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Bramhall Park Physiotherapy Clinic is small friendly practice run by experienced physiotherapist Julie Davidson.

We specialise in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Spinal problems

  • Joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries

  • Sport related injuries, especially running
  • Paediatric and adolescent musculo-skeletal problems
  • Headache and migraine
  • Rehabilitation for older people at home

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OUR THERAPISTS

Julie Davidson

Julie Davidson

Julie started the clinic in 2002. As her reputation grew the clinic quickly expanded and relocated to Fir Road in Bramhall in 2006. The clinic on Fir Road is a light, airy and very welcoming space. Since the move to Fir Road Bramall Park Physiotherapy Clinic has continued to grow.

Sally Hewitt joined Julie in 2015 and more recently Clodagh Wilson & Dr. Sharon Braddock have arrived adding even more strength & talent to the clinic.

Qualifying in 1989 from Salford, Julie started her career at Manchester Royal Infirmary and then moved to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Specialising from very early on in her career in musculo-skeletal problems Julie has developed expertise in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of:

  • Spinal problems
  • Joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Sports injuries, especially running
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Treatment of headache & Migraine headache
  • Assessment & treatment of children and adolescents with growth related aches & pains
  • Rehabilitation at home for older people
  • Falls prevention for older people
  • Acupuncture

‘Working as a physiotherapist is enormously satisfying even after so many years. Physiotherapy is a science based profession and we are continually learning from new research and putting it into practice in our clinic thereby improving our treatments for all of our patients.

It is essential to assess every person who comes into our clinic as an individual. Levels of activity must be taken into account when formulating a treatment plan and setting goals.

Whether you work at a desk, drive for a living, have a heavy manual job or are the main carer for a loved one, you need to be fit and well. If you have pain in your neck and shoulder after a few minutes at a desk or driving, your back hurts if lift or carry things which are your regular working duties you will be unable to perform your duties to the best of your ability.

Our physiotherapists will be able to diagnose your problem, treat it, if appropriate and advise you how to prevent further problems with an individual programme.’

Whether you’re a regular Park Run or marathon runner, golfer, tennis player, gardener, bowler, carer or spend your time running around after the kids, you need and want to be your best. We are all individuals and require different levels of rehabilitation.

‘As a keen (occasionally competitive!) runner and enthusiastic hiker I understand the need to be fit to compete and to win.’

Sally Hewitt

Sally has a wide variety of skills and experience from working with both adults and children in the local hospital and community for the past 10 years. She has extensive knowledge across a wide variety of areas including musculoskeletal problems, neurology, paediatrics, respiratory and orthopaedics. Sally also has a lot of experience working with people who have complex, multi-factoral problems, helping prevent hospital admissions and working to reduce the risk of falls. Additional recent additional training includes Bobath Therapy which is widely used in the treatment of neurological problems, postural assessment/body symmetry and Moving and Handling trainer training.

Sally is a local girl having grown up in Bramhall. Outside of work she is kept busy looking after her young children and keeps fit by running, cycling and going to Pilates and Insanity classes.

Sally Hewitt
Sally Hewitt

Clodagh Wilson

In 2005, I graduated from The University of Manchester with a BSc in Physiotherapy. I started my career in Hope Hospital in Salford gaining experience in a wide range of areas such as orthopaedics, neurology rehabilitation, respiratory, and musculoskeletal out-patients. I also worked for a rugby club in my spare time and enjoyed the challenge of rehabilitating the players back to match fitness and managing acute injuries on the pitch during match days.

My main passion lay in musculo-skeletal (MSK) out-patients and I got a promotion and moved to work for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. I wanted to further my knowledge and skills and have done courses such as acupuncture, shoulder rehabilitation course and the APPI pilates course. I am due to undertake my injection therapy course in 2019.

My greatest achievement was gaining a Masters in Manual Therapy. This has widened my knowledge of various conditions and treatment approaches and enabled me to become a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family and two very energetic children.

Dr Sharon Braddock

Areas of Clinical Expertise:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Injection Therapy
  • Complex Spinal Pain and Chronic Pain Management
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Private prescription of pain medication
  • First Contact Practitioner in primary care

Qualifications

Dr Sharon Braddock obtained her BSc degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 2001 and an MSc in Musculoskeletal Medicine at Middlesex University in 2008. She successfully completed her Doctoral in Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016.

In addition, Dr Braddock completed the Teaching Fellowship of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) in 2010. She has a post-graduate qualification in Injection Therapy and is a qualified Independent Physiotherapist Prescriber. These advanced skills enable her to provide an effective and quality one-stop service for her patients

Experience

Dr Braddock has worked as a Clinical Lead for the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Service in the NHS for more than 15 years. She is also an Associated Post-Graduate Lecturer in MSK Medicine across the UK including Manchester Metropolitan University and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Senior positions in both primary and secondary care in the NHS and private sector have given Dr Braddock a wide spectrum of clinical experience in both acute and chronic MSK conditions.  Her clinical expertise includes; injection therapy, chronic pain management and complex spinal disorders. Her  main research interest is in chronic back pain and health locus of control. She is an Editorial Board Member of the International MSK Medicine Journal.

Dr Braddock’s unique combination of clinical, teaching and research roles provide her with experience in the latest clinical practice, techniques and technologies. Experience which enables her to offer a First Class service to every patient.

Awards

Dr Braddock has received the prestigious NHS Employee of the Year Award and several NHS Education Award for her services to clinical practice over the years.  In 2010, she was also awarded the reputable Teaching Fellowship of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM).

Dr Braddock lives in Bramhall with her husband and two young children – her personal rewards!

‘Everyone is different individually. I am aiming to do what is BEST for my patient, taking into account their concerns and their needs. I believe the unique combination of my clinical, academic and research background has  equipped me well to deliver a gold-standard practice.’

Sally Hewitt

OUR SERVICES

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Injection Therapy

When pain becomes a barrier to your normal function and physiotherapy treatment, the short-term effectiveness of a Corticosteroid injection provides a ‘window of opportunity’, allowing your physiotherapist to treat the underlying cause of your pain and problem, and facilitate your return to normal function quicker.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the skills many physiotherapists use as part of our approach to the treatment and management of pain and injury.

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Massage

Rob is a VCTC trained sports massage therapist and holds a first class degree in Sport Rehabilitation, specialising in soft tissue therapy, musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation.

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Podiatry

Since graduating from the University of Salford in 2007 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, Anthony has worked for the NHS gaining experience in all aspects of foot care.

‘I slipped a disc in my lower back in 2016, and I was in large amounts of pain in both my back and sciatic pain through my left leg.

I attended weekly sessions with Julie to help my rehabilitation, through a combination of targeted exercises, weekly treatments and Julie’s extensive knowledge I made a quick and speedy recovery and I have even now booked a golf holiday for later in the year.

Julie is very supportive, approachable and friendly which meant there was no awkwardness during the sessions, something that I have experienced in the past from previous Physiotherapists. I could not recommend Julie high enough.’

PAUL, Cheadle Hulme

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