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Osteopaths
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Al (Alex) Wojtkiw

Osteopath

MOst – Osteopathy 

Sports Massage Therapist

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

Alex qualified with a Masters of Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopaths in 2023.  Prior to his degree Alex honed an interest in musculoskeletal health as both a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist skills he continues to utilise.

 

Dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life, Alex has built a passion for treating those suffering with chronic pain.  This passion sees him tailor each treatment to ensure the best care is received.  Combining these traits sees a commitment to listen and understand your condition, providing treatment and empowering you in your recovery through education and exercise prescription.

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Natasha Eagle
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Natasha Eagle

Osteopath

MOst – Osteopathy and Medical Acupuncture

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

Tasha graduated with a master’s degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020 and has undertaken professional training in medical acupuncture and sports taping. 

 

Prior to becoming an Osteopath, Tasha worked for a private ambulance and first aid company, alongside being a shift leader caring for the disabled, focusing on the long-term physical demands of the residents she cared for. As an osteopath Tasha retains a keen interest in working with those with physical disabilities.

 

Patient-focus is always at the core of her treatments, using different approaches for every individual Tasha looks at the whole body, not only the injured or painful area, going in depth to find the cause as well as treating the symptoms. 

 

Tasha grew up in a rural area just outside of Basingstoke, loves being outdoors and has always enjoyed various sports including judo, rugby, swimming. Horse riding is Tasha’s main love, having ridden since the age of 4! When Tasha isn’t working, she can normally be found at the gym or at the stables spending time her pony Rolo or out and about with her golden retriever, Tia. 

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Andrew Johnson

Osteopath

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 also has experience teaching osteopathic manipulation and was a published contributor for a book released in 2017. Additionally he has taken time in specialist clinics to develop his skills for 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.

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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 wife Ellie and their puppy Stanley walking around Overton.

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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.

Caroline
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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.

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Gillian Hunter-Briscoe
Foot Health Practitioner

Dip FH MCFHP MAFHP – Foot Health Care

Gillian has worked for over 30 years in community and prison healthcare settings as both a learning disability nurse and a clinical manager. 

 

In 2015, Gillian qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner and has a domiciliary mobile business as well as working in clinic at Physical Balance.

 

Gillian also qualified as an Ear Care Technician in 2023 and fixing feet and ears  is what she really enjoys doing.

 

When Gillian isn't working, you'll find her either somewhere in her Campervan, walking her dog  or at a CrossFit exercise class.

Podiatrists & Foot Health
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Sarah Fincken

Foot Health Practitioner

Dip FH MCFHP MAFHP – Foot Health Care

Sarah is currently awaiting surgery and at present is not working in clinic.

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.

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Catherine Fletcher-Liddell

Podiatrist

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 and 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.

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Jennifer Zayadi

Hearing Care Technician

Tympa Healthcare Certificate in Ear Wax Removal using micro-suction

Jennie started her career working at Royal Berkshire Hospital before she moved into community healthcare in 2013.

 

During her work within the community, Jennie developed an interest in ear care health and identified an opportunity to extend her training,  knowledge and qualifications in order to deliver a high standard of care in the more advanced field of microsuction. 

 

Jennie uses industry gold standard equipment to deliver a fast, safe and comfortable experience for her patients.

 

Jennie Is passionate about caring for her patients and gains great satisfaction from helping people regain clearer hearing and better hearing health.

 

Jennie lives in Reading and when not working enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and having nice days out together.

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Robyn Sharpe

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

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.

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Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist
Hannah
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Hannah King

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

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.    

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Maria Bull

Sports Massage Therapist

ITEC Level 3 - Diploma in Sports Massage

Maria qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2010, alongside a career in retail and has more than 10 years’ experience in the field. Being involved in the fitness industry both professionally and personally, Maria has an extensive knowledge base and skills that can give you confidence in knowing you will reach your peak performance and maintain general health and well-being. She is committed to providing personalised care to each client she meets, tailoring the treatment to address specific concerns and healing. By using a combination of several modalities, she brings a unique style designed to get the best results to fit client needs. She is also really passionate in helping and educating clients in the importance of listening to their bodies to create a long term lifestyle in which they are able to live pain free, healthy and mobile.

