Practitioners at Eastgate Complementary Health Centre in Leicester provide a broad range of therapies to help improve health and reduce stress. Our team of experienced and dedicated practitioners are here to provide you with a complementary and alternative approach to health care and well being. Below you’ll find details of Leicester practitioners who currently work alongside our service.
A List of Practitioners at Eastgate Therapies Centre
Annabel Todd BSc (Herb Med), MNIMH | Herbal Medicine & Hypnotherapy
Annabel has a BSc Honours Degree in Herbal Medicine has been helping patients towards better health at this clinic for more than eight years. Modern herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge with the latest scientific discoveries about health and plant medicines. Clinical diagnosis and remedies made from plants help people to resolve even long-standing health problems gently and safely. The consultation comprises of an in-depth analysis of the person, as well as the health issue, and nutritional analysis and advice is a routinely given.
Hypnotherapy | Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness coupled with deep relaxation, a state during which you are able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions and in which you can make use of your imagination to help make positive changes in your life. Hypnotherapy can help people to change habits, feel more confident, be more relaxed, explore psychological issues, or even help healing. By accessing your subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can make change a lot easier. Annabel has a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling, and many years experience in helping people to resolve their problems or to make changes in their lives.
Ilan Shahor BSc, MD, BAcC, CMIR | Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
Ilan Shahor qualified in western medicine before specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Chinese Medicine Institute & Register and has been the representative of this organisation on the parliamentary Committee for Alternative Medicine. Graduating in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Beijing, which is recognised as one of the two most important centres in the world for the study of Chinese Medicine. Ilan Shahor has been practicing for over 20 years and has built up a wide experience in helping people to regain their health through Chinese Medicine. Ilan is also an associate member of the women’s natural health clinic which specialises in gynaecological conditions and fertility.
Julie Devlin Dip Ac MBAcC | Acupuncture
I graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 1996, having studied both traditional acupuncture and western biomedical sciences and now run two busy private practices – here at Eastgate and also in Broughton Astley, working alongside GP’s and other healthcare professionals. I spent four years teaching acupuncture and have continued to develop my skills with studies in Japanese acupuncture, Koryo Hand therapy, musculoskeletal problems and women’s health. My main area of specialist training is in the use of acupuncture for fertility and reproductive health. All practitioner members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) follow Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct, have full insurance cover and use only sterile, single use, disposable needles.
Liam Mulvany DC, MCC | Chiropractic
Liam Mulvany graduated from the McTimoney Chiropractic College in 1991 and he currently has practices in Leicester, Hinckley and Nottingham. In the early 90s Liam had a North & South Nottinghamshire health provider number which enabled him to see patients on the NHS. Liam is a member of the General Chiropractic Council, the McTimoney Association of Chiropractors and the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Mayoori Patel DC MMCA GCC | Chiropractic
Mayoori was brought up in a family associated with complementary medicine and has been a massage therapist since 2007. She recently graduated from McTimoney College of Chiropractic. Passionate about health and wellbeing, Mayoori obtained various remedial techniques covering sports injuries, aged injuries and pain management in various conditions which she incorporates in her Chiropractic sessions. This is to enhance and sustain alignment and manage pain to encourage correct posture and mobility. The precision and gentle nature of McTimoney technique ensures suitability to all age groups and people with joint conditions such as arthritis. A full body approach of a McTimoney practitioner is to ensure patients gradually move a step closer to wellbeing. Lifestyle advice and a full explanation is given where necessary to ensure patient is kept informed of progress.
Mayoori believes language should be no barrier to wellbeing and is fluent in various Asian languages such as Hindi and Gujerati and can understand basic Punjabi and Katchi. She is approachable and friendly and considered by previous peers as patient orientated. Mayoori is a member of General Chiropractic Council, Royal College of Chiropractic and McTimoney College Association.
Michele White MIFA | Massage Therapy
Specialising in Remedial Massage Therapy for over 25 years, Michele White graduated with the Australian College of Massage (Perth) in 1989 and received a diploma in Advanced Aromatherapy from the Eve Taylor Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy (London) in 1995. Further post graduate studies include Hot Stone Massage in 2006 and Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage in 2008 at the Ellisons Academy (Coventry).
