Meet The Team
All our staff are highly qualified, skilled and experienced professional physiotherapists. They all undertake regular post graduate training to ensure they are kept up to date with all current techniques. All staff are members of the C.S.P, H.C.P.C and PhysioFirst. You will find them to be friendly, efficient and courteous.
Founding Physiotherapy Director
Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist, from Sheffield City Polytechnic, in 1988 and worked at Wythenshawe Hospital for 13 years. She has worked primarily with musculoskeletal conditions and worked with Sale and Manchester Rugby teams in the 1990’s. She has attended many post-graduate courses including kinetic control stability modules, orthopaedic medicine, the MACP course, and Muscle Energy Techniques. Andrea has worked as a clinical specialist in the management of non-surgical LBP patients. She left the NHS in 2001 to expand work at Hands-On Physiotherapy. Andrea has particular interests in the cause and treatment of back pain, complex faulty movement patterns associated with postural weaknesses and soft tissue injuries related to racquet sports. She has completed a course in kinesiology taping and goes to international conferences annually to extend her knowledge. She lectured at the AACP Conference in 2016 on Deep Oscillation Therapy. Andrea is a keen badminton player, attends weekly yoga classes, and toning and Swiss ball classes. In 2016 she took up road cycling and completed a 40km race. She also walks a lot with her Westie Millie!
Qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1988, also from Sheffield City Polytechnic. She has worked in the NHS specialising in Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapy. She completed a post graduate MACP course in 1995 and joined Hands On Physiotherapy in July 2005.She has special interests in sports injury prevention, exercise management, especially in complex core control issues associated with LBP. She also uses Acupuncture, Dry Needling and K taping as an adjunct to her manual skills. She is especially interested in correct movement analysis, how posture affects the body and its influence to injury. She enjoys running, yoga, travel, walking, especially with her Labradoodle!
Qualified from the University of Liverpool 2005 and has worked in a wide variety of NHS hospitals across Merseyside and London. For the past 6 years Fiona has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, combining NHS, private and sports work. She has worked with junior elite athletes at U21 and U18 age groups in hockey, across European competitions and accompanying them on international tours. Alongside her manual therapy and rehabilitation skills, Fiona has furthered her studies and offers the Graston Technique. This method helps to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, and help improve any areas of soft tissue dysfunction. Fiona is also qualified to provide acupuncture and kinesio taping alongside physiotherapy treatments. Fiona is working towards being AACP registered.
Zara qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2011 from the University of Keele. She started her physiotherapy career completing core rotations within the NHS which led to an interest in musculoskeletal work and a move towards private practice. Zara gained valuable experience supporting Manchester City Ladies Team at home and away games, before embarking on an opportunity abroad. In 2014 Zara moved to Singapore to experience a change in lifestyle; different cultures, hot humid weather and fantastic food! Based in Singapore, she worked in a private medical clinic treating a diverse range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Zara is a star member of the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) and is qualified to practice dry needling to supplement her manual techniques. These techniques allow her to effectively treat patients to reduce their pain and restore normal movement and function.
Away from work Zara enjoys travel and photography whilst keeping fit and active through boot camps, cycling and yoga.
Hilary is our main receptionist/administrator and joined the practice in the spring of 2007. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of running a busy, successful business.
Is our evening/Saturday receptionist. She is experienced in all aspects of the running of the practice. Sophie has a keen interest in sports and plays for her school Netball team.