Our Chiropractors

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 what’s causing your discomfort and how to get you pain free and active again. More importantly, she’ll arm you with lifestyle advice and rehabilitation exercises so you’re empowered with knowledge to help yourself.


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

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)
  • Chair of the Royal College of Chiropractors (sports faculty)
  • Is an Internationally Certified Sports Chiropractor (ICSC)
  • Is affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS)
Meriel Davis

Meet Ben

Ben is a dedicated chiropractor with a passion for helping people in pain. With many years of experience in Liverpool and Bermuda as well as premiership football (Bournemouth and Everton FC), he has relocated back to his home county, East Sussex. Driven by a commitment to improving the lives of his patients, Ben focuses on providing personalised, patient-centered care for a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. Ben gained a distinction in his MChiro degree from Bournemouth University and is also working, part time, towards an MSc in Sports Medicine at Queen Mary Hospital in London. He has further training in a wide variety of techniques including acupuncture and shockwave therapy as well as being an expert in spinal rehabilitation.


Ben’s approach to patient care is characterised by compassion and a thorough understanding of each individual’s unique needs. Ben’s treatments are not only geared toward alleviating pain and restriction but also promoting long-term well-being. His patients appreciate his effective and gentle techniques, which have helped countless individuals regain mobility and lead healthier lives.

In his free time, Ben is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys football, golf and running. He’s also a keen guitarist and loves music.


  • Ben is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council
  • Is a member of the British Chiropractic Association
  • Is the first chiropractor to train at Queen Mary University, (MSc Sports Medicine)
  • Works will all major insurance companies
  • Is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and working towards his ICSC
Ben Gibbs

Both Meriel and Ben 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.


As part of any healthcare profession, to remain registered with the Chiropractic governing body, the GCC, Chiropractors have to do continual professional development (CPD). This is to keep updated with current research guidelines and new evidence-based techniques.


For those considering a highly rewarding career in Chiropractic, please follow the link here.

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.



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



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