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Philippa Oakley Chiropractor chiropractic hampshire havant emsworth chichester portsmouthPhilippa Oakley (Doctor of Chiropractic)

DC MChiro PgCert MRCC (Pain) LRCC
Principal Chiropractor and Clinical Director of Acorn Health.

Philippa graduated with a Master of Chiropractic degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2012.  At her graduation, she was awarded the Royal College of Chiropractor’s sponsored prize for “Best Research Project”.
After graduating, Philippa studied for and achieved a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development in Chiropractic, and was subsequently the recipient of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s 2012/2013 Heale Award for “Outstanding Post-Graduate Training candidate”.

Prior to establishing Acorn Health in 2014, she worked at a range of clinics across Hampshire and West Sussex, and gained experience treating patients within an NHS “Any Qualified Provider” contract.She has worked with a range of athletes including professional polo and tennis players, and Great Britain Paralympic hopefuls. Philippa has special clinical interests in both paediatrics and chronic pain patients. She is currently studying for a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching which will allow her to you identify and achieve your healthcare goals, whatever they may be.


  • Recipient of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s “Best Research Project”, 2012
  • Royal College of Chiropractor’s Heale Award Recipient for “Outstanding Post-Graduate Training Candidate”, 2012/2013
  • Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s Pain Faculty
  • Member of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s Pregnancy and Paediatric Faculty

Philippa is fully registered and insured with the General Chiropractic Council. She is also a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors.

When not in clinic, you’ll find Philippa getting muddy on the South Downs with her wife and two sausage dogs.

Connect with Philippa on LinkedIn here.

Philippa’s Publications

Research papers and publications from Philippa Oakley (Née McKernan)

McKernan, P., Field, J., McCarthy, P. & Newell, D. (2014) Preliminary Qualitative Investigation Into Issues Surrounding Lone Working in Manual Therapists. Royal College of Chiropractors AGM 2014, London

Field, J., Newell, D. & McKernan, P. (2014) Comparative Service Evaluation of Patients Presenting for Chiropractic / Osteopathic Care Privately with those Referred for Care Via the NHS: Back2Health partnership. Royal College of Chiropractors AGM 2014, London.

McKernan, P., Field, J., & McCarthy, P.W. (2012) Does the Credibility of the Explained Treatment and the Expectancy of Success Held by Patients Presenting with Low Back Pain Influence Changes in Fear Avoidance Beliefs, Catastrophisation and Pain Related Self-Efficacy Following an Initial Consultation with a Chiropractor?, Clinical Chiropractic. 15 (3).  Science Direct


Rhiannon Oakley clinic manager Philippa chiropractic chiropractor emsworth hampshire havant

Rhiannon Oakley
Clinic Manager

Rhiannon provides invaluable support in the day-to-day running of the clinic, to ensure we continue to deliver the very best care and service to you.

In addition to her extensive work in marketing, PR and business development, Rhiannon is currently studying for a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching.

Connect with Rhiannon on LinkedIn here.

JReceptionist clinic chiropractic chiropractor emsworth hampshire havant portsmouth chichester Philippa Oakley mckernanoan Smith

Joan relocated to Hampshire just over two years ago initially working as a Chartered Legal Executive for a firm of solicitors in Portsmouth.  She has recently retired from legal practice in order to spend more time with family and to have an opportunity to explore the local area.

Joan is married to Roger and between them they have five grown up children, three grandchildren and a young Tibetan Terrier.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking the dog and traveling abroad whenever possible.

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Opening Times

Monday 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday 9 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday 9 AM -7 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM

Contact info

01243 379693
2 Palmers Road, Emsworth,
Hampshire, PO10 7DL