MEET THE PROACTIVE WELLBEING TEAM

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We are the passionate team of Proactive Wellbeing, bringing you our knowledge and expertise and, above all, ensuring you receive a friendly service and a warm welcome. Between us we have a range of specialisms and we love meeting new people and seeing how we can help them. We look forward to meeting you in person.

Our team

Jay Lall

Jay Lall

Podiatrist

Mrs Jalmeen Lall (Jay) qualified in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. Since then she has had 18 years of NHS and private practice experience. She has had her own business for 15 years. Jay is passionate about podiatry and prides herself in working to the highest of standards, adopting a holistic approach and providing exceptional quality of care. She founded Kent Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2014 and acquired Proactive Wellbeing Clinic in 2019

Jay was a Winner of the Kent Business Woman of the Year at the Kent Women in Business Awards (KWIBA) and for the Inspired Achievement Award. She was previously awarded Runner-up for KWIBA for Start-up Business Woman of the Year and Runner-up in the Kent Independent Traders Awards for Start-up Business of the Year and a finalist for the Growth Award. Jalmeen was a finalist for Most Impressive Growth at the Entrepreneurs Circle Awards and was a Winner for Outstanding Entrepreneur Category and Winner in the Best New Product/Service at the Best of the Best Awards.

Jalmeen is HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered and also belongs to the College of Podiatrists (COP). She led the musculoskeletal clinics for North Oxfordshire PCT and worked as one of three key Podiatrists for the ‘high risk’ wound management patients at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Jalmeen has practising privileges and a clinic at BMI The Blackheath Hospital, London, as well as a specialist clinic at the Radisson Edwardian, Heathrow and O2’s (Telefonica’s) head office, Berkshire. Jalmeen is also the resident Podiatrist for autistic children and adults in Berkshire.

Mrs Jalmeen Lall is qualified to administer a range of prescription only medicines in her practice, including (but not limited to) a range of local anaesthetics. She is also qualified to supply a range of prescription only medicines in her practice.

She is qualified in Podiatric Acupuncture to help with short term pain relief for knee and foot pain. Jalmeen is also trained in Marigold Therapy which is a topical treatment for a wide variety of painful, acute and chronic foot problems. Jalmeen can prescribe homeopathic remedies for many podiatric conditions and also holds the title LFHom (Pod) which is an award in Homeopathic training.

In her early career, she was headhunted by Scholl’s and Footwise’s flag ship stores where she worked as their Podiatry Manager holding a pivotal role. She has treated many athletes and celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Sian Lloyd, Nina Wadia, Gwyneth Strong and Carole Malone. Jalmeen has also featured in the Windsor & Maidenhead Express in (2011), Slough Observer (2006), Kent Life Magazine (2015) and (2017) and has been on Radio Berkshire (2007) and Channel Radio – Who Cares Wins Radio Show (2015). Later on this year Jay will be appearing on Channel Radio’s – The Bunker Show promoting podiatry and foot health.

Jalmeen has completed her MSc in Podiatry with Clinical Biomechanics this year which comprised a thesis on forensic podiatry. She regularly works upon developing her continued professional development by attending courses on a regular basis so her patients benefit from the best treatment methods available.

Mrs Lall works together with other health professionals to help give her patients the best possible care. She is a guest lecturer for other health professions and is dedicated to raising awareness in Podiatry. Mrs Lall is also a speaker at many business and networking organisations and continually helps to promote and provide the best care for her patients.

In her free time Jalmeen supports many charities and also takes part in events such as Cancer Research’s Race for Life, the London Moon Walk for breast cancer awareness, bungee jumping for Diabetes UK as well as helping the homeless in various Crisis shelters across London. Jalmeen has completed the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation and has run a half marathon to help fundraise for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund as well as the Kent Coastal Marathon to help raise money for people suffering from thyroid conditions. From a young age her passion and dedication for charity work namely the NSPCC (Save The Children Fund) was commended personally by Princess Royal, who chose to meet and award Jalmeen.

