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lisaLisa Sharratt MCSP, HCPC reg., is the Practice Owner and Lead Physiotherapist.

Qualified in 1994 from Sheffield and gained valuable experience working in the NHS for 6 ½ years. Alongside this NHS and current clinic work Lisa has always been involved in sport, particularly rugby league and swimming. Her physiotherapy career within rugby league started at Rochdale Hornets then Great Britain students. She was asked by Mike Ford to move to Oldham Roughyheads, until the birth of her children James and then Anna. The work in rugby league continued, with Lancashire academy RL, until the one of the highlights of her career, physiotherapist to New Zealand Kiwis, when they won the Tri-Nations in 2005. The following year was with England Academy until she reduced her sporting commitments to expand The Physiotherapy Clinic in 2007.

Within swimming Lisa has worked with Great Britain Aquatics team and a number of local swimming clubs. There were fantastic travel opportunities with the GB team including Canada, America, Paris, Monte Carlo and the World Championships in Athens. She is currently involved with Rochdale Aquabears and City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Teams. The ASA has eight Beacon programmes and she is responsible for the North West. Appointed by LOCOG as a physiotherapist covering Aquatics at the 2012 Olympics.

Although the majority of the work in Rugby League has been the assessment and treatment of acute injuries on and off the pitch, the emphasis within swimming is injury prevention. With over 15 years of experience screening for potential injuries Lisa has developed PP4P , a software package which team physiotherapists use for assessing injury risk and teaching prehab exercises to reduce the risk. She is currently researching this as part of her MSc at Bath University.


tomTom Paine

Tom qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in June 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. During his degree Tom gained experience in a wide range of areas of physiotherapy, including a five week placement at Salford Red Devils Rugby Club.

In September 2015, Tom joined The Physiotherapy Clinic and is passionate about all aspects of health, exercise and sport.

Alongside his work as a Physiotherapist, Tom trains full time as a swimmer, in which he is a multi-medallist at National Level, most recently coming third in the 200 Butterfly at the National Championships in December 2015.



emmaEmma Follows

Emma qualified with a First Class BSc Hons Physiotherapy Degree in 2014.  She presently works full time in the NHS as a rotational member of staff gaining experience in multiple areas including, neurophysiology, musculoskeletal, rehabilitation, respiratory and community.

Emma also teaches Pilates at the Clinic. 

She has a varied sports interests including horse riding, gymnastics, athletics and martial arts, and enjoys going to the gym and trying different training types.  Emma has previously competed in runs and races including the Tough Mudder in 2014 and more recently the Spartan Race in 2016.



Lauren Haworth MCSP, HCPC reg

Specialises in neurological physiotherapy. Bobath traines at foundation level in 2012.

Lauren has previously worked in professional rugby league working with musculo-skeletal injuries for over 8 years. This has involved working with a number of clubs including; Castleford Tigers Academy, Bradford Bulls Academy and Hunslett Hawks.



emmaElliot Dakin

Elliot Qualified from York St John University in June 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Elliot started his professional career in the NHS as a Rotational Physiotherapist across a number of areas including:- Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Paediatrics and Community.

He currently works full-time in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist within the Musculoskeletal setting.

Previously, Elliot has also worked for a number of years with musculoskeletal injuries in Semi-professional football as part of the Physiotherapy/Medical Team for FC United of Manchester.He has a very keen interest in both track and road cycling. Elliot has previously completed a number of endurance cycling trips such as: Rochdale to York, Brussels to Amsterdam and has many more cycling trips on the horizon.

Lucy Connolly

Lucy qualified from Huddersfield University in June 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She started her Physiotherapy career in London working for a private practice as a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.  During this time Lucy had the opportunity to work alongside Linford Christies Athletes based at Brunel University 

After 4 years in the big smoke Lucy ventured back 'up north' to continue working in the private sector and continued to teach pilates. 

In February 2017, She joined the The Physiotherapy Clinic following the birth of her son, Archie. 

Alongside being a new mum, Lucy enjoys keeping fit by running and doing Pilates. She completed her first marathon in Manchester in 2016, she isn't sure if she will compete another one!

Paula McNinch

Paula qualified from Manchester university in 1994. I worked in the NHS in Rochdale for 2 1/2 years rotating on the surgical wards, neurology and musculoskeletal.  I moved to the States for 2 years working in Northern Maine in a small hospital and outpatient clinic treating a variety of conditions but mainly musculoskeletal outpatients. Working in small town USA was a unique experience and increased my knowledge and management of different orthopaedic issues under a different healthcare system. It also enabled me to pursue my hobby of skiing in the evenings after work. I moved back to England in 1999 and after some work as a locum settled back in Rochdale working in both the NHS and private sector. I now work in the NHS as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist assessing and treating complex musculoskeletal patients in East Lancashire. 

I have also done further training in physiotherapy for animals and treat horses and dogs as well as horse riders.