Meet Our Team

Our physios are highly experienced. Please read the short bios below. If you would like to speak with our team, please complete our telephone contact form opposite.

  • Steve Canning    MCSP HCPC MLACP

    Steve Canning MCSP HCPC MLACP

    Clinical Manager and Physiotherapist

    Steve is the clinical manager at the White House clinic and has been working here for ten years. He qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002.

    He carries on the tradition of family physiotherapist's into the fourth generation. His Great-grandfather trained to be a physiotherapist after being blinded in the Battle of the Somme in World War One.

    Steve treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and his particular interest is in sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation through manual therapy and exercise.

    He has completed training in the Maitland concept, which focuses on pain relief and restoration of normal movement through mobilisation and manipulation. Steve is also a qualified and registered musculoskeletal acupuncturist, ergonomic assessor and Wattbike assessor.

    In his spare time Steve is a keen runner and triathlete. He represented GB in the Triathlon World Championships in September 2013, coming 57th in the World! In 2014 he placed 22nd in the 2014 European Triathlon Championships.

    He has done several marathon's, with a PB of 2hrs 45min 29secs, and he has a half marathon PB of 1hour 18minutes. Steve has also completed an Ironman distance event in 2010.

    Steve has a four year old daughter, who he loves taking swimming, running and cycling. He is also a proud dad to young Johnny, born in August 2017.

  • Irralee Andrzejowska HCPC

    Irralee Andrzejowska HCPC

    Physio

    During her school years, dancing was Irralee's passion. her interest in how the human body moves and the desire to help people led her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy.

    She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from Sydney University, Australia, in 1990. She travelled to England in 1992 after meeting her husband whilst working on the Central Coast north of Sydney. After initially working in the Ortopaedic ward and Outpatients at the Hallamshire Hospital, she started working full time at the White House Clinic in 1993. She has been working part time since 2000 after having 2 daughters.

    Irralee has studied pilates through the Australian Pilates Institute and has instructed classes for the last 12 years. Her main interest is in examining how a patient uses their body in work and sport to identify the underlying movement fault of an injury or painful tissue. She is the only therapist in South Yorkshire trained in the Sarah Key method, and is also trained in the 'Be-activated' techniques by Douglas Heel.

    Outside of her work she loves playing racquetball, mountain biking and walking in the Peak District, and hopes to beat her husband at golf one day!

  • Sally Fawcett HCPC

    Sally Fawcett HCPC

    Running & Sports Specialist

    Sally graduated with a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008. She has completed massage for physiotherapists and Pilates for physiotherapist’s courses, Kinesiology Taping and Foundation Acupuncture, Trigger Point Acupuncture and 50 Most Useful Acupuncture Points.

    She has attended the 2012 and 2013 Running Conference, focusing on gait analysis, common running injuries and causes, along with approaches to rehabilitation for running injuries. A keen runner, with an interest in rehabilitation has led to completion of a Strength and Conditioning for Runners course. She now leads a weekly Strength and Conditioning circuit class for Runners, aimed at reducing injury risk.

    Prior to gaining her physiotherapy degree Sally worked as a personal trainer. Fitness is a passion of hers, both teaching and participating! She is an advanced gym instructor, having completed numerous courses including posture assessment and correction, science of torso training, kettlebell instructing and spinning.

    In her spare time Sally is a keen Ultra Marathon and fell runner, regularly taking part in races from 30-60 miles in length. Recent success has led to selection in the Great Britain Team for the Trail World Championships in Annecy, France. Sally was part of the female team that placed 6th, placing 2nd Brit by coming 27th in the race.

  • Gregg Roberts HCPC

    Gregg Roberts HCPC

    Orthopaedics & Sporting Injuries

    Gregg qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2009. Having worked in a variety of settings both privately and in the NHS, as well as for a Championship football club for two seasons, he has a developed a keen interest in treating people with musculoskeletal problems and sporting injuries.

    A keen gym enthusiast, Gregg also enjoy integrating advice about strength and conditioning training and nutrition into his treatment approach where applicable.

    When not working at the Whitehouse, Gregg helps to provide physiotherapy and first aid cover for several national and international sporting events throughout Britain.

    He is a full member of HPC, CSP and is also a qualified acupuncturist with full registration with the AACP. Besides going to the gym, Gregg also enjoys a game of golf and currently plays off handicap of 4.

    Gregg has a special interest in the treatment and conditioning of golfers and runs a regular golf conditioning school at The White House as well as individual 1:1 treatment and programmes for amateur and professional golfers.

