UPDATE FEBRUARY 2022
COVID Protocols remain in place at our clinics.
As we are in healthcare and have some vulnerable patients who are immuno-deficient, we will continue to offer face to face treatments with the some protocols still in place as advised by Public Health England.
The protocols require all patients to wear a mask, with physios wearing appropriate PPE (mask, with disposable apron and gloves as required). We continue to avoid using the waiting areas, so ask patients to arrive at the allotted treatment times and wait for the physio to bring you into the clinic.
Prior to your first appointment, the protocols will be discussed and an email detailing our requests sent for your agreement. If you are exempt from mask wearing, please notify your physio when booking so appropriate arrangements can be made, to enable us to keep our more vulnerable patients safe and well.
Whether you have a new problem or need ongoing support for an existing condition, we are here to help you.
Don’t suffer pain in silence, call us to get on the road to recovery.
If you have any concerns regarding your appointment, please do not hesitate to call.
Call now on 0161 491 1999 (Gatley) or 0161 432 3232 (Heatons)
Physiotherapy Treatments in Stockport
At Gatley Physio Clinic and Heatons Physio Clinic, you can be sure that the treatment you receive will be of the highest quality.
We have clinics in Heaton Moor, Gatley and Didsbury.
We have an excellent reputation, providing high standards of clinical physiotherapy and a professional service through a trusted, personal and friendly approach. Our patients continue to recommend us to family and friends and return to us themselves when in need of further treatment.
Private Physio in Stockport – You’ll Be in Safe Hands
Gatley and Heatons Physio Clinics are run by Colette Ingham and Caroline Dobson, who are both Chartered Physiotherapists with over 30 years experience.
In 2015 Gatley Physio Clinic amalgamated with PhysioSport in Heaton Moor. Caroline, Colette and their team of Chartered Physiotherapists now work closely with Graeme Heward, the founder of PhysioSport who continues to work at the clinic.
Our Stockport based Physiotherapist team at the clinics are highly experienced in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of conditions including:
- Spinal problems
- Joint and muscle problems
- Sports injuries
- Postural re-education
- Whiplash injuries
We are dedicated to the highest standard of physiotherapy care and pride ourselves on helping you relieve your pain and getting you back to your normal activities.
We will ensure you understand your condition and provide a specific exercise programme to help you self-manage your condition, so you can return to your normal life. We are happy to answer any questions you have. We will refer you to your GP or a Specialist if necessary for a second opinion.
We are also a multi-disciplinary practice and offer treatments including:
- Sports massage and deep tissue massage
- Yoga Classes
- Treatment for dizziness (BPPV)
- Injection therapy
We have worked in Gatley, The Heatons and Didsbury for many years, supporting clients with high quality physiotherapy treatments throughout Stockport, and have a fantastic relationship with the GPs. With your consent we are happy to liaise them about your condition if needed.
Call Gatley on 0161 491 1999 or the Heatons on 0161 432 3232
Meet the Team
All our physiotherapists are Chartered (CSP) and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have either worked or continue to work at senior levels within the NHS. They all continue to widen their knowledge by attending post–graduate courses and conferences. The ‘hands-on’ approach is favoured in most treatments.
Qualified from Withington Hospital in 1986 and worked full time in the NHS at Withington Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital before setting up Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995 with Caroline Dobson. In 2015, Colette and Caroline took over PhysioSport, which is now renamed as Heatons Physio Clinic
Colette has gained extensive experience in the field of musculoskeletal / sports injuries by working with the England and Great Britain Volleyball teams, attending British Olympic Training Camps. She has also worked with local rugby, football, lacrosse and cricket clubs. She enjoys using Pilates and Core Stability exercises, particularly using gym balls for the rehabilitation of many injuries.
Colette has become expert at treating most joints over the years especially knees, hips and ankles with a particular specialty in the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems, regularly attending the Arm Clinic meetings run by local Consultants. Her background of partaking in various exercise and sport over the years enables her to treat sporting injuries with confidence. She regularly attends OrthTeam talks organised by local Orthopaedic Consultants to keep up to date with other options for her patients. She has lectured at Salford University to the physiotherapy degree students and on physiotherapy postgraduate courses.
Colette was the on-site physiotherapist for the BBC, Manchester for over 10 years treating many musicians and performers gaining invaluable experience with various orchestral musicians. Having hung up her netball trainers a few years ago she now is an enthusiastic and improving tennis player at Heaton Mersey Tennis Club and continues to enjoy running. Her new pastime is playing bridge which assist with keeping her mind active!
Caroline qualified in 1986 from Withington Hospital. She then worked full time in the NHS at The Royal Liverpool, Withington, Stockport Infirmary, and Stepping Hill hospitals before becoming the Senior Physio in the out-patient department at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1992. She joined together with Colette setting up Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995.
Caroline specialises in the treatment of musculoskeletal, sporting and whiplash injuries. She continues to attend regular post-graduate courses and attends shoulder meetings, run by local Orthopaedic Consultants which keeps her up to date with recent research and techniques.
She has lectured at Salford University on the physiotherapy course. She is a member of the North West Upper Limb Group (NWULG) and continues to specialise in the treatment of shoulder problems. She is a member of the Medicolegal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP), and specialises in expert witness work for litigation claims.
In the late 1980’s Caroline spent time being physiotherapist to local rugby clubs and then physiotherapist to the Men’s Great Britain Volleyball squad, attending competitions and training camps both in the UK and abroad. Caroline loves going to the gym, tennis cycling and is still trying to master bridge!
“KIND CONSIDERATE SERVICE AND EFFICIENT TREATMENT”
I have always received kind and considerate service and efficient treatment in physiotherapy over many years, not all the time of course!
“PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS”
Professional and knowledgeable experts in their field. Return to Gatley physiotherapy clinic. Highly recommended.
“I WOULD NOT DREAM OF GOING TO ANY OTHER CLINIC”
My various problems have always been resolved quickly, kindly and efficiently. I would not dream of going to any other clinic.