Meet The Team

We have a highly specialised team of practitioners, many of whom have worked within varying environments such as elite sports. They all have extensive experience in the treatment of muscle, tendon, ligament and bone conditions. 

You will find all our practitioners very approachable, honest and highly skilled, which has helped to build our reputation within the local community and further afield.  

Dr Carl Todd - Osteopath

Carl Todd is a registered osteopath and qualified lecturer with a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, a masters degree in sport injury medicine and an honours degree in osteopathy. Carl's experience and knowledge is unquestionable, working with the England football team since 2005, and Chelsea FC since 2008. He has also carried out consultancy roles for the England Cricket Board, Team GB male and female Basketball at the London 2012 Olympics, Athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and many other clubs including; Real Madrid, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, and Tottenham Hotspur FC to name a few.
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Melanie Todd - Osteopath

Melanie is a registered osteopath and holds a first class honours degree in osteopathy. A member of the General Osteopathic Council, she is a director of the Carl Todd Clinic and practises from our Corsham clinic. Melanie is also a fully qualified sports therapist and Pilates instructor, and manages the Pilates and rehabilitation programmes that run at both the Corsham and Swindon clinics.

Sam Boland - Osteopath

Sam graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters in Osteopathy. He was awarded the 3rd and 4th year clinical prize and gained a distinction. Sam is also a trained medical acupuncturist and kinesiotape practitioner. Whilst working in London’s Harley Street, Sam has been fortunate enough to shadow and work with leading consultants in spinal surgery and radiology. Sam has a special interest in treating patients with neck and back pain, particularly intervertebral disc pathologies.

Amanda Barker - Osteopath

Amanda holds an honours degree in osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. She is also qualified in sports massage therapy, and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. She uses structural and cranial techniques in her treatment approach, as well as providing rehabilitation exercises. Amanda works at both our Corsham and Swindon Clinics.

Elly Milner - Osteopath

Elly is a qualified GOsC registered osteopath. She completed her Masters degree at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy.) She has a special interest in treating expectant and postpartum mothers. As well as this, Elly is passionate about working with horse riders and athletes to help improve performance in their chosen fields. She is also trained in sports massage therapy and is a kinesiotape practitioner.

Dean Barrett - Osteopath

Dean holds an honours degree in osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association. He is also qualified in sports massage therapy, and personal training and has lectured in sport and exercise science and personal training. Dean works at both our Corsham and Swindon clinics. As a keen cyclist, he has a particular interest in biomechanical assessments of cyclists and runners in order to help them reach their peak performance.

Josh Waller - Osteopath

Joshua graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy). He is a qualified osteopath and sports massage therapist, and uses a structural approach to treatment. His main interest is in helping active individuals return and maintain desired levels of exercise, and has previously worked within club football. He also has experience in dealing with chronic pain in the elderly population.

Sian Feltham - Osteopath

Sian is a fully qualified osteopath with a Masters degree from the University College of Osteopathy. She primarily uses structural techniques in order to get the best results for her patients but also incorporates some more gentle techniques, especially when working with children and babies. Sian also has a postgraduate qualification in paediatric Osteopathy and works with babies and children from birth. Sian also specialises in treating adults suffering from headaches, neck and back problems often associated with working in office environments. She helps prescribe work-related exercise programmes to encourage patient self help and awareness.

Tom Holmes - Physiotherapist

Tom is a Chartered Physiotherapist and member of the health and care professions council. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport. He is studying for an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London. He currently works at Swindon Town FC as Head of Physiotherapy. Tom has a keen interest in rehabilitating sports injuries particularly involving the hip, knee and ankle.

Carly Whitby - Pilates Instructor & Sports Massage Therapist

Carly qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in 2001, and more recently as a Pilates instructor. She teaches several Pilates classes and offers sports massage treatment at our clinic in Corsham, working with clients who have a range of needs including rehabilitation, fitness maintenance, ante and post-natal weight loss and sports-specific goals.

Paul Tuffs - Sports Massage Therapist

Paul is a fully qualified Sports Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist and Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT) and holds a Level 3 Diploma. Paul directly applies his knowledge of treatment and rehabilitation and gets his patients back to doing the sports they love, in several cases at national level. By giving his patients a tailored therapy programme, their recovery needs are met which then enables a safe return to sports activities and everyday life, injury free.

Claire Purnell - Sports Massage Therapist

Claire qualified as a Sports, Remedial and Holistic Massage Practitioner in 1995 along with The Society of Sports Therapy Masters Diploma and now works at our Swindon Clinic. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of clinical Massage Therapy and worked with sports teams and individual athletes. Claire has also lectured in Sports and Exercise Science, Anatomy & Physiology and Personal Training.

Gina Brown - Podiatrist & Chiropodist

Gina trained with the SMAE Institute, which is dedicated to the training of Podiatric medicine. She qualified in 1994 and ran a practice in Milton Keynes until 2003. In 2005, Gina travelled to the Middle East, where she worked with other specialists to provide orthotic devices to the expatriate community. She works at various clinics in Wiltshire and Bristol, including The Carl Todd Clinic in Corsham, where she provides a podiatric service to patients.

Alison Blackett - Sports Massage Therapist

Alison qualified in 2003 and holds NVQ level 3 Diploma as a sports therapist, personal trainer and reflexologist. Alison works at our Melksham clinic offering sports massage therapy. Her client base varies from people suffering with specific sport related injuries through to any general underlying issues. Alison has many years as a professional therapist and is dedicated to making a difference to her client's quality of life. Alison is passionate about fitness, wellbeing and a balanced lifestyle, which reflects back to all her clients.

Elinor Anderson - Physiotherapist

Elinor qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy, from The Queen's College, Glasgow, in 1989 after having gained a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University. After spending 3 years in a rotational post at Glasgow Royal Infirmary she started specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. She held senior positions at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Singapore General Hospital and then in an Occupational Medicine clinic with a Kaiser Permanente, which is a large health maintenance organisation in the United States. Through the years Elinor has worked with a broad range of spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal problems. Her approach includes manual therapy (in the form of joint mobilisation and myofascial release), education, exercise instruction (including Pilates), Cranial Sacral Therapy and Primal Reflex Release Therapy.

Sam Hobbs - Pilates Instructor

Sam Hobbs is a fully qualified Pilates instructor who works at our Swindon clinic. She also a weight loss specialist and works with clients who need the right advice and support on how to lose weight correctly, to tone and strengthen their body, and to overcome any aches aches and pains that they may be suffering from. At the clinic, she teaches the Pilates group classes and carries out individual one to one sessions for patients who require more focused attention.

Lauren McMillan - Pilates Instructor

Lauren has trained as a dancer from an early age competing in competitions across Somerset and The Midlands. After leaving school she completed a 2 year Dance diploma at The South West Dance Academy in Bristol, before going on to complete a BA (Hons) degree in Dance at The University of West London. During this time Pilates became an integral part of her dance training and helped with technique, form and protection against injury.

Berenice Scheepers - Acupuncturist

Berenice Scheepers graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with an Honours degree awarded by Kingston University fully qualified to practice two styles of Acupuncture: TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) & Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. As a highly qualified practitioner, Berenice is a member of the UK’s principal self-regulatory body of acupuncture practice, the British Acupuncture Council and practises at our Swindon Clinic.

Doug Purves - Osteopath

Doug has a masters degree from The British School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He is also trained in sports massage and cranial osteopathy from The Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy. He has experience competing in combat sports and treating fellow sportsmen and women before and after competition. Doug likes to combine a structural and cranial approach to treatment, in order to provide the best care to a wide range of patients.