Our Richmond Chiropractic Team

We have a passion for measurement-based chiropractic and deep tissue massage therapy to deliver the best results to our clients. We use cutting-edge technology for assessing and measuring, and advanced chiropractic techniques for rebalancing the body to provide our clients with the highest level of care.

We love to use measurement-based chiropractic methods to deliver measurable results. Our state-of-the-art technology helps us take accurate readings and measurements to understand the imbalances and related symptoms. From there we formulate a personal healing plan to rebalance the body. Using advanced chiropractic techniques, deep tissue massage and specialist equipment, we provide the chiropractic care required to restore balance to the mind–body.

Dr Sanvir Maharaj

(Doctor of Chiropractic)

Dr Sanvir was born and raised in sunny Durban, South Africa where was introduced to chiropractic spinal care early on in life. He suffered from neck and back pain from the tender age of 6 years.

 

His mum thankfully introduced Sanvir to the power of chiropractic, which fuelled his interest in the health sciences. Sanvir’s whole family found chiropractic care safe, gentle and effective when dealing with their health issues, which left a lasting positive impression.

 

His personal experience with pain and spinal issues found him searching for answers in:

 

Pharmacy (1st-year Pharmacy, Rhodes University, South Africa) then Chemistry and Biochemistry (1st, 2nd and 3rd year, University of Durban-Westville).

 

Eventually Chiropractic school seemed like the obvious winner. An intense 6 years at the Durban University of Technology helped Sanvir obtain a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic focussed on :

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Pain relief (all joints in the body + muscular pain + nerve pain)

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Posture and spinal correction

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Sports injuries

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Paediatric + infant care

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Pregnancy care

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Rehabilitation

“I went on to work with one of the largest chiropractic groups in Europe. This helped me perfect my skills and gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the very best chiropractors in the world. The mentoring and training received has helped me develop my advanced chiropractic skills. Having helped thousands of families and individuals over the years, it was a dream come true for me to set up my own clinic.”

Things weren’t always easy.

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“My 5th year of chiropractic school especially helped me develop as a health professional. A serious car accident left me with a shattered right arm and extensive nerve damage. Steel plates were used to piece the bones together but sadly the nerve damage left the arm with barely any function and extremely weak. As a practicing chiropractor this could have been the end of my career… Whilst in pain myself and uncertain of my future I resolved to do everything necessary to get well.

 

With the support of family and friends, I devised my own rehabilitation and strengthening program which included regular chiropractic adjustments, exercises, stretches and visualisations.

After a gruelling 8 months I thankfully managed to regain function and strength give me a second chance at life.”

“My 5th year of chiropractic school especially helped me develop as a health professional. A serious car accident left me with a shattered right arm and extensive nerve damage. Steel plates were used to piece the bones together but sadly the nerve damage left the arm with barely any function and extremely weak. As a practicing chiropractor this could have been the end of my career… Whilst in pain myself and uncertain of my future I resolved to do everything necessary to get well.

 

 

With the support of family and friends, I devised my own rehabilitation and strengthening program which included regular chiropractic adjustments, exercises, stretches and visualisations.

After a gruelling 8 months I thankfully managed to regain function and strength give me a second chance at life.”

This unique experience gave him the expertise and confidence in the effectiveness of chiropractic care. Over the last decade he has worked with one of the largest providers of chiropractic care in Europe which gave him the platform to help thousands of families and athletes from more than 4 continents and over 20 countries. Thanks to his unique personal experience, his passion, focus and commitment to helping people regain optimal health and vitality is unrivalled.

He’s a very warm and upbeat person with a tremendous sense of humour. As a real dog lover he wants you to know that our clinic is dog friendly. We always have a bowl of fresh water and dog treats ready at the entrance. You can bring your dog with you to the clinic.