David Acton

Podiatrist

David is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatrist. He has had many years of experience working with issues related to the feet and lower limbs, helping clients overcome problems with their legs, knees and ankles, and helping them deal with foot pain. David helps patients with fallen arches, high arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, cramps and over-use injuries, as well as performing routine podiatry, alternative therapies and nail surgery.

David performs musculoskeletal assessments, finding the best way to help patients so he can implement the right treatment plans. He is currently an MSK clinical specialist for the NHS, as well as being a popular, renowned podiatrist in private practice.

David has a BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and is a member of the College of Podiatry. He enjoys watching most sports, and was a keen skier and rugby player.

Jacqueline Harris-Gregory

Podiatrist

Jackie graduated from the London Foot Hospital, part of University College Hospital, in 1993. She was employed by the NHS for two years before moving into private practice.

Jackie is very well known in the area and performs all podiatric treatments. She ran her own practices for over 17 years, as well as teaching podiatry and helping manufacture orthotics. Her primary interest has always been sports medicine and the biomechanical correction of foot problems. She is an ASICS Biomechanics Academy Registered Professional, which qualifies her to prescribe appropriate ASICS sports shoes. Jackie is also a qualified personal trainer, having graduated with first class honours from the National Federation of Professional Trainers.

Jackie is a keen athlete and has run three marathons: New York, San Diego and the Malin to Mizen Challenge. In May 2000, Jackie was part of the team who set a new world record for relay skipping in 24 hours.

Berenice

Berenice Colmenares

Podiatrist

Berenice is a graduate in Podiatry at the University of Barcelona. She is currently working with the NHS and also as a private practitioner for Proactive Wellbeing Clinic.

Berenice has had many years of experience and always puts the well being of her patients first. She is a great team player and has previously worked in many care homes and hospital settings.

Berenice is passionate about the care of peoples’ feet and the improvement of their general health that this can bring.

Berenice is a member of the College of Podiatry and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Berenice is also qualified to degree level in production engineering which gave her an eye for precision and detail. She is a conscientious, thorough and gentle practitioner.

Rofiat Bello

Podiatrist

Rofiat graduated from Plymouth University in 2017 and is a member of the College of Podiatry and the Health, Care & Professions Council (HCPC).

Rofiat has a passion for Podiatry because of the opportunities within the profession to treat patients with many complications involving treatment for the complications of Diabetes, Biomechanics, surgery and much more. Rofiat works for the NHS as a Musculoskeletal (MSK) specialist podiatrist as well as a being a private practitioner for Kent Foot & Ankle Clinic and Proactive Wellbeing Clinic.

In addition to her degree, Rofiat received a Plymouth Award which is given to students for extra curricular activities like volunteering, fitness awareness and much more. Rofiat enjoys partaking in extra curricular activities one of which is teaching little children (5 – 6 years) in an Arabic School on the weekends. She is also one of the activity coordinators for a youth group which specialises in planning educational and recreational activities for children and young adults.

Paul Kent

BSc. (Hons) Ost. Osteopath and Sports Masseuse

Paul is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council and also a full member of the British Osteopathic Association. He is a trained Sports Massage therapist and a member of the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists.

Paul is married with two children, and he also has a dog and horse. Paul’s earlier career spanned 20 years was as an Officer in the Merchant Navy, working mostly on oil tankers, rising to the rank of Chief Officer and subsequently working at a managerial level in the offices of various shipping companies.

“I have lifelong interest in athletics and have been running since my teens, I compete regularly for my club on the athletic track at 800m and 1500m, road running from 10km up to marathons, cross-country and fell running. When able, I also like to slip in the odd round of golf and I have played squash and badminton at local league level.”

Paul treats patients of all ages from children up to ageing adults, using a variety of techniques that are tailored to that individual person, but his long involvement in athletics has given him a special interest in treating sport injuries.

