Meet the Team
Danielle, Physiotherapy Manager
I graduated from the School of Physiotherapy at Manchester University in 1994 and since then have had a varied career both in the NHS and private sector. Within my clinical roles I have developed a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. As expected I have undertaken postgraduate study, including the completion of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine examinations and acupuncture courses, allowing me to be a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). I have also undertaken numerous other courses to develop and update my examination and treatment techniques, all of which I use in my clinical practice.
Alongside my clinical role I have also worked for local Rugby Union Football Clubs and the Rugby Football League undertaking the physiotherapy care for both County and National squads at Junior and Senior levels. I served as an Officer in the Territorial Army where I had the opportunity to work aboard as part of an International Military exercise and supporting Army Regimental Ski teams in Austria.
Throughout my career my areas of interest and clinical skills have increased; since becoming a mother I have also developed a special interest in women’s health conditions and their physiotherapy treatment, a service that we offer at Tees Valley Hospital.
I see the physiotherapy department as a progressive service and envisage that the services we will offer will develop as need is required and to support the Surgeons and patients that will use our department.
Nicki, Clinical Physiotherapist
In 2011 I completed a BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy at Teesside University where I attained a 2:1; since graduation I have worked in the NHS and private sector, completing both junior and senior roles in a variety of clinical areas.
Most recently I held the post of senior Physiotherapist in Outpatients and Rheumatology in the NHS and was also as member of the team at the Health Hub. I have continued to develop my clinical skills through attending various courses and lectures. I am a qualified APPI Level 2 Pilates instructor. Currently, I am excited to develop the Physiotherapy led Pilates and Movement classes at Tees Valley Hospital.
I regularly attend yoga including Bikram, Iyengar and Ashtanga. Discovering yoga opened my mind and allowed me to discover my body in a new light seeing how differently it was able to move. This area of interest has allowed me to develop my assessment and treatment of movement disorders in patients. As a physiotherapist, I love to analyse and explore movement and provide exercises and patient education, especially in relation to chronic long-term conditions. I feel as a physiotherapist I am in a prime position to help educate individuals in the management of their injury or condition to build confidence, improve quality of life and maximise mobility and treatment goals.
If you would like to speak to the team, please do not hesitate to call them directly on 01642 087 347.