About Us

Welcome to Bolton Spinal Health!

Located near Bolton town centre in a private medical building, our practitioners are committed to helping you reach your health goals.

Our Chiropractors, and Massage Therapist will use their knowledge, skills and techniques to help you gain vitality and heal at your own pace.

We combine multiple types of care to give you a high-quality experience that focuses on pain relief, vitality, wellness. Treatments and practicing the true principles of outstanding spinal care.

We are a dedicated team helping our guests improve their health and well-being naturally, enabling you our guests to live life to the full.

Our Intention Statement

We are a positive, personal and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary health centre that believes in natural methods of health and wellness care. We provide personal, tailored and gentle approaches to care. Our aim is to reduce pain and improve health and well-being for guests of all ages and help them to live life to the full.

Meet The Team

James Holman


My name is James Holman, I took over as the Chiropractor at Newlands in 2008, we were called Bolton Chiropractic back then and continue a long line of Chiropractors that have been at Newlands since the 1970’s. We have expanded and moved to have more room in Newlands, and more recently altered our name to Bolton Spinal Health. This is to reflect the addition of massage therapists, and physiotherapists as well as our IDD and shockwave machine.

I have been a chiropractor for over 20 years, I studied in Bournemouth graduating in 2002. I have many qualifications alongside chiropractic, from paediatrics to golf physical assessment to IDD.
I was drawn to become a chiropractor during my anatomy degree, this was on reflection about the management of a lower back injury I had aged 15 playing rugby.

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The body is an incredible thing, every single part of the body has a function. We help support the body to function efficiently instead of allowing dysfunction and miscommunication within the body to increase the speed of degeneration. One of my favourite things is understanding the cause and mechanics of pain. I enjoy being able to explain the problem in simple terms and work out the correct course of action.

I look forward to meeting everyone that visits us, and I cannot wait to help you live life to the full!!

Shi Ying Tan


Hi, I am Shi Ying, a chiropractor with additional qualifications in paediatrics, pregnancy, and DNS rehab a highly recognised muscular rehab program. I have been a chiropractor at Bolton Spinal Health for over 2 years now, after I graduated in 2021.

I have always wanted to pursue a career that helps and supports others, when I was living at home in Malaysia, I searched different options. I was inspired to become a chiropractor in the UK because of the lack of chiropractic education in Malaysia.

I love badminton and play weekly games, speed of thought and body are essential. I also, love to travel and cook. I think it is important to have varying hobbies that help you stay fit and happy.

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One thing that really interests me in chiropractic care is: baby’s spines begin developing just two months after conception. The spine is the first bone to start to grow when we are in the womb. As I have extra education in paediatrics, helping to support the baby in and out of utero is one of my passions.

Joe Shepherd


Hi, my name is Joe! I am from Newcastle but did my learning down in Bournemouth. After graduating in 2020, I have completed a few different courses and qualifications including the internationally recognised sports chiropractic diploma, all of which help refine my care and support for our guests.

I am a very sporty person, with a dedication to health. I am an avid runner, as well as loving to participate in hiking when I can.

I was inspired by chiropractic when I first went through a painful knee injury. I came to the decision that from then I wanted to be able to help others get back on their feet and be pain free.

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One thing I love about the body is that through cell regeneration we basically get a mostly new body every 10 years! I love working at Bolton Spinal Health, every single individual brings a different personality to the treatment room, and it is interesting to get to know so many incredible people!!
I am thankful I get to work alongside our guests and help support everyone that comes through our doors.

Tom Taylor


Hi all, my name is Tom, and I am one of the massage therapists at Bolton Spinal Health. I have been a massage therapist since 2010. I have qualifications in sports therapy and sports massage therapy.
I have always wanted to be able to help people, so I decided to go into massage therapy as a way to help people heal and become pain free.

I think of my job as something I enjoy as much as a hobby, as well as this I am avid fan of gaming and love watching a good film.

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Something I find interesting about the body is how it can heal itself, the ability to be able to mend injuries from bones to muscles. We, as a clinic, help support that healing and encourage the body to heal faster with our additional support.

I have been at Bolton Spinal Health for many years now, and I am excited to continue to support and learn about all our guests. Encouraging them to live life to the fullest!

Nichola Smith


Hello, I’m Nichola, a Sports Massage Therapist with additional qualifications in Reflexology and Aromatherapy.

I graduated in 2013 with a BSc.(Hons) from the University of Cumbria incorporating a Level 5 Diploma in Sports Therapy. Since then, I have treated a variety of clients including offering pitch side support at a local rugby club, events massage at the Ironman Bolton, and part of the Athlete Support Team Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

I, also, have experience in palliative care in a hospice setting and working with individuals with dementia in residential care. Providing complementary therapies (massage, reflexology and aromatherapy) to these individuals.

I am a mum of two and in my spare time, I enjoy walks in the countryside, practicing jiu jitsu and spending time with my family.

I am looking forward to working with the team here at Bolton Spinal Health and supporting you to maintain and improve your health and wellness.

Jabeer Kala


Hi, I am Jabeer also known by Jabs. I graduated from the University of Bolton in 2007, where I studied Sport Science and Coaching. I completed my level 3 and level 4 Sports Massage qualifications in the middle of 2023.

Through my career as a massage therapist, I am able to help people in a different way than I have done before. I have always enjoyed helping people and improving others lives, which is seen in my previous career as a domiciliary health care worker.
I am an avid sports fan, mainly football and athletics. I play in a local football team, and I used to be a short distance sprinter in my youth. I have other hobbies that include reading comics, watching films and anime, as well as spending time with my friends and my family.

I love to learn and working for Bolton Spinal Health will give me the opportunity to further my skills as a massage therapist.

I am excited to join the team, I cannot wait to meet everyone!!

Meet Our Chiropractic Assistants 

J.C. - Bolton, England

I have suffered with neck, shoulder and arm pain and the treatment I have received has really helped me. I would certainly recommend anyone who is suffering with pain to attend this clinic.


It has been fantastic to get some treatment that cures the cause and not just the symptoms.  I’m now pain free – Great!


Before coming for treatment I had severe discomfort in my lower back following an operation.  This caused problems with my posture.  I am now able to stand taller and walk more freely.


Seeing a Chiropractor has changed my life. Previously I was in pain most of the time and my quality of life was restricted. Now I know that there is hope for a future without pain.


This is a practice whose staff are friendly, helpful and professional.  My treatment is far from over (arthritic spine, hip surgery etc.) but I am certain that without it I should be in a far worse state than that which I presently enjoy.


Before any treatment, I was very stiff and did not have much movement in my neck.  I now have full movement in my neck.