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Meet the Team

Our entire team pride themselves on being approachable and
professional. Each has their own extensive knowledge and
love for their field.

Clinic Info

Islington Chiropractic Clinic

15 Prebend Street
N1 8PF

020 7490 4042

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 7:30pm

Sat: 9:00am – 2:00pm




Brenda O’Neill

Practice Manager

Katie Mckew

Katie McKeown



Emmanuelle Julien



Mehak Ahmed


Nicole Hylton



Isabelle Burn


Chiropractic Doctors


Francesca Minischetti

Francesca speaks Italian and German.

Francesca was born in Italy, graduated from The Anglo European Chiropractic College, Bournemouth with a Masters degree in 2001.

Francesca has worked in private practice between the UK and Italy since graduating.

She is skilled in several Chiropractic techniques and has a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation, which allows her to treat a whole range of spinal problems.

Francesca has a special interest in the treatment of pregnant women and children.


Shaheeda Chowdhury

Shaheeda speaks Bengali.

Shaheeda graduated from the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey in 2004 with a Masters degree in Chiropractic, after completing an undergraduate honours degree in Biomedical Science.

Shaheeda regularly attends conferences and seminars with a keen interest in health promotion, sports rehabilitation and Paediatrics. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a Member of the British Chiropractic Association and an Associate Member of the College of Chiropractors.

Shaheeda adopts an integrated approach to treatment: she combines specific manipulative therapy, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation along with advice on nutrition and ergonomics.

After work Shaheeda enjoys running, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.


Tom Mansfield

Tom was first exposed to chiropractic by accident, after he sustained a rib injury playing rugby for his native Cambridgeshire: a short course of treatment from a chiropractor saw him soon back to health and returned to the pitch.

Given his strong family connections to South Wales and the Welsh Valleys Tom chose to study at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. Its proximity to the Brecon Beacons and stunning Gower Peninsula were – for this keen outdoor sportsman – a deal maker, and he graduated with a BSc in Anatomy and Neuroscience and Masters in Chiropractic.

Tom’s clinical approach is a diversified technique integrating established principles in human health science: where appropriate he uses sacro-occipital technique (SOT), activator method and Derrifield technique to assist in fully understanding, diagnosing and treating your condition.  Ultimately his aim is to understand the root cause of symptoms so as to reduce or lessen the recurrence of any issues in future.

Tom’s main sporting passions are skiing, rowing and rugby and he is currently undertaking professional development towards the treatment of injuries specific to these sports, as well as exercises and ergonomic corrections of muscle imbalances that can correct injuries in these sports.


Carolyn Fay

Carolyn grew up in Perth, Western Australia and graduated from Murdoch University in 2011 where she completed the double bachelor degree to become a Chiropractor. After graduating she moved to London and has been working as a chiropractor ever since.

Carolyn’s involvement in various community placements, has included a charity trip to Siliguri, India where she provided care to the local village people alongside Australia’s leading chiropractors.

“During my time in India,” she said, “I gained extensive experience in working with a variety of complex health conditions as well as seeing what a difference chiropractic care could make in the lives of the people there.”

A devotee of chiropractic long before she came to study the subject, Carolyn has been under chiropractic care since childhood, ever since her father sought care for occupation related back pain and saw the benefits of having the whole family under chiropractic care.

Says Carolyn: “I had a real interest in health sciences and a desire to help people and after seeing the benefits of a natural preventative approach to health care, decided to become a chiropractor.”

“I have always tried to promote long term health care and not quick-fix or symptomatic relief only. I was introduced to CBP (Chiropractic Biophysics) as a technique and I would say that my focus is very much on the long term benefits of postural correction. My patients will all have their current pains and aches treated but will always be looking at how I can add value to their care by giving them tools (stretches, exercises, advice) to correct their posture and therefore have better health outcomes.

“Most of the cases I see tend to be the standard long term effects of poor posture and stress in the high paced office life of London, such as headache/migraines, neck ache, sometimes with referred pain into the person’s arm and fingers, lower back pain, sometimes with referred pain down the leg, etc. However I do tend to get a diversity of ailments as well and people are usually surprised with how much chiropractic care can help with some conditions that less commonly draw chiropractic to mind as the typical treatment.

“I feel so lucky that I get to work in a multidisciplinary company so that referral to the appropriate practitioner is done easily and interdisciplinary advice is also easily exchanged when tackling a challenging case. And the other chiropractors I work with are fantastic as well so whenever I am away I never am worried about the level of care my patients will receive as I know they are in good hands.”

Carolyn is registered with the United Chiropractic Association.



Hema Patel

Hema has worked in private practice since qualifying as a Podiatrist/Chiropodist from Northampton School of Podiatry and is registered with the Health Professional Council. Her key interests are in biomechanics and Verruccae treatments. She firmly believes in Continuous Professional Development as a way of keeping updated on new treatments and developments within the profession. She likes to promote various issues and new research that comes to light through lecturing at seminars. Hema is extremely passionate about podiatry and would like to see advances in homeopathic podiatry. She is working actively to increase her knowledge in this area.

