About Us and Meet Our Team

Here you’ll find a little about us, and lots more about our team.

About Us

The Victoria Park Clinic was born in 2013, when Heidi and Andrew McCarthy opened its doors for the first time. They had noticed a need in Cardiff to bring together practitioners from various Allied Health backgrounds and bring them together under one roof. This brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic, as well as variety for clients.

For Clients

There isn’t a lot the clinic can’t help with – we have a wide range of clinicians and therapies delivered by our well qualified, friendly team.
The team work together to ensure you get the best possible care and outcome. If you have health insurance we’ll assist with your claims process. If you have been injured as a result of an accident we are able to assist where required in providing a detail report of your care.
We hope that you enjoy visiting our clinic where our aim is to make Your Health and Wellbeing Our Priority.

For Health Care Professionals

The clinic offers three treatment rooms which are all fully equipped and available to rent to qualified health care professionals.
Take a look around our rooms in the gallery below. If you’d like a tour in person please give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll arrange a time to suit you. Our rooms are equipped with electrically adjusted beds, towels, robes, bed roll, as well as sink with hot/cold running water and high-speed internet. We have yellow waste bins and a licensed disposal service.
We offer a lot of additional services are part of your rental package, including website listing, social media, and a cloud-based diary system.

Our Mission

The Victoria Park Clinic will provide facilities for health care professionals, allowing them to provide the community with affordable, accessible, quality patient focused healthcare.

Core Values

Quality Facilities
Provide a safe, clean, licensed, well maintained, private environment for consultations
Respect
Respect for the well-being, dignity and privacy or our clinicians and their clients.
Quality Service
A quality service for both our clinicians and their clients.
Team Work
Working together collaboratively with our clinicians to help create processes that help them serve their clients better.
Integrity
Our facilities are insured, our health and safety plan is in place and we are licensed with Cardiff Council. All of our clinicians are fully qualified, registered with their governing bodies and insured.

Heidi McCarthy - The Body Mechanic Orthotics/Shock Wave Therapy Cardiff

Heidi McCarthy - The Body Mechanic Orthotics/Shock Wave Therapy Cardiff

Orthotist and Shock Wave Therapist

Heidi McCarthy, Orthotist, BSc(hons), PGDip, HCPCreg

Originally from Norway, Heidi graduated with a BSc Honours degree in prosthetics and orthotics from Strathclyde University in 1998, and since then has worked as an Orthotist in Norway and the UK. She also holds a BSc first class honours degree in Health, Exercise and Sport Science from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

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Andrew McCarthy - The Muscle Medic

Andrew McCarthy - The Muscle Medic

Sports Massage and Shock Wave Therapist

Having begun his lifelong rugby career as a small child, Andrew has been receiving massage therapy since the age of sixteen. While both playing and coaching rugby at the local, national and international levels, Andrew has continuously relied on massage therapy—not only to keep his own body in excellent playing form, but also for the treatment of a spinal injury sustained in 1999. As a result, he has a first-hand understanding of how to get his clients’ muscles back in top-notch condition—no matter how hard they’ve push them.

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Matthew Corbin - Corbin Chiropractic

Matthew Corbin - Corbin Chiropractic

Chiropractor

Matthew is a proud graduate from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic gaining a MChiro 5 year masters degree qualification. He spent many years working in the building industry sustaining various wear and tear injuries which led him to see a chiropractor himself. Not only did chiropractic help him recover quicker but also gave him the knowledge to prevent further injuries. This ultimately led him to want to be part of this profession and help people like he was helped himself!

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John Hayward - Feet Care

John Hayward - Feet Care

Foot Health Practitioner

Our aims are to enhance the well-being of your feet and your quality of life by first of all restoring and then helping you maintain your feet and toe nail health. All of our treatments aim to improve your walking comfort, in some cases reducing painful conditions.

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Joanne Crovini - Cardiff Nutritionist

Joanne Crovini - Cardiff Nutritionist

Nutritionist

A Nutritional Therapist providing personalised individual plans, as well tailored wellbeing initiatives for businesses – TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!

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Optimal Osteopathy

Optimal Osteopathy

Alan Sidebottom M.Ost

Alan gained a Masters in Osteopathy from Swansea University after 4 years of training.

Alan is interested in assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain in conditions such as Sciatica, Low Back and Neck Pain, Headaches/Migraines, Arthritis, Poor Posture and Sports Injuries.

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Elain Roberts - Sports Therapist

Elain Roberts - Sports Therapist

Sports Therapist

Elain is a Sport Injury Therapist who specialises in returning athletes to their sport after injury. She is a passionate individual who has extensive sporting knowledge, having competed at elite level in many different sports. Currently she is a Netball and Rugby enthusiast, regularly competing and working within the sports. Elain has worked with clubs including Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey, Cardiff Metropolitan Netball and is presently the Therapist at Bridgend Athletic RFC. Her enthusiasm for treating injuries stems from suffering multiple injuries throughout her career, and wanting to learn the details. Her passion for sport enables Elain to understand and sympathise with any injury.

 

Sue Coombs @empathy Holistic Therapist

Sue Coombs @empathy Holistic Therapist

Holistic Therapist

As a breast cancer survivor, Sue was eager to learn how the body, mind and spirit benefit from holistic treatments and enrolled at Cardiff and Vale College where she obtained a VTCT level 3 diploma in Complementary Therapies. As well as Swedish and Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head and Facial Treatments, she is also certified in Hot Stones and Pregnancy Massage. Sue is passionate about offering bespoke treatments, tailor made for her client’s individual needs. Sue is currently working towards her Sports Massage certificate.

 

Counselling with Heather Bear

Counselling with Heather Bear

Counsellor

Heather Bear MBACP Dip. Adlerian Couns. IIP, Dip VTCT, IIHHT

I am an Adlerian trained counsellor/psychotherapist who works alongside clients who feel stuck; at a low point; would like to see some change; or just need to talk.

We hear labels such as depression, low self-esteem, OCD, BPD, addiction, bereavement, PTSD and trauma. But what do these mean for the individual? By allowing a safe space, issues can be explored together, and some insight can lead to action and change.

My experience for the last few years has been working with New Pathways; a rape crisis and sexual abuse centre. Also trained with Babette Rothschild in the subject of trauma and somatic impact.

ACTION + INSIGHT = CHANGE (Alfred Adler)

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