MEET OUR TEAM

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Katie Greenwood - Osteopath & Clinic Director -  Katie has now been in practice for over 10 years graduating in 2011 obtaining a first class honours degree. 


Katie is a qualified Kinesio Tex taping practitioner and has also completed further training in medical acupuncture. These additional therapies are often incorporated into the osteopathy treatments. She believes by educating patients on their diagnosis, and developing a treatment plan her patients will have the very best prognosis.

Katie had a difficult start as a first time parent when she had her little girl, Isla, in January 2021.  She suffered a traumatic birth and then struggled to get the right treatment for Isla's severe reflux. These hard months sparked a passion in Katie to further develop her career in the care of pregnancy, post-partum mummies, babies and young children.

GOsC registration number: 8029

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Melissa Thorpe - Osteopath - 

Melissa has a Masters of Osteopathy with Distinction from the University College of Osteopathy, and is currently doing a further year post graduate training at the college in Paediatric Osteopathy and loves treating her young patients. 

Melissa has retrained as an osteopath following a 20 year career as procurement professional, the change in direction was due to her interest in medicine and healthcare but definitely her positive experiences of osteopathic treatment to manage her MSK (musculoskeletal) issues.  

Melissa is driven by the concept of motion is lotion to keep our mind and body active, she enjoys working with patients' and together finding what works for them to build into their daily lives.

Melissa is also a qualified BTEC Level 5 Diploma Soft Tissue Therapist, mental health first aider and emergency first aider.

GOsC registration number: 10888

Elli Priston

Elli Priston - Podiatrist - graduated with a degree in Podiatry from the University of Southampton, is registered with both the Society of Podiatrists & Chiropodists & Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

She has experience in both the NHS and Private practice. She is registered with the Society of Chiropody and Podiatry and is a HCPC practitioner.

Elli has knowledge of a range of foot-related conditions from routine nail and skin care to sports injuries and biomechanics.

As a keen hockey player of Bedford first ladies team, Elli is passionate about keeping people fit, healthy, and mobile to ensure they can achieve their goals. 

HCPC registration number: CH33904

 
Shona Bonson

Shona Bonson - Podiatrist - graduated with a degree in Podiatry from the University of East London, is registered with both the Society of Podiatrists & Chiropodists & Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Shona has experience in both the NHS (Royal Free Hospital, London) and private practice & is currently working as the head podiatrist at Bedford hospital. She is registered with the Society of Chiropody and Podiatry and is also a HCPC practitioner.

Shona has special interest in nail, skin, and vascular podiatry care, whilst treating a range of foot and nail conditions in her career to date. Shona also performs nail surgery at the clinic, please click here for more information on nail surgery

She loves water sports, in particular sailing, having sailed at an international level.

HCPC registration number: CH32528

Luke Planter

Luke Planter - Podiatrist, Injection Therapist & Biomechanics Specialist - graduated in 2015 from the University of East London, he has since completed further post graduate training Podiatric Sports Medicine from the Queen Mary University.  
 
Luke has a wide clinical background and experience in foot related problems, with specialist interests in podiatric surgery, sports-related injuries, biomechanics, diabetic foot management and minor surgery for ingrown toenails.

He is our lead biomechanics podiatrist at The Orchard Clinic and uses video gait analysis and slow-motion  to determine a thorough diagnosis.

HCPC registration number: CH34059

 

Naomi Ferguson - Sports Massage Therapist - is a level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist graduating in 2020. 

Naomi comes from a performing arts background and knows how vital sports massage is to maintaining performance, aiding recovery and also preventing injury.

Whether you are working in an elite sport, or are working in an office environment, everyone can benefit from Sports Massage.

Naomi is also qualified to use Myofascial Cupping in her treatments and can offer this as part of her service.