In the heart of Prestwich

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Our senior therapists
Sid Ahamed
Paul Quine
Joanne Day

Front Desk Team

Joan Taylor – Practice Manager
Lisa Sharkey – Practice Receptionist
Pat Byrne – Practice Receptionist

Sports Therapist: Michael Brown-Frazer
Sports Therapist: Camila Bermudez-Cid
Movement coach & DMT instructor: Peter Gallagher  
Nutritionist: Rebecca Wells 

New Counsellor

The Prestwich physiotherapy has a new team member, Amanda Lloyd.
Amanda is our counsellor, to ensure your psychological care is holistic, respectful, and non-judgemental.
She offers sessions by telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp or face-to-face in the clinic on Heywood Rd.
Every care is taken with respect to social distancing and safeguarding the client.
CONTACT: Amanda Lloyd RGN. DipHe. OHND. DipCouns
Mobile: 07342136192 / Email:


Sid's reputation as a clinician and educator with over 30 years of experience speaks for itself.

He is nationally recognised as one of the country’s leading physiotherapists due to his 25 years of dedication to postgraduate teaching, writing and lecturing.

He continues to teach on the undergraduate physiotherapy degree, the postgraduate circuit throughout the U.K. and to present papers at major conferences. This important work ensures that as a clinic we remain at the cutting edge of our profession.

Sid’s own introduction to physiotherapy was rather painful. A promising junior and senior international sprinter his career was cut short by a torn Achilles tendon. His experience of treatment and rehabilitation diverted him from a career in medicine into physiotherapy. His physiotherapy qualification, NHS experience, various consultancy roles and sporting background led him into professional sport and following several team based posts he managed the Manchester City F.C sports injuries clinic for over a decade. During this period he worked with elite athletes, professional footballers and was introduced to paediatric sports injury before moving into private practice.

This combination of experience in the NHS, private sector and professional sport has left Sid ideally suited to private practice which he combines with his passion for education and teaching.

Sid Ahamed
MCSP Practice Principal

Joanne qualified from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 1998. She worked five years in the NHS for the South Manchester University Trust, progressing to Senior Physiotherapist.

Joanne also worked privately for three years at the Platt Lane Sports Injuries Clinic, which involved working with the England Men’s Lacrosse team. She also worked with the Lancashire and North of England under 16’s Rugby teams.

Joanne joined the Prestwich Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic in 2003. Her background of various sports including Hockey, Netball and Tennis has led to a particular interest in Rehabilitating Sports Injuries, Pilates and Acupuncture.

Joanne has been trained in Pilates by the AACP and provides a one to one Pilates Tuition service in addition to her clinical practice.

Joanne qualified in Acupuncture in 2001 and uses it regularly in treating a variety of painful conditions.

Joanne has received extensive post graduate training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has developed a special interest in the shoulder complex and rehabilitation. She is in regular contact with our local Shoulder Surgeons and attends regular training days and meetings.

Joanne Day
MCSP Senior Physiotherapist

Paul is the newest addition to the practice joining the team in November 2014. Since graduating from the University of Salford he has worked in the NHS & private practice.
He engages in all opportunities to show continued professional development, particularly via the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine’s (SOMM) Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. This course provides post-graduate training for doctors and physiotherapists to examine, diagnose and treat common musculoskeletal disorders.

Paul also has post-graduate training in sports massage and the prescription of custom orthotics and taping techniques to the foot and lower limb to correct suboptimal foot postures which can cause or contribute to pathologies found in the lower limb, pelvis and spine. He is trained in acupuncture by the Accupuncture Asssociation of Physiotherapists (AACP) from which he uses Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings, now evidence based and adapted to Western Medicine, to relieve pain, treat trigger points and compliment the healing process with the careful use of acupuncture needles.

He is inspired by clinicians who investigate how movement is learnt, maintained and restored. This thought process is similar in the way that regular checks to your dentist prevent tooth and gum problems, regular checks with a physiotherapist can help prevent the onset of musculoskeletal disorders. Paul is keen to educate people that it is not only pain that requires the attention of a physiotherapist, but reduced performance, weakness, poor coordination, numbness, stiffness, pins & needles or unwanted movements are early indications that treatment is required.

My aim is to know my patients well, treat them well and use the latest evidence based research to enhance my skills to ensure everyone I meet sees changes, values my care and recognises the cost effectiveness of every visit to the clinic.

Paul Quine
BSc (Hons) MCSP Senior Physiotherapist

Rebecca graduated from Westminster University and has over ten years of nutritional experience, working with a wide range of people and medical conditions. People who come often have a health complaint such as IBS, diabetes, high cholesterol, hormone imbalances or auto-immune conditions. They want to know which foods affect them as well as which supplements to take. Using a holistic approach Rebecca works to devise a plan to improve and in a lot of cases alleviate their symptoms.

Rebecca also works with families to improve overall family nutrition as well as specific issues such as ADHD. Establishing healthy, positive eating habits in children is critical for their development and future health.

In today’s busy world many people that come and see Rebecca are simply exhausted! They are looking for a comprehensive way of eating that maximises their energy levels. Tests can be used alongside a diet plan to look at any nutrient deficiencies that may be contributing to symptoms.

Rebecca also runs a successful weight loss programme that treats the client as an individual and creates a personalised programme that works for the client and their lifestyle. She examines psychological factors that drive food choices and works out how to incorporate changes while still enjoying life, losing weight and most importantly sustaining the weight loss.


Rebecca Wells

‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ ~ Hippocrates

Amanda is our counsellor, to ensure your psychological care is holistic, respectful, and non-judgemental.

She offers sessions by telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp or face-to-face in the clinic on Heywood Rd.
Every care is taken with respect to social distancing and safeguarding the client.
CONTACT: Amanda Lloyd RGN. DipHe. OHND. DipCouns

Mobile: 07342136192



Amanda Lloyd