Bernadette Oakes MCSP SRP DipRG RT AACP

Bernie, originally from Hertfordshire, trained as a remedial gymnast (sports rehabilitator) at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff; graduating in 1985. In the same year she did a conversion course in physiotherapy and was accepted into the chartered society of physiotherapy. Since then she also worked in Margate and Kent where she worked in orthopaedics. From there she moved to Colchester in Essex where she worked in orthopaedics, out patients, obstetrics, gynaecology and community physiotherapy. In 1989 she began to work at the Nuffield Private Hospital in Newcastle-under-Lyme, and then onto Leighton Hospital, working in outpatients. In 1990 she began her 10 year post as head Physiotherapist for Crewe Alexandra FC, leaving to start Sandbach Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2000.

She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, as well as being a member of the Health Profession Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

Bernie specialises in sports injuries (both adults and children), cervical headaches, acupuncture and all orthopaedic problems (especially lower limbs).

Outside of work Bernie enjoys walking and keeping fit.