All our therapists are registered with their appropriate governing body
Registered on the Health & Care Professions Council
Our Practice Director qualified in 1992 with a degree in Podiatric Medicine from Southampton University after 3 years of study. She is registered on the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means that she has satisfied their rigorous inclusion criteria, and by continuously updating her learning skills is able to offer the most appropriate treatments. Her first degree in Biological Sciences from Birmingham University led her into Cancer Research where she worked at the Medical Onconlogy Dept of Southampton University Hospital, before taking a career break to spend quality time with her three children. She and her husband purchased the surgery in Cadnam in 1995 and have developed the property and business over the past 20 years into the successful vibrant practice that it is today.
Hilary Nossiter – PRACTICE DIRECTOR – Podiatrist BSc(Hons) D.Pod.M. M.Ch.S. SRCh
Registered on the Health & Care Professions CouncilAlice graduated from Southampton University and joined the Forest Foot & Health Clinic in 2015. She is registered on the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means that she has satisfied their rigorous inclusion criteria, and by continuously updating her learning skills is able to offer the most appropriate treatments. She brings a bubbly personality and a wealth of experience from her three-year degree course in Podiatric Medicine. Her final year dissertation was on different methods of verruca treatment.
Alice Forward – Senior Podiatrist BSc(Hons)
Registered on the Health & Care Professions Council
Daniella joins us in 2017 after working for one year in the NHS Solent Podiatry team. She qualified as a podiatrist after completing a 3-year degree in Podiatric Medicine from Plymouth University. Daniella is learning new approaches to podiatry with us at The Forest Foot and Health Clinic and is putting them to good use alongside her in-depth knowledge of diabetic foot issues from her work in the busy clinics in the NHS. Whilst Daniella has a broad interest in podiatry she is also a keen netball player for Hoops Netball Club in Ringwood.
Daniella Doe – Podiatrist BSc(Hons)
Registered with the General Osteopathic Council.Our Osteopath, Nathan Bull, graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) with a first class honours having previously completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. Osteopathy uses a range of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisations, manipulations, stress relief techniques and exercise prescription to improve joint mobility, posture correction and relieving muscle tensions. The aim of treatment is to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system and associated elements including joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, lymphatics, nerves and blood vessels. Nathan applies osteopathy’s core principles to each patient to identify the possible causes of the presenting complaint whilst building a strong patient-practitioner relationship to work towards health and balance.
Nathan Bull – OSTEOPATH DO ND BSc
Registered on the Health Professions CouncilOur physiotherapist, Stephanie Hillier is an experienced clinician who graduated in 1995. She is registered on the Health Professions Council (HCPC). By continuously updating her skills she is able to offer the most appropriate services. After a thorough assessment to diagnose and explain the problem, Stephanie works with the patient to develop an effective treatment plan taking into account their lifestyle. She specialises in a variety of treatments such as manipulation, mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy and ultrasound. Stephanie is also a qualified acupuncturist. Acupuncture can be used for many medical issues but it is particularly useful for musculo-skeletal problems.
Stephanie Hillier – Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP.SRP.Lic.Ac
Full member of the register of exercise professionals (REPS)Our massage therapist, Andy, qualified as a personal trainer in 2007 and later gained a diploma in sports massage therapy with premier training international.
He has worked in a national chain of health clubs and smaller gyms and spas.
Andy specialises in sports, swedish and deep tissue massage. He has gained experience at various sporting events, including marathons, cycle and golf.
Andy believes that massage can be beneficial to a healthy life style and can assist the many conditions of his broad spectrum of clients those sporting or not.
Andy Phillips – Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist
BA (Hon) Diploma in personal training and sports massage therapy
Glenda has worked for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for over 15 years. Her friendly face and happy disposition have come to be the welcome that all our customers look forward to prior to their treatment. She is short in stature but large in personality. Her passion is for her little dog “Milly” who she loves almost as much as her granddaughter.
Glenda Wrankmore- Customer Services
Debbie our second full-time customer services assistant has worked for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for just over 2 years. She has brought calm order to those times when we are very busy or when we have needed a flexible approach to our working day. Debbie has rapidly become an integral and important member of our team and fills in the gaps in those busy times.
Debbie Sutton – Customer Services
Lynda has worked for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for over 10 years. She is our un-seen dust fairy, who every week waves her magic wand and steam cleans all the surgeries, bathrooms, and reception areas whilst we are asleep.
Somehow the whole clinic is always immaculate when we return to work on Monday morning.
Lynda Stares – Customer Services
Peter has worked directly for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for just over 3 years following 37 years in the construction industry. He undertakes all those technical jobs behind the scenes that nobody else wants.
Peter Nossiter – Technical Director
The Forest Foot and Health Clinic was started in the New Forest National Park 20 years ago by Hilary Nossiter, our senior podiatrist. It quickly expanded to include Physiotherapy, Sports Massage Therapy and Osteopathic treatment. Podiatry assessment includes taking a holistic view of the presenting foot problem. Consequently, we are able to offer the patient an in-house, cross-discipline, referral to treat any joint, muscle or postural related problem.The Forest Foot and Health Clinic gained practice accreditation in 2011 and re-accreditation in 2014. This means that we regularly review our procedures to ensure that they comply with the national standards and best practice within the profession. Patients can be confident that the very best care is being provided within a safe environment.The accreditation scheme, amongst other things, also ensures that:
- All reusable podiatry instruments are properly cleaned and sterilised before use.
- All Staff engage in continuing professional development to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.
- The patient is always respected and appropriate care taken with patient records, both when in use and later when they are destroyed.
- Confidentiality is paramount at all times.
- Treatment options and cost are explained so that an informed choice of treatment can be made.
- Referral pathways exist for clients who need specialist care.
- Practice working methods are constantly reviewed.