son that she promised herself to make sure to adopt a lifestyle as healthy as possible for her and her family.

Hat better way to improve your lifestyle than to work in a healthy environment where she could learn more and more as shift goes by?

That’s why when the chance to work at Live Free Chiropractic & Wellness knocked at her door. She took it.

Alice thrives on sunshine, productivity and being able to help however she can. She believes that finding and maintaining a balance in life while surrounding yourself with good family and friends is the path to happiness.