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 and body.

Dr Sanvir Maharaj

(Doctor of Chiropractic)

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

Dr. Chintan Pankhania
(Doctor of Chiropractic)

“Dr Chintan delivers one of UK’s most thorough Chiropractic Assessment allowing him to obtain a clear root cause diagnosis. This ensures safe and effective treatment for his patients who can expect measurable results.

He always had a strong affinity for the medical sciences which led him to complete a first degree in biomedical science at King’s College. This laid down a strong foundation after which he pursued a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic to become a fully certified Doctor of Chiropractic.

He chose Chiropractic because of its safe and non-invasive nature, and also to enjoy the opportunity to help patients from start to finish.

Dr. Chintan Pankhania

He has been involved with providing services to athletes and the police force whilst his clinical experience allowed him to stretch as far as India.

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He’s received training from top UK Chiropractors belonging to one of the biggest group in Europe and one of the most prolific clinics.

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Whilst at University he received additional training in sport and therapeutic massage techniques.

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He was also trained in the McKenzie method for providing corrective stretches and exercises designed to improve function and reduce pain of the lower back.

To book your Initial Chiropractic Assessment with Dr. Chintan, please call our 24/7 Booking line on 020 8948 9102.

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 both using the 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 seven 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

ANDREEA RADU

Andreea Radu
(Professional Massage Therapist)

  • Certified & Insured Holistic Massage Therapist
  • Member of the Complimentary Therapists Association (CThA)
  • Certified in Holistic Massage & Seated Acupressure
  • Mental Health First Aider & Trained Life Coach
  • Sports Massage & Reflexology Trained

She’s a gifted holistic massage therapist focused on promoting physical and mental well-being using Holistic Massage, Seated Acupressure, and Reflexology. Emphasises whole body healing by helping clients shift energy blockages in the mind and body.

After holding a fast-paced corporate position for many years Andreea found herself running out of steam and heading towards a burn-out. At first, she pursued a Western Medicine approach without getting any real results. Following her intuition, she found a seasoned holistic therapist who managed to help her. This resulted in a short healing crisis followed by a remarkable shift of energy taking her to a completely new place. Amazed and inspired by the profound change in herself she decided to pursue a career in holistic therapy and has not looked back since.

Andreea remains committed to her personal and professional growth, continuing to evolve as a Complementary Massage Therapist. She sees holistic therapy as a collaborative process and helps clients embrace and participate in the journey.

In her own words: “My holistic massage sessions are a healing experience designed to help clients get in touch with themselves at a deeper level. This helps them express a more authentic and healthier version of themselves. Clients report feeling more grounded, engaged, inspired, less anxious, and more joyful. They also report improvements in mental and physical wellbeing and feel they are able to engage better with others.”

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For the past three years Andreea has delivered ‘Unwind Sessions’. The sessions comprised of Holistic Massage, Seated Acupressure, and Reflexology.

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This has been a collaboration between a number of local organisations in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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She explains: “I believe that our physical body represents the powerhouse storing all impressions and experiences gathered throughout our life. An experienced therapist can identify blockages in the body, restore the flow of energy by removing tensions, and accelerate healing."

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This may involve holistic massage, gentle touch and even deep tissue work in some cases. Each session is based around an understanding of specific problems or considerations.

I believe that a treatment should leave you feeling lighter, relaxed, refreshed and revitalised, ready to engage more positively with life”.

To book your initial session with Andreea contact our front desk on our 24/7 booking line.

Sadia Barlow

(Chiropractic Clinic Manager)

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