The clinic was established in 1995 by Richard Smith with the aim to provide individualised diagnosis and treatment to the people of Marlborough and the surrounding areas. Richard, AKA Rick the Click, has run Marlborough Chiropractic Clinic for 25 years. In Autumn 2020, Richard stepped back from his clinic duties to enjoy a well earned retirement and spend more time on all of his hobbies! 

Sophie Pakenham Chiropractor


(D.C., MChiro)

Sophie Pakenham joined Marlborough Chiropractic Clinic in May 2020. Sophie grew up just outside Marlborough and moved to Wales in order to train as a Chiropractor.


In 2015 she graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and moved back to the Swindon area where she has worked since. Sophie first became interested in Chiropractic when she accompanied her parents at their appointments and later when she underwent treatment following a trampolining injury. This showcased a different form of care that could help improve people’s quality of life, irrespective of their age, allowing them to get back to the things they love.

Sophie has seen a wide variety of conditions during training and since qualifying. She takes a particular interest in the management of pregnancy related conditions, hypermobility disorders and the effect of nutrition on musculo-skeletal complaints and healing. Sophie is keen to encourage patients to take an active role in their care including lifestyle modifications and exercise to complement their care.

In addition to her university training, Sophie has completed training in a number of other techniques including dry needling, Sacro-Occipital Technique, taping, nutritional training and chiropractic care with children.

Sophie is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Royal College of Chiropractors. 

Clinic Assistant 

Having already been a patient of Sophie’s for a number of years, Sam joined Marlborough Chiropractic Clinic in 2021 as Sophie’s much-needed receptionist. This was a complete career change for Sam, who has spent nearly 30 years in the automotive manufacturing sector, so is no stranger to the odd ache or pain!

Sam will be our friendly face at the front desk and your first point of contact for appointments and general queries. 

In her spare time she enjoys weekend festivals, going to the theatre and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her two English Springer Spaniels, Chester & Bailey.