Sally Mathews is a doctor of chiropractic and our principal chiropractor. She is registered as a chiropractor with the General Chiropractic Council. Sally is a member of the College of Chiropractors and a licentiate member of the College's Animal Faculty. She is also a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners. The RAMP register is intended to help veterinary surgeons and animal owners choose professionals providing chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy techniques who are not regulated by the RCVS for the treatment of animals. Sally works out of her private clinic in Basingstoke. She is fully insured.
A lifelong animal lover, Sally worked as an IT project manager in London before retraining as a chiropractor. She went back to university and completed a four year Master of Chiropractic degree, graduating from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic with distinction and achieving the top academic student award two years running, graduating first in her class and giving the class valedictorian speech at graduation. She then went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Chiropractic) with distinction. Sally has also completed courses in medical acupuncture (dry needling). She has a particular interest in the treatment of pregnant women.
Sally trained to apply chiropractic techniques to animals in 2008, covering both small and large animal chiropractic techniques. Dogs are treated in Sally's clinic in Basingstoke but she travels to treat horses - additional charges may be incurred for visits outside a 30 minute radius from Basingstoke.
Wessex is a historical name referring to the counties of South West England. It includes Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Based in Basingstoke, the description 'Wessex' broadly describes the area our practice covers.
The term 'chiropractor' is protected under law - it is actually a criminal offence for people to call themselves a chiropractor if they are not registered with the General Chiropractic Council in the UK. Chiropractic treatment of animals is not regulated by law, therefore the title 'animal chiropractor' is seen by some to be misleading.
As the title 'animal chiropractor' is not protected under law you should try to find out more about the training your animal therapist has undertaken. Membership of the RAMP aims to provide owners and vets with confidence when it comes to selecting an animal musculokeletal practitioner.