Mandeep Bahra | DC
Chiropractor | Doctor of Chiropractic, MChiro
After achieving a BSc degree in sports science, she went on to lecture in anatomy and physiology at Bath college . Thereafter Mandeep began a 4 year degree in Chiropractic at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, graduating in 2009. A member of the United Chiropractic Association and the scottish chiropractic association , she is registered on the General Chiropractic Council and opened Reco Chiropractic in spring 2011.
Her interest in chiropractic began after a car accident left her with severe whiplash. She visited a chiropractor and not only did the treatments heal her injury, but also unexpectedly alleviated her chronic eczema, from which she had suffered for years. She became an instant convert to the whole body benefits of chiropractic care, which is not just for back pain, but can be used to treat a wide range of conditions — some people even recommend it for headaches!
With a passion for paediatrics to general back and neck pain, she works with a variety of patients, from babies and expectant mothers to athletes and the elderly, helping them to maintain their well-being and vitality.
Practice Team Leader
Chandrima has joined the team whilst she was completing a degree in International HRM at UWE, Bristol. Chandrima is originally from Agartala, India and is a fantastic cook, be sure to ask her about her culinary skills. She moved to UK in 2015 and has later moved to Bristol last year September wherein she started her Master’s Degree course. She is excited about being a part of Reco team and enjoys seeing patients realizing the wonderful, healing benefits of Chiropractic care. She completed Master’s Degree with Merit on Feb 2018 and she strongly feels that this course has assisted her in linking the academic ideas in the clinic while managing the Reco Team.
Chandrima has worked in an array of fields including customer service, customer relationship management, administration, project management, performance and talent management, managing people strategically as well as handling end to end recruitment. In her spare time, Chandrima enjoys listening to Indian music and driving out to the beach when she gets the chance to enjoy the sand and sun. She was associated with NHSBT as her work placement which motivated her more in helping people to do something extraordinary. She has been certified by the Blue Cow Chiropractic Association last year.
Chandrima is a great asset to the practice. She greets each patient as they arrive for their appointment, checks patients in and out, and assists in other departments, as needed. She is excited to be a part of the Reco Chiropractic Family Centre team as it has been an eye-opening experience for her to witness the benefits of chiropractic care every day.
Eddie Lu, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic, MSc Chiropractic
I am Eddie and you can call me Ed. I was born and raised in Sweden and decided to move to England for my 5 year chiropractic education, at the AECC University College, in Bournemouth. The education has given me a degree in BSc of Human Sciences as well as an MSc of Chiropractic. I am a member of the United Chiropractic Association and registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
My mom suffers from fibromyalgia and being her son enabled me to see how that has affected and is still affecting her life. She has been to a lot of different kinds of healthcare professionals without any improvements, until she was seeking chiropractic care. The chiropractor she saw helped her immensely with managing her condition, so I felt it was a natural step for me to become a chiropractor myself.
Every day I am seeing people getting better and being the one that helps and guides them to an improved quality of life means the world to me.
Manuel Cabrera, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic, BSN Ph-RN
I am Manuel and I was born in the Philippines. Graduated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Liceo de Cagayan University last March 2006, passed Nursing Board Exam and became a registered nurse since Jan 2007. Practiced in my hometown as Community Health Nurse and Maternal Delivery Nurse at the same time on voluntary basis.
Migrated to UK last Nov 2008 and worked in Nursing Homes in Weston-Super-Mare. Then decided to work and move to Bristol last 2013 as Team Leader to a Specialised Unit where I was looking after elderly with learning disability.
In 2014, started Chiropractic Education at University of South Wales and working at the same time as bank staff at North Bristol National Health Service Trust (Southmead) since Aug 2015. Neurology Ward is my favourite where I looked after patients with different neurological disorders and witnessed how patients recover from surgery and all other current treatment.
I registered with General Chiropractic Council after graduation, a member of British Chiropractic Association and United Chiropractic Association. I’m also keen on updated research, so I signed up for Royal College of Chiropractic.
My interest with Chiropractic flourished when I saw an elderly lady who suffered Parkinson’s Disease for 10 years and been looked after by a Chiropractor for that period of time. At first, I thought it was a general deterioration of the body. I would never think of something serious pathological disorder in the brain until she cannot coordinate herself from left and right. I was amazed how coordination and movement matters so much regardless of our age.
I feel rewarded each time I see patients RECOvered from pain, muscle RECOnditioned and whose life RECOnstructed brought down by body pains. It is much fulfilling than working in tertiary hospitals.
Sports Massage Therapist
Hello! My name is Mihaela Stanescu, I am a positive, energetic spirit, I love dancing, aerobic exercises, yoga, going for long walks in the country side and to meditate in the nature. I enjoy reading psychology, philosophy, anthropology and meeting people!
Since I was in highschool I knew that my purpose is to help other people through physical therapy and emotional support and all the positive feed-backs that I’ve been receiving with time gave me the confirmation.
I was born in Romania where I graduated in 2014 the Sport University as a Physiotherapist. During my studies, I worked in a Gym as a massage therapist and in my last year I started to practice as well rehabilitation with persons who suffered strokes. In 2015 I decided to come to UK, where I continued my practice in massage therapy and supporting people with learning disabilities. Over the last year I was established in Devon and I was working in a holistic clinic, in Totnes.
