The chiropractors


Roy Hammond

My chiropractic journey started as a teenager. I played American football throughout secondary school. Although I expected endless collisions and gruelling training habits, I didn’t seem to recover as quickly as my teammates. Chiropractic seemed like a logical first step.

I liked the heat packs, ice, electrical stimulation, and various traction machines that a lot of chiropractors in the United States use. The spinal adjustments also felt fine, but the problems I’d come in with usually returned before the end of the ride home. I tempered my expectations with the understanding that I did things to my body that nobody should be doing, and decided that chiropractic was worthwhile as long as I wasn’t feeling worse.

Playing at university was an entirely different beast. The intensity and frequency of training doubled. The increased quality of my competition was instantly apparent with every crushing impact.

I decided to quit when I started sleeping through both classes and practice. I started feeling better… sort of.

I wasn’t covered in bruises anymore, I could make it to class, but I couldn’t sit in a chair or stay on my feet for more than ten minutes at a time. So I just laid in bed most of the semester, until my mother (in a different state) picked up the phone book and called a local chiropractor. I agreed to see him.

I talked with him about my previous underwhelming experience with chiropractic. He assured me that his methods were unlike anything I’d ever seen. I noted his apparent lack of traction tables and electrical stimulation machines. He just laughed at me and started working. This was my first experience with Advanced Biostructural Correction.

Six months in, my asthma disappeared and I lost eighty pounds (36 kg). 

A couple of months after that, my vision was suddenly blurry, so I got an eye exam. I was due for some new contacts. The new prescription was weaker. My eyes were actually correcting themselves.

Six months after that, I signed up for chiropractic school because I just had to learn this algorithm that turns almost any human body into a fully-solvable Rubik’s cube.

Any chiropractor will correctly tell you that the human body is truly magnificent once you get it out of its own way. A chiropractor that specializes in Advanced Biostructural Correction will demonstrate it on every visit. I look forward to helping you feel as good as you want to feel!

Registered chiropractor with:
Stichting Nationaal Register van Chiropractoren (SNRC) registration number 1431

Member of:
Dutch Chiropractic Federation (DCF) registration number 3231431

Languages: English, learning Dutch


Tessa Haanstra

Growing up I was lucky enough to have parents who understood the importance of a good posture and a healthy spine. They had benefitted from chiropractic care themselves, and so I was first taken to a chiropractor when I was about 7 or 8 years old for a routine spinal check. I was so fascinated by what chiropractors could do that I decided I wanted to be a chiropractor myself.

Throughout the years my spine was checked regularly. I was never in any pain until I started horse riding and had some bad falls. I started having back pain, neck pain and headaches. Chiropractic care relieved my pain, and with regular treatments the pain stayed under control. When I noticed that chiropractic helped other family members with different problems as well, I was even more determined to become a chiropractor.

When I was nineteen I moved to England to study chiropractic at AECC. What a lot of people don’t know about chiropractic is that it takes 5 years to become a chiropractor, and that it’s a full time Masters degree. When I graduated in 2011 I moved back to The Netherlands. After having gained experience in another practice for a couple of years I decided it was time to open my own practice, which I did in January 2016 in De Pijp.

I decided to focus on a treatment method called Advanced BioStructural Correction™. After having received traditional chiropractic care for 20 years myself, I had to be treated more and more often to be able to function without pain. I felt like I was missing something: if chiropractic care was supposed to only make me healthier, and I had been treated more often than the average person for years, then why was my body not doing well at all?

In my search for answers I came across Advanced BioStructural Correction™. In many ways this is a technique that does the opposite from traditional chiropractic techniques. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anyone in The Netherlands who was using it, so I went to a seminar in England to get treated and see what it was like. Immediately after my first treatment I felt that I could stand up a lot straighter, and that it was much easier to breathe. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw pictures of myself before and after the first treatment. ABC™ is the only technique in the world that I’ve come across that improves body structure like this.

Left: day 1 of the course, before any treatment. Right: day 2 of the course, right after my first treatment.

Note how my neck and shoulders are back a lot further in the second picture, and how my chest has come up. The instructions for both pictures were the same: breathe in, breathe out, relax and let your body slump. And since I was ‘testing’ the technique here, I promise I was trying to slump very hard!

It’s my goal to help improve the quality of life of as many people as possible with ABC™. I’m constantly expanding my knowledge and skills to offer you the very best up-to-date care.

I hope to meet you soon!

Tessa Haanstra

Master of Chiropractic (MChiro)
Certified Advanced BioStructural Correction™ Practitioner

Registered chiropractor with:
Stichting Chiropractie Nederland (SCN) registration number 332

Member of:
Nederlandse Chiropractoren Associatie (NCA) registration number 2011-00280

Languages: Dutch and English