Our Clinicians

Our Clinicians welcome referrals from GPs/Sports Clubs/Coaches. Please feel free to contact us if you need some help deciding who best to see at clinic. All of our clinicians are professionally registered with their governing bodies and where appropriate the Health Care and Professionals Council.

Heidi McCarthy, Orthotist, BSc(hons), PGDip, MBAPO, HPCreg

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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).

During her time as an orthotist, Heidi has built up experience across a wide range of patient groups, including people with diabetes, arthritis and neurological conditions. Patients have a wide range of abilities, from people with severe physical and learning disabilities, to hobby sports people and athletes, from the very old to the very young. Specialist areas of expertise are foot biomechanics and paediatric (children’s) orthotics.

Heidi is a keen rugby player, and has played for local club teams, as well as gaining international honours with Wales students and Norway.

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Andy Davies – Chiropractor

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Andy graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in Pontypridd. Since graduating he has worked in Bargoed Chiropractic Clinic and is now looking to build on his career back in Cardiff where he has grown up.

Andy was intrigued by the Chiropractic profession after experiencing many injuries during football and receiving treatment. The way in which a Chiropractor could assess the human body and apply an effective course of treatment inspired him to return to university and join the profession.

Andy has a strong and passionate interest in many sports, such as football, rugby and golf, and feels he has the knowledge and medical background to apply his skills to helping sportsmen and women with their injuries and rehabilitation. He also gains great satisfaction from treating a wide variety of patients ranging from the elderly to getting the sports people back on the pitch and competing.

Andy is also qualified in K-Taping which has become very important and popular in many sports across the world with regards to injury prevention and performance enhancement over the last few years.

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Julie Urquhart – Massage Therapist

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I am a fully trained and qualified member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and I’m dedicated to providing a high-quality service and exceptional customer satisfaction. I am here to help relieve tension and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. All of us have hectic lives and are prone to aches and pains, muscle tension and stress and that’s why I am here to help. Whatever your individual concerns, I have many massage options available for you to choose from. These range from invigorating massages that increase blood circulation to relaxing massages that will leave you feeling pampered. I offer a range of treatments including hot stone massage, bamboo massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and reflexology – all can be tailored to your needs and requirements.

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Joanne Crovini, Nutritional Therapist

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Joanne has a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine. She works with 121 clients to provide individual nutrition and lifestyle plans that account for different lifestyles and budgets. Joanne’s focus is getting to the root cause of client’s problems and looking for long term solutions rather than just masking symptoms. Nutritional Therapy is not a quick fix solution and Joanne is there to support clients on the journey to health.

Joanne has also worked with organisations including South Wales Female Police Association, Trimmer You Boot Camp and Outdoor Fitness providing courses and workshops on topics such as sports nutrition and wellbeing at work.

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Catherine Spiteri – Massage therapy, Reflexology and Clinical Aromatherapy

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Catherine has been practising as a Complementary Therapist for five years treating clients with numerous conditions from sports injuries and back pain, to stress, depression and sleep problems. She has spent many years promoting health and well-being through her holistic massage and reflexology treatments, and enjoys exploring new ways of rectifying ailments through complementary and alternative medicines.

Catherine is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. As well as holding a BSc Honours degree in Complementary Therapies, she also possesses Diplomas in Massage Therapy, Clinical Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Catherine has worked extensively around the world, and on her journey has acquired numerous techniques and massage combinations, which are now incorporated into her own unique treatment services. As well as taking the holistic approach, Catherine favours the application of aspects of nutrition and anatomy and physiology to all of her methods, providing a well-rounded treatment. Each appointment is preceded by a free full initial consultation, which allows your individual needs and requirements to be assessed, allowing for a truly individual and of course relaxing and enjoyable treatment.

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Kerry Hill – Foot Health Practitioner

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Elite Feet Footcare was founded by and is run by Kerry Hill.Kerry is passionate about providing first class domiciliary foot care and gets a great deal of job satisfaction from her work. She is also committed to improving and building upon her existing skills base by under taking Continual Professional Development (CPD). Kerry has achieved a Diploma (Distinction) in Foot Health Practitioning from Stonebridge College (SAC Dip) and is a member of the Register for Foot Health Professionals (R.F.H.P). Kerry is also as a member of the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners (MPSPract) – Membership No: MPSP23471FHP, and is listed on their volitional register which has government Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accreditation.

