Specialist Physiotherapist - Knowledge and experience with kindness and respect
Leah The Physio:
enjoy a thorough and unhurried verbal and physical assessment.
establish what you want and need from our time together/how I may help you.
effective treatment - often a combination of “hands on” work, advice, explanation, movement, stretching and exercise.
gain support with fatigue, pacing yourself and relaxation.
home visits, clinc and on-screen appointments.
no obligation to book subsequent treatments.
Specialising in working with people:
to regain fitness and function after operations, accidents, falls, periods of illness, loss of confidence and diagnosis with life limiting or progressive illnesses.
to improve movement, funtion, comfort and appearance of scarring and tightness after accidents, operations and radiotherapy.
who have or have had cancer, from before treatment, after surgery and radiotherapy, throughout chemotherapy and when recovery is not possible throughout palliative care.
Qualified as a Physiotherapist from Bath School of Physiotherapy 1987.
Registered with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, The Health and Care Professionals’ Council and a member of ACPOPC – the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care.
Most influential jobs
twelve years in Hospice
working at Freedom from Torture
being invited to establish a new physiotherapy service within an established breast surgery and breast reconstruction team.
working with people with learning disabilities
currently, learning everyday. The more I discover, the more there is to learn!
As well as some inspiring training, my experience has taught me the importance of stillness, quiet, waiting, listening and asking what you need and want to achieve.
Also, an independent Ambassador with Tropic Skincare.
Most influential courses
Willem Fourie - sparking my passion and interest in working with scar tissue.
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute - fuelling my interest in “unusual” pain, the brain and how trauma affects healing.
Blend Therapy Training - gentle, effective techniques for profound change.
Body in Harmony - Sharron Wheeler's ScarWork
Burrell Education- effective soft tissue techniques and women's health. Dedication to deepening and extending the service that I can offer people.
Most of all
I have learnt from those with whom I have worked - day after day. Individuals sharing their unique, personal insight with generosity and trust.
How to book
Home visits available in Lune Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, Settle, York, Newcastle, Cleadon and Sunderland. Please ask if you need specialist support and live elsewhere, as it may be possible.
On-screen initial assessment and appointments are available.
I have been providing a regular exercise group for our local Parkinsons Disease Support Group and chair-based or ambulant exercise groups as requested.
I can speak with your Women’s Institute, Self Help group, Cancer Support group, Rotary, Soroptimists, Inner Wheel etc.
Please feel free to contact me if you hope that I can help with your physiotherapy needs. Your skin, your scars and movement.