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.
Senior Physiotherapist & Partner
Steve is the clinical manager at the White House clinic and has been working here for thirteen years. He qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Sheffield 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 The First World War.
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 completed an Ironman distance event in 2010, before representing 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.
Steve is currently obsessed with marathon running, having done three in 2018 and he recently achieved his long term ambition of qualifying for the Championship entry for the London marathon with a PB of 2hrs 43min 51secs in Chester.
Steve has a six year old daughter, who he loves taking swimming, running and cycling. He is also a proud dad to young Johnny, born in August 2017.
Senior Physiotherapist & Partner
Gregg qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.
He joined The White House in the Summer of 2012 having previously worked in a variety of settings, including the NHS, the private sector and elite sports (at a Championship Football Club for 2 seasons). Alongside his initial years at The White House, Gregg continued some work in elite sports with contractor work for both The International Tennis Federation and GB Boxing.
Through these experiences, Gregg became a specialist in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders and Sports Injuries. In the Spring of 2018, Gregg became a Partner in the business at The White House.
Gregg also has a special interest in the treatment and conditioning of golfers. He runs a regular ‘golf specific’ strength and conditioning class at The White House, and offers individual 1:1 treatment/programmes for amateur and professional golfers.
A keen gym enthusiast, Gregg also enjoys integrating advice about strength and conditioning training and nutrition into his treatment approach where applicable.
He is a full member of HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Besides going to the gym, Gregg also enjoys a game of golf and spending time with his family and friends.
Gregg is available for appointments at our Sheffield (Sandygate and City Centre) & Dronfield clinics.
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 Orthopaedic 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 15 years. She finds pilates an enjoyable method to improve a patients strength, control & confidence in their body. 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 particularly enjoys the challenge of helping patients with long-standing pain problems.
Outside of her work she loves playing racquetball, cycling and walking in the Peak District, and hopes to beat her husband at golf one day!
Irralee is available for appointments at our Sheffield (Sandygate) clinic.
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.
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.
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.
Helen is available for appointments at our Doncaster clinic.
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
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.
David is available for appointments at our Chesterfield & Sheffield clinics.
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.
Jill is our specialist massage therapist, with many years of experience in the field.
Stacey Graduated with a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy from Teesside University in 2011. Since graduating Stacey has worked with both NHS and private patients.
She is experienced in treating a large number of Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal conditions post-surgery but also has a keen interest in management of conditions without the need for surgical intervention. After seven years working with a professional basketball team Stacey has gained a great understanding of a variety of different sporting injuries and also injury prevention. She is experienced in working with a Strength and Conditioning team to incorporate injury rehab and prevention into an ongoing workout program which also maintains overall fitness. Stacey has worked with minors from the age of 11 to the elderly in their late 90’s. Working with a broad spectrum of age ranges means Stacey has a good understanding of realistic goal setting for each individual person’s needs.
Stacey regularly attends courses to keep up to date with changes to current and new treatment interventions. She is keen to further extend her scope of practice and is set to attend an Acupuncture foundation course in June this year. She also hopes to attend a Pilates for physiotherapist’s course within the next 6 months.
Stacey has a keen interest in recreational running and has taken part in a few 5 and 10km charity runs in previous years. She is currently training for The Great North Run (her first half marathon) later this year. Before having her son Stacey owned horses for many years, competing in regular events across the country and was also a regular gym goer. Now she enjoys finding new ways to exercise around the house and using the outdoors in a shorter space of time.
Sports massage therapist
Rachel is a level 4 qualified sports massage therapist and seated acupressure practitioner. Her interest in sports massage and soft tissue stems from her love of sport and from experiencing the benefits of treatment herself following injury.
Her treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including massage, soft tissue release, soft tissue mobilisation, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and muscle energy techniques. She gets enormous satisfaction from helping people with their muscular aches and pains and find that as well as sports enthusiasts a lot of people with everyday niggles, stress and tension enjoy the benefits a sports massage can bring.
Rachel is a registered member of the Sports Therapy Organisation.
When not working and running around after her 2 children she loves running, swimming and playing netball and, when time permits, can sometimes be found on a bike in the Peaks.