In common with medical practitioners and Dentists, the chiropractic profession is regulated by law. All our chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). They are members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC)
Ann-Marie & Daniel are committed to their Continuing Professional Development to ensure they have the most current knowledge and skills; They attend courses nationally and abroad.
Ann-Marie Graduated with First Class Honours from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of Glamorgan in 2002 and founded Beaches Chiropractic the following year. Previously Ann-Marie worked as a Staff Nurse specialising in Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedics, giving her over 30 years experience in healthcare. The combination of her specialist chiropractic skills and grounding in healthcare gives Ann-Marie an advantage when assessing her patients.
Functional Movement is a particular area of interest for Ann-Marie she is certified in FMS and SFMA and is a level 1 movement coach. By assessing functional movement Ann-Marie is able to detect areas of muscular imbalance associated with longstanding problems brought on by compensation related to injury or poor movement habits and can work as a predictor of future injury.
Ann-Marie’s many qualifications include western acupuncture also known as dry needling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) and Kiniesiotaping amongst others.
On a number of occasions our chiropractors have been approached to provided chiropractic cover at national and international sporting events. Amongst the events Ann-Marie has attended are Britain’s Natural Strongest Man Final 2014 & 2015, and the European Lifesaving Championships 2015 to name a few.
Ann-Marie is also registered as a trainer with the RCC and mentors newly qualified chiropractors, and is the post-graduate study organiser for chiropractors locally.
Daniel Graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of South Wales in July 2014 and immediately started work at Beaches Chiropractic. Daniel has a keen interest in research and sport. He has played football at a semi-professional level for Port Talbot Town FC and during his final year in university used the club as a starting point for his research. Since then, Daniel has been fortunate enough to carry out research and work alongside a number of Premier League clubs.
To further improve his knowledge of Sporting Injuries, Daniel has completed a number of courses based around the treatment and assessment of sports injuries. Daniel is a qualified Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) awarded by FICS. This qualification allows chiropractors to treat at a number of events across the world.
Daniel has completed a MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has completed a PgCert in MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound at the AECC University College Bournemouth.
Daniel is certified in both FMS and SFMA and uses both these tools on a regular basis to aid in diagnosis.
Daniel is the Chair of the BCA Student/New Graduate Committee and as a result of his work within the profession and commitment to his professional development Daniel was the proud recipient of the prestigious Royal College of Chiropractors Graham Heale Memorial Award 2015 for Outstanding PRT Candidate of The Year, as well as British Chiropractic Associate of the Year 2018.
Paula gained a Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage at Gower College in 2011 and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
She is a qualified Fitness Instructor and has a Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Exercise and Fitness. This knowledge is a great advantage when treating clients as she has a sound understanding of the mechanics of the body and is able to offer exercises/stretches that will assist in the rehabilitation process.
Paula has a varied client base ranging from elderly people who wish to maintain their mobility and independence to sporting enthusiasts of all ages who strive to increase performance in their desired sport.
Paula often attends local events such as the Richard Burton annual run and the Beast of Bryn cross-country race offering pre/post massage to competitors.
Jan qualified as an Integrative Counsellor in 2012, qualifying as a relationship and couples counsellor in 2013. Jan uses various therapies tailored to suit your needs including person centred, emotionally focused, psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy and neuro-linguistic programming.
Jan has previously worked within complex needs – mental health, learning difficulties since 2001, working as a support worker through to Service Manager. Jan’s experience in this field gives her an advantage within her counselling role.
Jan’s qualifications include Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Certificate in Relationship Counselling, BSC degree in Social Policy and Sociology, NVQ in Health and Social Care and various ILM/NVQs in management.
Jan is committed to Continuous Professional Development and attends various training days on a regular basis.
Jan has also attended a Post graduate Certificate in Coaching level 7.
Jan covers a wide area of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, emotional, behavioural issues, self-harm, abuse, grief and relationship issues.
Jan is registered with the BACP.
Cedric the Seahorse
Logo & Mascot
Cedric is our logo and mascot he is the second logo in the life of Beaches Chiropractic after we rebranded the clinic in 2011. The design combines the theme of Beaches/Ocean by using a seahorse with the shape of a human spine which beautifully mimics the shape of a seahorse’s back. Some artistic licence has been used as Cedric underwent plastic surgery to remove his dorsal fin to keep the back line sleek. The idea for the design has to be credited to Ann-Marie’s sister.