 

Outside of the clinic, she’s a massive foodie and adventurer, keenly seeking adventures in the great outdoors, travelling fare and wide to learn about different cultures and foods. Additionally, she’s big believer of paying it forward to others and the community, so, you may find her volunteering on many different levels, from people through to farms and animals.

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Jamie Gough

Sports Massage Therapist

BTEC Level 5 - Soft Tissue Therapy

Jamie achieved his BTEC Level 5 through the Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM) in 2024, having spent 2 years training with them.

 

Jamie specialises in soft tissue massage, injury prevention and rehabilitation and his mission is to help everyone of all levels achieve their peak performance and stay injury-free.

​Outside of the clinic setting, Jamie has been the Winchester FC First Team Physio for two seasons, as well as providing treatment at Park Run Winchester from 2021-2023.

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Bridget Daly

Sports Therapist MSc BSc

Registered with the Society of Sports Therapy

Bridget joined Physical Balance in 2021 with a wealth of experience within the Sports Therapy and rehabilitation world.  Having qualified as a Sport and Exercise scientist in 2005 she furthered her studies and completed an Msc in Sports Therapy in 2008.  Her career to date has seen her work both with recreational sports people and members of the public alongside elite athletes.  Having worked in a busy Chiropractic clinic in Guilford for the last 10 years she is the perfect fit within our team.  As a Sports Therapist with Chelsea FC Foundation and Watford FC Academy as well as England Touch Rugby teams, her experiences have given valuable insight into the treatment and management of a wide range of injuries.

 

She enjoys working with a wide scope of people from the weekend golfer to the experienced runner, getting them to the performance level they require. In addition, having gained vast experience with children she also specialises in adolescent injuries and since having children of her own she has taken a keen interest in ante/post natal care. Bridget helps expectant mothers continue exercise throughout pregnancy and also safely return them back into exercise post partum through a mixture of mobility and ante/post natal Pilates exercises.

 

Bridget has a whole body approach and likes to treat you as a person rather than a specific injured limb. Therefore, she provides posture and running analysis alongside flexibility and strength assessments. She also provides a hands on approach using treatments such as taping, massage and mobilisations and compliments this with exercise programmes which if you are performing a certain sport will be tailored towards that sport. She also believes in preventative treatment to stop you becoming injured rather than waiting for an injury to happen.

 

Outside of work although over the years Bridget was a keen horse rider, skier and netball player she is now a frequent parkrun goer and even completed the London marathon in 2017. You will normally find her spending time with her young family (including Bailey the dog) outdoors in the woods or parks. She also enjoys spending time in her craft shed or baking up a treat in the kitchen.

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Sports Therapists
Cath Norman
Talking Therapies
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Cath Norman

Clinical Psychologist, D Clin Psych and EMDR therapist

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Cath is insured with Oxygen.

Cath qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013 and has since worked within the NHS offering talking therapy to children and adults with a range of physical health difficulties. Cath began her private practice in 2022.

Cath offers talking therapy to children aged 7+, adolescents and adults. She feels particularly passionate about helping children with various forms of anxiety and with both children and adults, relieving symptoms of posttraumatic stress and supporting individuals with their physical health difficulties when it impacts on their emotional wellbeing. Cath also feels strongly about helping people live the life they want to alongside their physical health condition(s).

Cath draws upon psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), compassion-focussed therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Outside of work, Cath enjoys spending time with family and friends and being in the outdoors.

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Helena Veses Ferrer

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

BABCP accredited

Helena has considerable experience in providing psychotherapy, she has been working in the NHS providing talking Therapy since 2013. More recently, she began a L5 Counselling Diploma in Somatic-Informed Trauma Therapy. 

 

Helena currently works for Talking Therapies in the NHS. Seeing those 16 years and over, who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and specific phobias. 

Outside of work Helena enjoys time with her family, reading, spending time in nature alongside training for her next belt in karate.

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Vitamin Injections
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Danielle Doughty

Medically Trained Practitioner

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Danielle has been a qualified nurse since 2009. She started her nursing career in emergency medicine where worked for five years and in this time was promoted to Sister. Following this period, Danielle commenced a sister post working in private health care specialising in all areas of Medicine and surgery.

