About us

Zac and I met at osteopathy school in London. Some 15 years later, we are married and have a 12 year old cat called Duke. At the start of our career, we moved from London, to Cumbria, where we opened our first clinic, Carlisle Osteopaths and had the pleasure of working with some lovely people from sheep farmers to ultra athletes. The lure of the south (& family) drew us back 7 years later and a few years after that, we opened Nimble Clinic. We are open, friendly, normal people who enjoy improving people’s lives through the work that we do.

Rachel Knight

Osteopath and Nimble Founder

Rachel runs the show at Nimble, where Zac is front of house, Rachel is in the background making it happen.

When not in clinic, Rachel loves to be outdoors; walking, running, cycling, gardening….anything and everything but nothing to excess…except cake! 

Rachel is an excellent generalist, meaning she enjoys’ working with anybody and everybody. But she loves  a complicated elbow, foot or coccyx complaint, and is also rather wonderful with postural problems and jaw dysfunction (e.g. TMJ pain). With over 20 years experience in manual therapy, Rachel is able to help you with any new or old problem that is causing you pain or restriction.

 

Special areas of interest: Repetitive strain injuries of the elbow and hand. Foot problems including Plantar Fasciitis. TMJ pain.

 

Zac Beard

Osteopath and Nimble Founder

Zac is a natural chatterbox, ideally suited to his previous work in sales. When not treating in clinic you will most likely find him in the gym, either ours onsite, or any other local gym – he’s been a member everywhere!

His passion for sport and exercise doesn’t stop there, he’s been a long distance runner; trail and road, loves a bike ride (away from traffic), has developed a newfound love of skiing and has recently rekindled a passion (now addiction) to roller skating (!) and thanks to Teresa – one of our yoga instructors, is a regular roller club member at Strode Leisure Centre.

Zac enjoys working with people who are empowered to get better and would like to bring movement and exercise back into their lifestyle. He is excellent with acute onset painful conditions, where he provides kind, gentle reassurance, as well as results.

Special areas of interest: Men over 45 wanting to return to fitness, rehabilitating injuries through exercise. Acute neck and spinal pain. Improving chronic conditions (incl ill health) through exercise.

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS

TANIA STANFIELD

PERSONAL TRAINER

GROUP EXERCISE CLASS INSTRUCTOR

WOMENS HEALTH PT

 

Teresa Ray 

YOGA  INSTRUCTOR

JUSTINE BLABER

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR / PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Katie Brooks

FUNCTIONAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR