Our team

Joe Allnutt

Director

MOst BSc Cert Ed – Osteopathy, Medical Acupuncture & Sports Therapy

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Institute of Osteopathy and British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Joe joined Physical Balance in 2004 having qualified as a Sports Therapist at the University of Chichester. Born and bred in Basingstoke, Joe initially combined his passion for sport and his career working both in the clinic and for several professional teams. These valuable experiences included the Australian Olympic team and closer to home with Hampshire cricket and the Basingstoke Bison ice hockey team. It was during these early years that Joe grew an interest for a more clinical approach to treatment. In 2011 he returned to university as a mature student to study a Masters in Osteopathy. Whilst at the London School of Osteopathy Joe built on his strong structural approach to therapy and as an Osteopath, he believes that ensuring the patient has an understanding of their condition and more importantly how they can help themselves is vital to his approach. He specialises in lower back pain, headaches, neck pain and all sports injuries. Supporting his Osteopathy and Sports Therapy degrees Joe has added Medical Acupuncture to his treatment techniques via the British Medical Acupuncture Society and also has a Certificate in Education, which he uses when guest lecturing at The University of Chichester as well as co-leading development events for local therapists at Physical Balance.

Outside of clinic, Joe loves nothing more than his garden where he and his wife Emma spend most of their time. They also love to explore the beautiful Hampshire countryside both on foot and bike. In the past, Joe cycled in several charity events from Hampshire to Gibraltar and Venice as well as North to South Italy. Still a keen sportsman, he continues to enjoy playing Cricket and Golf.

 

Caroline Vass

Director

BOst – Osteopathy & Medical Acupuncture  

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Institute of Osteopathy and British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Caroline joined Physical Balance in 2005 after graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with the Bachelor of Osteopathy degree. She returned to full time education in 2001 as a mature student following a successful 12-year career in the television industry. Her decision to change her career path came following an interest in sports massage, which led to her assisting the massage team at the Finchley Rugby Club in London. Caroline’s approach to Musculo-skeletal ailments such as shoulder pain, mechanical low back pain, sports injuries and neck pain is primarily through the traditional structural approach. Not only does she address the problem with hands on treatment, she also believes in postural education and the prescription of exercises. This allows the individuals to better understand and manage their own health and wellbeing.

She enjoys working with expectant mothers with pregnancy related conditions such as low back pain, sciatic pain and headaches arising from neck pain, and also works with cranial osteopathy, a more subtle form of manipulation, which is suitable for people of all ages. Outside normal clinic hours, Caroline continues her professional development by attending post-graduate course and seminars; these have included Medical Acupuncture, and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

Caroline is an avid Rugby Union follower and has previously enjoyed skiing and worldwide travel.  Her spare time is now spent closer to home, enjoying family time with her husband Graham and their two young sons.

 

Alex Millar

Director

MOst – Osteopathy & Medical Acupuncture

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.

Alex gained his Masters of Osteopathy Degree in 2015 from the British School of Osteopathy and is a trained medical acupuncturist from the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Growing up in Overton he is well known in the community. He is a keen sportsman and through his rugby discovered osteopathy when he ended up in the consulting room. He now strives to keep people active and doing what they love from the other side of the treatment table.
 

Using a skilled structural approach, Alex firmly believes that the pain is not always the problem and taking a wide-angled view considers the whole lifestyle of the patient rather than the isolated symptom: 'why' rather than 'what' the issue is. He is convinced that education is key to enabling people to understand their condition and equips them with the best tools for their recovery, helping them to help themselves.
 

After clinic hours Alex still enjoys playing rugby at Newbury RFC at National 3 level along with other sports. If he is not on the rugby field, you will probably find him with his fiancé Ellie and their puppy Stanley walking around Overton.

 

Jolene Stapleton

Associate

MOst – Osteopathy, Medical Acupuncture & Yoga Teacher

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.

Jolene joined Physical Balance in 2016 as a Remedial Massage Therapist whilst studying her Masters degree in Osteopathy. As a massage therapist she developed a strong patient centred approach to therapy and became a valued member to the Physical Balance community.
 

Jolene completed her studies in early 2020, graduating from the College of Osteopaths with a First-Class degree. Jolene is also qualified in Medical Acupuncture through the British Medical Acupuncture Society and is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified yoga instructor (for over 10 years), running regular online classes and one to one sessions. She believes that Osteopathy and yoga complement each other and regularly prescribes yoga-based exercises and postural advice to her patients as part of her treatment so that they can continue their recovery at home.
 

As well as being a structural osteopath, during her studies Jolene completed courses in Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy which are suitable for all ages and make her approach truly holistic and tailored to the individual
 

When Jolene isn’t working or teaching yoga, she spends her time with her family and new puppy who keep her very busy.

 

Andrew Johnson

Associate

MOst – Osteopathy & Medical Acupuncture

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.

Qualified with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in 2016. Prior to his Osteopathy degree he studied sport and exercise science, fitness instruction, sports massage, and medical acupuncture. Andy believes this puts him in a good place when managing people's sporting injuries.
 

Andy has additional expertise in specialist clinics treating people who are experiencing homelessness, suffering from HIV, expectant mothers, children and sport specific injuries.
 

Andy focuses his treatment on the individual and seeks to address the symptoms whilst looking at the bigger picture, not just the bit that hurts. The time and care delivered by Andy during his treatment reflects his patient centred approach.
 

Andy has a particular interest in runners and has worked closely with running coaches and personal trainers, helping patients overcome their related injuries and increasing their performance.
 

When Andy’s not working, he likes to spend his free time outdoors, dog walking, mountain biking, hiking, and finding a good country pub.

