The Practitioners at the Christchurch Chiropractic Centre
Gilbert M Méal
Senior consultant at the Centre has been a member of the British Chiropractic Association since graduating in 1970 from theAnglo-European College of Chiropractic. He was a full-time lecturer in chiropractic from 1972 to 1980 and started practising in Christchurch in 1974. He opened the Christchurch Chiropractic Centre in November 1977 where he has been in full-time practice since 1980.
He is a keen follower of post-graduate education and was regularly called upon to give lectures at the scientific meetings of the British Chiropractic Association, the Royal College of Chiropractors and others.
He has published numerous articles in the scientific and chiropractic journals. In 1987 he was appointed chairman of the European Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the candidates from the Institut Français de Chiropractie in Paris, a position he held until 1998. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and of the European Academy of Chiropractic. He has also been made a Fellow of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (1997) and of the British Chiropractic Association (2007) for services rendered to the profession. He has been a guest lecturer at Southampton Medical School.
He is particularly interested in difficult back problems and recurrent sports injuries. He is actively involved in collecting research data on how chiropractic could help in functional digestive disturbances.
In September 1997, he was conferred the title of Fellow of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic for the following achievements:
- 27 years of professional commitment to chiropractic.
- A significant contribution to the European context of Chiropractic.
- Distinction as a teacher at AECC.
- A commitment to chiropractic clinical education.
- 20 years as President of the Alumni Association of the AECC.
Sandra has practised Reflexology since July 1997 and has been a Member of the Association of Refloxologists (AoR) since then. Please see this site's section on Reflexology.