Exercise is good for your mind, body and soul.
Suzie Michelle Cortright
Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of lethargy, poor health and fat.
Jill Johnson
Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
James Rippe MD
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
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"A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs."
Joan Welsh

Spinal Health at Emerald

Emerald Chiropractic's reputation has spread beyond Evesham and Pershore and extends throughout the West Midlands. Our team of highly-qualified chiropractors (all of whom are UCA, BCA or MCA and GCC registered) and Osteopaths are involved with general spinal, muscle and joint care, as well as some highly prestigious athletic clients. We treat many people ranging from the local running clubs, and recreational sports clubs, up to and including the current Masters 100m, 200m, and 400m indoor and outdoor British champion and record holder.

We have also added to our team, an Osteopath, Barnes Stringer. Barnes will be working on Thursday afternoons / evenings and Friday mornings 9am to 1pm and Kay Schultz who is an experienced Chiropractor available Mondays from 10am to 6pm both to compliment and add to the team.

Naturally, we see traditional cases of neck pain, neck ache, back pain and back aches, but we have also had some wonderful results with other problems like chronic bad backs, 'slipped' discs, trapped nerves, sports injuries, muscle spasms, certain types of headaches, arm pain, frozen shoulder, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, tennis elbow, sprains and strains, spondylitis, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) etc. This list is not exhaustive, please give us a call to book a complimentary check to see if we can help with your condition.

But not all chiropractors and Osteopaths are the same! Emma, Fiona, Kay & Barnes work closely with local GPs and consultants. This healthy collaboration produces great results, saves time, and benefits our entire community.

Many will be wondering what the difference is between the Chiropractor and the Osteopath! In truth, there is very little differences, we both take the same problems, apply a treatment protocol to the affected area, including manipulation and muscle release, and see very similar results...

Emerald Chiropractic Team

Team Emerald at a festival

Meet the team

The clinic has a range of experienced and dedicated practitioners and staff members who have helped create a successful and respected clinic in Worcestershire. Please browse through our team personnel profile:

Emma Fretwell - Chiropractor

Qualifying from Oxford Brookes University, Emma gained a B.Sc(Hons) degree in Chiropractic. Emma is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, United Chiropractic Association, International Veterinary chiropractic Association, and registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

She has been fortunate to treat people from many different walks of life from plasterers, mechanics, plumbers and administration workers, to professional footballers, professional athletes, ballet dancers, actors and rock bands. Her youngest patient has been 2 days old and her oldest 102 years old. Each treatment is tailored to the individual.

Emma is registered with AXA PPP, Aviva, and other leading healthcare insurers. She works very closely with local GPs and consultants.

She has furthered her education to specialize in chiropractic for animals, and rehabilitation for both people and animals.

She currently teaches animal chiropractic in Bournemouth, on a course affiliated to AECC, she was a Board Examiner for the European and US State Board Exams, and has stood on the Managing Committee for the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and she was also part of a team who assess the standard of education for the IVCA. She was Team Chiropractor for the Kennel Club Team GB Agility teams from 2007 – 2015.

Emma has recently been made into a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, and holds the Chairman position in the Animal Faculty. Plus she is pursuing her post graduate education Chiropractic Neurology, and in Animal Rehabilitation.

Although, at Emerald Chiropractic, Emma works on Mondays from 9am to 8pm to treat people.

Fiona McQueen - Chiropractor

Fiona qualified from McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2013, following a diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, and various qualifications with Sports and Swedish Massage. 

Because of her passion for horses and animals she also 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 walk a little straighter on leaving her sessions.

Fiona and her husband welcomed baby Finley early in 2019, she has returned to Clinic part-time on Tuesdays 2pm to 8pm , Thursdays and Saturdays mornings 9am to 1pm to ensure her patients can still schedule their appointments.

