Mary has been a practitioner of natural therapies for sixteen years. She began her career treating people at Yarmouth Chiropractic clinic, with massage and aromatherapy in 1998, after qualifying at the Isle of Wight College.
Two years later Mary moved to Watchbell House Natural Therapy Center in Newport. She continued massage and aromatherapy, Here she worked with McTimoney chiroprators, whose effectiveness impressed her so much – she had treatment herself for severe back pain following the birth of her son – that she decided to train as a McTimoney Chiropractic herself.
Chiropractors focus on the spine and the neuro-musculoskeletal system and how conditions affecting these areas can affect your health and performance. Chiropractors are trained to assess the neuro-musculoskeletal system and identify restrictions, imbalances and dysfunction. Our package of care involves spinal and peripheral joint adjustments and mobilisations, application of soft tissue treatment and advice on exercise, self-help, diet and lifestyle where appropriate. Some chiropractors offer rehabilitation programmes. Chiropractors do not use medicines or surgery and the gentle manual approaches we use are extremely safe and comfortable to receive.
In 2001 Mary began a four year BSC Hons degree at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon after completing their pre-course. During that time she also trained in Indian head massage, basic Reflexology, Crystal healing and Reiki.
Following qualification Mary set up a clinic in Shanklin in 2005, but transferred her practice to Ventnor where she opened the St. Anne’s Wellness Clinic in 2007, and has treated patients there.
Mary’s practice keeps her busy, but when not working she enjoys being with her family and walking her dogs. She also enjoys a variety of interests including yoga, painting, dancing, sailing, music and cooking.