Our Team

Rob Bird Msc

(PG Dip,ACSM, BACPR, AAI) Physical Activity Specialist / Clinical Exercise Consultant)

Rob started in the health and fitness industry in 1995 when he decided to pursue an interest in fitness. After completing his first `basic `course he worked through the nineties at various locations and realised that the exercise industry as a whole was making many false claims in an attempt to promote the aesthetic benefits of exercise, without really addressing the real issues of health and well being . He also discovered for the first time the gap between the medical profession, the evidence available and the poorly educated exercise industry. His studies through the nineties took him to various locations around the US and helped him to gain the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialists qualification. Still disillusioned with the industry as a whole  he decide to pursue a clinical route and after completing qualifications in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Clinical Exercise prescription he went on to complete a masters degree in Exercise and Behavioural medicine and a post graduate diploma in `Preventive Cardiology `at Imperial College London. He has recently completed his specialist stroke rehabilitation certification with the Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury charity (ARNI) and has also certified with the Functional Aging institute of America. These, and many other regular updates to his knowledge base, allow him to  stay abreast of current research in his field of practice. Rob has an excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology and clinical conditions and how alterations to lifestyle can have a significant impact on health. This in conjunction with 26 years of working with clients of all age groups and physical capabilities makes him well placed to devise comprehensive and effective, evidence based wellness programmes.

Qualifications:
      • American College Of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist
      • British Association of Cardiovascular disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist Instructor
      • MSc (Distinction) Exercise and Behavioural Medicine, University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University)

      • PG Diploma (Distinction) Preventive Cardiology, Imperial College London
      • Functional Aging Specialist (Functional Aging Institute)

  •  Functional Rehabilitation after stroke Specialist Instructor (Associate of The Arni Institute)

                                                        Full CV available on request

Rob Says:

Although the metabolic health our population continues to deteriorate, the current medical paradigm still insists on an ethos of symptom suppression with high levels of medication , rather than the more common sense approach of prevention. This clearly is not working for many of us who continue to descend into chronic ill health. This in conjunction with an exercise industry that continues to focus on high intensity regimes and aesthetic outcomes (which very often have nothing to do with health)  and  a cascade of nutritional information that contradicts itself and confuses most of us. No wonder then, that the time is right for Lifestyle Medicine. Its not complicated or difficult , it doesn’t seek to exclude or embarrass, instead it looks at the individual and their needs. It takes the time to explore how simple behavior changes and better decision making can help to prevent and, in many cases reverse chronic disease, all of which can have a drastic effect on quality of life. It is in effect root cause medicine. We have developed The Lifestyle Medicine Centre to provide an environment where a combination of education, self empowerment and social support in conjunction with a discreet exercise facility can help you make sustainable and effective lifestyle changes. This over time can make a real difference to both your  mental and physical health.

Nina Clark MFHT

Massage Therapist

With over 20 years of  practicing massage therapy, Nina originally trained in Body Massage and Aromatherapy. Gradually adding to her skill sets as time progressed she completed  courses in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Deep Tissue Massage. She spent 7 years working  as a therapist for the NHS and this alongside her own private practice has allowed her to develop a vast amount of experience in her field. Since the birth of her son in 2009 she has continued to run her private practice and has helped clients with various different health issues, ranging from sleep disorders, migraine, anxiety as well as many others.

Holistic therapies provide deep relaxation and are considered by many the origin of today’s medicines. Combining hands on touch with natures medicine, holistic therapies play a huge role in  boosting the body`s natural recovery processes and help boost the immune system, this helps to create calm and promote well being in what is often, a stressful and anxious world. This balance between mind and body is essential for maintaining overall health and is an essential component of Lifestyle Medicine. Alongside all of these therapeutic benefits massage also helps relieve tired,sore and aching muscles which can develop after physical activity.

Following a consultation, Nina will work on a treatment plan that works in conjunction with and compliments perfectly the other interventions offered here at The Lifestyle Medicine Centre.

Qualifications:

VTCT Diploma in Reflexology, Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Anatomy & Physiology & Indian Head Massage

NSSL Dip in Seated Chair Massage

Deep Tissue massage

Myofascial Release

Hot Stone Massage

Membership/ Registration

Nina is registered by The Federation of Holistic Therapists and adheres to their strict code of practice and conduct

 If you have any questions or require further information about Nina and her services Please contact her on 07796 158002  or via email at : nina@beauts.co.uk or via Lifestyle Medicine Centre.

Natasha Crowe

Psychotherapist and Coach

Natasha has been providing therapy and coaching support in both Hertfordshire and London since 2010. Practicing for over 15 years she is passionate about helping clients get the best out of life and improving their well being. Having built a busy private practice, providing one to one counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, she is a highly skilled practitioner and aims to help people focus on the mind and body connection, which enables and supports a healthy lifestyle and good mental health. Facilitating a client through their personal journey of change can be immensely rewarding and once an individual has the tools and emotional space to understand their behaviors then life can become more balanced and free.Natasha works with many clients seeking support for stress, anxiety,self confidence, menopause and many other lifestyle related issues.Having worked closely with Lifestyle Medicine Centre Clients over the years she offers tailored support to all seeking to make changes to create a healthier life. Natasha also runs several workshops throughout the year which are available to all Lifestyle Medicine Centre clients.

Natasha`s Qualifications and Credentials:

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills (Distinction)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Certfied Hypnotic Birthing Practicioner, Easibirthing UK(National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
  • Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
  • Accredited Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming (Inspirative training, Sydney Austrailia)
  • Weight management Coaching ( Zest For Life)
  • Certficate in Wellbeing Coach Trainingf (Raw Horizons)
 
To find out more about Natasha`s services Call 07811 104477 or see www.natashacrowe.com

 

Adam Mackie

Physiotherapist. MCSP, MHPC ,ACPOHE, BMAS

When you require the help of a physiotherapist, you need to ensure that you are being treated by someone with the right expertise and experience. Adam is a highly qualified and experienced physiotherapist who offers his clients a highly professional and effective service. Qualifying in 2005 he spent 5 years working for the NHS before moving into private practice which included 3 years as physiotherapist and clinic manager at Nuffield Healths premier site is St Albans. He started his own practice in 2013.He is registered with the Health Professionals Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and continues to update his knowledge on a regular basis. He offers treatments for a wide range of Musculo-Skeletal conditions conditions including:

  • Lower back pain
  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • Knee and ankle pain

His fully comprehensive service also includes pre- exercise and postural assessments, pre and post operative rehabilitation as well as  treatment of nerve pain and all sports related injuries . Adam supports his patients through every step of their treatment and recovery and his friendly flexible approach means that patients feel fully supported throughout.

Adams ethos of  thorough assessment and support fits perfectly with the Lifestyle Medicine mantra and we are delighted to welcome him as a part of our team. 

 

Qualifications:

  • BSc(honours) Physiotherapy
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society

Member:

  • Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy
  •  Health Professionals Council

To find out more about Adam`s  services and expertise or to simply  discuss your needs then call  07966 305391 or e mail amackiephysio@yahoo.com