Matthew Bennett DC FRCC

Principal Partner

I founded Sundial in Brighton in 1991. After working in Leicester Oxford, New Zealand and Harley Street with some of the top chiropractors in the field. I settled in Brighton with the aim of building a practice that would deliver wonderful service and quick results for patients based on the latest techniques and research.

Chiropractic has changed in the last 20 years and keeping up with new developments is important to me. Regular courses, seminars and lectures as well reading journals and research papers help keep me up to date to deliver the best care we can.

I believe that chiropractic has a role in sports performance both in injury treatment and prevention as well performance enhancement. I was team chiropractor for Brighton and Hove Albion and for the British Alpine Ski Team.

I believe  that any profession is only as good as its members and I have worked in several roles. I was President of the British Chiropractic Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and one of the first people registered with the General Chiropractic Council. I was the UK Director of Training for new graduates for the Royal College of Chiropractors too. I am a regional tutor and regularly lecture to recent graduates as well. In 2016 I was elected as a trustee to the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) which is an umbrella organisation for over 40 healthcare and patient groups campaigning for better treatment for those with muscle and joint problems.

I qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth in 1987.

Some of my work led me to appear in the national press, on television and radio as a spokesman for the British Chiropractic Association. I have written for Men’s Fitness magazine as well book reviews in professional journals. I lecture to the chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy professions on business management, foot biomechanics and orthotics. In the winter months I have worked with ski schools, boot fitters and chiropractors training them in Ski Ergonomics.

I have 20 years experience treating children and a special interest in the symptoms of Developmental Delay Syndrome which include dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.

Sport is important to me having competed at a junior level on the track and for local rugby teams in the past before the weekly battering proved too much. Having skied since I was six I am a keen skier and love going on off-piste and back-country training courses. I maintain my fitness by cycling every week throughout the year and playing tennis. I have recently taken up karate and, to my surprise, am quite enjoying it.

I am married with a son and live in West Sussex.

Matthew attends WHO Health Assembly
Matthew at the WHO read more

ARMA, MB and Tony Woolf sm


Matthew meets Minister Justin Tomlinson
Matthew meets Minister Justin Tomlinson

Book reviews

Dermatology for Chiropractors


Bonkers Backs and Knackered Necks – a guide for managing absence due to musculo-skeletal disorders for HR directors

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – the role of orthotics in chiropractic practice

Ski Ergonomics – improving balance, agility and performance in skiing, a guide for chiropractors

View Matthew Bennett's profile on LinkedInLearning and Change – a guide for post-graduate training

Chiropractic in Primary Care – a guide for GPs

View my old blog here

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