In parallel to her nursing career Danielle set up a small private practice, where utilising her nursing experience and learning new skills, she worked part time offering aesthetic and wellbeing treatments. During the Covid pandemic, Danielle was reallocated back to emergency care to support the efforts In the NHS. It was during this period that she was offered a new post within women’s health and gynaecology . She continues to work within this area alongside her private work within aesthetics and wellbeing.

Danielle is very passionate about people looking and feeling there best and is looking forward to offering a monthly Vitamin Injection clinic at Physical Balance.

During her spare time Danielle enjoys spending time with her two children and partner in Hampshire, holidaying abroad and visiting her hometown in Dorset.

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Rachel McWilliams

Medically Trained Practitioner

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Rachel became a fully qualified prescriber in 2022 and became a partner in a small private clinic in Weymouth offering Vitamin Injections, light therapy and aesthesis services.  This follows the realisation of a lifelong ambition of becoming a midwife in 2016, a career she loves every aspect of and continues separately within the NHS. Rachel loves helping people feel better in themselves and is looking forward to offering vitamin services in Physical Balance. Rachel is a very sociable individual that loves meeting new people and having a chat.

In her spare time she loves going away in her motorhome with her family. They love exploring the country in their van.

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Massage Therapists
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Charlotte Trewhella

Massage Therapist

BTEC Diploma Level 3 – Massage

Charlotte is currently on maternity leave and will be returning in Summer 2024.

Charlotte completed her Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT) in 2010. After graduating, she went to work in a salon in Basingstoke for many years, where she honed her skills to deliver high standard beauty and massage treatments for her clients. After years working in the salon, Charlotte took the leap to working for herself, and while continuing to grow her beauty business, she also built on a personal interest in fitness by qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer. She is passionate about helping people; and fitness, exercise and wellbeing has always been an integral part of her lifestyle. Being able to use her knowledge and skill to treat clients with a whole person approach through movement and massage is what she loves to do. 

 

When Charlotte's not working, she enjoys spending with her two children, family days out, cooking and spending time at the gym.

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Dee Mitchelmore

Massage Therapist & Skin Specialist

VTCT Level 3 - Swedish Massage

Dee has been a hairdresser for over 30 years. Seven years ago, she returned to college and trained as a massage therapist, earning her VTCT Level 3 in Swedish Massage. Always keen to gain new skills and knowledge, she has since also qualified in hot stone, Indian head , holistic facials and deep tissue massage. 

Dee's passion is to use her skills to make a person feel good on the inside as well as the outside, and nothing shows this more than her volunteer work within a hospice and for a charity helping people living with cancer. To see any pain or stress just melt away after their massage is what really drives Dee to do what she does.

When she's not working or volunteering, Dee loves to travel and explore new places, as well as studying holistic medicine and nutrition so she can help her clients 

Skin Specialist
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Samantha Joyce

Reflexologist & Skin Specialist

Level 3 Diploma – Holistic Therapies

Sam graduated from Basingstoke College of Technology in 2006 with a Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies including reflexology, aromatherapy, and Swedish Massage. After finishing her qualification, she started work at The Hampshire Court Hotel where she continued her development and trained with ESPA & Phytomer, achieving some of the highest treatment standards in the industry. Sam then moved into the beauty industry and over the next 16 years, enjoyed providing many different treatments for her clients. Treating clients holistically is extremely important to Sam and she will always take the whole person approach and your lifestyle into account when treating you, performing each and every treatment to the highest possible standard. Reflexology & Massage have always been one of Sam’s passions and she thoroughly enjoys seeing the benefits her clients see from her treatments. 

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Reflexologist
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Dr Dong

Acupuncturist – FTCMP

Dr Dong started to work as a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) doctor in hospital after taking a five-year full-time course in a medical university in China and has over 20 years’ experience.

 

He had been a director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Department in hospital until 2004.

 

Since then, he decided to make the UK his home and has worked as an acupuncturist, TCM consultant and chief consultant.

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Acupuncturists
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Carolyn Sykes

Acupuncturist – LIC AC

Carolyn is an Acupuncturist and Meditation Coach with a special interest in treating menopause.

