Rectory Farm, 32 Main Street

Hardwick

Cambridge CB23 7QS


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Meet the Team

Claire Forrester M.Ost, PGDWHO, FMIH

Osteopathy & Hypopressive instructor

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Claire is the co-founder – along with her partner Mark – and principle Osteopath at The Form Practice. She is passionate about achieving good health naturally and empowering others to do the same. After developing severe repetitive strain injury in her arm, she sought osteopathic treatment to help. She saw such a remarkable improvement that she decided to embark on the 5 year’s training to become an osteopath herself.

Claire completed her Masters in Osteopathy in 2012 and went on to study a 2 year Women’s Health Diploma and has a specialist interest in working in the field of gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy. Previously London based, Claire has worked in various clinics including The Birth Company in Harley Street for one of the world leaders in Women’s Health and Osteopathy Professor Renzo Molinari, before moving to India to work in a hospital and then recently settled in Cambridge. 

Her interest in Women’s Health naturally lead Claire to become a trainer in Hypopressives after learning about the results these exercises can have on strengthening the deep core muscles and the pelvic floor, naturally helping to ease suffering experienced unnecessarily by postnatal women.

Faustine Vincenti M.Ost

Registered Osteopath

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Faustine graduated with a masters degree in Osteopathy. She did further training in Western Acupuncture and fascial work and works as a teacher assistant at the European School of Osteopathy. She helps her patients back to health using a variety of techniques such as spinal manipulations, cranio-sacral and visceral.

She tailors her treatments to each patient’s needs and offers a holistic, caring and empowering approach to health. She treats patients from all ages and backgrounds and has a specific interests in treating pregnant and post-partum ladies, and headaches. In 2020 she started a post-graduate diploma in Women’s Health osteopathy. In her free time you can find Faustine hiking long trails, singing or doing yoga.

Joanna Holden, DipNT, mBANT, CNHC, GNC, ANP

Nutritional Therapist

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Joanna is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, specialising in women’s health and fertility. Joanna followed the path of Nutritional Therapy because it focuses on the root causes of ill health as opposed to merely treating the symptoms. As a practise, Nutritional Therapy draws on current and emerging nutrition science and research and provides a tailored approach to healthcare based on diet and lifestyle changes. Joanna is a firm believer that what we put into our bodies as well as the lifestyle choices we make affect all aspects of health and lay the foundation for not only a healthy body but a healthy mind too!

Joanna specialises in women’s health and all aspects of fertility. This covers the full journey through pregnancy; from preconception, through each trimester of pregnancy, as well as postpartum. She can provide support for both improving natural fertility, as well as helping clients to prepare for fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF. Joanna has a particular interest in PCOS and endometriosis and adopts a holistic approach through nutrition and lifestyle factors to lessen their negative effects on fertility.

Joanna aims to provide clear and meaningful information to help support and guide you in your journey with recipes, tips and a bespoke plan tailored to your individual needs.

To book an appointment please email us at info@theformpractice.com and Joanna will call you for a free 15 minute chat to see how she can help and to book an appointment for you.

You can read more about Joanna on here

Jon Malins

Pilates Reformer, equipment and mat instructor

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Jon, graduated with a BSc in Physics in 1974 and has worked as an Engineer ever since. He retired from Engineering in 2018 and is now focusing on helping others through movement therapy. From his Physics background grew a desire to better understand bio-mechanics.

Jon was introduced to Pilates when searching for a way to continue Kayaking and Olympic Style Weightlifting after an old motorcycling injury was aggravating his shoulders causing continual pain and immobility. He was amazed and fascinated as to how the body could be healed by paying attention to it.

He started his Pilates teacher training in 2016 and graduated from Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio program in April 2018.Jon’s view is that we are born with a complex and magnificent “soft” machine, our body, but we don’t come with an instruction manual. Fortunately Pilates and other movement practices such as Yoga, Feldenkrais, Franklin etc can help fill that void.

His passion now is helping people to get the best they can from their body, move without pain or become as athletic as they want. This is accomplished by looking at the whole body and not just the injury or the pain.

