I am delighted to now be called a doula after training through Nurturing Birth! I am a qualified chiropractor and craniosacral therapist and my passion is working with pregnant mums, newborns and children. I pride myself on offering a highly integrated approach to healthcare and so with the addition of ‘doula knowledge’ I feel honoured to able to encourage, empower and support women during this magical time.
No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.
I graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Chiropractic. Following this, I returned to Scotland, have worked in Glasgow and Ayr and now run two established practices in Prestwick and Kilmarnock.
Since graduating, I have continued to expand my therapeutic skills. I am a diplomate level CranioSacral Therapist (CST-D), Visceral Manipulation Practitioner (CVMP) and I have also passed board exams in Applied Kinesiology and am Webster Technique certified. This is a low impact technique used regularly during pregnancy.
In 2011 I became a certified APPI Pilates instructor and am qualified to teach Hypopressives. I also lecture ‘Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy’ courses annually and run regular study groups in Glasgow.
"When I fell pregnant with my first child two years ago, I knew I would be in safe hands. Francesca worked with CranioSacral treatments during my pregnancy and every session was so gentle, calming and relaxing. Having experienced back problems in the past, I was worried that they would resurface during pregnancy, however, I personally feel that regular sessions with Francesca not only helped to keep my back strong but also helped to prepare my body for labour". EC - Kilmarnock
"During my first pregnancy I started to suffer from lower back/ pelvic girdle pain and I thought I might have to start maternity leave early because of this. I had never thought to see a chiropractor, but a number of relatives and friends recommended seeing Francesca. After only one appointment, I noticed a huge improvement and my baby seemed happier with more space too! She was able to use the most gentle manipulations and work around my growing bump. I worked right up to 38 weeks with no problem. During my second pregnancy I was keen to avoid any issues so saw Francesca regularly from the beginning and the difference I noticed was huge. I had no musculoskeletal pain at all (despite a toddler and large bump) and also had a very straightforward delivery which I partially attribute to having my body in the best shape possible for labour and birth. I have never left an appointment without improvement in my symptoms and couldn’t recommend Francesca more highly". MCM - Kilmarnock