4 Trafford Rd Alderley Edge SK9 7NT
Reduce pain……..Move well……..Perform better……..
- The treatment was really effective and without doubt facilitated a faster return to normality and very much assisted my improving self-confidence.
Margaret Seabrook, Patient
- Can we just say a really big thank you because you helped not just his body get better but you really helped him get his head straight about his injury and provided him with light at the end of the tunnel. So thank you so very much – it is something that money cannot buy.
- I have always found your service to be very thorough and professional and I have been very satisfied with the treatment I have received. You always understood my priorities and my need to achieve a speedy recovery from injury.
Mr C Unsworth, Patient
- I have personally referred many very difficult problems to this practice as I have great faith in their skills and ability. Objective results and patient satisfaction over the years have been excellent.
Graham Keys, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- I have worked with Angela Jackson for many years and she has provided an outstanding clinical service for those patients who require conservative treatment and in the post operative recovery phase
Phil Turner, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon
- I cannot recommend highly enough the treatment I have received from Mr Glen Davies. He is a great motivator - he has given me the reassurance and confidence to undertake more challenging physio exercises each session. I am delighted with the results.
- Thanks for sorting out my dad, much appreciated.
Fiona and Kelly we very professional and really helpful and caring.
- I just wanted to say the therapists were marvellous.
Mary aged 94
- Having come out of hospital, I could hardly walk. It was arranged for the home visit team to come to my home. These sessions gave me the confidence to walk unaided, to drive my car, to get my life back to normal. I cannot thank enough Fiona Ridley and Vicky Wilson for their excellent service and for their kind approach.
Mrs W- Patient
Welcome to Physiofit
We are a large physiotherapy clinic with a wealth of experience with a reputation for understanding our clients’ needs and providing excellent services in an approachable and caring way.
At Physiofit Ltd we treat the person, not just the symptoms.
“We will work with you proactively to support you in reaching long lasting optimum health and peak performance.”
Angela Jackson – Director of Physiofit Ltd
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Angela Jackson MCSP AACP ACPSM
Angela has been involved in treating people in sports at all levels both in the UK and Canada for the last 28 years. She has worked with the England Volleyball team, Cheshire Hockey and is the Consultant Physio to all the Cheshire Cricket teams. Her major interest is in prevention of injuries, in particular in children as they grow. She launched the Posturefit screening programme 16 years ago to identify how to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Angela has used her unique screening programme with athletes from a broad spectrum of sports and helped over 15 young athletes realise their sporting dreams in representing their country in their chosen sport including her own two children. Her particular areas of expertise are in hockey, golf, running, cricket and nordic walking.
In the last few years she has become a dedicated running physio training with The Running School and with Blaise DuBois from the Running Clinic in Canada. She presents on a number of topics to schools, clubs and elite teams in how to be a success in sport and on injury prevention and performance in running.
Jean Thistleton MCSP MSOM AACP
Jean has extensive musculoskeletal and sports injury experience gathered through both post-graduate training and clinical practice. She spent over 10 years at a leading local private hospital running the physiotherapy department and set up specialised sports injury and back clinics, working closely with many specialist consultants in the area.
She then went on to join the Physiofit team nearly 15 years ago offering specialist treatment of headache and migraine aa well as acupuncture for additional pain management and promotion of healing. Jean is skilled in the highly specialised treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (including performing the Epley manoeuvre) and vestibular rehabilitation.
Jean herself plays Senior County tennis for Cheshire, is a British Ski Club gold standard skier, and horse rides to an advanced level, giving her a thorough understanding of the requirements of various sports.
Karen McLaughlin MCSP
Since graduating with a BSc (Honours) degree from the University of Manchester, Karen has worked in a variety of physiotherapy settings.
She began her career in the NHS, where she gained valuable experience in fields such as orthopaedics and rheumatology and obtained her Diploma in Injection Therapy.
In addition to her work as an Associate in private practice, Karen was physiotherapist to the Cheshire, North of England and Great Britain Hockey Teams. In this role, she was very much involved in their sports screening programme to help minimise potential or recurrent injuries.
This experience has led to Karen’s specialist interest in injury prevention and the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders.
Claire Davidson BSc Hons MCSP
Claire gained extensive experience in the NHS as a Specialist Physiotherapist. She was an Extended Scope Practitioner working with Orthopaedic Consultants in clinics where she has had sole responsibility for ongoing medical management.
