Meet The Team

Eugene Pearce

Eugene PearceEugene is an ex semi-professional Rugby League Player. His parents are both Physiotherapists. Wanting to do something different to them he started a short career in IT which he quickly realised was not for him. He decided to become a Chiropractor having seen how effective this was in treating bad backs. Eugene Graduated from the AECC in 1993 and worked for a short period with Valerie in the film industry as a Chiropractor. After being sat gridlocked on the M25 travelling to Pinewood Studios he realised living in London was not for him, and moved to Inverness. Eugene now enjoys attempting to Kitesurf and Surf (badly), and working on his small-holding. He has a special interest in lower limb injuries, gait problems and functional foot orthoses. Eugene practices traditional chiropractic techniques combined with exercise, and is proficient in the use of the various electrical modalities (Ultrasound / Interferential / Shockwave / Electro-Acupuncture). Eugene specialises in Gait analysis and Orthotic prescription. He doesn't use dry needling as he is squeamish with needles!!


Valerie Pearce

Valerie PearceValerie graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1993. She became interested in Chiropractic during her final year at School in Aberdeen. She has a particular interest in the management of the unsettled baby and in hypermobility syndrome. Her interests are scuba diving, (but only in warm water) and gardening. Living in the Highlands, Valerie has become an accidental crofter, and now has ducks, hens, pigs, cats and dogs to look after as well as garden. She practices traditional chiropractic techniques combined with exercise, myofascial dry needling and is proficient in the use of the various electrical modalities (Ultrasound / Interferential / Shockwave / Electro-Acupuncture).


Alison Button

Alison ButtonAlison graduated in 1991 from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic. She has worked for the Highland Chiropractic Clinic for over 10 years with sabbaticals to work in the Caribbean in St Maatrin as a Chiropractor. Alison is a frustrated sailor with itchy feet who loves boats and travelling. She aspires to one day aspires to have a boat of her own. She has a very keen interest in Yoga. She practices traditional chiropractic techniques combined with exercise, myofascial dry needling and is proficient in the use of the various electrical modalities (Ultrasound / Interferential / Shockwave / Electro-Acupuncture).


Lars Ola Tostie

Lars Ola TostieLars graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 2005. He studied Chiropractic after first studying Astrophysics. Whilst maintaining an interest in Sci-Fi and all things Star Wars the dry nature of Astrophysics and the lack interpersonal contact was not for him. He worked in the UK for a few years before moving back to his native Norway to practice. In Norway Chiropractors are the primary contact physicians for musculoskeletal care in Norway's national health scheme. They can refer direct for X-Rays, C-T Scans, MRI's and blood tests and are fully integrated into the healthcare system. A situation that he misses now practicing in Scotland. Lars has a keen interest in Mixed Martial Arts and rehabilitation. He practices traditional chiropractic techniques combined with exercise, myofascial dry needling and is proficient in the use of the various electrical modalities (Ultrasound / Interferential / Shockwave / Electro-Acupuncture).


Barbara Hummel MCSP - Physio First

Barbara Hummel Barbara practices as a Holistic Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience in physiotherapy and complementary medicine. She places great emphasis on teaching clients how to improve their function and quality of life through active self-help regimes.

Barbara has worked in Orthopaedic Hospitals, Rehab Centres and Sports Injury Clinics, and is currently mainly contracted to provide musculoskeletal physiotherapy for occupational health by three of the larger employers in the Highlands.

Every patient undergoes a detailed assessment and is provided individualised treatment plan which forms the basis for a rehabilitation program. Barbara typically combines traditional Physiotherapy and manual therapy techniques with Acupuncture, Reflex Therapy and Yoga.

Barbara is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council as Chartered Physiotherapist and also holds certificates to teach Yoga and Manual Handling.