Meet Our Team of Chiropractors
Doctor of Chiropractic & Clinic Principal
Please note I am a Doctor of Chiropractic not a medical doctor.
I first discovered chiropractic when I was a teenager with backache after playing rugby. I was nervous about seeing the chiropractor but soon found I had nothing to worry about. He was friendly, professional and explained everything as he went. Most importantly it worked.
After A-Levels I went to University to study Biology. I graduated in 1998 with a 2.1 degree and as well as a Diploma in Sport whilst captaining the rugby team.
By then I knew I really wanted to be a chiropractor and couldn’t wait to start studying at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic http://www.aecc.ac.uk/ (the oldest and largest chiropractic college in Europe).
I enjoyed my studies, attending extra seminars and even organizing trips to International Chiropractors Association seminars in Portugal and to Life University in the USA. I observed lots of chiropractors and enjoyed getting as involved in chiropractic as I could.
Whilst at the AECC I was also elected as Vice President and was sent as a delegate to represent the UK at a number of international chiropractic congresses; Canadian Memorial College of Chiropractic in Canada; Macquarie University in Australia; Palmer College of Chiropractic, Iowa, USA.
In 2002 I had completed my Degree (BSc HONS) and Masters (MSc) in Chiropractic Sciences, graduating with the Best All Round Student award.
I subsequently attained my ‘Doctor of Chiropractic’ title from the European Chiropractic Union.
As a student I dreamed of my being in practice and started work on a Mission Statement, which has evolved over into our Mission Statement we have at Lushington Chiropractic today. Our mission is “to provide a warm and welcoming clinic which consistently delivers the best possible customer service, expert diagnosis and personal healthcare.”
Having grown up here in Sussex, it was lovely to come “home” and settle into practice here in Eastbourne.
I love my job. I strive to create the best possible welcome and highest standards of ethical care for everyone who chooses this healthcare option. I have always aimed for the best results, which is why we’ve attained so many awards. I also think it’s important to enjoy your work and to have fun. I think it’s the community or “family” feel to the practice that really brings things to life.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of our patients and their kind words, who have chosen Lushington Chiropractic.
Expert Chiropractors Eastbourne
Doctor of Chiropractic Mykel Mason
People often ask how I ended up being a Chiropractor.
Well, I grew up down here in Eastbourne and was always fascinated by how the body worked. How the brain controlled everything and sent signals to your arm to move it, or co-ordinate muscles to walk, and I was amazed. From a young age I decided that I wanted to be a Medical Doctor because I wanted to help as many people as possible, and learn as much as I could about how the body worked.
At the age of nine I took up karate and this further developed my interest in the body and what it was capable of. I achieved my black belt at the age of 15 and have since taught children and adults and competed at European level. I have trained with many teachers from around the world and I have seen things that you wouldn’t think possible of an 86 year old. This taught me that the body can be trained and tuned to perfection to give maximum function for the longest time.
Chiropractic was introduced to me by a friend of my mother’s. I had suffered from back pain for some time, often aggravated by sports injuries, but it was starting to prevent me from using my body to its full capacity. I had sought help through my GP and various others but no one could provide me a solution to the problem. I was seen by a Chiropractor and was impressed with the treatment and the results. The chiropractors understanding of the body was fantastic. After reading more about chiropractic, I decided that this was for me.
I trained at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic for four years full time and graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic. I began work in Chelmsford where I took a keen interest in posture and took up extra reading and seminars to further develop this. In 2013, I decided that it was time for change.
Lushington Chiropractic is everything that I want from a chiropractic clinic and works on the same core values that I have. Everyone is welcoming and I am so happy to be working here with them to help as many people as we can.
Doctor of Chiropractic Victoria White
DC, MChiro, MA OXON, LRCC
I saw my first Chiropractor as a very tall teenager with neck and back pain caused by stooping, a vain attempt to blend with the crowd! The treatment and follow up helped tremendously, my posture was corrected and I ‘walked tall’ and pain free. The memory of the adjustments and advice I was given stayed with me for many years.
After graduating in Biology at Oxford University but unsure of the career path I wished to follow, I travelled, working in London, Dubai and Bahrain. A wonderful experience and as importantly, a breathing space to ensure I made the right choice of further study and a future profession. Chiropractic was at the forefront of my mind and so I took time to observe at numerous Chiropractic clinics in Dubai, meeting many wonderful clinicians. I then knew exactly what I wanted to do and applied, successfully, to the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth.
