Philip Jones BSc (Hons) MChiro DC MRCC LRCC (Pain)
Chiropractor / Director
Originally from Southampton Phil is a Director of Taunton Chiropractic Clinic. Phil qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic with a Master of Chiropractic Degree after 4 full-time years of study. Since graduating he has worked in both private and NHS practice, re-locating to Somerset to in 2015 to become a director at Taunton Chiropractic Clinic. Prior to moving here, Phil worked across North East Essex where he was involved, along with Jo Oaten, in developing the NHS Manual Therapies AQP scheme which has since been rolled out to a number of areas across the UK. You may better recognise this scheme today as the FCP service or ‘MSK practitioner service’ offered by your GP surgery.
As a Chiropractor Phil’s main focus is to provide treatment and rehabilitation for new and long term/chronic conditions whilst working with his patients to help them better understand and manage their condition, using self-help exercises where possible. Phil is trained in a range of chiropractic techniques including manipulation, medical acupuncture, shockwave therapy, the use of an activator, therapeutic ultrasound, strapping/taping, orthotics and a range of soft tissue therapies.
Alongside his practice Phil is a volunteer trustee and council member to the Royal College of Chiropractors, one of only 8 Chiropractors in the country to hold this prestigious position. As part of this role Phil is the lead on the development of Chiropractic Practice Standards. He manages teams of professionals and academics working in collaboration with the UK regulator (the General Chiropractic Council) to produce guidance documentation aimed at assisting UK chiropractors to improve and maintain their practice standards. Furthermore, Phil volunteers his time as a trainer/mentor to newly qualified and developing Chiropractors stretching from Bristol to Cornwall.
Phil has an interest in working with the NHS to further develop the delivery of musculoskeletal care. Roles have included conducting research, reporting findings to the NHS and training medical doctors/GPs in musculoskeletal assessment as well as educating them on the latest treatment and management methods of conditions including back pain, neck pain, headaches of a musculoskeletal nature and a range of other muscle and joint problems.
Prior to training as a Chiropractor Phil gained a 1st class Honors Degree in Sport and Exercise Science focusing on sports physiology, psychology, biomechanics and the integration of these to improve performance. He is trained in the use of many sports analysis techniques from lab based studies to pitch side analysis. He has a particular interest in the biomechanics of sport and exercise with ability to assess an individual and provide advice as to how health and performance can be improved.
Outside of work he is real family man, a keen swimmer and enjoys any water sport activity.
Phil currently works at our Taunton and Chard Clinics. He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) and British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).
Phil is a registered Post Registration Trainer for the Royal College of Chiropractors.