David Gibbons BSc (Hons) MCSP
Iasis Healthcare Ltd @The Chorley Chiropody Practice
Upstairs Middle Room
67 Union Street
Iasis Healthcare Ltd
Freshfield Wellbeing Centre
41 Old Town Lane, Freshfield
01704 578748 / 07894 294360
I offer physiotherapy services from 3 locations; Ainsdale, Formby and in Chorley. As the Director and Practice Principal, I have been training and working in physiotherapy for 25 years and have an excellent training background with 8 years in the NHS.
I am committed to lifelong learning and continuing professional development. I use an and evidence based approach to the clinical diagnosis I make for you and the treatment plans I create for you.
I am a highly trained physiotherapist at Masters Level, and I am a member of the elite "MACP" - Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I am also a fully registered acupuncturist, a member of The Health and Care Professions Council and The CSP.
I am a versatile chartered neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist, whose knowledge, experience and interest is focused on innovative practice techniques grounded in Maitland, Cyriax, McKenzie, Butler, Society of orthopedic Medicine and Mulligan amongst others. NHS Practice, Private Practice, Postgraduate training, ongoing CPD, lifelong learning and professional affiliations have created in me a multi-disciplined individual with extensive knowledge in sports related injuries, whiplash, occupational health and all musculoskeletal complaints.
I teach level 1 IST and I supervise postgraduate students. I have taught level 11 muscle imbalance shoulder and cervical spine.
My personal approach
The main emphasis and difference with my practice is that treatment consists mostly of manual therapy to help get tight or stiff body parts moving again, which are invariably the cause of the presenting pains. This is something that medication and machines alone can not do.
The cause of the pain is removed and not just the symptoms. For this purpose, my training in manual therapy is very comprehensive, consisting of membership of the MACP, training with dual qualified consultant physiotherapists/osteopaths and excellent manual therapy grounding from Sheffield Hallam University and St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust. With a private treatment centre, I am an expert clinician who will enable you to get moving better again and live life without pain.
YOU - the whole person
I have strong interpersonal skills and adopt a holistic and bio-psychosocial approach to client assessment and treatment, ensuring that you returns to form in all areas of your life. I treat you as a whole person, not just the condition.
Your Plan - Your Goals
I provide an improvement in the quality of life for clients, which is corroborated by a growing reputation in the local area. You and I will work together to establish what your plans and goals are and to establish a bespoke treatment plan that meets your needs. These needs are always linked to best practice techniques and well-being.
My clinic delivers comprehensive physiotherapy and acupuncture services to insurance clients, commercial intermediaries, occupational health departments in industry, consultants, GP's as well as ALL in the local population. My services are designed to suit any budget - and are for everyone.
I provide an improvement in quality of life for clients, which is corroborated by a growing reputation in the local area. Client needs are always at the forefront of any treatment plans I devise, and are also linked to best practice techniques and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Primary provider of physiotherapy services at the Southport and Formby Physiotherapy Clinic.
July 2011 to date - Iasis Healthcare - formerly Southport & Formby Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd
August 2004 – July 2011 - George Morris Physiotherapy
January 2004 – August 2004 - Physiotherapy Outpatients Department, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals (NHS) Trust
Worked exclusively with the eminent consultant physiotherapist Jo Gibson and consultant orthopedic surgeons, Professor Frostick and Mr Brownson, assessing and triaging clients in their specialist upper limb consultant clinics, using X-ray and MR arthrogram diagnostics. This involved assessing and triaging clients for physiotherapy, injection, surgery, pain clinic, pain management or discharge. I also obviously did the physiotherapy too, but it made me a specialist in shoulders. Lots of training with Jo Gibson who devised the nationally used GOST shoulder guidelines with Professor Frostick
July 1997 – December 2003 - Physiotherapy Department, St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals (NHS) Trust
Including Whiston Hospital, St Helens Hospital, Newton Cottage Hospital, St Helens Walk-in-Centre, Page Moss One Stop Shop and various GP Practices
I am now responsible for smooth running of the Physiotherapy Service in a walk in centre (WIC), managing staff, and waiting list and administrative tasks locally.
- 1988 – 1991 BSc (Joint Hons) Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry University of Liverpool
- 1992-1997 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Sheffield Hallam University Musculoskeletal Postgraduate Training
- 2011 Acupuncture Conference
- 2010 Physio First Conference (cervical spine and whiplash) - Nottingham
- 2009 First Aid Course - Ashgrove Health Ltd
- 2009 Theory/Practice of Taping and Strapping Seminar - Altrincham
- 2008 Acupuncture Course - Morpeth 2008 CSP Congress - Manchester
- 2006 Electrotherapy Course - Cheshire
- 2004 CSP Congress – Birmingham
- 2002-03 Manual Therapy-Research Methods Module (exam and project proposal completed. MACP component completed) - Victoria University of Manchester
- 2002 Movement Dysfunction-Focus on Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance. Lumbar Spine, Hip and Pelvis. Cervical Spine Shoulder - Mark Comerford, Kinetic Control Ltd Whiston
- 2002 MMACP – Whiston (Full membership attained February 2003)
- 2002-02 Anatomy, Syndromes, Reflective Diary and Clinical Reasoning Exercises (Overall high pass at 67%)
- 1999 – To date Level 11 In Service Training 2002 Evidence Based Practice in Pain Management – York 2000 Biophsyhosocial assessment in Chronic Low Back Pain
- 1999 NAGS and SNAGS – Mulligan Concept
- 1997 Ankle Course
Other available therapies
Chronic Pain Management
Initial Assessment - £35 - 45 minutes
All other treatments - £30 - 30 minutes
Relaxation Massage - £25 - 30 minutes
Sports Massage - £25 - 30 minutes
Therapeutic Massage - £25 - 30 minutes
Acupuncture only - £25 - 30 minutes
Assessment with a view to acupuncture only is still 45 minutes at £35
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have or simply to arrange an appointment.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Formby - Monday and Friday all day; Ainsdale - Wednesday all day, Chorley - Thursday and Friday all day