Smithy Clinic

About Us

We have three Chartered and Health Profession Council registered physiotherapists and a musculo-skeletal podiatrist working in the clinic.

They are :-

Rebecca Williams MCSP HPC Reg MSc Sports Medicine

After qualifying and working in various inpatient and outpatient posts Rebecca became one of two physiotherapists tasked with treating the professional rugby players of Bath Rugby Club.She has also worked with international and national runners. This led to her embarking on her Masters Degree in Sports Medicine which she completed. Her knowledge and experience in sports injuries with elite athletes is always in demand, and she is no mean runner herself. She is also a member of the AACP which qualifies her to use Acupuncture as part of her practice.

Teri Bayford BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MSc Orthopaedic Medicine

Teri qualified in Zimbabwe in 1991.During the next ten years she worked extensively with several of the National Zimbabwean Sports Teams as well as concurrently working in a well established Private Practice.. She completed the Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy training in South Africa. She came to the UK 9 years ago and as well as working at the Clinic she works part time for the NHS as a Specialist Orthopaedic physiotherapist (known as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist) working closely with the Orthopaedic Surgeons in her clinics and performing triage for them. She has done extra training to equip her for this role, including joint injection therapy and has completed a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Medicine . Her drive and enthusiasm for her work is evident to all her patients. She lectures all over the UK on the topic ‘Thoracic Outlet Syndrome’ which is a particular interest of hers.

Helen Bridge MCSP HPC Reg.

Helen has extensive experience of Private Practice in Yatton Keynell. She gained even more expertise as one of the dedicated team of physiotherapists at the new, state of the art, Private Hospital ‘The Circle’ at Peasedown St John near Bath. She also has a qualification in teaching Pilates.

ADMINISTRATION

Reception

Jane Ferris

ASSOCIATE PRACTITIONERS

MUSCULOSKELETAL/BIOMECHANICS PODIATRY

Ella Hurrell MSc, BSc(Hons), MChS

Ella graduated in 2001. Since then, after gaining certificates in local anaesthesia and pharmacology/prescription medicines she has been working for the NHS in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. She specialises in biomechanics/musculoskeletal podiatry and podopaediatrics.

In 2010 she gained a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Studies(lower limb) from Cardiff University.

Since 2006 she has also worked in Private Practice and receives referrals from local Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Chiropractots and self referrals from patients. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council ( reg. number CH15101) and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Her approach is holistic and multidisciplinary. She includes exercise/stretching programmes as well as prescribing orthotics. She is experienced with both adults and children and her particular interests lie in gait analysis, the mechanical causes of soft tissue injuries and childrens’ gait development from first steps to adolescence.

HOMEOPATHY

Andrea Dell Registered Homeopath Dip.I.A.C.H. MARH

Andrea uses classical homeopathy to treat the person holistically. No two people are exactly alike. The right remedy gives impetus to the self healing powers of the body & healing takes place from within.

To read more about her and her homeopathic approach go to :

www.homeopathywiltshire.co.uk

She may be contacted on 07966581498.