Melanie Patrick – Clinic director & Senior site lead  MCSP, AACP, HPC

Staff Melanie PatrickMelanie graduated from Liverpool. She worked as a lead NHS clinician in outpatients before establishing Woolton Physiotherapy in 1991. She has continued to expand her expertise gaining membership of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, Acupuncture Association (AACP),British Occupational Hygiene society and has a Diploma in injection therapy.  Melanie uses her specialist skills across a wide range of conditions and has an exciting and varied client base. Melanie manages the  provision of Physiotherapy Services for local industry, councils, sporting events and corporate businesses across the North West. Her main concern is to maintain her 3 Physiotherapy sites as clinics of excellence where patients receive the highest standard of treatment with professionalism, care  and respect.

Joanne Ford – Specialist Physiotherapist & Paediatric lead  MCSP, AACP, HPC

Staff Joanne FordJo graduated from Salford University. She is a senior paediatric physiotherapist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital working in orthopaedic trauma, burns and plastics. She has worked part-time at Woolton Physiotherapy for the past twenty  years. She has taken her skills voluntarily to Nepal and is a regular lecturer in her area of expertise. She has a varied client base and a massive part of our story!

Chris Burford  – Senior Physiotherapist & site lead Formby, MCSP, AACP, HPC

Chris qualified from Bristol University in 1997 and worked in the NHS for 12 years before coming to work for Woolton Physio full-time in 2010. He  is a specialist in Musculo-skeletal, neurological physiotherapy and practices acupuncture. He has completed post graduate training in work place assessments and ergonomics. He provides our services at our Formby clinic, within local industry and local borough councils. He attends regular courses to maintain his professional standards as well as assisting in-house training and staff development. When not working he loves going camping with his family in his lovely camper van!

Tom McIver – Senior Physiotherapist, MCSP, HPC

Tom graduated from Manchester metropolitan university  in 2016 with a BSc in physiotherapy. He now works full time in Aintree university hospital as well as working part time with Woolton physiotherapy a few evenings a week
Tom has a special interest in manual techniques specifically based on the mulligan concept, lower limb injuries, sports related injury and back pain. He plays football and golf regularly as well as having a keen interest in hiking, mountain climbing and mountain biking.

Meet The Admin Team

Rachel Boden – Admin/Finance Manager

Staff Clare ShawRachel joined our team, working part-time in 2014. She was promoted in 2015 to Admin/Finance Manager and became full time. Rachel ensures the clinics are run smoothly on a day to day bases.  Previously Rachel worked for University of Liverpool for 17 years at the Cancer Research Centre, working her way up the ladder from receptionist to Data Manager.  She has completed numerous courses including BTEC administration, NVQs in customer service, business administration and team leading.