HealthHubble believes that the catalyst to making the best health and wellbeing choices starts with sharing evidence based information written by experts within their field; and making this accessible and jargon free to everyone.
When looking for advice or guidance; clear, fact-checked and robust information is paramount when building patient confidence. Therefore we feel very proud to have teamed up with a growing team of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to build a valuable collection of articles on a full range of healthcare and wellbeing topics, that we can share with our audience to help them confidently make well informed decisions.
Every article that we publish is written by a healthcare or wellbeing professional who has patient and clinic experience within their field of expertise; which makes them perfectly placed to help educate and inform our users in an accessible format that is built on integrity and trust.
Andrew Dorey is a professional personal coach who has a passion for working with clients to achieve their own health and fitness goals in a sustainable and supportive environment. Originally from Canada, Andrew started his professional sporting career within American Football, achieving a college scholarship with St Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On moving to the UK, Andrew joined the armed forces achieving his position as a Royal Marine and working all over the world. Now working directly with his own clients, Andrew’s focus, dedication and infectious energy places him perfectly in his field of expertise.
Fred Braithwaite is a Specialist Physiotherapist with an interest in spinal injuries, long term athletic development, cancer rehabilitation and triathletes. He is the managing director of Stronglines Physio and is also the Midlands representative for the Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab Foundation for the UK and Northern Ireland. Fred created Stonglines Physio with his wife Sasha with the aim of providing more than an average clinic experience. Created originally as a specialist provider of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Stronglines also offer health and performance services as well as bespoke packages for Sports teams and Sport medicine departments in need of support. The art and science of rehabilitation has become something of a fascination to Fred; using a mix of manual therapy and rehabilitation to not just treat symptoms of pain; but to eliminate the dysfunction and cause. Fred’s personal experience of injury on the cusp of a promising career in Rugby League, saw him discover the passion for the application of science in physical development rehabilitation. This was the inspiration and catalyst to his change of career and the foundational concept of Stronglines; which today, is proud to support and serve a broad and growing range of clients. Fred is a dedicated father to two small children and enjoys a number of sports from powerlifting, cycling and running to taking part in ultra-events.
Julia Martinez is a life coach and therapist who specialises in assisting her clients with a wide range of anxieties in order to find happier and more balanced pathways. Originally from Russia, Julia has significant experience within the international private education system and has worked directly with students and their parents to find suitable language placements. Her passion for working with students from varying backgrounds and helping them with the associated anxieties of international placement led Julia to retrain as a Psychosomatic Therapist; turning her attentions to the wider arena of life coaching and set up her clinic ReselfMe . Julia’s calm approach, extensive experience and personalized techniques empower her clients to gain the confidence to take control.
Dr Kev is a cosmetic and family dentist based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Dr Kev is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about delivering the best possible patient care and is well liked by both the practice team and patients for his relaxed and friendly manner. He is a qualified Invisalign & ClearCorrect practitioner, giving brand new smiles to patients throughout the East Midlands with Invisalign and ClearCorrect's immensely popular clear aligner systems. In addition, Dr Kev has additional training in cosmetic smile makeovers and facial aesthetics which enables him to treat patients and a holistic and patient-centered manner. Dr Kev offers a unique and personalised service where patients can message him directly through his Instagram/Facebook account @kevthedentist, where he also displays an impressive portfolio of cosmetic cases and testimonials as well as humourous Tik Tok videos to brighten your day.
Krysten Taprell is a Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with children and families. She has worked in many settings including schools, Private Practice and Government agencies. She has extensive experience working with people on the Autistic Spectrum as well as conducting diagnostic assessments. During her work she found that she was seeing the same issues coming through her door, requiring the same strategies. This is why she started her website www.thetherapistparent.com. While some difficulties will need regular sessions with a qualified Psychologist, sometimes parents just need a few tips and creative ideas to bring change to their children's lives. The weekly blog offers parents proven strategies and playful activities that children respond and also supports parents. Krysten has also written a children's book to be released later this year that focuses on empowering children to manage nightmares.
