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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.





Tom 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

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.




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. 

Jake Crawley

Jake qualified from the University of Salford in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. Jake worked as rotational physiotherapist in the NHS gaining experience in a variety of specialties. He then started working as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS in January 2016.

Since being qualified Jake has regularly worked in a variety of private sector clinics. Jake has advanced skills in treating vestibular conditions, temporomandibular disorders and paediatrics. Jake also temporarily volunteered his physiotherapy skills abroad on a remote pacific island.

Jake enjoys long distance running and has competed in multiple half marathons, he also plays football and golf regularly and enjoys the gym.

Leah Macauley

Leah qualified in 2003 from Northumbria University and worked in the NHS for 5 years, across the North East.  At this time she worked with rugby union teams up to county level and continued this work in Edinburgh and London. Leah also worked in the Spine Edinburgh Hospital for 2 years and then in a busy London private practice until 2012.

On moving up to the North West Leah managed the musculoskeletal service for a private company in Manchester and Liverpool until her first daughter was born in 2015. Following maternity leave she worked part-time at the BMI Highfield Hospital until her second daughter came along in 2017.

Leah now works part time at The Physiotherapy Clinic and specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, vestibular physiotherapy, and acupuncture, and is also Pilates trained.