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Welcome to our online booking system. Here you can book, change or cancel appointments any time, day or night, until 24 hours before the appointment time. (Please call us if you need to make or amend a booking at short notice). Disciplines bookable online are Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports/Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Private GP and Foot Health Care. Simply scroll down to the discipline/practitioner of your choice, select the treatment you want and get straight to the diary to choose a convenient time.

Other disciplines on offer at the Practice are listed for your information but are not available for online booking. Appointments in these modalities can be made through direct liaison with reception or the practitioner in question. Small group ‘bubbled’ Pilates classes resume on the 20th May (the first block of 4 weeks of classes are fully booked)

Once you have a personal log-in, you can also pay for your treatment online in advance of your appointment - this helps reduce congestion and contact time in reception. Patients booking their first ever appointment through the online booking system are required to pay a £25 deposit., which is refundable subject to our usual cancellation policy for missed and late cancelled appointments - you can see the details here

See here for details of how your card details are kept safe and secure.

Can’t find an appointment that suits? Prefer to organise things by telephone or email? Contact our reception team on 01780 480889 or at info@thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk

DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE C-19 SYMPTOMS! Please follow this link to learn about the steps we’re taking to keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

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Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has been in use for over 2,000 years. It features in mainstream healthcare in China and is often used in combination with western medicine. It is now one of the most popular forms of complementary medicine throughout the world. By using fine needles inserted at specific points on the body, acupuncture aides the flow of energy or ‘... Read More

Traditional Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has been in use for over 2,000 years. It features in mainstream healthcare in China and is often used in combination with western medicine. It is now one of the most popular forms of complementary medicine throughout the world.

By using fine needles inserted at specific points on the body, acupuncture aides the flow of energy or ‘Qi’ around the body’s energy channels or meridians. It is the correct, balanced flow of this energy which leads to health and wellbeing; stagnation or blockages result in ill health and disease. By taking this approach to achieving and maintaining good health, acupuncture can offer a potential solution to problems that may have been resistant to other treatments and can help improve your sense of wellbeing


Art Therapy

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact Kate directly - click on relevant treatment below. Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where clients are supported to use art materials and talking as means of expression and communication. Art is used to address a wide range of emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. This makes it particularly useful for those who are struggling to... Read More

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact Kate directly - click on relevant treatment below.

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where clients are supported to use art materials and talking as means of expression and communication. Art is used to address a wide range of emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. This makes it particularly useful for those who are struggling to verbalise their experiences and thoughts. No artistic skills are needed to benefit from Art Therapy.

Online booking isn't appropriate for Art Therapy sessions. Kate, our Art therapists arranges appointments directly with her clients. Please see [this link](https;//www.thebroadstreetpractice.co.ukd/art-therapy/) to our website for further information and details of how to get in touch.


Counselling for Young People and Adults

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact therapist directly - click on relevant treatment below. Counselling is about helping you to work things out for yourself, making decisions and choices and helping you to look at things differently. A counsellor is trained to listen to you very carefully; they will not judge you or tell you what to do. Having thoughts, feelings and worries listened to, cl... Read More

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact therapist directly - click on relevant treatment below.

Counselling is about helping you to work things out for yourself, making decisions and choices and helping you to look at things differently. A counsellor is trained to listen to you very carefully; they will not judge you or tell you what to do. Having thoughts, feelings and worries listened to, clarified and understood by someone who is not directly involved can be hugely beneficial.

Often, people find working with a counsellor in a confidential setting and at a regular time enables them to build a trusting relationship within which to understand themselves better, to gain insight and self-awareness, and to develop new strategies for living.

People talk to counsellors about whatever matters to them, whatever is worrying for them. *"I feel angry but I don’t know why", "I can’t control myself", "I am anxious a lot of the time", "I've lost someone who matters to me and I miss them so much", "Sometimes I don’t understand how I feel or why I feel like I do. I just don’t feel right.", " My relationships with my family are falling apart", "I am worried about my health or struggling to cope with my health issues"*.


