Meet our staff

Stella Arden D.O. Principal Osteopath

Stella Arden D.O. Principal Osteopath

Stella graduated after the 4 year, full time course at the British School of Osteopathy, now called University College of Osteopathy, London, in 1984 and initially came to work in Lincolnshire for just a couple of years! Stella was invited to join Dr Peter Mansfield at his Grimoldby practice near Louth in 1986 and the practice has grown and consolidated with the help of several excellent Associates along the way. She established the practice in Woodhall Spa in 1991 and divides her week equally at both practices. Stella remains as committed as ever to Osteopathy and her special interest lies in helping people to achieve their full potential and recover confidence in their bodies, especially children. Indeed, her enthusiasm for her work is obvious to her patients as she is notorious for overrunning her appointments.

Saroja Etchell BSc (Hons) Ost.

Saroja Etchell BSc (Hons) Ost.

Saroja graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999. Prior to that she earned a Diploma in Classical Homeopathy from the London College of Classical Homeopathy in 1995, after a course which lasted for four years. She has also trained in the Canadian method of ear candling under a lady called Jill Fraser. Originally from Zimbabwe, Saroja has lived in the UK for more than 30 years and worked at Stella Arden & Associates in Louth since 2002. She uses both structural and cranial osteopathic techniques, combined with homeopathy as required. Saroja’s husband is also an osteopath and they have 2 sons and two rather large dogs!

David Etchell BSc (Hons) Ost.

David Etchell has joined the practice since June 2021 when he gallantly stepped in to assist with the growing number of patients seeking appointments with the osteopaths at Stella Arden & Associates. He qualified at the British School of Osteopathy (now called the University College of Osteopathy) in the 1990's. He is available for appointments at Louth on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Matt Aldridge Medical Acupuncturist

Matt Aldridge Medical Acupuncturist

Matt Aldridge became interested in Chinese Medicine as a result of his lifelong passion for Chinese Martial Arts. Since graduating from the University of Lincoln with a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2011, Matt has continued his training in sports related therapies, adding a qualification in Kinesio Taping in early 2014, and a qualification as a Personal Trainer in mid 2014. He is also qualified in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture, a procedure using acupuncture principles to provide a toning, uplifting and relaxing experience.

Matt is currently acting as a locum at our Woodhall Spa practice on a Tuesday, practicing acupressure massage, otherwise known as Tuina.

Ali English Receptionist and Medical Herbalist

Ali English Receptionist and Medical Herbalist

Ali has recently taken on the role of part time receptionist at the Louth practice following the retirement of Ann Stimson, Ali is also a Herbalist who has been working with herbs for over 20 years now, having first discovered them at the tender age of 13. An obsession quickly developed, leading to her eventually attending Lincoln University in pursuit of a degree in herbal medicine, which she gained in 2010. Ever since, she has taught an assortment of herbal workshops where she tries to pass on her love of the plants, as well as offering herbal consultations to provide relief and aid to those in need of it. It is her hope that by booking a consultation or workshop with her, you will be taking another step on your journey towards good health, and perhaps gain a lifelong appreciation for plant medicine in the process.

Fiona Pinder Practice Manager

Fiona Pinder Practice Manager

Fiona joined the team in August 2016 as the new Practice Manager. With many years of experience of travelling the country and working with people, Fiona will be your first port of call when making an enquiry or booking an appointment. In her spare time Fiona works for the charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide, taking her faithful German Shepherd dog Maggie to visit local care homes in and around Louth.