Meet the Team
Sports Massage Therapist
Matt qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2009 whilst he was working at a school for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) as a physiotherapy assistant. He wanted to learn different techniques to support the young people to be more comfortable and improve their wellbeing.
As a keen rugby player, Matt saw the potential opportunity to use his newfound skills to help and support local sports players, and chose to study to become a sport massage therapist a few years later. Matt also spent a year working as a Physiotherapy Assistant on a Stroke Ward at a local NHS hospital, which further enhanced his skills and abilities.
Matt has also gained further qualifications in Kenesiotaping, Electrotherapy and has created his own techniques with Geothermal Therapy.
Matt became a Director of Emerald Chiropractic and Wellbeing in January 2021. Matt is dedicated to ensuring that Emerald provides the best possible service to all our patients, creating a bespoke service that is inclusive and accessible for everybody.
Fiona qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2013. She is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
Fiona has a strong passion for horses and animals, which lead her to the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic where she qualified as an Animal Chiropractor in 2015.
Although at Emerald Chiropractic we only treat people.
Fiona loves helping patients to feel better and seeing them achieve their goals.
When not treating animals or humans, Fiona enjoys long walks in the countryside with her husband, son and dog.
Emily qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, gaining a first class honours integrated Masters degree in McTimoney Chiropractic. She is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA), the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
Emily’s interest in chiropractic stemmed from her involvement with horses. She regularly had her horses checked by an Equine Chiropractor over the years and was always fascinated by what a difference it made! This fascination carried Emily through to her five year training to become a Chiropractor, before going on to train as Veterinary Chiropractor. Emily studied at the Options for Animals School in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Emily is registered with the British Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Emily regularly undergoes continuing professional development every year to further her knowledge and experience in working with humans and animals
Outside of work, Emily can be found either out riding her horses, on a netball court or competing at fast trap clay pigeon shooting.
Kay is Danish and came to England in 1994. His background has always involved exercising. Kays first degree was a BA (Hons) in Dance Performance. In 2007 Kay graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. He also has additional qualifications in Sports and Remedial Massage and Personal Training.
Kay combines the above elements to support his chiropractic patients. This mas include tailoring exercises and or Kinesiology taping for muscular and joint dysfunction.
Outside of clinic enjoys family time with his wife and daughter, sports including football, rugby and sailing. To relax he enjoys listening to music, reading and a good film.
Sports Massage Therapist
Mellissa joined the team in August 2018 completing a Level 3 in Sports massage with Active IQ.
She is currently studying to become an Osteopath with the College of Osteopaths at Stafford University. This is a five-year degree which includes an in-depth study of anatomy and physiology. Implementing this knowledge with osteopathic techniques.
Mellissa is a qualified Dental Nurse and works full time within a local dental practice. She enjoys walking her cocker spaniel, Mabel and is keen runner.
Erika is an exercise science masters graduate, and continued to focus on general population recovery and rehabilitation post degree. She discovered her passion for acupuncture after observing an Osteopath at work and experiencing the wonderful effects for herself. From this she decided to become qualified as a medical acupuncturist for pain and muscle relaxation to aid recovery.
When she’s not in the clinic, Erika’s main hobby is playing Netball, with her team aiming to progress to division 2 of the West Midlands regional league this year - the acupuncture skills are very gratefully received on a Saturday afternoon post match!
Remedial Massage Therapist
Harriet qualified as Holistic Therapist 15 years ago and worked in various hotels and spas since then. Her area of expertise is in massage, both Swedish body and aromatherapy. She is currently studying physiotherapy at university. She hope to use her studies to develop her knowledge in muscular skeletal anatomy and use this compliment her massage work.
Sports Massage Therapist
Rhiannon is a level 5 sports and remedial massage therapist. She trained at the North London School of Sports Massage and has recently completed her Msc in Sports Therapy at the London Metropolitan University. From professional athletes and "weekend warriors" to those struggling with everyday aches and pains, Rhiannon is passionate about helping others be the best that they can be whilst feeling good about themselves and their body. Rhiannon has previously worked with a wide range clients, including amateur and professional footballers and rugby players, bodybuilders and horse riders. Rhiannon has also worked within professional sports clubs.
When not at Emerald she enjoys regular running, yoga and taking walks in and around Evesham with her husband and daughter.
Jackie qualified as a Registered Nutritional Therapist in 2009, with a degree in Nutritional Medicine.
She has worked within the NHS and Nuffield Health, promoting healthy eating initiatives via dietary protocols to support health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, gut health and menopause.
Jackie has repeatedly supported clients with further health concerns such as; migraines, fatigue, IBS, food allergy and intolerance's, low mood/ depression.
Her passion lies in supporting people who are struggling to obtain relief from their symptoms and health concerns and to support them in implementing dietary and lifestyle changes that will play a pivotal role in improving their health.
Reflexologist & Remedial Therapist
Lorna trained for her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2018 at Academique in Australia, this covered a wide range of modalities including Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Since her return to the UK Lorna has added to her skill set in Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree, and is keen to delve deeper into more holistic therapies.
In her spare time you will find Lorna playing the guitar and singing at her local acoustic nights, gardening and taking her ridiculously cute Labrador Freyja for long woodland walks.
Ria joined the team in 2016, she is a busy wife, mum of two and she also enjoys walking her 2 dogs Willow and Henry.
Ria was originally from Whitehaven in the Lake District, but spent most of her childhood in Holland.
In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening and keeping fit, plus a glass of wine or two.
Charlotte joined the team in 2018. She completed a degree in Community and Youth Work Studies at the University of Hull in 2015. Shortly after completing her degree Charlotte moved back to Worcestershire with her family. Charlotte is a busy wife and mum to 3 boys. In her spare time she enjoys walking her cocker spaniel Bailey and a bit of baking.