Foot Health Care

**NEW FROM 7th APRIL** Anna Rugg is a Foot Health Practitioner, qualified to treat and manage a range of foot care issues including: nail trimming, callus/hard skin reduction, corns, verrucae, ingrown toenails, fungal nails, reduction of thickened nails, paddings and dressings and routine diabetic foot care Appointments will be available on Tuesday mornings (starting in May), Wednesday after... Read More

**NEW FROM 7th APRIL** Anna Rugg is a Foot Health Practitioner, qualified to treat and manage a range of foot care issues including: nail trimming, callus/hard skin reduction, corns, verrucae, ingrown toenails, fungal nails, reduction of thickened nails, paddings and dressings and routine diabetic foot care

Appointments will be available on Tuesday mornings (starting in May), Wednesday afternoons til 7pm (from 7th April) and one Saturday morning every four weeks, starting on 24th April.

Assessment of foot and lower limb biomechanics, prescription of orthotics or cases requiring nail surgery are outside Anna's remit and will require referral to a Podiatrist.


GP (Private)

20 MIN FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS ARE BOOKABLE ONLINE - for all other GP appointments, please call first. Dr Stellmacher provides consultations for patients of all ages. Dr Stellmacher is widely experienced, as both a hospital doctor and GP. You can see her bio on our webpage at thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk/private-gp/. Standard appointments are 40 minutes, giving time for her to really listen a... Read More

20 MIN FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS ARE BOOKABLE ONLINE - for all other GP appointments, please call first.

Dr Stellmacher provides consultations for patients of all ages. Dr Stellmacher is widely experienced, as both a hospital doctor and GP. You can see her bio on our webpage at thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk/private-gp/. Standard appointments are 40 minutes, giving time for her to really listen and have an unhurried discussion about the health concerns you have for yourself, your child or a vulnerable or elderly family member. Shorter 20 minute appointments are available for follow-up (returning) patients.

Dr Stellmacher is able to offer second opinions, onward referrals to a private Consultant specialist or liaise with a patients’ NHS GP/surgery. Blood tests and further investigations can be arranged privately or via the patients’ NHS GP, following an initial assessment. She can offer private prescriptions, where required, but within our setting is unable to prescribe controlled drugs (ie. morphine, some very strong pain killers, tranquilisers and sedatives, and medicines such as methadone which help with drug addiction). She is also unable to offer vaccinations, injections or smears.

Dr Stellmacher is particularly keen to offer care and support to elderly patients, working in close collaboration with their family members, if desired. As people get older and develop complex, multifactorial health issues, having time to fully consider all aspects of their medication and previous health problems, is invaluable. In this situation, when needed and by special arrangement only, extended consultations of a full hour are available. Please call to discuss.


Herbal Medicine

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact the Practice to book. Plants (or “herbs”) containing active phytochemicals have been used for centuries to mobilise natural healing processes and restore balance to poorly functioning areas of health. Phytotherapy identifies and combines these powerful, yet natural, healing properties into a bespoke medicine for the individual patient to address specific ... Read More

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact the Practice to book.

Plants (or “herbs”) containing active phytochemicals have been used for centuries to mobilise natural healing processes and restore balance to poorly functioning areas of health. Phytotherapy identifies and combines these powerful, yet natural, healing properties into a bespoke medicine for the individual patient to address specific conditions and to optimise general health. When applied in this way, herbs can be used to help patients of all ages and with most medical conditions, either alone or to supplement medicines prescribed by your Doctor. There is more information under the 'Treatments' tab on our website at thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk


Massage Therapy

Massage is a combination of manipulation and stretching of the soft tissues of the body. Treatment can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual - all ages, states of health and levels of fitness can be accommodated. From those who are suffering the stresses and strains of every day life, aches and pains associated with ill health, right through to professional athletes preparing for or ... Read More

Massage is a combination of manipulation and stretching of the soft tissues of the body. Treatment can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual - all ages, states of health and levels of fitness can be accommodated. From those who are suffering the stresses and strains of every day life, aches and pains associated with ill health, right through to professional athletes preparing for or recovering from sporting endeavour.

Massage is not simply a pampering treatment used for relaxation; good massage has massive health benefits  and can be used on it's own or as part of a complementary healthcare treatment programme. REMEDIAL MASSAGE has great therapeutic properties - aiding lymph drainage, easing away aches and pains and improving mobility. SPORTS MASSAGE treatments employ stronger techniques with stretching work, training and rehabilitation advice.


Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy with Associate Osteopath

PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN BOOKING and note that, although Osteopathy appointments are offered by both Fiona and Phoebe, CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY APPOINTMENTS ARE WITH PHOEBE ONLY. Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment comprising soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation. Other modalities such as ultrasound, dry needling techniques and taping may be included. Osteopathy can give rapid and e... Read More

PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN BOOKING and note that, although Osteopathy appointments are offered by both Fiona and Phoebe, CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY APPOINTMENTS ARE WITH PHOEBE ONLY.

Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment comprising soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation. Other modalities such as ultrasound, dry needling techniques and taping may be included. Osteopathy can give rapid and effective symptom relief in new, acute presentations and is useful for the management of more longstanding problems, related to habitual postural patterns, injury or activity related strains.

Cranial Osteopathy (with Phoebe Smith) is a very subtle osteopathic technique which seeks to restore and maintain natural rhythm by gently encouraging the release of tension in the body. Cranial osteopathy is particularly suited to treating babies and small children, pregnant women, the elderly and those in poor health, but patients of all ages and states of health can benefit from this technique. Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel and interpret a very delicate rhythm that comes about due to the movement of cerebrospinal fluid and the pull of the soft tissue connections on the joints and structures of the body. Tension resulting from stress, strain or injury, can accumulate and disrupt this rhythm causing further symptoms such as difficulty relaxing or aches and pains.


Osteopathy - Senior Osteopath

Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment comprising soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation. Other modalities such as ultrasound, dry needling techniques and taping may be included. Osteopathy can give rapid and effective symptom relief in new, acute presentations and is useful for the management of more longstanding problems, related to habitual postural patterns, injury or activity... Read More

Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment comprising soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation. Other modalities such as ultrasound, dry needling techniques and taping may be included. Osteopathy can give rapid and effective symptom relief in new, acute presentations and is useful for the management of more longstanding problems, related to habitual postural patterns, injury or activity related strains.


Osteoscan - Bone Health/Osteoporosis Screening Clinic

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Call the practice to book your can. Up-coming clinics are being held on Mon 22nd February & Mon 15th March 2021. EchoS is a pain-free, radiation-free, diagnostic scanning device developed in Italy which gives access to earlier measurement of bone mineral density than DEXA, with immediate, easy-to understand results, including your Z-score and T-score. Results are used,... Read More

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Call the practice to book your can. Up-coming clinics are being held on Mon 22nd February & Mon 15th March 2021.

EchoS is a pain-free, radiation-free, diagnostic scanning device developed in Italy which gives access to earlier measurement of bone mineral density than DEXA, with immediate, easy-to understand results, including your Z-score and T-score. Results are used, with other parameters, to calculate your FRAX score – an accurate prediction of your 10 year probability of suffering a major osteoporotic fracture.

The 30 min appointments will be conducted by Nick Birch, Consultant Spinal Specialist. Both your lumbar spine and hip will be scanned. Full results of the scan will be discussed and advice given which is personalised and tailored to your needs.

Further information on our website - follow this [link](https://www.thebroadstreetpractice.co.uk/are-you-at-risk-of-osteoporosis-educational-event-screening-clinic/)


Person-centred Psychotherapy

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact Jen directly - click on relevant treatment below. Person-centred psychotherapy is a relational form of counselling, the process is very much client led, within a safe, confidential space built upon acceptance, trust and empathy. The process helps you to reconnect with yourself and your sense of self-worth that is central to psychological growth and human f... Read More

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Please contact Jen directly - click on relevant treatment below.
Person-centred psychotherapy is a relational form of counselling, the process is very much client led, within a safe, confidential space built upon acceptance, trust and empathy. The process helps you to reconnect with yourself and your sense of self-worth that is central to psychological growth and human flourishing

