About Us

chiropractor Phil assessing neck

Active Care Chiropractic, York – helping the people of Yorkshire and beyond to get moving and keep active since 2008.

At Active Care Chiropractic we treat patients suffering from a wide range of complaints – not just back problems – but all over the body.

Sometimes even people we’ve been treating for many years don’t realise the variety of problems we can help with.

If you’re not sure whether chiropractic is right for you please call us and ask.

The Clinic

Active Care Chiropractic was established in York in 2008 and moved to it’s present location, 238 Melrosegate in 2015.

The clinic at 238 Melrosegate is welcoming and comfortable and will help you to feel more relaxed about your appointment.

We take pride in offering people a range of ways to help them be as active and healthy as possible.

Chiropractic is best known for manipulation of the spine but we firmly believe there are many more ways to help the body.

You can see some of the varied and specialist techniques we use on our Specialist Techniques page

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Our Chiropractors

Chiropractor Philip Baines started Active Care Chiropractic in 2008.

York chiropractor Phil with his son and daughter at Oliver's mount Scarborough

Phil Graduated from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2002 and has been in continuous practice since.

Throughout the years Phil has travelled all over the world to discover the best ways to help people. You can see some of these on our Specialist Techniques page

Phil was fortunate to be part of the Core Medical Team in the Athlete’s Village for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. An experience he will never forget.

He was also invited to work at the Olympics in Rio 2016 but decided he couldn’t leave the clinic and the people of York for that long!

Although Phil has a lifelong passion for sports and sports chiropractic his desire is not just to help those who are already active but to help those who want to become active again.  

The newest member of the Active Care Chiropractic Team is Tristan.
tristan outside clinic

Originally from York, Tristan graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic from the AECC University College in Bournemouth with a First Class degree.

He enjoys leading an active lifestyle and has always taken pleasure in playing sport, specifically rugby and tennis, representing his university rugby team.
Tristan has an interest in the biomechanics and rehabilitation of all injuries as well as injury prevention for people from all aspects of life to help them to be as active as possible.
(the observant may have spotted Phil in the window!!!)

Our Office Manager

Vicky is our superstar practice manager and is always happy to help in any way she can.

vicky outside the clinic

Vicky keeps everything running in the clinic and is always on hand with a friendly smile and a comforting word. Our patients are finding this more important than ever during these uncertain times.

Front of House

michael front of house

Michael is a videographer and is the owner and founder of North Core Creative. Although his true passion lies in creating video for business’s he has agreed to help us out in the clinic as we navigate these strange and challenging times. He is also in the process of creating a series of videos to allow the clinic to help more people. If you would like to speak to Michael about the clinic or video for your business call the clinic or have a look at North Core Creative.