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Physiotherapy team

Our physiotherapy team at the Woodlands Hospital

Dallas Newton
BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), BSc Phys and Psych

Dallas qualified in Bloemfontein, South Africa after completing a BSc in Physiotherapy, and a BSc in Psychology and Human Physiology. He worked in the public and private sector gaining experience working with rugby teams and athletes.

On moving to the UK in 2004 he worked as an orthopaedic physiotherapist and developed his interest in peripheral joints. His special interest is shoulder problems, and he is specifically interested in the conservative management of these complex issues.

Dallas has developed an interest in the treatment of neck conditions such as headaches and neck pain and stiffness. He is a keen sportsman, with cycling, golf and canoeing being his favourite sports.

Lucy Bendle

Lucy Bendle qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. After spending two years travelling and working as a locum in the UK, Lucy joined a private practice in Port Elizabeth treating mostly orthopaedic patients.

She was the physiotherapist for the South African veteran cycling team and had a special interest in running injuries having run marathons herself. She moved to the UK 11 years ago and has worked in Occupational Physiotherapy and Women’s Health both in the NHS and the private sector.

Since joining Circle Health Group in May 2010 she has developed the Women’s Health service at Woodlands Hospital. Currently Lucy has a special interest in Chronic Pain Management. Inpatient Orthopaedics and Women’s Health. Lucy is married and has two children aged 14 and 7.

Suzanne Curtis and Nicole Openshaw

Suzanne and Nicole are our specialist hand therapy team treating a wide range of conditions. They have a close working relationships with consultants in the trusts, and provide specialist treatment and splinting for post operative hand conditions.

Pauline Creamer

Pauline is the Department Administrator, and is responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the department. Pauline is a keen dancer, and likes nothing better than travelling and nice country walks.