 

Robyn Sharpe

Associate

BTEC LSSM - Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy & Pilates Teacher

Robyn is a BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist. a YMCA Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor and a qualified CoreAlign instructor.


In 2016, she worked full time for Southampton Football Club as a soft tissue therapist for the Men’s First Team. Working in the Premier League gave her a unique insight into elite sports and athletes, learning first-hand how to deal with different injuries, and adapting treatments to suit. During her time at Southampton FC, she was introduced to the world of Pilates which was and still is used for rehabilitation of the players, along with general maintenance and functional movement, to make sure they stay ‘match-fit’. Her passion in life is to get people moving again, either through massage or Pilates. She likes to offer a hands-on solution to rehabilitation, injury prevention, and functional movement.

She loves strength and conditioning training. She climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, completed the National Three Peak Challenge, taken part in the London to Brighton bike ride, and competed in numerous running events. She is always on the lookout for the next challenge that will test the ability of her mind and body.

 

Hannah King

Associate

LSSM(Dip) MISRM – Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy

Qualifications include; Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. Member of The Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (ISRM). Kinesio taping.

After working in a variety of office roles, Hannah sought the help of a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist to help with neck and shoulder pain. This teamed with an increasing yoga practice taught her about what it means to be well and the time came for a career rethink. After completing the London School of Sports Massage’s Introductory weekend course, she knew this was an avenue to pursue. She completed her Soft Tissue Therapy qualification in LSSM’s Southampton centre and has worked within the Health and Wellbeing realm ever since managing a yoga studio & therapy rooms in Farnham and working with a variety of other therapists and clinics. She has worked at events such as Bournemouth Rugby 7s and Basingstoke, Fleet, Swindon & Farnborough Half Marathons and has worked for two seasons with Badshot Lea FC helping to keep everyone match ready. For Hannah, massage is something for everyone and can provide physical relief from pain and discomfort but can also provide some time just to check in with how you are doing.     

 

Catherine Fletcher-Liddell

Associate

BSc (Hons) MChS  - Podiatry & Chiropody

 

The CF Foot Clinic has been associated with Physical Balance for over 16 years and offers podiatric treatment for all manner of foot problems, from general chiropody to specialist biomechanics and gait analysis. Graduating in 2003 from the School of Podiatry at Huddersfield University Catherine has worked in the commercial sector and within the NHS in Basingstoke and Portsmouth alongside setting up in private practice at the CF Foot Clinic (formally Overton Foot Clinic). The interest in podiatry originally stemmed from a general interest in lower limb biomechanics after many years training and competing (and getting injured) as an athlete including time with the Basingstoke and Mid-Hants athletics team.

 

She specialises in the treatment of… calf, ankle, heel and foot pain, Biomechanics, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilles tendon problems. She also covers all areas of foot Heath including, Athlete’s foot, Ingrown nail surgery, Hard skin removal, Fungal and thick nail reduction, cracked heels and trimming nails. 
 

 

Sarah Fincken

Associate

Dip FH MCFHP MAFHP – Foot Health Care

Sarah qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner in 2014 after a long career in the NHS. She had been working in the local NHS hospital for over 12 years when she decided to give something back to the community. She realised that foot care was inaccessible for people with limited mobility or a support network, so she decided to bring the foot care to them. Passionate about helping people Sarah retrained and started with home and care home visits.

Sarah is a genuinely caring person, which can be seen by her service to the NHS and her desire to bring care to those who are unable to get it for themselves. She prides herself on her professional approach mixed with her friendly and kind manner which is evident when meeting her. This passion and professionalism mean her clients are given high-quality foot care every visit.

Sarah is a keen baker and has made herself a favourite among the clinical team with her baked goods. She is also a keen cricket fan and a Hampshire registered official. During the summer if Sarah isn’t officiating on the cricket pitch, you’ll find her pencil in hand scoring for the local teams, something she’s done for the last 10 years.

 

Heather Chapple

Practice Manager

Heather brings extensive customer service and management experience having worked in retail and the performing arts sector for over 35 years. She has spent the past 5½ years as Practice Manager for Physical Balance Ltd looking after three busy clinics. 

After a brief spell in ‘lockdown’ Heather was asked by Joe, Caroline and Alex to join them at Unity Alignment Group to help set up and manage their new clinic trading as Physical Balance in Basingstoke. Heather thrives on the challenge that a busy clinic offers every day and is delighted to be working alongside many of her trusted colleagues and back to doing what she loves. Her aim is to support the growth of the business, keep everyone organised and ensure everything runs like clockwork! Her core objective is to take the best possible care of the needs of the team and importantly their patients and play her part in helping to keep them active. 

When not working Heather loves to spend time with her family especially her two gorgeous grandchildren or being outside walking her two crazy dogs.

 

Penni Cooper

Receptionist

Penni has known the Physical Balance team from the age of sixteen when she worked on reception as a Saturday girl. Since leaving full time education Penni pursued a career in Retail Management, where whilst working at Holland and Barrett as a Store Manager she gained invaluable experience and an understanding of the importance of working as a team and providing excellent customer service.  

 

Having re-joined the Physical Balance business three years ago she was recognised for offering excellent patient care and bringing a relaxed and welcoming feel to the clinic.

 

In her role as receptionist she’s become a valued and trusted member of team and it was therefore a natural move for Penni when asked, to join the current team at Physical Balance in Basingstoke. She is delighted to be reunited with the clinic skeleton and can often be found singing with him, much to the amusement of the rest of the team.

 

When not working Penni enjoys walking her Pug, Sebastian and is always planning her next adventure.

 
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