At Altrincham Physiotherapy clinic we have a team of 11 Chartered Physiotherapists who treat all types of musculo-skeletal injuries, including sports injuries, neck, back and joint pain.
We use a variety of techniques, incorporating manual therapy and manipulation, acupuncture, electrotherapy, muscle balance, exercise therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. We also offer Pilates classes and 1:1 Pilates sessions.
“I opened Altrincham Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2001, specialising in back, shoulder and sports injuries. This was initially located on Oxford Rd in Altrincham. I expanded the clinic to incorporate the Pilates studio and moved into New St Altrincham in 2008.
We are very proud of our Physiotherapy and Pilates practice which now consists of 11 specialist neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapists who treat all types of musculo-skeletal injuries and where we run 32 small physiotherapy led clinical Pilates classes each week.”
Meet the Team
Cath Leftley Chartered Physiotherapist
CATH LEFTLEY qualified as a chartered physiotherapist at Salford University in 1996.
She started her career working full time in the NHS before opening the clinic in 2001.
Cath now works full time at the clinic and specialises in shoulder and spinal disorders.
She has an MSc in Musculo-Skeletal Healthcare from Keele University, a diploma in joint injection therapy and practices acupuncture.
Cath is also a qualified Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI).
Zoe Pugh Chartered Physiotherapist
ZOE PUGH qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of Brighton in 1997.
Previous experience includes many years within the NHS and private sector, working with professional sports teams including football, ice hockey and basketball. She is a fully certified instructor with the APPI
Zoe has a special interest in postoperative orthopaedics, sports injuries and spinal conditions. Zoe also has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal Antenatal and Postnatal conditions.
Catherine Allen Chartered Physiotherapist
CATHERINE ALLEN qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Keele University in 2001.
Previous experience includes physiotherapy both for sports and non-sporting musculoskeletal conditions in the NHS and the private sectors.
Catherine has a special interest in the management of back and neck conditions, acupuncture, holistic rehabilitation and Pilates.
Alex Latham Chartered Physiotherapist
ALEX LATHAM qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004.
Previous experience includes working full time in the NHS as an extended scope practitioner and spinal clinical specialist. In 2016 Alex completed a masters degree in Manual Therapy and is a member of the MACP. As part of his masters degree Alex conducted a research project looking at Ankle injuries in professional rugby league players. This research has recently been published in the British Medical journal Open Sports and Exercise Medicine journal. Alex has a clinical interest in spinal disorders, lower limb biomechanics and sports injuries, as well as specialising in Vestibular Rehabilitation including treatment for BPPV.
Rebecca Corney Chartered Physiotherapist
REBECCA CORNEY qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994 from The University of Brighton.
Her previous experience includes working in both the NHS and private practice. She has spent most of her time in Musculoskeletal services as a clinical specialist and more recently in women’s health.
Rebecca has completed her APPI Pilates training and is currently instructing Pilates classes here with us on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.
Rachel Underwood Chartered Physiotherapist
RACHEL UNDERWOOD qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Leeds University in 2005. Rachel specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has worked in Rugby Union for several years and has a particular interest in sports injuries and pilates.
Heather Kerr Chartered Physiotherapist
HEATHER KERR qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010.
Previous experience includes working in the NHS and private sector. Currently working as senior Physiotherapist in a community rehabilitation team.
Heather has a special interest in acupuncture for chronic pain and elderly rehabilitation.
Sarah Lloyd Chartered Physiotherapist
SARAH LLOYD qualified as a chartered physiotherapist University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 2004.
Previous experience includes physiotherapy many years working in the NHS in acute and community settings. She is currently working in a community neurological rehabilitation team.
Sarah has a special interest in neurology and Pilates and takes our Pilates classes here at Altrincham Physiotherapy on a Tuesday.
Helena Stones Chartered Physiotherapist
HELENA STONES qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. Previous experience includes working in both the NHS and the private sector.
Helena is currently working as a senior physiotherapist both at Altrincham Physiotherapy Clinic and in out-patients for the Pennine Care NHS Trust.
Helena has a special interest in musculo-skeletal healthcare.
Kaye McGowan Chartered Physiotherapist
KAYE McGOWAN qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2001and became a APPI Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor in 2014. Kaye McGowan joined our team of Physiotherapists in September 2017. Kaye will be taking our Thursday Pilates classes and our sitting Pilates class.
Faye Clayton-Smith Chartered Physiotherapist
FAYE CLAYTON-SMITH qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of East Anglia in 2009.
Previous experience includes working in the NHS within both the acute and community settings. She is currently working in a community neurological rehabilitation team.
Faye has a special interest in neurology and more recently Pilates.
Laura Hay Chartered Physiotherapist
LAURA HAY qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of Manchester in 2002.
Previous experience includes working full time at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. She has a diploma in orthopaedic medicine, and is currently working towards a masters degree in manipulative therapy.
Laura has a special interest in acupuncture for musculo-skeletal injuries. She is also a certified instructor with the APPI
Kristina Wright Chartered Physiotherapist
KRISTINA WRIGHT qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Teeside University in 2002.
Previous experience includes many years working within the NHS and she currently works as a clinical lead physiotherapist in a community neurological rehabilitation team. She is a fully certified Pilates instructor with the APPI.
Kristina has a special interest in acute neurology and neurological rehabilitation.
Sarah Foster Practice Manager
SARAH FOSTER has been with Altrincham Physiotherapy Clinic since it opened in 2001.
She now has the role of Practice Manager. In addition to managing the bookings and appointments for both Physiotherapy & Pilates, Sarah also manages the accounts and invoicing.
Sam Crompton Marketing Manager/Reception
Sam’s background is in Buying where she has worked for many years before having children. She returned to work in September 2017 after being a stay at home mum. Sam will be working on our reception desk every Thursday and Friday and looking after Marketing at Altrincham Physiotherapy Clinic.
Helen Senescall Receptionist
HELEN SENESCALL joined the reception team in 2015 after taking early retirement from her position as assistant bank manager for 35 years.