Come and meet out team of experienced Chartered Physiotherapists, serving the Bay Area

Alex Burch MCSC MHPC

Alex Burch MCSC MHPC

Alex 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.

Alex’s Post Graduate Certified Courses

Leanne Eastwood MCSP MHPC

Leanne Eastwood MCSP MHPC

Leanne 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.

Leanne’s Post Graduate Certificated Courses

Clare Kay-Shuttleworth MCSP MHPC

Clare Kay-Shuttleworth MCSP MHPC

Clare 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, across a broad range of specialities as a Junior Physiotherapist, including Musculoskeletal out-patients and hydrotherapy, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Respiratory.

As a Senior Physiotherapist she worked in Elderly Care, Paediatrics (acute in-patients, out-patients and community), Musculoskeletal Out-patients (including Orthopaedics) and Women’s Health.

Whilst working as an Advanced Physiotherapist in Women’s Health (Obstetrics), Clare developed a particular expertise in treating pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions. She has taught antenatal education classes and studio-based antenatal and postnatal exercise classes. In addition to exercise therapy, Clare takes a hands-on manual therapy approach with this client group.

On relocating to Lancashire, Clare joined the team at Versatile Physiotherapy in Carnforth in 2014 and enjoys using her broad hospital-based experience and manual therapy skills to treat a diverse range of Musculoskeletal conditions in both adults and children.

Clare is a fully certified matwork Pilates instructor and trained with Australian Physio and Pilates Institute (APPI). Clare has also completed courses in both Standing Pilates and Pilates for Kids and Teens with the APPI.

Clare loves teaching clinical Pilates and helping people to re-establish positive movement experiences. She teaches 1:1, small groups and via Zoom, working with all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced.

More recently Clare has completed all 3 levels of the Reformer Pilates Series and is finding its clinical application hugely beneficial as an aid to correcting faulty movement patterns and rehabilitating muscles and joints after injury.

Clare is committed to providing a high quality and evidence-based service, keeping updated on recent developments in Physiotherapy through reading, attending courses and information-sharing with colleagues. She is looking forward to putting her 23 years of post-grad experience to good use and working with you to achieve your movement goals.

Clare’s Post Graduate Certificated Courses