Meriel Davis

Meet Meriel

Meriel set up Horizon Chiropractic in March 2016 after working 8 successful years as an associate chiropractor. Starting a clinic which had her signature ethos ‘do whatever it takes’ has meant that people all over the South East come to see her primarily through word of mouth.


With a BSc in Physiology, a BSc and MSc in Chiropractic and countless years working at both National, European and World championship sporting events, Meriel is trained and experienced with knowledge of how to get you pain free and active again, with a healthy understanding of how it got there. More importantly, she’ll armours you with lifestyle advice and rehabilitation exercises so you’re empowered with knowledge.


Meriel is registered as an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) for her experience and contribution to Chiropractic and elite sports. She is also secretary to the sports council of the RCC which aims to encourage budding Chiropractors to get involved in working in professional sport.


She is expert in joint manipulation as well as various techniques of physical therapy which include but aren’t limited to dry needling, taping (both rigid and flexible) and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation). However, just as important is the lifestyle and exercise advice she prescribes.


In her spare time, she can be found either in the sea, on the Downs or on a tennis court somewhere. She’s a keen sportswoman herself and loves the outdoors.


  • Meriel is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council
  • Is a member of the British Chiropractic Association
  • Is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors (sports faculty)
  • Secretary to the Royal College of Chiropractors (sports faculty)
  • Is an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP)
  • Is affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS)

Meriel trained at the prestigious AECC University college (Anglo-European College of Chiropractic), the first chiropractic college in Europe in 1965 and now one of many. The AECC University College is a highly esteemed, global pioneer in musculoskeletal healthcare, dedicated to excellence in education, clinical training and research. Alongside it’s teaching and clinic facilities, it also houses one of the UK’s upright MRI scanners as well as training GPs, Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals in Diagnostic Ultrasound.


Her degree is a Master of Chiropractic which is a 5-year full-time course. Due to her previous BSc in Physiology, she was able to complete the intense course in 4 years. Training consists of studying in-depth anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology, radiology, radiography and biomechanics. Synonymous with chiropractic is the art of manipulation (adjustments). Adjustment technique training was intense and focused throughout the entire 5(4) years course so that by the time Meriel was a 5th-year intern she was highly competent at spinal and extremity manipulation.


As part of any healthcare profession, to remain registered with her governing body, the GCC, Meriel has to do continual professional development (CPD). This is to keep her updated with current research guidelines and new evidence-based techniques. Meriel endeavours to provide the best care for her patients.


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The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

The GCC regulates chiropractors in the UK to ensure the safety of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment. It is an independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. The GCC is here to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the chiropractic profession. The title of ‘chiropractor’ is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.  The GCC checks that all chiropractors are properly qualified and are fit to practice.

Every year, to retain registration on the GCC register all chiropractors have to complete continual professional development and do continual self-reflection.


The British Chiropractic Association (BCA)

The BCA is a membership organisation for chiropractors to be aligned with management body to ensure best clinical practice and advice for chiropractors. Membership also includes insurance cover. The BCA promotes evidence-based care and provides a levy for those conducting clinical trials.


The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC)

The RCC is a registered charity promoting professional excellence, quality and safety in chiropractic. They are an apolitical professional membership body of over 2800 members. The organisation promotes and supports high standards of education, practice and research, enabling chiropractors to provide and to be recognised for providing, high-quality care for patients.

Meriel was awarded her fellowship of the RCC this year (2018) for her contribution to chiropractic, particularly in the sports setting.


Federation Internationale Chiropractic Du Sport (FICS)

FICS is comprised of national sports councils worldwide and individual members. FICS has affiliations with international organisations within the chiropractic profession and the world of sports.

  • The goals of FICS is to empower athletes to maximal performance naturally.
  • to see that athletes in all sports have access to the specialised skills of chiropractors as part of the sports health care team
  • to promote excellence in education and practice in sports chiropractic around the world
  • to promote research in sports chiropractic
  • to forge relationships with International Sporting Organisations throughout the world
  • to ensure that the highest levels of professionalism are displayed by our member


Meriel is a member of FICS and has worked at the International Tug of War championships and The World Sports Games representing FICS.

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