About Us

Your Spinal and Body Health Experts in Derby

All of our clinical team have university-validated Health Care Degrees and Doctorates in other science-related fields. We are all Certified Spinal Specialists. We also have team members who have Master’s Degrees in spinal manipulation as well as the only few UK spinal therapists to to have had the privilege of training with Dr. Steve A. Hoffman (USA) founder of Mastering spinal manipulation with Certainty (MC2) with over 37 years of experience in the chiropractic field. Dr Hoffman developed the MC2 technique (the main technique we use in our practice) with a focus on correcting nervous system imbalances directly, which then helps to correct muscular function. MC2 is the most specific, targeted, and gentlest application of adjustment a patient can experience hence why we see patients ranging from 3 months old to 91 years of age.

“A passion for true health and wellbeing”

I always had a passion for biology & how the human body works. It all started during my degree in Spa Management in Buxton where I first learned about the impact of different therapies on the human body and the muscles. After completion of my degree, I moved to Portland, Dorset, where I worked with the sailing Olympic teams during 2012.  Working with professional athletes encouraged me to look deeper into sports massage.

After 10 years of working as a Lvl 5 sports massage therapist I decided to expand my skillset by becoming a spinal health specialist by studying at McTimoney College of Chiropractic over 5 long years finally graduating with a masters degree. At Chiro Family Practice my focus is on providing gentle spinal and body care for symptoms ranging from back pain to sciatica as well as general aches and pains.

I am one of the very few instrument adjusting practitioners of MC2 in the UK, a highly respected and advanced neurological adjusting technique, as it pinpoints precise neurological imbalance and helps the bodywork better to heal itself from specific symptoms and focus on the patient’s wellbeing. See more on specific pages:

. Osteoarthritis | Knee | Shoulder

. Headaches | Migraines

. Back Pain | Sciatica

. Poor Posture | Scoliosis

If you are feeling “stuck on” and not getting anywhere with your condition please feel free to contact us for a chat or consultation, so we can decide how we can help you.

Ewa Lobato (Spinal Specialist ) 

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison”

I believe being healthy means having the ability to do the things we love without worry, whether that’s climbing Sigiriya(that’s me in the picture at the top of Sigiriya) or being able to reach into a cupboard without aches/restrictions or walking a dog for hours without having to worry about a 5 mins rest because of pains and aches. Thats why I left a career engineering and decided to help others understand the root cause of their aches and pains. The reason is simple, there is imbalance/disharmony in the body! The most common imbalance we tend to see is of physical nature i.e miss alignment in the spine/pelvis which affects motor function (how muscles respond) of the parts of the body leading to aches and pains over time if not addressed; however nutrition and emotional well-being can also have an impact perhaps an even greater impact due to the nature of the society we live in today.

How I assess patients:

  • Digital posture – your posture is still a great indicator of imbalance
  • Neurological scans of spine and nervous system resilience (HRV)
  • Neurological assessment (patient-specific)
  • Kinesiology assessment (patient-specific)
  • Spinal assessment including Orthopedic testing (patient-specific)

I am qualified and insured in the following techniques:

Kinesiology – Touch for health Lvl. 4 

Mctimoney College of Chiropractic – Completed 2 years

Spinal & Body Manipulation Techniques Whole spine (including pelvis + sacrum + knees + feet) – John Gibbons body master Lvl.1

OMT Lvl. 2 (Pelvis, Feet, Whole spine including Cervical high-velocity manipulation).

Sports Massage Therapy Lvl. 3 

Graston Technique

MC2Dr. Steve Hoffman (USA – Chiropractic neurological spinal instrument adjusting)

Magnetic Therapy Diploma

MEng – Kings College London (2006)

Doctorate in Engineering – Birmingham University (2011)

Hugo Lobato – Spine & Kinesiology specialist


Neither Ewa Lobato and Hugo Lobato hold themselves out as or to be a Chiropractor. Whilst Ewa Lobato has qualifications (master’s degree in chiropractic) she is not a registered chiropractor but as a wellness expert and specialist can offer to clients services wider in scope which include the provision of non-invasive structural rehabilitation of the spine, functional rehabilitation of the nerve system and education in the latest sciences of nutrition, exercise, emotional wellbeing and health care. Accordingly, nothing on this website or in any literature or in any conversations relating to the services offered or provided should or are to be read construed or understood as holding out in any way that Ewa Lobato is a registered chiropractor and any client accepts any services and consultancy provided strictly with that knowledge and on that understanding.

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