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Meet Our Team


Tim Lynch MSc(Chiro), DC, CCEP


Originally from London, I graduated from the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth in 2000 and have been living and working in Cheshire and Manchester since 2001. I took over the clinics in Alderley and Didsbury in 2007.
As well as the clinics, I have worked for a number of professional football clubs. I spent 8 years working in-house with clubs, but now just see players on a private basis in the clinic. I am one of only a handful of chiropractors in the UK to have worked at Premier League football clubs.

As a keen sportsman I fully appreciate the benefit of chiropractic, physiotherapy and sports massage. After a serious fall in 2008 I elected not to have the proposed operation on my shoulder and 12 weeks later completed the Blenheim Triathlon, following fantastic treatment from my chiro and physio colleagues.

When not at work I enjoy keeping fit, dabling in a number of different sports (depending on the season, weather and time!), cooking and a bit of DIY. I've done a number of events over the years but the biggest, most recent, was my first marathon two years ago (a much overdue thing I said I'd do before I was 40!). I have an amazing wife Sophie, two kids growing up fast in secondary school and last but by no means least our lovely cockapoo Freddie.

If you’d like to talk about whether I may be able to help you please call the clinic or drop the clinic an email and I'll be more than happy to do so.


Ruth Adams

Sports Therapist

Ruth graduated with a BSC (Hons) in Sports Therapy, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Since qualifying at University over 10 years ago, she has gained extensive experience in practical rehabilitation and hands on manual therapy. Working with a diverse clientele, from professional athletes, keen amateurs, Pilates enthusiasts and those seeking improvement to daily mobility.

Initial experience in professional sports clubs quickly progressed to gym based roles specialising in one-to-one rehabilitation and performance optimisation, for both sport and daily living and more recently working with a growing number of both sport and performance based individuals.

Drawing on her background and passion for sports-based activities and coaching, Ruth’s Sports Massage Therapy service provides a hands-on tool to help relieve tight, over worked muscles causing discomfort from repetitive movement from sources both sporting and occupational.

Her well rounded knowledge can also provide accessory advice to aid in rebalancing the body and working towards reducing pain long term.


Xenna Hughes

Sports Therapist

Xenna has a degree in Sport, Physical Exercise & Coaching and is an ITEC Level 3 qualified sports massage therapist. She is focused on using sports massage to help clients’ recovery, maintenance, and event preparation. Whether you work within an office environment or sports setting, Xenna provides soft and deep tissue techniques in the pursuit of the best possible results.

Away from the workplace Xenna is an international hockey player, who understands first hand the benefits sports massage can have on athletic performance. Having suffered a high grade II tear a matter of weeks before competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Gamesa few years ago she experienced the importance of effective physiotherapy and sports massage in acute injury recovery. Having recently received her 100th Senior Cap for her country, Xenna competed in both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships this summer.

Having grown up in Alderley Edge, Xenna has returned from London where she worked in one of Europe's top luxury gyms as a personal trainer and sports masseuse. She looks forward to working alongside Tim and the team at Alderley Chiropractic.


Yvette Inman



Sophie Donaldson


Sophie qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, with distinction, where she received awards for both Leadership and Graduate of the Year. Her interest in chiropractic began when she witnessed various family members gain huge benefit from chiropractic treatment, ranging from rugby injuries to chronic back pain. Seeing how chiropractic could help so many different people, from all walks of life, ultimately led Sophie to pursuing a career as a chiropractor.

Whilst studying at university Sophie was a very active member of the student community and displayed her excellent leadership qualities. As well as being President of the Chiropractic Student Society, Sophie was a committed course representative and a dedicated member of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, travelling to South Africa, Australia, and Denmark to represent the university. Alongside her studies, she played netball for the university team, moving towards umpiring in recent years.

She also enjoys following rugby whenever she can. Sophie enjoys treating a range of patients and conditions, with a special interest in the treatment of athletes and sporting injuries. She uses a variety of techniques during treatments to reach the best possible outcome for her patients, and she is eager to add more skills to her toolbox through additional studies. Through her thorough approach to treatment, Sophie aims to reduce pain and return patients to optimal function, as well as preventing the recurrence of injuries. She believes this, as well as encouraging patients to take an active role in their recovery, is vital to maintaining both physical and mental health.

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