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Leyland Physiotherapy

The Leyland Physiotherapy Team

Every physiotherapist at Leyland Physiotherapy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, an independent, UK-wide health regulator.

Michelle Kinney

Director

Caitlin Rigby

Office Manager

Mary Griffiths​

Senior Physiotherapist

Sam Bolton

Senior Physiotherapist

Keeley Worrall-Moore

Senior Physiotherapist

Emma Shepherd

Senior Physiotherapist

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Nathan Varley

Senior Physiotherapist

Kieran Charnock

Senior Physiotherapist

Erica Hopkins

Administrator

Carl Gibbons

Administrator

Michelle Kinney

Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Michelle qualified from Withington School of Physiotherapy 29 years ago. She was lucky enough to be mentored by Mr Dennis Wright who was a highly respected District Physiotherapist at Rochdale. It was under his charge that she learnt the crucial ‘hands-on’ approach to physiotherapy. Over the years, she has gained valuable experience in the sporting arena through work with rugby tournaments, Liverpool Ladies hockey club and the Under 16s English Ladies Golfers.

In 1994, Michelle had the opportunity to work in Wrightington Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Hospital, a world renowned Centre of Excellence. She gained further valuable experience in all aspects of musculo-skeletal injury, evidence based treatments and post operative rehabilitation.

Extensive post graduate training has been instrumental in Michelle’s passion for learning and professional empowerment. Most notably, a Diploma in both Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy, plus Advanced Myofascial Release and Western Medicine Acupuncture courses, have all been successfully undertaken.

Currently, Michelle is thrilled to be embarking on a two year diploma in Eastern Medicine acupuncture .This is a more holistic approach to acupuncture .This will ultimately enable not only musculoskeletal problems to be treated at Leyland Physiotherapy, but also conditions such as women’s health, infertility, IBS, headaches and much more.

Caitlin Rigby

Office Manager

Caitlin joined the physiotherapy practice as office manager in 2012. Her keen friendly approach has enabled the practice to grow in many ways from ultimate customer care to data and financial management. Caitlin has lead the team to complete the IG Toolkit which is a highly recognised Data Protection achievement which ensures Leyland Physiotherapy works tirelessly towards protecting patient data. To ensure high levels of standards are maintained post graduate management and leadership training has been undertaken.

Mary Griffiths

Senior Physiotherapist

Mary graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy in 1976. Following this she worked in specialist NHS units for 7 years, gaining a broad base of experience in orthopaedics, ICU, neurology and musculo-skeletal care.

Mary then underwent management training and gained a promotion to Superintendent Physiotherapist at Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust.

In 1982, Mary moved into the private sector, running her own practice and sports injury clinic. A Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine was completed which led to clinical lecturing. Extensive post-graduate training in areas such as Acupuncture and Bobath added to the specialist treatments she provided. More recently Mary undertook Epley Manoeuvre training for the treatment of vertigo.

Mary has also gained valuable experience as an Extended Scope Practitioner working alongside leading Spinal Consultants with Spinecare.

Having over 40 years of clinical practice, Mary finds that every day is still an opportunity to learn more and provide patients with the ultimate level of care.

Sam Bolton

Senior Physiotherapist

Sam qualified as a physiotherapist with a First Class Honours in 2003 and joined Leyland Physiotherapy in 2006. Sam has 16 years musculo-skeletal experience and has developed a special interest in post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee along with a strong background in spinal rehabilitation including core stability and pilates.

At a post-graduate level, Sam has a diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and is also a injection therapy practitioner, as a member of the specialist interest group ACPOMIT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy).

Keeley Worrall-Moore

Senior Physiotherapist

Keeley qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2004 and spent her first few years developing a broad knowledge base in the acute and rehabilitation settings of the NHS. From 2008-2011 she worked in New Zealand and it is there she found my passion for MSK and specialised in this field. Keeley was able to develop her clinical reasoning skills and manual therapy techniques to a high standard, undertaking courses from the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association and the McKenzie Instiute. Since returning to the UK, she has worked solely in the private sector. Keeley finds working in this area the most rewarding as she is able to treat patients effectively using a hands on approach. She is always aiming to develop practice and skills to ensure she provides each individual patient with the treatment that they need to achieve maximum recovery. Keeley is also trained in the use of Acupuncture and has a special interest in running injuries/lower limb pain/muscle imbalances.