Meet The Team

sheila.jpgSheila Stakim B.Sc. (Chiropractic)


Sheila had suffered several attacks of back pain over many years. The only medical help she had been offered was to be given painkilling drugs. One day a friend recommended she consulted a chiropractor about it. She was so delighted with the outcome that she decided to give up her job as a medical laboratory scientist, and train to be a chiropractor herself. She wanted to be able to help other people return to health, like she had.

Sheila graduated from Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1996 and went to work in a clinic in Portsmouth. She gained experience treating people from all walks of life. The doctors at the naval base referred many patients to her and she was pleased to be able to help keep our sailors fighting fit.

In 2001, she and her husband Tommy decided to open Emsworth Chiropractic Clinic. It is a friendly, family practice. As well as helping adults, Sheila is keen for parents to bring their children too because she believes many health problems may start in childhood but go undetected and untreated.  By treating babies and children, many of the problems adults experience can be prevented.


tommy.jpg Tommy Stakim


Tommy had his own decorating business and gave it up in 2001 to open Emsworth Chiropractic Clinic with his wife, Sheila. He is responsible for ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly on a daily basis. He also takes care of all the administration and accounts and generally looks after the needs of the chiropractors and the patients.

When he has a spare moment, he can be found at Chichester golf course. He plays off 10, which, apparently, is quite good.


alison.jpg Alison Stakim BMus (Hons)

Alison gained a degree at Kingston University in 2007 and has now returned to Emsworth. She still helps with the running of the family business. She recently qualified as a schoolteacher and is working in an infant school in Portsmouth, which she absolutely loves. She also enjoys playing her cello during her free time.






elaine.jpg Elaine Abel

Holistic aromatherapist

Elaine originally qualified as a nurse and then went on to graduate from the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) in 1997. She completed further studies at the Bach centre, the Tisserand Institute and St. Wilfred's Hospice in Chichester. She offers individually tailored treatment in a calm and supportive environment. She specialises in aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies, and Reiki. Her treatments leave you feeling relaxed, peaceful and energised.