Vitality 360

Our Team

 

Jessica Bavinton

 

Jessica Bavinton

Founder Director Vitality360 Limited + Specialist Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, PVRA, HG (Dip), MBACME 

 

 

Jessica is a national therapy leader in the field of CFS/ME, pain and persistent physical symptoms and is respected for her contribution to research, NICE guideline development and teaching in NHS services nationwide. Her patients appreciate her empathetic, structured and empowering approach, whilst companies working with her appreciate her reliability, straight-forwardness and her clinical outcomes. She is a keen ice-cream maker and cyclist, and supports the development of visually impaired tennis in her spare time.

 

 

 

 

Stacey Millett-Clay

Operations Manager + Specialist Physiotherapist

MSc (Advanced Physiotherapy), BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MMACP MCSP

 

Stacey is one of the small handful of therapists trained in delivering Graded Exercise Therapy for CFS/ME, and was involved in the multi-centre PACE research trial. She combines her fatigue and pain management skills with her experience neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and in training others to manage persistent physical symptoms. Stacey forms strong therapeutic relationships with patients and has a confident, empowering approach and is committed to excellence. She enjoys climbing, diving and snowboarding in her spare time.

 

Beverly Knops

 

 

Beverly Knops

Executive Manager + Specialist Occupational Therapist

DipCOT, MBAOT, SROT, MBACME

 

 

 

Beverly has been qualified for 25 years, and has vast experience in pain and fatigue management and in training others.  She currently works part-time in the NHS in Bristol, working in both pain management and fatigue management clinics. Her particular specialties are helping to support people with poor sleep, anxiety, complex unremitting pain, rheumatology and those who would like to return to work, using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. Outside of her work, Beverly is kept busy by her two teenagers, husband and dog!

 

  

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Sue Luscombe

Specialist Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant

RD, Dip Dietietic, MBDA, MBACME

 

 

 

Sue has extensive clinical experience from over 30 years work as a dietitian in the NHS, and is highly in demand as a fatigue specialist. She is regarded as a leading authority on diet and CFS/ME, and is the Dietetic representative on the executive Committee of BACME, and an adviser to two ME charities.  Sue leads nutrition training and workshops nationwide. She is also trained in NLP, and motivational interviewing. Sue is an active member of her local choir and has enjoyed playing her violin in many concert halls across the UK.

 

 

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Jaclyn Cook

Exercise Physiologist

BPhEd, PGDipHSc, MHSc (Pain & Pain Management; ongoing), MBASES, MSESNZ (accredited), MBACME

 

Jaclyn is a highly qualified Exercise Physiologist and specialises in creating and implementing Graded Exercise Therapy programmes. She specialises in rehabilitating patients with CFS/ME, fatigue, pain, persistent or unexplained symptoms, and injury rehabilitation. She uses self-managed exercise based programmes, tailored carefully to the needs of the individual.  Jaclyn plays netball competitively and has a particular passion for food and travelling. 

 

 

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Ruth Cowlishaw

Specialist Occupational Therapist

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MBAOT, MBACME, MCOTSS

 

 

 

Ruth has worked in Occupational Therapy for 17 years and in fatigue management for 7. Ruth specialises in analysing activity patterns, encouraging a healthy balance of activities, developing graded return-to-work plans and optimising work-station ergonomics. She is extremely client centred and passionate about enabling her clients to achieve their goals. Ruth is married with 2 young children, and regularly practices the strategies she promotes. 

 

 

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Charlie Adler

Specialist Occupational Therapist

BHSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, DipCOT, MBAOT, MBACME

 

Charlie brings nearly 20 years experience in fatigue management and vocational rehabilitation, having worked in the field of CFS/ME in NHS settings and in New Zealand in a mental health setting. She currently works part-time for the Dorset CFS/ME Service. Her particular interests are in helping to support people with poor sleep, anxiety and fatigue, and those who would like to return to work. She is also a trained NLP practitioner. She helps facilitate change in individuals, encouraging recovery and believing each person has the resources to succeed. She lives with her husband and three children (as well as a dog, chickens and fish) in rural Dorset, enjoying the outdoors and activities like sailing and skiing.

 

 

 

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Emily Tims

Fatigue + Chronic Symptoms Specialist

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, MCSP MMACP

 

Emily Tims is one of our Specialist Physiotherapists and has over 12 years experience having qualified initially in 2003. She has a Masters Degree in Advanced Physiotherapy Neuromusculoskeletal and has been working within the specialist area of pain and fatigue management since 2010.In her spare time, Emily loves boxing, trying to keep herbs alive, and exploring date brownie recipes.

 

 

Christine Parker

Specialist Physiotherapist

Chronic pain management, occupational and vocational rehabilitation

MSc (Pain Management); FHEA, PGCHEPR, MCSP, SRP

 

Christine has extensive experience in working with a wide range of people with complex health problems. She adopts a client centred approach and focuses on the individual’s values and skills in order to support them in developing strategies to manage the impact of their health condition and achieve a better quality of life. Christine is also a Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy, persistent pain management and vocational rehabilitation. She loves to play golf with her husband and sons, preferably somewhere warm and sunny.

 

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Dr Helen Ayres

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), DClinPsych, CPsychol

 

 

 

Helen has worked in both primary and secondary adult mental health and health psychology services for the past 15 years, working both in the NHS and in private settings. She currently works as a specialist clinical psychologist in an NHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) service. She specialises in working collaboratively with people to help them think about physical and emotional difficulties in a way that makes sense to them and to identify and agree goals that they are motivated to work towards, drawing from a range of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Short-term Psychodynamic therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In her spare time, Helen enjoys spending time with her family, playing touch rugby, running, singing, and going to the theatre.

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Josie Viney

Finance + Administration

 

 

 

 

 

Josie is a mother of 2 young children, and balances her keyboard skillfully with her motherhood. Josie takes care of our book-keeping, and provides extra support with invoicing, marketing and generally anything that involves a computer. Josie is supremely organised and grounded, and keeps hold of all of the important details. She and her accountant husband, Damion, provide the financial hub of Vitality360. 

 

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Damion Viney

Accountant

 

 

 

 

Damion Viney is Director of Crunchers Accountants and sits on Vitality360 Senior Management Team as Financial Officer.  Damion brings his expertise as an accountant combined with advice on business development.  He has many years experience in working with businesses to establish solid financial systems and the fundamental mindsets and skills required to maintain a successful business.  Outside of work Damion is a husband, father, footballer, cricketer, trombonist, book reviewer and cryptic crossword setter.

 

 

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Gabriel Flores

Business Advisor

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Flores is Director of Flores Leadership and sits on Vitality360 Senior Management Team as Business Advisor. Gabriel brings his expertise as a business consultant and team performance coach to help individuals in the team thrive and the business to grow sustainably. He also provides personalised career and business coaching for professionals to achieve more results with greater ease and enjoyment. He is passionate about people living fulfilled lives and being in flow at work. Outside of work Gabriel is a songwriter, foodie and an avid long distance runner, having completed more than two dozen marathons and several UltraMarathons of 100 miles (160km) or more.