Who Is Behind Manor Drive Physiotherapy?


Manor Drive Physiotherapy Clinic is owned and run by Chris Newman, a Chartered Physiotherapist with almost 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. It was during this time that he became involved as a physiotherapist in provincial level rugby, provincial level softball, as well as international softball.

Move to the UK in 2001


Chris moved to the United Kingdom in 2001, and started work for BMI Healthcare in 2002.  Chris was also the head physiotherapist at London Scottish Rugby club from 2002 until 2005, and then again from 2010 until 2012. After 7 years at BMI as a senior physiotherapist and then department manager, he moved to Nuffield Health. 


Chris worked as the onsite physiotherapist for Nuffield Health at JP Morgan in the city of London, before moving to Nuffield's head office in New Malden, where he became involved in telephone-based physiotherapy triage and patient management. In 2012 Chris was appointed as Lead Advanced Level Physiotherapist, setting up and heading the Advanced Level Physiotherapy Service on behalf of Nuffield for Aviva. Chris left Nuffield Health in September 2014 to start his own clinic.

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 is 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).

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