Magdalen Health


Toby and Dan welcome you to Magdalen Health. 12 years on from our humble beginnings in Toby’s front room, we now offer a range of effective therapies from a beautiful period clinic in the heart of Exeter. We have carefully selected the best practitioners who each have areas of special interest, to provide you with the best possible standards of treatment and advice. We treat all ages and types of pain, injury and health concerns. We are privileged to be able to look after your health and wellbeing.

B.Sc. (Hons) Ost, B.Sc. (Hons) Psych. Registered Osteopath and Specialist Cranial Osteopath’

Daniel Hayward

Daniel qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999. He practiced in his native East Anglia and then was lucky enough to spend two years in Australia and New Zealand working alongside renowned osteopaths treating both performers and athletes.

He tailors his treatment to best suit his patient’s needs. He uses muscle and joint release techniques to help restore balance to the body and alleviate painful areas. He is skilled at explaining how other underlying health problems can contribute to musculoskeletal pain. As such his treatments can often help more complex cases.

The comfort of his patients is always a priority. Daniel will also offer individual stretch programs to help support your recovery from injury.

He has a special interest in the treatment of expectant mums, babies and children. He continues to study specialist training in cranial osteopathy following the biodynamic model. Daniel has completed level 3 paediatrics and level 8 of the adult pathway.

In his spare time Daniel enjoys cycling, swimming, fitness and days out with his young family.

Book in with Dan for:


Cranial Osteopathy

Mondays – 9am – 6pm
Tuesdays – 9am – 6pm
Wednesdays – 9am – 4pm
Thursdays – 9am – 6pm
Fridays – 9am – 5pm

B.Sc (Hons) Ost. Registered Osteopath and Sports Injury Specialist

Toby Borradaile

Toby qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2000.

He specialises in a wide range of injuries including sports, such as running, cycling, rugby, football, ballet, swimming and golf.

Toby’s main areas that he treats are: Neck and shoulder with headaches including frozen shoulder, rib pain, lower back and pelvic pain. He’s an expert on runner’s knee, foot and groin injuries.

He will do what he can to help you recover from your pain. He uses a variety of techniques, such as deep soft tissue manipulation, stretching, trigger point therapy with acupuncture needles and gentle spinal manipulation. Patients tend to respond quickly to this type of treatment. He will refer to specialists if necessary for further investigations. He gives plenty of advice and stretching exercises If necessary. Toby’s main source of referrals are by word of mouth.

Toby is West country born and bred, he moved back from London a few years ago to concentrate on Exeter Osteopaths, however he still goes up to London once a month to work at a private clinic.

He has experience working with rugby clubs and was semi-professional for Wasps for two years. He encountered numerous injuries in the past which has helped the treatment of his patients.

Book in with Toby for:


Mondays – 9am – 6pm
Tuesdays – 9am – 6pm
Wednesdays – 9am – 6pm
Thursdays – 9am – 1pm Darts Farm
Thursdays – 2pm – 7pm Magdalen Health
Fridays – 9am – 6pm

Registered Osteopath, Massage Therapist and Equine Osteopath

Martha Matthews

Martha Matthews

Graduated in 2020 with a master’s degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) from the European school of osteopathy in Kent. Alongside the master’s degree Martha also obtained diploma qualifications in equine osteopathy and also sports massage.

Martha is registered with the general osteopathic council, the institute of osteopathy, the register of animal musculoskeletal practitioners and the association of animal osteopaths.

Martha has a special interest in horse and rider combination treatments and identifying the compensations that could be coming from their partners imbalances and dysfunctions

Originally Martha is from South Wales and has ridden horses since a very young age competing primarily in eventing but also show jumping, dressage and showing over the years. Martha owned her own horses up until the point of university where she relocated to Kent.

Book in with Martha for:

Osteopathy, Sports Massage, Equine Osteopathy

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursdays – 2-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday – 9-1pm

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Lic Ac. BSc (Hons) MBAcC. Dip Tui Na

Esmee Wood

Esmee holds a first class BSc (hons) degree in Acupuncture from the world renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine where she studied both TCM and Five Element styles of Acupuncture. She has also completed a post graduate diploma in Tuina – therapeutic remedial massage.

She treats a broad range of conditions and has specialist training in treating both acute and chronic muscular-skeletal conditions. and sports injuries. She also has a keen interested in fertility and gynaecology including both pre and post-natal care.

