Multi-disciplinary clinic working together for better care and faster results.
Incorporating Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Medical Acupuncture, Podiatry, and Sports Massage
Experts in Tendon problems and Shockwave Therapy
James is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and member of the British Osteopathic Association. Having qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003 he took an associateship at Stowmarket Osteopaths. His time is now shared working within a GP practice and Abbeyfields. He has enjoyed periods of undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing, particularly in areas of sports medicine as he combines his clinical knowledge with his previous degree/career in exercise physiology and health management. His interests include persistent and complex pain syndromes, sports injuries and biomechanics, childhood ‘growing pains’, headaches/pain, and foot problems. He is also keen to emphasise the traditional mixed approach he uses in combination with evidence based practice gleaned from his 11 years in a GP practice and numerous postgraduate courses. He is a member of the British Osteopathic Association and the British Medical Acupuncture Association. The focus of his day to day practice is making sure his patients leave having; a clear understanding of their problem, knowing how best to care for themselves, how long recovery might take, and what he might offer in addition to help the recovery.
Tom worked for 8 years in marine engineering before retraining in physiotherapy and qualifying in 2007, and has since worked exclusively with musculoskeletal conditions. Alongside a full time NHS role in Hampshire he also spent three years at Southampton Football Club as academy physiotherapist, managing elite athletes from acute pitch side injuries right through to advanced functional rehabilitation. His work in the academy setting continues part time for Ipswich Football Club in addition to his role as senior physiotherapist at the West Suffolk Hospital.
Katie graduated from the University of Brighton with her degree in physiotherapy in 2011. Over the past 5 years Katie has gained a variety of experience in the NHS and in private clinics in the local area and, more recently, in Singapore. Her areas of special interest are paediatrics, hypermobility related conditions, and using clinical Pilates to successfully assess and treat chronic musculoskeletal problems. Katie believes that the key to improving is being able to feel in control of, and fully understand, your condition. She therefore aims to instil her patients with confidence, knowledge and reassurance. With a keen interest in netball, skiing, running and cycling, and currently in training for an Ironman, Katie can relate to the frustration of not being able to partake in sports due to an injury. She is passionate about rehabing her patients following an injury and endeavours to guide them back to full, pain free, function.
Joe developed an interest in Osteopathy following several years competing in endurance sports, with triathlons as a particular favourite. It was through several injuries of his own that he discovered the profession and has focused all his learning on Osteopathy since.
Originally working in education and the charity sector, Ruth retrained to pursue her long held interest in the moving body and health care. Her interest originated in her teenage years spent training and competing nationally in Tae Kwon Do, where Osteopathy greatly aided her performance and injury recovery. She divides her work between London and her home town of Bury St Edmunds. As an experienced Sports Massage Therapist, Ruth has worked with a wide variety of patients from office workers, elderly, palliative care, expectant mothers and athletes, working both in clinic and on endurance cycling and running events since 2012
Annie has been working in the sport and fitness industry for over ten years. After graduating from St Mary’s University in 2007 with a sports science degree, Annie went on to qualify as a Personal Trainer in Spain and retuned home to train high profile hockey and rugby teams and worked in the gym industry along side. After working with other health professionals in sports clubs and health centres, Annie developed a keen interested in injury prevention and rehabilitation and completed a sports massage diploma in 2012. Working in integrated health clinics since the end of 2012 Annie specialises in deep tissue massage ideal for pre/post sport events, work related tension, postural correction and stress management. Annie believes in making an initial detailed assessment of movement which helps in providing the most suitable approach for hands on treatment. With 6 years of personal training experience she can also make sure you are sent away with an accurate set of exercises and the appropriate wellbeing and nutritional advice for successful recovery and improvement.
Kirsty studied Sports Therapy at the University of Kent, graduating with a 1st class honours in 2013 having built an in-depth knowledge of injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Since graduating Kirsty has provided Sports Therapy services to sports teams offering pitch side treatment, injury diagnosis and treatment. She also enjoys working with non-sporting clients providing a range of therapeutic massage techniques from gentle lymphatic drainage work through to strong sports massage. Kirsty is passionate about making a difference in peoples lives whether it be returning a football player to full fitness or helping a person recover from an operation.