Our Services

    The Llandaff Clinic, formerly Llandaff Chiropractic Clinic, has been firmly established in Llandaff North, Cardiff, since 1997. Outgrowing our original premises in Station Road we acquired the old Belle Vue Doctors Surgery in 2011, which required extensive renovations to accommodate a variety of different therapies. We are now a multi-disciplinary clinic, with full disability access, baby changing facilities and ground floor treatment rooms, offering a safe private environment.

    In January 2014, we became the first chiropractic clinic in Cardiff and one of only 130 clinics nationwide to be awarded the prestigious PPQM (Patient Partnership Quality Mark) from the Royal College of Chiropractors as a sign of excellence in meeting patient expectations. This ensures that all patients receive care of the highest standard from all our practitioners and staff. We have received the PPQM award again for 2017-19 and 2020-22 certifying that we are maintaining these high standards.

    Lewis Tidmarsh M(Chiropractic), BSc(Hons), GCC Registered Chiropractor

    Lewis graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic, with distinction, in 2016 having trained at both the AECC University College, Bournemouth and the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC). He worked for a few clinics in Essex, ran his own clinic in Stevenage before moving to Cardiff in 2022. Lewis is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

    Lewis is passionate about Chiropractic, ensuring that patients are triaged, accurately diagnosed and treated with the most effective treatment for the condition. If necessary patients are referred to the correct healthcare professional for their individual needs.

    As an active person Lewis enjoys triathlons, diving and has a passion for sailing.

    Andrew Miles BSc(Chiropractic), DC, MRCC, GCC Registered Chiropractor

    Pembrokeshire born Andrew Miles, has been a popular and respected chiropractor in Cardiff for over twenty-five years. He particularly enjoys diagnosing and treating more tricky conditions that haven’t responded to other therapies and approaches.

    Andrew graduated from the internationally renowned Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth in 1994. He spent three years working for practices in Lincolnshire before setting up Llandaff Chiropractic Clinic (now The Llandaff Clinic) in 1997. He has vast experience in treating conditions from the very young to those who have much more life experience. Whilst practising chiropractic in Cardiff, he has successfully treated many Welsh and international; athletes, footballers, rugby players, actors, A-list celebrities musicians, martial artists, skiers, snowboarders and has previously worked in conjunction with the occupational health department at the BBC when it was in Llandaff.

    Andrew is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors.

    In 2021, Andrew was appointed to the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), which considers complaints against chiropractors. He has served on the National Council of the Royal College of Chiropractors from 2001-2010 and has been Chair of the South Wales CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Faculty from 2001-2012.

    Since moving to Cardiff, Andrew has been an active supporter of the local community, especially through Cardiff Round Table. Whether it be supporting Santa’s sleigh, helping Pudsey Bear or arranging the fireworks, he actively takes part in events locally and internationally. An experienced licensed pyro-technician, he co-ordinates the firing team for Sparks in the Park, Wales’ largest firework display and annually lights the fireworks for the Whitchurch and Llandaff North Christmas Lights switch-on. A keen snowboarder and skier, he enjoys trying to keep up with his thirteen year old daughter on the slopes.

     

    Alyson Matheson MCSP, SRP, HCPC Registered Physiotherapist

    Alyson is a Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist. She qualified from The Cardiff School of Physiotherapy in 1987 and worked for the National Health Service for 22 years holding a number of senior positions including Superintendent Physiotherapist.

    Alyson started in private practice in 2009 and has specialised in acute and chronic musculoskeletal medicine. She joined The Llandaff Clinic in January 2013. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal conditions including; sports injuries, trauma, work related pain, spinal conditions, whiplash and arthritis.

    Alyson has completed numerous post graduate courses which include acupuncture for pain relief, spinal mobilisation, myo-fascial / muscle release techniques and sports kinesiology taping.

