We are specialists in taking you on a journey from pain to enhanced performance.
Providing an exceptional physiotherapy service that YOU deserve by getting you back to the things you love.
Our physiotherapists are highly qualified healthcare professionals.
Trained to assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, from sports injuries to osteoarthritis.
Andy graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2018 where he studied Physiotherapy.
He has been living and working around Yorkshire and Manchester ever since, gaining experience across many different specialities and roles within the NHS.
Andy now specialises in Musculoskeletal practice and will also be training as a first contact practitioner with us at the Physio Lounge.
He has completed additional training courses in manual therapy and is confident in treating a wide range of injuries and conditions.
Andy prides himself on delivering high quality and passionate care for his patients and strives to get people back to doing what they love
Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist in 2015 from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (Hons). Since graduating, Sarah has worked extensively within the NHS gaining experience from Paediatrics to Trauma and Orthopaedics before specialising as a senior physiotherapist in MSK outpatients.
Alongside her role in the NHS, Sarah has worked within semi-professional football in Scotland and has balanced her work with her own love of sports, in particular playing hockey and dance.
Sarah has completed level one and two of her APPI Pilates training and is working towards her level three to add to her skills in soft tissue massage, manual therapy, taping, acupuncture and exercise provision. She has a particular interest in pelvic health and has experience with providing safe exercise during pregnancy. Sarah is particularly passionate in encouraging exercise during and after pregnancy, however she would be glad to help with any issue presented and enjoys helping you to return to doing what you love.
Olga, coming form Poland, graduated from the University School of Physical Education, in Wroclav in 2013. Since then she has gained extensive experience in numerous settings, including NHS and Private clinics in both Poland and Manchester.
Olga is passionate about her job and has also treated many recreational athletes which built her love of treating sporting injuries.
Olga is an advocate of a “hands on” approach in conjunction with rehabilitation programmes tailored to your needs
Olga works on site in GP Practices as an FCP Practitioner
My continuous interest and desire in physiological treatment and capability of the human body sparked my ambition to become a Physiotherapist. The catalysis for my determination began in 2019 when I completed my BSc (Hons) in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage.
I always had a particular interest in sports injuries so following graduation I opened my own Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic, which I actively managed before commencing my MSc in Physiotherapy at Keele University in 2021.
I have a strong passion for health and fitness having competed in both team and individual sport since a very young age. I have achieved success as a rugby captain, represented Wales throwing the javelin and always engaged in other activities such as cycling and tennis.
I value delivering a patient centred holistic approach when treating and managing a wide variety of conditions.
Jonathan was born and raised in Hong Kong. After qualifying as a Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2021, he started his career in private practice working across musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy clinics in Hong Kong and the UK. His particular interest in sports injuries stems from his experience representing Hong Kong in football during his teenage years.
Jonathan’s treatment is grounded in function and pain. He focuses on providing patient-centered and holistic therapy through exercise, manual therapy, and education. His goal is to empower his patients to move without pain and achieve their individual targets. He is also trained in medical acupuncture, sports massage, and spinal manipulation. These additional qualifications have allowed him to provide his patients with a wider range of treatment options.
Jonathan enjoys spending his time outside of work in sports-related endeavors. He likes to have a weekend kickabout, challenge himself in the gym and hike around nature. He wishes to equip his patients with everything they require to optimize their body’s potential, enabling a new perspective in life.
“Lisa completed her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy in India and worked for 2 years as a professional physiotherapist in a private musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation clinic. She has worked with patients of all ages, from children to adult athletes to geriatrics, and specializes in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Recently Lisa completed her master’s in Advanced physiotherapy from Manchester metropolitan university and also worked in 2 private MSK clinics in Manchester. In addition, Lisa is also certified in Kinesio-taping, pilates, and mobilization of the neuroimmune system. She utilizes evidence-based exercise therapy and manual therapy to ensure the optimum care and well-being of her patients.
Lisa works as an FCP Practitioner and at the Manchester City Centre Clinic”
“Teala was born and raised in Canada, where she grew up playing every sport she could! Football became her number one passion, and she proceeded to play on a university scholarship where she studied a BSc in Kinesiology. After some experience as a kinesiologist at a sports medicine clinic, she took a leap and moved to the UK to study an MSc in Physiotherapy. Teala graduated from Keele University in January 2022 and has been working in private practice ever since.
In addition to her background, Teala has qualifications in sports massage, vestibular rehabilitation concussion rehabilitation, and additional training in pelvic health. She has a patient-centred approach and is dedicated to getting you back to what you love most!”
