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Meet the Bury Team

10 March 2021

Hello from the Bury team!


We are really excited to tell you more about the fantastic team working in our new Bury clinic.  Our team between them has over 100 years experience of working in sport having represented clubs such as team GB, Manchester City FC and England Rugby.


We believe we are different because our team works together to offer a range of services under one roof,  including podiatry and biomechanical gait assessment, Women’s health, Pilates, massage, shockwave therapy, and rehab.  This range of experience and specialities means we aim to offer you a complete healthcare solution to your problem, and help to not only solve your problem but prevent or help manage future issues.


We have invested in the facilities such as a Pilates studio with a reformer Pilates plinth, four private treatment rooms, gait assessment technology and a rehab gym to enable our team to provide the best level of care.


So read below for more information about the Altius team at Bury.
You can contact our Bury team on 0161 401 1000 or email


Doug Jones – Director


Founder and owner of Altius Healthcare Doug has been a Physiotherapist for over twenty years having worked for fifteen years as a head physiotherapist for a number of professional rugby clubs including Sale Sharks, London Wasps and England Rugby.


Having worked in Manchester since 2006, with roles including physio manager at Spire Manchester, Doug has developed very close working relationships with leading consultants in the North West area.  Doug will be practising for a day in our Bury Clinic as well at our Hale and Manchester clinics and in his additional role as High Performance Manager at Stoke City Football Club.


Stu Campbell – Podiatrist/Foot and Ankle Specialist


Stu Campbell is a consulting practitioner in elite sport and he also works as an advanced practitioner in the NHS as a lower limb, foot and ankle specialist; this involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions from hip to foot.   He has lectured at University in MSK sport and pathology and continues to remain active in education on a consulting basis with a passion for passing on what he has learnt to others.


Stu is currently continuing to study Podiatric surgery at university, this advance level of anatomy and end stage care provides him with additional knowledge in diagnosing and treating his patients and athletes.  Practical application of knowledge and outcome-based treatment plans are key to his success and there is always a justification for his actions which is a shared process with his patients.


Sam Hatton: Physiotherapist


Since joining the Altius Team in 2019 as a physiotherapist, Sam is working full-time in our Hale and Bury clinics. Sam is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has a special interest in return-to-sport management for Altius. Sam is also the Head Physiotherapist at Chorley Football Club.


Alan Raw: Senior Physiotherapist and Chiropodist


Alan has worked in profession sport for over thirty five years, during this time he has worked at Southend United, Bury FC, Manchester City FC and Wigan Warriors Rugby Club.  During his time in sports he has gained wide experience in deal with all types of injuries, working with athletes and guiding them through to returning to full fitness and back to their sport.


He is currently working with GB Taekwondo and Karate Olympic teams, travelling all over the world to events and competitions.


Alan has also worked in professional boxing looking after several world champions including Ricky Hatton, Scott Quigg and Anthony Crolla.



Kirsty Batchelor: Senior Physiotherapist, Women’s Health Specialist and Mummy MOT Practitioner.


Kirsty is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health. Kirsty can help with conditions and symptoms including urinary urgency or incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, pelvic floor weakness, diastasis recti and pregnancy related pain.


Kirsty is dedicated to empowering everyone to exercise during and after pregnancy and is an advanced pregnancy and postnatal wellness and Mummy MOT practitioner. Kirsty is also a qualified Pilates instructor and offers one to one antenatal and postnatal Pilates.



Charlotte Daws: Sports Rehabilitator and Pilates Instructor


Charlotte will be expanding her Pilates classes within our brand new Bury Pilates studio.  With a masters in Sports Exercise and Medicine, Charlotte will be hosting high level rehabilitation classes.  Charlotte has been teaching Pilates for nearly 5 years, starting her matwork training with APPI, and more recently continuing her learning on the Pilates reformer.


Pilates is a great form of low intensity exercise, aiming to teach you more about your body, whilst improving full body strength and mobility with a large focus around the core and spine.  Pilates is also great for improving balance, coordination, and posture.  Charlotte was drawn to Pilates from her fascination of the human body, and how we all require different cues, visuals and modifications when learning about ourselves and the way we move.  Pilates is something she incorporates regularly into her work within our Hale and Bury clinics, and her work in the sports world with British Cycling Paracycling team and Stoke FC.  She has even used Pilates to rehab her own injuries along the way!


Ashley Stott: Senior Physiotherapist


Ashley has over five years of physiotherapy experience across the NHS, private practice, and elite level Rugby and Football. He currently also works for the NHS, practicing at an Advanced Clinical level, and has experience working closely alongside Orthopaedic surgeons. Ashley is currently undergoing masters modules in Advanced Physiotherapy practice and will complete his Injection therapy qualifications very soon. He has a special interest in rehabilitation for high level athletes, with interests in field/court sports, running, cycling, and functional fitness.


Colin Rigby: Sport Masseur and Rehab


One of our generations greatest runners joins the Altius team, now practising as a sports therapist and masseuse. Our ex-patient, turned clinically trained sports therapist and masseuse, is now working in Bury as well as his additional role providing treatment at Chorley Football club.


Francine Hatton: Receptionist


Francine is our front of house at Bury and will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have.


Contact us now for a consultation