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Meet the Team

Hayley

I founded HJ Health and Sports Therapies back in 2007 starting as a Sports and Remedial massage therapist. It has been an amazing 12 years which have been thoroughly enjoyable. Over this time the business has grown and expanded to offer many more services. In 2010 I went on to study Weight Management and in 2012 Foot health care.

I have been very lucky to be joined by my colleague Melissa and Dimitri who make up the sports therapy team whilst Steve takes care of the foot care clinic. I manage the day-to-day running of the clinic.

Our key aim here is and will always be, to provide excellent customer care and the best treatment experience.

Qualifications: VTCT, DIP BTEC Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage

I am a qualified Weight Management Consultant, having trained with the Weight Management Centre in London. The course is NHS accredited.

Qualifications: Weight Management and Obesity Level 4

I am a qualified Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. Qualifications: Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. The Health Sciences Academy.

I am a qualified Foot Health Professional having qualified with the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead Berkshire. The SMAE Institute was founded in 1919, and has therefore, nearly 90 years experience in training foot health practitioners. The course is accredited by the Oxford Brookes University. Students of the SMAE are extensively trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Foot Health.

Indeed the institute treats over 14000 patients per year. Considerable emphasis is placed on patient care, aseptic techniques and medical history, together with surgical and medical procedures to ensure that the patient receives the best possible treatment for their feet. The letters MCFHP after my name indicate that I am a Member of the Open College of Foot Health Professionals having undertaken extensive training and a searching examination. The letters MAFHP denote that I am a Member of the Association of Foot Health Practitioners. Every year I update my knowledge by attending CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops and seminars. Qualification: Diploma in Foot Health Care MCFHP MAFHP.

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Foot Healthcare

Steve

After spending 30 Years in retail management, 12 of those working in community pharmacy, I decided to retrain as a Foot Health Professional, gaining my qualification with the SMAE institute in 2017. The SMAE Institute was founded in 1919, and has therefore, nearly 90 years experience in training foot health practitioners. The course is accredited by the Oxford Brookes University. Students of the SMAE are extensively trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Foot Health. The institute treats over 14000 patients per year.

Considerable emphasis is placed on patient care, aseptic techniques and medical history, together with surgical and medical procedures to ensure that the patient receives the best possible treatment for their feet. The letters MCFHP after my name indicate that I am a Member of the Open College of Foot Health Professionals having undertaken extensive training and a searching examination. The letters MAFHP denote that I am a Member of the Association of Foot Health Practitioners. Every year I update my knowledge by attending CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops and seminars.

I live in the lovely town of Wotton under Edge and have spent the time since qualifying building up a successful domiciliary business in and around the town. It’s great to have the mix of both working in the community and within a clinic. I have been working here with Hayley and the team since November 2018.

Days available in the clinic: Tuesdays 9-5pm, Thursdays 3.30 – 7pm and Fridays 8.30am – 3.30pm

I am fully insured for all treatments carried out.

Qualification: Diploma in Foot Health Care MCFHP MAFHP.

Steve Green - Foot health care

Christina Cook

I initially qualified through SMAE as a Foot Health Professional in 2002. I took a number of years out for family and returned to the working world again in a hospital environment in administration roles in both ENT at St Michael’s Hospital and The Bristol Heart Institute. As a result of wanting to work directly with patients in clinical practice, I returned to the SMAE Institute summer school and refresher training in August 2019 gaining my Certificate to practice as a Foot Health Professional.

The SMAE Institute treats over 14,000 patients per year. Considerable emphasis is placed on patient care, aseptic techniques and medical history, together with surgical and medical procedures to ensure that the patient receives the best possible treatment for their feet. The letters MCFHP after my name indicate that I am a Member of the Open College of Foot Health Professionals having undertaken extensive training and examination. The letters MAFHP signify that I am a member of the Association of Foot Health Practitioners. Every year I continue to update my knowledge by attending CPD (continuing Professional Development) workshops and seminars.

I have always lived in the north Bristol area and am currently living near the MOD at Filton. I continue to build my domiciliary business in and around this area and enjoy both working in a clinic environment and also in the community.

Clinic days: Monday 9am – 12.30pm and Wednesday 9am – 1.30pm.

I am fully insured for all treatments carried out.

Qualification – Diploma in Foot Health Care MCFHP and MAFHP

Christina Cook - Foot health care

Sports Therapy team

Melissa

Coming from a competitive swimming background, competing from the age of eight years old, I understand the importance of avoiding and managing injuries correctly to keep competing and training at high level.

I first started my training by completing a sports massage course at UWIC university in Cardiff, and with a passion for sport and helping people, went on to graduate with a first class degree in Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapy from the University of Worcester in 2014. Since qualifying as a sports injury therapist I have gained a wealth of experience working alongside the GB Ultimate Frisbee team for the past four years, Chippenham rugby club and within a clinical setting across Bristol.

During my studies and the years that followed I have advanced my knowledge and skills by working with teams such as Bristol ladies rugby, England basketball and the university’s own teams in football and hockey. However, even though I have worked with both professional athletes and every day sportspeople, I am keen to show that sports therapy isn’t just for sporting people and can help non-sporting injuries, such as lower back pain, posture control and daily aches and pains.

I can provide sports massage, injury assessment and treatment, joint mobilisations, injury rehabilitation and prevention, taping, pregnancy massage and dry needling.

I continue to develop my knowledge by taking extra courses throughout the year to gain further understanding and different techniques. I have recently qualified in dry needling and look forward to adding this to the list of services that I can offer within the clinic.

Clinic hours: Monday 1–7 pm, Wednesdays 2–8 pm & Thursdays 8–3 pm.

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Molly Dursley

Since graduating from The University of Gloucestershire in 2014 with a BSc (Honours) in Sports Therapy and then going on to achieve an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from The University of South Wales in 2017, I have worked both full time within the academy medical department at Bristol Rovers Football Club, and part time at Yate Town Football Club.

I have really enjoyed my footballing-based career so far, but also love to work with a variety of both sporting and non-sporting patients of all ages with varying needs, abilities and injuries. I am keen to share my knowledge of both rehabilitation and management tips and tricks which can be completed with minimal equipment at home, work or in the gym, and to also assist in improving posture, muscular flexibility and strength. These can also be fun and enjoyable to try! I believe that each patient is individual and unique, and therefore should be treated as such. I look forward to meeting you in the clinic.

Services offered: Sports massage, injury examination, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention, joint mobilisations and taping.

I am fully insured for all the above services.

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and running.

Clinic hours: Fridays 4pm – 8pm

Saturdays 8am – 1pm

Molly Dursley

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