Meet our team of highly trained professionals
At the Springbank Clinic all our practitioners work towards achieving maximum benefit for their clients and this may include cross-referral between professions. Often patients experiencing hip, knee, ankle or foot pain benefit from assessment and treatment from the Osteopathic practitioners, as well as the podiatrist, acupuncturist or reflexology therapists. One of the benefits of being treated at the Springbank clinic is that these facilities are all easily accessible and mean greater holistic and quality of care for our clients.
Mark Pitcairn-Knowles – Osteopathy
Principal of the practice, Mark graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 with Honours. He then worked in New Zealand for one year before returning to the UK.
Dawn Draper – Osteopathy
Dawn qualified from the British School of Osteopathy with an honours degree in 1996. She spent eight years in a large Osteopathic sports injury clinic in London before joining the team in Sevenoaks in 2004.
Clarissa McManus – Osteopathy Clarissa graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2007 with a 2:1 BSc, having achieved a first in the final clinical exams. She has worked in several clinics since as well as working as a Lecture Assistant at the ESO for 3rd and 4th year students.
Kelly Clews – Podiatry
Kelly graduated from Brighton University in 2008 with a 1st Class Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Podiatry. Graduating top of her year she won the ‘Clinical Excellence Award’- a cash prize of £700 which she put towards financing her Masters Degree.
Renata Blacker – Acupuncture
Renate Blacker has been practicing Chinese medicine for nearly 10 years. Previously working for the NHS as a nurse gave her great insight into the medical field, more specifically as part of the NHS substance misuse team treating drug and alcohol addiction with ear acupuncture.
Kate Haas – Reflexology
Kate qualified from the London School of Reflexology in May 2010. As well as her Reflexology Diploma, Kate also attained certificates in Advanced Hand Reflexology, Spinal Reflexology, Power Reflexology, Reflexology for Pre-conception, Pregnancy & Post-natal care and Indian Head Massage.
Dr Lindsay Gorrill – Clinical Psychology
Dr Lindsay Gorrill qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007. She is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and holds a practising certificate through the British Psychological Society.
Harriet Heal – Clinical Psychology
Harriet is an experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the NHS and private practice for almost twenty years. Harriet graduated from Oxford University in 1992. She studied for a further four years at Cambridge University and UEA.
Richard Puxty – Sports Massage Richard Puxty is an integrated part of the team of practitioners that combine to provide the best possible care and management for patients whether the symptoms are stress related, sports injuries or from other specific causes.
Catherine Alexander – Sports Massage
Catherine has recently joined our team of healthcare professionals and works alongside Richard Puxty. She has an honours degree from Canterbury University and graduated from the London School of Sports Massage in 2012. She is also a level one and two diving coach.
Jane Cast – Chartered Neuro Physiotherapist
Jane Cast qualified as a chartered physiotherapist over 20 years ago from Kings College Hospital London. Jane is passionate about improving the quality of life for people with neurological conditions and is constantly trying to raise her clients expectations by helping them to work hard towards their physical goals. These have ranged from going up to Base Camp of Everest with one client to simply being able to get out of a chair independently for another.
Jagdish Kaur – Podiatry
Jagdish will be joining the Springbank Podiatry team at the beginning of August for consultations on Thursday and Friday mornings. She has over 23 years of Podiatric experience working within the NHS in Kent, Birmingham and Bedford and specialising in children’s lower limb issues and vulnerable foot care for all patients such as those with diabetes.
Richard Lang – Podiatry
Richard Lang graduated from Glasgow Caledonian university with a strong 2:1 degree in 2009. He is now furthering his post-graduate studies at Brighton University working towards his MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery. Richard currently works with North East London NHS foundation trust and is a specialist in musculoskeletal conditions, high risk and routine foot care.
Jay Jindal is a highly qualified audiologist with a doctorate degree in audiology and over twelve years of experience in NHS and independent sectors in the UK.
Nathalie Robeyns – Homeopathy
Nathalie studied for four years at the centre for Homeopathic Education in London and graduated with an upper second class degree validated by Middlesex University. She is registered with the Alliance for Registered Homeopaths (ARH) and engages in continuous professional development on a regular basis.