Christopher Liversidge (MSc, BSc (Hons) MCSP, SRP)
Chris graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences in 1998. He then completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Salford in 2001.
Subsequently he has been employed within the NHS at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, heading a team of nine staff in their Orthopaedic Gymnasium, providing sports injury and Orthopaedic rehabilitation services. He now provides Orthopaedic triage services on a part-time basis, referring into the soft tissue knee and ankle surgical services locally.
In his team leadership role, Chris has worked alongside Bradford’s Orthopaedic surgeons to develop a number of post-operative rehabilitation protocols, based on the latest research evidence.
As part of his ongoing development, in 2009 Chris was admitted to the degree of MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at the University of Bradford.
Chris had a long standing ambition to open his own clinic and North Light Physiotherapy was opened in 2010, providing an extension of the high quality service he has provided to hundreds of patients throughout his 13 year NHS career.
Chris was proud to join the Sport Science and Medicine staff at Yorkshire CCC from the 2013 season, working alongside the then club Physiotherapist and school friend Scot McAllister. He was part of the backroom staff for their successful County Championship winning season in 2014, and is now an established member of the Headingley staff team. Click here to visit Chris’s page at YCCC.
Around the same time as joining YCCC, North Light Physiotherapy began to develop strong links with local cricket, primarily providing services to Thongsbridge CC of the Drakes Huddersfield League. Chris has developed a high level of expertise in screening, assessment and management of injuries in cricket, culminating in North Light Physiotherapy becoming the officially recognised Physiotherapy partner to the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League in 2014.
Chris Shorter BSc (Hons)
Treatment of Pain and Rehabilitation
A qualified Chartered Physiotherapist since 2003, I am a holistic practitioner; this means I approach each client as an individual, using a wide variety of approaches to work with persistent pain conditions. I work with empathy and understanding, to help you get the most benefit from the work we do together.
At your assessment, you will be given the space and time to tell your story. We will work in partnership to plan your treatment and move you in a healthy direction, with the ultimate aim being a route out of your pain.
Neurological Conditions / Injury Rehabilitation
I have many years’ experience working as a Senior Physiotherapist, treating long term conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, MS, and also coaching patients through rehab from injury (car accidents, physical trauma etc.)
Treatment of balance problems and dizziness
Working with balance problems comes up almost daily in my clinical practice. Treatments I offer involve strength and balance exercises, and also working to strengthen the Vestibular system to reduce dizziness.
Self-development for health and well-being
In my mid-twenties I experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. This has given me true insight into life with a persistent health problem. Techniques such as mindfulness, emotional awareness, self-compassion and gaining a healthier balance in life have helped me personally. I now work to pass this knowledge on to my clients. I have a real passion for learning, and I work constantly to expand my professional skill set. This self-development feeds my love of helping my patients to grow and develop, gaining new insights into what is fundamentally causing their symptoms.
You can find out more about Chris and his work, on his Mind Body Rehab website.
Becky first qualified as a Sports Scientist in 2000, then went on to qualify as a Sports Rehabilitator in 2003, following this with a Post-graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 2010.
She has 14 years’ experience including working in full time professional sport for five years with Rotherham, Harrogate, and Sandal rugby union teams, and Leeds United Ladies football team, of the FA women’s Premier League, as well as her work in private practice.
With this background Becky specialises in the treatment of sports injuries and their rehabilitation. Becky specifically has an interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of the spine, shoulder and knee injuries. She offers kinesiology taping as part of her practice to aid with the kinaesthetic awareness of posture and alignment.
Becky runs North Light’s specialist Obstetric Physiotherapy service, and has trained with The Pelvic Partnership to offer treatment specifically for pelvic girdle pain.
She can also develop sport specific rehabilitation programmes after injury, to return the patient to any level of sport or exercise.
Becky qualified as a Modern Pilates Instructor in 2005 and teaches small and large group classes, as well as specialist ante/postnatal classes at North Light. Click here for more details of our Pilates classes.
Tony Boulter BSc(Hons)
Tony qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Bradford in 2003. He has since studied at Masters level, also at the University of Bradford, so far completing modules in Therapeutic exercise and Spinal rehabilitation.
A qualified acupuncturist, Tony has worked at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust since qualifying and currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in Complex Spinal Conditions and Spinal Chronic Pain.
For the past seven years he has worked as Head Physiotherapist for Dewsbury Rams Rugby League Club, who currently compete in the Championship division.
Outside of work Tony enjoys running, swimming and the gym and loves to spend quality time with his wife and 3 young children.