Bethan’s interest in Chiropractic began whilst completing a BSc Hons in Physiology at the University of Wales. She graduated from the University of Surrey in 2001 with a Masters in Chiropractic and worked at clinics in Hertfordshire and Surrey before returning home to Pembrokeshire in 2007. Her research whilst studying won her an opportunity to present her research at the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference in Paris in 2001. Post-graduate education furthered her knowledge in Chiropractic Paediatrics and other techniques such as Dry-Needling (a form of acupuncture) and sports kinesio-taping. With the Royal College of Chiropractors, Bethan is a Trainer for newly graduated Chiropractors, offering support and experience when graduates first begin work. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.
Being bilingual, it was a natural choice to return to her home county of Pembrokeshire to settle and raise her family where friend and family ties are strong. Her sporting interests have evolved over the years from competing on horses to running races, cycling sportives and marathons. This experience of intensive training has given Bethan an excellent understanding of the demands put on the muscles, joints and mind. Her ultimate achievement for 2015 was to complete one of the toughest events in triathlon – Ironman Wales.
Bethan Hughes MChiro DC LRCC
Beth Hughes joined the practice in July 2015. She grew up on a farm in Pembrokeshire and attended St.Davids’ Secondary School prior to studying chiropractic at The University of South Wales.
She is a keen horsewoman who has ridden most of her life. She was successfully chosen to represent Wales on two occasions, and again for Ireland at showjumping events. Her introduction to chiropractic came following a recommendation from her show-jumping trainer and following her own treatment, she became fascinated by the therapy. Five years later, she graduated from the University of South Wales with a merit in Master of Chiropractic.
Beth absolutely adores horses and dogs and has completed the animal chiropractic degree to enable her to treat animals alongside their owners! She has also undergone post-graduate training in dry-needling.
Kat has been working at the clinic since 2008. She is a Yoga and Pilates teacher as well as a running coach and uses her unique knowledge of the body in her sports massage work. She first started practising yoga and pilates as part of her daily training as a dancer and physical theatre practitioner over 15 years ago. She qualified in Pilates with Pilates Precision and later trained with Sun Power Yoga to become a yoga teacher. She is a member of Yoga Alliance and has been teaching for 5 years.
As a very keen surfer and a multi-terrain runner on courses from 5km to Ultra-Marathon distances, she began to appreciate how yoga and pilates helped her physically – protecting her back and keeping her body feeling balanced and then the spiritual sense of well being.
Debbie studied her degree in UWE in Bristol as a mature student qualifying in 2008. She has spent time working in the NHS in the musculoskeletal outpatients and Orthopaedic wards as well as with elderly rehabilitation and chronic condition management.
In 2011 she began working with the MOD in Pembrokeshire and specialised in sports injury management alongside her own private practice. In 2014 she moved away from Pembrokeshire to Dorset to gain more experience, working with the MOD full time in a large staff team with a wealth of knowledge. In 2016, it was time to return to Pembrokeshire and she now works with the MOD and operates privately alongside the Fishguard Chiropractic team.
Debbie has completed a number of post graduate courses taught by leading individuals in their field. These include: Kinetic control of the lumbar spine and pelvis, the sporting hip and groin, running repairs – getting runners back on track, the Athletic Shoulder and Unravelling Strength and Conditioning for Therapists. She has also completed the foundation Acupuncture course and is able to offer acupuncture and dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions. She is booked on an athletic back pain course in September 2017.
Debbie is a very active individual enjoying time spent with her horse and crazy blue merle collie as well as bobbing around in or on the sea. She is a chronic back pain sufferer herself and passionate about keeping people moving and enjoying the things they love.