Jen works with clients experiencing bereavement, relationship issues and people facing uncertainty and transitional periods in their lives. She has also worked with victims of sexual abuse, domestic abuse, coercive control, people with addictions, life limiting illnesses, terminal illnesses, general and complex mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, depression and anxiety.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession whose aim is to help people affected by pain, injury, illness or disability. At its core is the patients’ involvement in their own care promoting their empowerment in dealing with both acute and long-term conditions. Physiotherapy is about learning how to access the best movement possible from our body. This influences how we recover and how we go for... Read More

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession whose aim is to help people affected by pain, injury, illness or disability. At its core is the patients’ involvement in their own care promoting their empowerment in dealing with both acute and long-term conditions. Physiotherapy is about learning how to access the best movement possible from our body. This influences how we recover and how we go forward to achieve our goals whether that may be running a marathon, getting the best round on the golf course or simply living a fulfilling day with our friends and family.


Reflexology & Bowen Therapy

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Reflexology and Bowen Therapy appointments are provided on an ad-hoc basis, by agreement between the client, our reflexologist and the clinic. Please contact Vicki Ball our reflexologist by email at vickiball@hotmail.com to discuss an appointment.


Pilates

Pilates classes with Vickie Pauley will resume on Thursday 20th May. As the first step emerging from the C-19 situation, classes will be restricted to just 5 participants and the instructor, this has the additional benefit of giving every participant close individual attention. To keep everyone as safe as possible and for the forseeable future, classes will be in 'bubbles' with the same 5 ... Read More

Pilates classes with Vickie Pauley will resume on Thursday 20th May. As the first step emerging from the C-19 situation, classes will be restricted to just 5 participants and the instructor, this has the additional benefit of giving every participant close individual attention.

To keep everyone as safe as possible and for the forseeable future, classes will be in 'bubbles' with the same 5 participants attending class each week. Classes will be booked in blocks of 4 consecutive weeks (first block being 20th May, 27th May, 3rd June & 10th June). Classes are £12 each and the whole block of classes must be paid at the time of booking (£48 for 4 weeks). Fees for any missed classes will be forfeited. For the classes to be financially viable they need to be fully booked with 5 people. If we are unable to fill a class, refunds will be issued. Thank you for your understanding.
Covid-precautions apply. Please do not attend class if you are at all unwell, if you have had a positive test or have been in contact with a positive individual in the 10 days prior to class, or if you are supposed to be quarantining. All necessary mats and equipment will be supplied and cleaning materials provided. You are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.


Yoga

NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE - Yoga classes are currently only available on Zoom. Please contact our yoga instructor Julie Halliday by email at julie_hlldy@yahoo.co.uk to book a place. Her Zoom class runs on a Thursday morning 9.30-10.30.

Sarah qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986 from Bath School of Physiotherapy and has worked in both the NHS and private practice since. This has meant a wealth of experience including orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine at the Middlesex Hospital and Peterborough Hospitals, cardiac and respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital and a great stint on an exchange programme to Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia where she learnt, amongst other things, to plaster broken limbs!

She has continued training since qualification, particularly in headache and migraine management, back and shoulder pain, running and other sporting injuries. She is qualified in acupuncture as an adjunct to Physiotherapy as well as being a qualified Pilates practitioner. Sarah has particularly enjoyed and benefited from her studying with the leading elite performance movement and rehabilitation consultant, Joanne Elphinstone, during JEMS training. As Joanne says “The most enduring relationship of your life is the one that you have with your body.”

When working with patients, whether they are young or old, lead a sporting or more sedentary lifestyle, Sarah aims to restore movement and function to their fullest potential.

italics “Often we are in pain or not performing well physically, maybe through injury, surgery, changes in lifestyle or in activity such as in Spring when we start gardening in earnest or when stepping up that running when training for a marathon! I use hands on physiotherapy alongside exercise to improve movement and help restore confidence in the body and its abilities. It is such a privilege to be able to help people enjoy their lives to the full.”

Sarah has lived and worked in the Stamford area for 27 years. Her proudest achievement is raising 2 children, both now pursuing their own careers. When not working she can be found enjoying theatre, film, books and knitting! She keeps fit with running, walking and gym sessions and is a “shout it from the rooftops” advocate for parkrun, regularly running or marshalling at the Rutland Water parkrun.

