RELOCATION NOTICE - Please note, we will be relocating to Pembroke from the end of July and closing our Saundersfoot clinic
We are thrilled to welcome registered Nutritionalist Jemma Harding to join RHC as part of our weight management team. Jemma graduated from Trinity University in 2022 with a BSc (Hons) degree in health, nutrition and lifestyle. Jemma is also a fully registered associate nutritionist with the AfN and a pharmacy dispensing technician with a good background knowledge of medication uses and side affects. Her main interests are womens health, nutrition in pregnancy and menopausal women.
Email- [email protected].
We also have a Clinical Psychologist Dr Meryl James in our weight management team and clinical director John Rothery is mid way through his PhD in Obesity
Sports Therapy Massage
Ben is originally from France and grew up in the country side, between Bordeaux and Cognac in the South West .He is qualified in fine joinery and antique restoration which allowed him to travel the World from USA to New Zealand as well as Europe between the ages of 16-27.
He is also a qualified surf instructor and has worked for established surf schools in Morocco,Portugal and Spain . He decided to pursue a career in Sports therapy recently and qualified in Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage therapy in Pembrokeshire and Bridgend Colleges respectively . He is now training for his Level 5 in Sports and Clinical Therapies at Swindon College .
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We are thrilled to announce Dr Meryl James Clinical Psychologist will be joining our team here in Pembroke at Rothery Health .
As a clinical psychologist she will be offering in-person and online video therapy to adults and young people in Pembrokeshire with mental health issues .
Dr Meryl has had more than 20 years’ experience working in the NHS, working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and complexity . She is also a member of the HCPC as a registered Clinical Psychologist. Meryl has had a great deal of experience in health psychology, including: cancer care, weight management including obesity (i.e. emotional eating; binge eating disorder; disordered eating; self-sabotaging; body image distress; low confidence; low self-esteem); living with the effects of physical illness; palliative care and bereavement; healthy living and behaviour change.
She also has a wealth of experience working with mental health, including: stress and anxiety; social anxiety; health anxiety; depression; low self-esteem; body image issues and ‘burnout’ from stressful work and home environments. Plus working with adults who have sustained a physical injury or brain injury, She also has worked with parents/ families whose child has sustained such an injury at birth or during their early years. Together, she would work to develop a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties, drawing on a range of therapy models, tailored to your specific needs such as:
• Acceptance and commitment (ACT)
• Cognitive-behavioural (CBT)
• Compassion-focused (CFT)
• Mindfulness-based cognitive (MBCT)
Her Specialties of work include…..
• Anxiety• Binge Eating Disorder• Depression• Low self-esteem• Obesity &Weight management including weight loss
For a free 15-minute consultation, call or email Dr. Meryl James, Clinical Psychologist on: Tel:07956 352452 or email: [email protected]
Geraint’s passion for musculoskeletal healthcare began after he suffered a shoulder injury whilst representing the Scarlets West Under 16’s team. He decided to visit his local osteopath to help with his shoulder rehabilitation, and from that moment on, it was his dream to become an osteopath!
In June 2021, Geraint graduated with a Masters Degree from the prestigious Swansea University. During his time there, he discovered that an evidence-based approach to musculoskeletal issues with a strong consideration of biomechanics and anatomy suited his personal beliefs.
A combination of experience in a range of different sports and a high level of education has allowed him to gain knowledge and expertise that he is eager to share with people in his home county of Pembrokeshire. He focusses on optimising athletic performance and encouraging pain-free movement by using a variety of techniques.
In my spare time, he can either be found surfing/paddleboarding in the sea or exercising in the gym
Welcome Zoe to the team! Zoe first decided she wanted to become an Osteopath at age 14 when she undertook work experience within an osteopathic clinic. She loved the holistic approach that osteopathy takes, not just looking at the sight of pain but other areas including the mind, body and spirit. She graduated from Swansea University in 2021 with an integrated masters in Osteopathy and obtains registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).
Zoe has played hockey throughout her years at Swansea and is currently working alongside Bridgend Ravens rugby team. She enjoys her work within the sporting world treating musculoskeletal injuries and pitch side traumatic injuries too.
Zoe also has special interest in women’s health, treating expectant mothers, post-partum and will be completing a course in Paediatric Osteopathy further down her career pathway. She finds the body incredibly interesting, enjoying treating an array or postural, occupational, acute, chronic or sports-related pains and disorders. The body is extremely complex and fascinating, and Zoe looks forward to putting her skills into practice and is eager to begin her journey learning and growing as an Osteopath at Rothery health.
Zoe is a lover of the outdoors and will often be found hiking in the hills or surfing in the waves of the South coast in her spare time.
Triston Jenkins BSc Hons MCSP
Triston is a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. He graduated from Coventry University in 2018 with a first class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy.
Over the last 2 years Triston has been based in Bristol and has worked as a rotational physiotherapist in the NHS across Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bath. He has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has gained experience in the assessment and treatment of everyday aches and pains, such as low back pain and osteoarthritis; as well as sporting injuries, fractures, muscle tears and ligament/tendon ruptures.
Originally from Milford Haven, he recently decided to return closer to home and is now working for the NHS in Carmarthenshire. Alongside his NHS work, Triston is keen to develop expertise in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and is looking forward to joining the team at Rothery Health. Outside of work, he enjoys resistance training, running and cycling.
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We are thrilled to announce local Pharmacist Martyn Hackett will be joining the team at Rothery Health & Sports Injury Clinics !
Martyn studied Pharmacy at Cardiff University & is professionally qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs. He then went to work in Wiltshire and in Cornwall before coming home to Pembrokeshire in 2000
Since then he has worked throughout Pembrokeshire and Ceridegion spending most of his working life counselling patients on how to improve their condition by reviewing their medication & signposting them to the appropriate therapist.
He is offering 45 min prescription reviews via telephone or in person and is able to inform your GP of any changes recommended
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Matt graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2019 with a BSc Honours Degree in Podiatry. Having spent over 1,200 hours in clinic across his degree, Matt has demonstrated that he can perform at a very high level consistently. Fresh out of university, Matt is up to date with current practice and research and is a fluent welsh speaker. Matt has played professional basketball for the Plymouth Raiders and currently plays basketball for the Welsh national senior team; subsequently, he has a keen interest in musculoskeletal podiatry and sports injuries. He has worked in musculoskeletal podiatry since graduating. Due to Matts athletic backround, he understands injuries from an athletes perspective.
Matt holds POMs-A and POMs-S entitlements meaning that he can administer and supply prescription only medication and anaesthetic.
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 in his third year of his PHd in Public Health at Essex University studying obesity and how health care practitioners manage such patients . John is interested in Ironman competitions and is currently training for the Outlaw Triathlon .He has previously completed Ironman France & Spain and Ultramarathon competitions in both Alaska & Jordan. He enjoys family time with his wife and little girl , Violet.
Rachel Crowley (BSc Hons MCSP)
Rachel is a fully qualified physiotherapist and member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In 2011 she qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Rachel has also recently completed her Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. In 2012 she also trained in Acupuncture for pain relief.
Out of work she enjoys playing badminton, cycling and running. In 2018 she completed both the Wales Sportive and Wales Half Marathon and the Cardiff Half Marathon.
Registered Occupational Therapist
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
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.
Please note, we will be relocating to Pembroke from the end of July and closing our Saundersfoot clinic.