The following 4 years were exceptionally rewarding and in particular my final year in Clinic where patients and their well-being were the priority. I considered myself then, as I do now, fortunate as well as privileged to have a career in a field that I love. My experience at Lushington Clinic and the holistic wellness approach to patient care is exactly how I wish to practice. We exchange best practice, consult on best treatment planning and there is mutual and sincere respect for each other’s opinions. This combined professional approach ensures every patient can benefit from a dynamic and caring team of practitioners.
Doctor of Chiropractic Deborah Ben-Shah
DC, LRCC, BSc(EX.Phys),ASc(Health)
I was born and raised in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah where I enjoyed spending time with friends and family and enjoying all the natural beauty of Utah by water skiing, camping, hiking, and boating whenever I got the chance. However, I’m one of the few people who grew up in this ski town but never learned to ski!
By the time I was ten years old, I knew two things for certain; I wanted to work in healthcare and I wanted to live overseas. When I was 18, I began working as a nursing assistant in an elderly home and joined the Air Force with the intention of serving overseas. I was on my way to fulfilling my dream. But I ended up falling in love and staying in America to start a family.
I decided to go to university and at first I wanted to be a nurse, but I switched my course of study to medicine. While I was obtaining my Bachelors degree, I spent 4 years working with gang and at-risk youth helping them to give back to their communities and also worked with low-income senior citizens recruiting volunteers to help them meet their needs. I also had a weekly volunteer job in an A&E for two years. I loved seeing how medicine could save lives. But at the same time, I was becoming aware of the fact that if I were to practice medicine, I would for the most part just be giving out medications to patients. I wanted something more “hands on” and natural, and really wanted to be in a profession where I could teach my patients how to take care of themselves with diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. My sister was a massage therapist and also in chiropractic school at the time and really convinced me after a few discussions that a career as a chiropractor was the right path for me. My big sister was always right!
One week after graduating from the University of Utah in 1998 with a degree in Exercise Physiology, my young daughter Rachel and I moved to California to pursue my education in Chiropractic. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2002 and began practicing in Los Angeles.
I have been fortunate to do a lot of travelling and meeting new people from around the world. I had visited England multiple times and fell in love with the country and its people, so I made a giant change in my life and moved to England where I can do what I love as a Chiropractor in the country that has stolen my heart. I am so fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with the award-winning team at Lushington Chiropractic in Eastbourne.
I have always had a strong commitment to my community and the wellness of others. My approach to treating patients is one where I educate and encourage my patients to take an active role in the improvement and maintenance of their health. I know that patients get better when they take an active role in their wellness and comply with the exercises and lifestyle changes that may be needed, and will work with each patient according to their individual needs.
As a chiropractor, I have a gentle but effective approach to treating patients and always encourage two-way communication with them to make sure that their treatment goals are staying on track. You will find that I am very warm, friendly, and kind and it is not difficult to feel at ease around me!
I have helped people with sports injuries, pregnancy, toddlers, senior citizens, etc. and looking forward to helping you with your health care needs as well.
LSSM (Dip), MISRM, MNHMA
Andy qualified in 2008 from the renowned London School of Sports Massage (LSSM). Ever since he’s been working as a professional massage therapist.
Andy has worked with a wide range of people and has experience working with clients at corporate events as well as the London Marathon and other sporting events. He has a passion for continuing to learn, which is why he’s done so many courses over the years.
He’s qualified in Activated Isolated Stretching techniques, Chair Acupressure Massage and on-going mastery in No-Hands Massage.
Andy is athletic and very health conscious. he has a keen interest in nutrition, health and exercise. Other sporting interests over the years have been boxing, kick boxing, MMA and weight training. He also teaches the Yin style Baguazhang, which was an honour given to him by the master in China. Yin style Baguazhangis is a form of Chinese Martial Art.
Hello, my name is Sue Hudson a Massage Therapist
at Lushington Chiropractic
Sue studied Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at The LSSM ( London School of Sports Massage) qualifying in 2011 and joined the team at Lushington Chiropractic in April 2013. She is a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM) which necessitates continual professional learning to maintain this membership and keep up to date with developments in the field of remedial massage.
She has a strong background in sport and is a qualified British Triathlon and UK Athletics coach as well as a competing Age Group Triathlete and coaches at an Athletics and Triathlon Club in Brighton. This interest in sport led her to a change in career from working in I.T. management within the NHS to retrain as a Massage Therapist.
Working with a variety of people, Sue has realised the many benefits that can be gained by people in all walks of life from Sport and Remedial Massage, especially in conjunction with Chiropractic Treatment, whether they suffer injuries from sport or problems due to occupation or other stresses in life.
She has a great interest in rehabilitation from injury and overuse problems through exercise and changes to lifestyle.
