Jon Hicks
Registered Chiropractor 03717

Jon spent most of his childhood growing up in Dubai, but it wasn’t until he moved back to his home in Essex that he became aware of Chiropractic and saw first-hand the benefits to members of his own family.

Jon’s decision to pursue a career in Chiropractic was heavily influenced by his own experiences as a patient and his love of anatomy and sports. Impressed with the result of Chiropractic treatment, he moved to Wales where he studied for a Masters Degree in Chiropractic, before moving to Cambridge to continue this profession. Jon has also since worked in a clinic in Hertfordshire alongside other healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists and Osteopaths before deciding to move back to his home county of Essex, where he is now the Head Chiropractor for Backworks & Southend United Football Club. “I enjoy helping people reach optimum health and getting them back to day-to-day activities that they were previously unable to do. Each person is an individual and needs to be treated that way. It is that challenge within this profession that makes it so worthwhile” Jon receives ongoing treatment himself to ensure he is in peak condition and can deliver the best care to his patients. His personal interests include a variety of sports, particularly rowing, swimming and rugby, as well as spending time with family and friends. Jon is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, as well as a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Royal College of Chiropractors.

Jennifer Woodman
Registered Chiropractor 03655

Jenny graduated in 2012 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, having thoroughly enjoyed the 4 year MChiro degree and life in Wales! Starting her career in Grantham, she moved home to work in South Staffordshire for 5 years before recently relocating to Essex to join Jon here at Backworks.

Jenny grew up with horses and when her horse, Secret, needed some musculoskeletal attention, she was introduced to chiropractic, albeit the animal variety! Along with her interests in physical education, biology and working with people, Jenny decided that chiropractic was the profession for her and feels so lucky to have found it. Jenny loves helping people everyday and watching her patients progress and change into happier, healthier people! She does this through a variety of methods, including dry needling and taping along with the conventional hands on soft tissue work, mobilisation, manipulation and exercises.

Veneta Vanicek
Registered Chiropractor 04732

‘My name is Veneta (or Netty, if you prefer), I graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic with a distinction and, having worked in a Clinic in South Wales for a while, moved to Southend to take up the opportunity to join the Backworks team.

I worked as a massage therapist before I started university, which sparked an interest in the field of manual therapies, but I felt I would be more suited to Chiropractic. I’ve always wanted to have a career that would allow me to help people and improve their quality of life, and Chiropractic has helped me fulfil that dream. I love seeing my patients get better and enjoying their lives without restrictions. I use a variety of techniques, including soft tissue work, manipulation, mobilisation, exercise advice, as well as dry needling (a form of medical acupuncture). In my spare time I enjoy drawing, latin dancing, and photography – and on a sunny day mountain hiking. I also have a passion for dog training and have worked with the Guide Dogs Association.’

Jamie Barnett
Registered Chiropractor 05738

Jamie graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic having spent 5 years in the southwest coast and has now moved east to join the team at Backworks.

Jamie’s passion for chiropractic arose from benefiting from chiropractic treatment following sporting injuries when younger. Twinned with an interest in human anatomy and rehabilitation, Jamie decided this was the perfect profession for him. Jamie finds joy in making a difference to patients’ lives. Focusing on symptomatic relief and functional restoration to ensure each individual can fulfil the goals they want to achieve. Jamie lives an active lifestyle by playing football and enjoys outdoor running. Jamie is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Mia Lineham
Sports Massage Therapist

Mia has an Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage Qualification from Brighton. She is an integral part of the Backworks team, working her magic to alleviate soft tissue tension and pain, helping to promote optimum functioning of the body.

“I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at a young age which naturally created an interest and desire to discover more. That, coupled with sporty parents with sports-related ailments pushed me to look at ways to help people in similar situations. I have always been very active. I enjoy horse riding which I manage to do most days and have always had a passion for dance, but choose not to compete anymore. I am delighted to have joined the team at Backworks.”

Practice Manager

Debbie has seen how her whole family has benefitted from chiropractic over the years and consequently understands how beneficial chiropractic can be.

“I am immensely proud and lucky to be a part of the Backworks team. I love contributing to the running of the clinic and seeing so many people of all ages benefit from the care offered here and the welcoming and helpful atmosphere provided by all of the staff.” Debbie can also be seen occasionally helping out on reception.

Head Receptionist

Adele had a strong administration background in the City before returning to her career locally, after the birth of her 2 children.

“I am delighted to be a receptionist for Backworks, as I enjoy working with a dedicated team, who provide expert care with great results. I look forward to welcoming you to the clinic!”


Julia joined Backworks in 2018 as a member of the reception team. She has an extensive administrative and reception background gained working both in Wales and locally.

“I am so happy to be a part of the Backworks team. I really enjoy seeing and hearing about the benefits and improvements that treatment brings to people’s lives.”


‘It is a joy and a pleasure to have joined the Backworks ‘Family’ and to be working with such a dedicated and friendly team, who genuinely care about their patient’s wellbeing. I look forward to getting to know our regulars and welcoming new patients to the clinic.

I have many years of admin experience, most recently having worked as a GP receptionist. In my spare time, I enjoy arts and crafts, yoga and pilates.’


‘Having been a patient at Backworks for some time and benefiting hugely from the treatment I received, when the opportunity arose to join the clinic reception team I couldn’t have been happier to start working in such a welcoming, friendly environment.’



Kiah is currently studying at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic to become a chiropractor herself. Kiah currently works as a receptionist in between her studies when back home in Essex.

In addition to her studies Kiah is a keen swimmer and holds a lifeguard qualification. When not working her hobbies include cycling, trampolining and music.