Meet The Chiropractic Team

Our Chiropractors

Here at the Barnstaple Chiropractic & Complementary Health Centre, you can feel assured that you’re always in very safe hands. Our highly experienced Chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and are members of the British Chiropractic Association.

Sharon Read-Jones
BSc (Chiro) DC MRCC

Clinic Director and Lead Chiropractor

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

Sharon received her Chiropractic degree from the world renowned AECC University College in Bournemouth, graduating in 1992; she has now been practising for over 30 years. Sharon is a trainer for new graduates and has been one of the organisers of the post graduate training programme for Chiropractors in the South West of England.

Sharon has worked in several Private Clinics and Medical Centres throughout the South of England very often in multidisciplinary teams, working closely with doctors and other medical professionals. She opened her own clinic at Litchdon Medical Centre in Barnstaple in January 1999, moving to its current location in Sticklepath in March 2008, she also opened her clinic in Holsworthy Medical Centre in 2015.

Sharon likes to spend her spare time with her family, walking her cockerpoo puppies, Peaches and Elsie and taking part in various sporting activities. She is a keen tennis player, runner, and cyclist, she also loves to ski, and likes to relax with a good book, when the puppies allow her to!

Area Of Expertise

Sharon is passionate about musculoskeletal medicine and likes to ensure that her patients receive the treatment that’s right for them, delivering safe, high quality, holistic, evidence-based, and individual care. She treats a wide variety of people from sportsmen and women, pre and post-natal care, babies and seniors, her youngest being newborn and her oldest patient being 98 years old.

Over her career she has treated patients ranging from elite athletes involved in competitions such as the Commonwealth Games to Royalty and Actors from Film, Television, and Stage.

Sharon treats musculoskeletal injuries using various therapies including spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapies like massage, dry needling (medical acupuncture), ultrasound, sports rehabilitation and general rehabilitation exercises and a variety of techniques, as required.

Sharon regularly attends seminars and loves to continue to update her knowledge, she can very often be found listening to Chiropractic and Physiotherapy podcasts, she has undertaken many courses over the 30 years she has been practicing, to include but not limited to:-

Phlebotomy (The taking of Blood by Venepuncture for medical analysis), Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture), Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Cranial Work, Kinesiotaping, Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR), Advanced Electrotherapy, Gait Analysis, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM).

Sharon has a particular interest in conditions of the feet and how they affect overall posture and biomechanics. This is of particular importance to athletes and people who spend a lot of time on their feet, prescribing custom made orthotics where necessary. She uses a system called Gait Scan, which is a computerised Gait Plate that scans the feet whilst you walk and produces highly accurate and very slim Orthotics, which are easy to wear and have a lifetime guarantee. (See here for more information on Orthotics).


Stephen Masters
Bsc (Chiro) DC MRCC (Orthopaedics) PG DIP (Clinical Chiropractic)


Stephen Masters is a Doctor of Chiropractic BSc (Chiro) MRCC (Orthopaedics) PG DIP (Clinical Chiropractic).

Stephen, a born and bred Devonian, has been practising in Barnstaple since 1992. He qualified at AECC University College after a 4 year full time course.
He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a specialist member of the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Stephen’s Post Graduate Diploma is in the area of rehabilitation of chronic or recurrent spinal complaints, combining manipulation of the spine with specific exercise to regain strength, often lost by prolonged inactivity as a result of pain, or by compensating for painful movements.

Stephen is recognised by most Insurance companies including BUPA and PPP, although as some policies vary it is wise to clarify the exact requirements before commencing treatment.

Mike Belcher
BA MSC (Chiro) DC

Associate Chiropractor

Mike graduated in 2016, with Merit, from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and opened his own successful clinic in Bridgend, south Wales. Mike is married and has two sons, the family made the decision to return to Devon as his wife, a born and bred Devonian, was raised in Torrington, where he and his family now live.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys tinkering with his old Land Rover Discovery, which is 20 years young, and still going strong! In his early 20’s, Mike was a keen weightlifter and regularly attended the gym, something he has recently returned to.

Area Of Expertise

Mike loves to learn and since graduation has undertaken several courses on various subjects and with a variety of techniques, this benefits his patients and keeps his knowledge current. 

Mike employs a wide range of techniques in his daily practice, whilst working in Wales, he saw a wide variety of people and conditions and spent a lot of his time successfully treating horse riders, younger patients from babies to teenagers and rugby players, allowing them to continue their daily life and sports without pain and discomfort.

Mike Belcher

Barnstaple Clinic

Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2DB

Holsworthy Clinic

Holsworthy Medical Centre, Dobles Lane, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6GH

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to book your appointment then get in touch!

Tel: 01271 376776