Meet the Kyrle House team

Hereford Osteopathic Practice

Robert W Blackburn DORobert W Blackburn DO

Registered Osteopath
Principal, Hereford Osteopathic Practice 

After graduating from The British School of Osteopathy, London in 1989, Robert practised in New Zealand for two years. He established the Hereford Osteopathic Practice in 1994 and has worked within the NHS at the Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic since 2000.  Robert is the General Osteopathic Council Regional Representative in the Three Counties.



Agnes King BA DOAgnes King BA  DO

Registered Osteopath

Agnes gained a degree in Biology and Psychology before embarking on a business career.  A growing interest in complementary medicine led her to pursue a career in Osteopathy, graduating from The College of Osteopaths London, in 1994. Shortly afterwards Agnes relocated to Herefordshire to develop her professional practice, joining Robert at Kyrle House in 2002.




Alex ProbertAlexandra L Probert BSc (Hons) Ost

Registered Osteopath

At 15 years of age Alex decided to pursue Osteopathy as her career.  She qualified in 1997.  Since then she has worked in Somerset, London and Shropshire in general Osteopathic practices and been a clinic tutor at the British School of Osteopathy, where she trained.  She also treats small animals.  Alex returned to Herefordshire in 2005 and joined Kyrle House Practice in 2009.



Hereford Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic

Image 7Tim Holt  Grad Dip Phys  Dip Sports Phys

Chartered Physiotherapist
Principal, Hereford Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic 

Tim qualified from The Joint Services School of Physiotherapy in 1983, whilst serving in the army.  He was posted to Hereford in 1987 and soon became involved with local sports teams. Tim left the Army in 1990 to establish his private practice and also lectures on sports injuries for the Football Association & the National Coaching Foundation.  Tim has also been working within the NHS at the Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic since 2000. 


Kay Holt BSc(Hons) Grad Dip PhysKay Holt BSc(Hons)  Grad Dip Phys

Chartered Physiotherapist

Kay trained at The Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry prior to working in the London area. Since coming to Hereford she has continued to treat musculo-skeletal problems.



Stephen Heptinstall MSc MCSPStephen Heptinstall MSc MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Stephen qualified in 1987.  In 2000 he gained his MSc in pain management from Cardiff University.  He has worked in a number of settings including the Nuffield Hospital, Hereford United and as a clinical tutor for the football association.  He also works locally within cardiac rehabilitation, specialising in the treatment of angina.




Ellen Green Ellen Green MSc. Grad. Dip. Phys.

Chartered Physiotherapist:

Neurophysiotherapy Rehabilitation

Ellen qualified from The Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy in 1988, and completed a Master's Degree in neuro-rehabilitation in Cardiff in 2000. She established her private practice a year later, joining Kyrle House Practice in 2003. Ellen treats and manages various neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and head injury. Ellen is registered with the Health Professions Council



Dr. Tim Barling Dip MS MedDr. Tim Barling Dip MS Med

Musculo-skeletal Physician

Tim is a General Practitioner who worked in Spinal and General Orthopaedics with Mr. Vic Seal for fifteen years before specialising in musculo-skeletal medicine. Tim joined with Robert Blackburn and Tim Holt to set up the NHS based Herefordshire Musculo-Skeletal Clinic in 2000.





Dr. Bridget Scott BM BcH Lic AcDr. Bridget Scott BM  BcH  Lic Ac

Traditional Acupuncture

Bridget is a qualified G.P. specialising in Acupuncture since 1981.  She is registered with the British Acupuncture Council.  Chinese medicine (of which Acupuncture is a branch) is a complete system of diagnosis and treatment and as such is able to treat a wide range of conditions.



Stephanie Owen MSc PGCert BSc (Hons) HPCregStephanie Owen MSc PGCert BSc (Hons) HPCreg

Musculoskeletal Podiatrist

Stephanie will be providing a new musculoskeletal podiatric service, specialising in biomechanical examinations and gait analysis for lower limb and foot problems.

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Nicky Shechter

Remedial Massage

Nicky is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, she has a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology with Swedish Massage and a Diploma in Sports Massage. She provides sports, remedial and deep tissue massage for a range of problems.