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Our physio team

There is a range of staff, including those who have many years’ experience and areas of specialty.  The team prides themselves on continually updating their skills and practice to ensure that high-quality care is provided to all our patients.

Each team considers the individual patient needs, ensuring that a shared decision-making approach is taken to put them at the centre of all they do.  Appointments are available in a range of locations to provide local care in the appropriate setting to support patient rehabilitation.  We will also support with ongoing self-management of patient's conditions where appropriate and utilise local community services to aid this. 

We have the ability to provide a seamless service, allowing patients to access specialist services without delay where required.

Meet our team!

Mandy Bulgan - Therapy Manager

Matt Hurst – Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Matt has a background of Sports Science, Professional Sport & Physiotherapy, he has been qualified since 2001, and has been an Advanced Clinical Specialist since 2014.  He has a special interest in upper limb disorders and is actively completing MSc modules to further advance his skill-set.  Matt completes clinics at both MDGH & CWMH sites and outside of work enjoys football, golf, boxing, and socialising.

Richard Saxton – Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Richard qualified in 2010 from the University of Nottingham as a Physiotherapist and has worked for East Cheshire Trust since 2014. He completed his Master's in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Bath in 2019. He has a special interest in complex rehabilitation patients and paediatric physiotherapy. He is based in Knutsford and MDGH. Outside of work, Richard has an interest in most sports, regularly playing league hockey and tennis. 

Gareth Redfern – Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Rheumatology

Gareth qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 and has specialised in rheumatology and chronic pain since 2009. He has been the lead physiotherapist for Mid Cheshire since then and in 2017 joined the East Cheshire Trust to lead the service here. His role is Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Rheumatology, and he completed a PGDip in Rheumatology in 2020. He works out of Macclesfield District General Hospital and has links with both the 3 Valleys Healthcare and Stepping Hill Hospital rheumatology consultant teams.

Fiona Harrison – Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Pelvic Health