Since qualifying in 1999 Linda has had an extensive career in the NHS, Sports and Private Sector. Linda uses a holistic approach, and uses various hands on treatments, such as soft tissue massage and joint mobilization. Using prescribed exercises to strengthen and improve mobility, alongside advice and self-management tips based on the latest research. This gives you the tools to help yourself aid in your own recovery. Linda treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries related to joints, bones and muscles in the body. She treats dolescents up to adults. Linda has a special interest in injuries and problems in sporting adolescents and works closely with the Academy of Gymnastics Portishead. She also teaches Rehabilitation Pilates classes at Walnut Grove Clinic. Linda lives in Portishead with her family.
Olivia Palmer is an accredited Nutritionist and Psychologist who works with a wide range of clients, providing them with the tools and positive outlooks to improve their nutritional habits and establish excellent foundations for optimal health. An expert by degree, Olivia is passionate about empowering her clients to gain a different perspective on their dietary health and thus enabling them to achieve sustainable, long term health goals. Olivia works across a broad spectrum with both her private work as The Nutrition Activist, but also her work with Second Nature and its supportive work within the NHS. This exposure along with her personal experience places her as a trusted expert within this field.
Roseanna Grace is a Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She works part time within the NHS and is the Director and Clinical Lead of her own dedicated Pelvic Health Private Practice, Roseanna Grace Physiotherapy located in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A pelvic health physiotherapist is highly specialist in treating conditions links to the pelvis such as; urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful sex), chronic constipation, IBS, painful bladder syndrome, chronic pelvic pain and many others (see website for full condition list www.roseannagracephysio.co.uk ). Roseanna has extensive continued professional development in Pelvic Health and has most recently been awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in ‘Continence for Physiotherapists’ from Bradford University (December 2019). She is extremely passionate and enthusiastic towards educating and improving pelvic health dysfunction amongst men, women and children and strives to break the taboo around pelvic floor health. The ‘taboo’ nature of dysfunction affecting the pelvis is why people delay seeking advice and self-help.
Sandra started her career in the North before moving to the South West. She worked clinically in Outpatients and entered management at hospital level and then on a national level. She has managed an independent hospital and more latterly a national physiotherapy service. Here she was instrumental in moving more than 50 sites towards a common goal which was to continually improve the quality of the service whilst growing the business and meeting all regulatory requirements. Sandra’s background brings a plethora of experience and through her work with PAL Physiotherapy Audit Ltd enables robust analysis and reporting tools to empower other clinicians in remaining compliant through evidence-based processes.
Sarah started her career as a physiotherapist in a London teaching hospital and worked clinically for several years before moving into managing and inspecting therapy services. Latterly, Sarah moved into the Health and Social Care sector supporting Care Homes to achieve compliance with CQC regulations and standards. Sarah’s background brings a host of experience and through her work with PAL Physiotherapy Audit Ltd enables robust analysis and reporting tools to empower other clinicians in remaining compliant through evidence-based processes.
Zara Ford is a qualified Osteopath and runs a multidisciplinary clinic in Portishead on the outskirts of Bristol. Zara set up Walnut Grove Clinic in 1992 and is impassioned by supporting her clients holistically with a wide range of therapies and treatments. Zara is a British, European and World Speed champion in Windsurfing and holds the women’s windsurfing 500m world record. As an accomplished athlete she was perfectly placed to be one of a group of healthcare professionals who looked after the British Team at both the Sydney and Athens Olympics as well as athletes at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. Her unrivalled experience, dedication and enthusiasm are just some of the outstanding qualities she brings to both her patient’s support and other healthcare professionals she trains and supervises.
Ziad is a dual-fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries, all aspects of trauma, fractures and limb reconstructive surgery. Ziad has a particular interest in foot & ankle conditions, acute and chronic sports injuries, and in non-surgical and surgical treatments including the latest evidence-based techniques and procedures. Ziad has over 16 years of experience, undertaking his specialist orthopaedic training on the South-East Thames rotation, and working at some of London’s most illustrious university teaching hospitals. He trained with highly eminent and internationally recognised Orthopaedic Surgeons and completed two world-renowned fellowships, in complex trauma and limb reconstruction surgery at the Rowley Bristow Unit, followed by a specialist foot & ankle surgery fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London. Ziad is heavily involved in the teaching and training of medical students and junior doctors. He is an educational and clinical supervisor for junior doctors, is a faculty member and instructor on a number of national courses and an invited lecturer at King’s College London University Medical School. Ziad is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS), Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS), and British Limb Reconstruction Society (BLRS).