About us

Rachel Knight

Osteopath and Nimble Co-Founder

My love of the human body and how it worked was what initially drew me to osteopathy. 

As a confident and experienced structural osteopath, I adapt my approach and treatment to you as an individual. Whether you need a firm targeted approach or gentler global treatment. I tailor my treatment to how your body presents that day. My foundation in massage means that muscle work often forms a large part of treatment with me, in addition to my classic osteopathic techniques of joint articulation and manipulation. I will often advise exercises for you to go away and perform between treatments to enhance treatment benefit, as well as empower you to have the tools to put yourself right in the future.

I completed further training to enable me to use dry needling (Western Acupuncture), which I incorporate in to my treatments where appropriate.

I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2008.

I am registered with most major insurance providers including, BUPA, AXA PPP and WPA.

Medical speciality: Structural Osteopathy, injury recovery and rehabilitation.

Treatment type: Spinal manipulation (HVLAT), soft tissue massage, joint articulation, dry needling  (Western Acupuncture)

Special areas of interest: Repetitive strain injuries of the upper limb. Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Injuries. Health improvement through nutrition. Healthy ageing.

I hold the following qualification
Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

Zac Beard

Osteopath and Nimble Co-Founder

My professional life started in London, working in sales and recruitment. Having always had a love of sports and exercise, I trained as a Personal Trainer prior to studying Osteopathy. I qualified as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy (now the UCO) in 2009.

am a structural osteopath, meaning I look at the body and how it moves, making adjustments where necessary, to help you move more freely and without pain. It is a hands on treatment, involving a variety of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint articulation and joint manipulation. I adapt my treatment techniques and style to the patient and how you present that day.

When treating sports persons, I will go through a more in-depth functional movement examination to analyse your movement in relation to the activity you are involved in, before providing you with simple lifestyle advice as well as exercises to perform at home that compliment my treatment. I like to involve you in your recovery, so that you can better understand how your body moves and are able to prevent reoccurrence.

I enjoy working with people who are empowered to get better. 

Medical speciality: Structural Osteopathy, injury prevention, rehabilitation.

Treatment type: Spinal manipulation (HVLAT), soft tissue massage, joint articulation, dry needling  (Western Acupuncture)

Special areas of interest: Strength and conditioning. Sportspersons: runners, boxers, cyclists.

I hold the following qualification

Bachelor in Osteopathy B’Ost

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS

TANIA STANFIELD

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE CLASS INSTRUCTOR

Tania is an advanced Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a Studio Class Instructor. Over the last 10 years of working in this field, Tania has become passionate about helping clients to correct, improve and maintain good posture, driving her to train as a Hypopressives Instructor – a technique which focuses on retraining the postural muscles through movement and breath.
Special areas of interest:
  • Helping older adults to improve posture, strength and balance.
  • Supporting women through peri menopause and menopause using breathwork,core exercise, postural realignment and strength.

Classes run at Nimble:
  • Strength, conditioning and balance for older adults
  • Core connect
  • Stretch and breathe
  • 1-2-1 / small group personal training
For more information on classes or personal training with Tania, or simply to chat about how Tania can help you to reach your goals, you can contact her on 07546 977086. To book a class with Tania, go to http://www.coreintentions.co.uk/.

Finnola Staples

YOGA  INSTRUCTOR

Finnola began practising yoga several years ago, wanting to find a fulfilling way to cope with the stresses and anxieties of everyday life. To deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga, she embarked on a six month adventure though Nepal and India.After trekking the Himalayas and breathing in fresh mountain air, she undertook her yoga teacher training certificate in 2014 under the guidance of Indian yogis. She believes wholly in the benefits of yoga for both body and mind. Her classes are open to all levels, regardless of shape, size or age. Her classes are both energising and affirmative, the focus being on building strong foundations, which can lead to greater strength and flexibility. Finnola is particularly interested in using yoga to help chronic sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. She aims to create an environment of respect and hopes that you will leave feeling energised and open-hearted. Finnola currently runs yoga classes at Nimble on Wednesdays.

For more information on yoga with Finnola and to book online check out her webpage at www.yogabyfinnola.com or call her on 07828 234011

JUSTINE BLABER

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR / PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Justine is an experienced yoga and pilates instructor as well as holding qualiification’s in exercise rehabilitation.

She brings her Pilates classes to Nimble every Wednesday.

To book onto one one Justine’s classes, call her directly on 07973 549428

Katie Brooks

FUNCTIONAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Katie is an experienced sport and exercise rehabiliation specialist, she brings her Functional Pilates class to Nimble on Tuesday evening’s.

To book onto one one Katie’s classes, call her directly on 07850 297637