 

Carolyn studied Acupuncture at degree level at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) 2012 -2015. The integrated approach includes traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture which has a strong emphasis on emotional factors contributing to disease. She offers a range of treatments which focus on helping you achieve a sense of inner calm, and increased life-force energy.

 

Carolyn has been on a path of wellbeing and evolution which began more than 20 years ago. A lifelong student, she has been mentored by Chinese energy master Jason Chan, the late Barefoot Doctor (Stephen Russell) and Ishaya monk Sandy Newbigging to name just a few of her teachers.

 

When Carolyn is not treating, studying, teaching or writing, she is enjoying spending as much quality time as possible with her beautiful young son.

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Pilates & Yoga Instructors
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Juliet Richardson
Principal Instructor - Pilates / Reformer Pilates

Pilates Apparatus Reformer Instructor Foundation Certificate (2023)

Diploma in Teaching Pilates

Proprietor of her own coaching business

Specialisation in classical mat and reformer Pilates repertoire

Juliet's focus over the past 8 years has evolved toward Pilates, particularly the classical mat and reformer repertoire. Leveraging extensive coaching experience, she guides clients to enhance posture, strength, and flexibility. Juliet's teaching philosophy emphasises the deep connection with core muscles and expert breath work. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in hiking, sea swimming, tennis, squash, and quality time with loved ones.

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Tracey Waller
Studio Instructor - Mat Pilates

Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (AIQ)

BA (hons) Education (English)

After a rewarding career as a Primary School Teacher, Tracey transitioned to become a qualified Pilates Teacher. Pilates, for her, is more than just strengthening and toning—it's about improving balance and engaging the mind. Tracey's teaching philosophy integrates mindfulness, giving the brain a good workout. Beyond teaching, she enjoys exercising, up-cycling furniture, crafting, and reading.

Tracey Waller
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Ruth Rushton
Studio Instructor - Reformer Pilates

Level 3 Award I Teaching Reformer Pilates (2022)

Yoga London Certificate of Training - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (2021)

Yoga Nidra, Menopause Yoga, and Yoga with Essential Oils

With a background in sales, Ruth discovered the benefits of yoga and reformer Pilates for long-term well-being. Her teaching style is informative and fun, creating a safe space to connect with mind, body, and breath. Ruth is committed to sharing these benefits and teaches at various venues in Basingstoke, Reading, and Newbury. Beyond teaching, Ruth enjoys reading, cooking, walking her dogs and practicing yoga and reformer Pilates.

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Mandy Foster
Studio Instructor - Yoga & Pilates

CYQ Level 3 Mat Bases Pilates (2010)

YogaFit Teacher Training Programme – Level 4 (2009)

Yoga Fit Teacher Training Programme – YogaFit PreNatal/PostPartum (2007)

Teaching degree from N C State University

Originally from America, Mandy has been living in the UK for 15 years. With a passion for introducing people to different fitness styles including Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Mobility, Zumba and Aqua, she helps them reach their fitness goals. Mandy's diverse class offerings encompass Yoga, Pilates, and more. As well as enjoying teaching I love to read, travel, cross stitch and cuddle with my 3 fluffy cats.

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Natasha Selby
Studio Instructor - Dru Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Dru Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (2012)

Dru Meditation Mastery Diploma (2022)

Member of the Dru Professional Network

Currently studying Chair Yoga with Yuva Yoga

Natasha is dedicated to ongoing personal development, offering gentle classes accessible to all ages and abilities. Beyond yoga, she enjoys spending time with family, engaging in various exercise classes, and exploring the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature. Beyond teaching I love watching football, walking in the countryside, reading and crafting. 

Natasha Selby
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Hannah King
Studio Instructor - Reformer Pilates

Comprehensive course with Polestar Pilates (2021) 400 hours

Hannah's interest in movement began in 2017, and she later pursued training as a sports massage therapist. Her belief in the value of movement for managing injuries led her to become a Reformer Pilates teacher. With thorough training, she assesses clients and tailors programs to their abilities, welcoming individuals to the studio for 1-1 sessions and group classes. 

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Tatjana Brandic
Studio Instructor - Mat Pilates

MK Pilates Matwork Group Class Fundament – Stage 1 (2010)

MK Pilates Matwork Intermediate and Advanced Group Stage 2 (2014)

Tatjana’s experience in the Fitness Industry started back in early 90’s. She fell in love with Aerobic and as a participant she was active all the way to 2006, when she decided to do her get her Fitness Instructor Certificate. Soon afterwards, she started work in small club, in Belgrade, Serbia.