    Mathew Atkins, Sports Massage Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reflexologist

    Mathew is delighted to have joined the team at The Llandaff Clinic. He is a client-centred therapist who has trained to the highest professional standards.

    Mathew is a level 4 Sports Massage Association (SMA) trained practitioner, as well as benefiting from a wealth of experience providing therapeutic massage (Massage Training Institute). He is an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist. He benefits from extensive NLP and Mindfulness training and will incorporate appropriate strategies where applicable. He also has a special interest in Reflexology, having achieved Level 5 Reflexology Practitioner status, the highest level of reflexology training in the UK.

    His enhanced training and clinical experience enables him to offer you the best possible support and care for most psychological, emotional and clinical conditions.

    Mathew also works part time as a Complementary Therapist at the Hospice of the Valleys in Blaenau Gwent. The hospice provide a first class service for patients (and carers) suffering from life limiting illnesses. He has recently been recognised by winning a National Award for his innovative work at the hospice during the Covid-19 pandemic – For more information, click here.

    Mathew has a busy private practice and works at The Llandaff Clinic on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Caroline Inkpen BSc(Hons), MRCPod, HCPC Registered Podiatrist

    Caroline graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2019 with a 1st Class Podiatry degree after giving up the profession back in 2003 to raise her family. Caroline has always been fascinated with all things medical and after obtaining her First degree in Biomedicine, she worked within Medical Microbiology for a number of years but always felt something was missing. People.

    After stumbling across Podiatry in search for the “people” aspect, she retrained and never looked back. Caroline now has her own private practice, along with being available at The Llandaff clinic on Wednesdays.

    When not in clinic, Caroline can be found Dancing, at the beach surfing or lost in her craft room.

    Alan Phelan BSc (Hons) MSc, DPodM, PgCTHE, FCPodS, FHEA, MCPod

    Alan is a HCPC registered Podiatrist with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician in foot and ankle care having worked in the NHS, independent practice and in podiatry education. He is highly experienced at assessing and treating all foot and ankle problems and can provide assessment, advice and treatment ranging from general foot care through to musculoskeletal pains and deformities and minor surgery. He is a visiting and consulting Podiatrist to several podiatry centres and has experience in general podiatry, musculoskeletal podiatry, minor surgery, podiatric surgery, diagnostic imaging, sports podiatry, personal injury and insurance assessments.

    Alan can offer help with many common foot and ankle problems including ingrown and problem toe nails, foot and ankle pains, verrucae, painful joints, walking problems etc.

    He specialises in providing treatments such as minor surgery for nail and skin problems, cryosurgery, needling for verrucae and is highly experienced in providing treatments under local anaesthesia to minimise pain and discomfort. Alan can offer a range of injection therapies for painful joints and feet and a range of conservative treatments such as taping, insoles and orthoses for foot pains and walking problems.

    Alan is also a keen and experienced clinical educator with a strong background in providing podiatry teaching, training, cpd and mentoring for colleagues and students. He holds registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and annotation in the use of local anaesthesia and prescription only medicines. He holds a Fellowship in Surgery of the College of Podiatrists, a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

    Chris Cashin Dietitian MSc, HCPC Registed Dietitian

     

    Chris Cashin is the founder and owner of Cardiff Nutrition Consultancy, a Registered Dietitian (Health and Care Professions Council) and a Sports Nutritionist registered with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). She has practised as a Dietitian for over 20 years and has a vast amount of experience from both the NHS and academia, including a managerial role in a large hospital.

    The areas that Chris now specialises in include weight management, diabetes, children’s diets, allergies, IBS and of course sports nutrition. Sport is an area of particular interest, she has worked in the past for the English Institute of Sport and Sport Wales, with many of the UK’s top athletes. Chris is also a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and has appeared on local news programmes, Radio Wales, Xray and The Wales Report.

    For Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) Chris is able to offer an evidence based approach to treating this difficult condition. This can also include the use of the FODMAP diet. This has been shown to be an effective method of alleviating the symptoms.