Meet the Team
Alison Stuart MCSP
Alison Stuart MCSP is a fully qualified, chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience. Alison is highly successful in providing rehabilitation for individuals focusing both on preventative as well as curative treatments. Alison regularly acts as a mentor to senior physiotherapists, healthcare professionals and undergraduates. She has specialist qualifications in neck, back and sports related physiotherapy and has recently qualified as Kinesology Taping Practitioner.
She has a wealth of experience and has previously worked for the NHS both in adult and paediatric care, at Stoke Mandeville hospital in their specialist spinal injuries unit, as well as other private practices and professional sports teams.
However her most diverse experience was a time working for a professional basketball team.
"I worked for five years with the Chester Jets. We travelled all over Europe, and I have to say it was great fun and an amazing experience for me."
Alison currently looks after clients from the under 19s and 21s Welsh netball and swimming teams, the local golf and running clubs and a Welsh international pairs champion in golf. She now has the enviable task on looking after Flint Town Football Club...no rest for the wicked!!
My patients often ask me what made me decide on physiotherapy as a career...I knew from the age of 13 that physiotherapy was the career for me. I loved biology at school but medicine didn’t give me the flexibility and diversification I was looking for in a career. After finishing my training I specialised in outpatient within 18 months, working within both the NHS and as a locum for the first 5 years. I was then approached to head up the physiotherapy service at a local hospital in Birkenhead, which is where I met my husband. I moved into the private sector after a couple of challenging years of seeing the department through a phase of transition and with my experience in Sports Physiotherapy this gave me a good balance between my professional and family life.
We moved to North Wales in June 2004, soon after getting married, and then a couple of years later our daughter, Holly, came along. Rather than facing the thought of travelling back to the Wirral for work, I took a post at NBNA looking after their staff and during this time was approached by a local GP to set up a part-time physiotherapy service in Mold...and the rest you could say is history!!
The Practice has grown as my daughter has and we have gone from two mornings a week to fulltime plus in 7 years. Physiotherapy was the best choice I ever made and running GS Physio has enabled me to achieve goals both personally and professionally. I love the job satisfaction of making a difference to peoples quality of life and its getting to know my patients that I love the most. Some have become great friends to both myself and my colleagues, long may it continue.
I am truly blessed to work with such highly trained, professional and committed colleagues and it is a great honour to guide the practice into the future. We all make a great team!
Vicky Kelly MCSP
Vicky Kelly MCSP is a fully qualified, chartered physiotherapist with over 10 years experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, including spinal problems, paediatrics, arthritis and rheumatology.
Alison and I have known one another for nearly 20 years, when I started weekly Wednesday afternoon work experience at my local community hospital where Alison was working as a senior physiotherapist. Alison introduced me to ‘the world of physiotherapy’ and that was where the story started.
I was lucky enough to get a place at the University of Hertfordshire where I studied for 3 years and faced the clinical challenges of placements in the ‘big London’s’ of Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross and St Thomas’ - they provided me with lots of experience and lots of challenges.
Following qualification in 2003, I went on to do my junior rotations within a number of NHS trust. This helped me to develop a very good grounding and knowledge. I have worked at a number of private practices throughout the Northwest region including Wirral, North Wales and Manchester, and feel these experiences have shaped my practice and enabled me to focus and develop my knowledge to the best of my ability.
I regularly attend evening update courses with a variety of consultant teams, which has enabled me to establish excellent links with them. I am very focused on my continuous professional development and am very much of the opinion that there is always something new to learn. I also attend regular courses to ensure I am up to date and knowledgeable about current research and treatment concepts to ensure I can provide my patients with the best possible care.
I have a very keen interest in spinal and pelvic injuries, in addition to knee problems. I favour hands on approach to treatment, but feel it is essential to empower my patients own problems, in order to prevent further or future injury.
I also have a very specialist interest in paediatrics and have treated neo-natal infant through to pre-school and beyond. I have completed by introduction into paediatric bobath and I am keen to progress with this. I love the challenge of working with children and the rewards in this area offers both patients and therapists alike.
I love working as a physiotherapist and feel very fortunate that I have a career that I love and feel very passionate about.
Sarah qualified in 1988 from Coventry University. She has worked in various NHS Hospitals in the UK including Nottingham, Lancaster and Chester but has also spent time working in Brisbane and Canberra in Australia.
Since qualifying she has gained a wealth of experience in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in various settings including Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic and A&E Outpatient clinics as well as local G.P Surgeries. She worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist for several years, where she also mentored more junior staff and Physiotherapy students from Liverpool University. She has been working in private practice since 2003.
Sarah has many years of experience in spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal disorders. She uses a variety of techniques to treat these conditions including spinal and peripheral mobilisation techniques, soft tissue techniques and acupuncture. Sarah is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and regularly uses acupuncture as part of her treatment.
Sarah keeps up to date with current treatments through a mixture of literature and courses and is a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Her hobbies include running. She has been a keen runner for some years and enjoys both road running and off-road running. She has gradually progressed to running longer distances including half marathons and full marathons. She succeeded in completing the Snowdonia Marathon in 2010 which was her first marathon.
