Meet the Team

Meet the Musculo-Skeletal Team

  • Dr. Jeremy Axon FRCP


    Soft tissue injuries, acute & chronic spinal pain, inflammatory arthropathies, sports injuries.

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    Jeremy Axon is Consultant Rheumatologist for the East Herts Trust and has been consulting at the Hertfordshire Clinic since November 2002.

    He is happy to take referrals in all aspects of rheumatology, particularly soft tissue injuries, acute & chronic spinal pain and inflammatory arthropathies. He finds the most rewarding injections are carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and thumb CMC joints, which respond to treatment quickly, often within days.

    Jeremy Axon’s speciality is in sports injuries. He has personally helped to look after the London rugby league and weightlifting team.

  • Mrs. Kate Montgomery MCSP, MMACP, SRP


    Management of neuro-muscular skeletal dysfunction and management and treatment of spinally referred pain.

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    Kate Montgomery will be well known to many Hertfordshire GPs from her work at the Orchard Clinic in St Albans.

    She trained at The Middlesex Hospital from 1984 -1987 and specialises in the management of neuro-muscular skeletal dysfunction with a special interest in the management and treatment of spinally referred pain.

    She gained membership of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) in 1992 and also works as a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire.

  • Mr Neil Younger


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    Neil studied at the British School of Osteopathic Medicine, London, from 1999-2003 where he gained his qualification in Osteopathy. He also has a qualification in Naturopathy and Visceral Osteopathy (the treatment of the abdominal organs via osteopathic techniques). Neil has a particular interest in the treatment of sports related injuries, particularly those sustained from running. He is a member of the BBENSCH regional osteopathic society and has specialist recognition for AXAPPP, BUPA and other major insurers.

  • Dr. Ian Hamilton MBBS, MRCGP, MSC

    Sports Medicine

    Sports and exercise medicine.

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    Dr. Hamilton trained as a General Practitioner and gained an MSc in sport and exercise medicine at the Royal London Hospital in 1995. He is also the current Chief Medical Officer for Watford FC.

    Although principally a sports physician with specialist knowledge of how injuries relate to exercise, any patient with a musculo-skeletal problem can be referred to him for a non-surgical approach.

    In 75% of cases injuries relate to overuse, or training errors and the majority of these patients referred to orthopaedic surgeons do not require an operation. He is also able to provide an alternative treatment plan based on diagnosis, rehabilitation and appropriate training advice, either directly from the GP or when physiotherapy has failed.

  • Mr Stephen Makinde MSc in Clinical Neuroscience

    MSK Services

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    Stephen Makinde is a highly qualified osteopath.  His team at Perfect Balance comprises experienced specialists in osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports massage, podiatry, pilates, biomechanics and rehabilitation.

  • Ms Sara Randall Midwife, Osteopath & Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

    Mother & Baby Services

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    Sara has significant experience as a midwife and osteopath.  She leads the specialist team providing mother and baby services which include cranial osteopathy, lactation consultancy, pregnancy massage and pilates

  • Mr Daniel Waddington

    Podiatric Medicine/Chiropody

    General and diabetic foot care, biomechanics and sport injuries, local anaesthetic administering and nail surgery

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    Daniel has experience working in primary and secondary care in both the NHS and private sectors.  He has a passion for biomechanics and his experience covers treatment in heel and forefoot pain; sports-related injuries; lower limb injuries (including the knee, hip and lower back); flat feet and high arched feet.  He carries out nail surgery, diabetic screening and wound care; verruca treatment and skin and nail pathology, including corns and calluses.

  • Mr Andrew Maddick

    Paediatric Osteopathy

    Consultant Paediatric Osteopath

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    Andrew sees a wide range of patients, from new babies to toddlers, teenagers and pregnant mothers.  He has a particular interest in sleep problems, paediatric and pregnancy pain, unsettled babies, plagiocephaly and paediatric neurology.  He has a particular skill in cranial osteopathy.  He specialises in unsettled infants, reflux and colic, feeding problems, sleep disturbance, glue ear, breathing problems, headaches, general musculoskeletal pain, symphysis pubis disorder, pregnancy related pain and post-partum pain. 

    Andrew trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and qualified in 1999.  He currently works as a Consultant Osteopath for the Osteopathic Centre for Children.  He is currently involved in osteopathic research in preterm infants, cerbral palsy and plagiocephaly.