Michele Cole - Foot Health Practitioner
Michele qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner in 2012 and established Minchinhampton
Foot Clinic later that same year.
She is a registered member of both the Open College of Foot Health Professionals
(MCFHP) and the British Association of Foot Health Professionals (MAFHP). Further
she is associated with The Western Branch of the British Chiropody and Podiatry
Association (BCPA). Chiropody treatment covers a broad range from routine foot care
involving correct nail trimming and debridement of hard skin, the removal of corns
and verrucae, reduction of thickened nails, treatment of skin and nail infections
through to the correction of any imbalance in the foot through use of padding, insoles
Foot Health should be of importance to us all, as our feet enable us to be mobile
and enjoy a quality of life. It is especially crucial for those suffering with conditions
that affect their feet, or impair their ability to maintain them, like Diabetes,
Arthritis or Parkinson’s.
Minchinhampton Foot Clinic is modern, fully insured and furnished with the latest
in Chiropody equipment, enabling Michele to provide a highly professional service
where comfort, safety, hygiene and confidentiality are paramount.
Open daily between 8am – 6pm on an appointment only basis, evening and weekend sessions
are also possible.
Contact Michele direct for an appointment.
Telephone: 07715 627611
Claire Smith (nee Sanders) - Chiropractor
Cotswold Chiropractic is owned and run by Chiropractor Claire Smith (nee Sanders).
Claire is a successful and experienced Chiropractor with over 10 years professional
experience and has worked in Stroud since graduating. I completed five years full
time training at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic to become
a doctor of Chiropractic. Further studies have included myofascial dry needling
(a form of acupuncture) and a post-graduate certificate in Chiropractic practice.
I am particularly interested in offering care during pregnancy and for babies. I
have a wealth of experience in managing specific sports-related injuries and also
treatment aimed at injury prevention and optimum functionality. I have been lucky
enough to work with athletes from club level through to international competitors.
I am a member of the British Chiropractic Association and fully registered with
the General Chiropractic Council. I am approved with most insurance companies including
PPP, HSA, Norwich Union.
Please feel free to call or email me to find out more information on 07813191464
Luke Haines - Acupuncturist
BSC (Hons) Acupuncture
Licentiate in Acupuncture
Diploma in Tui Na
Facial & skin needling (cosmetic acupuncture)
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Luke will be treating mainly from our Inside Football venue at Brimscombe but will
have scope to treat from any of our other treatment venues.
Luke studied acupuncture for a period of four years at the College of Integrated
Chinese Medicine in Reading. Luke trained in both Five Element Theory and Traditional
Chinese Medicine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree and Licentiate
in Acupuncture. During this time Luke also trained at the BODYHARMONICS Centre achieving
a Diploma in Tui Na Foundation (Chinese therapeutic massage).
This integration of both styles of acupuncture and massage provides an opportunity
for much deeper healing for patients not only at a physical level but also at an
emotional and spiritual one. His treatments are aimed to speed up recovery, restore
the natural energy balance within the body and help you return to your normal daily
activities at work, leisure or sport. All treatments can be used effectively alongside
A keen local sportsman, Luke’s journey with Chinese medicine started when he underwent
a course of acupuncture treatment for a long term back injury from playing football.
This successful treatment experience began an interest in Chinese Medicine and prompted
a change in career.
Wendy Learmonth - Sports Therapist
As a graduate from the University of Gloucestershire, I have gained a wealth of
experience working in the University's own Sports Therapy Clinic as well as working
with various sports teams including our very own local Painswick Rugby Club where
I provide treatment and management of injury and recovery sessions for the first
team and pitch side first aid for the second team. As part of the medical team I
diagnose and treat injuries sustained from matches, prescribe rehabilitation programme.
I also run pre and post season screening.
I come from both a medical and sporting background. I nursed in Edinburgh Royal
Infirmary for many years specializing in orthopedic trauma and accident & emergency
medicine. I played rugby for 15 years for Edinburgh Academicals and Clifton RFC
and Scotland. I am a keen runner and tennis player.
My approach to treatment is both sympathetic and professional as I have first hand
experience in pro sport and my passion for a patient focused approach is paramount.
I am delighted to join the team at the Stroud Sports Injury Clinic.
My treatments are aimed to speed up recovery, restore function and help you return
to your normal activities for work, recreational or competitive sport. Treatments
include , Acute Injury Management, Sports Massage, K-Tape, Dynamic Taping Exercise
Prescription, Rehabilitation, Spinal Manipulations, Connective Soft Tissue Mobilisasions
and Myofascial Release.
