Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh
Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon
MBChB, FEBNS, MSc Oxf, FRCS (SN)
Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh is an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon at the Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Royal Sussex County Hospital since 2015. He is honorary senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and previously honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He is one very few surgeons with dual orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine accreditation in addition to further specialist fellowship training in anterior skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York.
He was the highest-ranking candidate in the PLAB exam for medical graduates. His training includes basic surgical training in Mersey Deanery followed by specialist Neurosurgery training in the Walton centre. The Walton Centre is the only hospital trust in the UK specialising solely in neurology, neurosurgery and pain services. This was followed by highly competitive subspecialist fellowships in orthopaedic spinal surgery in Brisbane and further sub specialist training in anterior skull base, pituitary and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York (Weill Cornell Medical College).
He has extensive experience in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders, pituitary tumours and endoscopic neurosurgical techniques. He has specialist interest in degenerative spine disorders, spine tumours, trigeminal neuralgia, hydrocephalus and brain tumours.
Dr Catriona Good
Consultant Neuroradiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Catriona Good is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She has extensive experience in the imaging of brain and spine and is a core member of the spinal, brain tumour, pituitary tumour, skull base and orbital MDTs. She was previously a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, Functional Imaging Laboratory, Queen Square, her PhD using computational neuroanatomical techniques to map the human brain in neurodegeneration and neurological disease and to map genes to brain structure. Her CV includes over 50 highly cited peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She is received the BSNR medal for outstanding contribution to British Neuroradiology and was a joint recipient of the igNobel prize for Medicine 2003. She has an active medicolegal practice.
Catherine Quinn DC MChiro FRCC (Sport)
Catherine Quinn has been a Private Practice and Sports Chiropractor since graduating from the AECC in 2012. She is an Associate Lecturer at the AECC University College, a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors Sports Faculty and has delivered keynote lectures on the role of chiropractic within multidisciplinary healthcare teams to both the UK and International Sports Medicine community, and the population-based providers and policy decision makers across UK healthcare.
Catherine has spent her career highlighting the need for an integrated approach to healthcare both in a sport setting and in general practice. Catherine was a member of the London 2012 Olympic Games medical team, has worked within club and international Rugby League and Union, Olympic Skeleton athletes and spent 10 years in Premier League and Championship Football with Queens Park Rangers. She has spoken widely about the need to professionalise chiropractic’s identity and the value of integrative and collaborative healthcare. She speaks out on the importance of ensuring good governance to support and nurture this vision for the profession and how all chiropractors must recognise their role in this journey.
Catherine was elected President of the British Chiropractic Association in 2017 and has led the Association through a range of opportunities and challenges, culminating in a brand repositioning in 2021 which launched the BCA’s vision for Chiropractic to be integral to UK Healthcare. This vision positions chiropractors as evidence informed, ethical professionals within modern healthcare provision providing personalised care for all people. Catherine is passionate about providing chiropractors with a modern and progressive Association and an identity we can all be proud of.
Osteopath, Personal Trainer & Director
From an early age, Elliott (Clinic Lead and owner) has held a deep-rooted interest in sports, fitness and the human body. This began with taking part in boxing and weightlifting. As an inquisitive thinker, he wished to know more about the mechanisms which allow the human body to perform such tasks leading, inevitably, to a career in Osteopathy.
This interest developed into a passion which has seen him open a private practice aiming to debunk common myths, driving both the fitness and physical therapy industries forward. Elliott spends much of his free time researching the latest advancements in treatment techniques. This knowledge is then applied to provide Osteopathic treatment as effectively as possible, speeding patient recovery. As well as the general public, Elliott’s client portfolio includes the world’s leading strongmen, powerlifters and semi-professional footballers.
“I take out the gimmicks seen in many training regimes and implement research and information from industry leaders to progress my patients towards their individual goals…”
Furthermore, Elliott has joined the institute of Osteopathy as a councillor to work on the promotion and development of Osteopathy. This is for the combined benefit of the public and his fellow Osteopaths. Development of business, marketing and core clinical skills are of the upmost priority for him.
