Paul Harris (Principal) DC MChiro
Paul graduated in 2011 from McTimoney Chiropractic College and is the Clinic Principal and owner of North Downs Chiropractic Health Centre.
His long journey to Chiropractic started in the mid 1990’s after being converted to the treatment technique after suffering injuries being a 400m runner and keen athlete.
From feeling the positive and what he felt almost “amazing” effects chiropractic had on his injuries and overall health, Paul’s thirst for knowledge and learning began. This initially began in 1998 with his interest in muscular injuries, fascial and deep tissue massage gaining his diploma in Sports Therapy, then in 2007 studying for 5 years for his Masters Degree in Chiropractic at McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxford.
Since graduating Paul has followed up his principal Chiropractic training, with training in Sacro Occipital Technique and Thompson Drop technique. He also uses some deep tissue massage as an adjunct to Chiropractic where appropriate.
He feels so fortunate to be in profession that he loves and surrounded by a team with a philosophy to make patients feel comfortable and welcome from the moment they visit the clinic.
Away from Chiropractic, Paul continues to run for his beloved Crawley Athletic Club, and other exercise in the form of swimming, and mountain biking in order to keep up with his son Tomas!
Paul Is in the Clinic:
Mon 8.30am - 4pm
Tues 2pm - 6pm
Wed 8.30am - 2pm
Fri 8.30am - 3pm
Sat By Appointment only
Deep Tissue and Rehabilitation Therapist
James's inspiration for his career started off as a footballer, playing at county level as a junior. Unfortunately he suffered a serious injury, which impacted his playing career.
However he was interested in the treatments he received and this experience instilled his passion to help people with their injuries especially in sport.
In 2016 James attended Carshalton College and completed his personal training qualification, which has been a part time job ever since. James subsequently progressed to starting his degree in sports therapy, qualifying as a sports massage therapist in 2018, and finishing his degree in June 2020.
The course lead to an interest in functional rehabilitation and also strength and conditioning for a number of sports including football and athletics. Since 2018 James completed work placements at Crystal Palace ladies FC, Royal Holloway University and also with Sutton Common Rovers FC, a local semi-pro football team. These placements gave James valuable experience, in diagnosing injury, treating soft tissue & muscular symptoms, prescribing rehabilitation exercises, and using a range of techniques to improve function and reduce muscle tightness. Since September 2022, James has introduced Rehabilitation sessions for patients, which aim to assess any areas where patients maybe lacking: strength, stability or flexibility & progress patient's health towards improving function and preventing injuries reoccurring.
James's strength is building up excellent professional relationship with patients at the clinic. And to help patients continue the sports and hobbies that they love, whether that is playing a competitive sport or just getting going out for their weekly jog.
James is in the Clinic:
Tuesday 2pm - 6pm
Annette Manning (Receptionist)
Annette joined the practice in September 2019 having worked in a busy GP surgery for the previous four years. She is experienced in providing excellent patient centred administrative support and enjoys building a rapport with patients.
Annette likes to spend time with her family and friends and has two dogs that keep her busy.