Meet the Kyrle House team

Hereford Osteopathic Practice

Robert W Blackburn DORobert W Blackburn DO  R.I.P.  

Sadly Robert Blackburn passed away on Sunday 25th August whilst on holiday with his family.  It has been a huge shock to us all and he will be sorely missed.  He was a good man and an excellent osteopath.  May He Rest in Peace.



Leone Booth

Leone Booth BSc. MSc. 
Registered Osteopath  Currently on Maternity Leave

 After Leone graduated in 2001 from the European School of Osteopathy, she worked in Clinics and surgeries in New Zealand, Hong Kong and London. She completed her Masters in Paediatric osteopathy in 2006, and had trained to teach clinical Pilates in both a one to one and group environment. She treats both adults and children and after two years of private practice in Hereford is happy to join the team at Kyrle House.



Tom Johnston BA M.Ost

Registered Osteopath

After graduating from Swansea University in 2017, Tom practised in several clinics throughout the UK before joining Kyrle House. He uses hands-on treatment together with lifestyle advice and therapeutic exercises to help patients find and maintain good health. Further, he has a keen research interest in the multidisciplinary management of Chronic Pain in older adults and is the author of an osteopathic children's book. 


Sally Lansdale DO

Registered osteopath

Sally is highly experienced and specialises in cranial osteopathy and paediatrics.



Hereford Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic

Image 7  Tim 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 Phys 

    Kay 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.

 Helen Fishlock

Helen Fishlock BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

Chartered Physiotherapist

Helen qualified at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998.  She has worked in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Hereford, in a variety of settings including hospitals and GP practices.  She specialises in the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems.


 Stephen Heptinstall MSc MCSP

Stephen Heptinstall MSc MCSP PhD

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 the cardiac rehabilitation, specialising in the treatment of angina.


 Neurophysiotherapy  Rehabilitation

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

     Chartered Physiotherapist:


    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, head injury and vestibular rehabilitation. 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 Retired 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 OStephanie Owen MSc PGCert BSc (Hons) HPCregwen 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.

To book appointments please go to where you can book online, or phone Steph directly 01432 667380

Nicky Shechter     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.


 Rowena Gomery Rowena Gomery 

  Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor 

Rowena has 23 years of experience in this field both in London and Hereford and has joined Kyrle House to offer a counselling service as part of our team.

Rowena has worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Hereford since 1998.  She is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and BUPA.


 Helen Macklin Helen Macklin LL.B, DiplON, mBANT, CNHC

   Registered Nutritional Therapist (CNHC) / Registered Nutritionist (mBANT)

Helen qualified from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Richmond in 2017 and began her private practice shortly thereafter. She joined Kyrle House in November 2018 and is also part of the therapist team at Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford.