Meet the team


I graduated with a Degree in Osteopathy in 1999 and have worked in a number of private clinics before setting up my own practice in Heaton Mersey and I also run a private practice from within a GP surgery in Wilmslow.

Having originally trained as a nurse I can draw on the knowledge and experience that I gained from working within the hospital environment. This enables me to have a fuller understanding of the underlying health issues which people present with from the medical perspective.

Since retraining as an osteopath I feel I am able to give time and a much more holistic approach to each person who comes for help.

Osteopathy does more than just help with immediate relief of pain. It is about giving you a better understanding of your problem and looking at all aspects of your life from what your posture is like at work to the type of exercise that will help you most so that you can achieve optimum health.


We are privileged to have Zita working at the practice. She trained originally as a gymnast achieving gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada and represented our country in three world and four European championships. She went on to do trapeze and aerial hoop performance at the Millennium Dome and then joined the prestigious Cirque du Soleil performing as an acrobat in the show Alegria.

Zita’s experience as a competing athlete has given her a great understanding of how the body moves and functions and also how injury and strain affect the body. Having benefitted herself from osteopathic treatment she decided to train as an osteopath graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. Whilst her experience includes working with power lifters and gymnasts, she enjoys using her wealth of knowledge to help our patients understand and recover from everyday strains such as neck stiffness and low back pain from poor posture and positioning when working at computers.


Liz qualified in 1983 with a Diploma in Podiatry and later went on to complete a Degree in Podiatric Medicine. She brings with her many years of experience having worked for 13 years at Tameside and Glossop NHS Trust as a senior podiatrist. After this she spent some time in Africa supporting her husband in humanitarian work before returning to England and setting up in private practice.

She has experience in nail surgery, making orthotics (shoe inserts) and an interest in diabetes but mostly just enjoys ensuring that the people she treats leave feeling that they have been really well cared for and that their feet are much more comfortable. 


Pauline is qualified and experienced in the practice of acupuncture and acupressure massage. She trained for 3 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Pauline became interested in acupuncture after having treatment herself. Acupuncture helped improve her general health and sparked her interest in the Chinese approach to medicine.

Pauline attends regular courses to extend her skills and keeps up to date with the latest research. She also gained a distinction in her Masters qualification evaluating the impact of her acupuncture treatments during a 12-month pilot project of NHS patients in primary care.

Homeopath, Nutritional Advisor & Kinesiologist

“I enjoy the challenge of assessing a patient’s health needs from a holistic point of view and connecting the dots…….”

My background is in Pharmacy. I have worked in Hospital and in the Pharmaceutical Industry as well as some 20 years’ experience in Community Pharmacy. I am familiar with patients with complex medical issues taking conventional drugs for some time. I have experience in helping patients understand how the complex medicines work along with providing information about the side effects so I am able to support and optimize treatments for the patients.

“Helping patients to understand the basis of their health problems and how they can be supported where relevant using Kinesiology and Nutritional support is an essential part of the protocol….”

As a homeopath I am registered with The Society of Homeopaths which is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practice according to a strict code of conduct and ethics. I qualified from The North West College of Homeopathy in Manchester. In addition I completed a postgraduate course in the Sensation Method of case taking by Dr Rajan Sankaran.

I am also qualified in Kinesiology and as a Diet and Nutrition advisor. I regularly use Kinesiology in consultations when differentiating between remedies and potencies.

 “I love working with patients of all ages to find the best possible remedy and solution towards better health…”


Stella is our friendly receptionist and the first person you are likely to encounter when you contact us. She will be able to give you general information about the clinic and makes every effort to ensure that you get an appointment date and time to suit you. She will also deal with the fees and receipts. If you need further information before you book an appointment please let Stella know and she will make sure that you get a call back from a member of the team.