Some recent Patient feedback

I was recommended to Steve Shackleton as I had a number of symptoms that i had endured for years that my GP did not feel were of significance and I was advised they were classified ‘as a sign of getting older’ (even at aged 46). I had lost a considerable amount of my hair, I had digestive problems resulting in daily bloating, I was having painful headaches most days and I was consumed with anxiety.  Steve has worked methodically and sympathetically to find natural remedies for all my symptoms along with supporting my mental health.  After 6 months of advice from Steve, I have the best digestive system I have had for decades, I feel so much more positive in myself and I no longer need to reach for the Paracetamol.  I highly recommend Steve as a thorough, caring and personable professional.

Mrs S Smith, Sidmouth

I have fibromyalgia and primarily went to see Steve because of the issues i was having sleeping.  I would sleep for 1-2 hours then be awake for 5 before sleeping for about 2 again.  During the day i was exhausted too tired to function properly.  Four days after seeing Steve my sleep pattern was sorted.  I had also noticed other changes.  I was in little pain and had much more energy.  I was taking 2 prescription painkillers.  I have stopped taking ehse now thanks to Steve.  I would recommend him to anyone having health issues.

CP, Sidmouth

I felt very stiff in the mornings as if my back was locked up in some way and it was painful getting out of bed and straightening up. The treatment I have had from Joseph has been most effective.  He has managed to loosen up my back and I am able in the mornings especially to move my torso and change my posture far more freely.  I am now on a level of recovery gain of about 40-50 per cent from what I was, and I can’t speak too highly of the skill and manipulation which has been so beneficial.  I hope to improve on this by the exercise regime I have been given.

CB, Sidmouth

Just to inform you of the good service I received from you (Chiropractor Joe Arkle). After going to other chiropractors, you were the only one that gave me good treatment which I have benefited from.  I will certainly inform others about your good treatment.

JM, Sidmouth

I am 76 years old and have arthritis in my hips, knees, back and fingers.  I first met Joseph Arkle in September 2015.  I was unable to lift my arms above shoulder height.  Joseph organised a scan to check what damage I had done.  He treated me weekly until I could lift my arms above my head pain free.  I then had monthly maintenance treatment.  During September 2016 I had a very painful trapped nerve in my shoulder – pain right down my arm.  Three visits with massage, manipulation and acupuncture cleared the pain.  I was able to move my arm normally.  I will continue to see to see Joseph monthly for maintenance.  He keeps me moving!  Joseph takes a considered and careful approach to treatment.  He has a relaxed manner and is very caring.  I would recommend visiting Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre for assessment and treatment.

MS, Sidmouth

My intestinal issues were so chronic that i couldn’t leave the house.  Steve not only helped me to heal but instilled the confidence in me to go out again.  He’s very caring and knowledgeable.  I am forever grateful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MR, Devon

For years i struggled with low energy and my whole body ached.  Steve helped me with my diet and identified foods that were no good for me.  My energy changed drastically and i found a new zest for life, my aches are nothing like they used to be and i’m still improving.  Absolutely brilliant.  Kinesiology is amazing.  Steve is amazing!

SC, Surrey

Before I started seeing Sue Moore, I was in considerable discomfort with extreme back pains.  Sue designed a program of exercise and recommended a different seat and desk for me.  In combination with regular treatment at Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre I am now in much less back pain.  This has been a life changer!  I can recommend the services most highly.

MB, Sidmouth

Following a bad bout of food poisoning I have had severe IBS for many years (since age 17).  I’ve tried numerous things with little effect and was recommended to see the Nutritional Therapist at the Centre by a friend.  I really enjoyed the consultation, it was great to be listened to and believed, and for someone to reassure me it could and would improve.  I noticed a big difference in symptoms within days of starting the recommended treatment and am able to manage my symptoms easily through diet when they do flare up, which these days is rare.  I am more relaxed and sociable now and am so grateful for the help with a problem that nobody in 25 years could help me with.

SY, Cullompton

My son was suffering from chronic growing pains in his legs, causing him to wake in the night screaming.  The consultation process was professional and thorough and extremely impressive.  He was diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency and I was recommended to purchase tablets for him to take.  Within weeks of starting to take these tablets, the pains disappeared.  I highly recommend a visit to this clinic.  The change in my son was astounding.

JL, Budleigh

Everyone in our family calls him (Steve) “Magic Hands!”

AD, Devon





I first attended Sidmouth Chiropractic Clinic several years ago with lower back pain which kept me awake at night as well as affecting my mobility.  My treatment and recommended exercises made such a difference and I no longer have the problem.  In recent years as a carer for my husband, pushing a wheelchair and awkward lifting etc, puts a strain on my neck and shoulders.  I am most grateful to Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre for the continuing care and treatment to relieve this discomfort.