Fatima Ayoade

MOst., MSc Biomed., BSc.(Hons) Biomed

Fatimah graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London and is a registrant of the General Osteopathic Council. As an osteopath, Fatimah enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints including but not exclusively, work related pain and sports related injury. Fatimah employs a variety of treatment techniques including kinesio taping/medical taping, and advanced spinal techniques. Alongside Osteopathic Principals and Skills, she is committed to continuous professional development and has completed an array of small courses to complement her Osteopathic training.

Prior to re-training as an Osteopath, Fatimah studied extensively and worked as a Biomedical Scientist, A career she enjoyed immensely, however she want to help people with their health in a more fulfilling way. Osteopathy proved to be the ideal career choice and vocation for Fatimah, and she brought her deep knowledge of disease and health to osteopathy, as well as a passion for helping people to be well.

Fatimah is a life-long participant in fitness having played a wide range of sports from netball to American football. Her exposure to so many different sports has given her a good working knowledge of sports-related injuries, their management and rehabilitation.

“It is my understanding that patients’ lives can be both enhanced and complicated by health, sports and work, therefore I am keen to aid and rehabilitate my patients using a variety of techniques which also empower them to take control of their own health and wellbeing.”

As a committed Osteopathic Practitioner Fatimah plays a role in shaping the future of osteopathic education by sitting on the Board of Directors at the British School of Osteopathy supporting newly qualified members of the profession.

Colm Gregory

Osteopath

Colm graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1995 and went to work in Essex for Body Balance Hornchurch. It was here that he met Jackie our Podiatrist and they married in 1997. Colm and Jackie moved to Ireland in 1997 and settled in Waterford City, setting up a multidisciplinary practice called Wellbeing Complimentary Healthcare.

After four years of growing the business they made the decision to return to the UK for Colm to pursue his educational interests, having balanced academic and practice life for over 20 years. In 2013 Colm went to work full time in education at the University of Essex, teaching on their Sports Therapy degree programme. In May 2017 he joined the Faculty of the University of East London, where he currently leads the Sports Therapy degree programme.

Colm was pleased to return to practice in November 2018 where he works on a part time basis on one Saturday per month. He has a special interest in treating low back pain, shoulder, hip and knee conditions, and in the diagnosis treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of all sports-related injury.

Suresh Sudula

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Mr Sudula has specialised in musculoskeletal medicine for the last 18 years and, he has a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine. He has also attained a postgraduate certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from Canterbury Christ Church University. His specialist interest is advanced ultrasound guided musculoskeletal interventions, including orthobiologics and ultrasound-guided spinal injections.

Mr Sudula has a unique combination of skills and expertise in musculoskeletal medicine and ultrasonography, which enables him to seamlessly perform diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound scans. His skillset has proved to be of significant value to the radiology department at Medway Maritime Hospital where he practices as a consultant physiotherapist in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Mr Sudula is the first physiotherapist from the UK to obtain a visiting fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s radiology department, which is an internationally acclaimed institution for its work on MSK Ultrasound.
Currently, Mr Sudula sits on the Education Committee of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) as a board member. He peer reviews the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM).

Mr Sudula is a visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, teaching an MSK ultrasound postgraduate programme. He frequently teaches on national and international MSK US courses, and at musculoskeletal society conferences. Mr Sudula is also a programme director for the MSK medicine and MSK ultrasound fellowship at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent.

Early in 2019, Mr Sudula worked in collaboration with Sonoskills and 123 Sonography as a course director for an online e-learning MSK ultrasound guided injection masterclass. This course is now available online for healthcare professionals who wish to learn how to perform ultrasound guided injections of the peripheral joints.

Maria Mahon

Therapist

Maria has more than a decade’s experience within the beauty and holistic health industry. She trained at Nescot college in Epsom, and at the London School of Reflexology, where she studied advanced reflexology. She is an experienced practitioner of infertility and maternity reflexology, and has achieved many successful results for her clients.

