About Us

When we say we’re ‘Beyond the Expected’, we mean it. From a professional career in football to high-achieving physiotherapists in the medical sector, we’re passionate about helping people achieve their ambitions, no matter how big or small they may be.

We established NB Physio to share our passions, expertise and know-how for everyone.

 

Nathan Wharton – Co-Founder and Chief Physio

Nathan graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Since graduating Nathan developed a passion for sports specific and movement-related conditions/injuries.

He has since gone on to complete specialised training in the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries. This includes motor control retraining of movement dysfunction through kinetic control and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy. Nathan is recognised as part of the global team of movement therapists who aim to improve pain and weakness through specific treatment and movement correction.

Nathan’s ability to identify, treat and rehabilitate movement dysfunction which leads to pain, weakness or stiffness started as the personal trainer where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in developing individualised training programmes. More recently Nathan worked at West Bromwich Albion Football Club within the youth and professional development phases.

This environment highlighted the effect a tailored treatment and rehabilitation programme has on a patient’s overall recovery. It is Nathan’s belief that every patient deserves the same personable and individualised physiotherapy services.

Nathan’s past experiences coupled with his passion for improving the quality of life of others means that NB Physiotherapy will go beyond the expected in order to give the patient the best possible care and outcome.

 

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Caroline Wharton – Co-Founder and Paediatric Specialist

Caroline graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first-class degree in Physiotherapy 2010. Since qualifying Caroline spent 3 years working in local hospitals covering inpatient and outpatient areas of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, neurological and respiratory physiotherapy. She now specialises in Paediatric physiotherapy treating musculoskeletal development and neurological conditions.

Caroline has continued to develop her skills and completed a number of specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment courses including myofascial release and the Bobath Foundation course. The Bobath theory is widely considered as the gold standard for assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological conditions.

 

Dean Attwood

For the last 18 years, I have been supporting, training and “keeping on the road” a huge array of people. From amateur runners to para rider for the Olympics. My years of experience have enabled me to create and develop my own bespoke and unique blend of Personal Movement Therapy.

My “Full Package” approach has enabled many of my clients to advance up through the levels and achieve success, combining: Biomechanics, performance coaching, core and exercise therapy, soft and deep tissue release work and diet and nutrition.

Ironing out the inevitable aches and pains is a major part of keeping all sporting athletes in great condition. But it is also critical to look in-depth and holistically. Ensuring all aspects are focused on, helped and improved, will provide a physical platform for our patients to reach a peak condition and elevate them to the top of their game.

 

Kimberley Richens

Kimberley graduated from Keele University with a first-class degree in Physiotherapy. During her training, Kimberley took a profound interest in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Kimberley has a passion for combining manual therapy and soft tissue techniques with exercise and rehabilitation to optimise each patient’s recovery.

Alongside working at NB physiotherapy, Kimberley works at Stoke Regional Talent Football Club. Kimberley is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and sports specific rehabilitation of aspiring players. Kimberley combines manual therapy and exercises prescription to enable patients to achieve their personal goals.

 

James Thompson

James graduated from Keele University in 2010 with a first class degree in Physiotherapy. He further developed his skills by working between NHS clinics and the football academies at Crewe Alexandra F.C and West Bromwich Albion F.C. James now works full-time as a senior Physiotherapist within the NHS.

James’ main passion is sports related injuries, in particular, those affecting the shoulder and upper limb. He enjoys using a combination of exercise rehabilitation programs and evidence-based manual therapy techniques to help aid an individual return to their chosen sport/activity.

 

Tara McDonagh

Tara is a Stafford local who graduated from Keele University in 2010. Since graduating she gained her experience working around Staffordshire for the NHS both in community settings and in the local hospital before working for the Ministry of Defence.

Football has played a big part in Tara’s life since 2011, when she joined Brocton Football club as the Physio on a voluntary basis, and then also at Wolverhampton FC Academy working with the youth teams.

Tara has completed courses in Acupuncture, Pilates, shoulder injuries and ACL rehabilitation. Her special interests include Spinal Problems, Joint Problems, Headaches, Acupuncture, Sports Injuries and Exercise Rehabilitation.

In her spare time she enjoys watching sports, going to the gym and traveling.

 

Private Health Insurance

NB Physiotherapy will aim to invoice your insurers directly for payment. If you have private medical insurance, please inform us when arranging your initial appointment. Please have your policy details to hand, as we will require the name of the company you are insured with, your policy number and an authorisation number before arranging your appointment. Where this not possible, NB Physiotherapy will require payment directly from you and provide a receipt that you can use to claim the money back from your insurers.

We work alongside several leading health insurance companies, including but not limited to:

Affiliations:

Stafford Triathlon Club

Stone Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Helen Barklam – Sports Nutrition

New2Tri

JIMBAG

 

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