Your Team of Physiotherapists
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.
- Colette InghamPhysiotherapist
- Caroline DobsonPhysiotherapist
- Jacqui SimonPhysiotherapist
- David HarveyPhysiotherapist
- Danny WindsorPhysiotherapist
- Alison BrayPhysiotherapist
- Jack Mason
- Stephanie InghamPhysiotherapist
- Aoibheann DalyPhysiotherapist
- Graeme HewardPhysiotherapist
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, and she has even treating a Wimbledon Men’s Championship winner! 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!
Jacqui is an accomplished physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in sports physiotherapy. She graduated from the Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy in 1993 and has since then been dedicated to furthering her knowledge and skills. In 1998, Jacqui completed a Diploma in Physiotherapy for sport, which gave her the edge she needed to excel in her chosen field.
She has worked as a physiotherapist for several sporting teams, including the Bradford Diving Squad and The North West Region under 19 Badminton Squad. She has also volunteered as a physiotherapist at major sporting events, such as the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002. Her sporting knowledge and experience have been instrumental in helping her clients recover from sports injuries.
Jacqui’s passion for physiotherapy has led her to explore different areas of practice. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and has found acupuncture to be an effective tool for treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Additionally, she has studied Pilates with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) and has been teaching Pilates to her clients, both on a 1:1 and class basis, adapting exercises to suit their abilities and requirements. Recently, Jacqui has also been running Healthy HIT classes, which are a combination of high-intensity interval training and functional pilates exercises.
Jacqui’s dedication to her profession and her clients is a testament to her commitment to excellence. She continues to keep abreast of the latest developments in physiotherapy and acupuncture ensuring that she can provide the best possible care to her clients.
In her spare time, she is a keen runner and has participated in several 10 km runs and the Wilmslow half marathon. She has been practicing ballet for many decades, and her love for dance led her to take up vertical dance (Pole dancing!) recently. Her personal experience in sports and dance allows her to empathize with her clients and provide personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs.
David has gained a wealth of experience since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist from The University of Manchester in 1999. Initially he worked in the NHS to expand his overall knowledge in many medical conditions. In 2009 he moved into the private healthcare sector.
He treats all spinal and joint conditions, and soft tissue injuries, such as muscle and ligament tears. His specialities include the treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder, hip, knee and ankle problems, whether due to age related problems or due to a sporting injury, including overuse problems.
Manual therapy (hands on treatments), is one of many techniques that David uses, which is paramount at our clinics. David treatments also include correcting muscle imbalances/postural problems, soft tissue mobilisations, Pilates, strength and conditioning, targeted exercise rehabilitation and electrotherapy.
Working at Lancashire Cricket Club has been a highlight of his career, treating many sporting injuries and all age groups from the academy setting to senior players.
In his spare time David enjoys playing golf, skiing and running, regularly taking part in the local park runs. He can relate to the gardening aches and pains as he also spends many hours at his allotment. Prior to having young children, he also enjoyed playing for Didsbury Cricket Club.
Danny qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013 and has experience across different MSK clinics both private and NHS. He has worked in numerous hospital trusts across the North West and he joined Heaton Physio Clinic in August 2018, working part time on Monday and Thursday evenings.
He also works in the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Department at Salford Royal. His client base tends to be staff who are either struggling in work or are off work sick due to an MSK issue and rehabilitate them in order to manage a return to work. From this he has gained an in-depth knowledge of MSK conditions.
Within his job role at Salford Royal he completes ergonomic workplace assessments, which involves assessing members of staff at their workstation and make any adjustments to how they are sat and set up, to reduce any strain on their neck and back.
He keeps his skills up to date by attending regular evening seminars and lectures run by orthopaedic consultants on management of a wide variety of Musculoskeletal conditions. He is also currently studying a master’s in advanced Physiotherapy at Salford University to further his skills.
He has interests in lots of different sports but particularly football. He is also keen on maintaining his own fitness, which allows him to have a greater understanding of strength and conditioning within the gym setting.
