The Team

Catherine Hughes


Senior Physiotherapy Partner


Catherine qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 from Manchester School of Physiotherapy.


After completing junior rotations, she obtained a role as a senior physiotherapist and started to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Catherine has worked at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trusts where she became a highly specialised physiotherapist in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders working alongside consultants in musculoskeletal assessment clinics (MCAS). 


Catherine is also a qualified APPI Pilates instructor.

Fiona Creedon


Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner

Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist


Fiona is co founder and former partner of West Kirby Physiotherapy . She qualified in 1984 from Liverpool School of Physiotherapy.


Fiona is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) whose members have all undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Fiona continues to work for the MACP as a lecturer and examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University and worked in the NHS in an advanced practitioner role specialising in the upper limb.

Jo Gibson


Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist- Upper Limb


Jo is co founder and former partner of West Kirby Physiotherapy. She  qualified in 1987. Jo has a Masters in Advanced Practice and is an Associate lecturer at Liverpool University. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters.  She is also a Board member of EUSSER (European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation) and Chairperson of the EUSSER Education Committee.


Jo continues to work in the NHS in a Clinical Specialist role specialising in the upper limb as well as  having a consultancy role with several elite sports teams.

Katy Clay

Senior Physiotherapist


Katy qualified in 1998 from Liverpool University.


She also works at the Royal Liverpool Hospital as a shoulder specialist and has  also developed a specialist interest in the assessment and management of patients following trauma.


Katy has worked at West Kirby Physiotherapy for 15 years.

Paula Houghton

Senior Physiotherapist


Paula qualified in 1991 from Withington Hospital, Manchester


Paula also works at the Royal Liverpool Hospital as a  extended scope practitioner  in the assessment and management of patients following trauma.


Paula has worked at West Kirby Physiotherapy for 19 years.

Becky Corran

Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist

Becky graduated from Sheffield University with her degree in physiotherapy in 2003 and has specialised in pelvic floor , continence and women's health physiotherapy since 2005.

She worked at Arrowe Park Hospital until 2009 when she joined Wirral Community NHS Trust to lead the pelvic and women's health physiotherapy service.

She is also trained in the use of acupuncture within pelvic and women's health including during pregnancy.

Becky lectures at a post graduate level for Chester University and peer reviews articles for the POGP (Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy) Group.

Elaine Roberts

Practice Manager


Elaine is a valuable member of the team and ensures that everything at the practice continues to run smoothly. She is responsible for a wide range of duties from paying bills, booking in patients and keeping the physios in check!


Elaine has worked at West Kirby Physiotherapy for over 12 years.



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