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Meet Our Team

Brendan Aspinall BJA Physio
Brendan Aspinall

‘If you love your job you never work a day’ as said by Mark Twain apparently. That is the fortunate position Brendan finds himself in, this helps him to strive to maintain his work:life balance he feels is one of the key factors in succeeding in good health. Realising he wasn’t to be the next David Beckham helped him focus on pursuing a life in healthcare and medicine. A degree funded by the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) opened the pathway to enter the NHS and the excellent foundations there gave him the experience and drive to help people further and start work in the private sector.

As the founder of BJA Physiotherapy in 2006, he now describes himself in the player manager role of the business. In charge of a business that is thriving whilst ensuring he still is managing a demanding and rewarding caseload is what he loves doing in his work life.

Closely linked to his work are his other passions in life: Family – Three fantastic children and his wife Katie is fellow company director, without whom he admits he would be lost! Lots of dog walking, watching sports, coaching junior football and now retired from playing football, he is playing golf when time allows!

Katie Aspinall BJA Physio
Katie Aspinall

An indispensable part of the team!

Practice Manager = accountant, secretary, receptionist, cleaner, cook, drinks maker, designer, the list could go on. As with all business owners you wear many hats and Katie suits them all!!

Previous work in Nursery Nursing and management, followed by beauty therapy employment helps with the demands of private practice. Loves helping people and always willing to assist any enquiries. When not at the clinic enjoys the simple family life, the demands of a husband and teenage children and now extended by the addition of a second dog!

Olivia Bradbury BJA Physio
Olivia Bradbury

I qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2016. After qualifying I began my career at Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Trust, where I completed my rotations before specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. In 2018, I took on a senior post at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust and I started to work part-time at BJA Physiotherapy. In April 2021, I accepted a full-time post working alongside Brendan at BJA Physiotherapy.

Since qualifying, I have undertaken further training and I am fully qualified to teach Pilates and Yoga. I am also fully qualified in Acupuncture.

Outside of work I’m a keen yogi (I’m usually found balancing upside down!!) and I also try to keep fit with spinning and (very occasionally) running.

Michelle Hunt BJSA Physio
Michelle Hunt

Meet the lovely Michelle. Michelle has been with us for the last 2 years and is the first face you see when entering the clinic. She works tirelessly on reception booking all of your appointments, keeping the clinic clean and tidy and is always on hand to make sure your visit is welcoming and seamless.

In her free time Michelle loves keeping fit; going to the gym, practicing yoga and walking her lovely dog Pippa.

Aideen Mant BJA Physio
Aideen Mant

I moved from Ireland to the bright lights of Huddersfield in order to complete my physiotherapy degree in 2005. I stuck around having met my husband and starting a family over here. In 2015, I completed my masters degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice and I have since published a research article in The International Rehabilitation Journal.  I’ve been happily working with the team at BJA Physiotherapy since 2013 and currently split my time between here and working for the NHS.

I spend a lot of my free time with various friendship groups and extended family. Though with two young children, free time is a rare commodity!

Sam Addy BJA Physio
Sam Addy

I qualified with a BSC in Physiotherapy in 2017 and started work within the NHS soon after. I completed my rotations within the NHS and then specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. I’ve been with the BJA team since 2019 and currently split my time between here and a senior role with South West Yorkshire NHS Trust.

In my spare time I enjoy running, climbing mountains and being outdoors.

Grace Firth BJA Physio
Grace Firth

I qualified from Cardiff university in 2017 and moved back to Huddersfield shortly after. I have worked in a variety of NHS trusts across West/ South Yorkshire. I am fortunate to have worked at BJA physiotherapy for over a year and split my time between the clinic and NHS work.

I am currently completing a lower limb Masters module. If I had to pick a favourtie joint to treat it would be the ankle!

In my spare time I’m either running round a netball court, out exploring with the family dogs or socializing with friends.

Aideen Mant BJA Physio
Jack Owen

I qualified in 2015 with a BSc in Physiotherapy.

I quickly specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and I since worked in a mixture of different environments including the NHS, private sector and elite sport with Newcastle United Football Club Academy.

Currently, I split my time between BJA and working as a senior physiotherapist for the NHS in Wakefield.

I enjoy keeping active by hiking, running, going to the gym and kickboxing.

Sam Addy BJA Physio
Andrew Douglas

I studied physiotherapy at York St John University and graduated in 2017.

Prior to studying physiotherapy I studied and worked as a qualified osteopath in Wakefield where I developed my hands on treatment skills.

I am currently working for the NHS as a physiotherapist and BJA Physiotherapy. My favourite area to treat is definitely the back however I am more than comfortable with all joints of the body.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, especially my 3-year-old son and try to play golf, run and go to the gym as much as I can.

Grace Firth BJA Physio
Natalie Hinchliffe

Having qualified in 2008, I first started working as a physiotherapy assistant at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation trust, prior to securing a physiotherapy post. I completed 18 months experiencing different physiotherapy rotations, such as inpatients and community, before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I work closely with numerous upper limb, lower limb and spinal specialists, building upon my skills, knowledge and management of a variety conditions.

I have also worked for a local national level rugby club for 5 seasons and have worked in private practice for over four years.  I have most recently completed a Masters in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and strive to publish this piece of work.

Away from work I enjoy exercise and running, although I’m not sure I’m very good at it, and spending time with my husband, family and friends.  I also have a little dog called Darcy, who keeps me out and about in all weathers, although she doesn’t like the rain much either!

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Hannah Shamrock

I qualified in 2012 and secured a rotational physiotherapy post at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

After completing my rotations I settled in MSK outpatients and haven’t looked back! I have worked privately and for a local rugby team over the years but have recently joined BJA physiotherapy part-time alongside my NHS work.
The team are lovely and I’m really enjoying my time here!

Out of work I love spending time with my husband and two young children. We like to go up to the Lakes when we can and if I get the chance I love getting on my mountain bike!