Edward C. Buckwald B.Sc. (Hons), Ost – Principal Osteopath

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Edward graduated from the much renowned British School of Osteopathy in 1995, winning the prestigious technique award. Since qualifying, he has taught in clinical diagnosis and osteopathic technique to undergraduate and post-graduate students. He currently lectures in lower limb biomechanics and prescription orthotics to Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Podiatrists.

His special interests are sport injuries, foot biomechanics and orthotics, problems experienced during pregnancy and treating babies.

Edward has developed strong links with local GP’s, Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Consultants, Neurologists and Health Visitors.

Adam Balderstone B.Sc.(Hons), Ost Med – Osteopath

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Adam graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine. His special interests include foot biomechanics and orthotics; treating sports injuries, pregnant and postnatal women.  Adam has great success treating chronic patients, through use of his ‘whole body’ approach to treatment.

Adam has completed a postgraduate diploma in Animal Manipulation and now treats horses and dogs as well as human patients!

Always an active person, Adam was a schoolboy county gymnast but now prefers cycling, hiking, skiing, and walking his dog. He also spends time with his wife and family.

Kim Johnson MCSP, MHCPC, MBMAS – Physiotherapist

Kim Johnson MCSP, MHCPC, MBMAS - Physiotherapist

Kim graduated from Brunel University in 2003 with a degree and passion in physiotherapy.

A life-long passion for fitness, Kim has spent the last 14 years working in London treating a variety of clients from politicians, race-car drivers, expectant mothers and everyone in-between. Her focus is teaching people to take control of their own health. Kim is qualified in medical acupuncture, manual therapy techniques, Chinese cupping, massage and rehabilitation.

In her spare time Kim can be found chauffeuring her daughter about, on the Olympic Weight-lifting platform, training in Crossfit and gymnastics or reading Vogue.

Valerie Chevalier B.Sc. (Hons), Ost – Osteopath

Valerie Chevalier B.Sc. (Hons), Ost - Osteopath & Sports Masseur

Valerie originally trained as a sports masseur at the Association of Physical and Natural Therapy, qualifying with distinction.

She qualified as an osteopath in June 2008 with 1st degree honours.

Valerie is married and has two boys!

Bethan Jones B.Sc.(Hons) – Osteopath

Bethan Jones B.Sc.(Hons) - Osteopath & Sports Therapist

Bethan graduated from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy with extensive and diverse clinical experience. She has successfully treated a variety of patients including babies as young as two weeks old and the elderly in a vast range of musculoskeletal problems and systemic illnesses. She is a highly knowledgeable and sympathetic practitioner who provides a comprehensive treatment to ensure optimum improvement.

Bethan also has ten years of experience working in private practice and with sports teams as a degree level Sports Therapist offering massage, core stability strengthening and manual therapy, so she can offer a wide ranging service to compliment your re-abilitation.

As well as being the Director of the medical team at OA Rugby Club in St Albans, Bethan currently plays rugby for OA Saints so understands the physical and mental demands of high level sport. She is able to design rehabilitation programs that are specific to the needs of the individual and the sport, whether for leisure or elite competition.

Prit Sidhu Bsc (Hons) M.Ost – Osteopath and Sports Massage Therapist

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Prit has recently graduated from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy. A 2:1 (Hons) in Sports Science already under her belt, and a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, sport has always been a huge interest.

More recently, Prit has been working closely with Team GB and their team of athletes coached by Linford Christie in the lead up to Beijing! Athletes include James Ellington (200m), Nigel Levine (400m), Conrad Williams (400m), and Margaret Adeoye (200m).

Also a keen sportswoman, Prit is a 5th Dan and International Competitor in Taekwondo, most recently achieving a Silver Medal at the World Championships in Rome last year!

Garry Grant B.Sc.(Hons), LSSM- Sports Massage Therapist

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Garry has always had an interest in sport. His highlight was attaining national honours in Handball by representing Great Britain in several competitions, having played Rugby for Wasps RFC and coaching football for a local Abbots Langley football team.

After a serious injury which curtailed his participation in sport, Garry’s natural progression was into the world of sporting therapy.

Qualifications with the Football Association in Injury recognition and rehabilitation, was closely followed by courses in Massage/Sports Massage and Sports Therapy at Aylesbury College.

Having qualified with distinction, Garry was earmarked to teach the subject at West Herts College which he did successfully before joining the team here at our clinic.

Kate Sweetman B.Sc.(Hons) – Sports Therapist & Reflexologist

Kate Sweetman B.Sc.(Hons) - Sports Therapist & Reflexologist

Kate studied Sports Therapy at Kent University and graduated in 2008. She enjoys working with people of all ages and treating a range of injuries and problems; specialising in sports injuries and re-habilitation, working alongside Old Albanians RFU. She is also a fully qualified Reflexologist.

In her spare time, Kate takes a keen interest in keeping fit and enjoys a range of sports including running and diving.

Helen Jones BSc (Hons), MChS, HCPC Registered – Chiropodist & Podiatrist

Helen Jones

Helen graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008 and holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Podiatric Medicine. After graduating, Helen went straight into private practice and has been working as a fully qualified Podiatrist ever since.

Helen is used to treating a wide range of conditions such as ingrowing toe nails, hard skin/callus, verrucas & fungal nails and has gained vast experience working in a number of clinics. For the past 3 years she has been the Principal Podiatrist in a Harley Street clinic. With a client base that ranges from children through to the elderly, Helen provides a service that covers problems relating to all age groups. She has much experience with diabetes-related foot problems and recognises the importance of regular checks.

Helen has recently moved to the area from London and is looking forward to settling in the village and going for long country walks!