Meet The Team


Frank Loftus D.C MMCA

Having farmed after leaving school, Frank retrained in his late 40's as a chiropractor (McTimoney approach). He began practising in his own home, and has been running the Rose and Crown Clinic for the last 20 years. He loves walking and studying philosophy. Frank is now retired but still enjoys over seeing the running of the clinic.


Shona Loftus D.C MMCA

Shona qualified in 1998 and practiced at the Rose and Crown for two years before moving to work and live in Exeter . Now her children are at school she has returned to the clinic to work on Wednesday.


Anne Hext


Anne first worked in the Health and Fitness industry, and specialised in remedial support for two years. As a sports enthusiast, she suffered injuries that needed chiropractic attention. This inspired her to follow her calling in chiropractic, completing five years study and gaining a first class honours degree.


Emily Van Wyk
BA (hons) CHIRO

While completing her BA in Classical Studies, Emily had a fall while out riding and needed chiropractic care. She went on to finish her degree in Classical Studies before training as a Chiropractor. Emily has a particular interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. She enjoys all sports and continues to be a keen horse rider.


Steve Rule BSc (Hons) Chiropractor

Steven originates from Cornwall, from there he moved onto study a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham.  His science degree led to Steven being offered a place studying Chiropractic at the McTimoney College, Oxford.  He uses his own successful blend of chiropractic techniques and dry needling.  He now lives in Combe Martin and enjoys taking his boat out with his family.


John Spurr 
BSc(Hons) BA(Hons) MCSP

After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Philosophy, John fell in love with Exmoor and the North Devon coast. He found true inspiration in the benefit of physical therapy to counter the effects of being a keen surfer and musician. Qualification and practice in both holistic and sports massage therapy only fuelled his ambition, leading him to return to study in 2011 and gain a degree in physiotherapy. John has now settled in the area with his wife and loves surfing, photography, tennis and music


Julie Rule
MLS Laser Practitioner


Simon King

Simon gained a First Class degree in Philosophy before studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the mid 1980s. He set up a clinic in Exeter where he still works with his wife. He learnt to read medical Chinese at an early stage and having access to Chinese books and journals has been an important influence on his work. As well as greatly enjoying practicing he also teaches Herbal Medicine.


Tara Gibson
Reflexologist, Indian Head Massage, Reiki

Tara is an extensively experienced Reflexologist of 25 years.

The aim of Reflexology is to trigger the body to rebalance itself physically and mentally. It may be beneficial for Stress/anxiety, Low energy levels. Post viral fatigue, Depression, Hormonal imbalances, Fertility, IBS and more.

Tara has found that incorporating the Hot stones into her Reflexology treatments has created a session on a deeper level. Her treatments are tailored to the client’s  individual needs in a safe and confidential environment.

Tara also provides a de-stress treatment of a combination of Reflexology & Indian Head Massage.


Lyanne Motteram 

Lyanne offers pain free, gentle and effective foot health treatments, offering appointments at the clinic as well as home visits.  She is able to treat children right through to the elderly and enjoys the variety this job offers.

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Charlotte Parker
BA(hons) and Reiki Practitioner

Charlotte qualified as a Reiki Practitioner in 2007 and has since developed her own style of Reiki sessions that are attuned to who she works with. Charlotte offers Reiki appointments on Saturday mornings. 
Charlotte also works as a Family photographer and loves to explore the moorlands and coastline.
For more information and to book a Reiki session visit:


Jemma Jones
BSc (hons) Phsiotherapy MBTPA Cert. ECBS

Jemma qualified as a chartered Physiotherapist in 2001 and as a Bowen Therapist in 2008.  She has worked in several NHS Hospitals including Guy's and St. Thomas'; and has also worked at King Edwards VII's Private Hospital, London.  She has run her own private Bowen practice since 2008.


Ruth Carter
BSc (hons)

Ruth has been providing a range of professional massage therapies for a number of years, including relaxing, stress-relieving aromatherapy massage, invigorating, tension-relieving sports massage, reflexology, pregnancy massage, deeply-soothing hot stone massage and reiki. Further to this she is currently studying for her degree in Sports Therapy.

For appointments:
07793 096703 or

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Charlotte Yonge
PhD, DipELD.

Charlotte trained to be a teacher and Creative Journal Expressive Arts facilitator, a sort of visual self counselling approach. She has worked with an educational trust for 40 years using arts in the landscape and published a card deck and photobooks on the theme of the healing power of Nature. She believes that creative journaling is a very effective tool in solving emotional issues for both young and old.

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Audrey Smith
Embodyment ™ practitioner, Svaroopa™ yoga teacher, Theta™ healer

Audrey discovered Svaroopa™, a unique style of yoga from America, after a serious back injury abruptly curtailed a passionate career in surfing. Her spine finally began to heal through practising this type of yoga. Her love is to share what she considers the magic of ‘opening’ one’s spine. With over 15 years of experience Audrey is one of the few   Svaroopa™ practitioners in the UK.  She also offers a new cutting edge therapy called Theta™, an elegant system using the theta brain wave and kinesiology for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.

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Anna Worthingtion

Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accredited), Person Centred Counsellor

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Abi Howarth


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07930 887717


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Sarah Carrington

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Karen Harrison


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07990 560860

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Lucy Gore


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01598 760276