Alison’s connection with Colette & Caroline started in 1989, working together at Withington Hospital. Therefore, knowing her skill, commitment and care of her patients, they are delighted to welcome Alison to their team of dedicated Physiotherapists.
Having qualified in 1988, she worked in the NHS specialising in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy. She completed a post graduate MACP (Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) course in 1995, which gave her a greater understanding of hands on techniques.
Her special interests include sports injury prevention, exercise management, especially in complex core stability issues which are a common source of many low back problems and many sporting injuries. Alison uses acupuncture, dry needling and K taping as an adjunct to her manual therapy skills.
She is especially interested in how posture affects the body and its affects on injuries and the recovery process.
Away from work she enjoys running, yoga, travel, walking, especially with her Labradoodle!
Jack returns to Heatons Physio Clinic following a time working with Orthopaedic Consultants, with a specialism in hip and knee replacements. He realised how much he missed the ‘hands on’ aspect of physiotherapy!
Jack qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in 2014. Previously, he gained a degree in Sport, with Exercise and Coaching Science in 2007, also at MMU. This has given Jack an excellent understanding in the importance of movement and exercise to help in the recovery of pain and function after injuries.
He works also at a local physiotherapy department, specialising in orthopaedic problems such as back pain, shoulder problems, knee injuries with a particular interest in areas such as ACL rehabilitation, anterior knee pain in adolescents and the rehabilitation of the athletic hip and groin.
He teaches Pilates and has completed the APPI level 3 matwork course series as well as the ante/post natal Pilates course. So he is well qualified to introduce you to core stability, which can help in the recovery of back and neck pain, shoulder problems and leg injuries.
Prior to training as a Physiotherapist Jack was an Infantry Corporal in the Mercian Regiment serving for 13 years in the British Army Reserves with operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has completed military exercises around the world, giving him lots of different life experiences.
In his spare time he is kept busy as he is dad to two rapidly growing boys and when he gets time enjoys mountain biking, climbing, walking, weight training and running (more of a jog!).
Stephanie qualified from Hallam University in Sheffield in 2014. Her main interest is sports rehabilitation and works with her local rugby team in Heaton Moor assessing and treating injuries during training and pitch side. She is also a physiotherapist for the England U19 men’s lacrosse team, assessing and treating the players. She works with GB weightlifting to deliver strength and conditioning sessions.
Since qualifying, Stephanie has been working with patients with complex neurological disorders, using her handling skills to redevelop normal movement.
Stephanie has a level 3 sports massage qualification, a taping qualification and is trained in pitch side first aid treatment. She is completing her Bobath training and continues to develop her knowledge and skill by attending a variety of courses.
Having suffered major knee injuries resulting in surgery, she has an empathy for follow sufferers but understands the need for progressive rehabilitation for complete recovery.
She enjoys playing all sports including weight lifting , tennis and netball.
Aoibheann (pronounced Yvonne) grew up in Galway and gained her degree in Physiotherapy in 2004. She worked until 2016 in her local physiotherapy department, at a private physio clinic and as an Exercise Specialist at a Stroke Centre in Galway, before moving over to England.
Aoibheann joined the team of physios at Heatons Physio Clinic in April 2021.
As well as her hands on manual therapy skills, she has specialist training in lymphoedema massage, dry needling and is an exercise specialist having gained a Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy from the National University of Galway. Her degree covered sports psychology, overtraining syndrome, chronic fatigue, principles of strength and endurance training, training methods and fitness assessments.
Aoibheann has worked as a senior physiotherapist at the Cancer Centre in Galway, developing physiotherapy service for those having radiotherapy, which included lymphoedema massage treatment.
She plays Ladies Gaelic Football and has captained at club and county level.
Aoibheann is presently on maternity leave.
Graeme retired in December 2020. His patients are being looked after by the rest of the team, who worked with Graeme prior to his retirement.