Lisa Freeman - Practice Manager
Having spent significant years working in the Customer Services industry, Lisa will
be managing all business related to Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd. Lisa will be providing
her Practice Management role from the 5th Dimension venue where she can liaise with
the company directors and practitioners as well as helping all new and existing
patients with their enquiries.
To contact Lisa, please email; email@example.com
or call 01453 762369.
Fliss Doyle - Sports Therapist
Bsc Hons in Sports Therapy
MMST- Member of the Society of Sports Therapists Acupuncture for Sports Injuries
Acupuncture for sports injuries Exercise prescription
Specific Sox Tissue Mobilisations
As a graduate from the University of Gloucestershire, I have gained a wealth of
experience working in the University's own Sports Therapy Clinic as well as working
with various sports teams including Old Bristolians Rugby Club where we secured
promotion and with Bristol Rugby Club during the 2011/2012 season where I provided
sports massage and recovery sessions for the first team. I have recently been providing
relief cover for Bristol Rovers FC academy teams as well as local sports teams around
the Bristol area.
I am proud that I was part of the medical team who secured promotion for my current
club, Keynsham Town Ladies FC, into a nationwide division last season. Here I work
with a wide range of ages, nationalities and abilities from weekend footballers
to international players.
Jason Ford - Management Team
Jason has been working as a Musculoskeletal Specialist in the local region for the
past twenty years providing professional treatment and management of injury to Olympic,
World and National Competitor.
Jason has built up an impressive reputation amongst the local population providing
not only treatment for the elite but evidenced based treatment/prescription for
the individual presenting with all manners of complaint.
When not treating within his busy practice, Jason works as the Clinical Manager
for the local professional football club where he provides specialist Sports Medicine
to the clubs players.
Jason will be part of the management team at Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd and looks
forward to supporting the multi disciplinary team of professionals at the exciting
new clinic in his home town of Stroud.
Adrian Lyster MA MBAcC was the Acupuncture Pain Specialist at the Pain Clinic Gloucestershire
Hospitals NHS Trust from 1986 - 2011. He specialises in Myofascial Trigger Point
Acupuncture, which is an applied form of traditional acupuncture using medical examinations
and diagnoses. Treatment usually requires very few inserted needles and may also
include some gentle mobil isation or stretching of the joints and limbs. Results
are usually apparent within 4 sessions. Adrian specialises in chronic musculoskeletal
pain with a special interest in headaches and migraine
Adrian has lectured to medical groups throughout the UK; Primary Care Rheumatology
Society, Arthritis Care, Arthritis Research Council, British Medical Acupuncture
Society and British Acupuncture Council, Research Council for Complementary Medicine
. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bristol Medical School both for under graduates
and post graduates and has lectured to many local GP groups.
Fiona Greaves - Physiotherapist
Fiona Greaves qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1997 from Glasgow Caledonian
University. She spent five years working at various sites in Scotland gaining invaluable
experience within the NHS. During this time, Fiona also worked with Scotland’s Junior
Women Basketball Team and a dynamic private practice in Edinburgh.
In 2002, Fiona passed an accredited course of Masters level study and gained entrance
to the Muskuloskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). Since then
she has worked for the NHS and in private practice in England and Wales and also
has seven years’ experience working as a Specialist MOD Physiotherapist, providing
assessment and treatment for the Armed Forces. This work has involved caring for
Infantry Recruits, Special Forces, RAF Trainees and NATO Personnel with a diverse
range of problems from sports and training niggles to disabling injuries sustained
on Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fiona has a special interest in conditions involving back, neck and pelvic pain,
trapped nerves, sports injuries and pregnancy related issues. Her Ministry of Defence
experience has given her invaluable Occupational Health skills and she is a qualified
FitBack and Bumps Instructor, delivering Ante and Post Natal exercise programmes
in a fun and relaxed environment.
As an experienced horse rider with in-depth knowledge of Core Stability, Fiona can
undertake muscular and postural assessment and tailor a specific Core programme
to help you excel at your chosen equine discipline or just ensure you are a balanced
and pleasant load for your horse! A keen runner, Fiona recently completed the Virgin
London Marathon for the second time and is thus very familiar with the highs and
lows of training, injuries, motivation and the benefit of having a knowledgeable
and objective person to dish out treatment, advice and empathy!
Claire Knights - Physiotherapist
Claire qualified with a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy in 2010. She is a member
of the CSP and HCPC.
Currently working for the NHS but has spent time providing her medical skills for
various sporting clubs in London and is proud to have been part of the Olympic medical
Claire has a specialist interest in core prescription and has completed APPI pilates
matwork for clinical pilates.
