Come and meet out team of experienced Chartered Physiotherapists, serving the Bay Area
Alex Burch MCSC MHPCAlex qualified from The Queens College, Glasgow in 1991 with a BSc in physiotherapy. . Initially Alex worked within the NHS rotating throughout orthopaedic, medical, surgical and hydrotherapy departments, before dipping her toes into private practice on a part time basis in Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, working both in GP surgeries and sports injury clinics including the well known Blackberry Clinic in Milton Keynes. She expanded her private practice winning a G.P contract in Woburn Sands, providing physiotherapy for 6 doctors and their patients during the fund holding era and really enjoyed this new challenge. It makes such a big difference seeing people quickly after initial injury, thus preventing the more chronic complications that occur when conditions remain untreated.
In 2000 Alex returned to the NHS after a move back up North in 2000, working in the musculoskeletal outpatient department at the Queen Victoria Centre, Morecambe. In 2005, she combined this NHS work with private practice clinics in both Lancaster and Milnthorpe. Alex then took on the role of physiotherapy provider at Sedbergh School. Alex opened Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2007. The clinic has grown quickly and developed a reputation with both clients, doctors and consultants for providing excellent physiotherapy services within Morecambe, Lancaster, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding areas. In January 2014 the clinic expanded, incorporating Versatile in Carnforth, with the aim of providing a wider range of services including podiatry, pilates, yoga and neuro-physiotherapy services. Alex strives to maintain her professional development as this is one of the best ways to provide you with the latest and most forward thinking advances within physiotherapy.
Leanne Eastwood MCSP MHPCLeanne joined Alex at Morecambe Bay Physiotherapy in 2008 working Saturday mornings. As the clinic has grown Leanne now works 3-4 clinics per week, covering both Morecambe and Carnforth. Leanne is a senior physiotherapist and qualified in 1999 from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bsc ( Hons ) Physiotherapy degree, and has since worked in a wide variety of clinical settings and has a breadth of experience having worked in the NHS, Sport and Private Practice. Her NHS work has included working within musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, respiratory and neurological departments giving Leanne a great breadth of expertise, which is exactly what working within the MSK field requires.
For the last seven years Leanne has worked solely as a musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, working in a number of private practices across Lancashire and Yorkshire. Leanne now combines her work here in the clinic with working in an NHS Out-Patient Department. Leanne is an experienced and highly skilled physiotherapist with a special interest in rehabilitation. Leanne combines acupuncture with her manual therapy skills.
She particularly enjoys treating sports injuries, but also spinal conditions and is keen on rehabilitation which she incorporates with manual (“hands on”) therapy and acupuncture.,Away from work Leanne loves to travel and explore new places. She likes to keep fit and is particularly interested in athletics, especially running, though she no longer competes.
Anna Geary MCSP MHPCMay 2017 : Anna is currently not in clinic as she is on maternity leave. If you have a query regarding treatment with Anna or pilates classes please contact the clinic to discuss.
Anna joined our team in May 2009 as an Associate Physiotherapist. She is in clinic on Monday afternoons/ evenings and also Tuesday evenings. Anna is an experienced clinician who continues to combine her NHS work with private practice. Anna an APPI qualified Pilates instructor extends our regular physiotherapy services by running individual and small group pilates sessions at the clinic. The quality of teaching provided by Anna ensures a high level of skill is learned. Groups of no more than 10 in the Pilates classes ensure that you really gain from these sessions, learning the correct techniques from the outset and avoiding the development of any bad habits. Pilates is suitable for all ages combining mat, ball and resistance work.
We frequently use a kinetic control ( motor control and stability retraining) approach in the clinic and Pilates sessions will prove to be a great option for some of our existing clients, as well as those new clients wishing to try Pilates for the first time.
Clare Kay-Shuttleworth MCSP MHPCClare Kay-Shuttleworth qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2000 from The University of East Anglia with a BSc (hons) degree. Clare worked at the Royal Free Hospital in London from Jan 2001 to July 2013, working across a broad range of specialities as a junior Physiotherapist before gaining senior experience in Elderly Care, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal Out-patients (including Orthopaedics) and Women’s Health.
Clare is experienced in treating a range of Musculoskeletal conditions and since 2006, has developed a particular expertise in pregnancy related conditions such as back, neck and pelvic pain, including coccyx pain, wrist pain (Carpal tunnel syndrome) and postnatal abdominal muscle weakness such as Rectus abdominis diastasis. Clare has taught antenatal education classes, and is experienced in both antenatal and postnatal exercise. Clare is committed to providing a high quality and evidence based service. She is looking forward to helping you discover a fitter and healthier you.
Pamela Johnson Yoga TeacherPamela has been a registered British wheel of yoga teacher since 2011 Pam’s yoga journey began in 1999 after feeling the pressures off stress in the work place. What started as a simple relaxation method soon developed into a passion, trying various types of yoga. Pam now teaches and practices Hatha Yoga.
Important elements that Pam teaches are keeping the core strong, creating space in the joints, but most important is not getting hung up on how you look in a posture. The body should feel light and strong. Pam encourages her students to explore what is going on in their body and dissolve tension.
Alasdair is our Sports Therapist (BSC) and member of the Society of Sports Therapists. He graduated in 2011 and has been practicing ever since. Alasdair is also a keen runner and involved with local athletics clubs, so has lots of experience working with runners. He has worked with multiple international athletes including GB mountain runners, marathoners, snooker players, cyclists and climbers.
He has a key interest in working with people suffering from overuse sports related injuries such as achilles pain or anterior knee pain.
Since graduating, he has specialised in sports massage and post injury/post-surgery rehab with a focus on return to sport aims. However, he has also gained a lot of experience working with elderly patients and assisting in rehabilitation, or ongoing exercise maintenance following orthopaedic surgery.