As well as having a full time career she is a leader at a local Brownie pack and teaches maths to students in need of extra support.

Hema enjoys working in a multi disciplinary environment and believes this to be a healthy change in the way people perceive healthcare, as it allows for patients to get the best possible treatment. As well as mutually beneficial for the practitioners who can learn from each other. Healthy comfortable feet should be within everyone’s reach and Hema believes this target to be attainable; her enthusiasm is as contagious as is her positive attitude towards podiatry.


Carol Ricketts

Carol has worked in private practice since qualifying as a mature student from the University of East London as a podiatrist/chiropodist  and is registered with the Health Professional Council. She has also worked as bank staff for the NHS in Lewisham gaining invaluable experience with diabetics and higher risk patients.

Her key interests include promoting her profession as a podiatrist and its importance to every day life and self-care and education . She firmly believes in Continuous Professional Development as a way of keeping updated on new treatments and developments within the profession.

Carol enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and works closely with Hema the other podiatrist.  It also means that specific applicable referrals can be offered.

Carol believes healthy feet should be comfortable and attainable to everybody; her enthusiasm is as contagious as is her positive attitude towards podiatry.

Carol works in both clinics situated in Goswell road and Prebend Street.



Gulshan Noorani

Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist

Gulshan is a qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and nutritional therapist. She has had a life-long interest in understanding how the body works and how to be healthy.

Her extensive education and wide range of experience in clinical practice has enabled her to convert her passion into a way of helping others.

In 2009, she received a Nutritional Therapist / Naturopath diploma from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), before gaining a First Class BSc in Acupuncture and an MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University.

She has also trained with Virginia Doran, an experienced international teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and holds a Certificate in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Gulshan worked for several years at the well-known and respected Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine as well as the Whittington Hospital Pain and Maternity clinics, treating hundreds of patients with a diverse range of health issues.

In 2013, she had an opportunity to gain clinical practice at the Wujin TCM Hospital in Changzhou, China. This invaluable experience gave her insight into the integration of TCM with Western medicine.

Gulshan has treated many chronic conditions (e.g. systemic Lupus and MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia) and conditions like diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive disorders and menstrual issues. Her particular skill lies in treating any type of pain with a particular focus on utilising acupuncture based on the Tung and Balance Method and blood pricking to clear deep-rooted stagnation.

By combining acupuncture with herbal medicine, nutritional and supplemental therapy, her treatments help patients achieve wellness by getting their bodies to heal from the inside out.

Gulshan’s personal motto is:  “Don’t suffer in silence and don’t allow symptoms to fester and become worse over time. Get the help you need and get it quickly so that you can re-gain the stability of your health and wellbeing so you can enjoy life to the fullest.”

Gulshan is a fully licensed insured member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP).



Charlotte Morgan

T.C.M. Acupuncture Mem BAcC.Dip. I.T.E.C.
Holistic Massage

Charlotte began her career as a massage therapist in 1996, she worked in private practice for two years during which time she attended various workshops and learnt a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage and basic Shiatsu.

She developed an interest in yoga whilst travelling extensively in India, and became increasingly aware of the “eastern” approach to health and healing. This prompted her to begin training as an Acupuncturist in 1998, including extra studies in Qi Gong Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage) further developing her interest in “hands on approach”, but using the T.C.M (Traditional Chinese Medicine methodology. She qualified in T.C.M. Acupuncture in 2003.

Charlotte began working at the Islington Chiropractic Clinic in 2005, she primarily works as a “body worker” in the clinic specialising in muscular skeletal conditions. She takes a holistic approach and incorporates nutrition, stretching and lifestyle advice from both eastern and western traditions.

Charlotte is currently studying to become a Yoga teacher so that she can offer further practical support to her clients for sustaining good physical health.


Samantha Briggs


Sam has worked in Private Practice since qualifying in 1993 in Sports Therapy, Aromatherapy, Heat treatment, Electrical treatment, also Weight Training Coach and Inductors qualification. Since then Sam has added to her studies and will continue to do so. She classes herself has a body work therapist working with the body in a holistic way which includes treatment aftercare and Rehabilitation when needed. She likes to work closely with other therapies if needed to provide a full and complete treatment.

Sam’s Background

Sam has held a 2nd degree in shukokai Karate, 1st degree shotokan and a color belt in E C K A (English Contact Karate Association). She has competed both here in the UK and also in Australia achieving many Medals. She retired from Karate in 1999 when she went traveling around Australia. Since coming back in 2000 she has worked here in London first as a Fitness consultant and then in Private practice.

Sam aims to provide a completely holistic treatment which will treat the body as a whole not just the symptoms.

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