With a background in both NHS and private practice, Katherine worked with the British Diving Elite performance squad for 5 years, travelling both home and abroad helping the team to prepare and compete for Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World championships. She has developed a holistic approach to the treatment of injuries using her knowledge of Pilates, biomechanics, muscle imbalance, acupuncture and soft tissue release to promote rapid recovery. She has a specialist interest in the hip joint and is currently undertaking a research study on the topic of Femoroacetabular Impingement as part of a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Candice gained her degree in 1995 at Pinderfields, Wakefield. She has experience in many different areas of physiotherapy, particularly musculoskeletal problems, neurology and elderly rehabilitation. She offers home visits for patients unable to attend the clinic and is trained in ‘K-taping’, a unique flexible tape used on areas of the body to help promote normal movement and aid recovery. Candice spends most of her weekends assisting her ‘horse mad’ daughter at the stables but does occasionally manage a hack herself!
Graham’s first career was as a skilled cabinet maker but decided human joints looked more exciting than wooden ones! He qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004 from the College of St John at York. Graham is one of our evening practitioners and combines working in the NHS with private practice. He has a specialist interest and qualifications in paediatrics and child development physiotherapy. In his spare time, he enjoys running, walking and skiing but still denies that his kids are nearly better than him in all these sports!
Rosie gained her degree at Birmingham University in 2000 and started her career in North East Hospitals NHS. In 2003, she moved to Airedale General Hospital to take on a specialist musculoskeletal role but later moved into private practice to enable a more flexible working pattern. She is trained in acupuncture and also has a specialist interest in the treatment of respiratory conditions. Outside of physiotherapy, Rosie enjoys trail running with Ollie (her crazy Beagle) and is kept extremely busy with her four lovely children!
Sally de la Poer
Sally qualified in 2003 and spent 7 years working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust before joining Bodyfix Physio. She is a qualified Pilates teacher and is one of the few people in the country to be qualified in a specialist Cancer rehabilitation physiotherapy programme called ‘Pinc and Steel’ which is aimed at current and recovering cancer patients. Sally is an outdoor girl and loves fell running, cycling, canoeing and camping. She puts us all to shame by cycling to work….whatever the weather!
Jana is a clever lady, speaking 3 languages and travelling the globe previously working for the Prince of Dubai in his private racing stables and helping to manage the world cup in Dubai! Jana is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has additional specialist qualifications in Acupuncture and Respiratory physiotherapy. Outside of work, she is always busy gardening, walking, cycling or helping her husband with his latest house renovation!
Michelle gained her degree from Nottingham University in 2000 and then spent six years at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust before living and working in New Zealand for a year. On her return to England she was a clinical lead physiotherapist at the Spire Hospital for 8 years whilst also training in Pilates, Yoga and Ayurveda (Indian medicine). Michelle has a busy life with her husband and two children and is happiest travelling around in Stanley….their 50 year old camper van!
We couldn’t manage without our admin team and Louise helps to ensure the smooth running of the practice. She also works at Summerfield Residential home as Activities Co-ordinator. She worked for the Telegraph and Argus as a newspaper planner for 21 years before joining Bodyfix Physio. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of exercise classes including spinning and kettlebells and at the weekend , enjoys walking the fells of the Lake District.
Alison works hard at keeping the physios organised and tidy! She also runs her own business house sitting and housekeeping. Alison has had an extensive career before joining Bodyfix Physio, working for HMRC, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office. In her spare time she runs a Brownie group and has a husband, two children, two grandchildren and a beautiful horse to keep her busy!
Ellena practices Chinese Acupuncture and completed her 3 year training in 2003 learning holistic methods of Traditional and Five Element acupuncture. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Society and has helped many patients with both short and long term problems. Ellena has always been fascinated by how are bodies work and completed an Honours degree in Biological Science, focusing on the nervous system and immunology, prior to studying acupuncture. She is also a talented gardener and keeps us supplied with veg and flowers.