Here at SANDS Private Health Clinics, we take an integrated and holistic approach to your health needs. Your treatment plan will be discussed and the methods and techniques explained. Here's a few reasons why our patients trust us again and again.. 

Established & Experienced

All members of our team boast extensive experience in the healthcare sector and have been helping patients at SANDS Private Health Clinic since 2011!

Qualified & Accredited Practitioners

We have worked very hard to build a friendly and professional team, with qualifications and accreditation's in varied healthcare fields, ensuring we can fully cater our service to suit you.

Rated 5 Star Patient Service

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service levels each and every time. Why not see what some of our clients have to say?

Focused Diagnosis

We stay up-to-date with all of the latest healthcare techniques and research so that we’re always one step ahead when it comes to your health.


In 2011, Sarah Parfitt and Stephanie Smith joined forces to achieve their shared ambition of developing a multidisciplinary private healthcare clinic.

Each member of the SANDS Team has been hand selected and recruited to enable us to deliver our continuous company vision of providing a personable and quality lead healthcare service to the residents of Talbot Green and the surrounding South Wales valleys.

Each practitioner has studied for the minimum of three years to obtain the necessary qualifications, registrations and experience to try and ensure that your physical and mental health remains in tip top condition.

Meet the team

My name is Stephanie Smith and I am a director and co-founder of SANDS Private Health Clinic.

I graduated from the University of South Wales, formerly the University of Glamorgan in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in chiropractic.

Following graduating in August 2007 I went on to work as a Chiropractor in established private clinics in Port Talbot and Talbot Green, South Wales.

Circumstances at that time then allowed me to purchase Vale Chiropractic, Talbot Green, later in 2007 as my own business. Due to the demand and continued volume of work needed to run and build Vale Chiropractic from a part time clinic into a full-time clinic, I left my job in Beaches Chiropractic, Port Talbot in 2009.

From 2009 onwards, with the help and support of my family, I continued to mould Vale Chiropractic into a multi-disciplinary health care business. This journey then resulted in me meeting Sarah Parfitt in 2011 where we then incorporated podiatry/chiropody into the multi-disciplinary health care services offered at Vale Chiropractic Clinic. In 2012 Sarah and I formed a partnership where we bought the property/offices of Vale Chiropractic at 67 Talbot Road, Talbot Green and established SANDS Private Health Clinic.

Since 2012 Sarah and I have continued to strive to build and promote private multi-disciplinary health care, with us also opening a second clinic in 2015 in Llwynypia, Rhondda. I now work as the principle Chiropractor from both clinics as well as going back to my university roots where I also work as a part time tutor in chiropractic at the University of South Wales.

I started my healthcare career in 1997 and practised nursing at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and then subsequently gaining experience at UHW and Royal Glamorgan hospitals. Since then, I worked as a Podiatrist with Cwm Taf University Health Board. I consequently successfully established SANDS Private Clinic with Stephanie, opening and operating health care clinics at Talbot Green and Llwynypia in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

I started my nurse training 20 years ago and since then I have been working within the NHS in the acute settings. For the past eight years, I have also been in involved in Aesthetic treatments. Branching into skin treatments was an issue close to my heart after suffering from severe cystic acne for many years. In the past three years, I have had the opportunity to not only continue this practice but get more involved with aspects of management within SANDS Private Health Clinic.

I Graduated from WIOC in 2016 with a Master of Chiropractic, and have been working here at SANDS Private Health Clinic since. I take a special interest in sports-related injuries and rehab as well as general complaints.

Amy Baker graduated as a Chiropractor from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIoC) in July this year (2019), following a five-year undergraduate masters degree (M.Chiro).

During her time at university, she completed CPD courses (Continuing Professional Development) which include Upper and Lower Extremity Adjusting, Fascial Movement Taping and OMT Medical Acupuncture, to broaden her knowledge and skills for the forever developing profession of chiropractic.

Hi I'm Bethany and I'm a fully qualified Podiatrist with SANDS Private Health Clinics. I'm fully qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry since 2010. I have over 9 years NHS and private practice experience.

Hi I'm Stuart, I'm a fully qualified Podiatrist here at SANDS Private Health Clinics. I graduated from UWIC with a BSC Hons in 2009 and began dual practising with both SANDS Private Clinic in 2018 and the NHS.

Hannah graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BSc Honours degree in Podiatry in 2015. Hannah has worked in the care sector for over 25 years and is dedicated in helping patients achieve and maintain the best foot care possible. She has treated many conditions of the foot ranging from; wounds, ingrowing toenails, nail surgery, thickened and deformed nails, corns, calluses, verrucas and fungal infections.

Sarah Taylor is an HCPC registered Podiatrist. She graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2017 with a Podiatry BSc(Hons). She went on to gain experience as a Domiciliary Podiatrist and is currently studying a Masters Degree in Health Research.

Her clinical interests include wound healing, patient education and health promotion, sport injury and the study of disease.

Sarah has recently joined SANDS Private Health Clinic working with other healthcare professionals, gaining further knowledge and skills, striving to bring the best standards of care possible to patients.

I am Clare Williams and I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling from the University of Glamorgan, an advanced certificate in relationship therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision from the University of South Wales. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

Hi I'm Jackie, I am a qualified counsellor with a Postgraduate Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Wales, Newport (2007) and I am a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I received my accreditation in 2012.

My name is Karl Smith and I work as a sports massage therapist at SANDS Private Health Clinic. I qualified from Llwynypia College with a diploma in sports massage in 2004. I now work part-time at both clinic locations and due to my sporting background, which was what first got me interested in sports massage therapy, I have a keen interest in sport injuries. 

I am Kirsty Davies and I am a Level 3 qualified Sports Massage Therapist. I am currently studying Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy at Neath Port Talbot College and will qualify in June 2019. I am also qualified in Kinesiology sports taping, dry needling/medical acupuncture, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation), cupping therapy and warm bamboo massage and incorporate these techniques into my treatments.

Our Audiologist & Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, Kim, started her career in Audiology 16 years ago after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology in 2002 at Cardiff University. She then used her degree to pursue her desire to work for the NHS and trained further to become a qualified Audiologist for ABMU Health Board. Kim qualified as a clinical Audiologist in 2003 and continued into a senior role to become a mentor for BSc Audiology students.

After a long and fulfilling 12 years working for the NHS, Kim’s passion for Audiology and further learning led her to a new role working for a private sector business where she continued her learning and development of current hearing device technology. On passing further exams at Aston University, Kim then registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) as a Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD).

In 2014 Kim trained at University College London to be able to perform micro suction ear wax removal and has since set up ear wax removal clinics throughout South Wales for a local business and for a National company.

In 2017 Kim was nominated by two of her clients for ‘Audiologist of the Year 2017’ award where she received a certificate of commendation for her services.

With this vast amount of experience working for the NHS and the private sector, Kim decided it was time to start up her own hearing healthcare business to be able to provide a flexible service to clients in her local area.

Vale Hearing Healthcare provides a mobile and clinic- based service to the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding areas. Clients can be assessed in the comfort of their own home at a time which is best suited for their needs. Kim can provide a bespoke hearing device and service which caters for an individual’s needs and lifestyle. We offer a vast range of hearing aid styles and technology levels and our aim is to provide a highly qualified and professional service with outstanding aftercare.

Hi i'm Mandy, I am a fully qualified NVQ4 laser and light specialist at Vale Laser. I have been practising for over 5 years as a laser consultant and pioneer the latest equipment and techniques using the New Lumenis Desire laser for hair removal. Our technology is fast and virtually pain free with amazing results


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