Our therapists are all qualified in the area of clinical healthcare within which they practice including physiotherapy, acupuncture, podiatry, reflexology and sports massage.
Grad Dip Phys MCSP
Physiotherapist and acupuncturist.
Qualified in 1991 from Kings College London. Alison specialises in treating patients with general musculoskeletal problems. She has a wealth of experience in a wide range of conditions from joint and sports/soft tissue injuries to postoperative joint pain and arthritis, following up pain relieving techniques with rehabilitation programs.
Her particular expertise lies with treating backs, necks and headaches, providing effective relief for both acute and chronic pain as well as giving advice on posture correction and exercises.
Also qualified in acupuncture Alison uses this highly effective method to provide pain relief combining it with more musculoskeletal Physiotherapy techniques.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Physiotherapist, acupuncturist and MFR practitioner.
Qualified in 1994 from The University of the West of England. Physiotherapy for children including sports injuries, damaged muscles, hip problems, and growing pains such as Osgood-Schlatters Disease are all on Dominic’s list of specialties as well as treating musculoskeletal problems in adults.
Painful spines, joints and muscles all benefit from his skills and, in addition, he looks past the existing conditions and advises on how to avoid their repetition or aggravation, firmly believing in empowering his patients to benefit from their treatment and to take steps to improve their lives.
Also qualified in acupuncture, Dominic uses this form of therapy in conjunction with physiotherapy to help with pain relief. Dominic is also a practitioner of Myofascial Release (MFR) and is currently working towards the diploma in this fascinating method of treating pain.
LSSM (Dip) MISRM
Selina Jervis qualified in Sports Massage Therapy in January 2003 at the London School of Sports Massage.
Selina worked in London for a short time before moving to Somerset and joining the team at St Johns Physiotherapy practice.
Massage therapy could help you to maintain healthy muscles, improve posture, increase your energy levels, promote healing, improve flexibility or simply help you to relax.
Dr. Max Forrester
MB ChB, Dip Med Ac
Max trained at the University of Bristol Medical School from 1977 to 1982. He is a former GP and former Associate Specialist Physician. He trained in acupuncture in 1994 and followed this up with a Diploma (Diploma in Medical Acupuncture) in 2002.
He attained a Master of Science from the University of Hertfordshire in Western Medical Acupuncture in 2014.
In 1996 he set up the Back Pain Service Acupuncture Clinic in Taunton. Additionally, he has published case reports on
- Grey Turner’s Sign (Grey Turner Revisited) in the European Journal of Internal Medicine (2001)
- Low Back Pain in Pregnancy in Acupuncture in Medicine (2003),
- Acupuncture for Intractable Hiccups in Acupuncture in Medicine(2003).
His collaborative paper, “Home electroacupuncture for persistent postsurgical pain: a patient’s report”, written with patient and caregiver, was ground-breaking (2013).
He recently collaborated with Devon based Physiotherapist Holly King to publish the first paper specifically on electroacupuncture and Phantom Limb Pain published on 31st May 2021. He has a particular interest in self-acupuncture and electroacupuncture and treats patients with a variety of conditions.
BSc (hons) Nurse Practitioner
Teresa is a Registered Nurse Practitioner, BSc (Hons) and an Independent & Supplementary Prescriber.
She completed a Royal College of Nursing accredited Menopause course in 2009 and since then has specialised in assessing and treating women through the menopause.
She is recognised by the British Menopause Society as a Menopause Specialist.