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 and exercise therapy. 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.
Laura Hay Chartered Physiotherapist
LAURA HAY qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of Manchester in 2002.
After graduating, she has worked full time in the NHS and initially started working at the clinic in 2007. In 2014, Laura completed a master degree in Manual Therapy and is a member of the MACP.
As well as using Manual Therapy, Laura practises acupuncture for pain relief. She also works in the NHS with acute minor injuries in A & E diagnosing and managing fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Laura is a fully certified Pilates instructor with the APPI and started teaching at the clinic in 2008.
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 morning.
Tracey Taylor Chartered Physiotherapist
TRACEY TAYLOR qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of the West of England in 2002.
Tracey has worked as a Pilates Instructor at Altrincham Physiotherapy Clinic since 2018 and runs the Pilates Classes on a Tuesday evening. Tracey also works as a Physiotherapist in Orthopaedics at Salford Royal NHS Trust.
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.
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 the community for Trafford.
Helena has a special interest in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and Pilates.
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.
Helen Firth Chartered Physiotherapist
HELEN FIRTH qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of East London in 2000 and is a fully accredited/qualified APPI instructor.
She has worked in the NHS and overseas in Australia and Zambia.
Currently Helen works for the NHS specialising in Pain Management and has recently completed her Non-Medical Prescribers course.
Helen has a special interest in Chronic Pain and Pilates and teaches Level 1 and Level 2 classes on a Friday afternoon.
Alice Dymond-Andrews Chartered Physiotherapist
ALICE DYMOND-ANDREW qualified as a chartered Physiotherapist from the Sheffield Hallam University in 2016.
Alice is currently work at Manchester Royal in Infirmary, and her previous experience includes musculo-skeletal and orthopaedics within the NHS.
Alice has a special interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sporting injuries and Pilates and is currently our locum pilates teacher. She is also busy expanding her clinical knowledge studying Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool.
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.
Julie Hamman Marketing Manager/Reception
Julie joined the Altrincham Physiotherapy team in June 2018. Julie has worked in retail as a people manager for 29 years.
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.