I recently moved to Bristol and I feel so happy about being part of Reco Team where I can continue my life journey and to help you! I will look forward to welcome and to assist you with my utmost ability at Reco.
Sports Massage therapist
Hello, my name is Jodie Black, I have recently completed my Diploma in Sports Injury and Rehab Education. I am a member and fully insured by the Society of Sports Therapists. I decided to become a Sports Therapist after being inspired for those who treated me throughout my many injuries whilst playing Regional Netball. My previous experience includes working with Hungerford Town Football Club, a National League South team, during the 2016/17 season. I am from Swindon, and have lived there all my life. I love to stay active whether that be going for a run, attending the gym, or playing netball. I started playing netball at the age of 8, from then on I’ve always worked my way up through the teams, and travelled all over the country.My team and I qualified for the National Finals, meaning we had to travel all the way to Loughborough. I am a caring and friendly individual who would love to help you with any complaints you are experiencing.
I was born in Hackney and lived there for the first 5 years of my life. Me and my family moved to Northamptonshire where I lived there till 2017. At a young age I really got into my sport, especially Rugby, where I played for my local team Oundle RUFC. Some of my best memories come from my time playing Rugby with all my friends.
To further my education, I studied Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Sciences at the University of Birmingham, and completed a level 5 in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy in my third year at Uni. After that I worked doing massage therapy for about a year to save up for going travelling for 4 months, in which I managed to visit New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. It truly was an experience of a life time!
Soon after getting back, my parents then decided to go travelling for themselves, in which they sold their house, kicked me out, and are now travelling the world. I landed on my feet in Bristol and am loving it.
Hello, my name is Haiya Mattia and I will be doing my A levels of Chemistry, Biology, History and Psychology. My previous experiences are all volunteering based and raising funds as well as awareness for charity, as I enjoy helping and making things easier for people around me. I have recently completed my National Citizen Service and I helped raise over £670 for the Wallace and Gromit’s The Grand Appeal. This involved hosting lots of coffee mornings, cake sales, sponsored cycling and speaking to the public. I regularly participate in exercise by going on runs, playing football with friends, playing basketball and previously I played lots of Netball in school and externally. I was also in 5 sports clubs throughout my 5 years of secondary school which led to me getting the Sports Personality award for 2016/2017, as well as other awards annually. I moved to England from The Gambia (where I was born) at the age of 7 and have lived in Bristol ever since, I am very happy to be apart of the team and look forward to welcoming you.
Hello, my name is Izzy Wilson and I’ve been working in and around Bristol for the past 4
years based in hospitality. Previously I’ve been a hotel receptionist to Front Office Host, to
My passion is bringing happiness to others or helping people.
Growing up with Scoliosis from a young age caused me a great deal of pain, but Its allowed
me to learn a lot and understand just how difficult it can be.
At the age of 15 I discovered and learnt about Chiropractors when my family and I decided
medication is not a good long term plan. It worked for me like a dream, Im confident
first-timers would feel the same way!
I’m thrilled to be now working for Reco as a Chiropractic Assistant.
My hobbies include Botany, nature and wildlife, taking trips to find UK hidden treasures and I
love to write about all the weird, wonderful and interesting things I find.
Sports Massage Therapist
Hi, my name is Mateusz Kopiec and you can call me Matt. In 2017 I graduated from Middlesex University of London where I was studying Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation. I moved to Bristol in October 2017 and since then I work as a Personal Trainer in The Gym Group. In February 2018 I joined Reco Chiropractic team as a Massage Therapist.
Thanks to all the Physios and Rehabbers I got to work with during University times, I have a vast experience in sports massage therapy, manual therapy, post-injury rehabilitation and injury prevention. I have completed a placement in rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinics where I worked with both sports people and the general public. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 I provided a post-event massage for runners after London Marathon.
Since I was young I enjoyed the sport and until this day I play many sports such as volleyball, football, and handball. Through Massage and Personal Training, I have a great chance to help people on a journey of becoming the best they can be. I also love music – I play guitar, I watch movies – especially from the 80s and 90s and I love traveling.
Hello, my name is Emma, I am an aspiring massage therapist and I have spent the last few years travelling and working abroad. I gained experience in many different types of customer service roles and I thoroughly enjoy helping and taking care of people. During this time I started to develop my interest in health and wellbeing and I love running, swimming and cycling and I believe yoga is and important addition to an active lifestyle.
Suffering from a disconnect between my body and mind alongside constant aching and fatigue I became particularly aware of the importance of massage therapy and chiropractic treatment and how it can affect not only your physical health but overall mental health. Seeing great results from massage it opened up a whole new area and I am excited to be working with the team at Reco to promote wellbeing within our community.
Hi, my name is Harriet and I have just finished my A levels in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths, and am currently taking a gap year. I’ve previously worked in the catering industry, and enjoy helping and interacting with people. I moved to Bristol in 2012 after growing up in Australia and California, and next year I will be moving to London to study biochemistry at Imperial College.
I enjoy going out with my dog, swimming, and hiking, and I have just completed my expeditions for my Gold DofE, hiking and camping for 4 days each in the Brecon Beacons and Exmoor. I also enjoy working with children, which I do through volunteering with a local scout group as a young leader.
Through growing up with back pain from Scoliosis, I have a great appreciation for the work that chiropractic and massage therapy can do, both in initial treatment and as an ongoing method to maintain wellbeing. I am really looking forward to being a part of the Reco team, and am excited to see you in the clinic!