Water Lane Clinic Physiotherapy Team
These are the people that make things happen...
Merian Denning is our acupuncture manager. Having completed her MSc in Acupuncture, Merian went on the chair the AACP which is our acupuncture governing body. Merian is responsible for keeping us all us to date with the latest in acupuncture research and training.
Merian also does home visits.
Frances West started the business in 1992 in Wilmslow. As the numbers attending grew she moved to the current clinic on Water Lane and the team has now expanded to 11 physiotherapists.
Frances is an Extended Scope Practitioner which means that she can give cortisone injections for things like Tennis Elbow and arthritic knees.
Frances also specialises in the treatment of bodies damaged by surgery or radiotherapy for cancer.
She has taught on courses for treatment of breast cancer complications.
Frances is a keen competitive swimmer, golfer and skier, she understands the need to win and to be fit to compete!
Dom Hallam also works in Disability Sport and went with the Olympic team to Bejing and London for the Paralympics. He has also been the football physio for a local team. At Water Lane he treats everything from spine to sports problems.
Hayley Grove trained at Salford University. She has recently returned to the UK, after living and working in Dubai for 9 years. In Dubai she enjoyed treating the golfers at Emirates Golf Club. Hayley loves the great outdoors and traveling.
Sarah Gibbons trained at Kings College Hospital, London and then worked for 10 years in London and Liverpool specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Having had a few years career break she is now working at Water Lane clinic and as an antenatal teacher for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). Sarah’s hobbies outside work include swimming and running
Alison Bray works at Water Lane Clinic, as well as being an experienced physiotherapist, she is a specialist teacher in Core Exercises and has a wealth of experience in all things musculoskeletal.
Professional Reference numbers
The following are Health insurance provider numbers, including CSP and HPC
AACP (ACU) member number: 9
AACP (ACU) member number: 1138
Norwich Union: 600048708
Helen Hallam specialises in physiotherapy for children with disability. Helen offers appointments outside school hours, so that parents can join in their childs' care and the child doesn't miss education time. Helen also works out in the community and won the prestigious award for volunteer work in disability sport, winning Contribution to National Events in December 2012.
Ruth Barlow also works in Wilmslow and Congleton as a NHS specialist. She joined the team at Water Lane Clinic in 2017 bringing with her a wealth of experience from the rugby pitch as well as her background in treating muscle and skeletal disorders in the NHS.