Michael is an experienced Sports Massage Therapist who started practising in 2008 after obtaining his certificate in Sports massage therapy from Pembrokeshire college. Over the years he has treated many clients & has worked at various sporting events, including the tour of Pembrokeshire, long course weekend, Carten & Tour de Shane
He will be working with us on Saturdays
Foot Health Practitioner
Tanya Rice is a new addition to the Rothery Health team and is a Foot Health Practitioner based at our new clinic in Pembroke .
Foot Health Practitioners attend to all of the common conditions that affect the leg and foot, from routine care of nails, treatment of verrucae, corns, callus, right through to functional problems of the leg and foot. … They are trained to recognise foot and leg conditions, treat appropriately and refer when necessary.
Tanya is an Accredited Member of the Register of Foot Health Practitioners. This Professional Standards Authority provides assurance that all registers have a high standard of personal behaviour, technical competence and business practice.
Sonia is a fully qualified physiotherapist and a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Having perviously started a career in academia with a PhD in the Effect of Diet on Immune Function, Sonia re trained as a physiotherapist at Southampton University by completing a pre-registration Masters.
Sonia moved to Pembrokeshire, having previously worked in private practice in Bristol where she was a partner in a busy multi-disciplinary clinic.
Physiotherapy specialises in helping to maintain and improve mobility and movement and aids in the recovery from injury, whether acute injuries, such as sports injuries or falls, or more chronic, such as long term back pain or osteoarthritis. Sonia enjoys working with and helping a variety of people, from those with sports injuries to those with more postural / life style injuries.
Outside of work, Sonia has competed for the UK in the Age-Group World Triathlon Championship in Canada and Germany and more recently she has also completed in Ironman Wales.
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
My name is Zoe Mitchell and I am a qualified, professional and experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor.
I qualified from the University of Wales, Newport in 2008. I have worked in various settings along- side people affected by a wide range of issues.
In the past few years I have noticed an increase in counselling services available in my local area.
However, I am still aware that not everyone is able to access the help and support they need.
This may be due to poor health, lack of child care, work commitments or concerns that people may find out that they are attending counselling appointments.
It is my aim to provide a counselling service that is easily accessible. So that anyone that wants to work at improving their emotional well-being and their quality of life, can do so in a way that best suits their individual needs and circumstances.
My counselling/psycho-therapeutic approach is integrative which
incorporates the following modalities: Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic.
This allows me to work comfortably with past and current issues, that may be affecting an individual’s well-being, collaboratively working towards improving their future.
I have worked in a variety of settings and with a wide range of issues. It is my belief that ‘Understanding’ is the key to making positive changes. The better we understand ourselves the
easier it is to work out who we are and what we want out of life, and most importantly how we can go about achieving our goals and aspirations.
Dave Francis is an accomplished local triathlete who achieved an amazing time of 9 hours and 44 minutes at Ironman Austria.
In 2013 he was the second Welshman home at Ironman Wales based here in Tenby UK. Which granted him qualification for the World Ironman Championships in Kona Hawaii in 2014. Since competing at the World Championships he has won the World Vets sprints and competed for Great Britain as an age qualifier at the half Ironman distance.
He is interest in bike fits started when the concepts of “medium gains” started to be passed down to the club rider from the elite professional circles.
With the importance of comfort and aerodynamic positioning as a basic starting point becoming essential for anyone serious about cycling events or triathlon Dave was keen to widen his knowledge.
Dave is passionate about how bike profiling can make a huge difference to the athlete and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge at Rothery Health clinic.
He is also looking forward to performing bike fits to help the local athlete or Professional rider in order for them to achieve their goals. Not only this he is also offering 1-1 professional coaching sessions for any athlete should they require it. We are pleased such a distinguished athlete is on our team at Rothery Health.
We’d like to welcome Karen Bayliss to the team at Rothery Health Karen is a qualified Level 1 British Hand therapist with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.She is able to treat hand injuries and hand conditions with a range of splints and exercise rehab to include –
-Carpal Tunnel syndrome
– Cubital Tunnel syndrome
-Trigger finger/Mallet finger
-Fractures of the wrist/hand
-Swan neck deformity
-Stroke & Neurological disorders
Karen is an Experienced NHS worker and Registered HCPC professional
Partially sighted sports therapist Lloyd Davies joins Rothery Health .
