THE SMART HEALTH TEAM
The Smart Health team are a group of like minded, highly experienced therapists
who pride themselves in providing a safe and comprehensive model of wellness care.
Martin Scotcher - DC FMCA MRCC Dip Sp Thp
Born on the Isle of Wight, Martin started his career in Chiropractic having graduated from the Oxford based McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 1997.
Following qualification and involvement in one of the first high-tech research projects done by the institution, he was immediately asked back to take up a position at the college, specialising in teaching the practical application of chiropractic technique.
Simultaneously, Martin successfully launched into practice on the Island, working both at Watchbell House Natural Therapy Centre and with the late Bronwen Herbertson at her West Wight clinic, which has latterly grown and blossomed into Smart Health under his leadership.
Over the last 20 years, he has successfully treated a multitude of patients of every generation and demographic, from a baby of only 2 day old to very determined folks in their 90’s.
Having done additional training in sports therapy therapies, Martin has worked very closely with several of the Island’s top professional and amateur athletes and knows first hand how important effective rehabilitative care and preventative treatment can be.
Karen Collier - FFHT
Karen has worked as a therapist for over 10 years, providing traditional Swedish massage, as well as reflexology.
Due to her time as a Healthcare Assistant within the NHS, she has broadened her knowledge base substantially and has a good appreciation of the requirements and health issues of the wide and varied demographic on the Island
Recently, She has had additional training in clinical massage techniques at the Jing institute in Brighton and has been successfully incorporating these into her treatments.
Shaun Carter - DC MMCA
I have been a registered Chiropractor since 2002 working at Watchbell House & since 2017 with my colleague Martin at our Freshwater Clinic.
I have over 30years of clinical experience working in the NHS as a Paramedic with lead clinical, educational, governance and specialist operational roles. I have worked across all health and care sectors leading in health services redesign, which has given me the understanding that wellness care does not happen in isolation, is best when individualised and is always evolving.
My passion is working with my patients to help them maximise their physical potential. This may be to improve pain, maintain mobility or improve physical performance. I combine the McTimoney chiropractic method with soft tissue, Acupuncture and other mobilisation or support techniques. My aim is to work with an individual, to help educate and guide them to achieve their goals in using chiropractic treatment. I recommend diversity in this approach and welcome working with other therapists and care professionals that best fit your needs.
Sports / Remedial massage therapist
Wendy is a Sports/Remedial massage therapist and Pilates Mat & Equipment teacher, with comprehensive experience in the field of rehabilitation.
She is passionate about exploring the effect of her techniques on issues such as soft tissue dysfunction, post-surgical scars and biomechanics.
Wendy has worked effectively to manage pain and to aid in the release and reactivation of inhibited muscles. She has worked with clients suffering from migraines, dental TMJ issues, post-operative scars, strokes, whiplash, fibromyalgia among many other chronic and acute injuries/conditions.
Her aim as a Soft Tissue Therapist is to restore her clients to a state of pain free movement and through the use of patient centred treatment plans, encourage the practise of effective daily activity, that can be tailored to individual needs.
When she is not working you will find her walking her dog, and enjoying precious time with her family.