Since my teens i have been fascinated by the body and how it works. This interest took me in several different directions before settling on the Chiropractic profession as my ideal career.
I qualified in 2004 from the University of Surrey in Guildford following a 3 year Masters. In 2005 I began work at a busy clinic in Birmingham where I have worked in a clinic for 10 years now. We have lived in a little country village just outside of Shrewsbury and have been blessed with 3 amazing and lively children, including twins . We also have two very large dogs, so life is never dull!
As a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor, I also worked for David Lloyd for a number of years and continue to have an interest in the rehabilitation side of treatment. I believe it is an essential part of treatment to ensure a prolonged and optimal recovery. With this in mind I encourage some very basic stretching and strengthening techniques as part of my maintenance care programme.
During the first few years of practice, both myself and husband (also a chiropractor) treated quite a number of patients who were experiencing problems with infertility. As parents ourselves we decided that we would like to do something to help. Following 2 problem free pregnancies of my own, including our twin pregnancy, we decided to join a non-profit organisation called Surrogacy UK and to cut a very long story short (if you would like more details then please ask!) I became a host surrogate for two couples, carrying first a single baby and then another set of twins for a different couple! This was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our families remain close and firm friends.
Having carried 6 babies and had 4 smooth & enjoyable pregnancies, I have experienced first-hand the relief that chiropractic treatment can give during this demanding time and have developed a keen interest in treating pregnancy related conditions. I have also spent years treating babies and developing this with postgraduate courses as I have seen the benefits that can come from a very gentle but effective form of chiropractic treatment that can be carried out from birth.
I also have also been treating horses for over 10 years now after doing a postgraduate diploma in Veterinary Manipulation and as a keen horsewoman it is a wonderful side to my busy ‘human’ practice!
I feel very lucky to have such a passion for what I do and thrive on seeing the changes and benefits that Chiropractic treatment can have!
M.Sc Chiropractic (University of Surrey) 2004
B.Sc (Hons) Applied Science (NESCOT)
Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Manipulation (2005)
YMCA advanced Personal Trainer certificate in Ante and Postnatal Instruction
Premier Fitness Instructor certificate
* Advanced CRB check 2015.