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 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 instructs elite sports teams across the UK.
Kay was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors in 2015 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.
Paul undertook his first degree in Biomedical Science but was inspired to become a Chiropractor by the immensely beneficial treatment his mother had received to manage a long history of migraines. He finished his training to practice Chiropractic in 2000 and has worked on the Continent, Australia as well as here in the UK.
Paul is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and completed the clinical competency exam of the International College of Applied Kinesiology in 2001. He uses a variety of techniques but his foundational approach is one of Applied Kinesiology, including tonal approaches such as B.E.S.T, Cranial and Rehabilitative support to augment an improvement in Posture. Since completing an Acupuncture course in 2014 from the Healing & Acupuncture College in Bath, this is often used as an adjunct in any treatment regimen.
When not at work, Paul enjoys Martial Arts or playing the Piano.
Lucy has been involved in many sports since a young age, and it is through this that she developed an interest in chiropractic.
She qualified first as a human chiropractor after five years of study on the MChiro programme, and following this, she qualified as an equine chiropractor, certified with the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
She divides her time between treating human patients in her clinics and travelling to see equine patients in Wiltshire and the surrounding counties.
Continuing her interest in sports chiropractic, Lucy has worked with sports teams, providing pitch side first aid and pre and post-game treatments. She has obtained her ICCSD sports diploma with FICS, meaning she is an internationally accredited sports chiropractor.
In her spare time Lucy likes to do yoga, trail running, skiing and cycling, and has competed in various triathlon and running races. She takes a holistic approach and believes lifestyle is key to maintaining optimum health.
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. Lou was unfortunate enough to pick up a neck injury while playing the part of a stretcher bound patient while filming for the BBCs "Casualty".
Amanda joined the reception team in 2018. She was previously a patient at the clinic and so has first hand experience of being on the "other side" of the desk. She has an interest in interior design and “upcycling” and has recently take up Triathlons.
Lorraine joined us at the end of 2018. She loves animals and has a Boxer dog at home, several chickens and 3 horses!
Chris is know as Trigger not for a love of Only Fools and Horses but from playing Brass instruments. He joined us in Spring 2019 as a handy man and due to other staff emergency sickness found himself behind the reception desk where he has stayed since!
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.