In late November 2013, at the age of just 20, Lloyd Davies complained of suffering from slightly blurred vision in his left eye. He put up with it for a short while and when it showed no signs of improvement he went to the local optician.
By Christmas 2013, he had lost his vision in his left eye. Barely a month had passed from the time that he first complained of blurred eyesight to losing it almost completely.
In January 2014, he was given the devastating news that they had found the cause of his blindness and he was diagnosed as suffering from Lebers Hereditary Optical Neuritis (LHON) which is a genetic mutation of the eye.
Sure enough, shortly after the diagnosis, the sight in his right eye started to deteriorate. He stopped driving in April 2014 and in May 2014, he was issued a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI). He is now classed as being Legally Blind.
He has had many of his life choices taken away from him, yet he remains hopeful for the future. His dream of a Military career has been ripped from him and that has proved to be one of the most difficult things for him to come to terms with. However he is enjoying the challenge of sports therapy and despite losing his Vision he is utilising his sensation of touch to his advantage.What an inspirational character .Call him to book an appointment
Katy is our resident holistic & beauty therapist offering aromatherapy, warm bamboo massage and hot stone massage plus pre/postal treatments
‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’. Rather than just addressing an immediate symptom, a holistic therapist will look for the underlying cause by considering current physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and wellbeing. They will then work to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life.
While it has been effectively used for centuries, the scientific community today is now recognizing the importance holistic therapy plays in maintaining good health and overall wellbeing.
Holistic therapy is being used increasingly by individuals wanting to find more balance and harmony within themselves. Holistic therapy has gained in popularity especially among those looking to manage chronic stress. Studies show that ‘taking time out’ for holistic therapy treatment can help individuals to manage stress; aiding relaxation and improving longevity.
Holistic therapy is effective in addressing countless other physical and psychological concerns, from muscular aches and pains to hormonal imbalances, to improved sleep and mental clarity.
As well as being deeply relaxing and providing relief from the everyday stresses, holistic therapy treatments can also be a treat for individuals who enjoy pampering themselves.
Cosmetic Medicine & GP
Here at Rothery Health & Sports Injury Clinic you can be sure to feel comfortable and confident in the knowledge that you are in safe hands.
My passion is to see my clients feel and look more confident and radiant. Over the last ten years I have been practising cosmetic medicine and have seen how improving the condition and appearance of our skin can often do so much for our confidence and how we present ourselves to the outside world.
Just as how we try to take care of our bodies and our hair we can also look after our skin with the help of some outstanding products and skills. We wear our skin everyday, it works hard all day and night protecting us from the stressors in our lives and environment so it deserves some care and attention and you deserve the freedom of great looking skin.
Treating, nourishing and protecting your skin are the key to great looking skin and at Infinity Medispa we can guide you all the way.
As a GP for nearly 20 years I have learned and seen first hand how our inner health reflects in our skin so this should always be a consideration. Great nutrition, hydration and quality sleep all help to ensuring our skin looks and feels its best.
Of course confidence does not just come from how we look. We all can search and find what truly makes us feel better about ourselves and make sure we achieve that but everything helps and nothing should limit us from achieving our goals and being who we truly want to be.
I really look forward to seeing you and being a part of your journey enhancing your own natural beauty and bringing out the best in you.
Dr Darshana Rupal Naik
MBBCh Dip Derm (Cardiff)
Principal Sports Osteopath & Acupuncturist
John is a fully qualified osteopath in Pembrokeshire and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
John was previously a Head of Physical Education Teacher before re-training as an osteopath in 2009, graduating from Oxford Brookes University. His qualifications include a Masters in Obesity and a Masters in Sport Development, as well as a teaching qualification in Physical Education/Science.
Currently, John is lecturing one day a week at Swansea University on their MSc Osteopath Programme and is a clinic tutor, which he particularly enjoys. John is interested in Ironman competitions and is currently training for the Long Course weekend and Ironman Wales 2017.He has previously completed Ironman France & Spain and Ultramarathon competitions in both Alaska & Jordan.