Lee celebrates his Silver Jubilee!

A man of many talents, Lee was unsure which career to pursue when leaving school, but experience of physiotherapy after Athletics and Rugby injuries set him on a path from which he would never look back...

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Lee celebrates his Silver Jubilee!

16.17.15 - A man of many talents... Lee was unsure which career path to take when leaving school.


He had a place to study Geography at Warwick University with a view to being a teacher but also had a pull towards marine biology or even joining the marines. But after having experienced physiotherapy following Athletics and Rugby injuries, he decided to change path and chose to study Physiotherapy at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham.

His only concern was that he might be the only male, as he had spent the last 7 years at Lancaster Boys Grammar School. They assured him they would let him know if this was the case prior to starting in 1987. He arrived on the first day and soon realised he was the only male - with 39 females!

After the initial shock, though, he soon learnt to enjoy the female attention.

He qualified in 1990 and his first job was Junior Grade at North Manchester General Hospital. This is where he met Victoria and they soon became an item and married in 1993.

Lee left the NHS after 18 months and worked in the private sector at Beaumont Hospital in Bolton. He had a short spell setting up a sports injury service at Euxton Hall and was then head-hunted to go back to the Beaumont as Physiotherapy Manager in 1997.

He had excellent support for training and specialised in the management of sports injuries. He was the academy physio for Bolton Wanderers and has rehabilitated many professional footballers post-surgery at the Beaumont. It was at this time that he was involved in negotiations with clinical service provision for Manchester Commonwealth Games, in 2002, and he was asked to develop and manage Physiotherapy services for the Athletes Village Medical Centre. This was a very busy time, as he was also buying the run down premises which would soon be converted into Alderbank clinic, to develop his own private practice.

In August 2002 he worked every day at the Games while Victoria finalised the clinic refurbishment, which opened on 2nd September 2002. In 2007 Lee also developed a weekly Sports Injury service at Stonyhurst College, and thus has developed his expertise in adolescent injuries.

On the 10th Anniversary year of the clinic opening, Lee was successfully chosen from 7500 applicants to be one of 450 Physiotherapy volunteers at London Olympics 2012. He had a fantastic experience and saw several famous names while working in the Athletes Village Medical Facility.

In 2014, Alderbank was approached to provide an NHS service as part of the new AQP 'choose and book' physiotherapy service, due to it's location and reputation. Hopefully the clinic will continue in it's success for years to come.


Can you see where he is yet? Lee and friends at his graduation in 1990.

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