Tone Tellefsen Hughes
Owner of Luck’s Yard and Chiropractor, member of the United Chiropractors Assoc.
B.Sc., D.C., F.C.C.(paeds),F.E.A.C.(paeds)
Co-creator of the ChiroMoves stretch app and DVD, lecturer and work-shop leader and co-producer of the Surrey Teen Summit.
Tone was born in California to Norwegian parents and was brought up in Sweden. She trained at the Anglo European College of chiropractic for 4 years and spent the next 2 years in Stockholm finishing her Swedish certification and Chiropractic registration. She came back to the UK in 1993, and worked as an associate in several clinics before opening her own chiropractic and healthcare centre. She was a member of the British Chiropractic Association for 28 years and is now a member of the United Chiropractors Association (UCA).
Tone started Luck’s Yard Clinic in 2007 where she was able to realize her vision to create a centre for complementary health care. At Luck’s Yard all the therapists work as a team looking after the best interests of the patient together and linking with other health care providers in the area.
“I believe that each patient is unique and therefore needs individual care and attention. I use traditional chiropractic skills, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques and cranial work as part of my care management programme.
Our unique clinic, with its range of complementary health treatments, really enhances the patient’s care because we work as an integrated and close team. If we feel that one of our patients would benefit from another therapy we provide at the clinic to improve their condition, then we can provide that additional care, all existing under one roof.
We particularly wanted to be able to offer care for mothers-to-be, and babies at the clinic so we started the ‘Luck’s Yard Clinic new born charity checks’ in 2009 which support our paediatric patients who have special needs with subsidised chiropractic care.
Since opening the clinic Tone and her team frequently work in local schools with posture awareness and preventative health care. During the last few years Tone has particularly worked with teenagers in schools, with the emphasis on preventing stress around exams.
In 2015 alone, she has presented her workshops to 500 students in over three countries. She is now presenting to parents as well helping them to understand and support their teens. In 2015 she co-founded the Surrey Teen Summit, where 22 teenagers from the age of 13-17 came together at the local The Music Works School, and tried various techniques for combatting stress and managing self-expression. Community is key and making a difference locally is essential to her beliefs.
In 2015, Tone and her clinic were also runners up at the Brookland’s National Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which is probably one of Tone’s most proud moments in her career.
She co-created the Luck’s Yard stretch app and DVD in 2014, and she has an active You-Tube page with helpful tips and stretches to help patients reach their goals.
In 2014, Tone and Justine Fisher, started the ChiroConnect coaching workshops, to help chiropractors and health care therapists in how to ethically make their clinics more visible in their communities. They are now coaching in several countries.
“I truly love chiropractic and am as excited about it now and about the care of my patients as I was over 24 years ago. Who could be luckier to love their job as much as I do and see the results that we see every day? It beats most things”.
In her spare time Tone loves reading, walking in the country and exercising. One of her favourite activities is yoga. But most importantly she loves going back to her native country every year and spending time being active and close to nature. Family is very important to Tone and so she has integrated her work with her family life so she can spend valuable time with her husband and children.