  • Helen Dinneen HCPC

    Helen Dinneen HCPC

    Back & Spinal Specialist.

    Specialist in muscle imbalance and personalised pilates to aid recovery.

    Helen wanted to be a physiotherapist since the age of 12 and still feels very passionate about her career and furthering her knowledge. Helen graduated from Kings College London in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Since qualifying as a a physiotherapist Helen has worked for several NHS trusts as a Junior and Senior physiotherapist in a variety of settings including Accident and Emergency, orthopaedics, intensive care, paediatrics and outpatients.

    Helen also lived in Ireland for nearly two years from 2004 to 2006 mostly working in a private practice and with a rugby team.

    Helen is also a qualified pilates instructor with additional training and experience in pre and post natal pilates. Helen has also completed her acupuncture training.

    Helen joined the Whitehouse in 2009 and has three young children.

  • David Sprot Foot & Ankle ESP

    David Sprot Foot & Ankle ESP

    Foot & Ankle Specialist

    David qualified in 2006, Lead Senior Physiotherapist with the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, Musculoskeletal Outpatients clinic and foot and ankle lead for One Health with strong clinical assessment and treatment skills and a focus on injury prevention.

    Highly experienced in injury assessment and treatment of both members of the elite sporting environment and the public, with proven ability to work well within a large inter-disciplinary team in a variety of environments including the sporting field, NHS and a private athlete centered musculoskeletal clinic.

    David is committed to the development of a Private lower limb and ankle injury Service that is offers the very latest expertise and evidence-based treatment.

    The White House is very fortunate to have the only Foot and Ankle Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in the region and which will provide the very best in physiotherapy management.

  • James Walker HCPC

    James Walker HCPC

    MSK and Sports Injury Physiotherapist

    James qualified from Sheffield Hallam university with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2009

    After qualifying James quickly specialised in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has worked in both the NHS and the private sector. He is fully registered with the HCPC and CSP.

    James has skied from a young age and has spent a ski season working as a physiotherapist in the French ski resort of Meribel giving him good knowledge of treating winter sports injuries

    He also has experience working with elite athletes having worked for the Welsh Institute of Sport building up to the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    In his spare time James is a keen climber climbing at the Climbing Works and in the Peak District on a regular basis. He has a specialist interest in treating climbing injuries and recently attended the BMC Climbing Injury Symposium where a group of expert speakers from a around the world gave an update on current best treatment

  • Nanette Oakes Shoulder & Upper limb ESP

    Nanette Oakes Shoulder & Upper limb ESP

    Upper Limb Extended Scope Physiotherapist

    Nanette works as an Upper Limb Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the NHS providing a high level of expertise in the management of routine and complex upper limb musculoskeletal conditions.

    She offers specialist musculoskeletal assessment of the shoulder and elbow and treats a wide variety of upper limb conditions, both pre & post operatively. She has a specialist interest in the assessment and management of shoulder instability (structural and non-structural) both in adults & children, and also has additional experience in management of chronic pain. Nanette’s management approach involves a wide range of therapeutic skills, manual therapy and functional based exercises.

    Nanette has completed a Masters degree in advancing MSK physiotherapy and is qualified to provide injections. She is a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society and is AHP representative for Yorkshire & Humber region. She was recently awarded the BESS Travelling Fellowship in 2015 and presents at a national level.

    In essence Nanette is now one of the region’s highly regarded and most experienced Shoulder Physiotherapists.

  • Ric Lockhart HCPC

    Ric Lockhart HCPC

    Physiotherapist

    Ric qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2009.

    Since qualifying Ric has worked in private practice and for various sporting events. Having a background in athletics Ric has worked closely with athletes in order to assess, treat and prevent injury and correct biomechanics and has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries.

    Having competed internationally in athletics as a Hammer Thrower Ric naturally progressed on to gain qualifications in athletics coaching, strength and conditioning and biomechanical analysis to compliment his practice. Ric is a registered with the HCPC and CSP and is also a qualified acupuncturist with full membership to the AACP.

    Ric’s experience has led him to deliver training nationwide on biomechanical analysis of the lower limb and he has had the opportunity to provide first aid and physiotherapy at various national sporting events. Ric delivers a weekly Strength and Conditioning class for runners at The White House Physiotherapy Clinic aimed to prevent injury and assist in correcting biomechanics.

    When not training at the gym or swimming, Ric is a keen snowboarder and enjoys taking part in various sporting challenges.

  • Jill Saxby

    Jill Saxby

    Massage Therapist

    Jill is our specialist massage therapist, with many years of experience in the field.

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