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The Team

Pip Deave
Pip Deave
Pip Deave

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Grad.Dip.Phys., MCSP, Dip. Inject Ther, APPI

Pip qualified in 1982 at the Royal London Hospital and after gaining experience in several London hospitals and private practices she moved to the Forest of Dean in 1991. Initially practising from home she started the Viney Hall practice in 1996. She has completed many post-graduate courses including gaining a Diploma in Injection Therapy in 1999 and in 2002 qualified as a Modified Pilates Teacher through the Austrailian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has run Pilates classes since then. Her experience, skills and straight talking have earned her an excellent reputation for sorting out physical problems that have proved difficult to help in the past. She enjoys leading the growing multidisciplinary team at Viney Hall and strives to maintain the high standards for which the clinic has become renowned.

Melanie Eaton
Mel-Waldren
Melanie Eaton

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

BSc(Hons), MSc, MCSP, Dip. Inject Ther.

Mel joined the Viney Hall team in 2012 as a physiotherapist and modified pilates instructor. After qualifying in 1992 at Nottinhgam University she gained extensive experience working in large teaching hospitals in Nottinham, Cambridge and New Zealand. Both personally and professionally she is a sports enthusiast which led her to complete a Masters degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise at Nottingham University in 1999. She has worked and travelled with the GB canoe slalom squad, Nottinhgam Rubgy Club (when Lydney were their rivals) and Derby County Cricket Club.

Before moving to Herefordshire in 2010 she worked at Taunton Hospital as a shoulder specialist and gained a Diploma in Injection therapy in 2005. She combines her passion for rehabilitation and patient care with the equally challenging role of bringing up her 3 girls.

Sarah Watkins
Sarah Watkins

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Grad.Dip.Phys., MCSP

Sarah qualified from Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1991. She gained experience in Chesterfield Royal Hospital, and specialised in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy in 1995. She has worked in New Zealand, Stratford upon Avon and Nevill Hall NHS Trust.
After a career break raising her three children, she underwent a six month return to work training and supervised clinical hours programme at Ross on Wye out patients.
Since her return to work she is continuing to update her knowledge with regular professional courses pertinent to musculo skeletal conditions. She is now a Pilates Instructor, running regular classes at Viney Hall alongside her physiotherapy treatments.
In her spare time she is a keen gardener, smallholder, rambler and cyclist. She cycled from Lands End to John ‘O Groats to mark her 40th year, and has since cycled the length of Wales, Oxford to Cambridge and more.

Josef Lock
Josef Lock

Chartered Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons), MCSP, AACP, HCPC reg.

Josef was brought up in Herefordshire, graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994,
and worked in many hospitals and practices across the UK. He spent a year at the War Memorial Hospital in Michigan, USA , 1997-8. In 2005 he qualified in the use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain, following this with further courses in acupuncture, including sports injuries, preganancy and chronic pain. He is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and will use this in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques. He has worked in private practice since 2005 and currently also works in Ledbury.
Josef brings a wealth of experience to Viney Hall. He’s also a keen cyclist.

Joanne Pollard
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Joanne Pollard

Chartered Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor

BSc (Hons), MCSP

Jo qualified from Cardiff University in 2007 and later also completed a sports massage diploma.  She has spent several years working in various NHS departments, but now works in private practice at Viney Hall and Cardiff.  Paticipating in many sports, and working with athletes of different levels, she has good insight into the injuries and needs of such people requiring a speedy recovery. She has recently undergone training courses with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and is teaching some classes at Viney Hall Physiotherapy.  Jo has spent the last few winters working for the ski season in the French Alps, treating competitive skiers as well as recreational skiers and boarders. Prior to leaving last year she ran a “Prepare and Avoid Pain – Skiing” course at Viney Hall, which was both effective in improving fitness before skiing and also great fun. Jo returns to us usually in May for the summer months.

Katy Roberts
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Katy Roberts

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

BSc(Hons)PT, MCSP

Katy qualified as a physiotherapist from Cardiff University in 2009. She has been employed as a physiotherapist within the Aneurin Bevan Health board and at Chepstow Hospital. Katy trained as a pilates instructor with the APPI throughout 2011, sponsored by Viney Hall Physiotherapy. She left to have her first baby, and has now had a second and third! She returned with the increased maturity of a mother, also returning to part-time NHS work in the Forest, with treatment of neurological conditions her special interest.  In 2015 Katy started our classes for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.  These exercise classes on Tuesday afternoons are run in conjunction with the MS Society, and are popular and effective. Katy is now also available to treat individual patients with neurological conditions on Tuesday mornings.

Mike Coates
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Mike Coates

Chiropodist/Podiatrist

D.Pod.M., P.G. Cert (Biomechanics)

Mike qualified in London in 1990. He has worked in private practice for many years. He and his wife Kerry, also a chiropodist, offer the full range of chiropody services. Mike’s special interest is in sports injuries and biomechanics, and this fits in well with his work at Viney Hall Physiotherapy, where linking with the Physiotherapists helps in treatment of the whole client. He runs a clinic at Viney Hall on Wednesdays, having many regular chiropody clients as well as people looking for biomechanical assessments to help with their sports.
Mike is H.P.C. Registered.

