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.

HEALTHY & HAPPY FROM HEAD TO TOE!

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.

Chris graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic at the University of Glamorgan in 2001. Over the last 20 years in private practice he has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in Chiropractic. 


He joined the Chiropractic team at SANDS in 2020.

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.

I am a qualified podiatrist, registered with HCPC.


I have a degree in Podiatry alongside a sports therapy background, which enables me to provide advice and treatment to a wide range of foot and lower limb conditions.

My name is Anthony Davies and I am fascinated with the human condition, understanding why we think, behave, and feel the way we do. I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2006, applying what I had learnt to successfully manage, coach and develop individuals/teams within professional organisations, later undertaking 4 years of intense counselling training before qualifying. I am a Humanistic Existential counsellor, my main principles are Autonomy, Justice and Trustworthiness. I am committed to empowering change within individuals, my life's purpose is helping others flourish through the medium of counselling.


My focus is to always create a warm, safe, and supportive professional relationship, one of trust. I actively listen, communicate openly and promote one's own ability to determine their life path. I support and encourage self-awareness, through empowering you in identifying a deeper understanding of who you are and how you feel. We will explore together the possibility of creating new personal choices in line with what it is you want to change, leading to personal growth. Take the time and invest in yourself, make this year your best yet!

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. 

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


Email: mandy@valelaser.co.uk

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