Martin Whitney
(Professional Massage Therapist)
 

“Martin is a professional sports massage therapist, muscle activator and personal trainer with extensive experience treating sports professionals, amateurs and members of the general public alike. With a proven track record of supporting teams (match/tournament days included) and one to one in clinic, Martin is an expert in recovery and rehabilitation from all types of soft tissue damage, pain and injuries. Trained in neural muscular activation techniques completes his range of abilities that allows him to deliver, a “complete” treatment.

A former Royal Mariner Martin’s career unfortunately ended during basic training after suffering various dislocations of both shoulders. Indeed, he was found to have a malformation of both acromion process.

The solution for this was reconstructive surgery of both acromion process’ which lead to a period of two years rehabilitation (a year for each operation). It was during this period that Martin became interested in manual therapy and rehabilitation work. For more than 10 years Martin has worked in the world of rugby, and for 7 years in the most prestigious all male and all female gyms in Barcelona. After which he opened his own consultancy for massage therapy and personal training.

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Martin is a professional sports massage therapist, muscle activator and personal trainer

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Has extensive experience treating sports professionals, amateurs and members of the general public

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Has a proven track record of supporting teams

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Martin is an expert in recovery and rehabilitation from all types of soft tissue damage, pain and injuries.

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Trained in neural muscular activation techniques to deliver a complete treatment

Since Martin’s return to England he has successfully freelanced in Richmond and in Central London. Martin has recently decided to join the very successful Healing Hands Chiropractic Team to deliver measurable results through Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Sadia

(Chiropractic Clinic Manager)

“I started working here at Healing Hands Chiropractic over a year ago. After observing an increasing number of happy clients, I requested a full assessment – literally to see what all the fuss was about! After just 3 adjustments my sleeping pattern improved dramatically. After years of sleep problems, I was sleeping as soon as my head touched the pillow! In addition to this, a chronic neck pain that I’d suffered with for over a year also disappeared! Needless to say I am totally converted to chiropractic care and continue to receive regular adjustments. Having seen first-hand the dramatic effects that advanced chiropractic has had on me, I encourage everyone to give it a try.”

As well as working at the clinic, Sadia runs her own successful photography business with her husband. They specialise in portraits and event photography including weddings. Sadia enjoys reading, and her all-time favourite book is To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. Sadia is passionate about music and loves to dance! Her ‘All-Time Top 10’ includes ‘Kissing a Fool’ by George Michael, ‘No 1 Party Anthem’ by the Arctic Monkeys, and ‘Fools Gold’ by the Stone Roses. Sadia lives with her husband and 3 children.

Ruth
(Chiropractic Assistant)

“I joined Healing Hands Chiropractic in the summer of 2018. As part of my initial training, I attended a new client consultation with Dr Sanvir. To my knowledge, at the time I had no spinal or postural issues. Often I experienced pain on the left side of my neck whilst driving, but always put it down to sitting in the same position for a long period of time. After being shown my X-ray results on my follow-up appointment, I was astonished to find that I had completely reshaped my neck due to regularly looking down at my phone and laptop. I learnt that this is common among my generation and referred to as text neck.

After just one chiropractic adjustment, my pain has completely gone! I am currently undergoing more adjustments to correct the shape of my neck. After my experience and seeing the improvement that chiropractic care has had on so many of our clients, I would recommend it to everyone. Even if you are like me and have pain that you often associate with something else like driving, it is definitely worth getting checked out!”

Ruth joined us at Healing Hands after graduating from Nottingham Trent University in the summer of 2018 with first-class honours. As well as working at the clinic, she is in the process of building a business with her older sister. Ruth is passionate about animals and with her warmth and enthusiasm fits right into the team. She enjoys taking her cute but very cheeky Westie ‘Jimmy’ on walks. Ruth also enjoys a busy social life to spend regular time with her friends and loved ones.

Why People Choose Us

The qualified and experienced team …

Advanced Chiropractic Techniques

Measurement-Based

Cutting-Edge Technology

Over 11 Years’ of Experience

Outstandingly Thorough

Healing Environment

Highly Qualified

Patient-Centred

Measurable Results

Postural Correction