Who We Are
Situated in the heart of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District our brand-new ground floor state of the art facilities offers our clients the chance to access a wide variety of physiotherapy treatments in a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment.
Having been established in Whaley Bridge since 2012, Acupuncture & Physiotherapy Practice has built a reputation for providing a high standard of expert client care by delivering treatments in all areas of musculoskeletal problems and rehabilitation, together with treatment for conditions that benefit from needle acupuncture.
The wellbeing of our clients is central to everything we do and with this mind we are delighted to announce a new extension of our treatment offer to include revolutionary Shockwave therapy which effectively helps to improve chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions with non-invasive treatment (no surgery, no injections).
The Practice is registered with all the major Medical Insurance Companies including BUPA, AVIVA and AXA PPP and are also registered members of the Health Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and PhysioFirst.
Referrals to the Practice are accepted from GP’s, Consultants, other medical professionals and any individual seeking treatment. All children under sixteen should be accompanied by an adult.
Carolyn has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist, including within Private Practice and the NHS. A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and of Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists, Carolyn is a Musculoskeletal Therapist, Sports Injuries and Spinal Specialist as well as an Advanced Acupuncture Practitioner. Carolyn has a Master of Science Degree in Manipulative Therapy and two postgraduate Diplomas in joint mobilisation techniques and joint & soft tissue injection therapy. She also holds a two-year postgraduate Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and has studied in Beijing Central Hospital China. Whilst in the NHS Carolyn became Therapy Services Manager in 2002 with responsibility for both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. The hospital remains a key centre nationally and internationally for all Orthopaedic conditions and by continuing her contact with medical colleagues there Carolyn has a pathway for expert second opinion and advice for private patients should this be required.
Louise FletcherPractice Manager
Louise joined the Practice in March of this year after working in Recruitment and Marketing for the last 18 years and has been part of the renovation and opening of the new premises since then. As a Recruitment Manager in her previous role she developed high levels of organisation, interpersonal and communication skills, where team leadership, partnership building, and negotiation were an integral part of her role. Louise’s previous work experience has enabled her to transfer into the Practice Manager’s role with ease and having recently embarked on a medical administration course, is confident that her continued professional development will be an asset to the team. Louise says: ‘I was ready for a change of direction in my career and am loving the challenge of implementing and managing new processes in a medical setting. It’s great being part of a new venture and I am really looking forward to developing the business to offer extended services in the future.’