robert beaven

who is

Robert Beaven

MChiro DC DipMSKMed LRCC (Pain)

Doctor of Chiropractic

I love that I get to treat a huge variety of patients, ranging from Children to Great Grandparents. But my passion lies in treating athletes and sport injuries.

By assessing athletes and seeking out areas of weakness or restriction we work together combining hands on work and exercise-based treatment to really get people to the next level. I also love anything shoulder joint or hip joint related!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you decide to train as a chiropractor?

I was looking into all careers in healthcare when a friend recommended observing a chiropractor in Bath. When the members of the Bath rugby team walked through the clinic door I soon decided this would be a cool career.

Where did you train and what was the course like?

I trained in Bournemouth at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. We spent 5 long years studying hard (in between visits to the beach). The course was demanding and extremely full on, but really enjoyable. Finding time to play rugby, cricket and work with the student union made time fly.

Tell us about your career so far

After a year at the student clinic in Bournemouth, I moved to Essex and worked both in private practice and was one of the few chiropractors in the country to work for the NHS which I found to be a really great experience. I quickly had dreams of opening my own practice and a few years later moved across the country to do so. Nearly 3 years later and we can't remember where the time has gone!

What is your favourite type of patient?

My passion lies in treating athletes and people who want to improve their sports performance. By assessing these athletes and seeking out areas of muscle weakness or joint restriction we can work together combining hands on work and exercise based treatment to really get you to the next level. I also love anything shoulder joint or hip joint related!

What is your style of practice?

I have never wanted to work in or own a 'conveyor belt' style of practice. I treat differently to most other chiropractors, focussing largely on exercise based treatment alongside manual therapy rather than purely manipulation. I love it when my patients say, 'you're not like any chiropractor I've been to before' or 'this is much more than the last guy did'. So if you're afraid of a little homework and staying better, I may not be the guy for you!

What will we find you doing outside of the clinic?

I am a huge sports fan and dabble in triathlon, cycling, crossfit and swimming. I have a big plan to complete an ironman next year. I am also an avid reader and closeted geek. I try to absorb a book per week and Laura usually has to stop me from taking a text book on holiday.

What are your aims for the future?

I would love to own a gym locally or attached to a clinic. A place I can train but also take my patients so I can improve all aspects of their performance. My aim is to complete another Masters this time in Sports Medicine and I'd love to get a Strengh & Conditioning coaching certificate.