Tricia qualified in 1973 from the Royal Naval Hospital at RNH Haslar, Portsmouth.
Between 1982 and 2014 Tricia worked at Yeovil Foundation Trust Hospital and founded Bow House Physiotherapy Practice in 1991.
She has been a clinical specialist in women's health and in chronic pain management. Tricia also uses a range of Myofascial releases and acupuncture as part of
the physiotherapy treatment.
Tricia is a member of the Langport Running club and has enjoyed taking part in triathlons.
Anna qualified from the University of East Anglia in 2002. She spent five years in the NHS, specialising in orthopaedics and musculo-skeletal gym based rehabilitation.
Equestrianism has always been her passion which led her to complete the MSC/Postgrad Diploma in Veterinay Physiotherapy so she now also has a caseload of equine and canine patients!
Anna has worked in private practice since 2006 - at a National Sports Centre treating athletes at elite levels as well as non sporting members of the public, work related/postural pain and ante/post natal care.
In 2009 she was physio to the GB men's Dragonboat team culminating in the world championships in Prague. She regularly attends 3 day events as horse rider physio and was one of 14 vet physios at the London 2012 Olympics.
Anna aims to provide good hands on therapy with exercise and rehabilitation to provide long term resolution of symptoms.
You can also find Anna at www.annarisiusphysio.wordpress.com
Cara graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor degree in physiotherapy, allowing her to gain experience in a range of areas including musculoskeletal, neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedic, cardiorespiratory, paediatric, occupational health and aged care.
She developed a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and became fascinated by chronic pain and the role of pain within injury. As well as providing hands on treatment, she values the importance of education and the ability to self-manage after physio. Understanding your body and the reason behind various treatments and exercises allows you to be actively involved in your recovery, which makes the results that bit more satisfying!
Cara is also an accredited member of the AACP and enjoys using acupuncture in combination with standard physiotherapy techniques to complement her treatments.
Sarah qualified in 1994 from Leeds and worked in the large NHS teaching hospital there for 4 years, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
She then joined a National Sports Centre, treating athletes from a variety of sports at elite level to recreational and youth players.
Since then, Sarah has worked in private practices in Australia and the UK using her skills in biomechanics, cranio-sacral therapy and clinical pilates to assist rehabilitation. She likes to treat a variety conditions rather than specialise in one, but particularly enjoys rehabilitation of spinal conditions including pregnancy related problems and sports injuries.
Vickie Ridley MCSP
Vickie qualified in 1995 at University College, London. Since 1997 she has worked in musculo skeletal physiotherapy in local NHS Hospitals. She has worked in private care for 15 years. Her special interests include vestibular rehabilitation. In her spare time Vickie enjoys Pilates, Yoga and running.
Jenny qualified in 1984 from Liverpool College of Occupational Therapy. After qualifying she has worked at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds covering work with the elderly, adults with learning difficulties, orthopaedics, burns and rheumatology before joining Yeovil District Hospital in 1986. Jenny works in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department treating a variety of conditions but specialises in hand conditions and splinting.
Clare qualified as a matwork teacher with the Pilates Foundation, completing her training at the Scott Studio in Castle Cary. All Foundation teachers train for a minimum of one year, logging at least 500 hours of study.
Clare's interest in Pilates started about 10 years ago when she was looking for something to complement her love of fitness and balance out of a sedentary office job. Pilates helps you to understand your body more and Clare finds it a great tool for teaching people to move well. Everyone - the young, the old, the very fit and the not so fit can enjoy the benefits of Pilates.
Following earlier years teaching senior nurses the physiology behind Stress, Pain, Endocrine dysfunction and the immune response, I graduated from the College of Homeopathy (LCH) in 1997. As a member of the Society of Homeopaths (RSHom), I am also accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, maintaining their high standards of ethical practice and happily extending my skills and knowledge by attending seminars with homeopaths of international renown.
