Meet Our Team

Jo Turner

Jo Turner

Clinic Director

I have been fanatical about sport and all types of exercise since I was a child. Physiotherapy was an obvious career choice for me and being able to teach movement alongside hands-on treatment.

Matt Sherrington

Matt Sherrington

Physiotherapist and Clinic Director

I am passionate about working with people to overcome their problems and pain. I have learnt that each person is beautifully unique and as such, they need to be listened to and observed.

Karla Howes

Karla Howes

Practice Manager

My role as Practice Manager is very rewarding when I hear or see patients leaving the clinic that bit better off than when they first contacted us.

Customers are always at the heart of every job I do

Ayley Moir

Ayley Moir

Physiotherapist

I am always keen to develop my skills further and I am especially interested in how the body adapts from the complexity of neurological conditions. When it comes to physiotherapy there is always something new to learn.

Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Physiotherapist

I qualified as a Physiotherapist 30 years ago, having had a short career in teaching.

I worked for 12 years in the National health service, before setting up a small private clinic in Dursley.

Clare Hornby

Clare Hornby

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

I have been working as a chartered physiotherapist for fourteen years since qualifying in 2003. Over that time I have been lucky enough to work in a variety of clinical settings which has given me excellent insight.

Craig de Groot

Craig de Groot

Registered Chiropractor

Coming from a sporting family and being sports orientated myself, I have always been interested in the human body and it’s movement; how it works, why it ‘breaks’ and how it can be repaired. The ‘repairs’ on my body were facilitated mostly by my chiropractor, who also fuelled my interest in the profession.

Ed Voss

Ed Voss

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Becoming a Physiotherapist has always been something that was on my radar but it has taken me a little while to get here. I developed a fascination with the workings of the human body at school and I briefly flirted with the idea of following in my fathers’ footsteps and pursuing a career in medicine.

Geri Timmins

Geri Timmins

Black Belt Nia Instructor

All my life I have loved to move my body. I’ve loved all forms of exercise, Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, but particularly anything with music. Nearly ten years ago I started Nia. Within a couple of steps, my life changed.

Giulia Holland

Giulia Holland

Massage Therapist

Twenty years experience working one-to-one with so many different personalities and loving the diversity and beauty of individuals, I have strengthened my intuitive abilities. This has been especially helped by practicing Chi Gung.

Helen Cann

Helen Cann

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

As a keen horse rider as a child my initial exposure to physiotherapy was for a horse, which required equine physiotherapy to help her sore back; this inspired me to become a physiotherapist.

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Dietician

Nutrition and the psychology of health behaviours fascinates me. I enjoy learning about pathology and how the body responds to food. My main satisfaction comes from helping people overcome barriers to health, improving their quality of life.

James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Sport Therapist

Having played sport from a young age, I always dreamt of being a professional sportsman. Due to injury like many other professionals in the industry this was not possible, but my desire to stay involved in the sporting environment lead me to the profession of Sports Therapy.

Jennifer James

Jennifer James

Complementary Therapist

There’s only one word to describe me and that’s ‘workaholic’, I have to be reminded to take some time off. I’ve always been a caring person who wants to make people feel better. In 2009 I started working at the Courtyard Clinic and have loved every minute.

Jo Roberts

Jo Roberts

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

I’m passionate about Clinical Pilates after seeing so many people benefit so greatly from it.  I especially love my job when I finish a session with someone and they leave feeling inspired.

Joanne Beeston

Joanne Beeston

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

As a child who enjoyed sport and a teenager who wanted a career in a caring profession, physiotherapy was the obvious choice.  It is a career I still enjoy as I continue to learn more and more.

Juliette Sherrington

Juliette Sherrington

Neurological Therapist

I have been interested in fulfilling a caring role since I was a child. initially, I thought I would go into nursing until I completed work experience at the age of 15. I shadowed an inspirational Occupational therapist who was so motivated that I changed career path, which led me to where I am.

Karla Howes

Karla Howes

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. The psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and its effects are enhanced by the application of hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes. Benefits include: changing the way you think and reduce stress levels.

Katarina Sveder-Cain

Katarina Sveder-Cain

Chiropactror

It is important to me to educate my patients to help them understand what is wrong and how we can make it better with a combined approach of treatments, stretches, exercise and general advice concerning posture, sports and work.

Kate Bird

Kate Bird

Occupational Therapist

I have been fanatical about sport and all types of exercise since I was a child. Physiotherapy was an obvious career choice for me and being able to teach movement alongside hands on treatment is the most fulfilling aspect of my job.
Ten years ago I trained as a Pilates instructor.

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Physiotherapist

I work full time for the NHS in Bristol as an extended scope Practitioner. I work in a musculoskeletal interface service where I assess and triage patients referred by their GP to decide upon a treatment plan. I work full time for the NHS in Bristol as an extended scope Practitioner.

