01484 660 663

8 St. Paul's House

Huddersfield, HD4 7NR

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Meet the Team

All our Physiotherapists are Honours degree qualified and have qualifications to Masters level, Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and are Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.

We are a Covid Secure clinic providing face to face and video appointments during the current Covid restrictions.  Meet the North Light Physiotherapy team of specialists:

Becky Walker BSc (Hons)

Chartered Physiotherapist & Obstetric Physio Specialist

Becky Walker North Light Physiotherapy Associates Team

Becky first qualified as a Sports Scientist in 2000, then went on to qualify as a Sports Rehabilitator in 2003, following this with a Post-graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 2010.

An integral part of the North Light Physio team, she has over 18 years’ experience, both in private practice, and working in full time professional sport.  This included 5 years with Rotherham, Harrogate, and Sandal Rugby Union teams, and Leeds United Ladies football team, of the FA women’s Premier League.

Becky’s Specialisms include:

  • Becky runs North Light’s specialist Obstetric Physiotherapy service, and has trained with The Pelvic Partnership to offer treatment specifically for pelvic girdle pain
  • Treatment of sports injuries and their rehabilitation, to return the patient to any level of sport or exercise
  • An experienced runner, Becky is available to book 1:1 for Physio-led Running Clinics
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of the Spine, Shoulder and Knee injuries
  • Kinesiology Taping, to aid with the kinaesthetic awareness of posture and alignment
  • Becky qualified as a Modern Pilates Instructor in 2005 and teaches small and large group Pilates classes, as well as specialist Ante/Postnatal classes at North Light. 

To book an appointment with Becky, call 01484 660 663 

Christopher Liversidge (MSc, BSc (Hons) 1998, 2001, MCSP, SRP)

Chartered Physiotherapist & Orthopaedic Specialist

Chris Liversidge North Light Physiotherapy Associates Team

Chris graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences in 1998. He then completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Salford in 2001.

Subsequently he was employed within the NHS at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, heading a team of nine staff in their Orthopaedic Gymnasium, providing sports injury and Orthopaedic rehabilitation services.

In his team leadership role, Chris worked alongside Bradford’s Orthopaedic surgeons to develop a number of post-operative rehabilitation protocols, based on the latest research evidence.

As part of his ongoing development, in 2009 Chris was admitted to the degree of MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at the University of Bradford.

Chris had a long standing ambition to open his own clinic and North Light Physiotherapy Associates was opened in 2010, providing an extension of the high quality service he provided to hundreds of patients throughout his 17 year NHS career.

Chris’s Specialisms include:

Having many years’ experience of working with professional/elite cricket players, Chris has many strong links with the local game, primarily providing services to Thongsbridge CC of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League. Chris has developed a high level of expertise in screening, assessment and management of injuries in cricket, culminating in North Light Physiotherapy becoming the officially recognised Physiotherapy partner to the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League in 2014.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys working on the allotment, running with his dog, and is an enthusiastic road cyclist, covering thousands of miles per year.

To book an appointment with Chris, call 01484 660 663 

Chris Shorter BSc (Hons)

Chartered Physiotherapist, Treatment of Pain & Rehabilitation

Chris Shorter North Light Physiotherapy Associates Team

A qualified Chartered Physiotherapist since 2003, Chris works as a holistic practitioner.  “This means I approach each client as an individual, using a wide variety of approaches to work with persistent pain conditions. I work with empathy and understanding, to help you get the most benefit from the work we do together.

At your assessment, you will be given the space and time to tell your story. We will work in partnership to plan your treatment and move you in a healthy direction, with the ultimate aim being a route out of your pain.”

Neurological Conditions / Injury Rehabilitation

“I have many years’ experience working as a Senior Physiotherapist, treating long term conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, MS, and also coaching patients through rehab from injury (car accidents, physical trauma etc.)”

Treatment of balance problems and dizziness

“Working with balance problems comes up almost daily in my clinical practice.  Treatments I offer involve strength and balance exercises, and also working to strengthen the Vestibular system to reduce dizziness.” 

You can find out more about this specialist service on our Vestibular Rehab page.
North Light Physiotherapy 50+ Strength Balance Class

50+ Strength & Balance Class – This friendly class is now running again – places are strictly limited so please call to book. 

Exercises are adapted to each person’s needs and abilities, to help build balance, co-ordination, strength, and reduce the risk of falls/fractures.  Everyone is welcome, and there is no need to book.

Self-Development For Health & Well-Being

Chris writes: “In my mid-twenties I experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME.  This has given me true insight into life with a persistent health problem. Techniques such as mindfulness, emotional awareness, self-compassion and gaining a healthier balance in life have helped me personally. I now work to pass this knowledge on to my clients.  I have a real passion for learning, and I work constantly to expand my professional skill set.  This self-development feeds my love of helping my patients to grow and develop, gaining new insights into what is fundamentally causing their symptoms.”

You can find out more about Chris and his work on his Mind Body Rehab website.

To book an appointment with Chris Shorter, call 01484 660 663 

Tony Boulter BSc (Hons)

Chartered Physiotherapist

Tony Boulter North Light Physiotherapy Associates Team

Tony qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Bradford in 2003. He has since studied at Masters level, also at the University of Bradford, so far completing modules in Therapeutic exercise and Spinal rehabilitation.

A qualified Acupuncturist, Tony previously worked at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust for 12 years, where as a Senior Physiotherapist, he specialised in Complex Spinal Conditions and Spinal Chronic Pain.  He also spent 7 years working as Head Physiotherapist for Dewsbury Rams Rugby League Club.

Tony has been an integral part of the North Light Physiotherapy team for over 7 years, and has a special interest in the management of simple and more complex Sporting Injuries.

Outside of work Tony enjoys running, swimming, going to the gym, and loves to spend quality time with his wife and 5 young children.

To book an appointment with Tony, call 01484 660 663 

Andrew Merriman

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Independent Non-Medical Prescriber, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Chartered Physiotherapist

Andrew Merriman North Light Physio

Andrew is a Physiotherapist with over 15 years’ experience.

He forms one of the 1% of registered physiotherapists in the United Kingdom with independent non-medical prescribing rights and performs a role utilising his Advanced Clinical Practice as a physiotherapist caring for patients with long term conditions.

He also works as a guest lecturer and examiner at Leeds Beckett University and Huddersfield University.

To book an appointment with Andrew, call 01484 660 663