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 have been in practice now for 10 years and in April 2021 Lucy and I took over Afon House which has been an enjoyable new venture.
I became interested in chiropractic as my dad had a number of quite serious injuries and found that chiropractic not only helped treat them, but provided continued care. I have always enjoyed sports and exercise and although I treat everything, treating sports injuries is my passion. It is important to stay fit and mobile all through life, so whether it’s a new injury, or a very old injury; I enjoy helping people get back to their hobbies and sports with treatment and rehabilitation.
In my spare time I love to go out for walks with my daughter and our loopy dog, lifting weights, cooking and socialising.
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, our baby daughter and our Cockapoo, Mabel. In my spare time, I enjoy getting out for walks in the New Forest, swimming and baking cakes! 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).
After being in practice for nearly 10 years now, myself and Verity took over Afon House in April 2021. We are really enjoying this new challenge.
I graduated from the AECC University College with a first-class Master of Chiropractic
(MChiro). Having always had an interest in human anatomy, function and nutrition studying
Chiropractic was a natural progression which allowed me to combine all three.
I enjoy treating patients of all ages and abilities. I have undertaken additional training in dry
needling (western acupuncture) and kinesiology taping which I often incorporate into my
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.