Claire has extensive experience in joint and soft tissue injections with diplomas in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy. Her additional skills include acupuncture for pain relief; muscle balance techniques for postural and sports injury problems and treating all musculoskeletal disorders.
Claire was a full international swimmer and now uses that experience to screen the region’s top swimmers identifying risk areas and developing performance. She also achieved county levels for tennis and hockey, which she continues to play at Cheshire League level.
Glen Davies BSc HONS (Sport & Exercise Science), BSc (Physiotherapy) MCSP
Glen is an experienced musculoskeletal & sports physiotherapist having worked across a wide range of disciplines. He has a strong strength & conditioning background & as a keen tri-athlete & snowboarder, he understands the need for a multi-modal approach to both rehab and fitness, and has applied this across a wide range of sports.
Cycling is Glen’s preferred sport and has helped to create the Physiofit 4 cyclists screening programme so that he can work with other cyclists & triathletes to improve their performance as well promote faster recovery from injury.
Glen has worked at the Manchester City Football Club Academy treating and training young elite athletes. Over the last 3 years he has worked extensively with the Cheshire Cricket Academy players screening, treating and providing strength & conditioning programmes in order to prevent injuries before they have chance to strike.
Glen is acupuncture trained and has a keen interest in the back and pelvic conditions. He uses a manual therapy approach to his treatments and is currently undergoing a Masters level degree in Advanced Manual Physiotherapy practice.
Emma Wellard MCSP, MSc, HPC, AACP
Emma graduated from the University of Salford in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. Emma began working in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and over the years has gained much experience working in private practice and with sports men and women. Due to her keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, Emma completed an MSc in sports and exercise medicine in 2010 and gained enormously from the course.
Emma is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and has experience in teaching clinical Pilates on a 1:1 basis and within a class setting. Emma is a keen horse rider and has a special interest in assessing and treating the postural problems and muscle imbalance issues that riders often encounter.
Emma has been privileged to work with elite athletes across sports such as gymnastics, football and skiing and has found the experience gained whilst working with these individuals and teams has provided her with the knowledge and skills required to successfully treat sports people of all ages and abilities.
Kate Walton B.Sc(Hons) MCSP
Kate has over 20 years of experience working in the musculoskeletal field. She has extensive post graduate qualifications the most recent at 1st class masters level in extended health care proficiencies.
Kate works in the NHS in a large emergency department as a specialist physiotherapist with acute injuries. She has worked with women’s county hockey squads for 15 years, is currently involved with junior rugby and worked in the 2012 Olympic Games as a volunteer physiotherapist. With this experience, combined with being a keen squash player and runner she has developed a special interest in sports injury prevention and treatment in adults and children.
She was pleased to rejoin the Physiofit team in 2011 after being Angela’s original associate.
Joann qualified in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy having previously gained a degree in Anatomical Sciences. She has vast NHS experience in all areas of Physiotherapy including orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, and paediatrics. Alongside her NHS role, where she is currently a senior Physiotherapist Joann has worked in private practice for 2 years.
Prior to training as a physiotherapist Joann worked for a leading pharmaceutical company where she specialised in medical management of pain. This enables her to understand the holistic needs of the patients she treats.
Joann enjoys many sports, with a particular passion for skiing. She has a keen interest in the clinical application of Pilates. Using this to re-educate her patients on posture and increasing body awareness helps to reduce pain and prevent injuries in all environments from the workplace to the playing fields.
Joann aims to understand the biomechanics associated with sports injuries and is passionate about preventing future problems as well as helping her patients gain full potential quickly following a setback.
Alexa Dawson MCSP AACP
Alexa qualified from Southampton University gaining an BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1996. She currently works as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the NHS in Orthopaedics and has over 14 years experience working with musculoskeletal problems. Her area of special interest is knees. Her previous experience includes working as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University assisting in the development and delivery of the Physiotherapy programme. Alexa worked in Australia where she gained a postgraduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University. More recently she has worked as an Orthopaedic Clinical Team leader at The Alexandra Hospital working alongside Phil Turner and David Johnson in the Sports Injuries Clinic. Here she was also responsible for the development and implementation of clinical guidelines for the specialist treatment of lower limb injuries and post surgical patients.
In 2006 Alexa gained an MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and recent qualifications include completion of the Extended Proficiencies postgraduate course at Salford University and completion of the Orthopaedic Injection Therapy course gained at Keele University.