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Joel Coniston Orthotist BSc (Hons), BEng (Mech), SROrth, MBAPO

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Since graduating from Salford University in 2007 with a first class honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Joel is now highly skilled in the assessment, prescription and fitting of orthotic devices. Originally practicing in busy NHS hospitals in Cambridge and Bristol and specialising in lower-limb and spinal orthotics he is now also a specialist in cranial remoulding treatment. He now runs a combined Plagiocephaly and Orthotic clinic here for the London Orthotic Consultancy who have an enviable reputation for the manufacture of very high quality, bespoke orthotic devices from their base in Kingston, Surrey. Appointments with Joel can be made by ringing: 020 8974 9989

Joel originally trained as a mechanical engineer and worked in production and design engineering before joining the ‘family business’ – his parents are both NHS doctors – and working more closely with people. The engineering skills gained in structural and material science and biomechanics have combined with his experience of treating a wide range of childhood and adult conditions and enable him to offer a unique orthotic service to those people he treats.

Outside of Orthotics, Joel lives in Bristol with his young family and has a life-long passion for kayaking. He can often be found bobbing on the seas and white water rivers of England’s Southwest and Wales. Sometimes combining this with his incidental hobby of swimming!

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Kate Whitestone – Paediatric Physiotherapist

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Children’s Neuro Physio is delighted to join Andrew and his team at The Victoria Park Clinic in Cardiff. We treat babies, children and teenagers with a whole range of conditions ranging from mal-developmental delay, or funny walks and hyper mobility to the most severe and complex cases of cerebral palsy and brain injury. We have extensive experience of working with babies and children with neurological conditions and syndromes that affect muscles, balance, posture, movement, coordination, growth, development and play.

Our personalised physiotherapy programmes are entirely child and family focused, involving all family members. They are designed to be integrated into the family’s day to day life with minimal disruption. This ensures that programmes can be incorporated effortlessly into play, social, leisure and physical activities and into the school curriculum. Children’s Neuro Physio is the largest children’s physiotherapy service within the south of England and we are delighted to welcome Kate who is based in Cardiff.

Kate is a state registered physiotherapist and provies assessment and treatment for children age 0-18 with developmental/neurological difficulties and brings with her more than ten years of paediatric experience, and has worked in child development centres in London, the St David’s Children’s Centre in Cardiff and in schools and the community, including working with children with cerebral palsy for Scope.

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John Hayward – Foot Health Practitioner

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Our objective is to provide a first class foot health care service in the privacy of your own home or in one of the treatment rooms available at The Victoria Park Clinic.

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.

We are fully qualified foot health care practitioners who are able to give advice about and treat a variety of common foot problems and conditions. We offer an initial consultation and general foot health check assessment and then advise you of the treatment plan required. We were trained at the College of Foot Health Care in Blackheath, West Midlands. http://www.collegefhp.com

The College is an accredited NCFE centre. NCFE is one of the UK’s leading accreditation bodies and assures the delivery of the courses. We are committed to improve and build upon our existing expertise by under taking Continual Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain our registration status.

We are registered with the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners.

The Alliance has been accredited by the UK Government’s own professional Standard Authority.

We are insured with one the UK’s leading companies for private sector practitioners.

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James Rowland M.Ost – Osteopath and Sports Massage Clinician

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James graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and a member of the British Osteopathic Association. He is has a keen interest in many sports especially rugby, swimming and surfing.

As part of his undergraduate training, James spent two years treating patients in Europe’s largest and most specialized osteopathic clinic. Whist training as an Osteopath James decided to enhance his vocation in complementary alternative medicine and became a fully qualified Sports Massage Clinician and has completed a post-graduate course in cranial osteopathy. He treats a wide range of patients but is especially passionate in the treatment of sporting injuries, children and pregnant women.

Osteopathy is a primary health care system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions.

Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mostly on muscles and joints, using holistic approaches. Treatment when appropriate is specific to each individual patient using a wide range of gentle, non-invasive manual techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation are applied therapeutically.

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