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Meet the team

We have a fantastic team here at the Carmichael Clinic. Everyone who works here has helped to build our reputation as one of the leading physiotherapy and complementary therapy clinics in the Knutsford area, and we’re proud to work alongside each and every one of them.

You can find out about each of them below:

Rebecca Jackson M.C.S.P.

Rachel Wylie M.C.S.P

Joanne Middleton M.C.S.P

Rebecca Jackson, M.C.S.P

I qualified as a physio in 2003 from the University of Liverpool. I wanted to be a physio since my teens when my dream was to be the Manchester United physio! The area of musculoskeletal problems and injuries has remained my interest and since 2005 I have worked solely in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

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I have worked my whole career at Manchester foundation Trust and joined the Carmichael clinic in 2007 becoming a partner in 2015.

I treat all joints but since 2012 my passion has been treating legs! I work as a lower limb specialist in Manchester working alongside orthopaedic surgeons in their clinics. I also do a triaging role in primary care. I specialise in diagnosing and treating hip and knee complaints and knowing what further investigations these problems may require and when surgical input is required. I enjoy treating sports injuries and doing post operative and post fracture rehab and I also have an interest in treating teenagers with sporting injuries or growth related pains.

I have 2 young children and a chocolate Labrador so life is busy!! I enjoy running for exercise, skiing, travel, and despite not being their physio I continue to support Manchester United.

Rachel Wylie, M.C.S.P

I qualified from Liverpool school of Physiotherapy in 1990 and afterwards have worked mainly in treating musculoskeletal disorders. My interest in Physiotherapy started with my Dad who was a Doctor and I was always interested in his work.

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After working in Liverpool for a couple of years I moved to Boston, USA working with an orthopaedic team for 18 months.

On returning to England I re-joined the NHS building on my musculoskeletal knowledge and have remained there ever since. I then joined the clinic in 2000 becoming a partner in 2003.

After 30 years of being qualified I feel so lucky to say I still love my job! I continue to get a buzz from working out how best to help people and to get them back to doing what they want to do. I build on my knowledge attending courses but also working with a variety of clinicians to deepen my understanding of musculoskeletal conditions. Combining NHS and private practice I see a huge variety of musculoskeletal patients which puts me in the best place to help anyone/more complex patients.

I am a member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists (AACP) and Physio First The professional organisation for physiotherapists in private practice.

Outside of work I try to keep fit running, going to the gym and walking the dog.

Joanne Middleton M.C.S.P, BAcC

When I was 13, my grandfather lost both of his legs and the physiotherapists got him walking again, which I thought was incredible. I realised then that I wanted a career where I could help people to achieve independence and a better quality of life.

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My career has given me this and so much more – I still LOVE my work, I love to try to solve the problems that are causing people pain or disability, whether that is being unable to tie their shoe laces or complete a triathlon.

My career has allowed me to travel – As well as the UK, I have worked in Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand, gaining experience from working with therapists trained in many different countries, in a huge variety of specialities. This background gives a depth of exposure to so many problems people face in their lives.

My determination to train as an acupuncturist came from personal experience of having treatment for eczema in my early 20’s – the results were amazing. I realised this ambition when I reached my early 30’s and as well as using acupuncture to treat a large variety of conditions, I have since specialised in the treatment of fertility with acupuncture, again following personal experience.

As well as loving my work, I also love my free time and am happiest when either climbing up a mountain or skiing down one (preferably off piste!)

KATRINA HUMPHREYS  at The Carmichael Clinic

Katrina Humphreys M.C.S.P

Katrina qualified in 2001 and has been working at the clinic since 2007. Katrina has worked in a range of settings and currently works in the NHS for Mid-Cheshire Hospitals as well as Keele University. 

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Katrina works with a range of musculoskeletal conditions but is a specialist in vestibular rehabilitation –Katrina works closely with the ENT consultants to treat a range of complex vertigo, balance and dizziness disorders.

Cathy Nancini M.C.S.P

Cathy qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Her professional interest in Neurological physiotherapy was further enhanced when her grandmother suffered a stroke and she witnessed first hand the positive impact that neurological physiotherapy had on her morale and self confidence, hence she decided to specialise in this type of physiotherapy.

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Cathy has worked across a specialist team and within an acquired brain injury unit providing assessment and treatment within a variety of settings including, hospital, clinic and community

Cathy is a member of ATCAP (Aquatic therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and serves on the Manchester ACIPN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology) committee.  When not busy working Cathy has a family with two young boys and enjoys a range of sports and spending time outdoors

Fiona Hunter at The Carmichael Clinic

Fiona Hunter M.C.S.P

Fiona grew up Leeds, and from there made the short hop across the Pennines to study at the University of Liverpool. After graduating in 2005 she has worked in a variety of NHS settings across Merseyside and the South East, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has been involved with both hockey and rugby junior national age groups. She has a special interest in the Graston Technique, and functional movement patterns in relation to injury. Fiona is also trained in Acupuncture.

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Outside of work Fiona enjoys spending time with her young family at the weekends, being chased round the local Park Runs or out on the byways of around Cheshire on any form of bike.

Erika Boyd at the Carmichael Clinic Knutsford

Erika Boyd

Erika is a qualified, voluntary accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor with over 15 years experience. She is affiliated with BACP and UK Counselling Directory.

She offers counselling/psychotherapy to individuals (children aged 12+ and adults) couples and families. She works both face to face and virtually via Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, Skype or phone. Erika also works with EAP and insurance organisations.

Find out more about Erika

I have worked extensively with substance misuse, addiction, anxiety and abuse. I also have experience delivering therapy for bereavement and loss, family/relationship issues, low self esteem/confidence, assertiveness, trauma, terminal illness and work related stress.

“Things are now making sense after years of confusion”

“Therapy has helped me see that I do have options where I thought I had none”

“I now realise I am not alone, nor am I going “mad”….what I’ve experienced is a product of entrenched beliefs that I have finally been able to start to change”

“How long will counselling take”?
I cannot give a time limit on individual process of issues as each is unique. It completely depends upon each set of circumstances. However I review therapy every 6 weeks.

“Will anyone find out what I talk about?”
I cover all exceptions to confidentiality in my initial assessment session and contract.

“What happens in a counselling session”
There is no typical therapy session as everyone has different issues and expectations. The first session is generally about gathering information and discussing the presenting issue and expectations around counselling.

“Can you help me with a diagnosis?”
Counsellors are not medically qualified to prescribe or diagnose medical conditions.

“How do I find the right therapist for me?”
There are a number of recognised and accredited organisations who ensure the therapists associated with their directories are fully qualified and insured. The directories also offer specialisms for each therapist. It is also important that you feel comfortable with your chosen counsellor so have in mind your expectations of what you hope to achieve from therapy beforehand.

British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) –

UK Counselling Directory (

National Counselling Society (www.national counselling

Counselling – NHS (


Could this be you?

If you are a physiotherapist interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with at least 5 years experience and share our ethos please get in touch with us.

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Why Our Clients Recommend us

Highly recommend Rachel & the team..

We highly recommend Rachel and the team at Carmichael clinic for their professionalism, knowledge, and care in working with us to develop a successful outcome.

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