As an insurance approved practitioner, Claire will be heading up all treatment for
those with private medical insurance and cross referring with all other Allied health
Jilly Newham - Systematic Kinesiology
Jilly has trained at The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology which first pioneered
Kinesiology in Britain and Europe in 1976. She works from The Stroud Sports Clinic
as a Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner as well as running her own local, home-based
Jilly uses Systematic Kinesiology, which is the only clinically reproducible form
of kinesiology, to identify imbalances within the body. It is a non-invasive and
sound methodology using muscle testing.
Muscle testing can access information from the body’s meridians and bio-energy system.
It is also used to find out the priority area of the energy system to be helped
and to evaluate the energy changes brought about by a variety of corrections.
During an appointment, testing is carried out by assessing a number of muscles'
ability to hold against light pressure. Corrections are then made as required using
bio-individual nutrition, firm reflex massage and energy techniques.
Systematic Kinesiology is best known for identifying food and environmental sensitivities/allergies:
it will also benefit digestive problems, emotional issues, the nervous system, sleep
problems, the endocrine system, pain, structural issues, nutritional imbalances,
weight management, and much more.
Jilly’s aim is not just prevention of illness, but optimum health and wellbeing.
For more information contact Jilly Newham, Cert ASK - Tel: 07745 128331
Jenny McLaughlin - Physiotherapist
Grad Dip Physiotherapy 1986 West Middlesex University Hospital London
1 Year on MSC Health Science course at St Georges Medical School London
Olympic Sports Medicine Course Canberra
Member of Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists
Licensed Western Medicine Acupuncturist
Jenny is an HPC registered physiotherapist with twenty years of varied clinical
practice and diagnostic expertise behind her. As well as being able to assess and
treat injuries she is an aquatic therapist and paediatric specialist. Jenny is also
a western medical acupuncturist with a deep interest in reducing pain and improving
function. She draws on work in the NHS and Harley Street as well as in Australia,
New Zealand and, with the United Nations, in Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Through
this she has developed a unique set of skills over a wide range of conditions. This
set of physiotherapy skills means she can work effectively with all ages and all
levels on the movement ability spectrum. She can work with both elite athletes,
rugby players and dancers, as well as with people facing complex movement challenges.
For example, motor coordination deficit disorder (dyspraxia) and cerebral palsy
as well as many neurological, developmental and orthopaedic conditions.
Diane Pratt - Personal Trainer specializing in rider
BSC (hons) Human & Equine Sports Science
REPS Level 3
Equi Pilates (On going)
Diane has a BSc (Hons) in Equine Sports Science from UWE Hartpury, specializing
in Human Sports Science, Physiology and Strength and Conditioning. In addition,
she has assisted at British Modern Pentathlon talent ID camps and British Equestrian
Federation Sports Science Support Days.
Diane does not treat horses but works on rider performance. Her role has two main
objectives: firstly the prevention, treatment and management of injuries and secondly
to enhance rider performance and technical ability on a horse by addressing specific
weaknesses and rider imbalances.
Most of the work is clinic-based with the use of Swiss balls, a wooden horse, floor
mats and weights.
In her spare time Diane is a keen athlete, having competed in triathlons and ultra-marathons.
She also enjoys riding her Irish hunter Dougal, and is an avid team chaser and huntswoman.
She is currently trying very hard to convince him that dressage and show jumping
Alec Dolman - Chiropractor
Master of Chiropractic (MChiro, BSc Hons)
Alec graduated from the University of Glamorgan in July 2012 after four years of
full time study, obtaining a Masters of Chiropractic degree.
Alec is a passionate sportsman with experience of playing for Premier League standard
academies through his adolescence and has recently returned from representing Cardiff
City FUTSAL Club in the Uefa Cup.
This fundamental love of exercise and competition has helped promote a keen interest
in sports injuries; he has already been spotted on the touchlines of international
rugby fixtures acting as the Chiropractor for Denmark Rugby Team.
He plans to attend further seminars and courses to continue to enhance his clinical
ability to help with your muscle and joint pain, with the eventual goal of earning
his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma.
Dave Conlon - Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning
Advanced Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer reps level 3
UKSCA Weight Lifting for Sports level 2
United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association - Foundation Level 1
Jordan Olympic Weight Lifting Instruction
UK Athletics Level 1 Coaching
RFU Level 1 Rugby Coaching
First Aid at Work
David has been working at the Fifth Dimension Health Club for over 2 years, gaining
and utilising valuable new information and experience along the way.