Jon is available for 1-1’s and 1-2’s on Monday all day and Wednesday afternoons.

Melanie Thompson

Pilates & Yoga mat instructor

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After starting out as a graphic designer, Mel moved into illustrated book production and has been working in Publishing for over 25 years.

An avid runner and yoga enthusiast, Mel has been practising Pilates for over 20 years, finding it beneficial as a counterbalance to the rigours of running and to maintain a healthy back after spending a lot of the day desk-bound.

Her love of Pilates and yoga has led her to qualify as an instructor with the Future Fit School of Pilates and with Camyoga on their 200 hours program and she is now studying further for the 500 hours yoga qualification.

She has a special interest in helping those with orthopaedic conditions as well as pre and postnatal ladies. Mat Pilates and ‘Yoga Open’ are offered for mixed abilities. Complete beginners are welcome to both.

Louise Joslin

Hypnotherapy, NLP

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Prior to her therapy work, Louise had a successful IT management career. It wasn’t until she experienced NLP & Hypnosis for herself that she realised that what she really wanted in life was to help and make a difference to people. Within 4 years she had qualified as a Hypnotherapist and a Master NLP Practitioner (with Richard Bandler). Since finding hypnotherapy, she has never looked back.

Louise offers a free face-to-face consultation because she would never have believed the profound effect that simple Hypnosis and NLP techniques can have on someone’s life until she experienced them herself.

Viktoria Racz

Personal Trainer

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As a personal trainer with a degree in Physical Education, Viktoria is also qualified as a fitness instructor and basketball coach.

From a very young age, sports have always been an important part of her life, having competed in gymnastics, athletics, basketball and handball, to be out of breath, the “delicious pain”, the sweat, the winning, the respect and socialising are what makes sports so essential.

She has the ability to truly connect and empathise with her clients due to her own extensive experience, having worked harder than everyone else to achieve the same results and having made mistakes from an experimental mindset has got her where she is today. Having ignored injuries, made all the classic dieting mistakes, stuck to a diet only to then binge, worked out hard and slacked off because of a burn out… this is what make her so accomplished today and how she knows what works and what to strongly avoid.

She strongly believes living healthy is about finding a balance and creating sustainable healthy choices. It is about having a variety of experiences combined with life long learning. Her knowledge comes from her real world experience, which is carefully applied and tailored to the variety of individuals she closely works with.

Janet van Dam

Medical Thermography

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Medical Thermography offers women a valuable first- line breast health screening to identify early changes in the breasts, which can warn us of the development of breast disease, like an unusual circulation, inflammation or hormonal activity.

Janet van Dam wants to make a difference to women´s health, after personally experiencing the loss of her mother to breast cancer, by offering Medical Thermography in combination with Low Carb nutritional coaching. Because the right nutrition is essential for health, especially hormone health.

Thermography is useful for women of all ages, who seek a non-invasive and non-radiation alternative to regular breast screening or as an additional option to other screening tests. Thermography is a simple test of physiology, showing us how the body is functioning and can help predict the risk of having breast cancer in the future. It also can identify fibrocystic activity, which is a precursor for breast disease.

Besides breast health checks Janet also offers Half and Full Body Screenings, which can help your health care practitioner make a better diagnosis.

Melanie Tomsett BSc (Hons) Homeopathy

Homeopathy

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Melanie became interested in homeopathy at the age of 17 and spent many years treating herself and her family. When one of her daughters was unwell and after a year of allopathic treatment that brought no relief, she sought the help of a professional homeopath whose treatment cured her daughter’s ailment within two weeks. This was so remarkable that Melanie decided to train as a homeopath and graduated in 2010 with an honours degree. For the next three years she worked for the renowned Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy in London, offering advice to the general public via the advice line and within the pharmacy.

Since then, Melanie has grown her own private practice where she has continued with her passion to support people on their path to health with homeopathy. Melanie treats people with a holistic approach and the understanding that each person is unique with their own personal history and experience.