PR, Sidmouth

I had had problems with my lower back for years as a result of an incident in the 1970’s.  I had used tablets when needed but after/during a bad flare up, decided to try Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre and saw Sue Moore.  I have found the treatment received and advice given very effective and now rarely resort to tablets.  I have also received treatment for neck problems caused by osteoarthritis and since going to regular appointments every 2 months, have not had any bad flare ups.

AR, Sidmouth

I came to Joe with what was turning into a perennial and rather enervating pain in my left shoulder area.  I received throughout solicitous, sensitive and highly personable treatment from an outstanding professional.  His diagnosis and treatment have been second-to-none.  My condition has improved tremendously – my flexibility has been largely restored and I am pain-free.  I return to Joe with confidence for periodic ‘maintenance’ treatments.  I am glad our paths crossed!

Dr David Selby, Sustainability Frontiers

After spending two years with back pain, I eventually found Susan Moore who has worked miracles for me.  I am now cured.  Thank you, Sue.

MR, Sidmouth





I have suffered from chronic health problems which the NHS was unable to diagnose for over 10 months.  After having one appointment, Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre finally diagnosed what was wrong and since their treatment my health has slowly improved.  Seeing the Nutritional Therapist, has helped my health improve again.  I would highly recommend you try it if you have had ongoing health problems.

PJ, Sidmouth

I have been going to Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre for 12 years.  They have always been professional, thorough and caring.  Without their treatment my neck, pelvic and associated muscular tightness would be hard to live with.  In short chiropractic treatment keeps me moving.

SK, Sidmouth

I have suffered from chronic health problems which the NHS was unable to diagnose for over 10 months.  After having one appointment, Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre finally diagnosed what was wrong and since their treatment my health has slowly improved.  Seeing the Nutritional Therapist, has helped my health improve again.  I would highly recommend you try it if you have had ongoing health problems.

PJ, Sidmouth

Due to a sport injury, my daughter was unable to put pressure on her heel and walked on her toes for 10 months due to the pain.  After approximately 3 months of regular chiropractic treatment with Joe, my daughter is able to put pressure on her whole foot, walk properly and is not in any pain.  Joe was dedicated and committed to helping my daughter on the way to recovery.

HM, Budleigh Salterton





I had been suffering long term for many years from severe migraines.  Medication I had been prescribed for pain relief and also for preventative purposes were having no effect.  I was also suffering stomach issues and bloatedness.  I received two consultations.  At the first I was diagnosed with a gut fungal infection and wheat and sugar intolerance, which was a surprise, along with a mineral deficiency.  I was advised a course of herbal tablets to resolve the issues with my stomach, along with advice on a change of diet.  Following a 3 month period, I received a second consultation to resolve the migraine issue.  I was found to have an additional deficiency and advised to take specific supplements.  The advice and treatment I have received is truly life altering.  I have gone from having between 2 and 5 migraines each month to one in 12 months!  Amazing!  Thank you so very much.

JL Budleigh Salterton

I had suffered from stomach pains and IBS for most of my adult life, however in recent years it had become debilitating.  I became very ill and when traditional medical routes failed to realise any improvement, was recommended to visit Sidmouth Chiropractic Centre.  Following only 2 consultations (during which a number of foodstuffs were identified as being problematic for me), I began to experience a significant improvement in my health, vitality and general wellbeing.  My stomach aches and pains are now a thing of the past and I am able to lead a normal existence.

RW, Sidmouth

Successful treatment by astute and intuitive diagnosis is often greatly helped by a patient being able to convey information that informs and assists that diagnosis.  For this to be possible it is essential that the patient needs to feel that he, or she, is contributing to a consultation that they perceive as non-judgemental and interested in the information that they are sharing.”  I am, therefore, very glad of the friendly, approachable and open minded way in which the Centre conducts their consultation discussions as both a starting point and later, intermediary points, in their iterative process of diagnosis and treatment.  Treatment at the Centre with Nutritional Medicine has, for me, been a key factor in enabling my progressive recovery from the symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

This was possible not only through the expertise in Nutritional Medicine that the Centre commands but by their application of it in a way that is mindful of the benefits of supportively complementary therapies, remedies and life style factors that together make a robust approach to holistic health and well-being.

Stephen Hardy, Dorchester

I started having chiropractic treatment a few months after having an accident in which I sustained a head injury.  I was only able to open my jaw 2mm and had to liquidise my food, I also had regular dizzy spells.  After having regular treatment with Joe over approx. 4 months, I am now able to open my jaw 50mm and the dizzy spells have completely stopped.  I do not need the recommended NHS operation.  Joe is calm and methodical in his approach.  He was happy for me to combine my treatment with craniosacral therapy.  I would highly recommend anyone who has a similar injury to see Joe.  Brilliant Joe.  Thank you!

HM, Budleigh