Currently working towards becoming a fully accredited UKSCA strength and conditioning
coach, David is highly motivated in designing and producing sessions for specific
needs. E.g. Speed and agility for rugby players, increased cardiovascular capacity
for a boxer, or to enhance leg power output, core strength and stability for cycling.
A most recent case study is with local athlete James Brown, who achieved a bronze
medal in the London Paralympics.
Working with people on an individual basis and as a keen sportsman himself, David
fully respects the importance of realising goals and optimal performance.
David believes that anyone can benefit from his principles of training at all levels
and abilities. But you don't have to participate in a sport or event to excel in
various health and fitness attributes gained via these methods.
Andy Cole - Corrective Exercise Specialist
Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain
GP and exercise referral
NASM OPT Personal Trainer
Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
OTAGO Falls Prevention
Andy has been involved in the fitness industry since 2005. He currently works out
of Stroud Sports Clinic as a clinical exercise specialist and personal trainer.
He has also setup and is currently running a successful GP referral scheme under
the Stroud District Council 'Healthy Lifestyles' programme.
A keen martial artist, Andy trains in traditional Chinese and Mixed Martial Arts.
He has been fortunate to fight at national level in San Shou and semi professional
MMA as well as competing in China for traditional Kung Fu.
Andy has spent the last few years developing a corrective exercise and biomechanical
screening protocol for all patient referrals to aid in rehab and injury prevention.
Using this model along with the NASM OPT personal training qualification, Andy has
been able to create a simple and effective approach to achieving patient and client
Geoff Boldero - Podiatrist
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Geoff has worked in the podiatry profession for over 15 years and during that time
has assisted many people in managing and overcoming a variety of foot problems.
Although he treats painful symptoms he is particularly interested in getting to
the core of the dysfunction that causes those symptoms in the first place.
By assessing the biomechanics of the feet, and the wider context of the body posture,
he can prescribe foot orthotics, which are specialist shoe inserts, to improve the
function of the feet and thereby the whole body frame.
Geoff is utilising technology that enables him to take corrected impressions of
the patient’s feet; this is then used as the basis to produce custom made heat-moulded
Not only does this method produce effective shoe inserts, but also because it is
moulded around the individual’s feet the fit is better and more comfortable. The
devices can be made in different styles to suit footwear and usage, e.g. running
orthotics would include more cushioning, whilst a more universal device maybe slimmer
and perhaps only of ¾ length to fit a wider range of shoes.
James Stevenson BSc MSST - Sports Therapist
BSc Sports and Physical Education (UWIC0)
ASET Advanced Diploma Sports Thrapy
ASET Level 5 Sports Therapy
ASET Level 4sports and Remedial Massage
James has worked in professional sport as a Sports Therapist for the past four years,
His experience lies within Sports injuries and he specialise in soft tissue and
His treatments are aimed to speed up recovery, restore function and help you return
to your normal daily activities at work, leisure or sport. So whether you are an
athlete, labourer, office worker or an active senior, you will get a suitable tailored
Treatments include Sports Therapy, Acute Injury Management, Sports Massage, Acupuncture,
K-Tape, Exercise Prescription, Rehabilitation, Spinal Manipulations, Kinnective
Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM).
Liam Kilyon - Personal Trainer | Corrective Exercise
L4 Lower Back Pain
L3 Personal Trainer
Liam is a personal trainer who firmly believes that the health assessment and movement
screening prior to commencing an exercise programme is critical to a client’s success.
You will move and feel better than ever before, you will be much less likely to
pick up any injuries along the way, as well as surpass any goals in record time.
He can give you the knowledge and tools necessary to complete these corrective exercises
in your own time, which means getting the most out of all your exercise sessions.
Over the past four years Liam has achieved great results; training clients with
a wide variety of goals and exercise histories, all with the same aim in mind: to
surpass their goals while looking, feeling and moving better at the same time.
Passionate about strength training and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling
practitioner for the past five and a half years, Liam has competed in competitions
of a national standard all over the country.
Matt Durber - Strength and Conditioning Coach
BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 2 Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport
Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym)
Self Myofascial Release (Foam roller flexibility)
Matt is a Sports and Exercise Science graduate of the University of Bath and is
passionate about all aspects of sport and fitness. Having competed in Rugby at County
level and previously representing Gloucester in the Premier ‘A’ League. He is currently
training in Athletics.
Before beginning a career in Strength and Conditioning, Matt worked as a Performance
Analyst with the England Rugby Squad. Working in this elite environment has given
him an insight as to what it takes to achieve the highest level of fitness.
