At the Bodywork Centre we have a number of Physical Therapists
specialising in many different types of physical therapy


Osteopath - Jaime Robinson

Jaime Robinson qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1996 and after gaining experience working as an associate in clinics in Dumfries and Carlisle, established his own practice within the Bodywork Centre in Hexham in 1998.

Jaime uses Osteopathic manual therapy techniques such as manipulation, articulations, massage and stretching to treat a range of musculoskeletal and health complaints, with a view to aiding the body’s self healing abilities and to help prevent re-occurrence.

Jaime treats people of all ages and abilities applying osteopathic principals to allow everyone’s body to function at its own optimum level.


Podiatrist & Chiropodist - Beverley Ward

Beverley Ward is a qualified Podiatrist & Chiropodist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine, is a Member of the Society of Chiropodist & Podiatrist and is registered with the Health Professionals Council.

As a Podiatrist Beverly has been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the foot and lower limbs.Preventing and correcting deformity, to keep people mobile and active, to relieve pain and treat infections.

Podiatry | Chiropody

Audiology - Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith BA(Hons) RHAD – Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered hearing aid audiologist with over 14 years of experience. Has been testing hearing in Hexham and the surrounding area for over 9 years 8 of those with the biggest optical chain in the Uk located in the town.


Having spent 6 years as a company director for the biggest private provider of hearing instruments on the high street I became increasingly disenchanted. Their approach is purely volume and profit driven and due to the time pressures the service was becoming much more impersonal.  This led to establishment of my independent business with a much more holistic and individualistic approach with a high emphasis on quality rather than volume.


We provide no obligation hearing assessments followed by a full explanation. If required and we have access to a full range of digital technology from the leading manufacturers in the field. Impartial advice is intrinsic to the consultation and there are no ties to manufacturers unlike the big high street providers.

In addition to this we can do wax removal by micro-suction ( not to be confused with syringing), custom noise protection, hearing aid repairs and service from all providers and range of assistive devices for telephone and tv etc.

Hearing Assessments | Hearing Aids | Hearing Aid Repairs | Ear Wax Micro-Suction | Custom Noise Protection

Bowen & Emmet Practioner - Bob Manning

Bob Manning worked in industry prior to attending college to train as a teacher. He taught for thirty five years before leaving education to become a therapist. He originally trained in the Bowen Technique with Julian Baker and Joy West. Latterly, he has trained with Graham Pennington to gain further insights into the assessment protocols which reflect the working practices of Tom Bowen.


Bob has also trained with Ross Emmett and was part of the first cohort of therapists in the UK trained in the Emmett Technique. Bob has completed all the professional components of Ross Emmett’s approach.


Bob Manning is a former rower, coach and umpire with a wealth of experience in how the body works and the bio-mechanical stresses imposed by sports. Similarly, he uses his training to assess and treat pain and discomfort which comes with daily life.


Formal qualifications include: B.Ed(Hons); Anatomy and Physiology(ITEC); Bowen Technique (ECBS); Bowen Technique (Pennington: Importance of Symmetry; Tom Bowen’s Therapy (Ross Emmett:TBT); Emmett Technique; Counselling Diploma; First Aid at Work; Bronze Coach Award(ARA)

Bowen Technique | Emmet Technique

Bowen Practioner - Julian Wilson

Julian Wilson trained & qualified in 1995, he practices the Bowen Technique and is an experienced therapists in this field. He's run a successful clinic for 10 years and has given over 10,000  treatments, which achieve a high level of improvement and pain reduction for most clients.

Julian believes the Bowen technique can be a successful for treatment for many ailments such as; back pain, neck restrictions, headaches & sinusitis, shoulder and elbow pain, knee and ankle pain, sciatica, sports injuries, digestion issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia.

Bowen Technique

Cranio-Sacral Therapist - Melanie Postill

Melanie qualified in Physiotherapy in 1992 and has worked in the NHS and in private practices. Melanie began seeing the benefits of Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) whilst working at a private physio practice in North Yorkshire, this led to her studying with The Upledger Institute in 2003. She integrated CST into her physio practice and saw improvements in client's symptoms that would not have responded to her traditional physio techniques.


During her physio career, Melanie was fortunate to be able to study many post-graduate courses, one of which was " Acupuncture for the relief of pain". This led to an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and ultimately into studying Shiatsu with the Newcastle College. Melanie gained a professional certificate in Shiatsu in 2008.


Nowadays, Melanie enjoys working holistically with clients, practising either CST or Shiatsu on the background of her extensive physio knowledge.

Cranio-Scaral Therapy | Shiatsu

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The Bodywork Centre, 4, Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH
Tel: (01434) 601577


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