Our team is here to make the whole treatment process is as easy as possible, from booking your initial session, right up to final discharge. We'll make sure you leave us feeling part of the family!  

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Richard Hulbert, Lead Physiotherapist

Richard qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Bradford in 2006. He then moved back home to Bury to work in a local physiotherapy practice part-time whilst continuing to study Masters level modules in chronic pain and therapeutic exercise at a university. He then began working for Bury Football Club where he worked with the first team, youth team and academy from 2007-2015 when his work with Active Physiotherapy took over all his time. Richard has been the lead physiotherapist at both our Whitefield ond Bolton since 2008 and has a wealth of experience treated all ages for a wide variety of conditions. He has specific clinical interest in cervicogenic headaches, low back pain, neck pain and sports injuries. He is also heavily involved in the trade association of private physiotherapists in the UK called Physio First where he is currently fulfilling the role of Honorary Membership Officer. In his spare time Richard enjoys spending time with his family and friends and travelling the world exploring new places and watching the odd bit of live sport!

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Jane Roberts - Senior Physiotherapist

Jane Roberts, A dedicated and passionate Physiotherapist working in the Musculoskeletal field for over 10 years including Occupational Health and a Level 3 Personal Training Instructor (PTI).

Jane has a `hands on` approach to treating and also uses her PTI knowledge and skills along with my Physiotherapy experience to work with my patients to identify and maximise their ability to move and function. Functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy, and physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Also as member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) Jane can provide Workstation Assessments reports for DSE and OH reports for employers to help facilitate a return to work, as well as treatment and rehabilitation for work-related injuries.


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Judith Smethurst - Practice Manager

Judith joined Active Physiotherapy in February 2014 as Practice Manager when the Motor Vehicle Dealership she had worked for 10 years decided to close its door. She has assisted in the growth for Active Physiotherapy making our reception and office duties much more organised so we can concentrate on the physiotherapy of clients.


Cath Hulbert - Company Secretary

Cath is the Company Secretary and Richard's Mum. She has been involved in the running of Active Physiotherapy since 2008. Until 2007 Cath worked as a Head of Department in a local Secondary School and after retiring from teaching continued working as Examinations Officer in the same school until 2014.

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