Official Opening

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Furness Chiropractic was officially opened by Professor Haymo Thiel, the Principal of the AECC University College, on Saturday 21 April.

The occasion was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches by Professor Haymo Thiel, Councillor Bill McEwan (Deputy Mayor of Barrow), Councillor John Murphy (Former Mayor of Barrow) and Dr Justin Wilson (Chief Medical Officer for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

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Spring is Here

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Exercise is good for physical and mental health. We live in a wonderful part of the country with many opportunities for exercise. As the weather improves, why not get out and explore?

John Murphy, former Mayor of Barrow, organises walks across the sands to Piel Island and walks exploring other parts of the Furness Peninsula. John can be contacted via email:

Articles in The Mail and Advertiser

“Does anyone ever come to Barrow-in-Furness on holiday?” This question was asked in Strike, 'Career of Evil', J.K. Rowling’s crime drama which aired recently on the BBC. Francis and Rachel did, and what's more, not long afterwards they moved to Barrow.

They moved more than two hundred and fifty miles, from Bournemouth in Dorset, to set up Furness Chiropractic, liking the place, the people and the beautiful country around it. Their story was printed in The Mail on Monday 5 March (p. 4) and in the Advertiser on Thursday 8 March (front page).

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who has helped make Furness Chiropractic a reality. Over the past few months we have worked with many wonderful people. We couldn't have done it without you!

Co-operation is Better than Confrontation

 Cover of the journal 'Chiropractic History' (Winter 2017/2018)

The latest issue of the Journal Chiropractic History includes a paper by Francis entitled 'Co-operation is better than confrontation. An interview with Dr. Michael Howitt Wilson.'

Abstract: In this article extracts from a semi-structured interview with Dr. Michael Howitt Wilson provide a basis for understanding the lived experiences of this English clinician who practised both as a medical doctor and chiropractor. Emergent themes invite the reader to consider positive and negative aspects of tribalism in chiropractic and medicine, the consequences of bold claims by chiropractors on the perceptions of external observers, and approaches to the training of qualified healthcare practitioners in chiropractic.