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Meet the Team

Our Team 

Reception Team - Sue, Sophie and Shanda 

Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team of practitioners actively maintain their professional development and are accredited with their relevant professional body. This means that they are able to treat you efficiently using the latest and most effective treatments and therapies at a time of your choosing.


All our therapists continue to do professional development courses to keep them up to date and compliant with their registering body

Sarah Slater, MSc BSc Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, SRP

Sarah trained at Leeds qualifying in 1989. She completed her MSc at Manchester in 1997. Sarah is an experienced physiotherapist specialising in sports injury and musculoskeletal disorders, including spinal and peripheral joint problems. Sarah has worked both in the NHS and private sector specialising in outpatients. She then gained further experience in the NHS before working in the private sector at The Abington Clinic She is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health Professional Council.

Sophie Reed, BSc (Hons), MCSP, SRP

Sophie trained at Coventry University qualifying in 1995. She worked at the Hammersmith Hospital for 2 years before going to Australia for a year, where she worked in a private clinic and the public sector. She then gained further experience in the NHS before working in the private sector at The Abington Clinic. She is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health Professional Council


Sue qualified in 1978 at Kings College Hospital Physiotherapy School. She is an experienced physiotherapist, specialising in musculoskeletal disorders, including spine and peripheral joint problems, sports injuries and biomechanics. She then gained further experience in the NHS before working in the private sector at The Abington Clinic She is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health Professional Council


Heather Wright, DC MMCA                     

Heather graduated from the McTimoney Chiropractic College in Oxford in 1999 and is a member of the General Chiropractic Council, the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and in the National Back Pain Association. She has worked at the Abington Clinic since 2000. As part of her continuing professional development she also qualified in massage and soft tissue techniques which she uses in conjunction with chiropractic. Heather provides a caring professional patient-centred approach which focuses on a holistic treatment combined with an up-to -date knowledge. Heather is registered with BUPA, AXA/PPP and most major insurance companies

Maxine Chimes, DC MMCA LicAc, MBAcC

Maxine graduated from the McTimoney Chiropractic College in 1996 and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of both the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors. She is also a member of the British Acupuncture Council having graduated from the British College of Acupuncture in 1991. In addition to chiropractic and acupuncture, Maxine also offers reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, Indian head massage, Vega Testing and thermo-auricular therapy (Hopi ear candling). Maxine is registered with BUPA, AXA/PPP and most major insurance companies.


Dan Warin, BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine

Dan graduated in 2005 from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine after completing a 4-year full time course.

Dan continually undertakes professional development to maintain up to date and to stay at the forefront of current medical practice. Since graduating Dan has completed a cranial sacral osteopathic course, which he incorporates into his everyday skill set, but also uses it to successfully treat babies and children. Dan has also completed his PGCE, which is allowing him to pursue his interest in teaching the future generations of Osteopaths. With a lecturing and clinical role at the London School of Osteopathy, Dan is enjoying the constant questions and challenges that come with education, and working with his fellow peers. With a heavy emphasis on university research, Dan is proud to be a part of the future of Osteopathy, and it's place in the medical world.

Over the years Dan has treated thousands of patients, and worked at several clinics. Originally being part of clinics at Wellingborough, Bedford and Northampton, Dan is now proud to be part of a long standing team at the Abington Clinic, as well as running his own clinic in Bicester. This has all enabled Dan to build a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure each patient is treated as an individual so that they can feel reassured in the knowledge that they are in safe hands.

Ronald Burton


Suzanne Avil, DPoDM, SRCh, MChS

Kate Hammond & Mar-ie Ferdinand

Suzanne qualified from the Northampton School of Podiatry in 1991. She specialises in the management of callus, corns verrucae, ulcers and in-growing toe nails, biomechanical assessment of the lower limb involving the provision of insoles and orthoses.


Andre Symeou, BSc.Dip.P., PsyC

Andre specialises in the cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsession and compulsion, depression, relationship difficulties, confidence and self-esteem and eating problems by removing negative patterns and conditioning the patient into new and better ways of operating.

Trichologist -

Jacqueline Martin MIT

Jacqueline is a qualified clinical trichologist who trained and graduated from The Institute of Trichologists. She can diagnose and offer advice, treatment and re-assurance on a wide range of hair and scalp disorders including hair loss /thinning /shedding /breakage, scalp eczema, scalp psoriasis, itchy/scaly scalp conditions and afro hair problems.


Christine Gould

Christine Gould -  Based in the heart of England she runs a thriving private hypnotherapy practice and for the past twenty years has worked with the National Health Service at Northampton General Hospital.

For seventeen years she worked as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting patients with chronic pain.


Sham Rashid - RHAD BSHAA 

Sham is an experienced Audiologist.  He offers hearing tests, ear wax removal by either Micro-suction treatment or Irrigation treatment. 

Dermatology and Aesthetics  

Dr Rajesh Goel - Dermatologist 

Rajesh is a fully registered medical practitioner with a licence to practice from GMC and is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and Royal college of Physicians. Dr Rajesh Goel is currently working as a specialist in Dermatology at Northampton General Hospital. He was trained in Dermatology in India and has worked in the NHS for the last eleven years.