I studied at McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon for 5 years gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Chiropractic in 2008. I then went on to train in acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society. I find acupuncture a wonderful accompaniment to Chiropractic to ease pain. Over the years I have also gained various qualifications in soft tissue techniques including massage and myofascial release. Since 2015 I have also been working as a SIRPA Practitioner to help people to resolve their pain through education and stress management.
As a Chiropractor I am required to do at least 30 hours of further training each year to update our knowledge and skills. I usually end up doing more than this as my work is also my hobby and I love learning new skills to help people with pain recovery.
Before training as a Chiropractor, I ran a successful catering business in Somerset for 6 years with my sister. Prior to that I spent many years working in various areas of the hospitality industry. I also had a few admin roles here and there, but I only found my true vocation once I began working in the field of pain relief.
I have a passion for travel and have spent a lot of time travelling around Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Wildlife and culture are my main interests and I prefer to travel in a more basic style to understand how others live rather than 5 star luxury. South America, Antarctica and Galapagos are on the list for future trips. I love snow and really enjoyed skiing (very much a novice!) and I would highly recommend Lapland if you like snow. It’s a big world out there and there is still plenty to see!
I enjoy being creative and attend art classes. I’m only at a basic level but it’s the sort of thing I recommend to my patients as it has a wonderful therapeutic effect. I also enjoy cycling and exercise regularly to keep mind and body fit and healthy. This is what I advise my patients to do so it’s important that I walk the talk myself!
I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC no 3109), as required for all Chiropractors and The British Medical Acupuncture Society. I am also a registered SIRPA (Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners Association) Practitioner and a member of The McTimoney Chiropractic Association.