Meet The Team

Angela Dainton BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy MSK

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

My name is Angela Dainton. I worked in the NHS for 5 years on graduating as a Physiotherapist in 1995. Since then I have worked in the Private Sector in Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics. I worked in Australia for 5 years where I became proficient in treating a variety of Sports Injuries, working alongside Sports Physicians and the Northern Territory Institute of Sports (NTIS). I also worked alongside the Royal Flying Doctors, visiting remote Aboriginal communities.

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 25 and 21. I have 2 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.

Georgia Alice Greenhalgh BSc(Hons) Sports Rehabilitation MSK

Sports Rehabilitator

I can help you if you get out of pain and get back to your work or sport quickly.
My qualifications enable me to help you with sporting injuries but also other aches and pains (back and neck, knee and shoulder pain).
I am friendly, approachable and understanding and will do anything to help you see results.
My main passions in life are helping other people, staying fit and enjoying time with my family and friends.
As a Sports Rehabilitator I work with people of all ages who require help recovering from injury or illnesses involving the musculoskeletal system. I focus on biomechanics,using movement-based therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and reduce difficulty moving and exercising.
I also use a variety of ‘hands on’ techniques to help you achieve your goals.

A little bit about me…
In the past I represented Bolton, Greater Manchester and the North of England in athletics long distance running events, including cross-county, fell running, road relays and track. As a young athlete I spent a fair amount of time with physios, and I saw the results.
I qualified from Salford university with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation in 2021.
I’ve worked with Wigan warriors’ rugby, Fylde women’s football and Stockport counties first team.
Although I have had a lot of experience in the sporting world, I have treated players ‘everyday aches and pains’ unrelated to sport but which are affecting their performance on the pitch. I can help you too.🙂

Georgia Murphy BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy & MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner MSK


Hi my name is Georgia. I am an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist that graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 and I am currently completing a Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice. I have a depth of experience in diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries through a variety of physiotherapy techniques.

I am strive for high quality patient care and I will work with you to gain speedy recovery and optimum health.

I have a passion for fitness and like to keep healthy by lifting weights and running.

Alexandra Cooke MSK

Sports Rehabilitator

Hello, my name is Alexandra but I’m known mostly by the shortened form of my name, Sasha. I have degree in Sport Rehabilitation from the University of Salford.

Graduate Sport Rehabilitators (GSR’s) are autonomous healthcare professionals who adhere to the highest professional standards. We are regulated by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). BASRaT registrants are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, the UK’s top medical regulator. GSR’s are also included in the General Medical Council’s referral guidelines and can take referrals from the wider healthcare team.

GSR’s help people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. We treat people of all ages and all fitness levels by helping them to improve or restore everyday function or in the case of elite athletes to restore them to high levels of function after injury and illness. We are trained to treat not only sports injuries in all levels of sport but also to treat everyday and occupational injuries, pain and musculoskeletal conditions. In doing so we use biomechanics, treatment programmes, manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education to treat injuries and manage pain. Our training in sports science equips us well when treating athletes with injuries.

In addition to my work at the clinic, I have worked for over 3 years with a local professional rugby league team in the Ruby League Championship, treating players injuries, designing and implementing rehabilitation plans and return to play plans and working pitchside on match days. To do this I have to hold an advanced first aid trauma care qualification. I have also worked with the England Community Lions U19 and U23 rugby league teams.

As a former gymnast and competition dancer, I am able to understand and empathise with the needs of amateur and professional athletes. Making a difference in people’s lives through improving health and well-being is what attracted me to the profession. I enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds and gaining their trust as they get to know me. I hope that this enables me to provide a professional yet friendly, compassionate and empathetic service to all of my clients.

Craig Dainton

Managing Director

Hello, my name is Craig and I am the Managing Director. My role is to manage the day to day running of the business. If you have an enquiry, I can help. I joined Atherton Physiotherapy in October 2018 to help my wife run the business. My interests are walking, listening to books and watching sport on TV.

Helen Kimber


“If you are experiencing issues such as abdominal bloating, mood swings or fatigue or maybe a difference in your bowel habits? Do you think you may have IBS or similar troubles? I’m sure I can help.

Maybe you have taken one of Food Intolerance tests which has indicated problem foods; what can you eat instead?

I have a Masters’ degree in nutritional medicine have previously worked teaching food and nutrition in secondary schools and have over 30 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

I can work with parents to help their children, professional sports players as well as individuals who want to improve their health and need nutritional help. So, whatever your health concerns, I can provide you with a bespoke, realistic, nutrition program to help you achieve health and well-being. You will also get professional advice you on how to prepare quick healthy meals which will not cost a fortune with ingredients that are easy to obtain. I will also explain the complexities of nutrition and how your food choices may be affecting your wellbeing.

It is easy for me to help you as we can arrange an initial telephone consultation to determine your issues and then plan an online consultation which can be done via your smart phone/laptop/PC

What are you waiting for? Change happens when YOU change something.”