Dr Charles Beardall OBE PhD
Charles graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Biological Sciences (specialising in Physiology) and went on to complete a PhD in metabolism at the University of St Andrews. He qualified as a Consultant Nutritionist from the MacDonald Nutrition University.
Charles offers an evidence-based and very personalised approach to help clients move towards a healthier lifestyle and better eating habitats. He has a particular interest in using nutrition to tackle modern diet related conditions, to help achieve a more healthy and sustainable weight, and to promote healthy ageing.
Away from the clinic Charles has interests in organic vegetable gardening, sustainable agriculture, cooking, cycling and the natural environment.
Julie has over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist working in both primary and secondary care.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and is accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
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Felix is the current Practice Principal and took over the running of Andrew Gilmour & Associates in 2018.
He graduated in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Felix combines his training with a Physiology BSc from Newcastle University (2008) to provide an exceptionally rounded approach to treatments.
Away from the clinic, Felix enjoys gardening his allotment, keeping chickens, walking his Black Labrador Tilly, and is a keen tennis, badminton and football player.
Complementary Therapist and Herbalist
Emma has been in practice for over 25 years, offering a range of Complementary and Alternative therapies.
People of all ages consult Emma and she has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, babies and children, along with women's and men's health. The main therapies Emma offers are Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Functional Medicine, Biopuncture and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST).
For more information about Emma's background, training and therapies, visit her website:
Mark graduated in 2000 from Brighton University, and spent 2 years working at Ipswich Hospital before joining Ipswich Town Football Club.
There he spent 9 years working initially with the Academy, and then with the first team squad for his final 5 years.
During his spell at Ipwich Town, Mark gained valuable experience in dealing with sports injuries and rehabilitation at all levels, and now works in general practice from Melton and Tuddenham.
For more information about Mark's background, training and approach, visit his website:
The original founder of Andrew Gilmour & Associates, Andrew is a key member of our team.
Andrew has been involved in the evolution of the osteopathic profession for 40 years. His wealth of experience is apparent in his patient care and treatment of complex and persistent cases, for which he employs a team-based multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Andrew qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1978 and completed a further BSc Hons Degree in 1995. He has worked extensively for the General Osteopathic Council and for 15 years examined the clinical competence of graduating Osteopaths.
Bea qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988, and has over 30 years of experience treating patients presenting with a wide-range of problems. Her work is complemented by recognised expertise in therapeutic riding.
Bea aims to treat the underlying cause of a patient’s problem and work with the person to empower them in managing their condition.
Outside of her work, Bea's main passion is horse riding, where she has spent 20 years volunteering for the Riding for the Disabled Association as a coach and coach developer. She also enjoys cooking, travel, and walking her dogs.
Sports Massage Therapist
Jo trained in Norwich to qualify as an ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist in 2014.She is also qualified in Soft Tissue Injury and Rehabilitation and also Pitchside First Aid and Trauma, and works pitchside for Ipswich RFC Mens 1st Team.
Jo employs a variety of massage techniques to aid the natural healing of structures in the body, and her sessions can also be an excellent source of relaxation to can help relieve stress.
In her spare time Jo enjoys art with her children, photography, running, swimming, going to the gym and Zumba.
Dr Chris Rufford
Sports and Exercise Physician
Dr Rufford is a Sports and Exercise Physician and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine.
He examines and treats patients with all types of musculoskeletal problems and performs joint and soft tissue injections. Dr Rufford has wide experience in general medical conditions and this enables him to treat each patient in a holistic manner.
Dr Rufford has a special interest in the problems that can be associated with long distance running and is a medical advisor for the Great North Run, the London Marathon and the London Triathlon.
Our experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals:
Jacob Daws Physiotherapist
Bea Pike Osteopath
Rebecca Willard Chiropractor
Katy graduated in 2015 from The British School of Osteopathy in London with a Masters degree as well as the year prize for her dissertation for her research into shoulder dysfunction.
Katy takes an holistic view of her patients, searching for root causes of pain or dysfunction to try and stop persistent problems from reoccurring, rather than treating just the symptoms.
She has experience of working with a wide range of patients including those with acute and chronic conditions, and as such offers and employs a variety of techniques, including medical acupuncture.
Rebecca qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1994 and set up Wickford Chiropractic Clinic four years later.
As well as a Masters Degree in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health, Rebecca is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association, a fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Rebecca believes chiropractic is a profession that allows her to use her head, hands and heart to improve the quality of her patients' lives. Her particular passion is working on babies and children and she loves seeing the beneficial effect chiropractic has on them.
As well as her work, Rebecca is also a Mum and enjoys nothing more than spending time with family, friends and her dog, cat and chickens. She recently moved to Suffolk and is working on renovating her farm cottage and enjoying her new-found interest in gardening.