Dr Lee Johnson Chiropractor
Dr Lee Johnson BSc MSc DC LRCC PgCert Medical Ultrasound
I graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2016 achieving a distinction in Masters of Chiropractic and following this I completed my post-graduate certificate in Medical Ultrasound. I have worked at Chiropractic clinics in Torquay, Teignmouth and Paignton since graduating and in October 2020 I achieved my dream of opening my own clinic in Dawlish. This has gradually expanded and we moved to our current premise in September 2022 and renamed the business Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to accommodate the other therapies we now offer.
I’ve always enjoyed participating in sports, and while growing up I had my own difficulties with knee pain which limited my activities and caused me discomfort. This experience triggered an interest in chiropractic medicine and rehabilitation which led me onto my career path today. Although I have an interest in all musculoskeletal conditions, I am particularly passionate about sport, sport related injuries and functional exercises.
I strongly believe that just because a certain pain has become common for an individual it does not make it normal or that it is something you have to live with. I understand that injuries and pain can be detrimental to daily activities, whether that is how easily you can put your socks on, how much you can lift in the gym, how far you can hit a golf ball or how easily you can do the gardening. It is my belief that chiropractic treatment and if necessary an individually tailored exercise program can keep you doing the activities you enjoy.
Jenni Wilson Sports Massage Therapist
I've been treating patients for the past 2 years after training at South Devon College in Level 3 Sports Massage.
I graduated from Plymouth University with an honours degree in Business Management in 2011 and enjoyed working in business for 10 years. But after all that time in a desk job and doing high intensity training in the gym I began to develop my own aches and pains. I started to get chiropractic treatment and care from other complementary therapies. After realising how much this improved my wellbeing and the way I felt day to day I wanted to help others feel the same and enrolled to train in Sports Massage Therapy.
Here at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre I split my time working half the day on reception and the other half in clinic providing sports massage therapy.
I am currently training in further massage techniques such as hot stones sports massage, I look forwards to expanding my knowledge and providing my clients with more treatments options in the near future.
Dr Todor Dimov Chiropractor
I graduated from the University of South Wales in 2023 with a Masters in Chiropractic and went on to join Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre here in Dawlish.
When I was younger I had an interest in human science but I only started to look into this further when I began to get my own aches and pains. I grew up in Bulgaria where there was little manual therapy and where surgical intervention for persistent muscular pain was common, a more conservative approach was often overlooked.
This led me to researching alternative approaches where I discovered Chiropractic care, this soon drew me down the path to becoming a Chiropractor myself.
I was driven to help not only myself but others experiencing aches and pains effecting their day to day lives. My studies taught me the skills to diagnose, provide treatment, and educate people on how to take control and manage their pain. I am now pain free day to day and enjoy helping people improve their daily lives and return to enjoying the activities that their pain caused them to fear.
Emma Maddick Foot Health Practitioner
I grew up in Teignmouth, but have lived in Dawlish for 8 years now and enjoy being a part of the local community.
I've been practising foot health care in the local area for the past 15 years offering treatment for a wide variety of common foot conditions and routine treatments. I am fully qualified, insured and Registered as a Foot health practitioner as well as being DBS checked.
I am working at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre on Thursdays offering initial and follow up foot care appointments.
Ginkgo Sequoia Counsellor & Healing Therapist
I have been working in the mental health sector for over 20 years. I graduated from Oxford Brookes University and started off working in the health and fitness industry as the General Manager for the UK’s Health club of the year. This is where I became interested in sports psychology, and went on to work with the company operating the English Institute of Sport, I worked there for 7 years as Director of Operations.
I then travelled to study Buddhism, Meditation and Yoga Healing in India, Cambodia and Thailand. On my return, I ran a philosophy school and worked as the Master practitioner for a counselling and healing therapy practice. I found a passion for writing and in my spare time I write about self-development, trauma and anxiety. I will soon publish my third book.
As a counsellor at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, I run Rich Minds Counselling services. I am particularly interested in helping people turn their lives around. Childhood trauma, trust and rejection issues, anxiety and depression, self-love and self-worth, bereavement and confidence, are just some of the services that are on offer. These can help you turn your life around and find the happiness that you are entitled to. I look forward to talking with you.
Leigh Watkinson Yoga Instructor
I’ve been studying and practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and was previously a qualified fitness class instructor.
I currently live in Dawlish, Devon after relocating from Hertfordshire in 2015. I love living by the sea surrounded by forests and trees and I'm very appreciative of how lucky that makes me. When not walking my two huskies I also enjoy baking and trying out new recipes, so if you ever follow me on Facebook be prepared for lots of pics of dogs and food!
I really enjoy helping people to learn yoga that may have previously been curious about it but a bit intimidated to just turn up at a class. Enjoying yoga is about finding the right postures and positions FOR YOU and not the perfect images that are sometimes used for Yoga promotion.
Yoga really is for everyone and you'll be surprised at the many benefits you will see in a relatively short space of time.
Ann Odgen Pilates Instructor
I have been teaching Classical Pilates for over 10 years now and I am delighted to be part of the team at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
Originally I was a Professional Dancer but I had an injury which forced me into rehabilitation, and it was here I found my love for Pilates. I felt the full benefits of using Pilates, and this helped me get back to work. I went on to train as a Level 3 Mat and Equipment teacher. My further training also includes Pre and Post Natal Pilates, MS, Osteoporosis and 50+ Pilates.
Pilates is for everyone, whether you are rehabilitating from injuries, looking for ways to support yourself with existing conditions or training for high level Sports and competitions, Pilates meets your needs.