The Team
at Somerset Health Practice

Our team headed by Matthew Jackson who is trained in acupuncture, osteopathy and herbal medicine.

The Team

Meet the team at Somerset Health Practice. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding specific areas of expertise, please don't hesitate to call us on 01458 860392 or email


Matthew Jackson

BSc (Hons) Ost, Dip Ac/CHM (China), Pg Dip CHM (OB/GYN), Pg Cert US (MSK) MRCHM, BMUS


I trained as an osteopath at the London School of Osteopathy and am registered with the General Osteopathic Council ( and the British Osteopathic Association.

I hold a Post Graduate certificate in Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound from Centre of Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth. My training in hyperbaric medicine was at the DDRC (diving and disease research center).

I have a special interest in fractures, bone healing and slow to heal wounds and I am regularly consulted by injured sports professionals who need to return quickly to competition. I am excited to embrace the many new advances in technology that are increasing the speed of healing and to make them available to our patients.

Matthew Jackson from Somerset Health Practice

I have had the valuable opportunity to learn from respected, pioneering physiotherapist, Brian Simpson. We are pleased now to be endorsed by his clinic as we offer the same innovative and effective therapies to significantly accelerate healing of broken bones.

I am also trained in acupuncture, laser therapy, hyperbaric oxygen, pulsed magnetic field therapy and Chinese herbal medicine.

I began my studies in 1993 at the London Academy of Oriental Medicine. I then studied for a further eight months in Nanjing China, working in hospitals alongside renowned Chinese professors treating a wide spectrum of conditions and diseases.

I belong to the register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and previously a Council Member. My passion for herbal medicine has inspired Expert Herbalist ( a place where many of the clinics favourite and effective prescriptions can be found. I am also a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics and am an Associate of the Woman's Natural Health Practice, Harley Street, London.

I have treated gynaecology issues and infertility and I'm regularly updated with knowledge of the latest methods and research by Dr Trevor Wing's Clinic, the 'Woman's Natural Health Practice'.

I am interested in biomechanical issues that can affect long-term recovery from chronic and acute pain syndromes and I prescribe both custom orthotics and temporary solutions.

I have experience treating many varied conditions, but my particular interests include musculoskeletal conditions, extreme sport injury recovery and accelerated fracture and bone healing.

I have lived in Glastonbury most of my life and, as a member of the community, I am consulted by many local people of all ages for help with pain relief.


Becky Bliss


Becky trained as a registered nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, qualifying in 1999. On moving to Somerset, she worked in several district general hospitals and then became a district nurse specialising in wound tissue viability and leg ulcers.

For a number of years she was part of the GP referral service, managing community hospital beds, arranging hospital admissions and supporting patients in their own homes to avoid admission.

More recently, as part of her ongoing professional development, she has trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Karuna Institute with Franklyn Sills and acupuncture, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions.

Becky Bliss from Somerset Health Practice

Shockwave therapy, low-level cold laser therapy and Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, PRP and Prolotherapy for management of pain conditions and healing scars and skin conditions.

Becky is passionate about using HBOT, PEMF and laser therapy to treat pain conditions including arthritis, injuries and fractures.


Andy Marsh

BSc (hons) MSc MCSP
Chartered Physiotherapist, Sports Injury and Orthopaedic Specialist

Andy qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 1997 and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council ( and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (

He has over 25 years experience specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and orthopaedics in a variety of fields including the NHS, industry, professional sport and private practice and has a special interest in lower limb orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation.

He is qualified in injection therapy for joint and soft tissue problems and has a keen interest in shockwave therapy to compliment traditional physiotherapy.

Andy Marsh Physiotherapist, Sports Injury and Orthopaedic Specialist in Somerset

Alongside private practice Andy also works in a specialist orthopaedic service and has close links with orthopaedic consultants and physiotherapy teams across the county.

He gained a masters degree in 2016 and enjoys keeping fit, playing squash and family life in Somerset.


We practice throughout Somerset and can also provide treatment in your own home, to book an appointment please call Somerset Health Practice on 01458 860392 or email and we will be happy to help you.


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