Nita Mistry | Osteopath & Naturopath
Professional Practitioner focused on providing treatments to people from all walks of life. Empathic individual practising since 1997. Predominately maintains the central London practices as well as joining Eastgate House team to serve local community of Leicester. Since graduation I have completed numerous postgraduate courses in areas of Osteopathic studies and Naturopathic field. As a Osteopathic Practitioner, my focus is on how the body functions, and recognising why signs of joint restriction arise, or how pathology presents problems of dysfunction. Hence “ the structure governs the function” As a Naturopath the role is similar to a general practitioner in modern medicine. Naturopaths are equivalent to nature’s healthcare GP of holistic medicine. Naturopaths utilise all the tools at their disposal in all natural therapies to help the patients back to recovery. Prescribing various remedies and following lifestyle adjustments with treatment protocols. Naturopaths educate patients to be responsible for their own wellness. Over the years my studies have involved me in participating in interest groups, using treatments to integrate allopathic medical approach with holistic medicine. Combining integrated approach to health as enabled me to explore knowledge and bring it to the forefront in finding the root cause behind ailments. Thus treatments are far reaching than just resolving the symptoms. I strongly believe that everyone deserves the best healthcare, for their long-term happiness and wellbeing for a good quality of life. I am here to help you!
Pat Hughes BA, RCST, MBA, ITEC | Bowen, Perrin & Craniosacral Therapy
Pat has been a therapist since 1996 and undergoes regular post graduate training. All the treatments offered are gentle, relaxing and effective. Pat is especially interested in working with pregnant women, babies and children, and with all ages, resolving trauma. She also specialises in helping Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Pat also treats many people with shock, past and present, head injuries, post operative problems, acute and chronic pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ problems, and respiratory difficulties. Other experience is with back pain, structural and postural problems, chronic conditions, including a wide range of disabilities both adults and children, digestive and menstrual disorders.
Paul Hemmings DC, MCA | Chiropractic
Paul graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2007 and is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and also a licenciate member of the College of Chiropractors. Paul is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). He is also qualified in: Medical acupuncture, The Treatment and Management of Sports Injuries and Body and Sports Massage. Paul believes in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Paul has a special interest in nutrition and often integrates advice on healthy living into his treatment programmes.
Suzanne Barber RM, IBCLC | Infant Feeding Services and Frenulotomy
Suzanne Barber is an experienced specialist midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant focusing on supporting families with complex feeding issues, and providing division of tongue tie services. Suzanne has worked for over 30 years in the NHS and independently since 2015 offering prompt, expert and professional support. The aim is to identify why babies are struggling to breast or bottle feed and to assess and potentially treat babies up to one year, depending on individual assessments. You can expect to have a comprehensive assessment of your baby’s ability to feed, a discussion of the proposed management and, if appropriate, a division of your baby’s tongue tie. Feeding support time is factored into the appointment to try optimal techniques. If you should require time to think about your options a reduced fee will be offered so you can make your informed choice without pressure. A subsequent appointment will then be available.
Suzanne’s clinic in Leicester is on Wednesdays. To access further information or to book an appointment with Suzanne please use her online booking facility at www.babytobreast.com or call her on 07547897876
Mark Williams BSc, MSc, Dip CCA, RHAD | Tinnitus Clinic
Mark Williams is The Tinnitus Clinic’s lead audiological clinician and specialises in the management and treatment of tinnitus and sound sensitivity disorders. Mark has a special interest in the psychoacoustic measurement of tinnitus as a means of improving the efficacy of sound based therapies. Responsible for undertaking observational studies evaluating the efficacy of new tinnitus treatments, Mark has also contributed to the validation of new tinnitus pitch measurement techniques.
Mark has authored a number of academic articles for scientific and clinical journals and regularly delivers peer-reviewed research talks at National and International Tinnitus and Audiology conferences.
Mark is also highly experienced in auditory rehabilitation, including providing, programming and fine-tuning of hearing aids and providing hearing protection.
Petra Traynor | Midwife | Craniosacral Therapist | Lactation Consultant | Private Tongue Tie Practitioner.
Petra holds a clinic at the centre on a Monday. She has over 20 years experience as a midwife which includes support with infant feeding. She qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2013 & was reaccredited in 2018. Her work in this field specialises in breastfeeding & includes supporting families in the early days who require 1:1 support to establish breastfeeding , or more complex issues requiring specialised feeding support.
Her private tongue tie division service is available for babies up to 9 months of age regardless of feeding method. Parents can self refer for a thorough feeding assessment and baby’s tongue function. A tongue tie division service is also available where necessary. Petra offers a prompt reliable service with clinics here and in Northamptonshire. She aims to see parents within 48hrs of contact.
Her work as a CranioSacral Therapist stems from her passion for supporting new mums and babies to recover from the birth process as its impact is recognised both in feeding and overall well-being.
Since qualifying as a therapist her work extends beyond mothers and babies. Using her skills and knowledge Petra treats people of all ages with a wide range of conditions or those simply looking to take time out from their busy lives.