Maria has also trained at the London School of Massage, enabling her to perform lymphatic drainage massage, a treatment which helps clients with lymphedema through illness or the after effects of surgery. She also performs ear candling treatments; this is a gentle and pleasant way of eliminating wax and debris from the ears, and has proved to be increasingly popular with our clients.

She lives locally and enjoys spending her free time with her family, her dog, and running!

Krystyna Bassett

Massage Therapist

Krystyna has over seven years experience in the beauty industry and has worked with many well known brands such as Clarins and Espa.

She trained at Midkent College Medway where she achieved her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy. She is experienced in carrying out many treatments such as Swedish massage – both full body and back neck and shoulder massages, Aromatherapy massage and Hot stone massage. She is very capable at providing all types of pressure to suit a client’s needs and loves to work out any tension to relieve any pain.

Krystyna has a young daughter and loves spending time with her family, baking and also going for long walks!

Shaileja Patel

Accupuncturist

Shaileja Graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and offers personalised treatments using Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM) and Five Elements acupuncture as well as paediatric acupuncture which is called Shonishin and is a no needle approach. She is able to see children of all ages.

TCM has been used in the Far East for thousands of years as a medical treatment for mind and body. The principle is that symptoms are the outward manifestation of an imbalance elsewhere and using acupuncture balance is restored and health maintained.

During your initial session we will ask a variety of questions that relate to each part of your body, your lifestyle as well as diet so that we can find the root cause of your condition. Each treatment will be individual to the person even if two people have the same medical diagnosis with TCM each person will have a personalised treatment.

Conditions seen often in clinic are variety of aches and pains including low back pain, shoulder/knee pain, arthritis, Repetitive Strain Injury, Headaches, Insomnia, Premenstrual pain, fertility and IVF support, stress/anxiety, digestive issues such as Irritable bowel, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, trigeminal Neuralgia, Stroke support and also general maintenance.

Shaileja is also a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Qi Gong /Tai Chi teacher and holds regular classes in London and Kent as well as one2one lessons for personalised exercises. She is also a member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).

SEN RAMANATHAN

Msc MCSP MSOMM- Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Sen, completed Physiotherapy graduation from Fonty’s university, The Netherlands and post-graduation from University of Hertfordshire. He worked in public and private sectors over 16 years and gained valid international physiotherapy experience specialising in neuromusculoskeletal conditions and orthopaedic triage. He treats wide range conditions from back /neck pain, joint pain/arthritis, sports injuries/rehab, injury prevention and performance management.

His passion for physiotherapy is evident with his CPD courses attended over past decade and completion of independent prescribing course. This assisted him to offer appropriate injections, alongside complex Musculo- skeletal rehabilitation. He firmly believes that quality care and holistic health can be achieved by thorough assessment and integrated treatment approach tailored to needs of patient.

PAULINA NATORSKA

Bsc MCSP- Chartered Physiotherapist

Paulina, completed her physiotherapy graduation in Warsaw, Poland and currently doing her part-time Masters in Advanced professional practice at Plymouth. She has been working in healthcare sector over the last 6 years. She provides Physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment to the patients by improving physical strength, mobility using evidence based practice. She performs deep tissue massage to assist recovery and maintain healthy joint and muscle tissue for long-term.

Sue

Sue Fitzpatrick

Sue is our full time receptionist and practice manager. She has worked in this actual business for 15 years. Sue loves every minute of working with clients and staff and has a lot of experience dealing with the public.

She is pivotal in managing and successfully running the practice. Year after year Sue successfully manages and raises funds for Macmillan coffee mornings at work.

Sue has been married for 30 years and has 2 daughters and a dog. She enjoys Bingo, walking her dog, spending time with family and friends, eating out and going on holiday.

Dita

Dita Prazdnicane

Dita is our part time receptionist and also currently in her final year at university studying Sports Therapy.

She regularly volunteers for various sporting events to provide soft tissue therapy and which she always enjoys. In her spare time she likes to go outdoors for long walks and explore the nature and historical landmarks.

Music is a big part of Dita’s life, she is very passionate about it and loves to play the piano as often as she can.