Dr Todd Niehaus BSc
Doctor of Chiropractic
Hands on Health founder, Todd, was born & raised in Calgary, Canada. Having spent the majority of his formative years playing everything from Ice Hockey to Basketball, Todd transferred his attention from court to classroom and spent four years at the University of Calgary (Biology major). He went on to complete another four years at the Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California, where he graduated with a doctorate.
Whilst in California, Todd managed to harness both his love of Chiropractic and sport – treating many professional athletes including; the Santa Cruz Volleyball Team, The San Francisco Giants, The San Francisco 49ers and he was also a welcome and familiar face on the professional rodeo circuit. More recently Todd has worked with both the Nottingham Rugby Club and Ice Hockey team Nottingham Panthers.
Dr. Niehaus takes a holistic, diversified approach to chiropractic care. He customizes his treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient, incorporating gentle spinal, cranial, and extremity adjustments, manual muscle testing, spinal traction, neuromuscular rehabilitation, functional evaluation, postural awareness and self-care exercises. He excels at helping people recover from automobile accidents and work-related injuries; eliminate headaches, neck pain, and back pain; recover from athletic injuries and enhance athletic performance.
Dr. Niehaus believes chiropractic care should extend beyond the office visit. For this reason, he takes the extra time to learn about his patients’ habits and lifestyles and offers creative strategies they can use at work and home, including stretches, core strengthening exercises, and relaxation techniques to get better faster and stay well longer!
Dr Will Gilder BSc MChiro
Doctor of Chiropractic
Will’s first experience of chiropractic was as a teenager after suffering a lower back injury playing Rugby. After trying physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture and massage all with limited or no success. He was finally referred to a chiropractor and never looked back.
After completing a degree in sport and exercise science, and taking particular interest in the modules concerning injury, rehabilitation, health and nutrition Will knew a career in healthcare was for him and since those earlier experiences Chiropractic was the only choice!
Will graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, Oxfordshire with an integrated masters in chiropractic and began his career working in Leicestershire, treating a huge variety of patients from week old babies to people well into their 90’s, from sedentary individuals to elite athletes.
Will likes to utilise a number of different techniques to get the best results for his patients. Whether that’s Diversified Chiropractic Adjustments, the increasingly popular McTimoney Chiropractic Technique, soft tissue work, acupuncture or advice on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.
Will is particularly interested in the effect of chiropractic on Sporting performance and practices what he preaches with regular adjustments and training at the gym to aid competing in various clay shooting disciplines and competitions across the country.
Sports Massage & Personal Training
Our practitioner Gemma Parker knows that Sports Therapy and Personal Training are a great way of improving health and wellbeing. Having competed as a dancer at a professional level, her passion for all things active led her into completing her Premier Global Personal Training and Sports Massage diploma 5 years ago.
Gemma uses many innovative training methods such as Kettlebells, TRX and Power Plates but most of all she likes to ensure that her training sessions are fun – which is what you’d expect from a Hula Aerobics master trainer.
Gemma’s highly personal approach means she is able to help a wide range of clients with a variety of fitness levels. From the complete beginner through to the likes of the Nottingham Panthers – where she uses Sports Massage to help injury prevention, enhance performance and aid recovery for the players.