Anthony Lavin


Anthony Lavin created Freedom Spinal Health out of an eagerness to deliver high quality, natural health care to the community without the need for drugs and surgery. Anthony loves the simple of concept of improving spine and brain function improves  health.

After being introduced to Chiropractic as a teenager, seeking treatment for a sports injury, Anthony realised the power of Chiropractic and decided it was the path for him.  In 1996 he began his journey by studying at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth.

Anthony completed the five year Masters degree program at  AECC in 2001 and then moved to Manchester and was in private practice there until 2015. He and his family then relocated home , to Buncrana, and he opened Freedom Spinal Health.  

Being a sports fanatic Anthony was inevitably drawn to working with athletes and has worked with every type from the couch to 5k runner, to Olympics gold medallists and Tour de France winners. Part of the medical team for Everton from 2010-2015, he has also worked in professional cycling, as well as being consulted by  professional rugby league players, boxing world titlists, MMA fighters and not forgetting GAA intercounty footballers. Anthony has also been chiropractor for the WWE when they have been in the UK.

A life long learner, he continues to study new ways of treating the body so he can address more health issues and help improve the quality of life of even more people.  Having taken post graduate studies in Pregnancy and Paediatrics, Active Release Technique (ART), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) to name but a few, Anthony is currently enrolled on the Z-Health course, which studies that latest cutting edge neuroscience and techniques for improve athletic performance.

Married to Jen, a physiotherapist and pilates instructor, they have recently moved their family of 3 young children back home so they too can experience the freedom of growing up in Donegal.


Anthony completed the five year Masters degree program at  AECC in 2001 and then moved to Manchester and was in private practice there until 2015. He and his family then relocated home to Buncrana, opening Freedom Spinal Health. 

  • Bsc(Hons) Human Sciences (Chiropractic) – 2000 (AECC, UK)
  • MSc(Chiro) – Masters in Chiropractic- 2001 (AECC, UK)
  • DC – Doctor of Chiropractic – 2004
  • CCEP/CCSP- Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner – 2005
  • ICSSD – International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma- 2009


  • Adjustments (Spinal joint manipulation)
  • Myofascial release (Active Release Technique)
  • Dry needling/medical acupuncture
  • Movement & exercise rehabilitation
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Z-Health
  • Sacro- Occipital Techniques

When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur

– John Wooden


  • Chiropractic Associate: Vale Royal
  • Chiropractic Clinic, Altrincham 2001-2003
  • Chiropractic Associate; Stockport Chiropractic Clinic 2003-2005
  • Chiropractic Associate: Oldham Chiropractic Clinic 2005-2007
  • Managing Chiropractor: Oldham Chiropractic Clinic 2007-2011
  • Chiropractic Business Owner: Oldham Chiropractic Clinic 2011-2016
  • Chiropractic Business Owner: Freedom Spinal Health 2016 – current


  • WWE UK Tour Chiropractor 2005, 2006
  • Bury FC Chiropractor 2007-2010
  • Orica Green Edge 2012
  • Team Sky 2013
  • Everton FC First Team Chiropractor 2010-2015

In private practice Anthony has also worked with Olympics gold medallists, Tour de France winners, boxing world champions, professional cricketers, professional rugby players and MMA athletes.

What People Say about Anthony

Anthony, throughout life you meet people that make a difference- the rare people that don’t just listen but actually hear what you are saying and reassure you why you are feeling the way you are. This in my eyes is the road to a quicker and easier recovery. I wish all GPs and consultants had your way of working, especially mine. Thank you for your help with my ailments and also your understanding as it was a very difficult time in my life. Thank you for all your help, support and professionalism over the past 12 years. You really changed my life around, in fact gave me my life back! I’ve now the enjoyment of Joshua growing up whilst I am pain free- Thank you. I wish you and your lovely family every possible success in your new venture and a lifetime of health and happiness. I will miss you so very much! Take care.

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