Marple Physio

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At Marple Physio, we pride ourselves on the outstanding reputation of our clinical team. Recognised for our evidenced based approach, we consistently provide exceptional standards of care and therefore the best possible outcomes for our patients.

All of our physiotherapy practitioners are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Many of our clinicians hold additional qualifications and are recognised as leading specialists in their respective fields, affording unique levels of specialist expertise and care for our patients.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Health Care Professionals Council Physio First

Liz Ebelthite Chartered Physiotherapist & Marple Physiotherapy’s Clinical Director
Bsc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, AACP Physiotherapy

Liz graduated with a first class BSc. Honours degree in physiotherapy in 2007, she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2010 and became the owner and clinical director of Marple Physiotherapy in 2012.

Liz takes a holistic approach when assessing and treating her clients, using her wealth of post graduate experience and training to provide the highest standard of care. By focusing on her clients’ goals Liz is able to facilitate positive change to people’s posture and quality of movement, resolving pain in the long term and preventing reoccurrence.

Her consistently excellent treatment outcomes and caring attitude mean that she is highly regarded by her clients and by consultants, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

Liz has a specialist interest in treating neck pain and whiplash injuries. She is accredited by Medico and is a member of The Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist’s (MLACP). Liz also has specialist training in acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions which she uses very effectively in conjunction with her other physiotherapy skills. She is registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Liz Ebelthite Chartered Physiotherapist & Marple Physiotherapy’s Clinical Director
Bsc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, AACP Physiotherapy

Liz graduated with a first class BSc. Honours degree in physiotherapy in 2007, she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2010 and became the owner and clinical director of Marple Physiotherapy in 2012.

Liz takes a holistic approach when assessing and treating her clients, using her wealth of post graduate experience and training to provide the highest standard of care. By focusing on her clients’ goals Liz is able to facilitate positive change to people’s posture and quality of movement, resolving pain in the long term and preventing reoccurrence.

Her consistently excellent treatment outcomes and caring attitude mean that she is highly regarded by her clients and by consultants, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

Liz has a specialist interest in treating neck pain and whiplash injuries. She is accredited by Medico and is a member of The Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist’s (MLACP). Liz also has specialist training in acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions which she uses very effectively in conjunction with her other physiotherapy skills. She is registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicola graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010. She brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics. Her ethos is to ensure optimum comfort and efficiency in the workplace.

Nicola has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and is a qualified modified Pilates instructor and a Star Plus member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the unique benefits of physiotherapy led Pilates to our patients.

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicola graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010. She brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics. Her ethos is to ensure optimum comfort and efficiency in the workplace.

Nicola has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and is a qualified modified Pilates instructor and a Star Plus member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the unique benefits of physiotherapy led Pilates to our patients.

Cath Dougherty Chartered Physiotherapist
DIPGRAD PHYS, HCPC, MCSP

Cath graduated from Salford School of Physiotherapy in 1987, and has worked within an NHS setting since then, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. She joined the team at Stepping Hill hospital in 1992 and, in 2002, became an orthopaedic extended scope practitioner specialising in the foot and ankle. In 2005 she also took on paediatric orthopaedics, assessing children for development issues. She is an expert in children’s musculoskeletal development. She is also a trained acupuncturist. Cath has worked at Marple Physio since 2012.

Cath has over 25 years experience in an outpatient setting and has a specialist interest in paediatric orthopaedics (muscle and joint problems). She works alongside paediatric consultants at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital and is an expert in treating knee pain, sports injuries, hip and back pain, shoulder pain, flat feet and hypermobility in children.

Cath Dougherty Chartered Physiotherapist
DIPGRAD PHYS, HCPC, MCSP

Cath graduated from Salford School of Physiotherapy in 1987, and has worked within an NHS setting since then, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. She joined the team at Stepping Hill hospital in 1992 and, in 2002, became an orthopaedic extended scope practitioner specialising in the foot and ankle. In 2005 she also took on paediatric orthopaedics, assessing children for development issues. She is an expert in children’s musculoskeletal development. She is also a trained acupuncturist. Cath has worked at Marple Physio since 2012.

Cath has over 25 years experience in an outpatient setting and has a specialist interest in paediatric orthopaedics (muscle and joint problems). She works alongside paediatric consultants at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital and is an expert in treating knee pain, sports injuries, hip and back pain, shoulder pain, flat feet and hypermobility in children.

Julie Cash Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP

Julie graduated from the University of Teesside in 2003 with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal orthopaedic physiotherapy and currently works as a senior Physiotherapist in the Specialist shoulder team at Stepping Hill hospital.

