The Practitioners

Our practitioners offer the highest standard of treatment and advice, as well as prevention and rehabilitation techniques that are suitable for all ages. All practitioners are also fully insured and registered with the appropriate bodies.

Diane Bennett

Practice Manager


Diane is our first Practice Manager, joining us in October 2016, and making a fantastic and positive change to the clinic for both patients and practitioners.

Originally from the St. David's area of Pembrokeshire, Wales Diane has lived in Suffolk for over 30 years. Diane trained as a teacher and until recently taught at Primary schools leaving the profession last year to broaden her horizons. With both her children living in London Diane enjoys visiting art galleries, historic buildings and theatre. Appreciating the Suffolk scenery Diane enjoys walking, cycling and cosy pub lunches.

Rebecca Huggins, BSc (Hons) Ost

Principle Osteopath and Clinic Director


Rebecca completed her Bachelor of Science Honours degree at The London School of Osteopathy in 2010 before starting out her career as an Associate Osteopath in Norwich. In 2012 Rebecca opened Southwold Treatment Rooms, inspired by her passion for Osteopathy as well as her love for Southwold, having grown up here.

Having recently had 2 children Rebeccas able to offer a more empathetic approach to a professional interest in treating women during pregnancy, and also enjoys treating lower back conditions, neck pain and headaches.

Rebeccas personal interests often help to relate with patients having enjoyed many sports including 2 winter seasons and many years of snowboarding and skiing, being a qualified horse riding instructor, having competed nationally in gymnastics on horseback, many years of yoga classes and sea swimming for as much of the year as possible!

Using a wide variety of structural techniques Rebeccas approach is relaxed and friendly but also committed to providing a holistic, natural and professional approach to healthcare.

James Harvey, B.Ost

Associate Osteopath


James Harvey graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2004. During the course of his training, he undertook work in various specialist clinics including a sport injury clinic and an expectant mother's and children's clinic. After qualifying James moved to Yorkshire and ran three successful practices one in Scarborough, one in Sheffield and one in Selby. James and his wife have now decided to relocate back to East Anglia to be closer to family, friends (and the coast!). Along with working part time in Southwold James also runs a practice in his home village of Woolpit.

James has undertaken post graduate training in cranial osteopathy, sports injury massage and the Neil Asher technique for treating Frozen Shoulder. He is a keen sportsman enjoying sailing and kite surfing, this has led to a good understanding of sporting injuries. James also has a particular interest in treating patients who suffer from headaches and neck problems and enjoys the challenge of this complicated subject.


Ali Potter, BA BSc (Hons) Ost

Associate Osteopath


Ali qualified from the London School of Osteopathy, and is registered with the governing body, the GOsC. As an osteopath she has treated a varied catalogue of acute and chronic patients including obstetrics, geriatrics, paediatrics and sports injuries. Ali also uses her experience of Personal training and Pilates along with her Osteopathic approach to focus on functional fitness and core stability for back pain and improved posture.

As an Osteopath, Personal Trainer and mat Pilates instructor Ali's extensive experience has led her to work with people from all walks of life across all levels of fitness and ability. Working in the fitness industry for 15 years as a fully qualified personal trainer. She has experience in both corporate gym environments and exclusive personal training suites. Ali has met a diverse range of requirements from improving fitness, weight loss management, pre and post natal, to special populations, such as osteoporosis, Parkinson's, MS and cancer.

Charlotte Long, BSc (Hons) MSST

Sports Therapist


Charlotte graduated from the University of Worcester in 2014 with BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, enabling her to gain full membership to The Society of Sports Therapists. In July 2015, Charlotte was selected as a Sports Therapist for The Gothia World Youth Football Club in Sweden. Charlotte is currently providing her sports knowledge and skills for the treatment of Southwold Rugby Club as well as treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and massage based sessions.

Dale Gallant

Associate Osteopath


Dale qualified from the College of Osteopaths in June 2017. Whilst he is starting his Osteopathic career here at Southwold Treatment Rooms, Dale has been for over ten years a qualified sports therapist treating a wide variety of sport and posture-related problems. Along with this Dale has also been working as a personal trainer in several gyms and studios around Norwich helping people whether it be training for marathons or returning to sport following injuries.

As well as working in the Southwold Treatment Rooms, Dale also runs his own training and therapy studio just outside Norwich. He is a keen Crossfit enthusiast and weight lifter but enjoys all areas of fitness. His experiences when training for competitions has given him a thorough understanding of the demands placed on the body, the injuries that can occur and the ways to prevent them.

As well as his degree in Osteopathy, Dale is qualified to offer acupuncture. Dale enjoys meeting and working with people and treating all manner of problems and has specific interests with lower back and sacroiliac pain.