Louise Kempson –  RN (Dip Adult Nursing with Merit), Dip FH MCFHP MAFHP

Managing Driector

Louise is a registered nurse qualifying in 2006 after years of boring finance work. Louise and Chris met in a nursing home (glamorous) in 2009 and just months after moved in together on the other side of the world in New Zealand. They returned in 2011 and shortly after Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now an avid supporter of the charity Coppafeel. They got married at Bristol Zoo in 2012 and moved back to Chippenham in 2014 where they started Chris’s plans to open his own clinic.

Louise is also a qualified foot health practitioner, something that will be introduced into the clinic in the future.

Being a solo parent and business owner doesn’t allow much free time but Louise likes to keep active and particularly enjoys kickboxing aswell as the odd game of scrabble and once appeared on Channel 4’s Countdown.

Louise always enjoyed running the clinic with Chris and has always been passionate about providing excellent patient care which will continue at CK Clinic.

Steph Heyes BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist

Steph is our most recent addition to CK Clinic joining the team in January 2019.

Qualifying with a first in her physiotherapy degree in 2012 she has has worked within the NHS, alongside amateur rugby teams and in the private sector. Also Steph works for herself providing physiotherapy for patients in their own home.

Steph has a passion for treating patients and helping them to achieve their potential by working with them to achieve this. As the newest member of the team Steph brings her passion for team work, high level rehabilitation and manual therapy skills to CK Clinic.

Steph is qualified in acupuncture and is a member of AACP (Association of acupuncture for chartered physiotherapists).

Amber Knowles BSc (HONS) Sports Therapy

Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer

Amber qualified as a Sports Therapist at The University of Bath in 2006 and has further trained in holistic therapy and personal training. Amber previously provided care for the Swindon Spartans and Calne RUFC and has always maintained a keen interest in many other sports including, gymnastics, hockey, volleyball, athletics, swimming, cycling, running and obstacle races. Amber is running the London marathon this year as well as participating in the Superhuman games.

Utilising the skills and knowledge attained throughout her sporting life, Amber is able to provide manual and physical treatments including massage and mobilisation techniques specific to sporting injuries and those who share Amber’s passion for sports.

To further progress her knowledge and career in Physical therapy and rehabilitation, Amber strives to learn new skills and techniques within the health and fitness industry. Recently qualifying in kinesiology taping and strapping. Amber is able to offer deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, manual lymph drainage and pregnancy/post natal massage. Amber also offers cupping.

Amber joined CK Clinic in August 2017

Becca Evans BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Becca qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Keele University in 1998 and is registered with the Chartered society of Physiotherapy and the Health Care and Professions Council.

She has specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy since 2000 and has worked predominantly within the NHS, in hospitals, GP practices and health centres. In 2012 Becca moved into the private sector in order to gain more experience treating acute injuries. Becca joined CK Clinic in October 2016.

Becca is an experienced physiotherapist offering a wide range of treatments for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. She aims to treat you area of pain, but more importantly, to address the underlying cause of your problem.

This will all be done by combining hands on treatment with specific exercises targeted at addressing any poor movement patterns and biomechanics, and then giving exercises to gradually build up the body`s ability to cope with loads put on it. Becca aims to give you the knowledge and skills to start helping yourself to reduce pain and stop it from reoccurring.

Debbie Poulston BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Debbie used to work with Chris and he persuaded Debbie to join CK Clinic in November 2016. He always admired her kind and caring approach to patients.

Debbie qualified as a physiotherapist in 2012 and has worked within the intermediate care team in Wiltshire and as a community physiotherapist.

Debbie also specialises in Indian head massage.

Thamem Khan MSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Thamem qualified as a physiotherapist in Chennai, India in 2009 and then completed his Masters in Advanced Sports Therapy and  Rehabilitation Science in 2010 in University of Teeside, Middlesborough.

Thamem has an abundance of experience working both in India and the UK, working as a sports physiotherapist, working in Elderly Care and Mental Health, in an acute hospital, medical centres and private MSK outpatients.

Thamem specialises in treating musculoskeletal problems, neurological and neuro-musculoskeletal issues.

Thamem combines his wealth of knowledge with his manual skills to ensure he is able to help his patients achieve their goals and work towards becoming pain free.

Thamem joined CK Clinic in March 2018.

Gemma Johnstone – Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

Gemma is a qualified massage therapist and has previously worked at CK Clinic covering maternity leave for Kylie who has now sadly left us so Gemma has come back to save the day.

Gemma is also a Standup Paddleboard Instructor and a qualified fitness coach working with many types of athletes from recreational to professional.

Gemma fills her spare time mostly outdoors either running, cycling, hiking and wildcamping and when at home enjoys crafts and baking.


Rose Martin – Soft Tissue Therapist – DipHE BTEC Level 5

A rat race escapee and adventurer wannabe. After seven years of sports events management in London, Rose decided to call it quits with a desk job and pursue a career in Soft Tissue Therapy and teaching Yoga.

For the last two years she has been working at a physio clinic in the French Alps helping clients recovering from injury or simply keeping fit for the mountain. Her Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin classes focus on breathing, conscious movement and alignments, where modifications and moderations are supported by her treatments outside of the studio in massage, therapy and rehab for the body.

Specialising in alpine sports clients, she returns to Wiltshire to further her career at CK Clinic and accept some new challenges a bit closer to sea level!

Rose is currently doing a ski season and will return to CK Clinic in April.


Michelle Minaides – Massage Therapist

Michelle has always been interested in sports massage, from her early days as a swimmer when she had them regularly to stay injury free and in top condition for training. Now as a kick boxer, she values the importance of keeping her body in good condition and free of aches and pains. Since becoming a sports massage therapist, Michelle loves being able to help others with any pains they may have, whether it be from sports or simply from poor posture. It’s not just for sports people, anyone can benefit from a sports massage.

Michelle feels really passionately about helping people achieve their goals, whatever they may be and loves meeting lots of different people and having an impact on their day to day lives.

Michelle joined CK Clinic in September 2019 but was a previous client and friend to Chris and is honoured to be representing his legacy by helping get people better through massage therapy. Michelle also offers cupping as well as deep tissue/sports massage.