It started with kelly
A little more about Kelly
I started my professional life in the Royal Air Force, but after 15 years I wasn’t sure what I was going to do next. I had moved to Kingston Upon Thames to live with my then boyfriend (now husband), I had no plans and I didn’t know what my future would look like. There aren’t too any opportunities for parachute packing in civvie street!
So I applied for a job at Kingston Chiropractic and wellness centre as a Clinic assistant, and what I discovered changed my life, I discovered chiropractic.
As I sat behind the Reception desk booking appointments, I saw the transformations people experienced, I was amazed. They could do more activities with their children, they could go back to playing sports and hobbies they had been unable to do for years!
I had my own ailments, I have been a cluster headache sufferer since I was 16, and I had seen an intern at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and I was reminded how much it had helped me, I had a flash of realization, I had to become a chiropractor and do what the chiropractor upstairs was doing.
I quickly enrolled on the degree course to become a chiropractor. This was undoubtedly the most exciting career decision I have ever made. I learned to help patients bodies work better and get their nervous system working at its best.
I am now the passionate and proud clinic director, co-owner (with my husband) and chiropractor of that very same clinic where I was a receptionist. To say its been an interesting journey is an understatement! I truly love what I do and nothing inspires me more than seeing the hard work and dedication my team and my patients achieve in the clinic that I inherited.
You can find out more about my Team below.
Our amazing Team
Describe yourself in five words…
Courageous, passionate, friendly, wise, resilient
What is the most inspiring part of your job? Being part of the team who improve lives, heals and relief pain. It's best job in the world. It means a lot to me make sure they have better quality of life due to my service.
What would your super power be? Invisibility and flight
If I wasn't so damm good at my job, I would be....selling Lego
What is the one piece of advice you would offer to a new patient that has come to the clinic? Taking care of your body so it can take care of you, it is the best investment you can possibly do for yourself and you are definitely in the right place for that.
Describe yourself in five words…Funny, friendly, caring, candid, heart on sleeve
Share one fun fact about yourself… I’ve lived in 8 countries and 4 continents.
If I wasn't so damn good at my job, I would be....Horseback riding in Montana, USA
My dream dinner party guests would be.... Dolly Parton, Cleopatra, and Thor
What is the one piece of advice you would offer to a new patient that has come to the clinic? Your health is your most treasured asset.
Director of Clinic
Describe yourself in five words ...Ginger, exuberant, assertive, crochetastic, problemsolver
Share one fun fact about yourself...I once flew in a world war 2 bomber aircraft called the Lancaster during my career in the Royal Air Force (also my proudest moment!)
If I wasnt so damn good at my job I would be a journalist or author. People fascinate me, I love hearing their stories and what the are passionate about. I love the written word, and its great way to express yourself! I am also an avid reader, anything Sci-fi or fantasy!
What would my super hero power be? Definitely flying. I have had so many flying dreams I cannot count them!
What is the one piece of advice you would offer a new patient that has come to the clinic? Do what you chiropractor tells you! So many patients don't follow the most basic advice, you're not just paying me for my hands but also my training and experience, our advice can help you get better quicker, which will save you time money and energy! So do those stretches!