Dr Neil Thomas

DC, MChiro, PgDip, PgCert, Lic. Ac, MRCC (Ortho)
Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist
Royal College of Chiropractors’ Specialist Faculty Member (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation)

Neil is originally from Darlington but grew up in Hartlepool and has had an interest in health and movement since beginning his Martial Arts training over 19 years ago. This ancient system of Martial Arts known as Ninjutsu involves an integrated form of Japanese Medicine; this age old warrior system and treatment method gave Neil a unique insight into how the body works and how it can be greatly influenced by such a small intervention. Neil was fortunate enough to have met Dr Ken Rose (chiropractor) at this class and was invited to observe him in action at his clinic in Hartlepool. Neil was so overwhelmed by the results that he decided to change careers and study chiropractic (being an Electrical Engineer at the time). Neil went back to college to study Health at the Hartlepool College of Further Education for one year while shadowing Dr Rose for the duration of the course. Neil was then accepted onto the 5-year full-time Master of Chiropractic degree at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (University of South Wales) and has never looked back!

Neil will Guide you on your Road to Recovery

Neil has a great passion for helping people back to health and maximizing their potential. To do this, Neil uses diverse techniques and methods to maximise his ability to help you on your road to recovery; by training in various specialised chiropractic and other manual therapy systems, he has increased his ability to treat a  very wide selection of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Neil has a wealth of experience in treating complicated or stubborn conditions and prides himself on being able to help his patients recover, allowing them to move and feel better and live a life free of pain.

More about Neil

As well as holding a Masters Degree in Chiropractic (MChiro), Neil also holds a postgraduate Licentiate of Acupuncture (Lic. Ac) from the British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture (accredited by Liverpool John Moores University), a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Clinical Sciences – Advanced Professional Practice and a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Postgraduate Professional Development (Chiropractic) from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. Neil has also been awarded a Diploma of Chiropractic from the British Chiropractic Association and European Academy of Chiropractic. A Diploma of Chiropractic is awarded once a chiropractor has completed one year post-registration training.

Neil is also currently undertaking a PhD with Teesside University and will be conducting research into a specific area of manipulative therapy over the next 3 years.

Registration and Membership

Specialist Interests and Further Training

  • Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC)
  • Paediatric Chiropractic (babies and toddlers)
  • Spinal functional rehabilitation (McGill, Murphy and McKenzie)
  • Orthopaedics and Rheumatology
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography

Professional and Educational

  • Director of Academic Affairs for the Royal College of Chiropractors (specialist Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Faculty)
  • Royal College of Chiropractors Post-Registration Scheme trainer

Note: Dr Neil Thomas is a registered chiropractor (Doctor of Chiropractic) and practices chiropractic; Neil does not practice medicine nor is he registered with the General Medical Council.