Sarah qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986 from Bath School of Physiotherapy and has ... Read More

Vicki qualified as a Reflexologist in 2006 following two years training at The Burghley Academy in Peterborough. After qualifying she was based at Oakham Medical Practice and then went on to work independently. Vicki provides reflexology to patients at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough on a regular basis.

In 2010 Vicki qualified in Advanced Reflexology and she continues to expand her knowledge and intuition of reflexology by attending regular talks and seminars.

In November 2014 she qualified in the Bowen Technique having trained for a year with Bowtech (in association with The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia). During her training she had to fulfil over 100 hours of practice along with completing over 10 case studies. Vicki attends regular talks and seminars on the technique to satisfy the requirement for 16 hours continuing professional development points each year, and she intends to undertake further training in the Bowen technique next year.

Vicki qualified as a Reflexologist in 2006 following two years training at The Burghley Academy i... Read More

I graduated in Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1985. Back in the day, as it was an independent college, the awards were Diplomas, so in 2008, I completed the newly created Conversion course to BSc(hons) Ost, and in 2018 added an MSc in Animal Osteopathy. I am currently a part-time PGR (post graduate researcher) at the University of Northampton.

Over the years, I have worked as an associate, a practice owner, and a clinical lead in a residential Naturopathic clinic. I currently see all my human patients at The Broad Street Practice, and also have a Small Animal practice separately.

I love gardening, weight training, exploring the great outdoors with my dog and a tent, and reading for pleasure ( a nice change from research papers and textbooks when I can get round to it), and spending time with my now grown-up children and all our animals.

I graduated in Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1985. Back in the day, as it was an independent coll... Read More

Anthea qualified in 1995 and, with husband Perry, founded The Broad Street Practice a year later.

Anthea relishes the diversity of patients who come through the door – all ages, backgrounds, professions, body shapes and states of health!

“I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to teach my patients – introducing them to the anatomy, physiology and mechanics underlying their problem. I’m a great believer that if people understand what has happened to them and why, then we’re half way to resolving the problem or helping to gain control over a long-standing condition.”

Anthea qualified in 1995 and, with husband Perry, founded The Broad Street Practice a year later.... Read More

Hello, I’m Lorna and I am a qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP), the UK’s leading body for talking therapies. I am also a mum of two teenage children.

Before training to be a counsellor, my job choices always led me to working with people – after attending university I spent time working as a care assistant, firstly for a young, disabled person and then in a residential home for the elderly. I also worked for the national charity, Parentline Plus as a call taker – this gave me more insight (and built on my own experience as a parent) into family life, both from an adult and a child/teenager perspective. It was, however, becoming a secondary school teacher and teaching pupils in schools in different regions – Leeds, Bradford, North Wales and Peterborough – which particularly opened my eyes to many of the situations facing young people.

My growing interest in emotional health led me to retrain as a therapist and I have been counselling now for coming up to ten years. Working for the charity CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People), I have counselled in schools across Grantham and South Kesteven and in the communities of Newark and Stamford working with adults, young people and children (aged 11 plus). My past work with Victim Support, Parentline Plus and counselling staff in schools have all helped to inform my work with adults.

Hello, I’m Lorna and I am a qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Associat... Read More

I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the UK’s leading body for talking therapies. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Accreditation is a rigorous application and assessment process, and recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development as a counsellor.

I regularly work with clients on themes such as anxiety and depression, relationship and family issues, self-harming behaviour, suicidal thoughts, anger, eating disorders, loss, health issues and traumatic events both in the present and the past.

I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling a... Read More

Vanessa Jane Davies is a Skin Camouflage Consultant with over 25 years of practical experience, based in Harley Street London and manages further consulting rooms at The Broad Street Practice Stamford, BMI The Duchy Hospital, Yorkshire, BMI Woodlands Hospital, County Durham and BMI The Sandringham Hospital in Norfolk.

She is a team member of Cedars Dermatology in London and sits on the expert panel for Talkhealth. She is actively involved in treating individuals with chemicals and cosmetic burns, hypo/hyper pigmentation and scarring for men, women and children, including self-harm. Skin Camouflage Services Ltd is listed with Red Arc Assured.

