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.