Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist

Lynne qualified in 1988 from St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London. She then worked for a ski season in the French Alps before returning to the NHS in Slough, Hemel Hempstead and Manchester. She developed a specialism in Complex Spinal Problems while working at Trafford where she piloted a direct access Back Assessment Clinic and Back School to cut Consultant waiting lists.

When she moved to Rochdale in 1994 as Superintendent Physiotherapist she developed close links with Mr Martin Knight, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, at The Spinal Foundation and has worked with him ever since. She began her private practice in 1996, initially in her own home, expanding into a high street clinic in 2001 and moving into Physio & Therapies new purpose designed clinic in November 2006.

Her specialist interests are in treating the spine, pelvis and headaches and she is currently involved in research concerning the treatment of cervical headaches run by the University of Manchester. She loves the way Physio & Therapies has developed over the years and feels that working as part of such a holistic team has opened her eyes to her ability to heal. She spends her spare time with her daughter Nicole and enjoys dancing, cooking, skiing, swimming and singing.

I first visited Lynne for issues with joint pain and stability, and she suggested that her pilates classes would be useful to help build supporting strength around my joints. I opted to join her zoom classes, and have been enjoying pilates for about five months now. I’m absolutely loving it: Lynne is a fantastic teacher and her underlying anatomical knowledge means that she can explain exactly what we’re doing and why, which I really love. Over zoom, Lynne is great at checking we’re working safely and spotting when we need to correct what we’re doing, so it feels exactly like an in-person class. We only do what we’re able: Lynne shows several levels of each exercise and we’re encouraged to listen to our body’s limits, which makes for a really lovely environment with everyone doing what’s appropriate for them. It’s a fun group and we work hard and laugh often. Pilates has been a brilliant way to build my strength, and I’m feeling stronger, more mobile, and able to do the climbing and hiking I love than I have for years. When I do have joint pain and muscle spasms, It’s also offered me new approaches to stretching and moving that can help. I can’t recommend Pilates with Lynne, enough: it’s such a brilliant part of my week. x

Jane Samuels