Meet our great team
Our mission is to provide the best possible care to our patients through an evidence based practice with an emphasis on quality care
Hello, my name is Adrian Collingwood. Myself and my wife have relocated from Devon to the South east. I qualified from the University of Surrey in 2003 with a Masters in Chiropractic and have a special interest in how chiropractic can help with headaches.
I always consider a health problem or symptom within the context of a patients whole lifestyle. Symptoms don’t just happen on their own – they are a warning that something is not right – and as chiropractors we know the importance of maintaining body and lifestyle balance. I look forward to meeting you at Attend2Health.
I first experienced Chiropractic aged 13 following a sporting injury. Since then Chiropractic has been a key part of my life along with my family’s life. After receiving high quality care, I knew that I wanted to help deliver the same high standard and quality of care to others.
I qualified from the University of South Wales in 2013 with a Masters degree in Chiropractic. I have a special interest in pregnancy.
Ginelle is a friendly and supportive osteopath whose main aim is to help decrease the pain that her patients are experiencing whilst also ensuring that they fully understand the cause of their pain and how the treatment will help them. She promotes osteopathy as an excellent way of treating musculoskeletal and visceral symptoms as well as a method of preventing them from reoccurring and has so far succeeded in helping many people throughout all stages of life.
Ginelle’s passion for osteopathy began at the age of 13 when she herself experienced the tremendous benefits that osteopathic treatment can have on all areas of the body. Having graduated with a masters in Osteopathic Medicine she now wants to show others how osteopathy can improve their quality of life and wellbeing.
Ginelle has a keen interest in ante/post-natal treatment, sporting injuries and in helping patients cope with the natural processes of degeneration. She is fully qualified in acupuncture, dry needling and kinesio taping, meaning that her treatment plans can be tailored uniquely for each patient using a wide variety of technique approaches.
Since graduating from Kings College London in 2001 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy I have worked in a variety of NHS settings in the London Borough of Newham before specialising in Wheelchair Services and moving to Hertfordshire. I have acquired 11 years experience in wheelchair and specialised seating assessments and provision, with a particular interest in alternative powered wheelchair controls. To compliment this I have gained a MA in Design Research for Disability as well as becoming an Accredited Clinical Educator (2008-2013) for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Working in wheelchair and specialised seating has enabled me to interact with a whole range of clients from children to the elderly, congenital to acquired musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Gary is a qualified HCPC registered Podiatrist with a Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Biomechanics (Including Podiatric acupuncture). He is a full member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists which is the premier Podiatry Association in the UK. He is very experienced in many aspects of Podiatry and Chiropody and has a keen interest in Podiatric Biomechanics (postural related problems).
The key to Gary’s success is that he likes to keep his patients informed in all the aspects of their care and has a very friendly easy going nature. The treatment is always centred on the individual, taking all the aspects of their lifestyle into consideration. Gary also has an extensive background in Martial arts that has driven his desire to take on challenges such as Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.
Janet is a qualified Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner. Janet is a very calm and gentle person which reassures and instantly puts all her clients at ease. She is a very experienced practitioner, who loves the therapeutic effects of her treatments. As a foot health practitioner Janet assists Gary in his daily work.
Janet is also working on promoting the wellbeing aspect in her role as Gary’s assistant.
Natalie began studying therapeutic massage in 2007 at Venus school of therapies and gained a Credit Diploma in Holistic massage and anatomy and physiology, She then progressed to study equine sports massage with Mary Bromiley at Downs House in Somerset in 2008.
Once this course was completed and passed she continued her study into Human sports massage at Venus school gaining credit in the diploma.
Lauren graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy.) Lauren enjoys treating all musculoskeletal aches and pains but has a specific interest in paediatric and obstetric osteopathy and is currently studying a postgraduate certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice. She also has an interest in nutrition.
Outside of osteopathy Lauren is a civilian instructor for an Air Cadet Squadron where she is the sports and BTEC qualification officer. She is also a GB group registered Archery Instructor.
Cassie is a fully qualified Sports Therapist after completing a BTEC Level 5 Remedial and Soft Tissue professional diploma with the ISRM. Prior to this, she completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Sport Studies at Southampton Solent University, and later, a PGCE at Plymouth University.
Cassie has worked with both Withycombe and Exmouth Rugby Clubs providing sports massage.
Alongside her sports therapy treatments, she currently teaches P.E. part-time at a School in Highgate. Cassie also loves most sports; in the past she represented Avon for Swimming and at present she plays Hockey for Potters Bar Ladies First Team. She has also participated in events, such as; The Bristol Half Marathon, Canberra Full Marathon and Tough Mudder. She says: “Through my own experiences of playing high-level sport, I have encountered many frustrating injuries that with the proper treatment and advise would not have side-lined me from participating in what I love. This inspired me to pursue a career in Sports Therapy to ensure that all individuals have access to the care that they deserve.”
