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 for 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 looking forward to continuing on the Headingley staff.
Around the same time, 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)
Chris is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from Huddersfield University in 2003 with a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.
Following this Chris has worked in the NHS for three local hospital trusts. His 11 year clinical experience has included treatment of musculoskeletal problems, long term conditions and in neurological rehabilitation. He has been actively involved in the management and development of physiotherapy students and less qualified physiotherapists and has presented on many topics and conditions that physiotherapy can influence.
He has a well-rounded and holistic approach due to his wide range of clinical experience and has special interests in chronic and persistent pain, and stress related conditions, undergoing extra training incorporating the SIRPA approach. Chris is dedicated to educating patients about their pain, helping them to understand why they remain in pain and what the underlying cause can be. He is passionate about helping patients achieve a healthy balance in life, leading to optimum health and physical performance.
Over the last two years Chris has developed his clinical practice to work in the private sector alongside his NHS role, treating sports injuries, whiplash disorders and working in occupational health rehabilitation, helping injured workers return to employment again.
Chris is passionate about his evidence-based clinical knowledge and personal development. His open, empathetic approach and reassurance puts his patients at ease and helps then to gain confidence in their own abilities.
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 10 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 has also trained with The Pelvic Partnership to offer treatment for pelvic girdle pain.
Becky can also develop sport specific rehabilitation programmes after injury, to return the patient to any level of sport or exercise.
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.