Expert Care

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

Helping you be yourself again.


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
Grace Newton

Grace Newton

I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Sports and Exercise Science degree in 2011. I then completed a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham in 2012.

My particular interest is Spinal Physiotherapy, leading me to work with many pre- and post-operative spinal patients in the NHS. I wanted to further my skills and knowledge in this area, so I completed a master’s module in Spinal Orthopaedics from Salford University in 2020 (post-pandemic).

Outside work, I enjoy keeping fit and active by regularly going to the gym, road cycling with the Cheshire Maverick cycling squad, and going on long hikes with my dog.

Lialle James

I started my career as a Physiotherapist in 2016 when I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first-class honours degree. I then worked for the NHS in Nottingham, gaining experience in various areas, including musculoskeletal (MSK), neurological, respiratory and orthopaedic physiotherapy.

My early passion for musculoskeletal (MSK) led me to
specialise in this area, working as a senior in an outpatient fracture clinic and as a hand therapist alongside orthopaedic consultants. I have also worked as a senior for a sizeable private physiotherapy company, then at Stockport NHS Trust, and also at a private hospital – all of which have helped me confirm my belief in the importance of current evidence-based practice to ensure excellent patient care.

To reinforce these experiences, I also recently undertook a Masters’s Degree in Advance Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have gained specialist skills for assessing, diagnosing and treating MSK conditions using hands-on techniques, exercise therapy and conservative management strategies.

I am also qualified as an APPI Pilates Instructor (Matwork 1) and have a Diploma in Sports Massage.

I am delighted to be working at Bramhall Park Physiotherapy Clinic, where I can help patients better their quality of life, whether their goal is: returning to work, hobbies or sports, relieving pain, improving mobility or enhancing well-being and fitness.

I enjoy going to the gym, attending fitness classes, and volunteering at sporting events in my spare time.

Lialle James
Ian Davidson

Ian Davidson

Ian is a neuro-physiotherapist with nearly 40 years of experience. His career has been varied, incorporating clinical practice (NHS and Private) educator and research. His clinical work has included both neurological and musculo-skeletal therapy, the former involving the treatment of people with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple-sclerosis, head injury and Guillain-Barré syndrome. More recently, his scope has widened to include specialist areas such as restless leg syndrome, focal hand dystonia and trigger finger.

Ian has spent 30 years of his career lecturing, firstly at Bradford School of Physiotherapy (1989-1991) and then Manchester School of Physiotherapy (1991-1999). In 1999 Ian won a PhD scholarship awarded by NHS North-Western, in which he studied rehabilitation in stroke, successfully completing his studies in 2002. In 2003, Ian joined The University of Manchester as a lecturer in rehabilitation. He has 16 peer-reviewed publications which have 395 journal citations and some of his work is considered ground-breaking. During his career, he has attracted almost £200,000.00 in research grants. In 2012 he left the University of Manchester to join the teaching staff at Manchester Metropolitan University, leaving in 2021 when he retired from academic life.

Ian is delighted to be working back at Bramhall Park Physiotherapy as a clinical member of the team.



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.



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



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.



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

Helping you be yourself again.