Kay has wanted to be a Chiropractor since she was 14 years old! Even at this age she had the ambition to help improve the quality of lives instead of saving lives. She would now argue that now one can very often contribute to the other! She went on to graduate from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2001 with an honors degree in human science and a Masters of Chiropractic and worked in two busy Wiltshire practices until opening Maristow Chiropractic Clinic in 2003. The demand was such that expansion was required, and in 2010 the Clinic moved to the larger, current premises.
Kay has a special interest in treating sporting injuries and completed the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) in Turin, Italy in 2006 to be a certified sports Chiropractor. In 2012 she was selected as a “Gamesmaker" for the Paralympic games as part of the medical services team. She was also a member of the physical therapies team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. More locally, Kay was the team medic for Trowbridge Rugby Football Club from 2004-2017 where she was responsible for all pitch side first aid and both pre and post match treatments.
Kay has been a European Instructor for Graston Technique and in 2012 formed Kinnective Limited with her good friend and former college class mate, Donna Strachan. Together with physiotherapist Mike Chisholm, the Kinnective team regularly instructs elite sports teams across the UK.
2015 has seen Kay honoured as a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors in recognition of her continuous work and dedication to improving the profession with a clear focus on self-improvement aimed at providing the very best chiropractic care.
In 2016, Kay completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (PgDip), which is the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited course, recognised by the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). This allows us to use diagnostic ultrasound to accurately diagnose many musculoskeletal injuries, give a more specific prognosis and provide a specific treatment plan.
Kay is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council (no.01280) is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Paula graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth with a merit in both her Bacherlors degree with Honours in Human Sciences followed by a MSc degree in Chiropractic. She is originally from Finland but prefers the English weather! She has a particular interest in sports and rehabilitation and is a strong believer in integrating advice such as exercise, movement patterns and nutrition, with the treatment package given in the clinic.
Sports injuries are at the heart of why Paula decided to become a chiropractor to begin with, having suffered variety of sporting injuries in the past herself. Following that interest Paula has experience treating athletes of varying levels having worked with a mixed gymnastics team and being part of the team seeing patients at SportBU at Bournemouth University. She has also had a pleasure of observing and treating part of a F1 team whilst she was a student!
Paula has also trained in clinical hypnosis giving her an in depth understanding and practical skills in pain arising from stress and how to help patients in variety of ways. Currently she's keeping herself too busy to be seeing purely hypnotherapy patients but feels the knowledge she has is automatically integrated into the care she gives her patients.
Sophie has a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science and also an MSc Sports Science from Loughborough University. She trained with the London School of Sports Massage in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy, the highest level professional qualification in soft tissue therapy in the UK
Sophie has worked with a wide range of clients to provide soft tissue and advanced sports massage therapy, including recreational triathletes and runners, professional golfers, netball players and the England Rugby 7's team. Sophie is a fully Accredited Physiologist with the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (B.A.S.E.S) and has supported various recreational and elite athletes with teams such as British Swimming and British Skeleton.
Lou has been with us since 2007 and has been an integral part of the clinics growth, seeing it change from a "one woman show" into a thriving business. She has an interest in philosophy and theatre and teaches drama to students aged 7-18.
AKA "Man-Friday"! Neil loves classic cars and Croatia, not necessarily at the same time! He is the also the "new boy" having joined in spring 2017 after he retired from being a paramedic and latterly a train conductor.
Kath has had treatment at the Clinic since 2005 and is therefore in a very good position to understand patients needs. She is a self confessed "geek", is a fan of "strong man" competitions. Having previously been a software test engineer but now having a young family, she is very much enjoying her time on the reception desk.
Amanda is the newest member of the reception team joining us earlier in 2018. She has an interest in interior design and “upcycling”.
Kay has lectured in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilsation techniques for many years. The Kinnective is a custom designed stainless steel instrument for treating soft tissues which Kay co-developed in 2012. Kinnective Limited manufactures the instruments and runs seminars across the country. Find out more about Kinnective here.