We are a very friendly team of 6 Osteopaths, 2 Sports and Soft Tissue Therapists, an Acupuncturist and Practice Manager.
All of our Osteopaths have undertaken a 4-year degree programme and continue to embark on regular developmental training in order to maintain clinical and professional excellence. All practitioners are registered with the governing bodies within their field either The General Osteopathic Council or The Institute of Osteopathy
1st January 2021 -We are remaining OPEN in accordance with Government Advice as a Medical Practice supporting the Community.Covid 19 – Processes
We are very concious of protecting and mitigating as much risk as possible for both our staff and our patients.We will be following all PPE requirements and would ask patients to adhere to the following:Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible and you will be met at the door.We will be using a contactless thermometer to take you temperature and will be suppling hand sanitiser.We will be asking you to wear a face covering.You will be asked to wash your hands before and after treatment.We will be encouraging Apple or Google pay, or credit card.We request if you have any symptoms of Covid -19 please do not attend your appointment. Stay at home and self issolate.Together we will all contine to stay safe and well.We all look foward to seeing you all soon.
Jonathan Kettle BSc Osteopathy – Senior Osteopath
Jonathan studied and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1993, and gained a degree in Osteopathy, he joined Bury st Edmunds Osteopaths in 1995 taking over the practice in 1998. In 2005 the practice was relocated to a purpose built building on Moreton Hall where it remains today.
Jonathan has also spent time as a clinic tutor from 2003 -2005 at the European School of Osteopathy which involved a pediatric and adult clinic and regular lecturing in anatomy. He enjoys encouraging new graduates who join the clinic develop in their careers.
Outside of work Jonathan enjoys his time walking with his family and furry friends (the dogs!), gardening and travelling.
James Piercy Bsc Osteopathy
James studied at the British School of Osteopathy, graduating in the summer of 2006 with a degree in Osteopathy, and has since worked in a variety of clinics, initially working with a team of biomechanics experts and podiatrists that have successfully treated a host of elite athletes that compete on the world stage.
Since 2007 he has been working in Newmarket and his local town of Bury St. Edmunds. He is qualified in dry needling acupuncture and has a post-graduate diploma in the management and treatment of sports injuries.
His sporting interests include tennis where he has competed in many regional tournaments, as well as hockey, where he plays for Bury St. Edmunds. James is registered with the Osteopathic governing body the GOSC, as well as a multitude of private healthcare providers.
Paul France D.O M.Ost
Paul France qualified from the European School of Osteopathy with an Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy.
Paul started his career with showing an interest in sports injuries having played tennis and judo to competition level from an early age. During his training he had the opportunity to follow mothers through their pregnancies and to treat new-borns and was facinated to see how Osteopathy can help during such transitional periods and thus he shows a specific interest in this field.
Paul is passionate about Osteopathy and enjoys getting to know his patients as individuals and the challenges that each of them brings. Paul`s aim is to understand the root of the problem to assist as much as possible the symptoms from reoccuring in the future.
Paul has experience of both Structural and Cranial Osteopathy and has followed serveral post graduate courses in Visceral Ostopathy, he is also qualified in dry needling.
Outside of work Paul is a keen traveller and enjoys golf, tennis and running. Paul is a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy.
Maud De Jerphanion D.O M.Ost
Billi Bliss D.O.M.Ost
Billi is an Osteopath, graduating from the European school of Osteopathy. In addition she implements her sports massage and dry needling qualifications into treatment when needed.
Post graduate, Billi attained a diploma in animal management and is trained as a Canine Osteopath. This has married her love for animals and their healthcare with her passion for Osteopathy and allows her to help animals in the same way she does human patients.
Billi comes from a sporting background, in her younger years she competed at both a county and national level in competitive and synchronised swimming. This team training mentality has given her a unique insight into how sports driven minds work and how better to manage and treat patients in general.
Billi focuses her treatment on any patient who is experiencing pain or who wishes to improve their mobility and general wellbeing. She sees the great thing about Osteopathic treatment is that it can help anyone – it can be totally holistic or very specific depending on each individual case. She gains so much satisfaction by being able to treat different patients with different problems each day and having their pain resolve and getting them back to their lives.
Matt Mcardle – Sports and Soft Tissue Therapy ( Inc. Rehabillitation)
Matthew is qualified to Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy and is currently in the middle of his Level 5 training. He has recently moved from Poole in Dorset after having to close down his own practice after 2 ½ successful years in sports massage due to Covid-19. He decided to move closer to his family and his roots.
His interests lie in the human body and exercises that can help with rehabilitation and maintenance. As well as his qualification, Matthew is looking to improve his knowledge by learning from his fellow peers and also from the osteopaths at Bury Osteopaths as this is a key feature of how he would like to move forward in the future.
Matthew enjoys his running, sailing, rugby and many other sports and is a member of the Federation of HolisticTherapists. His greatest achievement was completing the Brighton Marathon in 2017. He has run many different types of races and is hoping to get back to running longer distances soon. He also works part time for a running company on many events around the coasts of the UK.
For more information about Sports Therapy please click on our page: Sports Therapy
Gina Roark BSc Acupuncture
Gina is a graduate of Portsmouth University BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, who is dedicated to helping others in the pursuit of optimum physical and emotional health using natural, holistic methods.
Gina is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM), the largest regulatory body in the UK for the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)
As well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Gina also practices Tung style acupuncture. Founded by renowned Taiwanese practitioner, Master Tung Ching Chang (1916 – 1975) and is a system of acupuncture known for its rapid clinical effects upon needle insertion.
Gina also has a special interest in women’s health and has undertaken post graduate study in gynaecology, fertility and IVF/Assisted Reproduction.