BSc (HONS) MCSP MAACP HCPC Registered
Ian attained a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Physiotherapy [BSc (Hons)] at The University of Hertfordshire, which included undertaking student placements at a number of different hospitals, including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and The Regional Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.
Having qualified in 1999, Ian commenced his Physiotherapy career in the NHS based at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, initially gaining broad-based experience working within Musculoskeletal Outpatient, Orthopaedic, Elderly Care, Respiratory (including Intensive Care and High Dependency Units), Medical, and Community Paediatric Physiotherapy teams.
Ian then chose to specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy within the hospital, treating a wide range of conditions affecting children and adults, ranging from neck and back problems to post trauma rehabilitation (including fractures and whiplash), post orthopaedic surgery, and sports injuries.
Ian also established and ran exercise classes for people with back problems and osteoarthritis of the knee and provided the Physiotherapy input to a ‘Falls Clinic’ for the elderly, which included an exercise class to improve balance, strength and mobility.
Ian then began undertaking work in the private sector, working in private clinic and occupational health settings, treating a wide range of people, from school age to the elderly, including high level amateur sports players. Ian has also provided court/pitchside cover for youth basketball and rugby teams, and a youth international tennis tournament.
Over the years Ian has participated in a number of sports and activities including rugby, football, running, hiking, judo, trumpet playing in bands, Scouts (initially as a member, and then as a leader), and musical theatre (including performing).
Ian is a member of:
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists [CSP];
and he is registered with:
The Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC].
Ian is also a member of the following organisations:
- Physio First.
- Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists [AACP].
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics [ACPOHE].
Angela has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2006 as a personal trainer, swimming teacher and sports coach. More recently she has completed level 4 sports massage therapy. Angela uses her knowledge of the body from her fitness knowledge and keen eye of how the body moves to add a dimension of sports massage to assist in recovery and stress relief.
Angela enjoys her own training as a triathlete and runner and knows the stresses and strains our bodies are put through in work, rest and play. Massage is a necessity in everyone’s life for stress relief, posture correction and a little bit of ‘me’ time.
Annette is registered with the HCPC and has 16 years post graduate experience. 13 of those years she has specialised in outpatients. Annette currently works from the clinic every Sunday.
Daisy graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in South Wales where she was treating patients in the University outpatient clinic before moving back home to Hertfordshire. She was initially introduced to Chiropractic after falling off a horse and was very impressed with the positive outcomes of treatment.
Daisy is particularly interested in chronic low back and neck pain and management of these conditions. Daisy also has a special interest in sports, performance and rehabilitation. She is studying a postgraduate diploma to become an Internationally Certified Sports Chiropractor, enabling her to treat athletes in high level sport.
Daisy is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and sports massage therapist; all aspects she combines to create her patients a package of care.
In her spare time, she loves to exercise either at the gym or outdoors, teaching yoga and travelling.
Matthew graduated from the University of Brighton. He currently works in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and private clinics across London and Hertfordshire. He is a member of the College of Podiatry and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. Each of these roles has allowed him to work both as part of a team and independently. He is proficient in verruca needling and highly experienced in nail surgery.
His professional and considerate manner makes him popular with patients. He has a keen interest paediatric podiatry especially since he has 2 small children of his own.
Dr Julian Godlee (BSc MBBChir DRCOG MRCGP) qualified from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and The Royal Free Hospital, London. He has been in NHS General Practice for over 27 years and is senior partner at The Maltings Surgery in the centre of St Albans, Hertfordshire.
In addition Dr Godlee has built up an enviable reputation for his work as a caring and trusted private General Practitioner, initially seeing patients at his clinical base at The Hertfordshire Clinic in St Albans.
Since 2016 Dr Godlee has offered private clinical care at the Cutting Hill Clinic, Benington, (near Hertford, Ware and Stevenage in Hertfordshire) and now is working from Attend2Health in Buntingford on a Tuesday morning.
- BSc (Bachelor of Science degree from UCL in Neuro Anatomy)
- MB (Bachelor of Medicine – the main medical qualification from Cambridge that allows a doctor to practice medicine)
- BChir (Bachelor of Surgery – the main surgical qualification from Cambridge that allows a doctor to practice surgery)
- DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) – a post-graduate examination to demonstrate further expertise in women’s health.
- MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) – a post graduate examination to demonstrate further expertise in all matters related to General Practice Medicine.
Currently from Attend2Health Dr. Godlee will be offering Health screening and Facial aesthetics.
