Our team

The Osborne Clinic team consists of physiotherapists with world class expertise and knowledge in order to provide you with the best care possible.


Derek Wright

Clinic Director




Derek has been Head Physiotherapist at Newcastle United for the past 30 years and has been integral in the treatment and rehabilitation of many world class players during this time. 

Derek has also worked as physio to the England U21 squad which bridged 3 European Championship campaigns over 6 years

Derek is co-director of the Osborne Clinic and is now available to pass on his extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all musculoskeletal conditions




Michael Harding

Clinic Director



Michael has been at Newcastle United since 2006 and is currently one of the First team physios, responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of the first team squad and pitchside emergency care.

Michael is co-director at Osborne and is available to assess, diagnose and treat  all musculoskeletal conditions. 

Michael has a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, an MSc in Sport and Exercise Injury Management, a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and a Diploma in Injection Therapy





Catherine Williams

Senior Physiotherapist

Cranio sacral therapist



Catherine qualified as a Physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 1995 and has since worked in Sheffield and London treating both adults and children in the NHS and private sector.

Catherine treats a wide range of conditions in adults including back and neck pain, whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, poor posture and core stability. She believes that advice and education on musculo-skeletal conditions is an integral part of understanding the treatment process and that prescription of tailored exercise programmes are vital for the client to achieve the best possible outcome from Physiotherapy.

Catherine has also worked at University Hospital Lewisham as a paediatric physiotherapist. She has experience in working with children with neuro-muscular and musculo-skeletal conditions with an interest in treating babies with Plagiocephaly, associated torticollis and positional talipes.

Catherine is also a Cranio Sacral Therapist and tutor at the London College of Cranio Sacral Therapy. She enjoys using her knowledge of both Physiotherapy and Cranio Sacral Therapy to treat individuals holistically, helping to balance and integrate the body and mind to help alleviate musculo-skeletal dysfunction.

As a Cranio Sacral Therapist Catherine treats adults, children and babies. This therapy can help alleviate symptoms of both physical and emotional dysfunction and is particularly well known for its profound effects on babies with colic and reflux and who had experienced difficult births.

Catherine has a BSc in Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Cranio Sacral Therapy and is qualified to treat clients with acupuncture. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists and Cranio Sacral Therapy Association.





Kelly Fearon

Senior Physiotherapist


Kelly qualified from the University of Northumbria in 1995.  She started her career at North Tyneside General Hospital before moving to the Freeman Hospital in 1998, gaining experience in all aspects of physiotherapy.  She has specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the last 13 years, gaining experience managing patients with major trauma, fractures, joint replacements, ligament injuries, rheumatological conditions and tumour patients.  Her keen interest in musculo-skeletal rehabilitation has led her to her current physiotherapy position in the private sector.





Wayne Farrage

Feldenkrais Practitioner


Wayne has now joined our team at The Osborne Clinic and brings with him an impressive portfolio of experience in Soft Tissue Therapy. Wayne is currently one of the soft tissue specialists at Newcastle United and has been for the past 8 years.

Prior to his time with Newcastle, Wayne has worked as a Massage Therapist at Watford, Charlton, West Ham, Fulham and Portsmouth.

Wayne started his Sports Massage education at the Academy of Sports Therapy and has reinforced his knowledge over the years by attending numerous courses and workshops and is currently studying towards a degree in Sports Therapy. Wayne is affiliated to the following recognised professional bodies within his field:


Sports Massage Association

The Society of Sports Therapists

The League Medical Association

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council


Wayne recently completed his Feldenkrais training and is now one of the few recognised Feldenkrais Practitioners within the North East

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