Who Is Behind Manor Drive Physiotherapy?
Manor Drive Physiotherapy Clinic is owned and run by Chris Newman, a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience treating Musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, chronic pain, and post-orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation.
Chris graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1997, and spent his early days as a qualified physiotherapist working in the public health sector in his home town of East London, South Africa. Chris moved to the United Kingdom in 2001, and had worked for various private healthcare organisations, including BMI Healthcare and Nuffield Health.
The Physio is a Builder?
Now, when someone says to you they're going to build their business from the ground up, you dont expect them to mean physically build it themselves. But in Chris's case, he literally did.
After deciding to extend at home, Chris took it upon himself to plan and complete the build himself. After doing a few courses in bricklaying and the like in the first half of 2015, he began the task of demolishing his conservatory, coal shed and car port in preparation for the new extension.
Unfortunately, within a month of starting, Chris' mother fell seriously ill, and he spent the next 6 months travelling to and from South Africa to care for her until her death in March 2016. This impacted the build timetable, and the opening was delayed.
Open At Last!
The clinic was finally completed in October 2016, and after much blood, sweat and tears (plenty of all three!), Manor Drive Physiotherapy Clinic was open for business!
Chris is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PH61695), a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (067621), and has an enhanced DBS certificate (copy available on request).