Meet the team

Osteopaths

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Catherine Hamilton-Plant

Catherine has a wealth of experience in osteopathy having worked in private practice in Hertfordshire since graduating from the BSO in 1983. Catherine enjoys all aspects of practice and is delighted to now be caring for up to four generations of families, recognising how peoples’ needs change throughout their lives and enjoying the challenge of working with them to get the best results.

Catherine is a member of the GOsC Investigating Committee and runs BBENSCH, a post graduate society for osteopaths. She is a former President of the BOA and council member of GOsC.

She has post graduate training in Health Care Ethics and Law, cranial osteopathy and dry needling which she finds very helpful as adjuncts to conventional osteopathy. Catherine regularly attends lectures and courses to ensure she is delivering best practice.

In her spare time Catherine enjoys open water swimming, golf, walking and sailing.

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Barry Jacobs

Osteopath

Barry qualified from the BSO in 1986 shortly after which he started in part-time private practice in Radlett where he has resided ever since, seeing a broad range of patients with both routine and less common presentations.  After completing a 2 year medical fellowship in clinical cardiology, he was a demonstrator and lecturer in Clinical Methods at the BSO and was eventually appointed senior clinical lecturer in diagnostic clinical procedures and reasoning.

Between 2006 and 2008 Barry was visiting lecturer at the Royal Society of Medicine and went on to teach primary care clinical medicine to ‘first contact’ NHS clinicians in out-patients and A&E for 10 years. He remains a tutor at the College of Osteopaths Clinic in Borehamwood.  He also persists in dabbling in the early detection of diabetic neuropathy for which he invented a disposable instrument and which has been used both professionally and in clinical studies particularly across the United States. Barry continues to enjoy seeing patients in practice in Radlett, even after several decades.

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Neil Younger

Osteopath

Neil is a friendly and energetic person who lives in St Albans with his wife and two children. Neil qualified in 2003 from the British College of Osteopathy, where he also gained qualifications in Naturopathy, Visceral Osteopathy and Dry Needling. He joined the Radlett Practice in 2005. Throughout his career he has developed a wide range of treatment modalities. He has a particular interest in the treatment of sports related injuries.

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Clare Richmond

Osteopath

Clare Richmond graduated from the BSO in 1983 and has worked in private practice ever since. Clare and Catherine founded The Radlett Practice in 1984.

Clare has undertaken post graduate education in cranial osteopathy & dry needling techniques which she uses alongside her other osteopathic skills and regularly attends courses and lectures to widen and update her range of expertise.

Clare has great interest in treating babies and children. She has been a regular spectator on the touchline for rugby, football & cricket where she has aided injuries at pitch side for youth teams, sports injuries being one of her particular interests.

Clare was Vice Chair of the General Council and Register of Osteopaths prior to the establishment of the GOsC. She was a School Governor for many years, is a keen gardener, skier, cyclist and fundraiser for the upkeep of the beautiful Saxon Church in her home village.

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Louise North

Osteopath

Louise qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2005 and has been working in Radlett since then. Having a special interest in paediatric osteopathy she achieved a masters degree in paediatric osteopathy in 2008. Louise enjoys all aspects of practice and treating patients of all ages.  Louise is now a busy mum of two small boys and works at Radlett and Welwyn Garden City

Louise Halsall

Osteopath

I developed back pain and discovered Osteopathy, fast forward several years, I started a part time degree course with The College of Osteopaths, graduating with a BOst in 2016.

Before that I had children and lots of part time jobs.  I became a retained firefighter in 2001 and still serve. I have had many different hobbies over the years, my favourite is reading, you just cant beat a good book! I love yoga, I did enjoy karate for a long time, I sew, a little and would like to take a tailoring course one day.

Pottering in the garden makes me happy, even if it has been a bit neglected of late.

Physiotherapists

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Elizabeth Dorward

Physiotherapist

Libby looks holistically at the movement, function and alignment of the body.
She uses problem solving, manual therapy, ultrasound, taping, orthotics, movement facilitation and exercises to help restore more normal movement patterns and improve posture and function. She also advises concerning exercise progression, gym routines and lifestyle choices.
Libby treats many neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD Warrior trained), Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Head injury; as well as vertigo, post spinal surgery and fractures, walking and balance problems.
She has been trained for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

When not working, Libby enjoys walking, tennis and running with her two dogs.

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Tina Cockhill

Physiotherapist

Tina Cockhill was Hand Therapy Clinical Lead for West Herts between 2001 and 2012 and was appointed clinical lead at Hertfordshire's Harpenden Spire hospital in 2006.

She qualified with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in 1991. Subsequently Tina went on to gain a number of post graduate study accreditations with the British Association of Hand Therapists and has practised in America, Canada and New Zealand gaining valuable experience in musculoskeletal conditions while developing her special interest in those affecting the upper limb.

As clinical lead Tina was responsible for establishing hand services for local communities in both the NHS and the private sector.

Tina has been working at Osteopathics in Radlett since 2013, helping patients with hand, wrist and elbow problems, working closely with Hand, Orthopaedic, Plastic Surgeons, GPs and Rheumatologists.

She offers a local service enabling people to gain a better understanding of their condition so they may return to work, sporting pursuits, hobbies, or general day to day living as quickly as possible.

When she is not working she enjoys sailing, cycling and hiking.

www.tinahandtherapy.co.uk

Soft Tissue Therapist

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Soft Tissue Therapist

Alex Gorin

Alex has a special interest in musculoskeletal health, holding qualifications in Soft Tissue therapy, sports injuries and massage.

Alex is in her 3rd year, studying an integrated Masters (BOst/MOst, Hons) at the College of Osteopaths.

She has been a familiar and welcoming face at Osteopathics in her role as receptionist at the Radlett practice for the past three years.

In her spare time she enjoys countryside rambles with her cocker spaniel and perfecting her tennis backhand drive - a work in progress!

Administration

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Theresa Gilson

Receptionist

Theresa has been a member of the Osteopathics team in Radlett since 2012. Theresa enjoys meeting and getting to know patients and is always happy to help them with any concerns or queries they may have. She has three grown up children.  Theresa enjoys travelling (and enjoys sharing her experiences), swimming, yoga, reading and jigsaws.

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Tanya Fagoonee

Receptionist

Hey, my names Tanya and I’m a 20 something year old Londoner hopelessly devoted to chocolate, rom coms and a good cup of tea.

I joined Osteopathics in October 2019 as part of the reception/administration team and I believe the team’s work ethic truly speaks for itself. Everyone is super friendly and welcoming and takes pride in what they do which inspires both the team and patients alike.

And when I’m not behind a desk, I’m sitting behind a camera creating content for my YouTube channel, fulfilling my ever-growing need to talk… endlessly!

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Jen Leathers

Receptionist

Jen has worked at the Hitchin Practice since saying “we are a friendly team and always find something to laugh about”. She enjoys the work and meeting new people. In her spare time she works as a Home-Start volunteer, by supporting parents with young children who are experiencing some difficult times and helps out at a local primary school, listening to children read. She enjoys gardening and keeping fit.