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.

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SANDS Private Health Clinic


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.

Sarah Parfitt is a healthcare leader with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She is the founder and Director of Sands Private Health Clinic, where she works to provide the highest quality of care to her patients.

Sarah is a compassionate and skilled healthcare provider, and is dedicated to constantly improving her clinic and the services it offers. As a visionary leader, Sarah inspires her team to excel and is deeply committed to improving the lives of her patients.

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.

I completed the MChiro degree in 2023 & joined SANDS as a chiropractor soon after. Alongside my chiropractic degree, I have completed additional training in acupuncture & dry needling. I enjoy treating a wide variety of complaints and love to see improvements that can be made to people's lives through chiropractic.

Cameron is studying Sports and Exercise Therapy at USW. He is a qualified Level 4 Sports Masseuse. He also has a Level 2 Fitness Instructor Qualification soon to be Level 3 Personal Trainer. He enjoys all aspects of health, fitness and rehabilitation. When he's not on the pitch himself playing rugby he can be found pitch-side doing first aid on match days.

Massage has been so helpful for me in recovering from injury and also for relaxation and well-being. This inspired me to help others with massage. I trained as a massage therapist in 2019, in Swedish massage, and have since also gained qualifications in deep tissue and sports massage. I love working with people and provide an individualised approach to suit the person, blending the different styles and techniques I have trained in.

Bethany is a highly skilled Podiatrist with a passion for helping people improve their overall foot health. She received her BSc (Hons) Podiatry in 2010 and has been working in both NHS and private practice ever since.

Bethany is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques and technologies in order to provide the best possible care to her patients. She is a dedicated member of the Sands Private Health Clinic team and is committed to working collaboratively with her colleagues to deliver top-quality care to all of her patients.

Paul Deacon is a dedicated and compassionate podiatrist who has years of experience working in the NHS and private sector. 

He is skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle health conditions, including diabetes and biomechanics. Paul is committed to improving the lives of his patients and brings a positive and professional approach to his work. 

He is a valuable asset to the Sands Private Health Clinic team and is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies in order to provide the best possible care to his patients.

Stephanie is a highly qualified Foot Health Practitioner who is dedicated to helping her patients improve and maintain the health of their feet.

Stephanie has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her field. She is skilled in treating a range of foot health conditions, Stephanie is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques and technologies in order to provide the best possible care to all of her patients.

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Join Our Team!

SANDS Private Clinic is seeking talented professionals to join our team, including chiropractors, podiatrists, massage therapists, advanced skin aesthetic practitioners, and receptionists.

Why choose us?

  • Competitive packages tailored to each role.
  • Relaxed, friendly atmosphere fostering a supportive environment.
  • Career development opportunities and access to cutting-edge technology.
  • Collaborative work environment promoting teamwork and skill sharing.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Ask about our job vacancies and apply today to join the SANDS Private Clinic family!


other healthcare SERVICES

Swedish massage is light to medium pressure and is suitable for general aches and pains. This type of massage soothes tight muscles, boosts well-being and is beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, by applying long gliding massage strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Sports massage is deep/firm pressure that also uses stretching and trigger point muscle techniques which offers specific relief for sports or repetitive injuries.

Benefits of Massage Therapy:

  • Reduces discomfort, muscular pain and tension
  • Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
  • Promotes healing
  • Improve joint range of motion and muscle function
  • Aids sleep quality and quantity
  • Reduces symptoms of psychological and physical stress
  • Reduces emotional and physical stress
  • Eases back and chronic pain
  • Pain reduction and management alongside chiropractic
  • Can enhance sports performance and help prevent injury

Types of Injuries sports massage can help:

    • Muscle Strains
    • Ligament Sprains
    • Tendinopathy
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Sub-acromial impingement syndrome (SAPS)
    • Tennis/ golfers' elbow
    • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Bursitis

SANDS Private Clinic offers a wide range of skin aesthetics and skin care treatments designed to replenish, resurface and tighten your skin to reveal a youthful new glow. 

We can offer;

  • Eyebrow microblading
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Facials and scalp massage
  • Dermaplaning
  • Plus more coming soon

To book a patch test, please contact us on 01443 238232 or use our online enquiry form below. 

SANDS Private Clinic has teamed up with Vale Laser Aesthetics, to offer our clients and patients the latest in advanced skin and hair laser treatments.

At our clinic we can offer;

  • Laser hair removal 
  • Tattoo removal
  • HIFU face and neck lift
  • Thread veins
  • Pigmentation

For more information or availability please contact our team or visit Vale Laser Aesthetics

At SANDS we have four Medico-Legal consultants. Our specialists offer a range of orthopaedic and sports orthopaedic evaluation, insurance assessments and HGV Medicals. They can treat patients suffering from a range of injuries to the;

  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Foot & ankle
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow

For more information or availability please contact our team or visit Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics website.

Are you a healthcare professional looking for convenient and affordable clinical room rental? Why not try SANDS Private Health Clinics, we have various multi purpose clinical rooms available for one off or block bookings. Features include;

  • Large reception and waiting area
  • Face to face and telephone staff greeting service
  • 5 multi purpose clinical rooms
  • 3 large clinical rooms
  • Open from Mon- Fri 9am - 7pm & Sat 9am - 2pm
  • Rates from as little as £12.50 per hour

For more information or availability please contact our team for more details.

Suspect you have a hearing problem? Speak to SANDS who now offer clinical Audiology and Ear Wax Removal services via the BestHear partnership. 

BestHear are local clinical Audiology and Ear Wax Removal specialists that offer both private home visits, or appointments at the main SANDS Talbot Green clinic. They can help with;

  • High device volume
  • Difficulty understanding words
  • Asking others to speak louder and slower
  • Muffling of speech and sounds
  • Needing visual subtitles
  • Ear irritation from excess ear wax
  • Plus more

For more information or availability please contact our team or visit BestHear

Patient Testimonials

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