Melanie Taylor DC
Melanie grew up in Wimborne and graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic as best academic student in 1985. She worked for 7 years at a busy chiropractic clinic in Surrey before opening her own clinic in Wareham in 1990.
Chiropractic treatment is known mainly for manipulation of the spinal joints for back and neck pain or for trapped nerves. However it can also be very good for sports injuries, arthritis, tension headaches and most musculoskeletal pains.
Melanie really enjoys working as a team with her physiotherapy partner Pam and her other colleagues at Swanage Therapy Centre.
Melanie lives on a farm in Swanage and when not working her great loves are helping on the farm, walking the dogs and learning to ride.
Member of association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Acupuncture
I qualified as a physiotherapist in Birmingham 30 years ago. I have worked and learned ever since. Initially I trained as a teacher and I love to teach – why have you got this problem? What can you do to help now and in the future?
We all need help to realign the body after injury, repeated strain or pschycological stress. I use deep massage techniques, osteopathic ‘muscle energy techniques’ and Craniosacral techniques for this.
Pain can block any attempts to realign – electrotherapies such as TENS and interferential help while Ultra sounds helps healing. Western acupuncture focuses on pain and heat and cold also may be used.
At 60 I still mountain bike (Peru in 2008), rock climb and mountaineer and I have a small allotment. I love to be outside and active. I have injured my neck, shoulders, thumb, back, knee and ankle – some severely. THERAPISTS are wonderful – I needed their help – but you have to believe in yourself.
YOU CAN GET BACK – CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN!
Pam Jolliffe is Chartered Physiotherapist, Pilates Foundation Teacher and Craniosacral Therapist (Upledger training).
Alan Hext Mac, MBAcC, Cert ZB
Alan practices Traditional Acupuncture and Zero Balancing body work; He began practice in1979 and gained his Masters degree in Acupuncture in 1985. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and Zero Balancing Association UK. Alan has studied Zero Balancing with its founder since 1983. He also teaches both therapies internationally. Alan is a member of the faculty of the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick where he has taught since the early 1980′s.
Traditionally, Acupuncture was used to aid a return to health by treating the roots that led someone to become ill. It aids preventative health and the restoration of well being in body, mind and spirit. It is a beneficial therapy in what may be complex conditions and also where other approaches may not have proved successful.
Zero Balancing is a deeply relaxing, non manipulative hands on therapy, which is performed with the client fully clothed. It is valuable in helping to handle stress and overload and helps clear postural tensions. The touch is richly pleasurable and nurturing, in ways which that can lead to profound healing as a renewed body felt integration with oneself is experienced.
Ceri trained at Pinderfields Hospital in Yorkshire and qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1983. Since this time she has worked in a number of settings gaining a large variety of experience.
Initially working in a large general hospital and then working within private hospitals gave her an understanding of immediate post operative care with both medical and orthopedic patients as well as the management of neurological conditions. Subsequently these skills were transferable to a community post, working locally for a GP practice where all conditions were treated and a home visit service for patients suffering from acute back pain was established.
Since then Ceri has worked in a number of private practices including a specific sports injury clinic and has managed a Therapy Team at a school for students with complex needs. Both muscular and neurological conditions have formed the basis of her experience using similar techniques to mobilise joints, muscles and soft tissues however the pain and restriction is caused. A variety of techniques can be applied to all areas of the body ranging from the small joints to the spine. The aim of any treatment being, to restore movement and function with a reduction in any resulting pain and discomfort. There is also a need for education of any condition and hopefully as a patient, you will gain an understanding of how to further help yourself with a combination of postural advice and a home exercise program.
Jane is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with more than 10 years experience working in the private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad. Jane has a MSc in Psychotherapy and counselling and a BSc(hons.) in Psychology. Jane has experience working in a residential addiction treatment centre in Thailand and has many years experience working with depression, anxiety, addiction and recovery, as well as trauma and abuse.
Jane works integratively drawing on her experience and training in various settings. She uses CBT (Cognative Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness practice and skills as well as a more person- centred and existential approach often favoured when working with trauma and abuse. Jane spent 18 months working and living in South East Asia where she trained in mindfulness and meditation at a temple in Chiang Mai, North Thailand. Mindfulness has been a subject of growing attention in recent years, thanks to research suggesting it is extremely beneficial for both psychological and physical well-being. Jane is continuing her mindfulness training through Bangor University in Wales.
Jane’s background is in holistic health and she has an on-going interest in the relationship between body and mind. Jane teaches and practices both Yoga and Mindfulness alongside psychotherapy, and has worked as a massage therapist for many years. Jane divides her time between Dorset and London teaching, running groups and working with individuals, couples and groups.
Sally Roberts MCFHP MAFHP
Therapies: Foot Health Care
Sally gained a diploma in child care in 1982 and worked in prep schools as a matron until 1990.
Sally then worked for Dorset County Council Social Services for 13 years, gaining an NVQ2 in care. Whilst working for the Social Services, Sally trained as a Chiropodist at the Smae Institute in Maidenhead. As well as working as a Foot Health Practitioner, Sally also works with a private care agency.
Sally’s hobbies include singing with 2 choirs, walking, reading and swimming.
Therapies: Anti ageing Facial | Botanic Blitz for Men | Clear Future Facial | Eye Treatments | Full Facial | Luxury Facial | Luxury Manicure | Luxury Pedicure | Mini Facial | Mini Manicure | Mini Pedicure | Thai Foot Massage | Thai Oil Massage | Thai Relaxing Massage | Traditional Thai Massage | Waxing
Alison studied for BSc Sports Therapy degree at Chichester University. She also has 10 years’ experience within the sporting rehabilitation field providing sports massage.
As a member of The Society of Sports Therapists, She has undertaken an accredited programme of study and achieved standards of knowledge and competence that are recognised and recommended by the Society, as the lead professional body for Sports Therapists in the UK.
She is a keen athlete herself and knows how important it is to keep on top of all the aches and pains that are a result of taking part in many sports. She has a number of clients who see her regularly to help improve their sporting performance and avoid injury.
Alison also trained at Bournemouth & Poole College and qualified in Holistic massage including anatomy and physiology in June 2003. Since then she has qualified in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi ear candling and most recently Deep Tissue Massage.
These treatments have many benefits e.g. reducing stress and anxiety, easing aches and pains, creating a feeling of well being and much more.
Alison’s hobbies and interests include running, taking part in triathlons, swimming and reading. She also loves spending time with her family.
Alison practices: Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Hopi Ear Candle, Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Massage,
MA(Ord), PGCE, Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Mary graduated from Edinburgh University with an Arts Degree in 1968. She has a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from 1972.
Mary completed a Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Kingston College in 1999 and a Diploma in Group and Individual Supervision in 2006.
Mary has been in private practice since 2000 and has also worked for many years in a variety of counselling organisations. From 2001 – 2010 she was a counsellor and supervisor with the University of London College Counselling Service.
Mary is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means that she adheres to an established code of ethics and that her qualifications and experience are recognised.