Meet the Team

All Chiropractors at Highfield are members of the British Chiropractic Association, The Royal College of Chiropractors and registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

Andrew Oliver

BSc (Hons) MSc DC MRCC
Principal Chiropractor

Andy was originally from Dorset, where he had a successful career in the financial services industry, and it was here that he met his wife Louise in 1988.

Over a number of years, Andy developed a growing interest in Chiropractic while living in Bournemouth, the home of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and the heartland of Chiropractic in the UK.  He saw how many of his friends and close family had been helped by chiropractic treatment and also had a friend who was already studying to become a chiropractor.  

This led to making the major decision for Andy to have a complete career change, giving up his job and selling their home, and retraining for 5 years to become a chiropractor.

This took him to the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic to study, from where he graduated in 2000 with a first class honours Masters degree in Chiropractic. He was also presented with the Holm Award, which is given annually to the most holistic graduate. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2002.

After graduating Andy and Louise relocated to Derby to work at Highfield Chiropractic Clinic and took over the practice two years later.

During his time in practice, he has developed a keen interest in spinal rehabilitation and has attended many conferences and seminars held by world-renowned specialists in this field. From his interest in sport, Andy has furthered his knowledge in the treatment of sports injuries, particularly golf and running related, of which he has personal knowledge and expertise. He also enjoys treating problems associated with poor posture and office work, as well as caring for the elderly and those with specific health requirements.

In 2010 he furthered his skills and qualified in the technique of myofascial dry needling (a form of western/medical acupuncture).

Andy is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys countryside walks in the Peak District with his wife, running and keeping fit, scuba diving, playing the odd game of golf and has a passion for travel, cooking, eating and good wine.

Ian E Foster

BSc (Hons) MSC DC LRCC
Chiropractor

Ian grew up in South West London, where he developed a keen interest in sports and outdoor activities. Originally trained as an audio-visual aids technician, and later a successful career in information technology, he chose to retrain as a chiropractor following a spinal injury.

He relocated to Bournemouth to study for five years at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, where he graduated in 2003 with a first class honours Masters degree in Chiropractic, awards for his dissertation and patients seen as an intern. Later that year Ian joined Highfield Chiropractic Clinic and obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004.

During his studies, he developed a keen interest in the rehabilitation of injuries ranging from acute to chronic, sports-related to those encountered by most of us in normal daily life. He was particularly privileged to work with patients affected by strokes, using techniques designed to challenge and improve their physical abilities. He is also trained in myofascial dry needling (a form of western/medical acupuncture) and sports injury taping.

He has a personal and professional interest in osteoporosis, dizziness (particularly BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), disc and spinal injuries, sports-related injuries, ergonomics and spinal rehabilitation and has worked with world-class athletes, amputees, those with underlying/medical complications, caring for paediatrics to the elderly.

He has published work in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, been involved with charities including the National Osteoporosis Society, is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Ian has a wide-ranging mix of interests, including sports (particularly running, cycling, weight training, archery, climbing, rowing and scuba diving), academia, the arts and culture, gardening, walking over hill and through valley, …but most of all spending time with his wife Lucy and dog Elke.

Louise Oliver

IIHHT, ITEC, Level 3 Pilates Instructor, REPs
Clinic Principal and Practice Manager

Originally from Bournemouth in Dorset, Louise trained as a dancer until the age of 19. She had hoped to dance professionally, however due to an injury, she was unable to pursue this dream. Subsequently she went on to have a successful career in banking and financial services, where she met her husband Andy.

After a number of years working together, they made the major decision for Andy to take a different career path to pursue his growing interest in Chiropractic. Louise carried on working to support him during this period, over what seemed a long 5 years. She also used this time, to study for an ITEC Diploma in Massage and qualified in 1999 as a massage therapist, specialising in remedial/sports massage.

Due to her many years of intensive dance training, Louise suffered with a lower back condition. As well as undergoing Chiropractic treatment, she attended a course in spinal rehabilitation at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. Following this, she developed a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation. This, together with her dance experience led her to take this further. She has since undertaken training with several leading figures in rehabilitation including Prof. Stuart McGill and Craig Liebenson, DC.

When Louise and Andy took over Highfield Chiropractic Clinic in 2002, she took on the role of Practice Manager, as well as spinal rehabilitation trainer and sports massage therapist.

She qualified as an advanced Level 3 Pilates instructor in 2012 and is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and runs regular group pilates classes in Derby as well as small group and 1:1 Pilates classes at Highfield Chiropractic Clinic in a dedicated Pilates studio.

Combining her massage qualifications and her passion for Pilates, has allowed her to help others feel the benefits of Pilates and Sports Massage in achieving optimum health.

In her spare time she enjoys running, weight training and fitness and walks in the countryside. She enjoys interior design and loves cooking and baking and enjoys the odd glass of good wine and the occasional G&T!!