Meet the team
Reception Team – Sue, Tracy & Kim
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.
Francine Diffley, Bsc Hons Physiotherapy, PG Cert Advanced Physiotherapy, MCSP, MCPOHE
Francine qualified as a phsiotherapist at the University of Ulster in 1997. Having worked in a variety of roles in both the NHS and private sector, she has specialised in muculoskeletal and occupational health physiotherapy since 2003 and worked as a Clinical Specialist for over 13 years. She has a special interest in back pain and more persistent pain problems and has completed trainin in Cognitive Functional Therapy.
Sophia Asten, MChiro, MMCA, GCC Reg: 04676
Sophia achieved her Masters in Chropractic from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire and is also a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Sophia is also qualified in sports and remedial massage having an ITEC level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage. Her treatment includes spinal manipulation and mobilisation as well as a range of other joint and soft-tissue techniques, exercise and health and lifestyle counselling.
Sophia’s backgound in education, advice and guidance means she has excellent interpersonal skills and uses these skills to help people identify their health goals and develop an individually tailored plan of care.
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.
Suzanne Avil, DPoDM, SRCh, MChS
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.
Kate Hammond Avil, DPoDM, HCPC, MChS
Kate qualified from the Northampton School of Podiatry in 1991. Kate has 10 years experience with the NHS between 1991-2001. 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.
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 – 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.