Meet the Team
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.
Rhiannon is a Sports Therapist with a level 5 in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. She trained at the North London School of Sports Massage and has recently completed her Msc in Sports Therapy at London Metropolitan University. Passionate about delivering high quality care to her clients; Rhiannon is a registered full member of the Sports Massage Association (MSMA), the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
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 of clients, including amateur and professional footballers, rugby players, bodybuilders, horse riders and most recently the Australian Cycling team during their build up to Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Sandy originates from South Africa. Certified as an Exercise in Medicine Practitioner, she dedicated 10 years of her life to helping clients transform their lives and obtain their wellness goals as a Personal Trainer. Sandy has a special interest in biomechanical and postural correction combined with rehabilitation exercises to restore balance of the nervous system and body which lead her to complete her Masters Chiropractic.
Sandy is passionate about treating the patient holistically and her goal is to partner up with her patients too improve their general wellness and quality of life.
Sandy has always been a avid sportsperson and loves to be outdoors and active at every opportunity she gets. Her favorited things are sunny days and walking her dog.
Sandy is also registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Sophie qualified as a Sports Therapist from Birmingham City University in 2022. Throughout the 3 years she discovered her passion within sports massage whilst gaining experience within the university injury clinic and her football placement.
My name is Alwyn, but most people call me Will.
I am a local Gloucestershire lad and I come from an active/sports background where in particular, rugby was my passion, and I played at a reasonable standard.
Being first introduced to the benefits of soft tissue manipulation on a sports injury course in the military back in 1989, I knew that it was something that I wished to pursue as a career. So, soon after leaving the Military, I set out to gain the qualifications and experience to practise.
I have gained a wealth of experience, working with private individuals, sports clubs, professional referrals, and a loyal client base, who are all of different ages, professions, and abilities. So please don’t think that only sports or active people can benefit from massage therapies – I treat people from all walks of life with a wide range of issues. These could be work related repetitive strain injuries to trauma/impact recovery treatments. No two client needs are the same. And treatment plans are tailored to the individual’s needs.
I have a real passion for the Industry and take great pride and satisfaction in helping support people in achieving their goals or aiding them with their recovery, but most of all their Health, well-being and feeling the best they can be! The treatments, therapies and techniques I use are drawn from over 30 years of practise and keeping up-to date with regular CPD courses. Bringing clients the most advanced and best practises to date. I look forward to helping you soon.
Some of the treatment and therapies are, Sports and remedial massage, Deep tissue and trigger point therapy, Swedish and traditional, Champi / ( Indian head ), Advanced dry needling and medical acupuncture, Geothermal ( Warm stone ) Acupressure point therapy, Myofascial cupping and sports taping Thai massage therapy ( Nuat Thai Boran ) and additional practices, Bamboo, Cloth ( Pa Kao Mah ) Tok sen, and hot herbal compresses.
Greetings! I'm Adnan Rehman, a dedicated Sports Therapist currently thriving in the vibrant atmosphere of Emerald Chiropractic Clinic. My journey in the world of sports therapy is not just a profession but a fusion of my passion and commitment to fostering peak athletic performance.
A lifelong enthusiast of football and a familiar face at the gym, I've always believed in the transformative power of sports. My love for these activities goes beyond the sidelines, shaping my holistic approach to sports therapy. It's this unique blend of professional expertise and personal passion that I bring to every session at the clinic.
With a rich background working with football teams, I've had the privilege of navigating the intricate landscape of athlete well-being. From injury prevention to recovery strategies, my experiences have instilled in me a deep understanding of the challenges athletes face and the nuanced solutions required for their success.
In addition to my work at the clinic, you'll often find me on the football field or immersed in a challenging gym session. These hobbies not only keep me physically engaged but also serve as a constant reminder of the joy that comes with embracing an active lifestyle.
Join me in this exciting journey at Emerald Chiropractic Clinic, where passion meets professionalism, and together, we unlock the full potential of athletic excellence.
Cheers to health, happiness, and achieving your goals!
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.
A member of the Association of Reflexologists Suzi has been delivering treatments on/off around previous work commitments since 2007. After being made redundant in 2023, the opportunity arose to follow her passion and can now help you through the art of reflexology.
Having worked in the fitness industry for many years, health and wellbeing has always been extremely important for herself, her family and those around her. So, whether it be to help with a medical condition, stress and/or anxiety, which is so prominent in today’s world, Suzi looks forward to inviting you into a treatment with her …
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.
Felicity joined Emerald in 2022 after moving to the area from Yorkshire.
She is a busy Mum to her three children and enjoys sewing, cooking, DIY and painting.
She loves travelling and trying out things that scare her.