Melissa qualified with a Masters of Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in South Wales in 2010. Treating the whole body, Melissa has specific interest in the spine, headaches, as well as the foot, ankle and all extremities. She also has experience in treating babies and muscluloskeletal issues during pregnancy. Her treatment includes a thorough assessment of the biomechanics of the body including muscle testing, posture analysis and joint motion. She uses a broad range of techniques and experience to improve movement, strength, posture along with the aim to prevent any reoccurrence. Techniques include dry needling, taping and soft tissue work, in addition to manipulation, blocks, drops and activator.
After graduation Melissa spent three years in South Yorkshire where, along with developing her knowledge of chiropractic and patient management she was able to get involved in the treatment of injured service men and women. Treating patients with complicated trauma like amputation and brain injury and seeing them improve has given Melissa respect for how amazing the human body is, and how chiropractic care can help to improve its abilities further.
In 2011 Melissa was presented with the Graham Heale award for the 2010/2011 provisional registration training scheme (PRTs) candidate of the year. This is a very special award as it was set up in honor of the late Graham Heale, a very well-respected individual both within and outside of Chiropractic communities.
Melissa is always keen to expand her knowledge of chiropractic to ensure she brings the best care to her patients. She has undertaken the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) course, to expand her interest in biomechanics of the extremities and their role in back and neck pain.
During her time in practice, Melissa has developed a real interest in the treatment of pregnant women and babies. She has attended courses focusing on the specifics of how the body adapts during pregnancy and the baby’s development. Chiropractic treatment is always tailored to the individuals needs especially during pregnancy.
Growing up in Gloucestershire, Melissa spent much of her childhood in the outdoors, which has influenced her to take an active role in her health and wellbeing.
She has patients from 2 weeks – 95 years of age.
Melissa is registered with GCC and a member of the BCA.