Claudio Merkier - ChiropractorClaudio Merkier
Chiropractor (GCC no 0667)
BEd BSc DC CCEP ICCSP FFTP MSc FRCC (Sports)
Claudio is a qualified Chiropractor available for consultations in the City of London since 2011, in Borehamwood since 1999 and in Friern Barnet North London since 1999 at London Chiro-Practice.
Claudio is a graduate from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1997 with a special interest on management of musculo-skeletal conditions in particular for back pain and neck pain, but also he has a vast experience dealing with sport injury, prevention and rehabilitation. He is a full member of the British Chiropractic Association and he has received the qualification as a Doctor of Chiropractic as defined by the Council on Chiropractic Education International by the European Chiropractors' Union Board of Education in 2002.
He strongly believes on partnership of care, sharing information, education and decisions by empowering and supporting his clients to understand more about their spinal health, general well-being and quality performance. Please, read more for some of his advice for back pain & neck pain management.
Claudio is a Fellow from the Royal College of Chiropractors Sport & Exercise Faculty UK (RCCSEF). He holds an MSc in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation with Merit (2011) from St Mary's University College in Twickenham, Middlesex and his research dissertation about the effects of manipulation on acceleration, velocity and flexibility in rugby union players was published in the “Clinical Chiropractic” journal.
Claudio has provided consultancies as a team chiropractor since 2007 to GB Masters Athletics. He has been involved with few Rugby Clubs since 2005 with Borehamwood RFC, Finchley RFC, Middlesex County RFU, England Students RFU, Koru Kamikaze sevens, Maccabi GB Rugby and Jamaica Rugby sevens (UK base). He has been invited to be part of medical teams at various regional, national and international events such as the London IAAF World Athletics, Maccabiah, London Olympic Games and various European and World Masters Athletics Championships. Also, Claudio he has been involved with the Hockey for Heroes (2016) and took part at the World Masters Hockey Championships in 2012.
His Borehamwood Chiro-Practice has been looking after the Elstree BBC film & TV studios crew and the Colindale Police officers over the last 18 years and the practice has received the patient partnership quality mark honour awards from the Royal College of Chiropractors UK. Also, Claudio has been involved with clinical research during 2015-16 helping to investigate neck function and its effects on Cervical Range of Motion in rugby players at the Clinical Technology & Diagnostics Research Unit at the University of South Wales with the Londos Broncos Rugby League team.
Claudio Merkier DC's additional academic qualifications:
- International Certified Chiropractic Sport Practitioner (ICCSP) from the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (2007)
- Certified Extremity Chiropractic Practitioner (CCEP) from Council of Extremity Adjusting (2004)
- Certified Functional Facial Taping Practitioner (FFTP) from the Ron Alexander Institute (2005)
- BEd in Physical Education and Postural Cultivation from the Zinman College at Wingate Institute of Sports and Physical Education (1991)