(Currently on Sabbatical until February 2024)
Tom completed a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham, qualifying in 2016. Since becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist, Tom has worked in the National Health Service (NHS) and the private sector. He now specialises in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy having spent the majority of his career working in professional football with Crewe Alexandra Football Club. To complement his expertise in managing elite athletes, Tom has also recently completed an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham.
Tom has a special intertest in; lower limb injury, injury screening and prevention, strength and conditioning and advanced rehabilitation. He aims to provide patient centred, evidenced based, management strategies to optimise patient outcomes and empower them to achieve their individual goals.
Additionally, Tom has invaluable experience as an elite athlete and currently competes internationally in Futsal. This enables him to better understand the complex biopsychosocial implications of injury and in turn, offer personal advice and guidance, to supplement and maximise our rehabilitation.
Ste graduated from Salford University in 2017 and worked 2 years in MSK outpatients for the NHS. He then became a 1st Team Physio for Salford City Football Club. Previous to this, Ste had an 18 year playing career in professional football, playing for the likes of Man City, Burnley, Sheffield Utd and Fleetwood Town. Ste has a special interest in lower limb injuries and sports specific rehab. He is also a family man and is happy to be part of our family run business.
Craig qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007, with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire. During his years as a chartered physiotherapist, Craig has specialised in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Working closely with teams such as Millwall FC, Preston North End FC, St Helens RFC, and England Knights RL has provided Craig with a wealth of experience regarding sports injury and rehabilitation. In addition to this, Craig has developed exceptional manual therapy skills through his extensive work in private practice throughout the North West.
Craig is a qualified acupuncturist with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and is highly skilled in numerous physiotherapy treatments, including manual therapy, massage therapy, IASTM, sport-specific rehabilitation, sport screening and vestibular rehabilitation therapy. He has recently completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy with the University of Bath, which has lead to a Gold Accreditation with the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSP).
This qualification has served to further increase his knowledge and understanding of sports specific injuries and their treatment.
As owner of The Physio Lounge, Craig is passionate about customer service and is heavily involved in therapist training to ensure a high standard of care for all of our patients.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Put simply, physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, illness and disability through movement and exercise. Physiotherapists are highly qualified healthcare professionals who are trained to assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, from sports injuries to osteoarthritis. All of the Chartered Physiotherapists who are employed here at The Physio Lounge are members of the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC) who regulate all Physiotherapist to ensure the highest quality of care. If you would like to check the HCPC register for any of our physiotherapists, please click here.
A physiotherapy initial assessment lasts from 30-60 minutes depending on how our services are accessed. Certain Insurance Providers allocate pre-set times as part of their terms and conditions, but we always offer our self-funding customers up to 60 minutes to ensure there is plenty of time to get to the root of your problem and to provide treatment. We collect information not only about your current condition, but also about your medical and social history, so we can gain a better insight into how to best to treat your issue. If you take any medications, it’s helpful to bring your prescription sheet or a list of what you’re currently taking with you. After we’ve had a chat and built up an idea as to what might be going wrong, we will undertake a thorough physical examination. This is individualised for everybody and is tailored to you depending on many different factors including your pain level at assessment, physical ability and what you are comfortable engaging with. We will then provide an accurate diagnosis and bespoke treatment plan. Treatments always involve exercise as part of physical rehabilitation but can include a wide variety of manual treatments, such as spinal mobilisation/manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM), sports massage, acupuncture and much more.
This is a tricky question and the answer will typically depend on many different factors including your physical ability, the severity of the issue and your personal goals, to name a few. An average course of physiotherapy tends to last anywhere from six to ten sessions.
If you are funding the appointment yourself, you do not need to go via your GP and you can self-refer directly to us. However, for certain insurance providers you may require a referral from your GP. If you are unsure as to how to go about this, feel free to contact us and we can help to guide you through the process.
All of our Physiotherapists are trained to deal with all aspects of Musculoskeletal issues and all are likely to be capable of dealing with your problem. We regularly check the knowledge of our Physiotherapist and hold monthly CPD sessions where our Therapists can share knowledge and ensure they are up to date with the latest clinical practices and treatment techniques. You can check out our Physiotherapists Bio’s for more information on their background but please note, the Bio experience is not extensive and they will have more experience than the Bio includes due to always developing clinically. If you have any questions about your Physio’s knowledge please contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.