Oliver Smith is a Sports Therapist, who graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a BSc Hons Degree in Sports Therapy in 2015. He then went on to complete his personal training qualification, which he uses in combination with his degree to provide the best treatment possible.
Since graduation Oliver has worked with several clubs and teams across a variety of sports to hone his skills and provide injury rehabilitation and sports massage during their seasons. Whilst working within these sport teams he has also worked in multi-disciplinary clinics providing sports massage and rehabilitation for his patients, of mixed ages and injury severity.
Oliver is a great lover of sports and fitness. In his spare time, he loves to train in the gym working on his strength and conditioning. He says “Through suffering from my own injuries in sports and exercise, it has given me a passion to help others to keep doing the things which they love and stay healthy both physically and mentally.”
Originally from Welwyn Garden City, Ashleigh graduated from the prestigious AECC University College in Bournemouth with a first class integrated master’s degree in chiropractic. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Association and was awarded full membership of the Royal College of Chiropractors in 2019.
Having always been interested in health and fitness from a young age, Ashleigh competed at a county- national level in tennis, swimming, biathlon, middle- distance running and cross country. Ashleigh injured her knee at the age of 16 and struggled to find anyone who could help her until she found chiropractic. The help and support she gained from the profession made her want to study to become a chiropractor herself so she could foreseeably help others who are in pain like she was.
Ashleigh loves treating patients of all ages and uses a combination of techniques including joint manipulation and mobilisation, soft tissue work, dry needling, taping methods and exercise rehabilitation/ stretching and tailors this to every patient she sees.
She believes that it is important to not only treat the symptoms, but to also figure out the cause of the problem so that it can be prevented from coming back in the future.
Alongside sport and chiropractic, Ashleigh enjoys catching up with friends and family, travelling and eating out!
Deborah is a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist who graduated from the London College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in 2007. Deborah uses an evidence-based approach, supporting her clients with personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice, in order to help them with their health challenges.
Deborah is a specialist in supporting women’s health in midlife and also has a keen interest in the link between food and its effects on our brains – be it our mood, anxiety or cognitive function. She has discovered through her training, personal experience and that of her clients, the wonderful power that food has not just on our bodies, but also our minds. Optimising aspects of our health such as hormones, gut health, and lifestyle factors can greatly impact how we feel mentally as well as physically, and she wants to share that knowledge with her clients.
Deborah’s aim when working with clients is to find the root cause of their health issues, and this may include recommending functional testing if appropriate.
Deborah continues to undertake regular training to keep up-to-date with the latest scientific research in the field of nutrition so that she can offer the best advice to her clients.
For more information, see Deborah’s website at www.nutrissential.co.uk where you can book a free ‘no obligation’ 30 minute call to find out how she can help, or send her an email email@example.com
Jenny has a background in helping people through working with children with special needs, adult care and volunteering in creative industries.
Jenny found yoga several years ago and realised she had found something that made her physically stronger but also more relaxed. This was when she decided to extend her yoga journey to help others.
Jenny completed training as an Inner Axis yoga teacher with Max Strom at Triyoga studios in London in August 2018.
Jenny is a Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified Yoga Teacher.
She has also completed:
The Magic of Bandhas, from the Yoga Alliance Professionals Training Academy, 2021
Introduction to Yoga for Stress and Trauma, from the Yoga Alliance Professionals Training Academy, 2021
Jacqui has been in the fitness industry since 1999 starting her career as a gym instructor, becoming a personal trainer in 2001.
Jacqui taught Sports Courses and working with Special Needs Students at a local Regional College.
She now specialises in Pilates, GP Referral, working with Specialist Populations & Trigger Point Pilates. Jacqui will be working from Attend2Health on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.
Amanda originally graduated from De Montfort University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology of Human Communication and French. She has since qualified as a hypnotherapist (Cert Hyp CS) and is able to offer a variety of treatments, in particular for anxiety and chronic pain.
Amanda takes a “working together” approach in her sessions and considers hypnotherapy to be one of the most empowering therapies there is. She says “I lay the groundwork to enable the client to make the changes they require, opposed to making the change happen myself. Ultimately the only person who can change their perspective and make things happen is the individual themselves. The more open the individual is to the possibilities hypnotherapy can offer; the more hypnotherapy can offer the individual.”
Emma has been a Pilates instructor for 8 years although has been practicing the technique for over 20 years alongside her professional dance training.
Emma is a Level 4 qualified instructor of Mat Pilates from Future Fit Training, and also has qualifications in Exercise for Lower Back Pain, Exercise for Orthopaedic conditions, Pregnancy and Post-natal exercise, small equipment and Nutrition.