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News and Events at Glencairn House



A Warm Welcome Back to Faith Tait


We are delighted to once again offer hypnotherapy at Glencairn House, courtesy of Faith Tait. For more information on the type of treatment available please see our Hypnotherapy page.

Pilates Takes Centre Stage at Latest In-House CPD Evening

Our latest CPD in-house learning evening was held at the end of November. The evening was superbly hosted by our Pilates instructor Vicci Gillett. Vicci gave us an excellent insight into her ‘One Pilates’ sessions, aimed at identifying asymmetry and weakness in movement and hence rehabilitation from injury or chronic musculoskeletal problems. She identified plenty of problems with the practitioners in attendance, through a hands-on demonstration of working with the Pilates equipment called Reformers.


It was an interesting, fun and informative session and a fantastic way for us all to learn more about Vicci’s role and how Pilates may help us achieve better long term outcomes for our patients. More information on Vicci's Pilates sessions can be found on the Pilates page.

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A Festive Fundraiser...

Congratulations to Glencairn's Amanda Felstead for completing the 2017 Santa Dash in aid of St Margaret's Hospice on Saturday 10th December. Atrocious weather conditions created an extra hurdle on the day but Amanda rose to the challenge and managed to raise over £200 for the extremely worthy cause.


Amanda is part of our Sport and Swedish Massage team. For more information on the benefits of massage, please see: Sport and Swedish Massage.


Sarah Gears up for Barcelona Half Ironman

Sarah Junor, one of our Massage therapists is currently in training for a 70.3 Half Ironman taking place in Barcelona on May 20th. Sarah is a member of the Wessex Wizards Triathlon Club and reports that the club will be represented well at the event. Glencairn House proudly sponsors some events for the Wessex Wizards, most notably the Oxley Triathlon which takes place in the summer.


A seasoned competitor, Sarah recently took part in the New York marathon (pictured right), completing it in 3 hours 57 minutes and raising £1500 for her daughter’s school in Shaftesbury.


In addition to her remarkable sporting achievements, Sarah has also recently qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, adding it to the therapy she now offers alongside Sports Massage.


We wish Sarah the very best of luck for the Half Ironman!

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Team Completes Sponsored Walk for Community Defibrillator

Glencairn House's team of practitioners, staff, family members and friends completed their sponsored walk to raise funds for a new community defibrillator on Sunday 25th February. With beautiful, albeit rather chilly weather on their sides, the walk from Edwards Farm on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, to Glencairn House in Sherborne, was completed in just over 6 hours, covering a total of 16 miles.


Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign centred around the sponsored walk, the clinic has now reached the target amount required to purchase and install the new public access defibrillator. This new defibrillator will have the potential to save the life of someone experiencing a cardiac arrest and it will be situated in Glencairn House's side porch, making it accessible 24 hours a day, should an emergency occur either within the clinic or out in the local area.


The clinic is delighted with the team's efforts and is very grateful to all who have sponsored this fantastic cause.



Andrew Chambler, Executive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Clinical Chairman of Circle Bath Hospital, was recently filmed at Circle performing a total shoulder replacement. The informative and fascinating video is now available to view at https://youtu.be/kvk9H6qxaD4


Appointments with Mr Chambler are available at Glencairn House as part of our Circle Bath Satellite Clinic. For further information please see our Orthopaedics page.

Mr Chambler Filmed Performing Total Shoulder Replacement

Practitioner Takes on a New Role...

From Friday 4th May, Sarah Junor will be taking on an additional role as an Acupuncturist at Glencairn House, alongside Peter Hewitt, following Star Gifford's decision to leave. This is an exciting opportunity for Sarah although it does mean that she will have to reduce her massage hours at the clinic. Sarah will still be working a full day of massage on a Thursday and will then devote Fridays to Acupuncture.


Sarah qualified as an Acupuncturist last August having dipped in and out of study over the last 12 years and developing a genuine passion for it. She says “I have found a deeper therapy with the amazing needles having some wonderful results in physical, emotional and spiritual health. I love massage and do not intend to stop as a therapist, I still have too much to do! However Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are a passion I must follow.” We wish Sarah all the best in her new dual role!


For more information please see our Acupuncture page.

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Much to Celebrate for Anita Heggerty

Congratulations to Osteopath Anita Heggerty for completing Walk the Walk's London Half Moon Challenge on May 12th. The challenge saw Anita walking 15 miles through the night to raise funds for breast cancer causes. Anita will also be participating in MoonWalk Iceland next month where she will complete the full 26 mile marathon. We wish her the very best of luck for the challenge ahead! If you would like to sponsor Anita please visit her fundraising page at: https://moonwalkiceland2018.everydayhero.com/uk/anita


Anita has also just taken part in a four day residential intensive workshop at Sutherland Cranial College in order to complete the final requirement for the SCCO postgraduate certificate in Paediatric Osteopathy.

Glencairn House says Farewell to Robert Forrest

After 15 years working alongside Alex Gibbs and at Glencairn House Clinic, Robert Forrest has decided to put all his considerable energy into his own Practice in Blandford. His final day was Tuesday 22nd May and we held a simple champagne send off to mark his years at Glencairn. The weather was kind and so we even managed to hold it outside on the lawn.


Alex explained how Rob, originally from Paisley Scotland, re-trained as an Osteopath after a career in the Signals Regiment, remarkably based mostly in Blandford, so he has now come full circle. After training in London he moved back to the West Country joining the Glencairn Team, and participated in the NHS trial of Osteopaths in Yeovil alongside Alex and Anita, which lasted eight years. Rob's straightforward, but considered, thoughtful , and empathetic approach is much appreciated by patients, and he will be missed by both patients and fellow practitioners at Glencairn.


As a thank you he was presented with an original etching of a spine framed and signed. We wish him, his two boys , who we have seen grow up, and his new wife Anita, the very best for the future.