Barnes Stringer - Osteopath

I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London, the oldest and largest osteopathy college in Europe, with a Masters level degree. My five year osteopathic training included in depth study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and rheumatology as well as employing a wide variety of osteopathic technique and principles such as spinal adjustment and soft tissue.

I have over 1000 clinical experiences under the guidance of qualified osteopaths and experience in working in several clinics including elderly care homes, hospitals and children’s clinics, as well as working with the homeless. I chose osteopathy as I had first hand experience of the transformation it can achieve, and I have seen the profound changes it can make to peoples’ lives. I was so enthused by the results that I changed my career path, from that of qualified accountant to qualified osteopath.

I am married with two school aged children and am a keen sportsman and qualified sports masseur. I regularly run in half marathons and also run and volunteer at local parkruns and am a keen cyclist. I also play football, golf and am an intermittent scuba diver. 

Barnes joined the team in November 2017 and currently works Thursdays 2pm to 8pm and Fridays 9am to 1pm.

Kay Schultz

I am Danish and came to England in 1994. My background has always involved exercising which I enjoy, my first degree was a BA (Hons) in Dance Performance.  Following on from my degree, I subsequently graduated as a McTimoney Chiropractor in 2007 with additional qualifications in Sports and Remedial Massage and Personal Training.

I combine all these elements to support my chiropractic patients. This may include tailoring exercises and or Kinesiology taping for muscular and joint dysfunction.  I also have strong interests in functional neurology, keeping fit and the promotion of eating a healthy diet. 

My other interests outside of the Practice include my family, wife and daughter, sports including football, rugby and sailing. I was lucky and competed in Danish sailing race and achieved a Championship in a BB10 meter. When I have time I also enjoy listening to music, a good book and films to whine down.

Kay joined our team in March 2019 and currently works on Mondays 10am to 6pm.

 

Henry Fuller

Henry uses chiropractic techniques to help you heal, repair and progress.

 Treatments are focussed on 5 key areas; physical function, thought, activity, food and social fulfilment which help you to move beyond physical limitations and poor function into progress, growth and recovery.

Henry practices the McTimoney Method, which is a low force technique that is precise and gentle to receive.

Henry is also trained in traditional Chiropractic techniques.

Henry currently works Tuesdays 3pm-7pm and Thursdays 9am-1pm.

Matt Webb - Massage Therapist

ITEC level 4 sports massage therapist since 2009

  • Over the past 10 years Matt has worked in the care sector working with children and adults with multiple disabilities as a care giver and as a physiotherapy assistant.
  • As Matt has worked with multiple care providers and professionals in the public and private sectors providing assistants, support and ideas to enable individuals to reach their potential.
  • Matt splits his time between us and Evesham hospital where he is a physiotherapist assistant.
  • Matt is a very keen sportsman (Ex Rugby player) but struggles to find time to play any more as he has two young boys and a baby daughter at home! 

Matt joined the Emerald Team in 2016 and he works Mondays 4pm to 6pm, Tuesdays 2pm to 8pm, Wednesdays 9am to 12 noon, Thursday 4pm to 8pm, and alternative Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

Jazz Shirley

I would like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Jazz and I'm the newest member of the Emerald team. I am a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and I also offer Laser Therapy, Kinesio Taping and Cupping Therapy (Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow).

I'm currently in the last few months of training to become a McTimoney Chiropractor.

You can find me in clinic on Wednesday afternoons, Friday afternoons and alternative Saturday mornings

Mellissa Bellamy - 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. 

Ria McDonald - Chiropractic Assistant (Head CA)

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 Lilly - Chiropractic Assistant

Charlotte joined the team in 2017, is also busy wife and mum, with small children, who works part time at the Practice and is the cheery voice you will hear on the telephone and answering machine.

Katie Irish- Chiropractic Assistant

Katie joined Emerald at the beginning of 2020 and has stepped into her role as Chiropractic Assistant perfectly. Katie is a mum of two teenagers and a naughty terrier.  She is a keen cook and birthday cake baker!