David Wordsworth MCSP (Practice Principal)
David graduated via The Newcastle upon Tyne School of Physiotherapy (formerly part of Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic, now known as The University of Northumbria at Newcastle) in July 1989 and returned to his home town of Southport where he immediately commenced work at The Regional Spinal Injuries Centre and other rotations affiliated with Southport District General Hospital.
By the time David left the Southport Hospitals in October 1996, he had been Senior Physiotherapist on Orthopaedic Out-Patients, the Orthopaedic Wards and The Spinal Injury Unit as well as having worked at Renacres Hall and several local Private Physiotherapy establishments.
Post graduate education was always a priority and David completed the MACP week-end courses, the McKenzie Courses, The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Courses, Combined Movements, ‘Nags and Snags’, Upper and Lower Limb Muscle Imbalance, Acupuncture for Pain Relief, Prescribed Exercise, Clinical Reasoning (with Mark Jones) and The Dynamic Nervous System Course with David Butler and Louis Gifford, all around the mid to late 1990’s.
All of which, especially the latter provided him with a baseline of clinical skills and knowledge to commence a career in a busy Private Physiotherapy practice in Wigan as an Associate, initially on a part-time basis and then full-time from 1996.
David eventually opened Birkdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre in May 2000 and as well as self-referrals, has been treating patients referred via local GP’S, Consultants, Managed Care Companies, Solicitors and Private Medical Insurance Companies since this time.
David is one of the only BUPA recognised physiotherapy providers in the area, and has also provided Occupational Health input to Sefton Council on a weekly basis since 2004.
David also receives referrals from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
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