Fiona Ridler MCSP
Fiona qualified as a physiotherapist in 1986 and has since worked extensively within Neurological and Rehabilitation settings. This has included; the Oswestry Spinal Injuries Unit, Hobart Tasmania Head Injuries Centre, the Neuro input to Care of the Elderly Services within Trafford, Macclesfield’s Neuro-gym and for the last 5 years she have provided a physiotherapy service in the local community.
She feels that physiotherapy should aim to ensure a person’s potential is met and to maintain that ability where possible whatever the person’s age.
Fiona Wallis MCSP SRP
Fiona is a specialist physiotherapist working in Women’s Health. She has 14 years experience in treating women with continence and pelvic floor problems.
She qualified at St Mary’s Hospital in London and has worked in the NHS and privately. Presently she works within the NHS in this specialist role.
Fiona offers her expertise to women with bladder problems and pelvic floor weakness. This includes treatment for stress incontinence, urgency and insensible loss, vaginal prolapse and pain, post operative advice following gynae and bladder surgery, post natal advice and treatment for bowel incontinence and urgency.
Fiona says “These are very personal problems and it takes courage for someone to seek help. Whether after the birth of a baby, following gynae surgery, around the menopause or at any time there is always something that can help. I would always recommend women tried conservative treatment before choosing surgery or medication.”
Deborah Pace Podiatrist and Chiropodist
Deborah graduated from Salford University in 1994, and has 13 years experience working for a Central London N.H.S Primary Care Trust, specializing in Biomechanics, Paediatrics and Diabetic Foot care. In 2007 Deborah relocated back to Cheshire where she has established herself as a private practitioner.
Her aim is to prevent or treat foot problems, to reduce pain, maintain mobility and provide advice to enable patients to make informed decisions in managing their own foot health.
Deborah offers a Regular Maintenance Chiropody service as well as Biomechanical Assessments. Her treatments include prescription orthoses, lower limb acupuncture and tailored exercise programmes.
Kelly Hanson, Holistic Therapist
Kelly is a Holistic Practitioner offering Reflexology, Reiki, and all forms of Massage, including Sports Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Aromatherapy, Abdominal Massage and Trigger Point massage. She is currently studying Nutritional therapy at The Nutritional Healing Foundation (NHF). Her depth of knowledge of natural health, vitamins, minerals and supplements is of great benefit to her clients.
She is warm and sympathetic therapist who enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to improve health, vitality and wellbeing. She offers professional and practical advice on pain management and lifestyle, where appropriate. She is passionate in her belief that we should take full control of our own health as a system of healing, and she will work intuitively with you to assess your needs to create and guide towards individual goals.
Kelly is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a full Member of The Association and Register of Colonic Hydrotherapists (ARCH) and International Association and Register of Integrative Colon Therapist and Trainers (RICTAT) and The Nutritional Healing Foundation (NHF).
Pam Lob BSc (Hons) Psychology, Adv. Dip Holistic Hypnotherapy, Dip. Counselling
Pam Lob is an experienced practitioner having completed a degree in Psychology she then went on to qualify in Holistic Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and Counseling. She is a Member of the British Psychology Society, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and The Hypnotherapy Association.
Her approach is totally holistic looking at your mind, body, and spirit. She will focus on all areas of your life to decide what is the most effective way forward for you to instigate positive and effective changes in your life and develop optimum health and well-being.
Pam’s aim is to help you develop a positive mind and outlook on life; to improve your health and happiness and give you the skills to cope when the road of life is rocky.
Angela Bailey BA (Hons), DipRSA, DipION, MBANT
Angela Bailey is a graduate, who has trained as a nutritional therapist with the internationally-recognised Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION), founded by Patrick Holford, in London.
She has a special interest in women’s hormonal health, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, digestive complaints and sports nutrition.
For a number of years, she has also been involved in training nutritionists and has recently been appointed as an external examiner for the ION foundation degree course in Nutritional Therapy.
Tanya Mackenzie BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PgCert OMT, MSc MCSP
Tanya graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1988; she initially worked in a spinal injuries unit in Cape Town. This was followed by a varied career practicing in all disciplines of physiotherapy, adult and paediatric neurology, musculoskeletal and sports injuries, general orthopaedics, out-patient respiratory, antenatal and cardiac rehabilitation.
