Melanie graduated in 2007 with a Master’s degree from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. Since then she has worked in several practices across the south of England, developing her passion – helping and empowering women to have positive pregnancy and birth experiences.
“Whether a home birth or a C-section, my goal is to support all our mum-to-be’s bodies during this time to promote optimal baby development, a more comfortable pregnancy, birth and recovery post birth”. For more information about how Chiropractic care can support pregnancy, click here.
Originally from Berkshire, Melanie and her family moved to the Banbury area in 2014. Following the arrival of their daughter, Melanie returned to practise as a locum, providing high quality Chiropractic care in clinics across Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and London. She decided to start up Active Family Chiropractic as a mobile Chiropractor around Northants, Oxfordshire and surrounding counties before setting up her own clinic as well. Since February 2017, AFC has been based at the Ashcroft Therapy Centre in Deddington where she has thoroughly enjoyed providing Chiropractic care to the local community.
“I absolutely love helping clients of all ages improve their quality of life through decreased pain and improved mobility and function. I love educating and inspiring people to understand that well-being isn’t just about symptoms but optimal functioning, which is achieved through the choices we make in our lifestyles.”
Melanie’s passion in Chiropractic support during pregnancy and childhood was enhanced by her own personal experiences of family life as she realised just how much of a joy and challenge pregnancy, birthing and parenting can be! This prompted her to undertake lots of post graduate qualifications and training in pregnancy and paediatric care including Webster certification. She now delights in helping children of all ages, working closely with families to optimise their health and potential. When she gets time for herself, Melanie is into running, having completed 2 half marathons and a duathalon, and has now gotten the Triathalon bug – because one sport is just never enough 🙂
“Keeping healthy and active is such an important part of our lives – to use a well known quote: ‘health is a great wealth; It should never be taken for granted, and should always be something we do’.”
Children tumble and fall many times each day, often with no apparent impact. Chiropractic check-ups can mitigate the impact on their mobility and general complaints of aches and pains.
‘Not just how you feel, but how you function’. The clear message is that emotional, chemical and physical factors can cause pressure on our bodies.