Julie is also highly specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal complications after breast cancer treatment. She is highly skilled in acupuncture and in treating chronic and acute respiratory conditions.

Julie Cash Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP

Julie graduated from the University of Teesside in 2003 with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal orthopaedic physiotherapy and currently works as a senior Physiotherapist in the Specialist shoulder team at Stepping Hill hospital.

Julie is also highly specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal complications after breast cancer treatment. She is highly skilled in acupuncture and in treating chronic and acute respiratory conditions.

Julie Bishop Advanced MSK Podiatrist
MSc, BSc (Hons), Extended Scope Podiatrist MCHS, HCPC

Julie is one of the North West’s finest podiatrists, an expert in assessing and treating complex biomechanical problems in both children and adults and a specialist in the prescription of orthotic devices (using the RSscan footscan®).

Julie graduated from Salford University with BSc (Hons) in Podiatry in 2006 and gained a postgraduate diploma in Paediatric Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. She became an extended scope practitioner in rheumatology in 2010 and has completed her MSc in Professional Practice at Salford University and further MSc modules in the care of Diabetes, lower limb trauma and orthopaedics and in injection therapies.

Julie currently works in both the NHS and private health care. In her NHS role she is a team leader for the musculoskeletal service working alongside consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, rheumatologists and the diabetes team.

Julie believes that when a client presents with a foot and ankle condition they should have a clear diagnosis and understanding regarding the nature of their presenting problem and a full explanation of the treatment options available to them.

Julie Bishop Advanced MSK Podiatrist
MSc, BSc (Hons), Extended Scope Podiatrist MCHS, HCPC

Julie is one of the North West’s finest podiatrists, an expert in assessing and treating complex biomechanical problems in both children and adults and a specialist in the prescription of orthotic devices (using the RSscan footscan®).

Julie graduated from Salford University with BSc (Hons) in Podiatry in 2006 and gained a postgraduate diploma in Paediatric Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. She became an extended scope practitioner in rheumatology in 2010 and has completed her MSc in Professional Practice at Salford University and further MSc modules in the care of Diabetes, lower limb trauma and orthopaedics and in injection therapies.

Julie currently works in both the NHS and private health care. In her NHS role she is a team leader for the musculoskeletal service working alongside consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, rheumatologists and the diabetes team.

Julie believes that when a client presents with a foot and ankle condition they should have a clear diagnosis and understanding regarding the nature of their presenting problem and a full explanation of the treatment options available to them.

Kathrine Crompton Sports Massage Practitioner
MSc, MSMA, OCR (Dip)

Kathrine has a Master’s degree in sports injury and rehabilitation and is a Level 4 Gold member of the Sports Massage Association. She has a wealth of experience working with sports people of all ages and abilities.

Kathrine worked at the English Institute of Sport for 15 years supporting GB cycling, squash, taekwondo, swimming, para-swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and track and field athletes.

Recognised as a leading specialist in her field, Kathrine worked with the British Paralympic Association at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio and 2002 in Athens. She also worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Kathrine Crompton Sports Massage Practitioner
MSc, MSMA, OCR (Dip)

Kathrine has a Master’s degree in sports injury and rehabilitation and is a Level 4 Gold member of the Sports Massage Association. She has a wealth of experience working with sports people of all ages and abilities.

Kathrine worked at the English Institute of Sport for 15 years supporting GB cycling, squash, taekwondo, swimming, para-swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and track and field athletes.

Recognised as a leading specialist in her field, Kathrine worked with the British Paralympic Association at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio and 2002 in Athens. She also worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002.

Tamla Fox Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, POGP

Tamla graduated in 2008 from Manchester University with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. A leading Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist within the NHS, Tamla brings a unique wealth of specialist expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, bladder urgency and retraining and prolapse education.

Tamla Fox Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, POGP

Tamla graduated in 2008 from Manchester University with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. A leading Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist within the NHS, Tamla brings a unique wealth of specialist expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, bladder urgency and retraining and prolapse education.

Jack Leech Sports Massage Practitioner & Physiotherapy Assistant
BSc (Hons)

Jack Leech completed his BSc Hons in Sports Therapy in 2015, during which he gained an additional Level 4 Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Sports Massage qualification. Since graduating he has been gaining experience working as a Sports Massage Practitioner and Physiotherapy Assistant and is currently studying towards his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.

Since joining the team 2 years ago, Jack has gained a wealth of experience working with a wide range of clients with diverse needs and requirements, from high-level athletes who have sports injuries, to those who have chronic postural or occupational conditions. In addition to sports massage, Jack also brings expertise in providing home-based mobility assessments and rehabilitation.

