Hannah Horner – Neurological Physiotherapist
Hannah has been working with Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing since November 2018, her biography is detailed below. To book an appointment with Hannah get in touch with Ann at Unity Physiotherapy.
‘Hannah, from Hannah Horner Physiotherapy, qualified as a physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 2007. She has worked within various NHS Trusts across London, the Midlands and Lincoln, and has worked on a number of humanitarian projects overseas. Having specialised in Neurology, Hannah has a passion to help those with neurological conditions maximise their independence and potential. She has extensive experience of working with clients with a range of acute and chronic neurological conditions within community, hospital and rehabilitation settings. Hannah works part-time with Unity Physiotherapy and is available Tuesday and Thursday evenings for appointments.’
Holly Windsor-Beck – Womens Health Physiotherapist & Sports Massage Therapist
Holly Is a Chartered Physiotherapist, she qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2014 with a 1st class honours degree. She has a background in sports massage and a wealth of experience in this area. Holly has two young children and after the birth of her first daughter and the challenges she faced this ignited her passion and interest in the area of women’s / pelvic health physiotherapy. Over the last four years she has specialised within this area and gets great fulfilment being able to help women resolve the issues they are facing and enable them to return to the activities / sports they love. Holly can help with issues such as stress incontinence, prolapse and diastasis. She takes a holistic approach which goes beyond traditional pelvic floor exercises / Kegels. Holly has had training with some America and Australia’s leading pelvic health experts. She prides herself in keeping up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the area of pelvic health. To find out more you can go to Holly’s website www.physionewark.com
- adapting to parenting
- loss of an infant
- feeling a good enough parent
- relationship difficulties
- finding your way after a traumatic life event
- the next chapter in your life after retirement and or the loss of a long term partner.
Gabriella Goodchild – Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist
‘As an expert in nutrition Gaby is able to provide support to manage a wide range of health conditions and symptoms. She provides personalised and expert advice, alongside long term sustainable plans. As a registered Dietitian, you can be assured that all the advice Gaby provides is up to date and backed by scientific evidence. Her aim is to help you feel as well as possible.
Gaby specialises in the FODMAP diet for IBS, other digestive disorders, women’s health, chronic illness and Intuitive Eating (a non-diet, health focused approach to improve health and achieve freedom from dieting).’
As well as face to face appointments Gaby is able to offer appointments over the telephone or via video call. More information about Gaby and how to book an appointment can be found on her website www.healthfuldietitian.co.uk.
Dr Sandra McCutcheon -Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher, Compassion Trainer & Scientist
Sandra is the founder and principal facilitator of Mindfulness Skills4Life – a well-being organisation that offers mindfulness & meditation and compassion training and coaching. Her intention is to work alongside you to help you life your day to day life with less stress or strain and enhanced well-being through the practice compassion-based mindfulness. Sandra been practicing mindfulness since 2011 and been teaching since 2015. She works compassionately, intuitively, sensitively and creatively with organisations, public groups, charities and with individuals on a 1-to-1 basis. Sandra also teaches mindfulness to children both within and out with the school environments, using programmes specially designed for young people, to help them feel calmer, more content and to enable them to cope better with the challenges they experience.
Why should we learn to be mindful and compassionate? “Our minds are busy and fast places (full of thoughts and thinking) and sometimes feel like they have a mind of their own! The mind and body can be a source of immense joy but through unintentional effort can cause us much pain and anguish too. This is not our fault and is thankfully is something that we can change though the combined understanding of modern brain science and training our minds using mindfulness meditation and compassion training”.
When practised regularly, compassion-based mindfulness and compassionate mind training, are effective tools which can help reduce anxiety, improve focus, attention and memory, and encourage feelings of well-being, self-compassion, kindness and happiness. Clients and collaborators have described Sandra’s facilitation style as non-judgemental, warm, kind, compassionate, human, natural, empathic and authentic. These attributes are borne from her personal practice, extensive and ongoing training and simply by being human in a modern world.
Prior to teaching mindfulness full-time Sandra was a Lead Researcher within the Neurobiology Department of the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) where she and her team investigated a class of neurodegenerative disease affecting animals and humans. With some 18 years research experience, she was an internationally recognised scientist in her field, consulted with policy advisors for the Department of Health UK was an invited expert consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2019, Sandra returned to her research roots once again and has taken up a visiting research fellow post (non-remunerated) at The University of Lincoln. She forms part of a supervisory team, researching the efficacy of a specific mindfulness-based intervention she teaches. The study will involve assessing the efficacy of the intervention on perceived emotional, mental and physical health and well-being of participants, as well as exploring physiological, biochemical and cognitive markers of stress.
Sandra’s mindfulness teacher-training pathway is accredited by the Mindfulness Association Ltd, UK and the Mindfulness in Schools Project. She adheres to the guidelines for teaching mindfulness described by the UK Network of Registered Mindfulness Teachers, and is required to undertake CPD, teaching assessments and regular supervision.
More information about Sandra and how to book an appointment can be found on her website www.mindfulness-skills4life.co.uk