Angela Dainton BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy
It was whilst in Australia that I gained my qualifications in the treatment of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. I helped to set up a Lymphoedema service in Alice Springs,Australia and this included raising awareness of both Lymphoedema and Lipoedema to local GP’s (this was done via a formal training module that counted towards their CPD).
I have also lectured and ran workshops for Nurses and Undergraduate and Post Graduate Doctors. My specialties include Musculo-skeletal and Sports Medicine, Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture and the Management of Lymphoedema.
My hobbies include cooking, swimming, tennis,golf and going to the gym .I have 2 children aged 21 and 18.I have 3 dogs and love to walk them each day in the park.
I am committed to keeping up to date with all aspects of Physiotherapy. I am also a Pilates Instructor.
Tommy Arkinson BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy
Hello my name is Tommy. I graduated from Ulster University with my degree in Physiotherapy. I have experience of working in the NHS and have also worked with sporting environments such as Gaelic football and Rugby Union. I use Physiotherapy techniques and strength and conditioning principles to get the best outcome for my clients. I am also acupuncture trained which can also be beneficial in the recovery process.
Mia Gilfillan BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Hello, my name is Mia. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2020. I have a keen interest in Sports and fitness – I run and go to the gym. My enthusiasm for my work comes from helping others to feel well and achieve their goals. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to be free from pain.
Helen Kimber MSC Nutrition, Level 3 REPS Personal trainer and Fitness Instructor
My other passions are Yoga and nutrition. I have practiced yoga for over 25 years.
I am also a fully qualified nutritionist, helping people to be well again through their food choices. I am a great believer in working with people to help them so they understand the principles of nutrition and so they can make informed choices about the foods that they eat. My clients range from individuals who have always been on a diet but never stuck to it, to those with a variety of health problems from weight gain, food intolerance, menopausal symptoms, constipation, IBS, skin conditions, migraine. I have also worked with professional sports people. One thing I will NEVER do put you on a diet!
Michela Smith D.Pod.M MCPod
My name is Michela Smith and I am a HCPC registered
Podiatrist/Chiropodist with 34 years of clinical experience.
I graduated from the Northern College of Chiropody (now
Salford University School of Podiatry) in 1987 after a 3 year
course with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine.
I worked exclusively for the first 18 years of my career for
Warrington NHS Podiatry service where I worked in various
multi-disciplinary clinics. I also undertook roles which included
working in Mental Health units, specialist Diabetes clinics and
routinely performed Nail Surgery sessions.
I left to work as an associate in a busy private Podiatry practice
in Culcheth for 9 years where I honed my skills further.
I now work exclusively for myself offering both Clinic
appointments here at Atherton Physiotherapy Centre & Home
Visit appointments in and around the local area.
I am still passionate about my job and continually strive to
extend my knowledge by attending mandatory training each
year to keep my skills up to date. I feel privileged to have a job I
love and to provide an essential service keeping people active,
mobile and pain free!
I am married with 2 children age 27 and 18 and have a Yorkshire
Terrier named Bella.
I enjoy listening to music, reading and going to the cinema.