It is Jack’s own personal experience of injury and subsequent rehabilitation that sparked his interest in this area, and he is looking to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy once qualified. With a keen interest in exercising at the gym and playing Lacrosse, Jack brings his expertise as a volunteer to sporting events such as the Great North Run and Bolton Ironman, providing pre and post-event massage to participants.

Jack Leech Sports Massage Practitioner & Physiotherapy Assistant
BSc (Hons)

Jack Leech completed his BSc Hons in Sports Therapy in 2015, during which he gained an additional Level 4 Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Sports Massage qualification. Since graduating he has been gaining experience working as a Sports Massage Practitioner and Physiotherapy Assistant and is currently studying towards his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Salford.

Since joining the team 2 years ago, Jack has gained a wealth of experience working with a wide range of clients with diverse needs and requirements, from high-level athletes who have sports injuries, to those who have chronic postural or occupational conditions. In addition to sports massage, Jack also brings expertise in providing home-based mobility assessments and rehabilitation.

It is Jack’s own personal experience of injury and subsequent rehabilitation that sparked his interest in this area, and he is looking to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy once qualified. With a keen interest in exercising at the gym and playing Lacrosse, Jack brings his expertise as a volunteer to sporting events such as the Great North Run and Bolton Ironman, providing pre and post-event massage to participants.

Karen Brook Associate of the International Dance Teachers Association (AIDTA)

Karen trained as a ballet dancer from the age of three and in later years decided to share her knowledge and love of dance with the younger generation, qualifying as an AIDTA Ballet Teacher in 1997.

Enjoying exercise, especially Pilates, which has helped in her own posture and development as a dancer, Karen qualified as a fitness instructor in 2007, completing further training with Active IQ to become a Level 3 qualified Pilates instructor.

Karen is also a Registered Exercise Professional (Reps) and attends regular professional development courses in back, hip and shoulder care making her uniquely placed to effectively support those who have injuries back into exercise.

Karen Brook Associate of the International Dance Teachers Association (AIDTA)

Karen trained as a ballet dancer from the age of three and in later years decided to share her knowledge and love of dance with the younger generation, qualifying as an AIDTA Ballet Teacher in 1997.

Enjoying exercise, especially Pilates, which has helped in her own posture and development as a dancer, Karen qualified as a fitness instructor in 2007, completing further training with Active IQ to become a Level 3 qualified Pilates instructor.

Karen is also a Registered Exercise Professional (Reps) and attends regular professional development courses in back, hip and shoulder care making her uniquely placed to effectively support those who have injuries back into exercise.

Denise Wakefield Reflexologist

It was Denise’s own very positive experience of receiving reflexology that prompted her to become involved in this complementary field. An easy and pleasant therapy to receive, reflexology involves application of pressure to the feet, hands or ears in certain zones and reflex areas, which are believed, by some, to relieve stress and tension in other areas of the body and encourage healing. Although there is no scientific evidence to support the use of reflexology as a treatment, many people find benefit from the increased feeling of well-being and relaxation it provides.

Denise Wakefield Reflexologist

It was Denise’s own very positive experience of receiving reflexology that prompted her to become involved in this complementary field. An easy and pleasant therapy to receive, reflexology involves application of pressure to the feet, hands or ears in certain zones and reflex areas, which are believed, by some, to relieve stress and tension in other areas of the body and encourage healing. Although there is no scientific evidence to support the use of reflexology as a treatment, many people find benefit from the increased feeling of well-being and relaxation it provides.

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At Marple Physio we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation. We therefore highly value the patient feedback we receive as we continually strive to improve our services.

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Fantastic service from day one. Fixed my leg injury. Really pleased with the care given. Thank you.

I have seen a few physios and a chiropractor over the past ten years and Liz is the only person who identified that I had a falling arch and not only recommended the right orthotics with a raise but also suggested some compromises so I could still wear a raise with holiday footwear. She also showed me some exercises specific to my problems (not just some print out of generic back exercises). Through her treatment, the exercises and orthotics I feel I have a long term solution for the first time in 25 years (since an accident) that has actually also fixed knee and foot pain and neck pain and headaches that I never realised were related. I would highly recommend her as someone who genuinely tries to help fix the problem not just temporarily relieve pain.

Couldn’t ask for a better team to help get me back on my feet! Liz is very patient and motivating! The reception team are extremely helpful and go above and beyond to help with any issues you may have. I am so glad I found Marple Physio to help me through a very difficult time in my life. Thank you all!