In 1997 she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Tanya moved to the UK from South Africa in 2008 and in 2012 she completed a Masters in Trauma and Orthopaedic Management at Salford University.
Although she has experience and enjoys treating all musculoskeletal disorders, she has developed a special interest in the shoulder complex and temporomandibular (jaw) area. She is currently doing a PhD researching the relationship between shoulder biomechanics and various shoulder pathologies in sportsmen and non-sportsmen.
I graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2008 with a Sports massage and rehabilitation degree. Since graduating I have gained experience by working with elite athletes such as Australian, Kenyan and more recently appointed the soft tissue therapist for the England Athletics team at the Commonwealth Games pre camp in 2014.
I first became interested in sport from a young age, competing in gymnastics and progressing to athletics at the age of 14. Early into my Athletics career, I was ranked top 10 over all three middle distance events. I am currently competing at National level primarily over 1500m, reaching the Olympic trials and National AAA championships in 2012.
The many years of sporting experience have helped me understand the importance of treating injuries through soft tissue treatment and massage therapy. The frustrations of injuries can affect people physically and emotionally and with that experience, I will offer a versatile approach to ensure you return to full functional fitness.
Jenna can now add 2015 English and inter Counties 5000m champion to his list of titles!
Jilly Burrows- podiatrist
Jilly graduated from the University of Salford in July 1999 with a first class honours degree in Podiatry. Her work experience has been for various NHS Primary Care Trusts as well as in Private Practice.
After working in research Jilly has developed her experience in the analysis of the body’s movement in relation to the feet from a musculo-skeletal point of view and its application in sports such as skiing and cycling.
Jilly aims to reduce pain and improve efficiency and performance.
I graduated from MMU as a mature student with plenty of life skills to enhance my profession. I have always worked in a domiciliary or intermediate care setting and love the opportunity it allows me to see the person holistically and truly understand their needs and challenges.
I have a real passion for preventative physiotherapy especially for falls prevention and maintaining peoples independence. I have a certificate in APPI Pilates and use this to influence my home exercise programs.
I have worked in the NHS for Pennine Care across a wide range of domiciliary teams but predominantly the falls prevention team and also for Cheshire East. My aim is to help Physiofit develop a comprehensive private falls prevention service in the Alderley Edge area.
Richard qualified in 2010 from the University of Nottingham gaining a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. He started working in the NHS, gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy, completing his Acupuncture training and he now specialises in musculoskeletal injuries and problems.
Richard has an interest in a multitude of sports, playing hockey for Knutsford, tennis in a county league and completing Triathlons. This finished with him completing the 2014 London Triathlon for charity.
This interest in sports and sporting injuries has led to him starting a Masters degree at the University of Bath, in Sports Physiotherapy. This is enabling him to gain a further insight into the cause, treatment and prevention of elite and amateur sporting injuries.
Hayley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and has worked for the NHS for both Mid and East Cheshire gaining extensive knowledge in community based physiotherapy.
Hayley has a specialist interest and training in older persons care. She has responsibility for running pulmonary rehabilitation providing education and exercise sessions within the NHS.
Vicki qualified as a physiotherapist in London in 1988 and worked at a senior level at leading teaching hospitals before moving to Manchester.
She has over 20 years experience specialising in acute and chronic respiratory care with particular interests in hyperventilation syndrome, cardio-thoracics and cardiac rehabilitation.As well as working in the NHS, Vicki worked as a senior clinician developing the physiotherapy respiratory service, and then as Physiotherapy Manager, at a local leading independent hospital.
Natalie Johnson BSc Hons, HCPC, MCSP
Natalie graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Having worked in both the NHS and private practice she has gained wide ranging experience. Her main area of practice is orthopaedics, as well as a strong background in neurological and medical rehabilitation.
Natalie has a particular interest in core stability, balance and gait rehabilitation of the complex patient and has had attended further training in this area of physiotherapy, including Pilates, Tai chi and neurological rehabilitation. She is qualified with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute to teach Pilates mat work 1 and mat work 2 and has experience of delivering 1:1 and group sessions.
Prior to training as a physiotherapist Natalie worked in the Health and Fitness industry as a fitness instructor, both in a large health club and with private clients.
Through her knowledge, experience and skills Natalie aims to assist patients regain their full physical potential whilst also developing confidence in their abilities.