Meet the Kyrle House team
Hereford Osteopathic Practice
Robert W Blackburn DO
Principal, Hereford Osteopathic Practice
After graduating from The British School of Osteopathy, London in 1989, Robert practised in New Zealand for two years. He established the Hereford Osteopathic Practice in 1994 and has worked within the NHS at the Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic since 2000. Robert is the General Osteopathic Council Regional Representative in the Three Counties.
Leone Booth BSc. MSc.
After Leone graduated in 2001 from the European School of
Osteopathy, she worked in Clinics and surgeries in New Zealand,
Hong Kong and London. She completed her Masters in Paediatric
osteopathy in 2006, and had trained to teach clinical Pilates in
both a one to one and group environment. She treats both adults and
children and after two years of private practice in Hereford is
happy to join the team at Kyrle House.
Hereford Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic
Tim Holt Grad Dip Phys Dip Sports Phys
Principal, Hereford Physiotherapy & Acupuncture
Tim qualified from The Joint Services School of Physiotherapy in 1983, whilst serving in the army. He was posted to Hereford in 1987 and soon became involved with local sports teams. Tim left the Army in 1990 to establish his private practice and also lectures on sports injuries for the Football Association & the National Coaching Foundation. Tim has also been working within the NHS at the Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic since 2000.
Kay Holt BSc(Hons) Grad Dip Phys
Kay trained at The Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry
prior to working in the London area. Since coming to Hereford she
has continued to treat musculo-skeletal problems.
Helen Fishlock BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Helen qualified at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. She has worked in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Hereford, in a variety of settings including hospitals and GP practices. She specialises in the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems.
Stephen Heptinstall MSc MCSP PhD
Stephen qualified in 1987. In 2000 he gained his MSc in pain management from Cardiff University. He has worked in a number of settings including the Nuffield Hospital, Hereford United and as a clinical tutor for the football association. He also works locally within the cardiac rehabilitation, specialising in the treatment of angina.
Ellen Green MSc. Grad. Dip. Phys.
Ellen qualified from The Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy in 1988, and completed a Master's Degree in neuro-rehabilitation in Cardiff in 2000. She established her private practice a year later, joining Kyrle House Practice in 2003. Ellen treats and manages various neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, head injury and vestibular rehabilitation. Ellen is registered with the Health Professions Council
Dr. Tim Barling Dip MS Med
Tim is a Retired General Practitioner who worked in Spinal and General Orthopaedics with Mr Vic Seal for fifteen years before specialising in musculo-skeletal medicine. Tim joined with Robert Blackburn and Tim Holt to set up the NHS based Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic in 2000.
Dr. Bridget Scott BM BcH Lic Ac
Bridget is a qualified G.P. specialising in Acupuncture since 1981. She is registered with the British Acupuncture Council. Chinese medicine (of which Acupuncture is a branch) is a complete system of diagnosis and treatment and as such is able to treat a wide range of conditions.
Stephanie Owen MSc PGCert BSc (Hons) HPCreg
Stephanie will be providing a new musculoskeletal podiatric service, specialising in biomechanical examinations and gait analysis for lower limb and foot problems.
Nicky Shechter Remedial Massage
Nicky is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, she has a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology with Swedish Massage and a Diploma in Sports Massage. She provides sports, remedial and deep tissue massage for a range of problems. www.shechtertherapies.co.uk
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Rowena has 23 years of experience in this field both in London and Hereford and has joined Kyrle House to offer a counselling service as part of our team.
Rowena has worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Hereford since 1998. She is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and BUPA.
Sue Thorogood BA(HONS)CQSW PGDIP EMDR
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Originally from London, Sue has worked in Hereford since 1994. She has 20 years` experience of working with adults, young people and children.
Sue qualified as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) consultant in 2010 and specialises in working with various types of trauma.
EMDR is recognised by NICE (2004) and WHO (Worlds Health Organisation). Registered with BACP + EMDR.