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Excellent Practioners

All our practitioners are highly qualified in their field, undertaking regular continuing professional development and are registered with the relevant professional bodieS


Joanna C Cheaney

D.O. (Hons) Osteopath

Jo qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1983 and spent the next 6 years working in practices in England and Australia. In 1989 she set up Bramhall Osteopathic Practice and has continued to develop her osteopathic skills doing many post graduate courses. She has attained fellowship of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopaths (FSCCO). Jo is also registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Jo enjoys treating a wide variety of patients from new babies to the elderly.

Liz Halsey

BSc(Hons)OST, BSc(Hons)ACU, M.PHIL Osteopath

Liz joined the practice in 2003. She is both an osteopath and an acupuncturist. Her patients can choose to be treated with osteopathy, acupuncture or a mixture of the two. Liz graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a first class degree in Osteopathy in 2003. She started using medical acupuncture in 2006 and in 2014 she was awarded a first class degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture from Manchester Metropolitan University. Lis has also studied Human Nutrition at the University of Chester and gained a postgraduate diploma with distinction in 2018. Liz is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Jose Fernandez

B.Sc.(Hons) OST Osteopath

Jose is a registered osteopath who graduated from the College of Osteopaths and Keele University in 2010. Jose has also undertaken further training in the field of cranial osteopathy, with the College of Osteopaths, the Upledger Institute and the Sutherland Cranial College. He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Jose is also a member of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy. He has lectured in Osteopathy at the University of Staffordshire. He regularly offers training in manual handling and ergonomics to an extensive range of businesses. He has a particular interest in sports injuries and has worked with elite and amateur athletes.

Elizabeth Curphey

B.Sc.(Hons) Osteopath

Elizabeth completed a four year full-time degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy, graduating in 1999. She won the Pathology Prize in her final year. Elizabeth is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. Elizabeth has a diploma in paediatric osteopathy and has a particular interest in working with children, babies and women’s health.

Fiona Bullock

BA(Hons), LicAc, MBAcC Acupuncturist

Fiona qualified in traditional acupuncture with a First Class Degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa in 1995. She has been practising ever since from her own clinic and has recently joined us. Fiona has a special interest in fertility, assisted conception and gynaecological issues as well as experience in treating a wide range of conditions. Fiona is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, which guarantees excellent levels of training and continuous learning amongst its members.

Dee Woodcock

Chartered Physiotherapist
Womens Physiotherapy and Pilates

Dee graduated from the University of Salford in 2004 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Physiotherapy. Dee is registered with the Health Professionals Council and is a member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). She has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in continence, bladder and bowel dysfunction. Dee also has post graduate training with the Australian Physio Pilates Institute.

Suzanne Gaskell

BA(Hons) Bsc(Hons) MchS

Suzanne is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (www.feetforlife.org) and registered with the Health Professions Council (www.hpc-uk.org) She enjoys using the traditional chiropody skills, treating corns, calluses and nail problems, but can also offer podiatric opinion on foot mechanics.

Justine Jackson

BA(Hons) MIFPA Massage Therapist

Justine qualified from North Area College in 2005 and uses her combined skills with aromatherapy, remedial, indian, japanese and swedish massage and reflexology very effectively. Justine is registered with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Justine has been with the practice since 2005.

Sally Triner

MFHT IIHT Massage Therapist

Sally qualified as a Massage Practitioner in 2009 and has spent the last 10 years running her own practice in Cheadle Hulme. She offers a range of massage treatments including pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage, Tsuboki Japanese facial massage, full body massage, Tibetan head massage and specialises in creating bespoke treatments combining her massage skills. Sally enjoys treating a wide variety of clients and helping them to relax, recharge and rebalance. Sally is registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and joined the practice in April 2019.

Zoe Oughton

MARR MFHTReflexologist

Zoe is a fully qualified and experienced reflexologist. She is a full member of (AOR) Associate of Reflexologists and FHT. Since qualifying in 2013, Zoe has worked in both clinics and as a mobile practitioner. She enjoys using reflexology to improve lymphatic drainage, supporting women experiencing fertility problems, and also pre, during and post pregnancy or for relaxation.

Heather Coppard


Professional Nursing Studies – Mindfulness and Hypnotherapist

Heather is a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Instructor and Mindfulness Practitioner, with over 25 years’ experience in health care.
Heather brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice having previously worked as a Nurse and Health Visitor in the NHS. Heather has maintained these NHS links and voluntarily runs a pain support group at St Mary’s Hospital.
Heather is a recognised Hypnotherapy Specialist in the management of chronic pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). Heather has a particular interest in female health issues and has undergone enhanced training enabling her to offer patients support for fertility issues and menopause.

Lauren Coombs

M.Sc PGDip B.Sc(Hons) CBT Practitioner

Lauren worked in the NHS in several mental health roles from 2005 to 2019. She qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2010 and has full accreditation with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). Lauren works with teenagers and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including depression low self-esteem, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety (problematic worry), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), habit disorders, hoarding and body dysmorphia. Lauren is also employed at the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

Support Team


Karen Hackett

Karen is our Practice Manager and has been with the practice since it opened in Bramhall in 1989. She has played a big part in helping develop it from a “one man band” to the multi-disciplinary practice it is today.


Ann is another member of the excellent reception team and has been with the practice since 2001.


Claire joined our reception team in 2014 and she brings experience of working in the medical and education field.

Alison Loughran

Alison is our newest receptionist. She comes from a background of medical and educational duties.


We have been lucky to have had Claire working in the practice for many years. At present, she plays a key role in administering the accounts.


Sue is our relief receptionist covering holidays and illness absences. She comes from an educational background and is another friendly contact in the practice.