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. 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 was a partner in the formation of Kinnective Ltd. Kay has instructed in and supplied instruments of IASTM techniques to many of the medical team at professional sports clubs such as the Royal Ballet, Cardiff FC and The Welsh RFU.
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 the clinic to use diagnostic ultrasound to accurately diagnose many musculoskeletal injuries, give a more specific prognosis and provide a specific treatment plan.
Kay has continued to contribute to the care of athletes at major international sporting events, being selected to be part of the Medical Services team at the 2017 IAAF World Championships London and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
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.
Joseph graduated from Bournemouth University with a Sports Science degree in 2015. He went on to work at the Bristol Academy of Sport as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and at UK Athletics with GB sprinters training for the Rio Olympics. He worked in Motor Sport for a further 2 years with international drivers competing in Formula 2 and 3. He has experience training athletes in sports including American Football, Boxing, Netball, Golf, Basketball and Rugby.
In 2018 Joe reflected on his career path and returned to University to study Chiropractic to be able to focus on treating as well as training. His aim is to be able to give patients from all areas of life relief from symptoms as well as supporting recovery from injury by guiding the rehabilitation journey.
Joe was presented with an Academic Award from the British Chiropractic Association for achieving the highest academic score in his final University year.
Joe is fuelled by strong coffee and has a surprisingly small dog called Milo.
Sarah and Kay have known each other since their oldest children went to baby singing sessions at Trowbridge Library. She was also previously a patient at the clinic and so has first hand experience of being on the "other side" of the desk.
At weekends, Sarah enjoys mountain biking and horse riding and is a Mum to 2 teenage boys.
Sarah had a 10 year career in marketing until she made a change of direction and retrained as a soft tissue therapist at University of Bath in 2021. She joined us considering studying further to be a Physio but is now rethinking about joining a Chiropractic course!
Outside clinic, Sarah has competed at Affiliated Dressage and enjoys riding regularly.
Cate is a familiar face in Westbury and is often seen walking her dog around town. She has been at the clinic since 2022, originally stepping in as maternity leave.
Beth joined the clinic in 2021 and has recently has a 4 month sabbatical to enjoy travelling in Australia. She is also an Orthopaedics Rehabilitation Assistant at Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
Beth studied initially for an MSc in Dance Science degree and had a keen interest in being involved in injury rehabilitation programmes - working with specific injuries, supplementary training and the psychology behind dance and sports, which inspired her to study Soft Tissue Massage Therapy.
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.