Family-run clinic Bridge Health & Wellbeing in Christchurch, Dorset is delighted to welcome chiropractor Aaron Coode (BSc, MSc, DC, DNS Sport) to their team. Aaron brings with him two decades of clinical experience and a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, sport and gait-related injuries.

Alongside treating patients, Aaron currently lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students at AECC University College. He lectures nationally and internationally on spinal rehabilitation, gait, western medical acupuncture and Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy.

Having worked in professional sport for the last decade, with footballers, professional cyclists and triathletes, Aaron currently looks after the players at Southampton Football Club. In his treatment, he uses a wide range of manual therapies including spinal manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation, western medical acupuncture and rehabilitation. He is a keen advocate of evidence-informed, patient-centred care, helping patients to reach their goals and live pain-free.

Paul O’Connell, co-founder and physiotherapist at Bridge Health & Wellbeing said “When we opened Bridge Health & Wellbeing our aim was to bring together the best clinicians and instructors under one roof for the wellbeing of our local community. We are thrilled that Aaron is joining our team. Not only does he bring a wealth of clinical experience, but he also shares our ethos of patient care.”

Samantha Meehan-Vandike has also joined Bridge Health & Wellbeing to expand their Sports Massage team.
Having worked for 15+ years in the sport and leisure industry, Sam has gained valuable experience working as a personal trainer, swimming teacher, triathlon coach and an Australian-trained remedial massage therapist. She has also worked as a physiotherapy assistant in both the NHS and private health clubs. With a wide set of skills, Sam can treat pre and post-surgery clients, help with pain management or even stress-related conditions.

Paul added: “Sam signed her contract at the start of January and then we went into lockdown, so I know she is chomping at the bit to get started. She will be working on Mondays and Fridays and will be a brilliant addition to our clinic, allowing us to offer more sports massage appointments across the week in conjunction with our existing therapist Ella Proven.”

Bridge Health and Wellbeing is a friendly, family-run clinic in the heart of Christchurch in Dorset, with high quality physiotherapy, expert Pilates, Yoga, Chi Kung and state-of-the-art gym facilities all under one roof.

Whether you need help with pain or an injury, or just want to stay fit and healthy, come and join them for the journey. Book your appointment now at or call 01202 473800 to speak to their friendly team of wellbeing experts.

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