A BASINGSTOKE chiropractor has been awarded the highest professional recognition for his service and professional expertise.

Connective Chiropractic owner and principal chiropractor, James Harrison, was awarded Fellowship of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) at its annual general meeting in November.

The Fellowship is awarded to stalwarts of the profession who have made a special contribution to the MCA or the profession as a whole.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Connective Chiropractic Owner, James Harrison (right) with Bernadette Martin, President of the McTimoney Chiropractic AssociationConnective Chiropractic Owner, James Harrison (right) with Bernadette Martin, President of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (Image: McTimoney Chiropractic Association)

On being nominated for the award by his peers, it was said: "James's loyalty to the MCA is unquestionable and his contribution to the MCA, McTimoney College and to the profession has been immense."

The news comes shortly after Connective Chiropractic relocated to 55 Kingsclere Road in Houndmills. The team has since expanded with additional chiropractic, massage and pilates services for the region.

Mr Harrison said: “The last few years have been a really challenging time for smaller businesses. It has been a pleasure to help and assist not only with people's health care in our fantastic region but also with the wider leadership of the profession as a whole at such a strained time.

"Our clinic is proud to be Basingstoke-based, yet a key representative of safe, educated, insured and regulated Chiropractic care in the UK.”

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The McTimoney approach to chiropractic is a gentle, effective and whole-body approach to chiropractic care. The method uses light, quick, specific adjustments to help improve the holistic functioning of the body, relying less on traditional cracks and crunches.

Connective Chiropractic started in Basingstoke on June 6, 2016, at Beechdown Health Club. Following its expansion into Arena Business Centre it received numerous awards including the North Hampshire Inspire Award New Business of the Year in 2017.

Members of the Connective Chiropractic team are all leaders in their respective professions, with the team including tutors, speakers, expert witnesses and those actively sitting on professional committees.