Christine Andrew is a chiropractor based in Bristol, UK, where she runs her own chiropractic clinic, Whole Person Chiropractic, a family based clinic with a particular interest in treating women before, during and after pregnancy.
Christine previously worked as a midwife for over twenty years, and it is this experience, combined with her chiropractic skills, that she uses daily in her treatment of women during pregnancy.
Christine has a particular interest in a condition known as pelvic girdle pain, has researched this area extensively and regards it as a part of her ongoing field of study.
Women during their pregnancy consult Christine for a wide range of conditions, from low back and pelvic pain, to help with obtaining the best position for their baby in utero, and to maintain a feeling of wellbeing during this important time of their lives. Following the birth some women experience back pain as they recover from their labour, and take on the new challenges of caring for their baby. Chiropractic care can help during this time.
Christine’s skills have developed over three decades, within the NHS and private practice. She has a belief in the body’s natural ability to heal itself, but acknowledges that help is needed from time to time to stay on or to get back on track to full and optimum health.
Having qualified in midwifery in 1981, Christine practised as a midwife in Sheffield, New Zealand and then Bristol where she settled in 1986. In 1997 her interests in the holistic functioning of the body, and particularly the role of the pelvis and its relationship within the birth process, led her to undertake her chiropractic training at the University of Surrey.
Since graduating she has developed an holistic, person-centred approach, which brings in her midwifery skills alongside her chiropractic ones. Whilst no longer a practising midwife, she remains a member of the Royal College of Midwives and works closely with other midwives, birth teachers and doulas in Bristol. Most of her referrals are by word of mouth, from individuals, pregnancy groups and health care practitioners.
Christine has a longstanding interest in Women’s Health particularly pelvic related pain during pregnancy, has studied this subject extensively and it has been the basis of her research interest since 2004
Christine practices a gentle form of chiropractic wholly suitable for the care of pregnant women. Her training and influences incorporate sacral occipital technique, cranio sacral technique and optimal fetal positioning.
Qualified midwife, Sheffield 1981
Registered Chiropractor, University of Surrey 2000
M.Sc. Social Policy Bristol University
M.Sc. Chiropractic University of Surrey
Registered with the General Chiropractic Council
Member of the British Chiropractic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
Member of the Royal College of Midwives
Member of the British Holistic Medical Association
Christine as midwife 1981