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 with both performers and athletes.

On returning to the UK he continued his specialist training in cranial osteopathy following the biodynamic model. Daniel has completed level 3 paediatrics and level 7 of the adult pathway.

He tailors his treatment to best suit his patient’s needs. Using gentle work to release tight painful areas, the comfort of his patients is always a priority. He has a special interest in the treatment of expectant mums, babies and children.

In his spare time Daniel enjoys cycling, swimming 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

M.Sc. Osteopathy. Registered Osteopath and Sports Injuries Massage Therapist.

Jenny Doe

Jennifer graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2011. She enjoys treating clients with a wide range of symptoms and conditions, and applies a variety of osteopathic techniques in order to provide pain relief and help patients of all types. Her previous experience as a sports injuries therapist contributes to her approach, however she is also particularly interested in the effects of stress on the body in today’s busy world.

Jennifer is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and continues with post-graduate training to expand her knowledge.

Outside of osteopathy Jennifer’s interests revolve around the great outdoors, in particular as an active hiker as well as being part of the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team. She is also a keen amateur harpist and has even played at a couple of weddings.

Book in with Jenny for:

Osteopathy, Sports Massage

Tuesdays – 9am – 6pm
Thursdays – 9am – 6pm
Fridays – 9am – 6pm

M.Sc Osteopathy, Registered Osteopath

Kieron Kerr

Kieron is a very experienced Osteopath who trained at the British School of Osteopathy where he attained a Masters. Kieron specialises in chronic pain and sporting injuries and in the analysis of how we move and how we can keep ourselves free of pain by adjusting our everyday movement patterns and postures.

Throughout his career Kieron, has helped hundreds of patients come to understand what is causing their pain and how they can make subtle changes to improve their health.

Kieron also lectures on the Masters in Osteopathy course at MarJon university, where he thoroughly enjoys teaching the students on the effectiveness of Osteopathy.

Book in with Kieron for:

Osteopathy, Sports Massage

Mondays – 9am – 6pm
Wednesdays – 9am – 6pm

Massage Therapist, Occupational Health Advisor, Trainee Osteopath

Jan Dale

Jan obtained her massage qualification in 2012 and has combined these skills with her knowledge of medical, and work-related musculoskeletal conditions which have been gained during her long career in General Nursing and in Occupational Health.

Jan is able to provide a range of soft tissue treatments to help manage symptoms associated with pain and reduced range of movement which help to restore optimal function.

Jan understands the potential impact certain medical conditions can have on body tissues, and how they may impair normal function creating additional stress or distress in the body tissues.

Treatments are designed to help rebalance the tissues and reduce symptoms which in turn encourages individuals to remain active and perform their regular everyday work, domestic, sporting and leisure activities and to help increase their sense of wellbeing and independence.

Jan has a special interest in ergonomics and undertakes individual workstation assessments to help relieve or prevent musculoskeletal neck, back, shoulder, arm and hand discomfort or strain. Jan is also interested in designing individual hand massage and soft tissue treatments, to help improve joint function and reduce symptoms caused by musculoskeletal, arthritic type pain.

Jan is currently undertaking study for a Masters Degree in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), recently renamed UCO.

Book in with Jan for:

Sports Massage

Thursdays – 2pm – 5pm
Saturday – 9am – 1pm

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 – Chinese therapeutic massage.

She treats a broad range of conditions and has specialist training in treating both acute and chronic musco-skeletal conditions. 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, these include moxa, cupping and guasha. She believes the 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.

Book in with Esmee for:


Wednesdays – 9am – 7pm
Thursdays – 9am – 12pm
Saturdays – 9am – 1pm

Sports Therapist

Jo Bastone

Jo’s passion and interest in injuries and sports therapy, stems from years of competitive swimming and her own personal injuries.

She is a fun, bubbly yet hardworking individual with a love of health and wellbeing with a passion to make a difference in people’s lives.

Jo has a vast range of experience working in a variety of locations; at events, private practices, sports clubs, the Paralympic World Cup, lecturing at Exeter College, rugby clubs including premiership rugby side Exeter Chiefs, to name a few.

Jo specialises in sports and remedial massage, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release, kinesiology taping, pregnancy massage, acupuncture and Thai massage.

Book in with Jo for:

Sports Massage

Mondays – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Other evenings on request

Osteopath, Sports Massage Therapist

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

Sports Massage Therapist

Kat Vlcek

Kat is a retired dancer who has re-trained as a Level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist
here in Exeter. Kat is also qualified to provide Swedish Massage, which helps to de-stress,
improve relaxation and enhance circulation.
Having suffered from many injuries herself during her dance career, Kat has a keen interest
in rehabilitation and injury prevention, focussing on helping her clients to improve their mobility
and flexibility, and relieving symptoms through remedial massage.
Kat has experience in treating frozen shoulders and running-related issues for marathon
competitors. She is excellent at relieving shoulder and neck tension and likes to help bodybuilders and rugby players improve their mobility, to get the best possible result for their sport.
Her aim is to get her clients up and moving around again following injury.
Whether you are an athlete and sports enthusiast, a dancer, or just have muscles in need of
a bit of TLC, Kat can help!
Kat continues to further expand her knowledge within the field of sports massage, in particular
developing her existing knowledge of myofascial scar tissue release.
In her spare time, Kat is a volunteer for a local charity and a sports team and enjoys many
varied interests, including maintaining her own physical fitness through yoga and weighttraining.

Book in with Kat for:

Sports Massage
Swedish Massage

Saturdays – 9am – 5pm

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


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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