Under the OMIS UKTI Service, Vanessa trained staff in two Australian hospitals and provided skin camouflage treatment on the burn wards. Her interest in overseas work is driven by helping patients who otherwise would not be able benefit from this specialist area of healthcare. The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) selected Skin Camouflage Services as a case study.

Vanessa is an APIL, 1 st tier Expert Witness and member of the Expert Witness Institute. She takes instructions in personal injury, clinical negligence and costs for minor /major injuries in rehabilitation. Having trained army medical officers Vanessa continues to accept Army referrals.

Vanessa Jane Davies is a Skin Camouflage Consultant with over 25 years of practical experience, b... Read More

I graduated from University College Birmingham in September 2007 with an honours degree in Sports Therapy. More recently attained an MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University in London.

Since graduating I have worked full time with a number of professional football clubs managing and assisting with the running of their medical departments. I have also been employed by the British Army assisting injured personal recover from musculoskeletal injury and complex trauma. Alongside my work at the practice I now work part time within occupational health providing assessments, treatments and management reports for staff from different fields of employment.

My approach to treatment is to help individuals suffering from pain, injury or illness affecting the musculoskeletal system. I am able to provide assistance to people of all ages to maintain their health and fitness, recover from injury and prevent and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual therapy.

With 11 years post graduate experience I now specialise in Exercise Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation. I am able to offer 1-2-1 rehabilitation sessions, functional assessments and bespoke home and/or gym based rehabilitation programmes.

I graduated from University College Birmingham in September 2007 with an honours degree in Sports... Read More

My name is Duncan Ford Ba (Hons), Lic.ac, MBAcC Cert KHT, I obtained my First Class Honours Degree in Traditional Acupuncture at CTA in Hatton. Which, before its closure, was the oldest college of Acupuncture in Europe. I have full membership with the British Acupuncture Council which is the leading regulatory body for the practice of acupuncture in the UK.

My first contact with acupuncture was through the world of Chinese martial arts, in particular Taijiquan and Qigong, which I have been a student of for the last 13 years. I feel my interest in this internal martial art has lead me to understand the fundamental building blocks that underpin the foundations of Traditional Chinese medicine.

I am fully committed to the practice of acupuncture and continuously work to develop myself professionally, so as to be able to provide the best possible care for my patients. I regularly attend postgraduate courses to further develop myself as a practitioner and to deepen my understanding of this living tradition. I have also trained in many different styles of Traditional Acupuncture including Five Element, TCM, Tungs family lineage, Tans balance method, Japanese Acupuncture and Korean Hand Therapy.

My name is Duncan Ford Ba (Hons), Lic.ac, MBAcC Cert KHT, I obtained my First Class Honours Degre... Read More

Rachel Fry has been providing massage therapy from The Broad Street Practice since September 2007, having been a patient here herself for several years before.

Rachel studied with Sports Performance Services at Nottingham University and has been a qualified level 4 Sports Massage Therapist and member of the SMA (Sports Massage Association) since 2005 and a level 4 Sports Therapist since 2008. She also has a diploma in pregnancy massage.

Rachel has always been enthusiastic about sports and fitness and started her career working with rugby and swimming clubs but has since gained experience of working with a huge variety of clients from people who are suffering the aches, pains and strains of everyday life right through to professional athletes.

Rachel has also been a qualified horse riding instructress for 25 years and spends her spare time riding, dog walking as well as being a regular runner and swimmer.

Rachel Fry has been providing massage therapy from The Broad Street Practice since September 2007... Read More

Julie is a well known local yoga teacher – a gymnastics teacher in a previous life – who often teaches the advanced classes and acroyoga (bend-yourself-double!) classes. However, increasingly Julie is passionate about teaching yoga to those for whom it doesn’t come naturally; those who really need yoga in their lives….

A strong and healthy body is essential to our well-being and vitality! Our lifestyle choices and our day to day routines such as sitting at the computer, driving everywhere and vegging on the couch can weaken our bodies and contribute significantly to poor posture. This can result in the ligaments and tendons shortening, over time causing tension and compression in the spine and joints. A feeling of weakness and tightness develops throughout the body which can result in limitations in movement and often resonates as pain.

