I first saw a McTimoney Chiropractor for postural related neck and shoulder pain when I was just 14 years old. After completing my Business Management Degree and working as a Project Manager in the Media industry for 5 years, I re-evaluated my working life and followed a desire to work in a role where I could directly help improve people’s health. I decided to learn this special technique which had worked so well for me over the years.
I enrolled on the 5 year Chiropractic degree programme at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic where I achieved First Class honours. I had always believed in the importance of working also with the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia) and mid-way through my Chiropractic degree, I gained a Sports Massage Therapy Diploma from St. Mary’s College University, Twickenham.
I believe in the value of Chiropractic to restore health and function. I also believe that regular soft tissue work can reduce tension, stiffness and tightness. As a result it can work well with Chiropractic – helping the adjustments ‘hold’.
I have also completed a certificate in Craniosacral Therapy which has provided me with the tools to work subtly on the Cranial and Sacral bones, the motion between these bones and the fascia that surrounds all our joints.
When I'm not working, much of my time is spent enjoying my coffee shop addiction, balancing it out with some time in the gym, shopping on Gloucester Road or more often attempting to keep Reuben (5) and Poppy (3) entertained. Currently this involves keeping up with a fast-moving scooter and toy pram, learning how to make 1001 scenarios out of Lego, behaving appropriately when one of Poppy's toy babies is sleeping/hungry/cold, remembering everything for school and becoming experienced in advanced tantrum management techniques.
I have been in Bristol for over 10 years and love living in the vibrant and family oriented community around Gloucester Road. I enjoy keeping fit and am a fan of running, strength training, spinning and yoga. My other interests include green-living, coffee, baking, sewing, sunshine and chocolate (not necessarily in that order).