James Power, Principal Chiropractor & Owner
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I attended the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, Dorset where I successfully completed a Masters Degree in Chiropractic.
Being a keen long distance runner for the past 10 years, I regularly participating in 3-4 marathons a year.
I first encountered the power of chiropractic after being treated by chiropractor for ankle injury. The natural philosophy and effective treatment techniques behind chiropractic inspired me to become a part of this dynamic profession. With a passion for sports, I have been fortunate to work with elite tennis players, professional football & rugby players, international iron man & marathon athletes.
Having spent extensive study time towards learning many aspects of improving human function and movement in order to optimise sports performance, I am confident to assess, manage and treat a wide variety of sports injuries while reducing the chances of their recurrence. Being certified as an A.R.T therapist (Active Release Techniques) has also given me the ability to deal with effective muscular problems from gym goers to elite athletes.
Furthermore, I have studied and received certification for the International Chiropractic Sports Learning (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)- the world recognised post-graduate qualification for sports chiropractors.
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.
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 www.putneycounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk Or call me directly on 020 8780 9449
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 www.matthewsykesmassage.com
Cristina Malgarotto, Sport & 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 nutritionandlight.co.uk
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 nutriaffairs.com.
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.