Julie is a well known local yoga teacher – a gymnastics teacher in a previous life – who often te... Read More

Kate has been a qualified Art Therapist since 1996, with Art Therapy experience working in NHS adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, residential care homes for young people and children in secondary and primary education.

As well as working at the Broad Street Practice, Kate also facilitates supervision sessions with the Education team at The South London Gallery-Peckham, provides group Art therapy sessions for local Mental heath charity; Mindspace and co facilitates Hollyhocks Cancer support Group.

Kate has a post graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, a 2:1 BA Honours degree in Multi Disciplinary Design and a Diploma in General Art & Design. Kate is a BAAT registered private practitioner and clinical supervisor. She facilitates Clinical supervision for other Art therapists and Art therapy students. She possesses an enhanced DBS certificate, is registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC – Registration Number AS00432

Kate has been a qualified Art Therapist since 1996, with Art Therapy experience working in NHS ad... Read More

I have completed my MA in Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy at Nottingham University and have subsequently been funded by the BACP to complete a PhD, researching psychotherapy for complex trauma. I have a small private practice in Stamford, based here at The Broad St Practice, I am also a Director of The Human Flourishing Project in Nottingham, which is a research clinic. During my MA research, I have enjoyed researching wellbeing, and how psychotherapy can contribute to this.

As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework for my practice, and I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

I know that choosing a therapist can be very challenging. The relationship that you form with your therapist is pivotal, so I would encourage you to contact me confidentially, I’d value the opportunity to talk about how we can work together therapeutically.

I have completed my MA in Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy at Nottingham University and ... Read More

With a background in Medical Science and wide experience of Herbal Medicine, Ginny uses her knowledge of both orthodox Medicine and Herbal Medicine to offer an integrated approach for her patients to help optimise benefit from treatment.

After training, Ginny joined Hydes Herbal Clinic in Leicester with which she was associated for 10 years. She joined The Broad St Practice in October 2014.

During her Herbal degree, Ginny was awarded the Pharmacology prize for her excellent understanding of the action and effects of both conventional and herbal medicines as well as the Arthur Barker prize for her final examination results. Previous research interests include looking at the interaction of Vitamin D and cells of the immune system, as well as examining the properties of Milk thistle preparations; a herb that has a long traditional use for its protective effect on the liver, which has been validated by a number of modern studies. Ginny has also written and delivered workshops and courses in Herbal Medicine at the University of Leicester Botanical Gardens and in 2017 she became a member of council for the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.

With a background in Medical Science and wide experience of Herbal Medicine, Ginny uses her knowl... Read More

I graduated, with honours, from the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy) in 1996.

The theory and practice of osteopathy has held a fascination for me since I first became aware of it; so deeply rooted in science and evidence yet so artful and unique in its application. Why is this so? We are now a population of billions, evolved over hundreds of thousands, millions of years; in essence all the same, yet each uniquely different.

It is a difference that counts; “Why me? Why now?” are just some of the questions my patients ask. The answers can be challenging for both practitioner and patient, yet it is in understanding and answering these types of questions, within an osteopathic framework, that health is restored and for me, osteopathy is endlessly refreshed.

With this perspective so deeply engrained, my interest is wide and I enjoy treating a very broad-spectrum of acute and chronic injuries and conditions across the age-range. Through qualifications in the use of electrotherapy and medical acupuncture, I am able to further encourage patients’ healing mechanisms by integrating the use of these techniques into clinical treatment plans.

Away from the Practice, I am a keen cyclist, enjoy ‘off the beaten track’ travel and SCUBA diving. I maintain a commercial pilot licence and have several hundred skydives logged. I should point out here that these are entirely unrelated to my flying activities and I do indeed have an equal number of take-offs and landings!

I also have a longstanding, personal interest in human psychology and personality development and I have enjoyed, successfully trading foreign exchange (forex) currencies for the past 12 years.

I graduated, with honours, from the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteo... Read More

Emily qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994 from Birmingham School of Physiotherapy. Once qualified, she went to work at one of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals, Addenbrookes in Cambridge. Here she gained a wealth of experience in neurological rehabilitation, cardiothoracic rehab, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine.

