We opened Sundial with a simple idea – to provide the best care for bad backs, shoulders, knees and necks. We have not lost sight of that idea more than twenty years later. But what does that mean to our patients, more that 20,000 of whom have visited us over the years? As with most complex things the answer is a simple one – the quickest access, the most effective care, the best results. That’s our aim and everything we do supports that aim. The first Sundial Clinic opened in Queens Road, Brighton in 1991. Matthew Bennett set the clinic up offering chiropractic care and then massage. Richard Hollis joined Sundial in 2007 and set up the St James’s Street clinic. Physiotherapy was added soon after to provide a more complete service. Now a range of other services are also available. We love what we do. We have spent years in training, learning what works best. We are constantly studying the latest research, refining and improving what we do so we can help our patients get better fast. We see our role as guiding our patients to the best practitioner for their problem whether that is someone on our staff or elsewhere. We work with our patients with exercise, diet and postural advice as well as preventative measures to stop the problem coming back. If you haven’t been to us before and have aches and pains you’d rather be without – we can help. We’d love to hear from you.
I graduated from AECC in Bournemouth in 2004 and then worked in a private practice in Fulham before moving to Brighton. As well as using standard chiropractic techniques I also use low level laser therapy, dry needling and physical rehabilitation exercises. These techniques reduce pain from joints, muscles and nerves for effective and therefore affordable treatment outcomes. My primary concern is with the correct diagnosis, as everyone is different, and then to educate my patients about the reason they have pain so they can easily focus on helping themselves get better and to stay well. I ran the Brighton marathon in 2011 and have always taken a keen interest in running related injuries.
I'm a chiropractor focussed on patient's aim, be it postural assessment, sport conditioning or simply pain relief. The body is a wonderful artwork of synergy and not just a collection of systems or organs independent from one another. This is something that I keep in mind when assessing people’s complaints, whether they are a sportsman, an infant, or just an ordinary person like me. I know how fundamental it is to be able not to give up those little things that are important in one’s life and how these goals differ from person to person. There are things that are taken for granted by some, but that could mean much to others: to sleep on your favourite side, to pick up a child and hold him/her tight, to collect something on the floor without any help, to concentrate on something without having a headache, and many other “small things”. It is because of this awareness that I do my best to make a difference.