Orchard House Clinical Team

Our practitioners are trained to the highest standards and are hand picked for both their clinical skill but also their specific expertise. It's important to us that our practitioners have complementary skill sets so as to provide a complete and integrated service to our patients.

If you think you would like to be a part of this team then please get in touch.



Richard holds degrees in both Pharmacology (King’s College, London) and Osteopathy (Oxford Brookes University). Orchard House Clinic is owned and run by Richard who has a keen interest in treating sports injuries and improving sports performance in a wide range of activities – everything from weightlifting and triathlon to gymnastics and equestrian sports. Richard is also a certified Movement & Mobility Coach so strives to teach his patients about efficiency of movement, posture and control, be they sports-people or not. This approach not only improves the speed of recovery but also helps prevent injury occurrence.



Stuart graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1983 and has been at the forefront of the profession for many years. Latterly his interests have drifted towards veterinary as well as human osteopathy. Stuart has pioneered many of the techniques used in animal osteopathy and indeed spends a great deal of his time treating dogs and horses. Stuart runs very popular course in veterinary osteopathy, more information on this can be found here..



Danielle graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy. She is passionate about the human body and how it works and is continually inspired by the way osteopathy helps patients return to a pain free state through manual treatment alone. Danielle looks at the body as a whole in order to understand the source of her patients’ pain and help them return to an optimal state of health.  Danielle has been a keen horse-rider from a very young age and is also a qualified animal osteopath with a previous degree in equine sciences. 

Lucy Gilroy 6_1.jpg


Lucy holds a Diploma in solution focused hypnotherapy and is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy.  Lucy’s is also a Registered Nurse and she has over twenty years experience as a specialist nurse in London teaching hospitals.  Lucy’s established practice is based on her excellent reputation and professionalism and she is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and National Council of Hypnotherapists.  Lucy’s effective, life enhancing methods help her clients achieve positive change in areas such as anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, anger, phobias, pain, obsessive behaviour, confidence issues, weight gain, addictions, smoking cessation, sports & performance goals



Sarah has been a full time Sports Therapist since 2000. She trained with Active Associates in Birmingham, gaining a distinction in Sports and Clinical Massage Therapy. Shehas worked with many top teams and all levels of athletes from beginners to elite level.  She is currently in her 11th season working with Witney Rugby Football Club, is a registered Therapist with UK Athletics,  a Team Therapist with British Triathlon and also works with the Lotus F1 Team.



Pippa holds a BSc in Nutritional Therapy from the accredited course offered by the University of West London, she is a registered member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists and the regulatory body of Complementary and Natural Healthcare (CNHC). Pippa is motivated by an enormous enjoyment of good nutritious food, coupled with the knowledge of nutrition science, and can provide practical and professional advice to patients in their quest to achieve optimum health and in so doing, encourage them to thrive

Long Hair Photo.PNG


Heather trained as a Homeopath at Purton House School of Homeopathy in 2004 and is registered with the Society of Homeopaths. She also holds a degree in English & Psychology (Oxford Brookes). Heather is a classically trained Homeopath and is versatile in using methodologies most suited to the patient in front of her. Heather sees patients of all ages from pregnancy right through to the elderly and with all conditions, whether physical, mental or emotional.