Elliott is able to combine individuality, science and experience to provide an effective and enjoyable service
Dr. Marius Ambrock, MD
Orthopedic and trauma surgeon, special orthopedic surgeon
Certified main surgeon endoprosthetic center Wolfsburg
After finishing his medical studies at Phillips University in Marburg in 2011, Dr. Marius Ambrock started his orthopaedic training. First from 2012 to 2016 at the clinic for orthopaedics and special orthopaedic surgery in Marl. Then he transferred to the insurance association University Hospital Bergmannsheil-Bochum. After graduating as a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in 2018, he returned 2019 back to the orthopaedic department in Marl where he obtained the additional designation of a special orthopaedic surgeon in 2020.
In the orthopaedic department in Marl with over 1500 pain referrals each year, he learned conservative treatment of lumbar back and sciatic pain patients in particular the interventional pain therapy (Cryodenervation, periradicular and epidural infiltration).
Based on his experience in the treatment of lumbar back pain using cryodenervation (over 500 each year) he was running the first known PRCT which compared the effects of cryodenervation and radiofrequency of the outcome of patients with chronic lumbar back pain (EFECT study).
In addition to the treatment of back pain another focus is on total joint arthroplasty, management of periprosthetic joint infections and arthroscopic surgery.
Since 2023 Dr. Marius Ambrock is working as senior physician in the clinic for trauma surgery and orthopaedics at General Hospital in Wolfsburg.
Clinical Director at Bodyset
Ben graduated from the University of Brighton in 2009. He kickstarted his career by gaining a wide array of experiences across different NHS settings, including the vibrant locales of Sherborne and Portsmouth. His journey then led him to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he completed Senior MSK Rotations. These rotations encompassed Women's Health, Outpatient care, and specialised Trauma rehabilitation.
London became Ben's hub for 7 years, during which he teamed up with Six Physio. He initially worked in Harley Street and The City before taking charge of their Kings Road clinic in Chelsea. This stint offered him a glimpse into the more 'business' side of Healthcare. He managed the clinic during a relocation and contributed to making it Six Physio's top revenue-generating centre.
Seeking to replicate his triumphs beyond the bustling metropolis, he seized the role of Clinical Director at Synergy Physio in Surrey. During his tenure, the company expanded from 2 clinics to a platform capable of acquisitions, showcasing his knack for growth. Fast forward to July 2023, Ben embarked on a new chapter, joining the Bodyset Team, where he aspires to replicate his successes on a national scale.
Over the years, Ben has treated a diverse clientele, ranging from royalty to refugees, centenarians to young football enthusiasts. His joy lies in guiding people through a gold-standard treatment journey, helping each individual achieve their aspirations. Beyond individual care, Ben is passionate about nurturing fellow Physiotherapists and propelling advancements in the entire Physiotherapy industry.
Clinical Manager and Senior Physiotherapist (MSc.) HCP & CSP registered
Avni graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science from Imperial College London and an MSc in Physiotherapy from Brunel University London. She has experience working with all ages (pediatrics and adults) and specialises in treating spinal conditions, scoliosis, and chronic lower back pain. She has also trained in the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) Pilates rehabilitation method.
Avni chose to become a physiotherapist due to her passion for science and her desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She really enjoys educating and empowering her patients to take control of their health. As a physiotherapist, she also enjoys challenging herself intellectually, constantly learning and adapting to new research and techniques.
Outside of work, she enjoys playing badminton, running and exploring new places to hike.
Sezen Hussein, CGMA ACMA
Director of Operations
Sezen is a Director at Nuffield Health Brighton and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 2014. She trained with the London Business School and has worked in several leadership roles within Healthcare for over ten years. She spent eight years working for Roche Diagnostics, managing multi-million pound contracts across the country, working with Trusts to improve efficiencies and combine all their operational needs into one contract. She has also worked in Research and Strategy for a start-up biotech company and was granted over £5m in funds from the UK government, The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has been working for Nuffield since 2019 in different sites across Brighton, Haywards Heath and Tunbridge Wells Hospital and is currently responsible for all non-clinical operations.
Cognitive Hypnotherapist/NLP Practitioner/Yoga Therapist
Marta Faria is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and Yoga therapist. Using a combination of these approaches, Marta is passionate about helping people release traumas and negative emotions from the nervous system so they can achieve their goals and full potential. She is an intuitive and dynamic therapist helping people make long-lasting positive changes. She has a strong belief in the body mind connection and has a special focus on helping people struggling with chronic pain and recurrent physical symptoms. Marta runs a London based practice and is a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy and the Natural and Complementary Healthcare Council.