Meet the team
Will Stockdale MCSP HCPC Reg
Will Stockdale is the Clinical Director at Sandbach Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. Will qualified in 2002 and since then has worked in 3 private practices in the North West. Will enjoys all aspects of clinical life, not only offering the highest level of service to his patients, but also mentoring his team to ensure his high standards are practised throughout the clinic. Will is obviously HCPC registered, in addition to being a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Will still just about manages to play rugby for Sandbach RUFC when his body lets him!
Bernadette Oakes MCSP SRP Diprg RT AACP
Bernie, originally from Hertfordshire, trained as a remedial gymnast (sports rehabilitator) at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff; graduating in 1985. In the same year she did a conversion course in physiotherapy and was accepted into the chartered society of physiotherapy. Since then she also worked in Margate and Kent where she worked in orthopaedics. From there she moved to Colchester in Essex where she worked in orthopaedics, out patients, obstetrics, gynaecology and community physiotherapy. In 1989 she began to work at the Nuffield Private Hospital in Newcastle-under-Lyme, and then onto Leighton Hospital, working in outpatients. In 1990 she began her 10 year post as head Physiotherapist for Crewe Alexandra FC, leaving to start Sandbach Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 2000.
She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, as well as being a member of the Health Profession Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
Bernie specialises in sports injuries (both adults and children), cervical headaches, acupuncture and all orthopaedic problems (especially lower limbs).
Outside of work Bernie enjoys walking and keeping fit.
Claire Harrington MCSP SRP AACP
Claire qualified in 1986 from the Royal Liverpool Hospital College School of Physiotherapy.
Since qualifying she has worked in a number of NHS hospitals and GP practices located in Liverpool, the Midlands and more recently, Northwich and Sandbach.
Claire also spent 18 months working in Australia where she treated a variety of musculoskeletal disorders in the community setting.
Claire joined the team in 2006 and worked on a part time basis while continuing to work in the NHS as a back care clinical specialist. She specialises in the management and treatment of chronic and acute spinal pain and has other interests in sarco-iliac problems and acupuncture for pain relief. Claire has worked locally for the last 14 years and is now full time at the Clinic.
Alexandra Lee MCSP
Currently on Maternity leave - we are looking forward to welcoming her back very soon!
Liam Joyce MCSP HCPC Reg
Liam graduated from Keele University in 2014 and started his career working at East Cheshire NHS. Here he developed his Physiotherapy across a wide spectrum of areas including Orthopaedics, Amputee Rehab, Rheumatology, Paediatrics, Neurology & Musculoskeletal Outpatients.
After deciding he wanted to pursue a career in Musculoskeletal Outpatients he now works in the NHS as a Specialist Physio in this area. To enhance his treatments he has recently completed courses in Strength & Conditioning, Rehab in Paediatrics and Pilates. Liam is HCPC registered and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Liam works at Sandbach Physio on Saturday mornings.
Rebecca Gilmartin MCSP
Rebecca graduated from Salford University in 2014.
Adam Keeble MCSP