all our Chiropractors are fully qualified to a high standard
Clinic Principal, BSc (Chiro), DC, CCEP, LCC
My busy week is split between Afon House and teaching. I teach chiropractic technique to undergraduate chiropractic students at the top European chiropractic college in Bournemouth.
During my spare time I love gardening and my pride and joy is my rose garden. This is a passion which began very early in life with my father’s rose garden. He was an excellent teacher and had a love of creating new and interesting specimens by grafting different roses together. I am not so adventurous and I appreciate how hardy roses are. My garden is mainly sand!
We refurbished the house ourselves. We have replaced practically every piece of wood in the house from the floorboards to the door frames and windows. Only the staircase and the floor beams survived. It’s now finished and it’s lovely to come home to. We live in Christchurch and enjoy walking along the river or to the beach.
Living by the coast I enjoy all aspects of seaside life, whether it’s running along the beach, swimming, walking the dog or days out on boats wake boarding and relaxing.
Fitness is a big part of my life and from an early age I have been exposed to a variety of sporting activities as my father managed a sports centre. I have worked with a Wessex League football team travelling to away games which was muddy, but rewarding.
I’ve always been a gym member and enjoy playing netball. I am enthusiastic to find new fun ways to stay fit and healthy and started pole fitness 5 years ago and won the regional round of an amateur competition.
Since playing the saxophone from age 10, I completed the Royal Board of Music exams to grade 8 and played in a number of bands. Currently my new challenge is learning to play the piano and not get my arms and legs in a tangle.
I grew up on a small farm, just outside of Lymington, which has resulted in a love of animals and the outdoors and I enjoy nothing more than walking my Springer Spaniel, Holly, in the New Forest.
I am very lucky to have two young nieces and a nephew living close by, who I love spending time with and looking after.
My other favourite hobbies are cooking and baking, and I like to try out new recipes I come across. I have a particular passion for cake decorating, a creative hobby, which originally came about after being asked to make cupcakes for my brother’s wedding a few years ago. I have since decorated numerous cakes for various parties of friends and family and continue to get plenty of requests! I also enjoy keeping fit by going swimming and to yoga classes, and I have recently taken up Salsa dance lessons, which are proving to be great fun!"
From an early age, football has been my first love and through this an interest in injuries and the human body and how it works developed which has led me into a career in Chiropractic. Although I have hung up my own boots for now, I am a season ticket holder at AFC Bournemouth and eagerly anticipate the forthcoming season in the Premier League!
I have had a wide experience since graduating from the AECC in 2010; working with babies, to professional footballers and the elderly. Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation is my main area of interest and I often undertake CPD courses in these areas.
I am the most recent recruit to Afon House and am looking forward to being part of the team. Having grown up in Christchurch I have been lucky enough to have had such wonderful surroundings, like the beach and New Forest, which have helped develop and encourage my love of walking and cycling.
Having received treatment myself, I was inspired to become a Chiropractor and have a keen interest in working with children (especially as I have become an Aunt for the very first time) and our more mature members of the community.
After several years of working in the Middle East I am acutely aware of the need for excellent customer service in every area of business, which is what we endeavour to achieve here at the Clinic from the moment you contact us, or walk through the door, to leaving the premises. Being a part of the Clinic team is incredibly satisfying and every day brings different experiences. We have really nice patients and, when the Chiropractors have done their work, they are often, would you believe, even nicer!
As a daughter and then wife of someone in the Armed Forces, I have been fortunate to live in some fascinating places around the world. However, Wiltshire has always been home, with my Parents settling here over 40 years ago. I am a trained Beauty Therapist, but more recently have been working as an administrator in a Doctors’ Surgery. My spare time is taken up with hobbies, such as card making and painting. I love to garden but am very much an amateur.