Cath McFadyen

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; PGDip HSc in Rehabilitation, MCSP

I consider myself one of those lucky people who have found a job that I love and enjoy. I am absolutely passionate about health and wellbeing and work hard to ensure you achieve your goals, however big or small they may be; from standing out of a chair to completing an Ironman, I’ve seen and worked with it all (or certainly most of it!), and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to treatment sessions, along with an infectious humour. My enthusiasm and intuitive tailored approach is down-to-earth and realistic and I consider us a team when we work together; I can point you in the right direction, but to get the whole way there, there will be some things you will need to do too.

I was born and raised in Sale, and have been a Physiotherapist for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for 16 of those. I also lecture in Pilates, and am guaranteed to give you the best workout you can achieve in one of the classes available. After working in the NHS for several years, I completed a 12-year stint in New Zealand extending musculoskeletal practice to include Pelvic Health and Cancer Rehab. I hold additional qualifications in acupuncture, nutrition, pregnancy & post-natal fitness, and menopause. I’m also a published author, writing numerous health-related articles for a glossy Women’s magazine, and maintain a busy clinic caseload whilst balancing an active life creating memories with my young family and Ironman husband (I am the best cheerleader ever!)

Lynwen Cox

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University a few years after Cath in 2004, and completed training at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where we met in my first week! Since then, I now focus on musculoskeletal physiotherapy treating problems with necks and backs as well as issues with upper and lower limbs. With extensive post-operative orthopaedic experience, I enjoy the challenge of helping patients with complex physical and/or medical needs to achieve and maintain their independence and quality of life.  

In particular I enjoy working with older adults to maintain and improve strength for sport, hobbies and everyday activities. As a former Team GB age group triathlete, one of my interests is in treating and helping athletes of all levels to manage and prevent sport injuries, and I have new-found passion in all things Pilates, finding it’s really bridged the gap between Physiotherapy, function and fitness, for me and my clients. 



Emma Pickering

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; MCSP

I grew up in Derby where I spent most of my youth training in, and then coaching gymnastics. I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 and moved back to Derby where I completed physiotherapy rotations through the different specialities, ultimately specialising in neurological physiotherapy.

Now I am here in Manchester, my day job is working for the NHS community Neuro and Stroke team as a senior Physiotherapist, and I really enjoy what I do,  helping people get stronger, move better, and achieve their goals is marvellous, although not without its challenges.

I found that many of my neurological patients needed support with building up the strength and control of their core muscles – this is what led me to Pilates. I completed my training to become an instructor and created a bespoke Pilates program to enrol my patients in. In the process I saw what a huge benefit Pilates exercise is, not only to my patients but the wider population and myself too! Outside of work I love to travel, I am learning Spanish (slowly but surely) and I am a keen salsa dancer.