Helen Hayes
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Helen Hayes

Acupuncturist

BSc Hons, MBAcC, LicAc, BA Hons

Helen qualified in 2006 with a BSc in traditional acupuncture from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture  and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (www.acupuncture.org.uk ). Helen developed a practice in St Albans, Hertfordshire before moving to the Forest of Dean with her family. After graduation she pursued specialised acupuncture training in gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics and co-founded Hertfordshire’s first antenatal acupuncture clinic (www.mamanu.co.uk) and is a member of the Acupuncturists Fertility Network (www.acupuncture-fertility.org ). Helen has several areas of special interest including chronic stress, tension and anxiety disorders as well as back pain and sciatica.

Kerry Coates
kery coates
Kerry Coates

Pilates Teacher

BSc, MSCh

Kerry runs pilates classes at Viney Hall on Tuesday mornings.  Her clients love her approach and the addition of optional meditation after the class.  She is trained to teach ante- and post-natal pilates too, and brings her own no-nonsense experience as a mother of four to these classes.  Kerry works as a chiropodist/podiatrist with her husband Mike as Propulsion Podiatry.  She provides a domicillary service, but does not provide podiatry through Viney hall Physiotherapy.

Julia Foren
Julia Foren
Julia Foren

Therapeutic Counsellor

BSc MBACP (Accred)

Julia graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Psychology in 1983 and went into counselling in 1995.  She has tutored in counselling at the Royal Forest of Dean College, and provided clinical supervision for counselling trainees.  She currently works in a number of local GP surgeries and as a staff counsellor at Gloucester Royal Hospital.  She is a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Carolyn Thomas
Carolyn Thomas

Yoga Teacher

I have peen practicing yoga for approximately 20 years. In that time, I realised several health and lifestyle benefits which I wanted to be able to share with others. I completed a year long foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and followed that with the three year BWY teaching diploma. I have been teaching classes in and around the Forest of Dean since 2007. It is so rewarding to watch students develop over time, finding a yoga style that suits them, that can be used to support their lives. Yoga has taught me the benefits of slowing down, being more mindful and enjoying a more balanced, peaceful life.
In 2016 I retired from a stressful NHS management role to follow my passion sharing my love of yoga with even more students who wish to explore its benefits.

Claire Hoare
Claire Hoare

Allergy Testing and Nutritional Therapist


Mb.B.Inst.A.E.T, BCMA, MRAT

Claire Hoare is an Allergy and Nutritional Therapist who lives in Blakeney in the Forest of Dean. She has 19 years experience in treating not only food allergies/intolerances, but a wide range of health problems. “I look at the body as a whole, taking into account past health, diet and lifestyle.” Allergy testing is a simple method of identifying and treating symptoms or illness resulting from food, chemical and environmental problems. She uses a non-invasive method of testing called “Applied Kinesiology”. It is suitable for anyone from the very young to the elderly. Claire has many regular clients from around The Forest of Dean and further afield. Claire holds a Diploma in Allergy Therapy and is a member of the British Institute of Allergy and Environmental Therapists. She has also studied at the College of Natural Nutrition, is a Member of the British Complementary Medicine Association and a Member of the Register of Allergy Therapists. “

Monica Jones
Monica Jones

Reflexologist and Indian Head Massage Therapist

Moving from a career in catering to exploring health, wellbeing and holistic therapies seemed a natural path for Monica.  Her interest in food’s vitality upon the body lead her to study an ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Massage at Royal Forest of Dean College in 1992. Impressed by the many benefits massage brought, she went on to study IIHHT Indian Head Massage in 2000 followed by Level 3 Reflexology in 2004. Reflexology fascinated her – such a wonderful, relaxing, balancing and healing therapy. Over the years, she has gained much experience ranging from babies to palliative care.

Monica joined the Viney Hall team in May 2015. She has a particular interest in stress and its impact.

She is a member of Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

Hayley Lloyd
Hayley Lloyd

Swedish and Sports Massage Therapist

Hayley joined us in April 2016 as a massage therapist.
She has always had an interest in health and wellbeing, qualifying initially as a fitness instructor. She furthered her skills and knowledge by training in Swedish Massage, then continued, finally completing a diploma in Sports Therapy.
Hayley uses a combination of techniques from Swedish Massage and Sports Therapy to provide a unique treatment for each individual.

VTCT qualified Complementary Therapist, full certificate in Swedish Massage and level 3 diploma in Sports Therapy Massage.
Member of Complementary Therapists Association

Ingrid Howells
Ingrid Howells

Practice Manager

Sarah Garland
Sarah Garland

Receptionist

Sarah has always worked in medical administration, and joined Viney Hall in September 2015. She has two busy boys, three cats and a puppy. She enjoys holidays, leisure time and classic cars.

Lorna Dyer

Receptionist