OUR STAFF

At Withington Physiotherapy, our patient and friendly staff will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. Our mission is to provide the highest level of healthcare to the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area.  All our physiotherapists are HCPC registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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TERESA BARRETT

Physiotherapist

Teresa qualified in 2003 with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Liverpool.  She also holds an Msc in Trauma and Orthopaedics from the University of Salford (2013).
Teresa is experienced in treating all musculoskeletal conditions including spinal pain, whiplash and sports injuries.  She practices acupuncture and is a member of the AACP for treating a variety of pain related musculoskeletal conditions.  She has a special interest in treating spinal conditions, jaw/ tempromandibular joint (TMJ) problems and vestibular dizziness such as Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis and cervical dizziness. Teresa is qualified in APPI Pilates with experience in treating classes and 1:1 training sessions.  Teresa has extensive experience in treating performers, particularly musicians and is BAPAM registered. When Teresa is not working she is a keen cyclist, runner and mother to 2 young energetic boys.
Teresa works across the two sites of Oak Road and Withington Baths.

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RICHARD HIGGS

Physiotherapist

Richard has a BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy and is from a triathlon background,  competing for Team GB at age group level. He still has a very keen interest in this sport but mainly concentrates on running and plans to complete the Manchester marathon yearly. He also has a keen interest in Rugby and has previous experience providing physiotherapy for Didsbury Toc H Rugby club. Richard has experience in treating professional dancers, strong men, amateur tennis players, rugby players, swimmers and youth gymnasts. He also provides 1:1 clinical Yoga. Richard is our specialist men's health physiotherapist.  Treatment involves establishing a management plan to help you return to normal function or optimally manage your symptoms. This can include (but is not limited to) education, life style management, pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercise rehabilitation.

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HELEN GILL

Physiotherapist

Helen qualified with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University and also holds a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (VTCT). Helen has a keen interest in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, exercise therapy and sports massage/manual therapy. Helen started her sporting career in gymnastics and trampolining and dancing, competing for the north of England at a young age. Helen has provided first aid, sports massage and physiotherapy advice at a number of sporting and charity events such as the Tour of Tameside, Soccer aid in 2017 and BBC Sport Relief 2017 & 2018. Helen enjoys fitness and weight training, holidays and day trips with friends

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BEN SAY

Physiotherapist

Ben is conscientious and experienced physiotherapist in both adult and children's musculoskeletal conditions. He has extensive experience in Sports Physiotherapy and is currently the Lead Academy Physiotherapist for Warrington Wolves where he is responsible for the elite academy and the scholarships teams. Ben has a first class honours degree from The University of Nottingham in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. In his spare time he is a keen sportsman both competitive and recreational, including rock climbing, mountain biking and Rugby. he also is a Charity Volunteer for the Gaskell Garden project.

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CHRIS BONNER

Sports Massage Therapist

Chris is experienced and fully qualified in Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Dry Cupping. He is also currently a trainee physiotherapist studying at The University of Salford. He like to keep himself fit and healthy in his spare time.

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ELAINE SHANNON

Physiotherapist

Elaine has specialised in athletic, running and sport musculoskeletal injuries, she also has an interest in Orthopaedics, teaching Pilates, sport massage and pitch-side Physiotherapy. She also works with Gaelic football and football teams for training and matches, assessing and treating injuries. She still plays Gaelic football for St Lawrence’s Gaelic Football Team in Chorlton . She has been a member of the Kilmurry Athletics Club since she was 5 years old, competing for the county, Provence and Ireland throughout her career. She ran for Ireland in the Home International Mountain Running Competition in September 2015, in Snowdon, Wales.