Simon trained as a Physiotherapist at King's College, London and graduated in 2001. He spent 5 years working for the NHS in Kent before returning to his native Lancashire at the beginning of 2006. Since then, Simon has worked increasingly in the private healthcare sector at local private hospitals and clinics. Simon has spent most of his career working with people with Orthopaedic and Musculo-skeletal problems.
Lynley graduated in 2001 from the University of Otago New Zealand. She came to England in 2003 and has worked both for the NHS and the private sector. Lynley has spent most of her career working in Paediatrics and still sees young patients regularly. Since moving to Lancashire, Lynley has trained as a Pilates instructor (and now teaches Pilates instructors!) and lectured Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University for 2 years.
Carol graduated from Bradford Hospita'ls School of Physiotherapy in 1990. She worked in various NHS hospitals in Liverpool before specialising in the musculoskeletal field when she moved to the University Hospital Aintree in '92. Carol has worked alongside orthopaedic consultants in clinics as well as treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain and sports injuries. She also has a special interest in vestibular and balance disorders. In her spare time, Carol has a busy family life caring for 4 children and enjoys swimming and aerobics.
Hazel is joining the team as a Pilates Instructor, and specialist Antenatal Pilates Instructor. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in January 2007 with a post-graduate degree in Physiotherapy. She started working as a junior physiotherapist at Whiston Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary before joining the team at Royal Preston Hospital. Hazel gained a broad base of experience here before specialising as a senior physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Orthopaedics in 2008. Hazel has a strong interest in Pilates and Women's Health and has completed extra training in these areas. In her spare time, she likes to keep fit by walking, attending Pilates classes and running.
Neil Williams trained at the College of Foot Health Practitioners and qualified in 2007 after which he established a very successful domiciliary (home visit) business in the Isle of Man. In 2009, Neil moved to Manchester to study Podiatry at the University of Salford, graduating in 2012. While there he gained great experience ranging from diabetic foot care, nail surgery and biomechanical analysis. Neil has also helped out at the Manchester City Football Club Academy, treating both players and staff. Since leaving university, Neil has trained as a Kinesio Tapist. Garstang Physiotherapy Clinic is delighted to host Neil's company, 360 Foot Care, which provides a full Podiatry service: www.360footcare.co.uk.
Nigel qualified as a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist in 2008 with Premier Training International in his home city of Nottingham. He set up his own business 6 months later. Since then, Nigel has spent time with professional sports clubs, including Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Mansfield Town Football Club. Recently, Nigel relocated back to Lancashire and is now involved with Garstang Football Club. He has a strong interest in outdoor Sports including football, cricket, running and cycling and Nordic Walking. Garstang Physiotherapy Clinic is pleased to host Nigel's Sports Massage Therapy services: www.therapeutic2008.co.uk
Victoria Walmsley is a specialist Physiotherapist in Women's Health. She has over 5 years' experience treating specific continence problems including bowel and bladder related disorders, constipation and prolapses. Victoria qualified from Bradford University in 2002 thereafter gaining a wide range of Physiotherapy experience in musculoskeletal outpatients, medicine, intensive care, orthopaedics and paediatrics. She has extended her knowledge doing specific training courses with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health (ACPWH) for bladder and bowel disorders. She also runs core stability and Pilates classes for both women's health and general patients. Victoria joins the team at Garstang Physiotherapy Clinic as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Women's Health and as a Pilates Instructor.
Garstang Physiotherapy Clinic is happy to host specialist Neurological Physiotherapy services courtesy of Neurocare Physiotherapy Ltd : www.neurocarephysio.co.uk, with Sarah Jennings, who regularly runs clinics here and is also available for home visits. Sarah graduated from the University of Birmingham , BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1994. She then worked at Sandwell Hospital where she began to specialise in neurology. Following this she worked at various hospitals including University Hospital Birmingham and a rehabilitation unit in Tamworth, gaining wide neurological experience in both acute and rehabilitation settings. Sarah has worked with patients with a wide variety of neurological problems including stroke, multiple sclerosis, head injury and Parkinson's disease. She takes particular interest in the development of services for patients with multiple sclerosis. She has recently developed her skills in the management of spasticity and has qualified to inject botulinum toxin for spasticity.
Kelly started to sing at 6 years old and she has been teaching voice skills and singing since she was 14 years old. She trained as a Speech and Language Therapist at Manchester Metropolitan University graduating in 2009, worked as a Speech Therapist in the NHS before leaving to set up her own business as a Voice Coach with sung and spoken voices in 2010. Together with her experience and dual qualifications of HND Music Theatre and BSc (Hons) Speech Pathology and Therapy, Kelly is in a unique position to work with spoken and sung voices. Services available at Garstang Physiotherapy Clinic are private individual tuition for voice coaching, short courses, one off bookings for work on specific presentations and group sessions for healthy voices (spoken and sung). Clients have included, toastmasters, people auditioning for drama school, managers presenting at national conferences, or people who just wish to be able to make their voices heard at the meeting table or to re-build confidence in their speaking voice following injury or surgery. For more information, visit Kelly's website: www.voice-work.co.uk
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