All our Chiropractors are fully qualified and State Registered
Clinic Principal, BSc (Chiro), DC, CCEP, LCC
I have been in practice for over 25 years. During that time I worked part-time in teaching for 19 years. I have now retired from teaching chiropractic technique to undergraduate chiropractic students at the top European Chiropractic University College which is in Bournemouth. I miss the teaching but I now have more time to concentrate on my patients and on Afon House.
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. My garden is mainly sand (I live on what used to be heathland in Christchurch) so we have to have drought-resistant plants, and I appreciate how hardy roses can be.
We refurbished the house ourselves, and now it's finished I love it. 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. When my husband and I find time together, we enjoy walking along the river or to the beach.
I became interested in chiropractic as my Dad had a number of quite serious injuries and found chiropractic not only helped treat them, but provided continued care. Since graduating in 2012 from the AECC in Bournemouth, I have enjoyed adding to my skillset on courses, such as dry needling, each year and have found my passion in treating sporting injuries. It is important to stay fit and mobile all through life, so whether it’s a new injury, or a very old injury that we need to treat and rehabilitate, I enjoy helping people get back to their sports and hobbies.
In my spare time I enjoy doing anything physical, but mainly lifting weights, yoga and running; and having grown up by the beach, rain or shine, I enjoy walking and days out by sea.
I grew up on a small farm, just outside of Lymington, which has resulted in a love of animals and the outdoors. I still live in Lymington with my husband and Cockapoo puppy, Mabel, who is keeping us on our toes! In my spare time, I enjoy getting out for walks in the New Forest, going to the gym and yoga classes. I also love baking and cake decorating. My latest challenge was recently making a friend’s Wedding cake!
I was first introduced to Chiropractic aged 15, after being recommended to see a Chiropractor for my painful, clicking jaw. It really helped and sparked my interest. I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and have completed additional training in pregnancy and paediatrics, as well as dry needling (western acupuncture).
I am very lucky to have a big family with whom I spend a lot of my free time, a lot of which was dedicated to help care for my elderly Grandmother who reached the ripe old age of 98, she inspired us all.
I am passionate about environmental sustainability and am currently exploring the new phenomenon of Eco Bricking. I also volunteer for a recycling facility in Ringwood.
Otherwise, I enjoy cooking, card making, comedy, and travel. My Maine Coon cat, Colin, is my pride and joy. I rescued him when he was two years old and have doted on him ever since.
Most Sundays will find me exploring the New Forest which has prompted us to take the plunge and take on a new fur baby.
Frank is a Dogue De Bordeaux and we collected him in July this year. He is going to weigh about 13 stone when he is fully grown apparently so wish me luck. So far Colin has reacted very well to his arrival, fingers crossed it continues.
I graduated from the AECC University College with a first-class Master of Chiropractic (MChiro) degree in 2021. Having always had an interest in human anatomy, function and nutrition studying Chiropractic was a natural progression which allowed me to combine all three.
Growing up in South Africa, I value an active healthy lifestyle and competed in lifesaving to a national level. In addition, I am a qualified swimming teacher with a passion to get young people active and involved in sport. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, running, and spending time outdoors.
Fully recovering from a significant injury, I appreciate the important role conservative Chiropractic care had on my own personal rehabilitation and I can empathise with people in similar situations. I am motivated to empower and educate individuals to achieve their own personal optimum levels of health and wellbeing.
Arriving more years ago than I recollect, I joined Afon House having had quite a diverse work background, both here in the UK and in the Middle East, although none within the field of health. Guilty of assuming that Afon’s patients would be, like myself, the more mature members of society, this notion was quickly dispelled when I booked in a newborn for treatment. Over the years it has been quite a revelation to see such a range of patients – all ages and from all walks of life – and I am happy to say that there is never a dull moment in Reception.
It is our mission to deliver a great customer service from the moment you ‘phone or walk through the door to the time that you leave the Clinic and, the odd hiccup allowing, we hope that we achieve this.
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.