Davenport House Clinic was established in 2008 and since then we have grown into a successful team of podiatrists and physiotherapists. Learn a bit about each member of our dedicated team below.
Tony GavinDirector and Podiatrist
Hi, I’m Tony and welcome to Davenport House Clinic. I am the Clinical Director and Podiatrist here at the clinic.
I am passionate about my work, and have been very fortunate to have such varied aspects to my work, which has included being a visiting lecturer at Huddersfield University, presenting at G.P. education events on the diabetic foot, and also making quite a few media appearances talking about foot health and all things related to feet.
I am very proud to have treated many elite and aspiring athletes from footballers to long distance runners and most recently we welcomed the Right to Dream Academy football team to the clinic, all the way from Africa.
In my personal life, I am married to Becky, the Practice Manager and Director and we have recently welcomed our son Samuel into the world. I have a very keen interest in motorbikes and my beloved Liverpool Football Club, which always leads to some interesting conversations since I moved to Manchester. I also enjoy walking and running up in the hills with our dog Roxie.
Hi, I’m Becky and I am the Director here at Davenport House Clinic.
Together Tony and I set up Davenport House Clinic in July 2008. Although not always easy Tony and I very much enjoy working together, especially as along the way we have been joined by some wonderful staff.
Although I grew up in Stalybridge, University and my work took me away from the area. When Tony and I saw Davenport House in 2007 we knew that home is definitely where the heart is! We worked tirelessly to renovate the clinic and have kept many of the original features including the floor in the Reception area. I am proud to say that the endless nights on my hands and knees paid off in the end!
I would say that the thing I bring most to my role is ensuring that we exceed patients expectations of their visit and as a nervous patient myself, I really understand the need for a friendly face.
In my life outside the clinic I am married to Tony and we have a son Samuel and we have recently had a new addition to our family, our wonderful daughter Robyn.
Kathryn GoodladPractice Manager
Hi, my name is Kathryn and I joined Davenport House Clinic in September 2009 as a Receptionist. I have recently started my new role as Practice Manager.
I grew up in Stalybridge and it is lovely to work in the town where I live and provide an excellent service to my local community.
I have years of customer service experience and enjoy building up a rapport with all patients, young and old. I understand that coming to the clinic may be a little daunting as with other medical appointments and I feel that my main job is to make each patient feel welcome and at ease. I work closely with the Reception and administration team to ensure that our patients are well looked after from start to finish and that the practice runs smoothly on a daily basis. You’ll often find me on our clinic Facebook and Twitter feeds – I do hope I keep you entertained with our posts.
Outside of work I am married to Brett and we have a wonderful daughter who certainly keeps us on our toes! In my spare time I enjoy running, going to the cinema, shopping (particularly for shoes!) and eating out with my family.
Hi, I’m Jill and I am a Physiotherapist at Davenport House Clinic.
I have extensive experience in the Public and Private sector, my most recent role being an Occupational Extended Scope Physiotherapist for Greater Manchester Police. I have also worked with representative and club rugby teams of various ages. I enjoy working with a variety of clients from the sportsperson to the Occupational athlete, tailoring the rehabilitation process to the individual and their role.
I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Manchester University and maintain my professional development by attending courses and conferences.
Outside of work I was until recently a high-level rugby player, playing in the premiership and representing both Lancashire and the North-West in National competitions. I now enjoy going to the gym, playing Netball, camping and walking with my husband Sean and chocolate Labrador Harvey.
Hi I’m John I am one of the physiotherapists here at Davenport House Clinic.
I have a range of experience throughout NHS, private and sports physiotherapy. I have previously worked locally at Tameside General Hospital as a rotational physiotherapist where I developed my hands on skills in assessment and manual therapy techniques in their outpatient department.
I have previously volunteered at numerous amateur and semi-professional football teams working with a range of injuries from acute muscle strains to fractures and developing exercise programmes suitable to the individual.
I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy and have completed an APPI Pilates level 1 and 3 courses.
Outside of work I have always played a competitive level of football since a young age alongside going to the gym and long distance running to keep fit. It’s not however all sport and fitness as I enjoy eating out and binge watching TV series!
Nick ColeSports Therapist
Nick joined the clinic in 2015 and provides Therapeutic/Sports Massage.