Mark Collins

Mark Collins

Tai Chi Instructor

I have over 35 years’ experience in martial arts. I started training in Karate in 1979, having been inspired several years earlier by both Bruce Lee films. After discovering Mark Leonard’s class in 2001 in Bristol, I knew that this  was the start of a lifelong passion of Tai Chi.

Mary-Beth Staddon

Mary-Beth Staddon

Sport and Therapeutic Massage Therapist

I absolutely love what I do, am inquisitive by nature and massage gives me purpose. I enjoy coming to work every day knowing that I am helping people have the best quality of life possible. Being the token Canadian on the Courtyard team I talk a bit funny, am very outgoing, bubbly and am always smiling!

Moira de Groot

Moira de Groot

Foot Health Practitioner

I have always been interested in health and well-being. With an ageing population, many people suffering from obesity and a general lack of foot health professionals, my calling was to help people with their feet. I  have qualified through the College of Foot Health.

Nicola Travlos

Nicola Travlos

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

I played sport to a high level at school in Zimbabwe and this, along with my fascination with the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body, led me to study physiotherapy at the University of Cape town. I qualified as an aPPi Pilates instructor in 2012 and my understanding of exercise and human movement has grown.

Philippa Sawtell

Philippa Sawtell

Physiotherapist

At the age of seven, without knowing it, my passion for Physiotherapy began, after falling off a family horse and fracturing my elbow. I  completed a BSc in Biological Sciences and then Physiotherapy degree at the University of Wales.

Ray Fielding

Ray Fielding

Physiotherapist

I always wanted to be a physiotherapist. It took me a few years and a roundabout route to become one but I really do think it is a wonderful job.
Being able to help people diagnose and treat their conditions is a true privilege.

Reception Team

Reception Team

Reception

Our Reception Team is made up of 6 Receptionists who are the first point of contact for all our Patients, Therapists, Suppliers, Contractors and those seeking directions when on route on the Cotswold Way! Our Team has a combined service of over 30 years.

Rich Lee

Rich Lee

Physiotherapy, TRX

I’m very passionate about physiotherapy generally and believe that comes across in my approach. I believe that all practise should be evidence based from up-to-date research so the care provided is effective.

Rob Hill

Rob Hill

Podiatrist

I feel very lucky being part of such a wonderfully talented team working within the Courtyard Clinic, with the array of specialities, experience and dedication it’s a great place to both work and be a patient.
I belive that our feet are our foundation and will therefore dictate the position of bones and joints upwards in the body.

Sally Webb

Sally Webb

Acupuncture Therapist

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses.

Stephanie Milne

Stephanie Milne

Physiotherapist

I am very much a hands on therapist and with my listening skills I seek to achieve a solution to your pain. Treating young and less young, sporting and less active, I am never happier than when you are back to doing what you do best.

Theresa Barrett

Theresa Barrett

Yoga Instructor

I’ve been passionate about yoga since my first class in London 17 years ago. Moving my body into positions which I hadn’t been in since childhood felt amazing.

I was also hugely impressed how breathing into a pose really helped the body to open up and deepen the posture without forcing it.

Vicky Baker

Vicky Baker

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Since joining the Courtyard Clinic I have realised that although it is important to specialise it is also important to be able to transfer your skills and therefore my aim for my future progression.

Zoe Stimpson

Zoe Stimpson

Physiotherapist

Since leaving University I have been a Physio working in several different fields and meeting a wide variety of people. Working for the NHS in Taunton, I met the Queen when she opened our new department which had a Hydrotherapy pool. I began my love of Hydrotherapy whilst a student in Bath.

Here’s What Our Clients Think of Us

For Karla (Hypnotherapist)

“I was here on 3-day work experience. The first day I was nervous but there was a ‘family atmosphere’ where everyone was really welcoming and made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed every minute and would love to come again.”

Charlie Edwards

For Vicky (Vim and Vigour)

“I am now nearing the end of my second course of Vim and Vigour sessions. I must say, along with thoroughly enjoying myself I have noticed an improvement in my balance, core strength and flexibility over this period. My thanks go to Vicky who has focused the activities towards my particular needs and has also raised my awareness of how to combat the ageing issues my body is facing. Thank you.”

Karen McDonald

For Jo (Physiotherapy)

“I have to say that in all my years, working and coaching, and being treated myself, that was one of the finest pieces of work I’ve ever witnessed. My daughter is a very complex, head strong young lady. I am truly in awe of the way Jo took on the mental and physical challenges in a way she could accept. Very grateful for all you’ve done”         

 For Jo Roberts (Equipment Based Pilates)

“Over the last 2 years of rehab, I’ve done lots of different exercises, some extreme that have worked me hard. This is the only one that I’ve had to ask to stop mid-session to get a drink of water, that’s how hard it pushes you, do not underestimate this fantastic form of exercise.”

Jerry Fowler

Ready to Make a Change?

Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.