Julien Barker 


Julien Barker B.Sc. (Hons) DC MMCA MCA

Like many graduates of the McTimoney Chiropractic college, my first experience of Chiropractic was as a patient.  

Aged 17 I hit a parked car on my push bike and went through the back windscreen.  A bit of a stiff neck became a serious problem several years later, severely affecting my shoulder and sleep.

At the age of 19, I was being advised that I would need to take painkillers for the rest of my life. My mum suggested a Chiropractor (Chiro what?). Three sessions later and the problem was resolved. To date, it still hasn't returned.  Of course there have been a few injuries since then but Chiropractic is always my first choice for treatment and is the key to a speedy recovery. I'm still a maintenance patient myself every 3 months!

I graduated with B.Sc Hons degree in Applied Biology from Bath University in 1992.  After a few years working in a hard science environment as a microbiologist, I trained as a Chiropractor.  After 4 years of training I graduated and began my career in May 2000 at the Rose & Crown clinic in South Molton.  

After ten good years, I decided it was time to fly solo and set up my own clinic at 11 South Street.  

Whilst holding true to the principals of McTimoney Chiropractic, I mostly use Activator Chiropractic methods these days. I am one of only forty Advanced Proficiency rated Activator practitioners in the UK and, to date, the only one in Devon. I also integrate Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) as well as Dry Needling.  I am proud to say that the bulk of my referrals come from personal recommendation.

Simply put, once the patient's problem is diagnosed, I use a variety of skills to create a bespoke treatment  which will fit their individual healthcare needs.

When I'm not busy doing this, I live on a smallholding with my wife Claire and our two beautiful daughters.  I love surfing, mostly on my longboard at Saunton Sands.