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Meet the Family Chiropractic Team

Belinda Ambrose BSc, MChiro, Bsc (Hons) LicAc – Chiropractor

Belinda Ambrose Hexham Chiropractor

Dr. Belinda Ambrose (Chiropractor)

Belinda has had an interesting and varied upbringing, starting in Australia until the age of three. Her family then emigrated to Africa where they worked and lived for a number of years namely in countries, Mozambique, Rhodesia and Sudan. Eventually the family moved to the UK and were based there for around six years.

Belinda’s parents had a second base in the Middle East (Syria) where her father worked. Belinda and her brother Wayne attended boarding school in the UK and traveled regularly to Syria in the holidays. Eventually, the family moved back to the Central Coast in Australia where Belinda finished high school. Later Belinda graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney in 1993 with a Master of Chiropractic after completing a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy major) in 1991 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Belinda later obtained a third degree (Bachelor of Science with 1st Honours) from Portsmouth University, UK in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2005. She has practised both in Australia and the UK, eventually setting up Ambrose Chiropractic in 1998 in Ashford, Kent, and later Family Chiropractic in 2008, in Hexham, Northumberland. Read more…

Belinda is a member of the United Chiropractic Association, a member of the College of Chiropractors, registered with the General Chiropractic Council, and also currently licensed to practise in Australia. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) and ICA Council on Chiropractic Paediatrics. Belinda is also a Provisional Registration Trainer which allows her to act as mentor for new chiropractic graduates.

Belinda’s hobbies and passions in life include her family, travel, water sports and skiing. Her greatest physical achievements (aside from having her babies!) was to trek the Inca Trail up to Machu Pichu in South America, climb Mt Kilimanjaro (the highest peak) in Africa, and trek to base camp Mt Everest.


Mr Charles Waddell TD LLB (Hons) – Office Manager

Mr Charles Waddell TD LLB (Hons) - Office Manager

Mr Charles Waddell TD LLB (Hons) – Office Manager

Charles is a criminal defense lawyer by profession. He has taken a sabbatical from the law to act as office manager to assist in setting up of the practice. He has been involved in a number of projects over the years including running an art business, a coffee-bar restaurant, barn conversions and a timber business before ending up working in criminal defence.

He was for many years involved with the Army as an officer in the Royal Engineers (V) where he commanded an Air Support Regiment (V) at RAF Leuchars on the east coast of Scotland. He has been lucky enough to travel to numerous locations such as Kenya, Gibraltar, America, Germany, Holland, Tibet and four trips to his favourite island in the mid Atlantic – Ascension.

He is a keen cyclist and enjoys swimming and sailing.


Lucy Norton-Ellison – Chiropractic Assistant

Lucy Norton - Chiropractic Assistant

Lucy Norton – Chiropractic Assistant

Lucy has been working at Family Chiropractic since December 2008 and has been a valuable asset to the practice with her bubbly nature and cheery smile. When Lucy’s not at work or spending time with her family and friends, she is a keen dancer and spends most of her spare time listening to music and watching films. Having just got married to Mark and bought a new house together Lucy has discovered a keen interest in interior design and DIY.