A few years later, Tatjana moved to Ireland with her husband and started work as a Circuit Instructor. Over the years her experience has expanded to include Spin Cycling, Fit Ball & Pilates Fundamental Matwork Certificates. Enchanted by the Pilates Method, she then began to want to learn more.


In 2013, Tatjana moved to the UK with her husband and their twins, and studied for her Pilates Intermediate and Advance Level certificates, and in 2015 she started teaching Pilates here in Basingstoke.


Tatjana thrives to make sure every participant reached their full potential. She actively observes her clients during the class and when needed, gives them a “hands on” approach and giving them her full focus. Now, Tatjana is working on her Pilates Level 3 certification, for one-to-one teaching and is looking forward to being able to teach as a Personal Trainer.

Tatjana enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring nature & travelling with her family. She loves different challenges & is keen to try activities that boost adrenaline. She also loves reading books on spiritual development & metaphysics and being in the gym.

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Beth Buchanan
Studio Instructor - Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Certifiate (2007)

Beth qualified to teach Yoga in 2007, in Cape Town where she is originally from. She opened a little yoga studio near the beach where she enjoyed teaching a number of students of all levels and abilities. She moved with her family to the UK in 2009 where she continued to practice as much as possible until she was in the position to start a new yoga business, Khushee Yoga. The name is from the meaning of Khushee in Hindi, which is Sunshine and Happiness. Beth really love her job - meeting people and watching their journey into Yoga is one of the things that truly brings happiness (khusheeness) into her life and she finds her students are an endless, priceless resource of wisdom and information.

Beth chose to practice Yoga from a young age to improve her own physical, emotional and mental health, and it has certainly helped a lot! Family is very important to Beth. As a mother of one young daughter, and as wife to a very honourable man, she feels blessed every day and loves to share her happiness, sense of humour, and experience with people she meets.

Beth also as a qualified Pregnancy Yoga Instructor at Ananda Kutir Ashrama in Cape Town, South Africa in 2007. Since moving to the UK, Beth has added to her pregnancy and post-natal yoga knowledge with continued workshops.

 

Since having her little girl, and experiencing pregnancy yoga first hand as a participant as well as an instructor, Beth can't recommend it enough. With Yoga you learn to make space, physically and emotionally for the baby who is coming into your life, as well as taking care of yourself and preparing for the wonderful changes to come. The breathing techniques can help during labour, and the benefits of the gentle movements and poses, build strength and stability in the mind and body.

Beth Buchanan
Elaine
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Elaine Gillard

Practice & Marketing Manager

Elaine joined the team at Physical Balance in August 2021, after 18 years in the travel industry as Marketing Director for a cruise line.

With a keen eye for detail and experience across marketing channels, Elaine also brings a passion for exceptional customer service and is excited to join the team at Physical Balance.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Elaine walking her Jack Russell Bella; or planning her next travel adventure.

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Sarah Bradley

Receptionist

Sarah joined Physical Balance in 2019 after a long career in the retail sector as a visual merchandising area manager.

Working for M&S for many years, she gained a wealth of customer service knowledge and loves working as part of the team at Physical Balance.

When not working, Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends, walking with her cheeky spaniels Sparrow and Cody and has a passion for gardening.

Sarah
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Jo Hinton

Receptionist

Jo originally joined our team in 2014 and returned to us in 2022, bringing many years of customer service experience along with empathy, discretion, and maybe a giggle or two.

Out of her working hours Jo doesn’t stop.  She has varying interests including paddle boarding, walking and a passion for photography. She’s always trying to find new activities and places for an adventure with her family and friends.

Jo Hinton
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Alison Cullinane

Receptionist

Alison joined us in March 2022, having previously worked for M&S as a Deputy Supervisor until 1999 when she left to raise her family. A long career with M&S has meant she has a wealth of customer service knowledge and we’re delighted she’s joined the team.

Alison loves spending time walking with her husband and Thandie the Labrador. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling and socialising with her friends and spending quality time with her family

Alison Cullinane
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