Sarah has also competed in triathlons including both Sprint distances and Standard/Olympic distances. She cycles regularly with Marford and Gresford Velo club. Over the last few years she has completed cycling sportives with her husband, ranging from 80 - 100 miles in distance. Her other interests include walking, sailing and skiing with her family.
Although she has an interest in treating sports injuries, she is very happy to treat those that are not related to sport!
Lowri Barker, BSc (Hons) MFHT
Therapist and Secretary
I am a complementary Medicine graduate from Glyndwr University and I have 5 years of clinical experience ranging from University clinic, sports clubs and private clinic patients suffering with sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, muscle imbalance issues and stress related issues. I thoroughly enjoy seeing patients progress well and improve through their treatment it is wonderful to see- I love the difference my treatment makes on each individual. I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge by working here at GSP throughout my degree an on.
My time working at Grosvenor Street Physiotherapy started in 2014. That wasn’t when I started my own journey with Grosvenor Street Physiotherapy, however my journey began when Alison first opened the practice when I came in as a patient myself. Alison and Vicki had their work cut out with me!! As they say, every cloud has a silver lining and from being a ‘very faithful’ patient, I was lucky enough to be offered a job on reception.
I enjoy working alongside both Alison and Vicki and all the other therapists in-house… We make a great team! Meeting the patients on their first appointment to seeing them skipping out the door at the end. I feel very lucky to be able to treat and help patients progress, rehab and seeing them walking out the door.
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Thomas Jeneson BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS, H.C.P.Cr, BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science
Podiatry / Chiropody
Thomas first studied at Sheffield Hallam University reading Sports & Exercise science specialising in injury management & prevention through the use of biomechanical motion analysis, which lead on to his second degree at Salford University in Podiatry. Thomas currently works privately and through the NHS, covering various aspects of Podiatry including: conservative footcare (Chiropody services, nail cutting, corn an callus reduction), nail surgery, biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic intervention and working with high risk patients preventing/managing ulcers.
Thomas offers treatment of common skin problems affecting the feet including callus and corn reduction, verrucae treatment and the treatment of athletes foot (fungal skin infection).
Nail conditions that Thomas offers treatment of include conservative management or surgery of in-growing toe nails, fungal nails and the reduction of thickened nails.
Thomas also offers a holistic treatment programme for patients with diabetes including regular diabetic assessments of the lower limb, acupuncture especially for the management of Neuropathy (loss of sensation or numb/tingly feelings in the feet), routine podiatry treatment and advice for the prevention of ulcers.
With a background in Sport & Exercise Science Thomas also offers treatment of sports injuries using various taping methods, acupuncture/acupressure, biomechanical assessment and orthotic intervention with the use of off-the shelf and custom made orthotics. Thomas also applies these treatments to children's' feet problems including curly toes, flat feet, in/out toeing and tip-toe walking.
Thomas is qualified to provide Podiatry specific acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine for general well-being and Neuropathy and also modern trigger point therapy for treatment of various aches & pains and sporting injuries.
Since 2000 Jane has practiced as a complementary therapist which included Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian head massage and Kinesio Taping. In 2004 she qualified as a Lymphoedema Practitioner (Casley Smith) at the European College of Lymphoedema in the Netherlands.
Jane is part of a team at Grosvenor Street Physiotherapy and Mold Chiropractic Clinic providing manual lymphatic drainage, deep oscillation and measuring for compression garments. She also includes post operative treatments following surgery to promote healing.
Jane is a member of the association of M.L.D.U.K (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) and regularly updates her training by attending courses in the UK. She also work with the Lymphoedema support network which provides ongoing support for people living with Lymphoedema.
Please visit Jane’s website for further information www.mlduk.org.uk or give her a call on 07811 562098
Laura is an accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) with 21 years experience. Laura works both in the NHS and in independent practice. She graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and commenced work at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where she started her career in hand therapy and rheumatological conditions of the hand.
Since then Laura has spent many years working in the burns and plastics team of Whiston Hospital, specialising in out patient hand therapy. She then moved to Toronto Canada and learned a lot from the Canadian healthcare system. She also performed back to work assessments and rehab sessions. She returned to the UK with a wealth of knowledge and experience plus her first baby!!
Laura has worked as a Hand OT both privately and at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral since 2009 where she is a Clinical Lead. In 2014 she established her own independent hand therapy service which covers Wirral, Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire. She treats patients with post traumatic injuries including fractures, nerve injuries and tendon repairs, also patients with rheumatological conditions including osteoporosis arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Laura also assesses and treats post elective surgery and interventions including xiapex injections for Dupuytren’s contracture, or fasciectomy, post carpal tunnel surgery or joint replacement surgery for arthritic conditions. She also assesses and provides splints people who have had strokes.
Services Laura provides include provision of splints, grip strengthening, wound management, scar care, oedema control, exercises, desensitisation and nerve recovery.
In her spare time she enjoys walking and running with her dog and has 2 daughters that take up most of her time!
To contact Laura please call 07979 353266 or email email@example.com, read more about her service at www.northwesthandtherapy.co.uk