I graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic with an MSc in Animal Manipulation at Distinction level. The MSc course took 3 years to complete and covered anatomy, pathology, neurology, gait, clinical evaluation, practice and professionalism as well as learning the McTimoney technique including palpation and adjustment skills for the skeletal system. I was also required to write an MSc research dissertation for which I looked at the effect of stretching on the quality of the trot in ridden event horses. I am also qualified in Equine and Canine massage which I use to compliment and optimise the McTimoney treatment.
I am a member of the McTimoney Animal Association who are responsible for setting and maintaining professional standards within the industry. All members are required to maintain their level of expertise by undertaking continuing professional development subsequent to qualification.
I have always had a passion for animals and started riding horses from a young age, where all my spare time was spent working at the local riding school in return for free rides, until I got my own horse in my teens. After obtaining my BSc from University I spent many years working and training on an International Event yard, where I was head girl. I also competed myself up to BE Novice and International 1* level. I learnt so much from my time there and it has also given me a clear understanding of the demands faced by competition animals at the top of their game. I have also travelled extensively and have worked with horses in other countries including Australia and Argentina (where the photo at the top of this page was taken).
I first discovered McTimoney after a fall from a horse left me in considerable pain in my lower back. I was amazed with the results after just one treatment from a McTimoney Chiropractor, the treatment felt so light and gentle and yet left me virtualy pain free. Later, I had McTimoney treatments on my own horse with great results and I was also struck by how relaxed the horse was during and after treatment. As soon as the time was right I enrolled on the McTimoney course.
I relocated to West Wales in August 2016 and I live with my partner, Gavin, and our 2 Spanish rescue dogs, Pacho and Luna, whom we got through a charity called Spanish Stray Dogs UK (5% from all my dog treatments are donated to the charity). I also travel regularly to Staffordshire/Cheshire and am available for treatments there about once a month.