Emily continued to gain experience whilst working in Melbourne Australia, before returning to the Cambridge, where she specialised in musculoskeletal medicine working in the Addenbrookes Sports Injury Clinic. She also worked alongside GPs working in both the NHS and private practice. She moved to the Stamford area 14 years ago and has worked in private practice since. She has continued her professional development in all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine, including backs, necks, shoulders and sports injuries.

Emily has been teaching Pilates for 14 years as a qualified instructor and is passionate about restoring normal movement to help the body reach its full potential. She uses manual therapy and exercises to help patients achieve their goals, whether it’s a stroll around the garden or running a marathon. Her passion for movement has been underpinned whilst studying with the leading elite performance movement and rehabilitation specialist Joanne Elphinstone.

Outside of work Emily enjoys playing tennis, walking and skiing. She keeps fit by doing regular Pilates and gym sessions.

Emily qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994 from Birmingham School of Physiotherapy. O... Read More

Originally from the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, I studied languages at Newcastle University before spending a few years working abroad in Canada. Osteopathy was a career that had always appealed to me as I appreciated the logic of treating a patient as a whole person, rather than a collection of symptoms. In 2011, I made the move back to the UK and undertook my Master’s Degree at the College of Osteopaths as a mature student.

I have a special interest in headaches, paediatric patients and in musculoskeletal problems that can be experienced during and after pregnancy, I completed studies in cranial osteopathy at Master’s level and use these gentle techniques to help with aches and pains in patients of all ages.

One of the things I love most about being an osteopath is that the appointments are nice and long so I can take time to really get to know patients, to understand how their lives and their families are affected, and to know what it means for them to be able to get some relief from discomfort. For this reason, I’ll never tire of watching patients improve, and helping people to regain independence through better understanding and management of their condition.

We love to travel, so weekends are often spent exploring new places or planning the next adventure. Otherwise, you’ll find me at the gym, curled up in a comfy chair with a new book or my knitting, or at an ice hockey game (when we can get tickets!).

Originally from the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, I studied languages at Newcastle Universit... Read More

Dr Helen Stellmacher qualified in 1989 and completed her GP training in 1994, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning. She has since worked in a variety of practices in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and has been a GP in Oakham since 2012.

Prior to having children, she also underwent postgraduate medical training in Peterborough from 1995 to 1997, including time spent working at Stamford Hospital and obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. She subsequently gained considerable experience of hospital, community and hospice-based Palliative care and has worked as a locum Palliative Medicine Consultant in Leicester.

• Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC Reg No: 3320563) • On NHS GP Performers List • Enhanced CRB checked

Dr Helen Stellmacher qualified in 1989 and completed her GP training in 1994, obtaining Membershi... Read More

A local girl, Fiona attended Stamford High School, leaving in 2012, and went directly to Oxford Brookes University to do their four-year Bachelor of Osteopathy course, graduating in 2016 with an Upper Second Class Honours degree.

Since graduating Fiona has gained valuable experience working in a number of osteopathic practices and has been an Associate at the practice since November 2016, Fiona is developing her skills and experience further with the support and mentoring of our veteran osteopathic team!

Fiona has a natural affinity for people, an approachable disposition and an engaging smile which immediately puts people and patients at ease.

When she’s not treating patients, Fiona is a bit of an adrenaline junkie with a particular passion for skiing – when she’s not hiking, rock climbing and canoeing! Closer to home she can be found running or in the gym.

A local girl, Fiona attended Stamford High School, leaving in 2012, and went directly to Oxford B... Read More

Perry graduated as an Osteopath in 1995 and in 1996, he and Anthea set up the Broad Street Practice in Stamford.

Perry has built up a wealth of experience in general practice, treating a diverse range of patients from all walks of life and corners of the globe! He particularly enjoys the challenge of complex cases and as a result has very good connections with local GP’s and Specialists.

“Even after all this time and countless treatments to thousands of people, I continue to thoroughly enjoy my work, finding it stimulating and satisfying. I relish attending courses to further expand my knowledge”.

Perry graduated as an Osteopath in 1995 and in 1996, he and Anthea set up the Broad Street Practi... Read More

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