Louis Westerbeek

BSc (Psych), MSc, BSc (Chiro) DC, CCEP, CAPN, Doctor of Chiropractic

louis westerbeekHi,

Welcome to Back-in-Action. My name is Louis, I am from Preston and I graduated as a chiropractor in 1996, from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, after 4 years of full time training, for a BSc in Chiropractic.

With over 15 years experience of working as a chiropractor and seeing improvements in many thousands of people, I have great confidence we will be able to help you with your problem.

The main aim of chiropractic care is to help your body work better. I have been able to help people with a huge range of problems, from people in pain for over 30 years to those having more recent onset.  You can read more about the benefits of their chiropractic experience in our testimonials section. If we cannot help you we’ll do our best to see you get the right people, to receive the kind of care that will most likely help move you towards recovery.

Before I became a chiropractor I was a chiropractic patient. I originally went to see a chiropractor after a road traffic accident when I was 21 on recommendation from my great aunt and my dad. Many of my great aunt’s elderly friends had found chiropractic a lot of help and my dad had a knee problem which he had been told would need surgery, which really improved with chiropractic care.

My first experience of chiropractic was sufficient to give me some relief and stir my interest in training myself. I had a long standing interest in the nervous system, skeleton and health and chiropractic seemed a great way to develop on these interests. To be honest I still had some residual symptoms after my early chiropractic care and it took years of further training and treatment with many of the world’s top chiropractors and other experts to really feel totally improved. I have studied extensively since graduating and the courses I attended are outlined below. The areas that I most integrate into day-to-day practise in addition to my basic chiropractic skills are Functional Neurology, Nutrition, Extremity Techniques (CCEP), Applied Kinesiology (AK), Rehabilitation, Ergonomics and Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET).

Along the way I have experienced many different kinds of health problems that have benefited from chiropractic care to reduce the physical, chemical and nervous system stresses that we are all exposed to.

I have also been fortunate to have drawn on the benefits of my exposure to many other health disciplines such as Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga, Meditation, Massage, the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Healing, Homeopathy, Counselling, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Cranial Sacral Technique, Running, Gym Work, Pilates and many others.

Luckily for you, the many skills I have acquired I can apply to help you get better quickly and stay healthier.

I continue to receive regular chiropractic care now which helps to keep me fit and healthy, so I can continue to work to help serve other people and enjoy life. I have learned that early prevention is always better and there is no need to suffer.

At Back-in-Action we are also grateful to have working with us a team of other excellent complementary practitioners who provide a range of therapies, including Massage, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Alexander Technique, CranioSacral, Reiki and Sport Rehabilitation. Please feel free to explore any of these you wish to as they all complement what we are trying to do to improve your health through chiropractic care.

So I very much hope you enjoy your experience of chiropractic care at Back-in-Action and it fully lives up to your expectations. Being a patient in my experience is always a learning curve, though we hope it will be lots of fun too.


What I liked about my experience and care at Back-in-Action was the, “explanation of the problem,” the,”chiropractor’s manner,” and, “satisfaction overall.” Before visiting my problem was, “very restrictive,” and now ,”my back feels much improved.” It took, “two weeks.” I’ve tried other places and you compare, “very well.” – Sheila (Sept 2012)
Overall experience of the clinic, “Fantastic – would recommend (and have done) and so glad I’ve found something and somewhere where I know it works.” Favourite things about Back-in-Action: “Got rid of pain!! Friendly staff – feel at home. Comfortable with practitioner.” Before I started I was ,”Not sure if it would work, but it has and I will keep up my treatment.” Before treatment was ,”Having to rest most days in bed. Felt depressed not being able to do menial jobs. Now can do more things such as exercise and gardening. Within 5 days (2 treatments) I was more mobile.” Found, “The Cranial – amazing.” Other things have improved, “General well-being. Taking vitamins and fish oil on advice of Louis and feel so much better – more energy.” – Di, Fulwood (Sept 2012)

“Louis was excellent, treatment was superb, feeling 100% better after attending, I feel absolutely great, I got a lot of information and help from the treatment received, move my body pain free, very professional and welcoming.”Raymond, Fulwood

“Effective relief from the first visit, rapid improvement during the rest”Sara, Preston

I can now, “walk freely without pain. 6 months ago I could not walk more than a few yards without suffering severe leg pain….an improvement was apparent within 2 weeks. Now, two months later, I am practically back to normal. I cannot, therefore, speak too highly of the treatment I received.” AE

“It may seem dramatic, but without a shadow of a doubt, they have given me my life back.”JG

Click here for more testimonials.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA)

Regulatory Body

Registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

Post Graduate Qualifications and Courses

  • Chiropractic (Functional) Neurology Including ‘Speciality Courses’ in:
    • Vestibular Disorders
    • ADHD
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties
    • Clinical Nutrition
    • Limbic Disorders
  • (CAPN) Certificate of Advanced Proficiency in Nutrition
  • (SOT) Sacro-Occipital Technique
  • (CCEP) Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner
  • Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner Seminar Series
  • (AK) Applied Kinesiology
  • (TBM) Total Body Modification
  • (CST) CranioSacral Technique (Introductory Week)
  • Chirodontics
  • (VC) Visceral Chiropractic
  • Dr John Brimhall Seminar
  • The Amazing Nervous System
  • Chiropractic Paediatrics
  • Cervical Spine
  • (NET) Neuro Emotional Technique
  • Rehabilitation Seminar
  • Fascia Seminar
  • Elastic Taping Seminar
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapments
  • Dry Needling
  • Preliminary Certificate in Life Coaching +
  • Numerous evening and day seminars
  • Vast Amount of Home Study


Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) 1992-1996 Bachelor of Science,

In Class Hours 4 Year Full-Time Chiropractic Academic Programme, + Additional 1 Year Supervised Post-Graduate.

Basic Science

  • Anatomy
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Histology/ Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology

Medical Science

  • General Diagnosis
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynae
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology


  • Auxiliary Therapies
  • Biomechanics
  • Biometrics
  • Chiropractic Contextual
  • Chiropractic Technique
  • External Lectures
  • Integrative Seminars
  • Internship 1
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Methodology
  • Project Preparation


  • Normal Radiographic Anat
  • Radiography
  • Radiology

Whilst studying for my chiropractic degree I also attained a

  • Preliminary Certificate In Person Centred Counselling

Other Non-Chiropractic Qualifications

  • MSc Machine Perception and Neuro-computing – University of Keele
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – Liverpool University

From the Preston Chiropractor Team
Getting You Back in Action & Enjoying Your Life Again
Serving the people of Preston and surrounding areas including Southport and Lytham St Annes