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 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, across a broad range of specialities as a junior Physiotherapist, including Musculoskeletal out-patients and hydrotherapy, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Respiratory, before revisiting Elderly Care, Paediatrics (acute in-patients, out-patients and community), Musculoskeletal Out-patients (including Orthopaedics) and Women’s Health, as a Senior Physiotherapist.

Whilst working as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Women’s Health, 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.

More recently, Clare has completed all 3 clinical Pilates mat-work courses with the Australian Physio and Pilates institute (APPI), going on to complete the Standing Pilates Course, and Pilates for Kids and Teens Course. Clinical Pilates is suitable for all, and Clare has loved teaching people in small groups, 1:1, and via zoom. Helping people to re-establish a positive movement experience through exercises that encourage optimal normal movement is hugely rewarding for everyone involved.

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 20 years of post-graduation experience to good use and helping you to discover a fitter and healthier you.

Clare’s Post Graduate Certificated Courses

Pamela Johnson Yoga Teacher

Pamela Johnson Yoga Teacher

Pamela 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

Alasdair

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.