The Chiropractors at Southsea Chiropractic have developed a reputation for providing clinical excellence in the Chiropractic field since 1998. The clinic is well respected within the Southsea community with many local GP surgeries referring their patients directly to us.
Centrally located in Marmion Road the heart of the Southsea shopping district, Southsea Chiropractic Clinic offers a well equipped, modern, comfortable environment. Our friendly staff will make you feel at ease from your first contact with the clinic, be it by phone or just popping in.
The clinic is easy to find with free on street parking directly outside and in all the surrounding roads.

Nick Blackwood

BSc(Hons), MSc (Chiro), DC
Registered Chiropractor

I graduated as a Chiropractor from The Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth with a Masters in Chiropractic and I have worked locally ever since. I am looking forward to sharing my skills and experience with the people of Portsmouth and Southsea.
During my 10 years in practice I have enjoyed extending my knowledge and experience by attending many facinating Post Graduate courses. These have included:
  • Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Paediatrics
  • Neurolink
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy and
  • Chirokinetic Therapy.
I am a family man and my partner and I are kept busy and entertained by our three children. My hobbies include classic cars, golf, skiing and sailing and karate.
You are welcome to come in just for a chat or to discuss your ongoing Chiropractic needs.  I look forward to meeting you.

Richard Swatman

MChiro, DC 
Registered Chiropractor
After breaking my neck in a diving accident, the constant pain brought me to a chiropractor.  At first I was sceptical but was amazed when the constant pain I was in, went away and stayed away after a course of treatment.  It was then that I left my career in London and I decided to retrain as a Chiropractor. 
I graduated from The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic with a Masters in Chiropractic. I have a holistic view of healthcare and believe in helping patients achieve better health, through a combination of hands on treatment, corrective exercise and postural re-education.
Today I see and help those with a complete range of problems from sports injuries to pregnancy related pain to simple and complicated back, neck and headache issues, and it is a privilege to help people live their lives and achieve more with chiropractic care. 

I love this unique, vitalistic profession and am very passionate about the health benefits that can be gained through a wellness lifestyle. I look forward to seeing and helping you achieve better health, improve performance in sports or work, prevent and manage injuries and get more out of life.


Statutory Regulation of Chiropractors

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is a UK-wide statutory body with regulatory powers, established by the Chiropractors Act 1994. It has four main duties:
  • To protect the public by establishing and operating a scheme of statutory regulation for chiropractors, similar to the arrangements that cover other health professionals
  • To set the standards of chiropractic education, practice and conduct
  • To ensure the development of the profession of chiropractic, using a model of continuous improvement in practice
  • To promote the profession of chiropractic so that its contribution to the health of the nation is understood and recognised
Since June 2001 the title of 'chiropractor' has been protected by law and it is a criminal offence, liable to prosecution, to describe oneself as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.

For more detail, please visit the GCC Website.