Hello, my name is Kirsty Ellis a Massage Therapist
at Lushington Chiropractic
In November 2013 I gained a level 3 Sports Massage Active IQ certificate and continued my studies by doing some voluntary work experience here at Lushington. I spent 6 months mentoring and working alongside Jess Plail massage therapist. Developing my skills, knowledge and techniques, I am very lucky to have had that opportunity and from this have been welcomed into the Team and begin my new career path.
I am very excited to be working for such a warm, friendly, welcoming clinic and pride myself on my work ethic and working as a cohesive team. It is a lovely environment to be in and I am proud to be a part of Lushington. A BIG thank you to the team for all their support and kindness.
I am currently undertaking the LSSM course- The ISRM/BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy. This is the UK’s top sports massage course and is extremely well valued within any clinical environment.
I studied at college a Sports Diploma and a BTEC National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science alongside this I gained coaching certificates I then progressed into the health and fitness industry, achieving an NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing certificate.
I love to exercise and staying active I have a passion for running and aim to achieve a marathon soon! I have participated in a few endurance/ obstacle events and wish to do a few more in the coming year.
Hello, my name is Claire a Clinic Assistant
at Lushington Chiropractic
I have always had an interest in how the body functions and have since found the work of chiropractors truly amazing. The results individuals see and experience can be life changing.
I joined the clinic assistant team in 2011 and find working with the practitioners and other assistants incredibly inspiring.
Being a real people’s person I love to greet all who come into the clinic and provide help and any advice I can. I care greatly that each individual receives a warm and friendly welcome on every visit along with being looked after at every step of their journey with us to better health.
Lushington Chiropractic has a reputation for providing outstanding customer service and I feel a sense of pride being a part of the team.
You’ll find each chiropractor, practitioner and assistant very enthusiastic, positive, professional and an expert in their field.
I look forward to meeting you.
Hello, my name is Judy a Clinic Assistant
at Lushington Chiropractic
A year ago I was looking for a job after working in the same place for 13 years, I had no idea what I might be qualified for as my husband had been my boss for the last 20 years and he didn’t really ask for a CV!!! (he would have said what’s a cv! I saw a job advertised for a clinic assistant at Lushington Chiropractic, could this be the job for me, could I do it??!! I knew by the job description that it was more than a straight forward receptionist job but I had no idea exactly what I would be letting myself in for!! It was definitely the right decision to apply as now I am part of a wonderful team of people doing a job that I really enjoy where no 2 days are ever the same!! I sometimes feel like I am running around like a headless chicken but I always feel satisfied at the end of the day that I have had a good day.
The Chiropractors are really dedicated to helping people be the best they can be with regards to their health. I was surprised how much was involved with chiropractic treatment. They help people when they are in a lot of pain but it doesn’t stop there they also advise on exercise, posture, good diet and nutrition to help maintain their recovery. The massage therapists are excellent at providing sports massages that compliment the work done by the Chiropractors or just a lovely firm massage to get rid of the stresses of the week!
My fellow clinic assistants couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful and I learnt so much about how to deal with people in a caring, friendly and professional way by just watching them at work. They definitely can be compared to the graceful swan swimming on the lake looking so serene and behind the scenes trying to juggle 6 jobs at a time whilst taking a phone call, sorting the washing and making a cup of coffee! I have learnt a lot about what Chiropractic actually is and have watched the chiropractors adjusting their guests which has been really interesting as prior to joining the clinic I had no idea what an adjustment actually was. I look forward to continuing to learn more.
I am looking forward to having my first massage in the near future and seeing how it compares to an aromatherapy type massage that I have had in the past.The guests that I have met so far have all been lovely and when they realised I was new were very kind and understanding as I found my way around the appointment booking system! Lushington Chiropractic continues to be a growing practice and I hope to grow with it for many years to come
Hello, my name is Carole a Clinic Assistant
at Lushington Chiropractic
I joined Lushington Chiropractic in March 2015 to cover Jade’s maternity leave, lucky for me I am now here on a permanent basis.
David & I married 27 years ago on the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Lucia which we have recently been lucky enough to revisit. We have two grown up children, my 24 year old daughter Ria has been in Australia for 4 years and my son Bradley has just completed his final year at college.
I have always lived in Sussex and love it – come rain or shine! I am very fortunate to have a large extended family who all live close by.
I have been a volunteer host at the new St. Wilfrid’s Hospice in Broadwater Way since it opened late in 2013. I work in IPU – the In Patient Unit, taking the patients’ food & drink orders and delivering it with a smile. It can be difficult at times but it is a hugely rewarding role.
I feel very fortunate to be working here at Lushington, all of my colleagues are passionate about what they do. I have been very impressed not only by the care shown to our guests but the care and kindness the guests show to us. When you are working on a very busy front desk – it makes a huge difference.