You may like to review some of the evidence supporting the homeopathic approach to restoring health with no side effects. I recommend that you begin your research by accessing the Society of Homeopaths web pages at www.homeopathy-soh.org.
Since 1999 I’ve delivered complementary therapies. During this time, I noticed how many of my customers’ conditions were potentially stemming from issues with their feet. In 2009 to enhance the complementary services I was offering to my clients, I trained with Stonebridge College, Cornwall to become a Foot Health Practitioner.
The additional skills have helped many of my patients to manage and overcome some, at times, debilitating foot conditions. These are in addition to many who are my “regulars” who come to me as “it’s just easier for me to look after their feet”, for so many different reasons, from health, mobility issues or pregnancy.
To continue my personal development, I have spent time training in other Complementary Therapies to include Reflexology and Bowen Technique which I also deliver at Bow House. These have led me to membership of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Jo has been working with a variety of massaging techniques since 2010. She is qualified in Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Within a treatment Jo combines different techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release to relieve muscle tension and correct musculoskeletal disorders.
Melanie learnt Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear candling) at Yeovil College in 2006 where she qualified in a Level 2 VTCT Certificate.
In 2008 she went on to qualify in Reflexology at Bridgwater College where she gained a Level 3 ITEC Diploma. She loves Reflexology & the way it links to our bodies meridian energy system & the way it brings deep relaxation to clients, the greatest compliment for her is when they fall asleep during a treatment.
In 2015 she qualified in Body Massage at Bridgwater College with City and Guilds and then completed an Indian Head Massage course with Gateway Workshops in Yeovil in Sept 2015.
In June 2015 she completed a 3 day Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage course in Glastonbury which to her is more like a Spiritual massage where you work lots of areas of the body at the same time in very flowing movements while doing deep and relaxing body work at the same time. It feels like many hands are working on the body when in fact it is just one Therapist.This is Melanie's favourite massage and why she is currently saving up to go to Hawaii and do a residential additional Lomi Lomi course with the same tutor.
In August 2015 she also completed a 2-day hot stone course at Bridgwater College
Reiki is the last training Melanie has completed. Attaining the 1st Degree in Jan 2016 and the 2nd degree in April 2016.
After all this training she is now focusing on her clients and putting all her knowledge and skills together to be the best she can be & offer a total package.
Bob Gutteridge I.T.E.C. Dip. Embody. Nat’ Reg’ 1335.
Bob qualified in 1989 at the East Berkshire College.
Gaining Diploma’s in Sports Massage, Aromatherapy and Remedial Therapy.
Becoming a member of
His speciality is Sport and Remedial Massage with the use of essential oils.
He compliments these with qualifications in the use of Electro-acupuncture and Ultra-Sound.
He has been active in sport since 1969 and is a member of Yeovil Olympiads AC.
UK Athletics – Qualified Coach and Official.
Elizabeth Mitsi Bsc Hons in Acupuncture - Five Element Acupuncture, Licensed Acupuncturist (LicAc) and member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)
Elizabeth studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading to study Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her passion for health/well-being and helping people reach their lifestyle goals drew her to this profession. She began this inspiring venture in 2008 and graduated in 2012, where she also became a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
While completing her degree and since graduating, she worked part-time in leisure where she gained various exercise-based qualifications (including Level 3 Personal Training) in an attempt to gain more knowledge and expertise within this field, while gradually expanding her experience as an acupuncturist.
Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates a holistic approach whereby the body and mind are linked and are treated as one. Elizabeth has experience in treating various musculoskeletal injuries, infertility, MS and psychological/emotional distress. Through her experience she believes exercise is an important aspect in health and well-being physically and psychologically. This led her to undergo a Masters degree in Sports Therapy to further her knowledge of the injuries she sees in Clinic and to be able to offer the best rehabilitation strategy for clients.
Many clients have had a pleasant experience from acupuncture treatment due to its client-centred approach and soothing nature.
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