Meet the team Registered osteopaths and healthcare practitioners serving Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond

Chris Johnson, DO, MSc PO

Registered Osteopath

Chris Johnson - Registered Osteopath, SheffieldChris is the practice Principal. He originally qualified as a nurse in Sheffield in 1984, and soon after that, suffered a back injury lifting a patient. The osteopathic treatment that he received at the time inspired him to undertake the four year training to become an osteopath himself.

He now has twenty five years experience since he qualified, which has included a three year stint in New Zealand. He has been based in Sheffield for over twenty years.

Alongside his work with adults, Chris has a particular interest in cranial osteopathy for babies and children, and holds an MSc in Paediatric Osteopathy. He worked for several years at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

Chris is married to Naomi, and they have three young children; Theo, Miranda and Gabriel.

Sarah Barker M.Ost

Registered Osteopath

Sarah Barker M.Ost, Registered Osteopath, SheffieldSarah holds a Masters Degree in Osteopathy and is an associate at the Practice. During her training, Sarah particularly enjoyed her clinical placement, gaining valuable experience interacting with patients and investigating complaints to reveal the cause of the issue. Sarah has a keen appreciation of a patient’s overall wellbeing, so in addition to the work within clinic, she places emphasis on clearly explaining the diagnosis and giving the patient tools such as exercises/stretches and advice to encourage and promote self-sufficiency and independence.

Sarah has ambitions to grow personally and professionally within her practice, aiming to complete the Cranial courses and gain her qualification in Paediatric Osteopathy. 

Away from the Practice, Sarah enjoys regular activity and exercise. She particularly enjoys long walks in Derbyshire, her favourite being Mam Tor in Castleton. Being one of five siblings, Sarah also enjoys and values spending time with her family.

Kimberley Shepherd, BScHONS MBACC


Kimberley Shepherd, BScHONS MBACC, Acupuncturist, SheffieldKimberley is a natural health enthusiast who graduated with a First Class Honours in Acupuncture, with a passion for empowering people to live free from physical and emotional restraints.

Having spent time in Nepal practising Traditional Acupuncture in a primary health care setting, she witnessed the remarkable results of integrated health care.

It is now her mission to fuse Eastern traditions with Western concepts of health to help you achieve your personal health goals by creating unique, integrated treatment plans.

Jude Eller

Practice Manager

Jude Eller - Sheffield Osteopathic Practice ManagerJude is more than likely to be the first person you meet when you visit the Practice. As well as welcoming patients and visitors, and keeping the rest of us organised, Jude does amazing work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly.

Jude lives in Meersbrook with her partner Paul, their son George and two cats Ruby and Fleur.

When Jude's not here, she enjoys long country walks & picnics with friends, yoga, listening to music and reading. She also bakes incredibly good chocolate cake.

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