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Qualified Physiotherapists in Manchester

Jonathan Smith (Physiotherapist)
Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2004 from Salford University. He commenced his career at Salford Hope NHS Hospital where he specialised in musculoskeletal therapy. He left the NHS in 2010 to join forces with Matt Lakin-Hall as joint owners of mlh Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic working across all the mlh pratices.

Jonathan has extensive knowledge of sports injury rehabilitation through being Head Physiotherapist for Macclesfield Rugby Club for 7 seasons (2004-2010) helping the team progress from National 3 to National 1 with the highlight being crowned champions in 2010 at Twickenham. He has also worked with the England Lady's Rugby team and Sale RUFC.

The Bridgewater Practice has lead to very close working relations with numerous high profile surgeons including Professor Funk and the Manchester Arm Clinic, Mr Jari who he works closely with to administer all his KT1000 assessments, pre-operative talks and postoperative rehabilitation.

He has developed a broad range of advanced treatment techniques through numerous external qualifications including acupuncture, manual therapy and kinetic control exercise therapy all aimed at providing effective diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of conditions.

Matt Lakin-Hall (Physiotherapist)
Matt qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from Salford University. He worked in the NHS at Hope Hospital in Salford for 8 years, and has specialised in musculo-skeletal practice for over 10 years, and has also worked in private practice since he qualified. He set up mlh Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic as Clinical Director in 2007, and spends his time working across the mlh practices.

Matt has worked with a number of local sports clubs & athletes since setting up mlh, including Asthon-on-Mersey RUFC, and Sale Harriers Manchester athletes. He has also acted as Consultant Physiotherapist to England Hockey League club Brooklands Hockey Club in Sale for 10 years.

Over the last 2 years, Matt has undertaken golf-specific training with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), & is the only TPI Certified Medical Professional in Manchester. Matt is using these new skills to help golfers with injury & improve their performance.

His areas of clinical interest are manipulation and soft-tissue release techniques. He is a current member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP).

Rachel Carter (Physiotherapist)
Rachel qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2005 from Salford University. She commenced her career at Salford Royal Hospital and worked there for 8 years, specialising in Musculoskeletal therapy, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Occupational Health. Rachel left the NHS in 2013 to tour with the musical theatre production of West Side Story, developing further skills within a sporting and dance environment.

Rachel has worked with a wide variety of elite athletes in high profile sports, including canoe slalom, diving, rowing, gymnastics & trampoline teams. She was involved with the London 2012 Olympic Games as a volunteer Physiotherapist, working with the basketball & handball teams. Rachel has also recently worked as team lead physiotherapist at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for the diving events.

Rachel has gained a broad range of clinical skills and treatment techniques through the completion of numerous external qualifications, including acupuncture, osteopathic techniques, manual therapy, kinesiology taping, pilates & sports massage. Rachel is a current member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).

Kat Booth (Physiotherapist)
Kat qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2011 from Keele University. She initially started her career at Salford Royal Hospital, where she completed all of her junior rotations. She moved to University Hospital of South Manchester where she gained a Senior Physiotherapist role, but Kat currently works back at Salford Royal in a Specialist Senior Musculoskeletal role.

Kat has worked in the field of sport since qualifying, including Rugby League, Rugby Union and Hockey. She has worked with as Lead Physiotherapist for England Hockey League club Brooklands MUHC in Sale for the past 2 seasons.

Kat has a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is keen to develop her skills in the sporting environment. She has completed external courses in strapping and taping, sports massage and kinesiology taping.

Clare Warwick (Women's Health Physiotherapist)
Clare has over 10 years experience of treating ante & post-natal patients. As a Specialist Physiotherapist in Women's Health, she has expertise in the treatment of pregnant patients with pelvic floor dysfunction/bladder problems, and spinal and pelvic musculo-skeletal disorders.

Clare is also an APPI Qualified Pilates Instructor. She has over 5 years experience of teaching pilates to both groups & individuals. At mlh she is able to offer 1 to 1 pilates sessions of 1 hour. Learn more about Clare at her blog introduction.

Julia Anderson (Physiotherapist)
Julia qualified in 2004 from Leeds Metropolitan University & has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2007 after completing rotations in a variety of areas. Julia has previously worked in NHS, private and sporting environments treating the weekend warriors up to professional sports people.

Julia has undertaken a number of postgraduate courses including acupuncture and APPI pilates to broaden her clinical skills. Julia works at our Bridgewater Hospital practice & is enjoying the opportunity to work alongside some top class surgeons and develop her physiotherapy skills further.
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