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Sandbach Physiotherapy Clinic

12 Abbey Road



CW11 3HA

Phone: 01270 763025

Fax:01270 763025


Mon-Thursday: 08:00 to 21:00

Friday: 08:00 to 17:00

Saturday: 09:00 to 13:00



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, Back pain, Neck pain, acupuncture and all orthopaedic problems (especially lower limbs).

Outside of work Bernie enjoys walking and keeping fit.

Claire Harrington MCSP SRP AACP

Claire qualified in 1986 from the Royal Liverpool Hospital College School of Physiotherapy.

Since qualifying she has worked in a number of NHS hospitals and GP practices located in Liverpool, the Midlands and more recently, Northwich and Sandbach.

Claire also spent 18 months working in Australia where she treated a variety of musculoskeletal disorders in the community setting.

Claire joined the team in 2006 and worked on a part time basis while continuing to work in the NHS as a back care clinical specialist. She specialises in the management and treatment of chronic and acute back pain and neck pain and has other interests in sarco-iliac problems and acupuncture for pain relief. Claire has worked locally for the last 14 years and is now full time at the Clinic.

Will Stockdale MCSP GSR SRP AACP


Will qualified in 2002 and since then has worked in 3 private practice’s in the North West. Will is HCPC registered, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and also the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers. Will has wide experience in the treatment of mary varies conditions including back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder injuries. Will still just about manages to play rugby for Sandbach RUFC when his body lets him!.

Donal Brown MCSP SRP


Donal qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013.
Began working for one of the biggest providers of private physiotherapy in the UK.
1.5 years post qualifying from Uni promoted to Senior physiotherapist working in both
private practices and G.P. clinics.

In 2015 he became one of the youngest clinical leads nationally covering the north west of the
UK. This entailed the training and management of both physios and senior physio’s.

He has worked part time in semi-professional football and rugby.
He specialises in helping people aged 40+ with neck and back pain return to the things they
love doing without the need for painkillers.Post graduate training in Manual therapy (hands-on)
& Acupuncture.

Outside of work you’ll generally find him on the side of a mountain or playing Gaelic Football

Julie Longson MCSP SRP AACP

Julie qualified in 1994 from Manchester Victoria University and began working in the NHS starting at Salford Royal Hospital and later moving to South Manchester University Hospital Trust. After general rotations, she specialised as an out- patient Physiotherapist in 1997 progressing clinically to Team Leader in MSK services. She has gained expertise in musculoskeletal therapy through validated courses such as Cyriax Orthopaedic Medicine, Mulligan, Maitland with MACP and specialised courses in AACP acupuncture for pain relief.
Julie has been involved in research both independently and with consultant lead clinical trials particularly with a bias towards ankle/ lower limb dysfunction and subsequent rehabilitation. She gained a Masters Degree in Manual Therapy in 2006 and is committed to evidence based practice within her professional work.
Outside of work , Julie is a keen hill walker and enjoys water sports and travel. She supports Manchester based charities such as Barnabus and CGL and volunteers when she can.

Rebecca Gilmartin MCSP SRP


Rebecca graduated from Salford University in 2014. 

Roberta Cardoso MCSP SRP


A.A.S. Exercise Physiology Bsc (Honors) Physiotherapy

Roberta was a paramedic for three years before deciding to peruse a license in exercise physiology in America in 2002. Prior to graduating as physiotherapist, she worked four years in orthopedic inpatient and hydrotherapy as a practicing physiotherapist assistant in England. Roberta graduated as a physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 was awarded the Best Student of the Year. 

She has over 10 years experience at semi professional athlete in cycling, swimming, running and adventure racing. Roberta has also coached these sports for over 10 years focusing on providing exercise prescriptions for many different levels of fitness. 

Roberta has recently specialised in hydrotherapy treating a variety of neurological condition, lower back pain, sports injuries and joint problems led by muscle imbalances.

Patient education is a core part of Roberta’s treatment, as she believes it enables her patients to take control of their condition and successfully manage it both in the short and long term. One of Roberta’s key skills is that she is a very good listener and believes this is the best approach for getting to know a patient inside out and helps her to develop a more holistic and customer focused treatment. 

Owen Clarke MCSP SRP


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