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

 

 

 

 

Bronwyn Walton 

Clinical Specialist 

 

Bronwyn qualified from the Edinburgh School of Physiotherapy and initially worked in Edinburgh specialising in musculoskeletal injuries in 1987.

Bronwyn joined the Osborne Clinic team in January 2015 following a 10 year period as Clinical Specilaist at Connect Physical Health

Bronwyns expertise was gained during periods working at the Commonwealth games, Northumberland county RFC and time spent working with the Newcastle Falcons sports medicine team between 2007 and 2010

She has a wide interest in musculoskeletal problems and is particularly experienced in the treatment of lower back and pelvic problems: including pregnancy related back pain and lower limb rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

Sean Beech 

Senior Physiotherapist

 

Sean is currently Head Academy Physiotherapist at Newcastle United. He graduated in 2005 from Northumbria University with 1st class honours in Physiotherapy. Sean's career began in the NHS where he worked for 4 years. His special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy led him to work within an out-patient NHS clinic providing physiotherapy to in-patient, out-patient and occupationl health departments. Since graduating Sean has completed numerous post graduate courses involving the cervical spine, lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. He has also been deduacated in specific treatment techniques such as: acupuncture, joint manipulations and soft tissue massage/release. Sean is currently studying towards an MSc in Sports Medicine at University College London.

 


 

Catherine Williams

Senior Physiotherapist

Cranio sacral therapist

Plagiocephaly

 

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

Massage Therapist

 

Wayne has now joined our team at The Osborne Clinic and brings with him an impressive portfolio of experience as a Massage Therapist. Wayne is currently one of the masseurs at Newcastle United and has been for the past 2 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

 

 

 

Helen Mills

Massage Therapist

 

Helen Mills is qualified in Swedish Massage, Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy and Pregnancy Massage and is a member of both the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Sports Massage Association (SMA).

 

Helen works closely with our Physiotherapists in the end stage rehabilitation of all Musculoskeletal conditions to provide a complete package of care. 

She has worked with regional teams, sportsmen and women of all levels, clients with specific injuries and those who use massage for stress relief and relaxation.

In the past Helen has also worked for Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club at a senior level.

Helen offers Pregnancy Massage for mums to be.  This can help to relax tense muscles, improve circulation and promote relaxation and wellbeing throughout the pregnancy. 

 

Helen is also qualified in the use of Kinesio Tape which assists treatment of damaged tissue whilst maintaining the full range of motion.

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