Welcome Stephanie Hewitt to the team

I am delighted to join the team at Rainford Health Centre to provide a first point of contact for patients with musculoskeletal disorders – problems affecting the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves. So if you are struggling with back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, arthritis, knee pain etc. then please consider booking an appointment directly with me. I can assess and diagnose the problem, arrange appropriate investigations such as x-rays, bloods and scans, provide expert advice on management and refer on to a specialist service, such as an orthopaedic consultant if appropriate.

I have worked as a musculoskeletal physio for over 20 years, having graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy in 1998. In 2017 I completed my MSc in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at MMU. My research on the digital management of musculoskeletal problems was published earlier this year (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305565). As well as my role at Rainford, I work as an Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner at St Helens Hospital and also work in private practice.