Nick has a Degree in Sports Rehabilitation and is a member of BASRaT, the UK regulator for Sports Rehabilitation. He has a wealth of experience gained with Professional Football Clubs, within team sports at a well-established private school and specialist sports injuries clinics. In addition Nick has completed placements with Orthopaedic Consultants within surgery and orthopaedic and fracture clinics and he has worked with the NHS Sports Rehabilitation Team providing diagnosis and treatment of injuries.
Daniela AlbaSports Therapist
Hi, I’m Daniela and I am the new Sports Massage Therapist for Davenport House Clinic.
I have a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, a diploma in Sports Massage and I am soon to be a physiotherapist on completion of my postgraduate Physiotherapy Masters degree in the next 2 years.
I have a wide range of experience working as a therapist with Rugby Clubs and within elite sport as well as within physiotherapy in the NHS. I am committed to continuing to enhance my professional development and have completed external qualifications in APPI pilates, electrotherapy and complementary therapies.
Outside of work I love dancing, general fitness and travelling. I enjoy building relationships with clients and making them feel comfortable. I strive to provide a professional and friendly service as well as extending my skills and expertise.
Hi am Anthony. I have worked in the field of Podiatry since 2002. I have specialist knowledge in the area of children’s and adult’s biomechanics.
I am committed to continual personal development and have post graduate qualifications at master’s degree level. I am a lecturer for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the field of podiatry biomechanics. As part of this role I train other Podiatrists working in private practice and in the NHS.
One of my post graduate courses is a qualification in steroid injection therapy.
Outside of work I enjoy attending football matches and spending time with my young family.
Hello, my name is Liza. I have worked for 17 years as a HCPC Podiatrist and have worked both in the Private sector and NHS and have extensive experience in all areas of Podiatry. For the last 9 years I have worked as a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at a local university.
I absolutely love my chosen profession and feel privileged to work with a great team in a magnificent building and professional environment. Many people are often apprehensive about having their feet treated for the first time and I understand that this can be a barrier in seeking treatment from a podiatrist.
In my spare time I love reading about all things spiritual and holistic, walking out in nature and try my best to improve my Iyenga yoga practice. I am particularly interested in combining a more integrated approach to the management of foot pain involving mindfulness and am pursuing more training in additional holistic treatments to integrate in to the management of chronic strain patterns below the knee.
Hi, I’m Louise and I am a Podiatrist at Davenport House Clinic.
I qualified in 2003 from the University of Huddersfield and since then have worked within the NHS and Private sectors. I have gained further qualifications in Children’s Feet, Neurological Conditions and Clinical Biomechanics.
I keep myself up to date attending courses on a regular basis so that I can offer the best treatments for my patients. I have recently attended courses on ankle mobilisation, sports podiatry and pelvic examination.
I enjoy all aspects of Podiatry, but most importantly I enjoy seeing and treating all the patients we see at clinic. I love spending time getting to know each person individually and providing a friendly, yet professional approach to my practice.
When not in clinic I love watching football, but most of my time is spent with my husband and running around after our 2 children.
Hi, my name is Katherine and I joined the clinic in 2016 as a Receptionist.
I have extensive customer service experience and have in all of my prior positions endeavored to provide an exceptional service and this continues to be my main focus. During my short time here at the clinic it has been a pleasure getting to know the patients and of course the staff/practitioners. It gives me great satisfaction helping anyone in the clinic either by ensuring the patients feel welcome and have a good experience or by supporting the day to day running of the practice.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two daughters aged 14 and 12, when I am not chauffeuring my girls to all their activities we enjoy days out, walking and Sunday lunches. I am also an Ambassador for Tropic Skincare.
Hello, my name is Becky and I am a Receptionist at Davenport House Clinic.
I joined the clinic in 2015 following an extensive career in the automotive trade. I have a wealth of customer service experience that I have brought to my role at the clinic.
My role at the clinic is varied – no two days are the same! I enjoy meeting new people and I’ve met some really wonderful people since starting at the clinic. It’s great to be able to interact with our patients and get to know them on a personal level. My aim is to make every visitor to the clinic feel welcome and to help them in any way possible.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling with my partner and our young son. We visit the seaside often and always look forward to our trips out.