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Our Practitioners

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.


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.


Renate 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.

Clarissa McManus


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.

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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.
Elissa Benson


Elissa Benson – Neuro Physiotherapy
Having qualified from Leeds School of Physiotherapy, Elissa chose to specialise in the field of Adult Neurology. Over the last 25 years she has developed extensive skills and gained a wealth of experience in this area.


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.

Lindsay Gorrill


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


Dr 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.

Ali Todd


Ali Todd
Ali Todd qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 1998 and holds an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Ali has worked in a number of London teaching hospitals before setting up her Harley Street practice in 2003. She has experience of working in a range of disciplines including diabetes, weight management and cardiovascular disease.

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Dr Jay Jindal
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. Jay specialises in hearing and balance disorders, tinnitus and auditory processing disorders. He can see children of all ages and adult client.


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


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.

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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.

Nathalie Robeyns


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.


Louise Wilson – Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
Louise has an MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Therapy and over ten years of experience working as a counsellor and therapist in a range of settings within the NHS and local authorities.  Her training and experience have given her an in-depth knowledge of child development and behaviour.

Need to speak to one of our team? Make an appointment to see our qualified professionals who are passionate about their work.

Call us now on: 01732 453956