Chiropractor unveils new name and reaffirms commitment to serve community
- Credit: Honiton Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractic Care Honiton, which has been running in the town for 22 years, has a new name: Honiton Chiropractic Clinic.
Taking semi-retirement, Richard Stenning is handing over the reins of his Honiton clinic to 27-year-old Austin Wells-Burr – a former client. Richard is to continue practising in Axminster on a part-time basis.
He has been serving the public in Honiton since 1994 and has been in the building since 1998. He has seen over 10,000 patients in this time.
Austin was inspired to become a chiropractor after receiving treatment from Richard.
He explained: “12 years ago after receiving an injury in rugby while playing for Bridport, I sought help from physios and the GP and got nowhere until I met Richard as a 15-year-old student at Colyton Grammar School while doing work experience at his clinic.”
After a couple of chiropractic sessions with Richard, he was back to playing rugby again.
Austin then studied for a master’s in chiropractic at South Wales University and then moved back to Devon and has practised in Exeter for the last five years before finally taking the plunge and buying the Honiton practice from Richard.
He said: “It’s nice to be moving back to East Devon having grown up playing sport locally, football for Axminster and rugby for Sidmouth.”
The building, at the western end of the High Street just beyond the police station, houses a variety of therapists and health practitioners – such as counsellors, soft tissue therapists and acupuncturists.
When Covid passes, the ambition is to establish Honiton Chiropractic Clinic as a well-being hub in the town.
For more information on Honiton Chiropractic Clinic phone 01404 549 270.