Our Chiropractors

The team at Ferndown believe in providing honest, evidence based care. With over 35 years of experience our staff have a variety of interests and hobbies which allows them to identify with clients' problems, develop individually tailored treatment programs and give them back the ability to lead a more active, pain free life style.


David Davis BSc DC

David, a local Bournemouth man, has a background as a residential care and nursing home proprietor since 1984. He decided to train as a Chiropractor initially to help residents with mobility problems, particularly after replacement surgery. He graduated in 1994 from the Anglo- European College of Chiropractic (AECC) and now owns the Ferndown Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic with his wife Sheena. David works mainly in private practice but is also heavily involved at the AECC as a  lecturer and clinic tutor. This gives him access to the latest research and evidence based treatment protocols and modern diagnostic investigation procedures. These are invaluable tools to help David provide the best possible care for his patients.

David has particular interests in sailing, running, cycling and keeping fit. He has sailed across the Atlantic in his Moody 39 and plans a trip to Scandinavia before he is too old. He has cycled Lands End to John O'Groats twice unassisted and recently completed a 200 mile one day endurance event in California. He still enjoys giving his two adult sons a run for their money on long Dorset cycle rides. In 2014 he completed the Bournemouth Marathon and has no wish to do it again.

David is impressed with his team of practitioners who offer a wide range of skills and often work together for the benefit of their patients.


Amy Tappenden MChiro

Amy grew up locally in West Moors and after initially training in Beauty and Holistic therapies at Bournemouth and Poole College, she decided to extend her skills as a manual therapist after receiving chiropractic care for her own health whilst in the working world.

Amy graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales with a Masters degree in chiropractic (MChiro) in 2014. She is registered with the British Chiropractic Association and has completed a post-graduate training scheme with the Royal College of Chiropractors to become a member. 

Amy has a keen interest in headache complaints and has completed postgraduate training in order to treat animals (for more information please visit www.atchiropractic.co.uk).

She enjoys horse riding, having previously competed at local shows and with the Poole and District Pony club showjumping and mounted games teams. She also enjoys singing with her choir and training her dog.


Theo Gray MSc

Chiropractic was an obvious choice of vocation for Theo, it offers the chance to learn about a huge array of people’s experiences and interests  and it’s then my job to help ensure that they can continue to live a life full of the aspects they love, without pain.

This is similar to that of his very first experience of chiropractic. He was an incredibly keen sportsman and particularly enjoyed football, as he does to this day, when a hip injury inhibited his ability to play. Theo visited a chiropractor for a year, and made a full recovery. This meant he could again allow himself to do what he loved, but also gave him another interest in the form of Chiropractic. 

Theo went on to study at the AECC Chiropractic Clinic in Bournemouth, with his interest still growing over his 5 years there. In my years in clinic it was an incredible pleasure to witness full recoveries and share my patients journeys back to full health with them.