Top marks for everything. Prior to my knee replacement surgery, Liz has been working hard to get me in the best possible condition. Her expertise and her pleasant manner have made the sessions very rewarding. I would thoroughly recommend this practice in every way.

I was incredibly impressed with my treatment at Marple Physio. They took the time to listen to what the cause of the issue was and then looked at different treatments to resolve the issue. The treatment must have worked as I was able to complete the half marathon that I’d been training for (relatively) pain free, having only been able to run a few kilometres at most prior to my treatment. I have since recommended Marple Physio to a number of people.

In over 65 years I had never visited or needed to visit a Physio. That was until firstly I had a knee problem and the for the first time in my life a back problem. Both down to excessive golf. Well Elizabeth who treated me was wonderful. She identified the problems immediately and with the minimum number of visits cleared my problems. Lovely manner and would not hesitate to recommend.

Big thanks to Marple Physio for sorting out my sciatica. After months of suffering you diagnosed the cause, (tight muscle) and arranged treatment. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you!

Thoroughly satisfied with treatment. My daughter Grace had a sports problem with her foot which was extremely distressing for her. She was unable to get an urgent appointment with the lower limb specialist but was seen by the team at Marple Physio – who were fantastic. Helpful, reassuring and made some great suggestions and gave exercises which have been really beneficial. Her problem has been hard to diagnose but the help and treatment has been great and thank you for strapping Grace’s foot for a big running event. It worked and she was delighted with the strapping. I would highly recommend Marple Physio and the specific tailored treatment offered. Reception staff also very nice.

I don’t usually comment on these things but I thought I had to. The Marple team were simply wonderful. I have had lower back pain for 15 years or so and had given up hope of being pain free. Marple Physio listened very carefully to my problems. I then was put through my paces including working my feet and toes. I felt light after the first session and by week three I was nearly pain free. Magic, simply magic.

I found the service and treatment excellent. I would definitely recommend Marple Physio to others and would use them again should the need ever arise. Many Thanks.

I had a persistent calf injury and had already seen several other physios without success. I was recommended Marple Physio by a friend from Stockport Harriers. They were very accommodating when I called to book an appointment and Liz managed to diagnose and sort the calf injury in 3 sessions. I left pain free and with strict instructions to continue my stretching homework to avoid further calf issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Marple Physio are really excellent. They helped me through a complicated hip injury – adjusting treatments and exercises regularly after listening carefully to my feedback. I’ve just completed the London Marathon and it’s all thanks to Liz and the team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

Wonderful to find a physio who spoke to me like a person and not an idiot, clearly explained my injury and went through treatment options along with her recommendations. Would definitely recommend to anyone – especially those who like to try to understand the physiology of their problem.

Fabulous, a true assessment of what I needed and how I could achieve it, with a personally tailored plan that fitted my lifestyle and abilities.

I was referred to you from my specialist at the Alexandra Hospital. I was really pleased with my treatment and the help I was given. I have finally had treatment that works for me. Will definitely come back for help if required. Many thanks.

Unfortunately for me, I have had quite a few back problems over the past few years. Fortunately, Marple Physio is nearby and Liz and the team have done a fabulous job of unpeeling all the layers and getting to the root of the problem each time. Being treated with a combination of manipulation, acupuncture and Pilates exercises means I now have a much stronger core and I know how to keep it that way! A big thank you to you all.

I am very pleased with the fantastic treatment I received from Liz for headaches. She was very professional and friendly and I would happily recommend her to others.

Every time I came for an appointment I went away very satisfied. All the staff are very friendly and professional. I would recommend Marple Physio and they will be my first choice if I need more treatment.

After six weeks of neck and shoulder pain, it was a total relief to receive professional and expert advice with successful treatment over four sessions.

I use Marple Physio for my physio, podiatry and Pilates needs, the service has always been both professional and caring. I am greeted with a friendly welcome and I feel the treatment is continually tailored to my needs.

Elizabeth’s expert diagnosis and treatment which included massage, acupuncture and targeted Pilates exercises resolved a backache and sciatica problem I have had for several years. Many thanks to Liz and the team.

Myself and my 16 year old daughter have had to use Marple Physio several times for various injuries. The service is excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending them. The quality of care is outstanding. They are friendly team and professional and have always been able to sort out our various aches and pains. If ever I have any musculoskeletal problems, I would always go straight to Marple Physio rather than see a GP. They have a far wider and much more suitable range of care options and offer a far more thorough service than I would ever get in a 10min appointment at the GP.