Philip Owen

Osteopath – Cranial / Paediatric / Structural / Sports

Philip qualified from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1979.

He developed his osteopathic practice in Manchester and shortly after ‘The Old Hall Clinic’ was created in Gatley, Cheshire, a multidisciplinary practice, believed to be the first of it’s kind in the UK.

Philip’s aim was then, as is now, to provide patients with the ‘best of all worlds’ in which highly competent practitioners from their chosen profession would be able to collaborate ideas and treatment methods for the common good of the patient.

Philip is proud to say that he enjoys looking after a variety of patients, not just common musculoskeletal problems, such as aches and pains in joints and muscles, but also a number of professional sportsmen and women, often as a preventative measure, as well as offering services to the very young and infants.

Philips interest in paediatric osteopathy started early on in his career and much of his paediatric training was undertaken in the USA and Canada. Leading to his inventing the SleepCurve mattress range for newborn babies and for babies with plagiocephelay (flat head syndrome).

Having lectured at the BSO, he also became a lead external examiner for graduating osteopaths. Philip currently enjoys a good working relationship with Sale Sharks, Wigan Warriors, man utd and man city football clubs.


Liz Halsey

Osteopath Structural & Cranial / Medical Acupuncture

Liz qualified with a first class honours degree in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 2003.

In 2006 she began to use medical acupuncture and later undertook a BSc in Traditional Acupuncture at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2014. These qualifications mean that Liz is able to carry out a full osteopathic treatment (using structural and cranial techniques), a full acupuncture treatment (including electroacupuncture) or a mixture of both. Liz also works at the Neil Cliffe Centre, based at Wythenshawe Hospital and run by St Ann’s Hospice, where she provides acupuncture for people with life-limiting conditions.

Liz’s approach is to provide a high-quality treatment to ease pain and restore function. Alongside this, she helps her clients understand what is causing their complaint and what they themselves can do to manage or resolve the problem. Liz is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.


Kevin Woods

Osteopath / Massage Practitioner / Clinical Pilates

Kevin studied Osteopathy at The British School of Osteopathy where he received a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Kevin is also a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and has achieved a Massage Practitioners Diploma from The London College of Massage. Kevin is currently undertaking a post-graduate certificate course in ‘Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice’ which he will complete in July 2018.

With a previous career as a professional dancer and performer Kevin’s innate knowledge of physical movement brought him into the teaching of dance and physical exercise. His interest in the biomechanics of the human body stemmed from being a patient himself while recovering from occupational injuries. Therefore, with his experience of teaching combined with his knowledge of human anatomy and physiology his objectives will be to work with his patients in partnership to achieving the best possible outcomes in the shortest amount of time.


Zita Lusack


Zita Lusack previously trained as a gymnast and became British Champion in 1994.

She achieved gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria Canada and represented our country in three world and four European championships. She underwent circus training to perform trapeze and aerial hoop at the Millennium Dome in the central show for the year 2000 celebrations and then joined the prestigious Cirque du Soleil performing tumbling in the fast track number of the show Alegria.

Zita now practices modern jive in her spare time and uses the experience gained as a competing athlete to have a greater understanding of how the body moves and functions. Having benefitted herself from treatment she decided to train as an osteopath graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007.


Rebecca Carter


Rebecca graduated form Manchester University with a physiotherapy degree in 2000. She has recently studied at Masters level in Extended Proficiencies and Injection Therapy.

Since qualifying she has worked at Withington, Wythenshawe and Hope hospitals gaining experience in musculoskeletal, neurological, neurosurgery, elderly, orthopaedics and acupuncture. She has been working in the private sector for 8 years and is happy to be part of Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic.

Her job has rapidly progressed primarily through the NHS. Rebecca has had specialist training within the NHS to manage upper limb problems especially shoulder conditions as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist. She works privately and in the NHS with Manchester’s finest upper limb surgeons to use the latest evidence based physiotherapy techniques to rehabilitate her patients to their optimum function whether it is sport, manual work or any hobby.

Rebecca also treats all other musculoskeletal conditions such as whiplash, back pain, arthritis and sports injuries using exercise, core stability, mobilisation, acupuncture, massage and electrotherapy. She believes that patients respond to treatment by allowing patients to understand of their problems.
Her passion in dance has given her over 20 years of experience, both performing and teaching and she enjoys treating dancers of all abilities from school children to professional ballerinas to pop artists.


Colette Ingham


Qualified from Withington Hospital in 1986 and worked full time in the NHS before setting up Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995 with Caroline Dobson. Colette has gained extensive experience in the field of musculoskeletal/ sports injuries by working with the England and Great Britain Volleyball teams, attending British Olympic Training Camps and enjoys club tennis. She has aldo worked with local rugby and football clubs. Her sporting interests continue whilst playing and coaching netball.

She enjoys using Pilates and Core Stability exercises, particularly using gym balls for the rehabilitation of many injuries.

Colette also specialises in the treatment of whiplash injuries (member of the Medicolegal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and shoulder and elbow problems, regularly attending the North West Upper Limb Group (NWULG) meetings. She has lectured at Salford University to the physiotherapy degree students and lectures at Manchester University on physiotherapy postgraduate courses.

Since 1995 Colette has been the on-site physiotherapist for the BBC, Manchester treating many musicians during her time there.


Dr. Vimal Aggarwal

Homeopathy / General Practitioner

Dr. Vimal Aggarwal is a qualified GP who has also trained in homeopathic medicine at the North West College of Homeopathy, graduating in 1989; and then going on to further graduate from the Faculty of Homeopath in 1992.

She is now a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and Faculty of Homeopathy.
Dr. Aggarwal is passionate about practicing holistic natural medicine using homeopathy and flower essences and kinesiology: the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of body movement.


Caroline Dobson


Caroline qualified in1986 from Withington Hospital and worked full time in the NHS at various local hospitals and local private hospitals before joining together with Colette setting up Gatley Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995.

Caroline specialises in the treatment of musculoskeletal, sporting and whiplash injuries having attended many postgraduate courses since qualification. She is a member of the North West Upper Limb Group (NWULG) and regularly attends their meeting to keep up to date with recent advances in the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems. In the late 1980’s Caroline spent time being physiotherapist to local rugby clubs and then physiotherapist to the Men’s Great Britain Volleyball squad.


Dr. X Kang

Chinese Medicine / Eastern Acupuncture

Dr. Xiaohong Kang has 31 years of experience, with a great reputation for helping countless people with infertility, pain conditions, stress, anxiety and depression, including patients suffering from other difficult health issues. Some people have been referred by local GPs, hospital consultants and insurance companies.

Xiaohong received 8 years training in both Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine at universities in China, gaining a master’s degree in Acupuncture. She practised as a doctor for 6 years at Xiamen hospital of TCM.

Xiaohong has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since 1994.


Kate Jackson

Eastern Acupuncture / Cupping / Medical Massage

Kate developed an interest in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine after discovering some upsetting news about a family member in 2012 and realising that there needs to be further ways for treatment other than standard conventional medicine. She studied at the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine and the Jade College of Oriental Medicine, covering many traditional subjects such as Acupuncture, Chinese medicine theory and diagnostics, cupping, moxibustion, Tuina medical massage, in addition to western medicine applied physiology and food therapy.

Kate believes strongly in the importance of maintaining good health, and integrating the natural methods of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine with western medicine to achieve the best results.


For further information about the Old Hall Clinic or any of our services, please contact us.

Old Hall Road, Gatley, Cheshire, SK8 4BE.

Telephone: 0161 428 4222
Fax: 0161 428 1286

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