Meet the Team

Gillian Brown, Osteopath, and Clinic Director heads up a multi-disciplinary team specialising in spinal care, sports injuries, and orthotics.

We have teamed up to create a multi-disciplinary clinic specialising in back care, sports injuries, and orthotics.
We take a personal, ‘hands-on’ approach to relieving your pain and getting you fit again.
Based in the centre of Harpenden, we treat patients with a very broad range of conditions.
You can expect a friendly welcome along with the highest standards of healthcare and professionalism.

Gillian Brown, Registered Osteopath

Gillian graduated from College of Osteopaths in 2008. Now running the Harpenden Sportsnspinal clinic which was set up in 2008 and has become a reputable, busy multi-disciplinary clinic.

Involved in sport all her life,  Gillian competed in National tennis tournaments and played in the American collegiate tennis system after gaining a tennis scholarship and studying sports science. She still plays for Great Britain in the Masters events.

Gillian has developed specialist areas of interest in her pursuit to be at the forefront of helping her patients;

Spinal injuries, in particular, unresolved disc and stenosis injuries in the lower back and neck. Investing in the latest technology; IDD Spinal decompression therapy and Tecar therapy to be at the forefront of non-invasive treatment of spinal injuries and chronic injuries. 

Her second area of interest is Gaitscan and custom orthotics to realign patients' biomechanics to aid injury recovery and sport’s performance. 

“I’m passionate about keeping others fit and healthy as I know how frustrating injuries can be.”

Marilyn Johnson: IDD Team

Marilyn has a background in Nursing. She worked in various hospitals in London then moved to Harpenden in 2003 following the birth of her children.
She worked 8 years as an out patients nurse at Harpenden Memorial Hospital before a relocation to Canada for 5 yrs with the family for a new experience!

Marilyn joined the IDD team in August 2018 and enjoys,
‘helping to improve the quality of life of acute or chronic back/ neck pain sufferers.’

James Haddon: IDD team,

Sports Massage, Conditioning/Rehabilitation


  • Degree in Sports and exercise science
  • Masters degree in Sports performance
  • UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach
  • Certified Personal trainer
  • Performance enhancement specialist
  • Sports massage therapist

Alyieana Rahim

Alyieana Rahim graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Sports Therapy from
Buckinghamshire New University.

Her vibrant personality shines through in her approach to patient care, always putting
their well-being as her top priority. Alyieana finds immense satisfaction in witnessing the
transformation of her patients, guiding them towards a pain-free life and helping them
achieve their fitness goals.
What sets Alyieana apart is her unique background as a former England artistic
gymnast, which brings a special perspective to her practice.

In her free time, she indulges in her passion for Formula 1 racing, showcasing her
diverse interests beyond the realm of sports therapy.