Meet our Team

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Hello, my name is Eleanor Gill, but most people call me Elle.

I’m a Chartered Physiotherapist living in lovely Teesdale.

I qualified as a Physio in 2014 from St George’s University, London, but then headed back to the North East. I have worked within the NHS for 12 years, firstly as a Physiotherapy Assistant prior to gaining my Physiotherapy degree. In this time I have worked in 3 different NHS Trusts and have specialised in community and neurology, particularly stroke rehabilitation. Since moving into private practice musculoskeletal physiotherapy is now a large part of the work I do, alongside treating those with neurological conditions and those who may need rehabilitation following a hospital stay, injury or simply to help try and improve their mobility, balance or strength.

Prior to my physiotherapy journey I studied and gained a foundation degree in Complementary Therapies, including swedish massage, reflexology and aromatherapy.

I continue to believe that these therapies can play a large part in people’s health and wellbeing, and can be used effectively alongside conventional treatment, or as stand alone treatments for relaxation.

I have founded Deepdale Therapies to fulfil a long-held desire to be an independent practitioner, and I believe that people should be able to access physiotherapy treatment wherever and whenever they need it in order to achieve the best outcomes. I operate as a mobile Physiotherapist, offering home visits in the local area, or I am based at our Deepdale Clinic.

Hello, my name is Claire Hughes

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

I qualified with a BSc Honours degree from York St John University in 2009.

Over the past 12 years I have worked as a Physiotherapist within a range of settings in the NHS, private practice and within Sports medicine. Most recently working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal practice.

This involves treating conditions and injuries which affects the muscles, joints and nerves. Examples include:

  • Neck, Back pain and Sciatica
  • Sport-related injuries 
  • Work-related injuries and repetitive strains
  • Ageing conditions such as Arthritis 
  • Pregnancy-related issues

Prior to Physiotherapy I completed a degree in Biomedical Science. I have a greater understanding of how other medical conditions can have an affect and therefore take these into consideration, during assessment and treatment.

I have completed additional training in Physiotherapy specific Pilates, Injection Therapy, Prescribing and Acupuncture.

Based on the assessment, a treatment plan will be tailored to suit the individual which may include Massage, Manual therapy, Exercises, Pilates, Acupuncture and structured gym sessions.

I love my work and get great satisfaction from helping people to achieve their goals whether that is to reduce pain or increase function, mobility and strength. 

I am based at Headlam Hall Spa where we offer clinic appointments in a relaxing environment at a time to suit. Benefit from free parking, comfortable seating and refreshments in the reception area.

We’re a friendly team so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information or to discuss our services and treatments.