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Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
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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 an Osteopath to our team recently, Barnes Stringer. Barnes will be working on a Wednesday and a Friday, 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 & 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

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 BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, and all 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 just been made into a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors, and holds the Chiairman position in the Animal Faculty. Plus she is pursuing her post graduate education Chiropractic Neurology, andin Animal Rehabilitataion.

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. Her passion for horses and other animals has eventually take her down the animal chiroprctacic route, and she qualified as an Animal Chiropractor in 2015. She specialises in horses when not at Emerald! She is currently splitting her time between Emerald and a racing yard where she helps train racehorses and gets stuck in with the general organisation of the yard.

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.

Rob Manning - Massage Therapist

Rob qualified with a degree in Sports Therapy in 2014.

  • Since qualifying he has work with a number of sports teams, some to national level.
  • Rob likes to keep active by making use of the Forest Of Dean to go downhill mountain biking, and also in the summer takes part in tennis leagues playing doubles

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 at home!

Tace Allen - Massage Therapist

Tace is one of the few people in the UK to hold Diplomas in all 3 disciplines of Human, Equine and Canine Sports Massage. She is also a highly qualified Personal Trainer specialising in Rehabilitation.

Since leaving the Royal Agricultural College in 1998 she has worked with animals both as a point to point and polo groom and has also trained as a Veterinary Nurse. In 2003 Tace qualified with Premier Global and obtained the Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy.

She started up a Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic which is still operational today, and has numerous sporting and celebrity clients

Ria McDonald - Chiropractic Assistant (Team Leader)

Is a busy wife and mum of two, and she has recently increased her workload by adding a puppy, Willow, to the family mix. She is 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.

Hannah Chesby - Chiropractic Assistant

Hazel Goode - Relationship Counsellor

  • MA Relationship Therapy
  • BSc (Hons)Psychology
  • MBACP
  • Hazel is a Relate-trained and BACP Registered counsellor.

She has an MA in Relationship Therapy, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Qualification as a Relate Counsellor.

As well as working in her own private practice Hazel works as an experienced relationship counsellor with Relate Worcestershire.

When you have a difficult decision to make, it can be helpful to work with a counsellor who can explore possibilities with you - This can help you gain different perspectives - and sometimes being able to share your experiences can help you get through trying times.