Since 2011, he has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach with Sports Performance
company Excelsior. As well as delivering training groups in Gloucester and Cheltenham
for promising young athletes, Matt runs workshops to introduce sports coaches to
conditioning and assists with coaching of elite athletes throughout the south west.
Edward O'Loughlin - Strength and Conditioning Coach
MSc Strength & Conditioning (complete in 2014)
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
Strength and Conditioning for Sport
Wright Foundation GP Referral Instructor
Dynamic Movement Screening Instructor
Bodyweight Suspension Training Instructor
After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise in 2008, Ed has
been continuously developing his knowledge and experience in Strength & Conditioning
and as a GP Referral Consultant. He has provided programmes and sessions for teams
and individuals in various sports that include netball, archery, triathlons and
A keen sportsman in his youth, Ed has experiences of training for and playing in
various sports. Starting off as a rugby player for school and county, Ed turned
his attention to triathlons, golf and adventure races. Furthermore through his studies,
Ed has developed a passion for Olympic Lifting.
Ed currently works at Stratford Park as the sole GP Referral Consultant, providing
exercise prescription for various clinical conditions. In addition to this, Ed is
presently studying for a Masters degree in Strength & Conditioning at SMUC.
Jennifer Morris - Associate Nutritionist
BSc Human Nutrition (2013)
Currently studying Human Nutrition BSc at Bath Spa University with an initial focus
on sports nutrition. Since beginning her studies, Jen realised how important basic
nutrition knowledge is across the population.
Each individual has different nutritional needs and a tailored diet plan can help
the body achieve a variety of goals. These can be general goals such as weight loss
to weight gain; or more specific eg. sports performance or 'making weight' as an
athlete; for sleeping problems; digestive disorders; low energy; stress and more
- anyone and everyone can benefit.
Jen works on a one-to-one basis to develop manageable changes which are easily maintained.
Taking into account nutritional habits, lifestyle and activity levels and drawing
on her current knowledge and passion for nutrition Jen hopes to inspire healthier
living and achievable goals for all.
Jen's aspirations are to progress her knowledge by enrolling on an MSc in exercise
and public health nutrition upon graduation.
Ed Voss - Physiotherapist
Ed qualified with an MSc in Physiotherapy from Birmingham University in 2009. He
has worked at the Stroud physiotherapy department for the past 18 months treating
a range of patients with sporting injuries, back pain and orthopaedic conditions.
He is the lead physiotherapist at Old Patesians RFC in Cheltenham and has a keen
interest in sport-specific rehabilitation. He uses a range of treatment techniques
to restore and retrain normal movement patterns to allow for return to full function
following an injury.
He is a keen sportsman and his understanding of the demands involved in a wide range
of activities mean that his treatment is always tailored to individual goals, whether
you be a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete.
Melanie Drackett - Womens Health Practitioner
Personal Trainer & Advanced Instructor Level 3
Weight & Lifestyle Management Level 3
Leadership & Management in Leisure Level 3
Gym Instructor Level 2
Exercise to Music Level 2
Indoor Studio Cycling Level 2
Circuit Training Level 2
Boxercise Level 2
Women's Health (ProFemme) Practitioner (in-training)
Melanie has been working in the fitness industry since 2007. She works out of The
Stroud Sports clinic as a Women's Health Practitioner and Personal Trainer. Melanie
specialises in the complexities of the female body and offers solutions to reduce
a vast range of women's health issues ranging from the reduction or elimination
of PMS symptoms to the management of menopausal conditions. Melanie's objective
is to achieve optimum health and well being for all females.
Melanie also runs her successful personal training business out of the Fifth Dimension
Health Club, where she delivers effective exercise programmes to enable her clients
to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Melanie is continuing to expand her knowledge through ongoing research and analysis
of women's health issues and she is also furthering her studies by embarking upon
a degree in Psychology.
Emma Martin - Sports Massage Practitioner | Fitness
As a professional fitness instructor, Emma enjoys adapting exercise prescription
to gain the very best in results for her clients. Furthering to her knowledge, Emma
has qualifications in Sports Massage and can provide manual therapy to the patient
who requires a helping hand for tired muscles, help promote healing for minor aches
and pains, and restore normal function As a team player herself, Emma understands
the importance of prehab treatment to help reduce injury.for your activity.
Emma brings her enthusiasm and passion for sports massage into the Stroud Sports
Clinic and is looking forward to working alongside the team.
To book an appointment with Emma, please call our reception on 01453 762369 or book online.
Meet the Team
Here at Stroud Sports Clinic, we have a team of highly qualified professionals to
cater for every need. Please click on links below to view the team member profile.