Esmee provides individually tailored treatments for her patients ensuring they receive the highest standard of treatment possible. She incorporates adjunctive techniques into her treatments if necessary, which include cupping and guasha. She believes that lifestyle advice is of the upmost importance, working together with her patients to encourage them to make small changes which will in turn enable them to take charge of their own health.

Outside of work Esmee has a passion for sport, she regularly competes in duathlon, cycling and running races. She is currently training to become a Personal Trainer specialising in strength and conditioning and nutrition for athletes. When she’s not either running or cycling around the Devonshire countryside she enjoys spending time with her family and Springer Spaniel, Bailey.

Book in with Esmee for:


Tuesdays 9am-6pm
Wednesdays – 9am – 7pm
Saturdays – 9am – 1pm

Osteopath, Sports Massage Therapist and Medical Acupuncturist

Joanna Luft

After completing a BA at the University of Sussex, Jo discovered Osteopathy whilst seeking treatment for a sports injury. She experienced the benefits of it first hand and found that it appealed to her natural interests in healthcare and the human body. This inspired her to study at the British School of Osteopathy, where she graduated with a distinction in her Masters degree in 2015. Since then she has worked in clinics based in East London and the Midlands, but has now relocated to Devon.

Jo has experience in treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions, in patients from all walks of life. She believes that a hands-on approach to treatment can assist the body’s natural ability to heal and aims to restore health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of dysfunction. She uses a range of techniques for joints and soft tissues, provides lifestyle and postural advice, and suggests exercises or stretches where appropriate. She also holds qualifications in sports massage and Medical Acupuncture.

With a professional and friendly approach to treatment, Jo is passionate about osteopathy and its versatility. She believes that each person is unique and that osteopathy lends itself well to treating the needs of the individual.

Outside of work Jo enjoys yoga, surfing and running.

Book in with Joanna for:

Osteopathy, Sports massage

Mondays – 10.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesdays – 10.30am – 6.30pm

Myofascial Release Therapist

Aaron Goodwin

After 20 years of combined martial arts, yoga and taiji learning; to help those with constant physical pain and restrictive movement was a natural process for Aaron.

Having studied Rolfing and Thai massage he then obtained a diploma in Myofascial Release, which he now specialises in.

His extensive knowledge of Tai Chi and Yoga have created a deeper understanding of the mind – body connection necessary to be able to effectively help others. As a result, he has been treating therapists, yoga and Pilates teachers and many clients from sporting backgrounds for the last 8 years.

Book in with Aaron for:

Myofascial Release

Thursdays – 9am – 12.30pm
Fridays – 9am – 1.30pm

Yoga Instructor

Laura Galvin

Laura is 200 hour qualified yoga instructor with an additional 300 hours qualification including Reiki and Thai yoga massage treatment. She obtained her qualifications through the Thrive Yoga in Washington D.C USA.

She has been practising yoga for the past 15 years and has focused her classes on beginners and advanced practitioners alike, including prenatal and injuring recovery – as she herself recovered from ACL replacement surgery.

She has also spent time studying Ayurveda and Meditation, to increase her understanding of ones self to be able to encourage others to know themselves better.

Upon joining the team at Magdalen Health, she is enjoying using her skills and expertise to give clients time for themselves, to have fun, improve their range of motion and come away feeling blissful and ready for the weekend.

Classes give clients a chance to find movement in their entire body as well as connecting their breath, body, mind and spirit.

Book in with Laura for:

Yoga Classes

Saturdays – 8am – 9am & 9.15am – 10.45am

Sports Therapist

Scott Kingdon

Scott received his bachelor of science degree from the university of st. Mark and St. John in 2014 in Sports Therapy but has been practicing sports massage for over 10 years.

Previous experience includes premiership rugby club Exeter Chiefs and the Exeter City football clubs academy means he specialises in Sports massage, Injury rehabilitation and movement testing patterns to achieve optimal health with minimal effort.
He also has qualifications in Swedish body massage, Deep tissue massage, hot stones and lava shell massage, Pregnancy massage and holds a level 2 fitness instructor qualification.
My hobbies include beach walks, paddle boarding, and the gym, he currently plays football for a mental health organisation and is currently training to compete in powerlifting.

Book in with Scott for:

Sports Therapy / Massage

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 12 -8pm
Fridays 9am – 5pm
Saturdays – 9am-5pm


We aim to provide immediate relief from unnecessary aches and pains through a variety of treatments; enabling you to live a more active, healthy and pain-free life.

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