Larisa Bogle MChiro, MMCA
Chiropractor and Clinic Director
Larisa has always been interested in health and fitness. She is a qualified exercise to music instructor and British amateur weightlifting Association (BAWLA) instructor. She is a keen runner and enjoys undertaking different forms of sport to include cv work, core, flexibility, and strength training.
After injuring herself Larisa sought help from a chiropractor and was inspired to study and become a chiropractor herself. In her first year of the MChiro she undertook a qualification as a sports and remedial massage therapist and then went on to qualify as an Emmett Practitioner and Dorn Method therapist.
Following completion of her sports therapy qualification she set up her sports therapy practice in 2011 ReActive Sports Massage working with sports and non-sports persons, she has helped patients with specific injuries as well as those who simply use sports massage for stress relief and relaxation.
With an established sports therapy business Larisa went on the graduate from McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2017 and re-established her practice - Tender Leaf Clinic incorporating Tender Leaf Chiropractic and ReActive Sports Massage. Larisa is the lead chiropractor and clinical director at Tender Leaf Clinic. She is also a practical tutor at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon where she assists students achieve their career goals of becoming a chiropractor.
Larisa is passionate about chiropractic care and serving her community. Her goal is to help her patients live a full and pain-free life, functioning to the best of their ability and to help create generations of chiropractors.
She believes that chiropractic care is essential for everyone, for performance, for wellness and for life.
Chris Raby MChiro, MMCA
Chris has always had a fascination with the workings of the body and also the mind.
Having trained as a psychotherapist along side his ‘day job’ in electronics he realised that the mind and body work in close harmony with the nervous system and were intrinsically linked. This link stimulated an interest in chiropractic which uses specific, targeted adjustments that contribute to the nervous system functioning at optimum levels, easing pain and dysfunction.
To further his knowledge and understanding Chris decided to train as a sports massage therapist and then as a chiropractor at McTimoney College of Chiropractic.
Chris uses his knowledge to help his patients reduce pain levels and bring the body to optimum levels of function.
Chris is also passionate about helping animals and is looking to further his training to include chiropractic for animals in the not too distant future.
Amarvir Munger, Sports Massage Therapist
Amarvir has been a keen gym enthusiast for the past 5 years. Spending several hours a week in the gym, his passion lies mainly in strength training and building muscle, along with the weekly sessions of 5 a side football.
Following treatment from Larisa for a chronic shoulder injury, he saw the benefits of massage. This coupled with his interest in anatomy of the body quickly lead him to explore a career looking into deep tissue correction and become a qualified sports massage therapist.
Amarvir focuses on releasing muscle tension from the body, to alleviate pain, increase mobility and improve function.
With a keen interest now to further his knowledge and skills to help more people, Amarvir has embarking upon a 5 year study programme, the Integrated Masters of Chiropractic at McTimoney College of Chiropractic and hopes to graduate in 2025!