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Chiropractor: Richard Skippings

Richard Skippings Richard Skippings graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1985 and moved back to Yorkshire the same year to take up a position in the Roundhay Chiropractic Clinic in Leeds, where he worked for three years. He opened the clinic in Thirsk in 1988 when he was ready to branch out on his own and bring chiropractic to a new area. He has always been active in the work of the profession, both on the Council of the British Chiropractic Association and in the Royal College of Chiropractors where he was invested as a Fellow of the College in 1999, and in 2004 he attained a Specialist Fellowship from the Sports Faculty. In 2014 he was invested as a Fellow of the BCA for his services to sports chiropractic. In January 2006 Richard was elected as the Chairman of the Sport & Exercise Faculty of the Royal College of Chiropractors a position that he continues to hold. He was also elected to serve as one of the Officers of the College as the Director of Specialist Faculties. In 2008 he was appointed to the Education Commission of the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS) with the remit of helping to organise and standardise post graduate education for Sports Chiropractors around the world. Richard has specific responsibilities within Europe.

As you can see Richard has a particular interest in Sports Medicine. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, has been awarded the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from Sheffield University. This enables him to utilise different therapies and techniques as well as his chiropractic expertise, so as to provide the athlete with optimum care. He is a Team Chiropractor for the British Masters Athletic Federation having been in attendance at British and European Outdoor and Indoor Championships and at seven World Championships. He was also in attendance at the 2000 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sheffield and at the London 2012 Olympic Games Richard was selected to be one of the chiropractors to work in the Polyclinic as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing medical support for the athletes and officials. This was a tremendous honour as it was the first time that chiropractors have been part of the official medical teams at a Summer Olympic Games. He was based at the Olympic Sailing Village in Weymouth working alongside Sports Doctors, GPs, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Massage Therapists, Pharmacists and Osteopaths - in short anything that an athlete could wish for was there available for them.

In his spare time Richard is a Hockey Umpire, officiating in the North Womens Hockey League. He is a registered England Hockey Umpire Tutor and also a Level 1 Umpire coach. He serves as the Level 1 Administrator for Yorkshire and is a member of the Yorkshire Young Umpire Action Group which encourages and develops umpiring in young people. He is the Vice President and Chairman of the Yorkshire Hockey Umpiring Associotion and serves on the Executive Committee of the Yorkshire Hockey Association.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Specialist Fellow of the Faculty for Sport & Exercise of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Chairman of the Royal College of Chiropractors Faculty for Sport & Exercise
  • Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association
  • Member of the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)
  • Member of the Board of Education of FICS
  • Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Member of the NHS register of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

 

Email: dik@chiro.co.uk

General Chiropractic Council
Registration No. 00136

 
Thirsk Chiropractic Clinic
Carlton Road, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 4NJ
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