Our History

From The Beginning


Established over 27 years ago our family clinic has had many changes over time.

In 1993 David Middleton started Poynton Chiropractic with his wife Sally. Originally it opened over a flower shop in the centre of Poynton with David the Chiropractor and Sally the practice manager, receptionist and massage therapist.

In their spare time David and Sally completed a self-build of their house and the current site of the clinic. At the same time they also raised their 2 girls Jessica and Xandra.


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A Family Practice

They were busy years and in 1995 the clinic finally moved to its current location in the large basement of the house. With the old site becoming Waitrose.

For the next 15 years both Sally and David put their heart and soul into helping patients as well as teaching their 2 girls about natural healthcare.

Without realising it they were forging the path for the next generation to choose careers. Both girls worked on reception in their teenage years and were regularly treated, they came to understand about alternative healthcare and Chiropractic.


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Dr Xandra

Dr Xandra is a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic following David into the profession she grew up in. After completing 5 years at university Xandra moved to London to learn more about business. After working in – and later becoming Clinic Director of – the busiest Chiropractic clinic in Europe, Xandra returned to the family business in 2012.

David decided he wanted to take a step back and Xandra took over as the head of the Poynton Chiropractic, also changing its name to The Back Pain Centre. Over the next few years the clinic grew and Jess & Xandra started working side by side with their clinics helping thousands of patients.


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The Back Clinic

By 2018 it was decided that the clinic did so much more than help pain that it changed name again and became The Back Clinic. The Clinic has welcomed an amazing team of receptionists and 3 more fabulous Chiropractors.

The Clinic is now the centre for both Xandra and Jess; The Back Clinic and The Natural Doctor alternative and lifestyle healthcare practices.

We will always be involved in the clinic as a family. Sally retired last Christmas and as David nears retirement in August this year the new evolution of the family business starts.


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Dr Jess

Dr Jess qualified first as a medical doctor before completing degrees in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Western herbalism, Chinese Herbalism, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Kinesiology.

She now runs the highly successful clinic The Natural Doctor treating patients with functional and lifestyle medicine.


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The Natural Doctors

As sisters who grew up in the same healthcare ethos Xandra and Jess have created very different knowledge sets that work perfectly together. With their vast knowledge gained over many years of treating patients, they now want to teach as many people as possible, how to improve their health with lifestyle medicine.

In 2018 TheNaturalDoctors.com was launched to give information about alternative healthcare to anyone who wishes it. Over the next few years the site will become a library of knowledge gained from helping thousands of patients. 

Our hope for the future is that Chiropractic care combined with lifestyle and functional medicine will become mainstream and our reliance on drugs will diminish.


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Environmental Impact

With a great passion for health, and with 2 small children, Jess has pushed the clinic into working on its environmental impact.

As the clinic has grown so has the Eco Ethos. By reducing our waste by improving our recycling, supplying the clinic with Ecotricity gas and electric and even having electric cars, it still wasn’t enough.

Our aim in 2019 was to go Carbon Neutral firstly just to offset ourselves and later the plan is to go Carbon Negative and give back what has been taken in the past.


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