Body Consultancy Health Clinics bring health professionals and scientifically-proven treatments together under one roof to provide you with local centres of healthcare excellence dedicated to your wellbeing.
I joined Body Consultancy in 2014 and, as the clinic manager , I have a wide range of responsibilities, including overseeing the welfare of the staff, running logistics as well as the administration concerning the business. I also ensure that reception runs smoothly and deal personally with clients, where I do my best to make sure everyone is looked after, and is scheduled with an appointment, especially when it is an emergency.
I have an extensive background in finance, principally in payroll, as well as in administration and in education where I worked with children and parents. I now really enjoy being part of the team art Body Consultancy. I see the work at Body Consultancy as fundamentally being about helping people, and its a place where everyone tries to be friendly, honest and diligent.
As a team we genuinely want to help and, because most of us have had issues with our own health, we can understand the patient’s point of view. We can also support our patients in exploring other routes rather than immediately going to something more invasive .
Away from work, I played hockey for more than 35 years, which is my passion. I now enjoy gardening, dog walking and I play horn and cornet in a brass band. All my family – my husband, his brother, our two grown up children and my nephew play in the same brass band and my sister is a drummer, so music definitely runs in the family!
BSc(Hons) Applied Biological Sciences
BSc (Hons) DC Doctor of Chiropractic
DNS 1 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation
Member of the British Chiropractic Association
Member of the General Chiropractic Council
I am Clinic Director and Chiropractor at Body Consultancy. I very much enjoy treating patients and working with them towards their goals, whether playing football with their grandchildren, or in helping them get back to playing a team sport. My aim is to present an all-round professional, knowledgeable environment for patients, so that they feel ‘’they are in the right place’’.
Education is key to working with patients. The pain can go, but if the aggravating factor is still there, the patient may be back again with pain. It’s about retraining the motor patterns to reduce the chance of that happening.
Prior to joining Body Consultancy, I worked as an associate chiropractor for thirteen years in Newcastle. Moving south I then set up my own practice in Portchester, which I built up over a period of three years. During this time I was also invited to help at Body Consultancy. Subsequently, I became a partner with Mark and the Portchester clinic is now under the umbrella of Body Consultancy.
Before training and working in Chiropractic, I graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biological Sciences, specialising in human physiology, medical microbiology and haematology. After leaving university, I worked for a couple of years and then spent time travelling round the world. After returning to the UK, I went on to study at The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, where I graduated in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Chiropractic.
I’m constantly updating my skills and knowledge and I complete a minimum of thirty hours of CPD a year to ensure that I’m up to date. I also sit on the BCA Professional Standards Committee.
When not at work, I enjoy kite-surfing and road cycling. This summer I’m taking part in Raid Alpine, a 740km bike ride over the Alps from Geneva to Nice. I also have a motor bike and am very happy to spend time ‘spannering’.
Integrated Masters in Osteopathy
DNS 1 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation
BSY Registered Pilates Trainer
I joined Body Consultancy as an osteopath in 2014. I have a broad base of knowledge, which is important as I see a wide range of patients. Many of my patients have had chronic pain, with tense muscles so I use a lot of soft tissue work and mobilisations.
It is important to get to the root of the problem; if someone has a back problem I may look at their feet and how they are functioning through to their knees ad hips for instance. It is also good to know what that person does, for example, if they play sport, or if they are knitting al the time they may not be using their shoulder correctly. the work is ‘holistic’ in the sense that I look at how the whole body functions as a unit.
I studied for four years at Swansea University and graduated in 2014 with an integrated masters in osteopathy before setting up my own practice and then joining Boy Consultancy. I’m extremely interested in working with children and with continuing my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in paediatrics. Currently, I treat patients from the age of six and I’m looking forward to working with more children, including new-borns. I’m always looking to find innovative ways to encourage children to exercise and to involve the parents in this as well.
I have a range of CPD qualifications, including medical acupuncture and have attended Dr McGill’s’ building the ultimate back for athletes’ programme. I also trained as a Pilates teacher and now teach Pilates classes and functional fitness classes for the over 60’s.
In my free time, I enjoy swimming, going to the gym, playing squash, running, and I am taking part in a 100K walk in the summer. Living by the beach gives me a chance to paddle board. I also enjoy traveling and have recently visited South America.
Founder, Managing Director and Lead Practitioner
BSc (Hons) DC Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Exercise Trainer DNS (Dynamic Neuro-muscular Stabilisation)
Member of the European Academy of Chiropractic
Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors
I am Managing Director and lead practitioner at Body Consultancy. The principal tenet running through my work and that of Body Consultancy is ”Quality in movement, quality in life’’. I give people the tools to manage their problem, and in the long-term, I help them adjust their movement patterns to rectify the underlying issues. My area of special interest is spinal stability and control, and how this relates to spinal and extremity injuries.
I was inspired to change careers after a car accident left me with a chronic back problem and I consulted a chiropractor, who advised and treated me. Impressed with the treatment, I went on to study at The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (affiliated with Glamorgan University) and graduated in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Chiropractic.
Upon graduation I immediately started practising with Body Consultancy, the company I founded. This has now expanded into a highly successful practice and we have opened clinics in Verwood, Highcliffe, Christchurch and Portchester.
I also worked with A.F.C. Bournemouth for more than eleven years as their chiropractor and for two years I was part of the premier league medical team as the first team chiropractor. I currently still treat several of the players and staff.
I aim to be constantly improving the treatments I can offer, to be at the leading edge of chiropractic and rehabilitation care, and I continue to study and train. I have a range of post graduate CPD (Continuing Professional Development) qualifications, including medical acupuncture and I am a certified trainer in Dynamic Neuro-muscular Stabilisation.
My personal ethos is fundamentally a determination to do the right thing. I see myself as a teacher, working in partnership with my patients and I try to combine this with professionalism and good humour.
In my downtime I enjoy outdoor pursuits and sport. I played hockey for 25 years and play golf, climb mountains and enjoy water-sports. I’m now looking forward to exploring various outdoor activities as a family with my partner and children.