August 2020 going forward – I am unable to take on any new patients. Changes to my current job role has meant I have more nhs commitment. If anything changes I will update my website and Facebook page.

Why people visit a Stockport physiotherapist

At the clinic we are able to assess and treat a variety of problems. You may have:

  • Had an injury at work,
  • Have had a form of accident or injury
  • Started a new hobby
  • Taken on a new challenge

Or you may simply don’t know how your problem started but are in pain and wanting to get rid of it.

People with desk based jobs can offer suffer with neck and lower back pain from sitting for long periods. Repetitive strain injuries around the wrist and elbows are also not uncommon. Those who work more manual jobs can commonly suffer with lower back and shoulder issues.

Living in the Stockport area

Nicola HodgsonI have always lived around the Stockport area. First growing up and living in Edgeley until I went to high school – where I moved to Bramhall. After my degree I started work for the NHS at North Cheshire NHS trust. Following this, I started work at the University of South Manchester NHS trust and moved to Offerton, Stockport. For the past 8 years I have been practicing at the Offerton lane private practice.

Stockport Harriers

The Stockport Harriers Athletic track is only a stone throw away from the clinic. We often get runners attending the physio practice with a variety of injuries. I myself was a member at Stockport Harriers for a good few years. This started in my high school years to my mid-twenties when my job and family life took over. I still aim to keep fit as much as possible by running, cycling and doing pilates.


About 5 years ago I trained in pilates specific for physiotherapists. This approach has modified the traditional pilates model of exercise to make it suitable for those having or recovering from pain and injury. I enjoy this approach because I can give individualised exercises for a patient during their regular physiotherapy sessions which they can do at home to help their injury. Also I see patients who have recovered from their injury but not yet back to what they want to be doing and want guidance on returning to exercise but not returning to injury.

Jaw pain

Jaw pain is more common in women (and not because of all that talking we apparently do), but because of clenching and grinding teeth amongst other causes. It is also linked with neck pain and postural problems. This can also occur due to trauma to the face, dental work and whiplash. Physiotherapists are ideally placed to treat/offer advice for the condition of jaw pain.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)

As part of my job I treat patients suffering with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This is more commonly known as jaw pain. A surprising large amount of people suffer with some form of facial/jaw pain, locking or clicking on a daily basis, but not everyone is aware that this is a problem. Physiotherapy can help with this problem, but not all physiotherapists are trained in this area.