Our experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals:
Bea Pike Osteopath
Joshua Toon Osteopath
Archie Wilkinson Osteopath
Jacob Daws Physiotherapist
David Smith Physiotherapist
Bev Karia Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Antonia Rowland Psychotherapist
Rose Constantine-Smith Nutritionist / Women's Health
Julie has over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist working in both primary and secondary care.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and is accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
For more detail about Julie's background, training and therapies visit her website:
Women’s Health Nutritionist
Our women’s health nutritionist Rose is trained in fertility awareness. She specialises in supporting women to use their menstrual cycles as a vital sign for understanding their overall health. She does this by teaching women to chart their menstrual cycles and in turn nurture their health, their hormones and either conceive, learn to avoid pregnancy naturally and/or screen and treat menstrual health issues.
· Menstrual health issues; period pain, PMS, irregular periods, perimenopause, hormonal imbalances
· Fertility support; conception and contraception using the fertility awareness method
· Digestive health issues; bloating, pain and IBS management using the FODMAP dietary plan
Felix is the current Practice Principal and took over the running of the practice in 2018.
He graduated in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Felix combines his training with a Physiology BSc from Newcastle University (2008) to provide an exceptionally rounded approach to treatments.
Away from the clinic, Felix enjoys gardening his allotment, keeping chickens, walking his Labradors, and is a keen tennis, badminton and football player.
Complementary Therapist & Herbalist
Emma has been in practice for over 25 years, offering a range of Complementary and Alternative therapies.
People of all ages consult Emma and she has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, babies and children, along with women's and men's health. The main therapies Emma offers are Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Functional Medicine, Biopuncture and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST).
For more information about Emma's background, training and therapies, visit her website:
Jacob graduated in 2016 with a Masters degree from the University of Cumbria.
Jacob currently also works in the NHS at Ipswich Hospital in the Physiotherapy outpatient department, in which he closely liaises with the orthopaedic consultant-led clinics. He is also the Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Wickham Market Medical Centre.
Jacob combines his knowledge with a BSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree. He has a particular interest in lower limb injuries with a strong portfolio to reflect this, including a role with the Ipswich Town FC Youth Academy.
Outside of clinical work, Jacob enjoys cycling, running and skiing.
Mark graduated in 2000 from Brighton University, and spent 2 years working at Ipswich Hospital before joining Ipswich Town Football Club.
There he spent 9 years working initially with the Academy, and then with the first team squad for his final 5 years.
During his spell at Ipwich Town, Mark gained valuable experience in dealing with sports injuries and rehabilitation at all levels, and now works in general practice from Melton and Tuddenham.
For more information about Mark's background, training and approach, visit his website:
Bea qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988, and has over 30 years of experience treating patients presenting with a wide-range of problems. Her work is complemented by recognised expertise in therapeutic riding.
Bea aims to treat the underlying cause of a patient’s problem and work with the person to empower them in managing their condition.
Outside of her work, Bea's main passion is horse riding, where she has spent 20 years volunteering for the Riding for the Disabled Association as a coach and coach developer. She also enjoys cooking, travel, and walking her dogs.
Sports Massage Therapist
Jo trained in Norwich to qualify as an ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist in 2014.She is also qualified in Soft Tissue Injury and Rehabilitation and also Pitchside First Aid and Trauma, and works pitchside for Ipswich RFC Mens 1st Team.
Jo employs a variety of massage techniques to aid the natural healing of structures in the body, and her sessions can also be an excellent source of relaxation to can help relieve stress.
In her spare time Jo enjoys art with her children, photography, running, swimming, going to the gym and Zumba.
Dr Chris Rufford
Sports & Exercise Physician
Dr Rufford is a Sports and Exercise Physician and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine.
He examines and treats patients with all types of musculoskeletal problems and performs joint and soft tissue injections. Dr Rufford has wide experience in general medical conditions and this enables him to treat each patient in a holistic manner.
Dr Rufford has a special interest in the problems that can be associated with long distance running and is a medical advisor for the Great North Run, the London Marathon and the London Triathlon.
Antonia re-qualified as a psychotherapist after a career in law. She set up her own private practice over five years ago.
She has worked with adults and young people in a variety of settings, including schools and a GP Practice.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For more details about the counselling service Antonia offers, please visit:
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Bev is Psychologist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 40 years clinical expertise in nursing, education and psychology.
Over the past eighteen years she has developed expertise in treating a wide range of psychological and emotional issues using a cognitive behavioural approach. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
For more information about the services Bev offers
It can be helpful to have a brief chat with Bev prior to treatment by calling: 07779 095766
To book an appointment call Tollgate Healthcare on 01394 387818 or email Bev Karia at email@example.com.
Josh graduated from the University College of Osteopathy; he is also a trained Sports Massage Therapist and is used to working with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
Josh has a special interest in rehabilitation, biomechanics and movement science offering people the capacity to help themselves both in and out of the treatment room.
Josh believes osteopathy is a distinct discipline like no other. His intent is to help patients through structural hands on techniques, as well as exercise and lifestyle advice in order to facilitate the body to attain a state of structural health, and in turn, enable the improvement of its function.
David graduated from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2018.
Alongside his role at Tollgate Healthcare, David works for a Professional Football Club locally, working on the long-term rehabilitation of injured players.
Prior to this, David worked for the NHS, most recently as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Ipswich Hospital as part of the Upper Limb and Hand Therapy teams.
As well as football, David has a passion for American Football and Cooking.
Archie graduated from the University College of Osteopathy in 2020 where he gained valuable experience working in a variety of different clinics and hospitals. During his clinical rotations Archie studied a wide range of conditions and demographics allowing him to provide examination and treatment for many different people including sports injuries, the elderly and HIV patients.
During the pandemic Archie expanded his skill set further qualifying in Medical Acupuncture and pitch-side first aid where he spent a season working alongside Leiston Football Club.
With his understanding of movement and rehabilitation, Archie is able to provide a holistic experience that caters for a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints which honours the roots of traditional osteopathic medicine respecting the mind, body and spirit.
Dr Charles Beardall OBE PhD
Charles graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Biological Sciences (specialising in Physiology) and went on to complete a PhD in metabolism at the University of St Andrews. He qualified as a Consultant Nutritionist from the MacDonald Nutrition University.
Charles offers an evidence-based and very personalised approach to help clients move towards a healthier lifestyle and better eating habitats. He has a particular interest in using nutrition to tackle modern diet related conditions, to help achieve a more healthy and sustainable weight, and to promote healthy ageing.
Away from the clinic Charles has interests in organic vegetable gardening, sustainable agriculture, cooking, cycling and the natural environment.