The Chiropractic Team

Gregg Pugh

Gregg Pugh

Doctor of Chiropractic - BSc (Hons) Chiro, DC, MCC

Gregg is the owner and clinical director of Ridgeway Chiropractic Clinic and has been working in Newport since 2007. Gregg is passionate about chiropractic and thrives treating challenging cases using a range of modalities and techniques including: diversified, sacro-occipital technique, advanced medical acupuncture/dry needling, strapping and kinesio-taping to name a few.

Whilst studying at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Gregg conducted 2 years of extensive research into the effects of exercise in treating chronic lower back pain. This research has aided him to make bespoke rehabilitation plans for each patient to support their outcome goals and to maintain treatment benefits. To help improve his patients’ results and recovery times Gregg also stays up-to-date with the latest research and guidelines.

As well as working at the clinic, Gregg has enjoyed his role as a Clinical Supervisor at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, helping the training and development of forth year chiropractic students.

As a keen sports man himself Gregg has a specific interest and experience treating sport related injuries and is currently treating a number of club, Commonwealth and Olympic standard athletes at the Newport practice.

Luis Tobenas

Luis Tobenas

Doctor of Chiropractic - M.Chiro, DC, MRCC

Born in Cardiff, Luis’ interest in Chiropractic began from a young age when he suffered an injury playing rugby. Luis sought the help of a chiropractor, who helped him return to playing within a few weeks.

Luis graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractics with a Masters in chiropractic.
Having played rugby from the age of 5, Luis has a specific interest in sports chiropractic and he understands the importance of returning players back to the field at full fitness. Though sports are his passion, he also has a great amount of experience in treating other neuromusculoskeletal problems in a wide variety of different patients.

Luis has furthered his knowledge and skills with the field by completing courses in kinesiology taping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation techniques (IASTM). Luis is also a keen traveler and has recently returned from a 7 week trip exploring Europe and 3 weeks spent in the United States.

He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is an active member of the British Chiropractic Association.

Lora Roberts

Lora Roberts

Doctor of Chiropractic - M. Chiro, DC, MRCC

Lora graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with distinction. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.

Lora‘s enthusiasm to join this profession began when receiving treatment from a chiropractor after the advice of her coach. Having represented Wales in athletics the intensity of her training regime led her to struggle with a lower back issue. The positive outcome of her treatment forged Lora’s desire to help others.

Lora has a keen interest in sports related injuries as she has been an athlete all her life. However she thoroughly enjoys working with patients of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Lora has more recently found herself with a passion for rugby, she currently represents Llandaff North RFC in the Women’s Premier Division, she loves the intensity and dedication of the sport.

In addition to her Master’s degree, Lora has undertaken training in kinesiology taping and medical acupuncture which compliments Chiropractic treatment.

David Thomas

David Thomas

Doctor of Chiropractic - M.Chiro, DC, MRCC

David is a graduate from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and is a registered member of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and European Chiropractic Council (ECU). David is enthusiastic and passionate about treating patients and uses his chiropractic skills as well as dry needling in his treatments.
David first became aware of chiropractic after receiving treatment for a football injury which had previously failed to improve. After experiencing the benefits first hand he decided to pursue a new career in chiropractic. David has continued his passion for sport and now treats patients from amateur to professional level athletes as well as his general practice.

Owen Patten

Owen Patten

Doctor of Chiropractic - M. Chiro, DC, LRCC

Born and raised in Cardiff, Owen first learned about chiropractic at age 12, after accompanying his father to a chiropractic appointment. Owen was amazed at the intricate level of anatomical knowledge the chiropractor held and how he applied it in helping his father recover from a work related injury.

After 4 years of study, he graduated with a First Class Honours Master of Chiropractic degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.

Owen has a deep interest in the functional management of his patients and he believes that fixing the cause of the pain and not just treating the symptoms is the key to a healthy and happy patient.

Since graduating Owen has furthered his training by becoming qualified in the use of kinesiology tape and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation.

In his spare time Owen enjoys training in the gym and playing football. He is also a keen musician playing guitar and drums whenever he can. He also loves walking with his golden labrador, Django.

Jill Pugh

Jill Pugh

Clinic Manager