Marian Barnacle

Marian Barnacle

Marian qualified in 1987 from the Chelsea School of Chiropody (part of the University of Westminster).

Previously, Marian worked at her clinic in Knightsbridge (London) and Park Street (Bristol). She has additionally worked in the NHS and set up the Paediatric gait clinic in Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton).

Marian started the Foot and Gait clinic in Taunton in 1989 and in 2017 constructed the purpose built gait analysis clinic, alongside a functional foot orthoses lab.

Evelyn Whyborn

Evelyn Whyborn

Eve qualified in 1995 from the University of Brighton with a BSc Hons in Podiatry.

She has worked, privately, in the Foot and Gait Clinic since qualifying, both in Taunton and in Bristol. As well as treating general foot conditions, Eve uses her background in dance to specialise in dance related injuries.

Eve has done professional development courses on foot mobilisations and soft tissue work - complementing our musculoskeletal work here at the practice.

Eve works in the gait analysis clinic and orthotic lab.

Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Chris previously worked in Birmingham as a registered nurse in the NHS, before spending two years working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He retrained and qualified in 1996 with a BSc Hons (Podiatry).

He has worked in the NHS and had an interest in diabetic foot care and completed a diabetic foot module course, whilst working in Derby. He has also worked in the field of bespoke functional orthoses offering technical support to podiatrists. Additionally, Chris has lectured in the UK and abroad.

For the last five years, he has been working at the Foot and Gait Clinic providing general foot treatments, nail surgery and has a special interest in the treatment of verrucas and warts. He is trained in the use of Swift® microwave therapy for warts and veruccae. Additionally, Chris uses Lunula Laser therapy to treat fungal nail infections (onychomycosis). He also carries out home and nursing home visits.

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Alicia Parr

Alicia Parr

Alicia qualified in 2014 at the University of Plymouth, with a BSc (Hons) Podiatry.

She works within the Foot and Gait Clinic, where she is able to produce functional orthoses. She has done professional development courses on foot mobilisations and soft tissue work - complementing our musculoskeletal work here at the practice.

Alicia also runs several of our external clinics.

Sport and Remedial Massage Therapists

David Hooper

David Hooper

David trained with the London School of Sport and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy. He is registered with the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

He comes to the clinic with over 15 years of experience of working with athletes as a coach and has worked with not only elite athletes, but has also taken many age group athletes to European and World championships.

David is also trained as a Medical Acupuncturist and may use Medical Acupuncture for the purpose of muscular pain relief as part of your treatment.

He has competed to a high level as a Cyclist, Triathlete and Ultra Runner. David can align with your specific needs and will always treat bringing in a wide range of techniques to help.

Juliet Rowe

Juliet Rowe

Juliet originally trained as an ITEC Massage Therapist, then developed her knowledge and expertise with the London School of Sport and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy. She is registered with the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM), and also the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) - both regulatory bodies in setting standards for professionals.

She comes to the clinic with over 20 years experience of treating people from a wide range of backgrounds - from the young to the elderly, the athlete to the more sedentary, and also people with medical conditions.

Juliet is also trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves the application of specific light techniques which assist in the movement of lymph, thereby assisting in the decongestion of the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This can help patients who have swelling by reducing water retention as part of your treatment.

Her personal passion lies in endurance sports, where she has competed at a high level in marathon running, triathlons, and more recently ultra running. Amongst other running races, she has competed in several London Marathons, and also competed in the prestigious World Ironman Championships held in Hawaii.

Juliet brings an empathetic approach to her treatment sessions, and matches the most suitable techniques to your specific needs.


Our dietitian Naomi Oxberry

Naomi Oxberry

Naomi trained at the University of Nottingham in Dietetics. She then completed a Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Public Health Nutrition.

Dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.

Naomi has worked in a number of hospitals around the country, including Birmingham Children's Hospital and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

She is able to help with a large variety of nutritional problems, including weight loss and gain, food intolerances, IBS and breast feeding support and assessment.


Our physiotherapist Jenny Chamberlain

Jenny Chamberlain

B.Sc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy, MCSP, AACP, PG Cert (Merit) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, HCPC registered physiotherapist

Jenny qualified from the University of the West of England and has worked in the NHS throughout her career, specialising in musculoskeletal and rheumatology conditions and becoming clinical lead for Rheumatology Community Physiotherapy Services across Somerset.

She also works in GP practices as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner to diagnose and triage patients quickly and safely with musculoskeletal conditions. Her musculoskeletal expertise ensures that your symptoms are accurately and safely diagnosed and all your treatment options are discussed.

Jenny has recent experience working as Principal Physiotherapist in a secure mental health facility, where she set up and delivered physiotherapy to service users with a mental health diagnosis. This highly specialised area of physiotherapy brings both physical and mental health needs together, working with clients to maximise mobility and function and minimize pain.

Since qualifying 24 years ago Jenny has studied extensively at postgraduate level, to keep her skills up to date and deliver best practice. Her postgraduate qualfications include:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (merit) in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Coventry University)
  • Diploma in (cortico-steroid) Injection Therapy
  • Postgraduate Acupuncture Qualification
  • Society Orthopaedic Medicine Diploma


Our lovely receptionists, Jane and Carol, are always happy to take your calls and arrange appointments in the practice.